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Review:PhoenixPulse says:

Absolutely-freaking-tutely BEAUTIFUL!

I honestly admire how you portrayed Snape here. His feelings are so contradicting, but it matches his complex personality so well, and his selfishness, and bitterness. I guess you can say, as a whole, this one-shot was bitter sweet. In a good way!

And Snape's hateful yet remorseful feeling towards James. I loved that. To me, reading his view on James just made him as much more human than how he viewed Lily. You portrayed a man with the blood in his hands, and regretted it. He may not have liked it, but he regretted it...and that was what made it realistic. I don't think Snape could ever wish James dead. It's too crude and inhuman. Your perspective through the writing feels more of a real insight.

And Snape's feelings towards Harry is deep. I loved it, how he had some internal/emotional conflict surging through him, and I think you worded that perfectly. I could feel the pain of both love and hate, and that's probably one of the few strongest emotional vibes you can place in a reader. His confusion in's so beautiful.

The only small thing I'm going to complain about it the use of pronouns. There were times when I wasn't sure if you were talking about James or Snape, so there were certain places in the piece where I would have to read slowly and reread again to figure it out. Now, it isn't a horrid error because they weren't so bad as a problem, it just took time for some bits to read.

Overall, this was absolutely fantastic. And I'm going to have to say, this is probably one of your more strongest of fics. So much emotion and everything. I'm just honestly running out of words to say. Just. So. Bloody. GAH -- BEAUTIFUL!

Author's Response: I'm guessing you liked this one more than my other one? ;)
This one-shot was bitter-sweet, it was quite difficult for me to write!
Every time I read that Snape was happy that James died, I want to throttle something. Snape isn't some inhumane monster - so I made sure I wasn't one of those people who portrayed him as such. :p
The pronoun thing also confused me a few times, but I couldn't figure out how to reword it. :/ I think I may have another look at it soon because it needs it.
Anyway, thank you so much for leaving me another SPIFFTACULAR review! I was in such a good mood today because I'd seen them in the morning (but I was on my phone so I couldn't respond)! So anyway, thank you so much! :D

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