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A Million Times by stratosmacca A Million Times by stratosmacca
From the Half-Blood Prince novel:

"You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!"

"It's different," said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely--"

"But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times..."

And the meaning of Tonks's Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all.

"And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, "that I am too old for you, too poor... too dangerous..."

"I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back.

"I am not being ridiculous," said Lupin steadily. "Tonks deserves somebody young and whole."

"But she wants you," said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. "And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so."


I blame this entirely on the HBP audio book for reminding me of scenes that were cut from the film. I tried to kind of movie-ize the characters a bit, but obviously wasn't going for dead-on likenesses.

Anyway, just another quick sketch I added gray tones to. Remus and Tonks FTW!
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LadyClassical Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apparently JKR approved all the changes that were made from the books to the movies, so I ask myself, What on Earth was she thinking? Because so many good scenes got cut out!
Novester-Finch Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
One of many scenes that made my heart hurt. Thanks for bringing it to life.
icantdoanything1 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
this is my fav couple.why did they have to die!!!!!!!!!when i read that they died i imagined them lying next to each other holding hands.
Mahzinha46 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Remus got so amaaaziiing *-*
I just loove them.. they're the best couple ever![link]
GeryGarrido Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
God! I told you something.... today I finish to read Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince, and when I came to this part of the book, the first i thought was "I sure somebody has made a picture or a fanart about this moment.."
AgentArcticFox Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how on earth did harry think that tonks loved sirius?!? THEY'RE COUSINS IDIOT!
owkluvu Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, i always found them a cute pairing
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How old is Tonk's compared to Lupin ?
GosshikuDirisu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
She is 13 years younger
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wrong message!D8
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure!8DDD Any special bg?^^
WildflowerTheWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The expessions are so awesome! In my drawings, there are never emotions D:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Finally, a picture of "cute goth girl" Tonks!

I was really tired of blue-haired Tonks pics.
BookWizard Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
Love this! of everything the left out in the end of the sixth movie, this was the one scene i was dieing to see, and they didn't put it in :(
xkelbix Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too!! :'(
lovelylestrange Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sooo amazing!!! :iconilavplz:
justjukka Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I just finished reading this part! I love your interpretation of the scene. :)
kingtransformo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing!
DoraLupinTonks Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
adoro esta escena es mi favorita del libro hehehe la cara ke pone Harry asi como ke "OMG i can't belive it" pero desps de tanta necedad el acepto y de nuevo en mesnos de tres meses otro conflicto pero con ayuda de Harry, Rem volvio con Tonks y el suertudo de Harry fue elegido padrino de Teddy jejeje
lo siento no hablo muco inglÚs y tarda mucho poner el commment en inglÚs oporke tengo ke usar el traductor jejeje pero uy buen fanart
findURpassion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
I Looooveee it!! It's AMAZING FOREVER!! :D It's my new Wallpaper! :D
EmNicolee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
So amazing. Its captured so brilliantly. Well done! :meow: Keep it up.
elevenismydoctor Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I pictured it exactly like that! It'sbeautiful.
rhodestwins Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
i like harry -but he look like james with out the scar- which is kindda scarry dont u think?
~rhodestwin 1
hakusonlygirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Really amazing drawing, captured the moment perfectly!
MidnightTwin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
This is so adorable!
StarWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I love it! Its just as I pictured it in the book!
Stargateluv Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
This is amazing!
SnarkyPhiles Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Really amazing job! I love Tonk's hair and Lupi- oh he looks cut up- is really awesome!
xkelbix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is y im waiting til ive seen all films to read the books. coz when i did start reading the 1st, i started to hate the film. this way i can enjoy both :P
Jordyn4197 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
This is so amazing I almost peed myself.

Lol jk jk... But this is real good.
AmusedSnorer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
oh remus! love his body language and facial expression!
whataboutren Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I forgot all about that part of the book.
Thank you for this wonderful piece of artwork, and for making me tear up.
BlackWingedDemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Oh, I remember reading the scene the first time. It was so surprising and amazinginly sweet at the same time. ♥
TypicalWatson Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Great show of emotion :)
PotterMinion345 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Samui619 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
yaaay! Tonks and Lupin, i was so annoyed this wasnt in the movie!!!
Teepsie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
It is rather movie-like. I mean they look like they do in the movie...
and Harry at the back is like: WTF is going on here!?!?!?!?!?!
KimmitheHealer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
You've portrayed this scene perfectly! Well done! :D
brandi3981 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Melesifant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
secret-potter-adict Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
That's one of my favourite parts of the whole series! And they're by far my favourite couple :) Great job :+fav:
fabala-the-artist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
GO TONKS!!!! amazing :) Remus's expression is perfect.
Kate-917 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
This is completely and utterly mindblowing-ly good! I was so mad when they cut all Tonks/Lupin out of the movie, except for that one scene NOT EVEN IN THE BOOK... where Tonks had 3 lines. most just one word. I love this ship and wanted more. they had better include more in the Deathly Hallows... But LOVE THIS!!!
cheesylily02 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student General Artist
wow... great artwork!

the scene was cut out from the HBP film?! (i know i'm rather late, but i haven't seen it yet.)
Lalikaa Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
I love this scene in the book, and you drew it so beautifully. :'D
PurplePancakes Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I so wanted this scene to be in the film

graaah hated it ><

Tonks and Lupin are best and everything important is missing!

Great great drawing love it
roby-boh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional
Oh it's so sad we didn't see anything about this on screen :(
Lovely sketch btw!
stratosmacca Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)

And yeah, it is sad we didn't get to see it onscreen. Hopefully they'll get more screentime in the DH films.
roby-boh Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional
yes, I hope so me too!
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