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Review:RonsGirlFriday says:
This is quite possibly the loveliest unrequited Snape/Lily I have ever read! As much as I adore that ship, it can get difficult to find good fics dealing with it. Sometimes they can be overdone, or awkward, or whatever else. This was just beautiful. It really brought to life Snape's isolation and loneliness and pining. Definitely one of the best characterizations of Snape I've ever read.

I can has this line please?? - But the fading embers in the fire glow with the vivacity of her hair, and when they die they are the same shade as his.

-weeps-

Actually, there were quite a lot of lines that I loved, but if I began quoting them, I'd be quoting pretty much the whole chapter.

Even though you're writing about this filthy, lonely place, the writing is lyrical and pure. It's an awesome contrast. I love the theme about how "nothing has a chance in Spinner's End." To me, that fits Snape perfectly because I'll bet he always believed he never really had a chance with Lily due to his circumstances. The privileged, well-loved boy got the girl, rather than the impoverished, abused boy.

-weeps again-

Just so lovely, evocative, and impeccably written. Favoriting immediately.

xoxo
Melanie

Author's Response: That is high praise indeed! I've read a couple myself and I can't help loving how absolutely tragic it is. I think that makes me a bad person XD. I think the trick is not dragging it out to much and first person can probably over-angst it. Although, I went for third because I couldn't write Snape properly in a million years :P. However, I'm glad that you think that Snape still managed to seem believable.

Okays, but only because you started weeping. SNAPE/LILY IS SO SAD. I honestly believe the unrequited Snape/Lily was some of the best material in the series. Truly unbelievable.

You're swelling my head right up, Melanie XD.

Just imagining living there has me depressed. It seems so completely bleak and hopeless and I have no doubt that Snape would have blamed it. The shame with him was that he believed he couldn't change or be anything better.

We're just making each other wail here -laughs through tears-

Okay, so, you're far too nice to me and I'm not quite sure what to say apart from that you are AMAZING. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it ^_^.

Jane
xx


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