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Review:spreaddapoo93 says:

This one-shot is gorgeous; the words are so beautiful.

By being simplistic and concise, with the help of the ever-rare second-person voice, you weave some essential network throughout the entire piece - ever-connected, every thread as essential. The thoughts and the notions subtly peel away the skin and give a glimpse of the deep mysteries of the wonderful Severus Snape.

And with a glimpse, you show everything that needs to be shown. A glimpse of his past, of his home, of the budding love he will grow later on... It's astounding!

One of my (many) favourite quotes from here: "but you were already fighting a war that you could never win. Trying to stay sane in a world that wanted to take away everything that kept you together."

And for some strange reason, this one really gets to me as well, regarding Petunia: "the one whose smile was never as bright, whose words were never said quite so sweet."

While that says a lot about how bedazzled Severus is with darling Lily, it says just as much about Petunia, whom I always regarded as a tragic character. Her dullness, her too 'ordinariness', which I think Petunia knows about herself too well, which she silently despises, but embraces with no choice.

Much love!
~ spreaddapoo

Author's Response: Hi there! I'm so happy you liked this one shot!

Severus is an extremely hard character for me to sympathize with. I think JKR crafted him amazingly and I love the fact that he was such a grey character throughout, but the things he did in his adult life really make it a challenge for me to like him. So by choosing a to write about a time when he was still young and naive in such a terrible world made him so much easier for me to paint a sympathetic picture toward.

Your comments are so, so sweet. I can't tell you how much it means that you took the time to leave such a lovely, thought out review.

Thank you again ♥ Jami

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