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9/24/2020 c3 Lady Erulisse
Awwweeeee so lovely! What an amazing read! It’s always a joy to read a Susan chapter! I really love how you portrayed the professor in this whole story! Thank you for your wonderful creation!
9/24/2020 c2 Lady Erulisse
Sighhhh... another stunningly beautiful chapter. This gave me so much courage. I need “Be just, be gentle, be valiant” plastered on my wall now. Was there any particular reason you put them in the order they’re in? My brain wants to put it in age order (gentle, just, valiant) but I suppose it’s very likely you had your own plan when writing them this way! Or maybe it was just random lol. Either way, powerful phrase!
9/21/2020 c3 64Sophia the Scribe
What an interesting idea! I can really see how Jill and Susan's personalities might clash, and Susan being concerned enough about it (and wanting to remedy it!) to go to the Professor for advice is really lovely.

(Of course, it also brings up the question of when exactly she fell away...a lot of authors put it right around VDT, but here you've made her still quite firmly Narnian after SC. Of course, there could be quite a lot of time between SC and LB for it to happen...I'm not sure Lewis ever specifies that timeline, and if he does, one could of course ignore it as noncanonical, as I do with the paltry 15-year Golden Age!)

Also, did Susan give Jill&Eustace the archery lessons mentioned in LB?

VDMA,
Sophia
9/19/2020 c3 4SouthwestExpat
It would be harder to get to know a Narnian champion who was a stranger - after all, Susan knew Eustace from before, and Narnia changed him for the better. His remaining bad traits are at least familiar, and remembering what he was like before softens them. Susan is starting from scratch with Jill, which is a very different sort of relationship, and I can see where those two would rub each other the wrong way...
9/19/2020 c1 Lady Erulisse
Honestly I don’t think I can properly express just how deeply I loved this. Your stories always bring me so much joy and this one was no exception! I know there’s a Susan chapter coming up and I am SO excited to read that one! Comfort/Advice stories with parental figures always do me in. They’re so touching! Sighhhh ok gonna read one
6/17/2020 c2 64Sophia the Scribe
Really lovely story. You characterized Peter, Edmund, and the Professor perfectly. Great job!
VDMA,
Sophia the Scribe
4/9/2020 c2 32Feux follet
I want to thank you for this. It was so beautifully written, it really moved me close to tears. The way you describe each brother, and the professor, all unique in their own way. The way you let us know about their fears and concerns ... It was really touching, thank you for it!
1/7/2020 c2 68WillowDryad
This is so good. So touching. So exquisite. This is Peter going to war.
1/7/2020 c2 4SouthwestExpat
Since the Professor is a well-read man who describes himself as an eccentric, I can definitely see him being familiar with Hemmingway long before Hemmingway was famous :)

I really liked Digory's recollection of Polly - she's quite a spitfire...her frustration with Susan reminds me with my sister a few years ago...being so angry about a very real problem, but finding the right situations and people to vent to can be a challenge...

It would be very different for Peter, enlisting in the British armed forces from being High King - the surface differences of weaponry and tactics, but more deeply...as a private, or whatever his rank is - he won't be making the decisions he used to. Since this is the British Army in WWII, and the war is well underway, there's not many moral qualms, but...it's no longer the High King's place to decide if a war is just or not, if the cost is worth it. It's his place to take orders and carry them out to the best of his ability. It's a strange situation - a young man used to supreme command under Aslan now has little to no authority...yet he is used to kneeling under authority - just now the authority will be more immediate...

Slight critique - maybe I'm misreading it, but it seemed to me that Professor Kirke was implying Peter has never fought men in Narnia. This is after Prince Caspian, so he's dueled Miraz and fought the Telmarine army...maybe I'm reading too much into that...

"Bring him home..." I haven't seen the musical for Les Mis but I've heard the soundtrack...if you could queue that song at the end...
1/6/2020 c1 Anonymousme
I'm a little confused. VotDT takes place two years in our time after LWW. If LWW is set in 1940, then PC would be a little more than a year after, 1941, since LWW presumably takes place in the summer and PC is just as the Pevensies are sent to boarding school (for the first time for Lucy, who would be nine then), and schools tend to begin at the end of summer to beginning of fall, depending. VotDT, when Peter was studying for the University with the Professor, is set less than a year later, in about the summer of 1942, so Peter would be fifteen then, preparing for entering University at the Professor's, and you know where the other three of the Four were. If Peter was studying for Uni then, I must admit that I find it rather odd that he would throw all his prep and 'swotting' away to voluntarily enlist a year or three later. He's an adult, for crying out loud! I'm not sure, but I believe that England allowed University students to be exempt from the war, and you know Edmund would have done all in his power to keep Peter from going, for the exact same reason you wrote about - he can't go with him because of the law, and even if they enlisted even together, they might not be placed together. (Sentimental Star wrote about this, and in her stories the compromise was made: Peter would try to get into a University, but if he was called up, he would go.) If you're interested, a good book for WW...one, actually...is the last in the Anne of Green Gables series, Rilla of Ingleside. To get back on topic, based on all the aforementioned details, is this a slight AU where Peter enlists instead of studying for Uni with the Professor? Just asking. Also, sorry for my long absence. Merry late Christmas and Happy late New Year!
1/5/2020 c1 68WillowDryad
Lovely as always. I know Peter going to war alone would be hard for Edmund to take. I'm so glad the Professor reminded him that he also was a king and he had also done kingly things after Narnia.
1/5/2020 c1 4SouthwestExpat
Letting goallowing someone dear to you to make a decision that is the right one, yet could be fatal...I hadn't done the math but if Peter was able to enlist while the war was still on-going, I definitely believe he would have. And how awful that would have been for Edmund. It's not easy to see any loved one go off to war but when you are used to being with them and now not being able to do what has always been your duty...I'm glad the Professor was able to talk with Edmundat University or on the battlefield, Peter is always between Aslan's paws, as are we all...
1/5/2020 c1 Guest
Love it
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