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Review:soufflegirl99 says:
This one shot is not only extremely moving, but definitely the best Snape one-shot I've read.

You summed up Snape's life brilliantly - perfectly capturing all the most memorable scenes in so much detail it effected the reader much more. The indepth description really created this emotional atomsphere, and definitely a kind of remorseful and nostalgic theme to this one shot.

The characterisation of Snape was beautifully done. I love how you showed streaks of both Slytherin and Gryffindor in him; Gryffindor by putting up with James' taunts, but then Slytherin for wanting to embarrass him in front of Lily. I also loved how much depth you added to him as a character; you made him so believable by adding this gentle side to him with Lily, and then this bitter side as well. I liked how Snape felt the patronus come out of him, how this mental image of Lily physically produced his patronus, from inside him, which shows how close Lily was to his heart.

I also loved how you included their thoughts of a future together - it made the ending even more tragic, that he longed for an ending with Lily, and I think it's so sweet the way they pictured working together. I liked how you tied in the crushing and slicing instructions, that are in the half blood prince book - that added a lovely touch.

Overall, a fantastic and riveting one shot. Awesome! :D

Author's Response: Hello!

Oh my goodness, I'm so happy you enjoyed this Snape one-shot! I'm glad you liked the nostalgic theme of Snape reflecting on his time with Lily. I imagine Snape thinking about his past mistakes and his potential with Lily a lot, proven by how he still loved her until the day he died.

Since Snape and Harry do have many similarities, I think it's important to bring out some of those Gryffindor traits that Snape possesses. I'm happy you picked up on those traits! I was a bit worried about his characterization so it's a relief to know you thought it was done well. He has so many sides of his personality to capture which can be difficult in just a one-shot.

Thank you so much for stopping by to review! I really appreciate it. =)

Alli


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