Whoa, I honestly did not see that ending coming. That twist ending was incredible.
Wow this was really good.
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D
Your characterization of Snape is amazing! I think you really got inside his head and explained the events perfectly, especially since it was written pre-DH, you predicted canon very well!
I'm sorry to say that I would leave the last couple lines off. It's a great twist, but it doesn't feel right with the rest of the story.
Author's Response: Thanks Kristen! It was interesting writing a story from his POV, because I had always strongly disliked him (unlike most of my fellow Ravenclaws!). I'm glad you thought I did well! And I didn't really predict canon, I was just going off what Jo had already shown us. As for leaving off the twist at the end - the whole story was actually written for the twist, so it would sort of defeat the process. Obviously, if I had been writing it post-DH, I would have left it to a simple Snape-POV fic of that night. But I just wanted to have a little fun with one of my theories! Thankyou very much for the review!
This is excellent! I really enjoyed this story.
You could almost make this canon compliant, though. It amazes me sometimes how people's theorising ends up so close to the truth.
There isn't really anything I can say. Your characterisation of Severus was excellent. He's just the way I imagine him. I have nothing really constructive to say, so I'll leave it at that.
Wonderful story, Phia! :)
Author's Response: Thankyou Maia! I was actually a bit concerned about his characterisation, I thought it was a bit ordinary, so I'm really glad you liked it! Thanks for your review!
Not true!!! Boo
Author's Response: No kidding? Is that what the AU and Book 7 Disregarded warnings mean? My my. I am so sorry. Ha. This is my first spam review. Now i can see why they're so annoying.
*dances* Yes, it's up! I really did love this fic, you did such a great job characterizing Sevy. And even though the last few lines are very AU and out-there, it certainly makes the story unique. :D
Author's Response: Thankyou so much! Now, next mission: Who Knew! I think I may just do what you did with LoaA and make it AU. But, I should let you know that I have a Challenge submission that needs beta'ing! And a Romeo/Juliet bunny hopping around! No rest for you, my dear! Love Phia
An interesting view on Snape's state of mind as he did what he had to do. Not as i imaginged it but it fits and works quite well.
Of course that last line is not cannon but we can ignore that...
Author's Response: Thanks very much! I have always hated Snape (unlike my Ravenclaw house members- they're all in love with him) but he is a very interesting character, and there were so many people insisting on his innocence before DH came out that I wanted to see if I could make it work in a fic. Thanks again for the great review!
Wowee, was definitely not expecting that last line. Now you've got me wishing that something like that had actually happened in canon. Would have certainly been very unexpected.
I like that it's written in first person and the tense it's in. It definitely works and seems almost poetic. Loved this fic. :)
Author's Response: Thanks so much! I had a much more complicated explanation at first, but it lost its punch, so I tried to keep it a complete mystery right til the last couple of sentences. I'm so glad you liked it! And I find first person to be the easiest for getting into the character's head- kind of like being an actor. I was immeasurably flattered by you saying that you wished it had happened in canon! Thankyou SO much! You have no idea how happy this review made me! Thanks, Tash. Love Phia.