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Review:Debra20 says:
Things are moving forward. We finally see Lily and Severus in classes and I was greatly pleased to see that she was that talented at Charms. If I remember correctly, Lily had been good at it in the books as well. And of course Snape with Potions.

I can't shake off the weird feeling I have seeing their roles reversed. Severus being surrounded by a group of of people cheering him on and not trying to hex him makes for a strange image. However, it's an amazing way to read the story through both their eyes. As I am fond of "what if's", this has always been a big interest for me: what if it had been different? What if Lily had been the one to fall in love with Snape? What if Severus had been left in peace by the Marauders? It's a great opportunity to put ourselves in their placed and feel the story even deeper.

On the other hand, we know it didn't happen like this and it's disheartening to see Lily's struggles to fit in, knowing that in fact they were Snape's. I honestly love him so much as a character, with all his goods and bads, that it pains me to witness his hurt, more-so through the eyes of Lily. I'm very eager to see how they both develop, both as individuals and as a relationship!

Author's Response: Yeah, I kept the talents canon. It's hard for me to picture a universe where Lily isn't skilled at Charms and Severus isn't a master potioneer :)

It is bizarre for him to be accepted, huh? I agree that it can be fun to explore the "what ifs," and that's half the beauty of writing AU. Sometimes I have to force myself away from canon and really let my imagination run wild.

Trust me, it hurt my feelings to hurt Lily like this. I love her and see her as so innocent and good-hearted, and so this portrayal was truly a challenge. I guess being able to give Snape a decent life balanced it out for me, though.

I'm so glad you're enjoying the story so far, and I do hope to hear from you again soon! Thanks for your fantastic review!

-Amanda


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