This was quite a chapter! I loved getting into Sev's head a little bit, especially after everything that happened with the other Death Eaters and the muggle woman, and then seeing Beth right after that! Poor Sev definitely has a lot on his mind, and I love how you wrote the struggle he's going through because of it. It's not over the top, and has a kind of subtlety about it, if that makes sense. He has all these things that he's thinking about, and he doesn't know how he feels about a lot of them, even though he knows how he should feel.
And then the prophecy comes into play! I actually hadn't been thinking about that, but as soon as Trelawney came in, I remembered that Snape overheard her when she was with Dumbledore. I'm really not looking forward to the inevitable of James, Lily, and Harry's fates. I know you'll write it all brilliantly, of course, but that doesn't make it any easier, especially when you know it's coming! I'm also nervous to see how Severus uses his information, and what that does to his relationship with Beth. I just hope he doesn't get in too far over his head...
This was an excellent chapter, and this story just keeps getting darker, so I'm excited for future chapters, but also a little uneasy! Haha. Great work, as always! 10/10
Author's Response: Hi, Cassie! So, this response is a little late too, and I hope you can forgive me -- but again, I really appreciate that you still take the time to read stories from my page! :) And especially that even after all this time, you're still returning to this one!
The chapters that explore Sev's point of view were some of my favorites to write in this story, which I guess is natural, because writing him long-term was one of the reasons I wrote the trilogy in the first place. ;) He does feel very overwhelmed by his feelings, many of them conflicting, and not thinking is probably a lot less painful for him.
These chapters were SO hard to write -- there's a lot of conflicting canon about the prophecy and bits of the First Wizarding War that I needed to include! You'll see how Snape and Beth affect those events, too. ;) That's sort of what made it easier, knowing that I was in possession of two characters who changed enough events that it made it not particularly necessary to stick 100% to canon.
Dark is definitely the modus operandi, yes! But I'm glad you're enjoying it all the same. ♥ Thank you as always for a wonderful review; I really, really do appreciate reviews from you!