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Review:Jchrissy says:
It has taken me entirely too long to get here but yay Iím here!

I think this is one of those moments in Snapeís life that people tend to stay away from. The kind of pain he mustíve been in is unfathomable. Then not living to see everything they had set place fall together (he and Dumbledore that is) and it being a snake bites of all things that does him in... thereís just so much that I canít imagine knowing where to begin.

The idea that Snape has been taken back to a more happy place in his own memory, somewhere that his life hasnít taken all the turns it did and heís still left with Lily, is such a sweet one. I canít imagine him dreaming of anything other than the small moments of happiness he and Lily shared, and I think you chose those so perfectly.

Just being around her, getting to know her, having her there in Hogwarts and working side by side, it all makes you wonder how he could have ever chosen his friends over her. But still, even in this, sheís never fully his. Theyíre young and friends and cares about each other, and itís obvious he wants so much more of her, that maybe never being able to have that made him choose not severing his friendship with the DE in favor of theirs. Or maybe he just thought he needed some sense of power after being made powerless for so long.

This one shot really makes you think about the sort of pain Severus must have spent his life in. Your AN says exactly what Iím thinking; heís such a complex character.

I think youíve written this in such a gorgeous style. You donít slip into Severusís cold nature at all, but you also donít make him too loving. You balanced a perfect line, and that combined with your really lovely writing just made this such an awesome read.

I canít wait to see what you come up with next! ♥

Author's Response: Hi Jami!

I actually really like reading stories about Snape's death because it seems like this is one of the only times we get to see who he truly is. He doesn't have a mask up when he talks to Harry for the last time, and that's one of the reasons I love this moment. I'm really glad you enjoyed the memories I chose of Snape and Lily together. I think Snape probably thought about all of the heartbreak in his life much more than these more simple times, but in his death his happy memories of Lily could really help him find peace.

I agree, it is hard to imagine why Snape would ever chose his friends over Lily. I think maybe Snape figured Lily would come around and he would be able to have both. I really don't think he ever thought it through fully. I'm so glad you thought the characterization of Snape was okay. It was difficult to find that balance between trying to stick to canon but also showing a more warm side of his personality. Thank you so much for taking the time to review!


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