I read thelast review and I don't know what to think abut that... True, if it wasn't for Seveus, Voldemort would not have known of the prophecy, but if it wassn't for Trelawny, there wouldn't have been a prophecy for Severus t hear. In the end, I think it's all about the prophecy because the boy mentioned could have been Neville or Harry...
Author's Response: True, true. And then there wouldn't be any story for us to read. So let's be thankful to Voldemort for choosing Harry. ;-)
I think what you did was just fine!(:
Author's Response: Wow, sorry, I don't visit this site very often anymore, so I didn't see your review. I was having some trouble logging in for a while, but it seems to be okay now. I'm glad you liked the story, and thank you for the review!
I never seriously considered what would have happened had there been no Severus Snape. Would Lily and James have died at all? Would Harry know of his destiny? Would the prophesy be the same? Would someone else have the future of the wizarding world on his/her shoulders? Very interesting. Maybe I'll write something about that. Good story.
Author's Response: If there had been no Severus Snape, there would be no Harry Potter series. After Star Wars episodes I-III came out George Lucas tried to claim that the whole series was really about Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. I think the Harry Potter series is really about Severus Snape. Without him the series could not exist because there would be no story to tell.'rnrnThanks for the review.
Nice work. I found the sorting hats perspective ratehr interesting. :)
Author's Response: In OotP the Sorting Hat sings the song with the warning. Ron asks how can it know that Hogwarts is in danger if it's a hat. Nearly Headless Nick points out that since the SH lives in Dumbledore's office, it is bound to overhear things. I sort of expanded on this idea and added the thought that the Sorting Hat is sort of omniscient. It can't control anybody's actions, but it can influence events by how it places them in their Houses.rnrnThanks for the review. Sorry I was so long in responding. I was offline for months when I was pregnant and recently have been busy with a newborn and a preshooler.
Lovely fanfic for my favourite character. You hit the nail on the head with him fitting in all the houses but where would HP be without him being head of Slytherin? Liked the Albus touch at the end, showed the human in him.
Author's Response: "where would HP be without him being head of Slytherin?" Yes, this was the Hat's point. I started to wonder what would have happened if Severus had not become a DE, had not heard the prophecy, had not warned Dumbledore, take your pick of a point on the timeline. The possibilities became mind-boggling. Who knows where HP would be if things had not happened exactly as they did? I really like to think that Severus and Albus became friends who could be on a first-name basis. So I had to include the Severus line. I really hate the idea of Sorting 11-year-old children, thus determining their destinies for at least the next 7 years of their lives. This story was in part an attmept to reconcile myself with the whole concept of Sorting. Thanks for reviewing!
Author's Response: Sorry, I meant I had to include the Albus line.
*sniff* good story!
Author's Response: I hope it wasn't too sad. Severus's whole life is sad, but I intended this story to be sort of a positive look at his last hours. He already knew he was doing the right thing, but I hope he also knew he was a hero. Thanks for the review!
Excellent! It all fit really well with canon.
Author's Response: I tried to keep this story consistent with the books. I don't mind stories that go their own way (that's kind of the point of fanfiction, right?), but for this one I wanted to stick to what's in the books. Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: Thanks. This was my first HP fanfic and the first fanfic I've EVER posted for the public. So I really appreciate the reviews!