I have another Snape question (three, actually...)
Do you think he would have gone home to Spinner's End for Christmas the year he was Headmaster? It seems like Dumbledore always stayed but as far as we know he didn't have a home to go to. We know Snape does but would it be his duty as Headmaster to stay? I'm kind of thinking he would stay, although circumstances that year were also wonky so maybe everyone went home. If he stayed, I have to figure out a way around that . . . >.<
Also, did he usually refer to Dumbledore as 'Professor' or 'Headmaster'?
Finally, now that DH is out, do you think Snape would have seen something about Lily in the Mirror of Erised? Or is it possible to write a story in which he sees something else? I'm not a big fan of the whole Lily obsession and find it perfectly believable that there were other things he might have desired, but that might just be me and my anti Snape/Lily bias. I wrote a story two years ago in which he saw himself free of the Dark Mark, trusted and respected. Is that so impossible after DH?