She was so going to Azkaban. Haha.
I love Beth and Snape's mutual awkward. They're both so good at awkward, and also so good at pretending to be smooth. I love that he didn't even really know anything, and yet it paralyzed her a bit.
I love your Peter. Have I said that? He fits. (It's fun to write him when he fits, I think.) Oh, and Remus! I was actually a little shocked to see him be so cavalier about the whole thing, even being the go-between, because he's obviously going to be in the most trouble if Severus (or anyone) ever really does find out. Interesting. And there is definite Siribeth happening here, Jane! (Please tell me I'm not the only one to say that.)
You know I ship Snily hard, but that little moment with James was too cute. I almost giggled at the thought of it. I love that it's innocent and not drowned in over-the-top romance, like I see so often in Jily stories. (They are, after all, students.)
...and yet I knew something bad was coming, and that it would involve Severus. Oh, dear. Quick on the uptake, that one. And poor Beth! I feel so bad for her, not knowing the full Snape/Lily story and feeling so caught in the middle of everything. I really hope she gets a moment of her own soon ♥
Fabulous! I'll be back sometime soon!
Author's Response: Beth and Snape really are kind of the masters of awkward conversation, aren't they? They're rather similar in that respect -- that, and that they operate almost solely on mutual misunderstandings. Buuut I'm getting ahead of myself there. ;)
I'm so happy you like Peter here! I'll admit, I'm really not a huge fan of his character -- but one thing I set out to do intentionally in this story was to write him without bias. There must have been SOME reason James and Sirius wanted him around at all, and although it required a bit of digging, I wanted to find out what that was. :) As for Siribeth... HAAA. ♥ Oh, you are by /far/ not the only Siribeth shipper, but my lips are sealed as to what happens to that little plot in the future. You'll have to see!
Another thing I concentrated on in this story was making this story's romantic bits, when they appeared, natural and innocent. Because they are, as you say, students, and there are enough romance-soaked stories out there for me to want to try a shot at making things as realistic as possible. So your comments to that end really are so appreciated!
Snape/Beth moments are approaching... eventually. :3 Thank you so much for reviewing this story for me!! I love hearing your opinions, and really do value them. I can't wait to hear what you've got to say about future chapters, too! I can't tell you what it means to me!!