Wow. I don't normally care for AU but this is very intriguing. Do you plan to continue?
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I don't plan to continue, but then I'm not sure there was ever a plan to be a fanfic writer either, so... *shrug* I like this great-unknown feeling at the end. It seems some people really want what happens next, though!
What if it had really gone like that? Hey, maybe Snape's defied Voldemort too? Three times...? Anyway... good story! I like the relationship between Snape and Lily, and I also love Lily's thoughts. It shows her as really loving James (as I'm sure she did) but also caring so much for her friend (who she just might feel something more for) to leave happiness behind.
But did she really leave it behind? :D Good story, anyway. A nice what if.
Author's Response: Thanks! I have started to enjoy writing Lily, lately. She wants to have complex thoughts and conflicted feelings, so she's a lot of fun (and that cheekiness noted by Slughorn doesn't hurt either.)
Oh my god I love this story so much! Is this just a one shot story or will there be a sequal or more chapters to come because this is a great story that I definately think there should be more to. But that is your choice and I am just a crazed fan of your work!
Author's Response: I meant it as a one-shot. If the muse bites me again, it may grow, but at present it's static and the muse has other ideas. Thanks for reviewing! I'm glad you loved it!
First I have to say, BRAVA, LILY!
Even though I love Harry. (Yes, I really do love Harry. It may not be fashionable, but I do,) and not because I am just sick of friends having husbands I can't stand and can't see why they can stand and I'm not sure I can stand James, because I am intimidated by Lily, and she is not my friend. No, Brava because I always, alwasy bleed for your Snape and his utter loneliness, and Lily would not leave him behind.
I know this is AU for your version of the Potterverse, but I swear, if you write another chapter and send her back to James I will have to do something very dark and Angsty indeed!
Oh, nit-pick - are you sure you wanted both the second to last AND the third to last paragraphs? Looks like you were trying to decide between them, and accidentally put both in. Perhpas I am just missing a subtlety.
I LOVE this story.
Author's Response: Thanks! I wanted both paragraphs, but also wanted a sentence between them, which now is where it should be. I don't know where it wandered off to, or why. Bad, naughty sentence! And no, she's not going back. This is AU for everyone's Potterverse! Poor James. He thought he'd won. In the usual universe, he did win, as always. I'm not crazy about people who always win.