|Review:||Woodrow Rynne says:|
Aww.. :'( I'm going to be honest (and don't feel bad :P) but this made me cry. Probably something to do with the fact that Snape is my all time favourite character, but mostly because GAHHH...your characterisation!! So. bloody. fantastic. Gimme your skills lady, seriously!! You wove this one-shot so seamlessly. I think it's fo shoo' your strongest point. You can write characters of any age, yet pull it off very well.
And this, this was heart-breaking. Oh, poor Sev. Most people find his love creepy, but I find it timeless. Sort of makes me wish James Potter had never been born (yes, I said that, kill me XP).
More than anything though, the sweetness, angst of this piece- what I loved was how you show us parts of Snape's personality that became more pronounced later on, but you can still see them in his 11 year old mind.
This line was fantastic: “Besides, I – I don’t want to have a Christmas.” But even as he tried to convince himself of this, he knew that what he wanted more than anything at that moment was to spend the following day with Lily, doing everything that she talked about – the tree, the cider. He didn’t even need the presents, if he could be awarded that. "
as was this-“I didn’t get you anything,” Severus said sullenly, not willing to take the present while feeling incredibly touched that she had gone to the effort to wrap something for him"
I don't know, but I find them very much /Snape/.
Oh dear, that wasn't very coherent, was it? Anyway, I loved this to bits. I loved the little Lily too! She suddenly sounded unsure of herself, as though maybe she had gotten him the wrong sort of gift Adorable :D
Author's Response: IT MADE YOU CRY. Oh, that just made my /day/. And that probably sounds really masochistic and a bit odd, but that I evoked such emotion from a piece that is generally thought to be fluffy... There are many dances of happiness occurring right now. You got the underlying emotion perfectly!
Severus is /so/ my favorite character, too, and I honestly look for any chance to write him I can. :) And that fact that you, a fellow admirer (if we may call ourselves such), found those lines to embody him is just -- gahh. I have melted in happiness.
Seriously, thank you so much for these reviews -- I can never tell you how much they mean to me. It really does just make me so appreciative when people take the time to write opinions on my stories. They are parts of me, as all stories are parts of their authors, and compliments are just... I can't explain it. ♥ Just thank you, so much!