I was not sure, when I was reading this for the first time, whether this was meant to be a real justification for Slytherin's actions or rather an example of his twisted logic-- something to the effect of 'an evil deed is justified by a righteous end.' Even after a second reading I am not sure. Ultimately I think what Salazar did was unpardonable and so I view his 'justification' as completely unsatisfactory. However, I wish to stress how much I really enjoyed this work. It makes you think hard about why someone would do something so apparently evil and depraved. Everyone has a 'good reason' for what they do, no matter how mistaken they are. While Slytherin's regret strikes me as odd (why should he regret what he thinks is right-- is it because the means are so drastic?) I thought the way he reasoned betrayed a very human character. Fictional villains are typically one-dimensional. Your Salazar was a believable one.
I'm off to see if you have written anything else. Well done in this one shot!
Author's Response: Wow. Thank you. You're right, I am not trying to justify Slytherin, but to give him another dimension than evil. You made me blush.
This is a very interesting way to describe his reasons for putting his basalisk into the shool. I find it quite like something that could have been written by Slytherin.
It has a few gramatical errors, but is otherwise intact.
I really enjoyed it. Great Job.
Author's Response: Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Yes, it's me again! I'm glad this is finally out. It was really good! Well, I hope you like my review!
Author's Response: Of course I like your review. It tells me that you at least took the time to review my work. I am touched. Elated. Ecstatic. Jubilant. Thrown into happy spasms of glee. I Love Reviews!!!!!!!!! **Thanks for the review**
Very interesting read, I was a bit confused, but it became clear at the ending.
Author's Response: Great, good, I'm glad that you read it.