God your Severus is perfect. Angry and bitter, but with a dash of compassion and the ability to love. This was spectacularly written, and transitioned nicely from one phase to the next.
Author's Response: Thank you so much. And for taking the time to leave fb on these.
I liked it even though it had any number of things I typically shy away from.
Author's Response: Glad the overall thing worked for you!
Ah very nice. Your stories are like a cool drink of water, clear and crisp. It's so nice to have something which is not only well plotted but beautifully written.
The rhythm of the language:
"The fact that I cannot immediately conjure an example does not negate the validity of my assertion"
The choice of words to capture interesting ideas:
"the sound of the falsehood rings high and obvious inside his head"
And as always the beautifully understated and perfectly described relationships:
"You-- I am not as prone toward yelling when around you."
"the question seems inimically cruel, which is something he is only to people who are not Severus."
I did have one question I didn't understand a few of the exchanges between Draco and Severus. To take an example. I don't know what Potter did too means here. - Potter did have his respect?
"Why did you bother restoring those things to me if you planned to continue on as if I was still lacking them?"
"I know you--"
"No you don't."
Severus does, but he knew that Potter did too, he granted Potter that sort of independence and self-authority and that had been a mistake.
Fear is so much easier an emotion than hope. Infinitely more simple. "I do," he says. "But I do not know how to simply let you have it on your own."
Author's Response: Severus knew that Harry could take care of himself (and Harry could) but in the hindsight of Harry being dead, that's a hard thing for him to accept.
As always, thank you so much for your gorgeous feedback. *hugs*
Fantastic -- beautifully complex, as ever.
Author's Response: Thank you for all your responses, they warm me.
Puh, I'm slow but I'm still enjoying reading your stories a lot :) .
I liked that Severus was Draco's anchor here and that Draco was Severus reason for pretty much all his actions.
Thanks for writing and sharing this!
Author's Response: This was definitely written for a friend, so I wasn't quite sure how it turned out. I'm glad you think it was well-played. Thanks!
This is absolutely fantastic. FANTASTIC. I very rarely read this pairing, but I gave it a try since I already know I love your writing, and I doubted you wouldn't do a good job with it. And I was SO right. I trust your writing for a reason! Beautiful, moving, and absolutely gorgeous.
Author's Response: Oh wow. I have to admit, I wasn't feeling terribly proud of this fic, it was hard for me to write, and I just didn't think it was all that solid, but evidently I was at least a little off, because you and Femme both found it to be worthwhile. Thank you so, SO much for the comment, it really makes me feel ten times better.
I LOVE YOU.
Just so you know. I just...God.
This is perfection. Seriously.
Author's Response: You are silly.