Reviews for Decisions
||2014.04.12 - 09:11PM
|I really don't see how you could get to here from OotP, which is all we knew of their relationship before DH. You've set this in their seventh year, but he was already using Sectumsempra in their fifth - and it wasn't that that made her dump him but the fact that he dared to call *her* a name. So this doesn't ring true to me - not to the story and not to the characters. But I could see their argument taking this form, in different circumstances, and voiced to others perhaps, not to each other.|
||2006.07.24 - 07:39PM
|So much like the way persons who are young, naive, and embittered might rationalize their involvement in an extremist group in the real world. This is exactly the way I imagined what went on with Snape.|
Author's Response: And this is exactly the way I hoped this story would would be understood. Snape's arguments are modelled after some 'real-world' terrorist rationalizations. Thank you so much, houyhnhnm!
||2006.07.20 - 05:12PM
|I would love it if JKR would give us just such a scene in Book Seven. It would explain so much -- and you did a great job of making Dumbledore's warning to Snape just ambiguous enough to lead the reader to two different conclusions about Severus' loyalties. I enjoyed reading this. :-)|
Author's Response: Thank you, Vocalion! I'm glad you enjoyed it. We have to learn a lot more about Lily in book 7, I'm convinced we will. There is still this issue with the importance of the green eyes.
||2006.07.20 - 09:22AM
|I think that's how it would have been in canon, too! A great story, sad but so believable. I particularly liked how you don't have Lily and Severus in a romantic relationship; it's refreshing to see them as good friends, but unable to be open about it due to the social restrictions placed upon them by outside forces. |
Author's Response: Thank you, Alison! I'm not so fond of romantic Snape/Lily or unrequited Snape/Lily either. I'm glad you found it believable.