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Review:TidalDragon says:
Howdy!

I am a fan of AU fics and this one intrigued me. I'm trying to push myself to read more out of my "comfort zone" and Snape turning out to be decent to Harry would be big for me because I've never come around to liking him partly because he remained so cruel to Harry for no legitimate reason.

At any rate, I was glad to see that despite the premise of the story you did not immediately cut through Snape's negative feelings toward Harry and the disdain he felt toward having to help him. I think that part was helped on by the way you tried to carefully portray Dumbledore in the scene where Snape is tasked to search for him. It was also a bold move just to write Dumbledore in my book. He is such a unique character with unique language and mannerisms, so I am impressed you're taking a shot at him (personally I always avoid him because I think he'd be incredibly difficult to get right).

I do hope that Snape's concern at Harry's condition does not morph too quickly into the positive, mentoring relationship you mention in the summary as I think that might be a little rushed. Still, it's good to see a glimpse of a more human side of Snape this early in the story (since its AU before 2nd year). I'm interested to see how that relationship evolves and how Snape overcomes the misconceptions that are the inspiration for the title of the tale.

Thanks for sharing!

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