|A neat scenario! I was trying to figure out how old they are...I'm guessing about 4th year? Lily seems to know so little (about dementers, inferi, Unforgiveables) that I can't picture her being 6th or 7th year. But then, Snape knows an awful lot (not just information, but guesses at theory and historical revisionism), that they really can't be *that* young! I particularly liked Lily's easy friendship with him. In HBP, Harry mentions that Snape won't approve of his essay on 'how to repel a dementor,' so apparently Snape (at that point) taught something other than 'conjure a patronus'. But I can buy that young Snape would just repeat what's in the book ;). |
Author's Response: They're third years. And Snape knew more about the Dark Arts the day he arrived at Hogwarts, a snot-nosed 11 year old, than most of the seventh years (at least, according to Sirius Black).
I think there was something between Snape and Lily, though I'm not quite ready to go to "unrequited love" like so many others seem to think.
Snape and Harry disagreed on the best way to "tackle" a Dementor, but whether "tackle" in this case means "repel" or "kill", I have no idea. It's entirely possible they were arguing different things. :P
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