|Lovely mood. Very ambiguous, actually. It lends itself well to intepretation-- does he really want to be alone, or does he simply tell himself that is what he wants?|
Kudos for not making him an angst-ridden character. It's rare to find such an honest study of his views, particularly the side of him that is rather Slytherin. There were moments when the characterization almost reminded me of Pettigrew.
Author's Response: Thanks! I don't really like angsty!Snape, myself... I think he could have been a very different person under better circumstances, but I firmly believe that between nature (inherited from both parents) and lack of nurture, he's essentially emotional bonsai. He's so stunted and twisted from what he's had to do to survive that no one matters to him anymore but himself -- and he feels justified and entitled to life the rest of his life that way.