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Review:Violet Gryfindor says:
Oh wow, this is amazing! It shows the beauty of their friendship and his love without making it too mushy or sentimental; it's a very sweet fluff, but that ending keeps it bittersweet. I can't think of anything to critique in this - it's perfect in so many ways.

It's interesting how Lily is so childlike in this, from weaving dandelions to her response to Snape. I like this portrayal of her - very innocent and almost angelic, which is how Snape always seems to see her, without flaw. We can't know what she was thinking when she heard him pretty much profess his love to her, but how she responds can be interpreted in so many ways. She doesn't seem to love him in a romantic way, though, only as a very close friend. But even Snape at the end treats her like a child, "not having the heart" to tell her the bitter side of his feelings. He knows that they can't be together even then, and it's a very moving way to finish the story.

Sorry, I've rambled on without actually saying anything of substance. The writing style here can only be described as beautiful - it's so light and dreamy, which creates the perfect atmosphere for the scene. I love Snape/Lily stories like this - short scenes between them, especially from Snape's point of view. Yours is a wonderful example of how the ship can be portrayed. ^_^

Author's Response: Ah! Even though I requested this review from you, the fangirl inside me still does a little sqeal of delight every time I read one of your reviews, Susan :P Thank you so much! I'm enormously happy you were able to absorb that much from so few words - I was afraid, perhaps, that my message would be lost in brevity. But that's exactly the way I wanted to portray Lily in Snape's eyes - childlike in her easy wonder, cherubic almost. And I'm glad you don't mind the ambiguity in Lily's response; I feel like there are so many moments still missing in their backstory that we can't possibly know what really transipred between them (although my weakness for tragically doomed romances wants me to believe this was the closest they ever got to some sort of reciprocated feeling). Anyway, now I'm rambling! Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always an encouragement ^_^

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