Hello, I cam across this story and decided to review it, as it's about Snape, who's clearly very awesome!
I loved how you portrayed Snape's inability to accept that Lily no longer wanted to be friends with him, because no offence to Snape, but he does seemed to have a warped reality, so to think someone will forgive after you calling them the worst name possible! But you can't help but feel sorry for him!
It was really endearing to see how much Lily's death was still affecting him, and how much he truly loved and missed her. I thought it was great that you showed that he was happy, that she was happy with Potter, as I can't believe he was unhappy about that.
I thought it was interesting that you called Harry, Lily's son, as I always thought he associated Harry more with James than with Lily, I guess that may have changed after he met him!
I really liked this chapter, so I'm off to read the next! Kiana :)
Author's Response: I'm glad to see you by here! It's been a while since anyone's stopped by this collection in particular. ;) This was really the first time I set out to undertake Snape, too (besides the Writer's Duel, which almost doesn't count), so it's a sort of turning point on my author's page, I think.
You really can't help but feel sorry for Snape -- well, in my opinion. I know some disagree with me, but I fail to see how you can't have sympathy for him in some lights. He did some terrible things, and made some absolutely horrible decisions, but at the same time, he was NOT evil. His love for Lily was real; I have absolutely no doubts about this. As for Snape thinking of Harry as Lily's son -- I actually love that you brought that up. I'm of the opinion he consciously wanted to think of Harry as Lily's son, because he couldn't bear to think of him as anything else. In his mind, when Harry wasn't around, he would have been Lily's. But when Snape came face to face with him, he would have seen James's appearance, James's arrogance, and that was why he treated him so nastily (something people condemn him for, but let's be real -- so, so, so many people would do the /exact same thing/ in Snape's shoes, because that is a very human reaction).
Whew. Sorry -- when you get me started on the subject of Snape, it's often really hard for me to stop! I'm so glad you liked this chapter, and I hope you enjoy the other three, as well. Thank you for taking the time to review! ♥