Hey hunny, I'm back! It seems you have already won me with this story because I found that I can't go more than one or two days without coming back and reading at least a chapter a day. The story is THIS good :P
Okai, on with the review then. First and foremost I LOVE how this is going. The flow is very good, the story seems well paced and you manage to handle the plot very well considering you have so much going on (three books planned!). I have a curiosity about something though. Remind me if I'm wrong, which I may be because my canon memory is a bit fuzzy (it's been to long since I last read the books), but didn't Severus find out about Remus being a werewolf during their fifth or third year? Or somewhere along those beginning years? I could be very wrong but I still have a feeling that it didn't happen in their seventh year...or did it? In any case, even if it did or didn't, that doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the story. Not at all! If anything, it adds to it :)
Oh Beth who are you trying to fool? You're more in love with Severus than ever! I just wish she'd start doing something to help defend him, to back him up. I find it way too difficult to read about how they treat him without pulling my hair out and imagining strangling the Marauders (only for a short while though because I love them too :P).
And pardon me Lily, I have always admired you and found you were a very sweet and caring person but you just don't do that. No one who has been such close friends with someone does that to them. She barely even thought it dignifying to talk to him, like he was under her level or something! You were close to him once girl! He was there for you when others were not. And if memory doesn't fail me this terribly, he was the one to show you what you were and how to adapt to the thought of what you were. And you go and do...this! I was very infuriated by Lily this chapter (which is good news for you since that means you've written it very well :D).
Can't wait to see what happens next. Until next time, please take care of Severus for me and allow him to have at least some sporadic happy moments :(
Author's Response: First of all -- I know that this response is really overdue, too. And I know that you said it's okay, but I still feel really bad that this has been sitting here for so long unanswered! And I'm still just so, so happy that you've enjoyed the story so much this far. ♥
It's great that you think the flow is good so far! Which is something I of course worry about, and I think all writers do. But anyway. Severus did find out about Remus earlier than I've written in this book, though, you are right -- I changed that for my own selfish purposes. :D
Ahaha, I'm glad you can see what Beth can't! Poor girl. I agree with you, though, that the Marauders' treatment of Snape in some instances was so infuriating. I think he probably provoked them at times, of course, so it's a two-way street, but there you have it. Confession: I didn't like Lily much in this chapter, either. Poor, poor Severus. :(
"Poor" is being used a lot in this response. :P Thank you so much for this review, though! Severus will be in good hands, I guarantee it. Or... well. I can't tell you what he's up to in book 3. You'll have to find out for yourself!!