Well, that was quite interesting and enjoyable. Though I found it curious that Minerva would be teaching Snape occlumency after Voldemort was gone, I accepted it and the memories that were shown. She understood something about him, without knowing the whole story, and tried to make him see that he was in denial. It didn't work. He remained in denial because that's what he preferred, and I think it was correct and true to his character. Well done.
Author's Response: Sorry to be so late in responding--I don't seem to be getting notifications reliably. Thanks for the kind words--Snape is a fascinating fellow to explore. I figured Albus knew Voldemort would return, so he asked Minerva to teach Snape (who would, of course, be an excellent student.) Thanks for reading!
Bloody fantastic. The entire time I was reading this, I could feel the tensions and emotions running through Minerva and Severus. I particulary likes the Occlumency scene at the end. I felt the story tie together in a rather twisted and raw end. Minerva's wary and somewhat distant personality is explained so well. You kept Minerva compatible with her canon characterisation. Very well written. I hope to read more from you soon!
Author's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It was fun to explore the Occlumency thing, as it's always creeped me out. I've written quite a bit about Minerva and Severus, but some of it isn't suitable for MuggleNet--I'm slowly adding the ones that are.