I really like this story. I could see Snape trying to kill himself to save Lily.
Author's Response: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the story and found it to be IC.
Well the summary definitely caught my eye..what a great idea. I assumed that if Snape suceeded Voldemort would never have been destroyed..but I didn't see it playing out like this. I mean, Bellatrix was actually civil. Heartfelt and emotional, I loved it. Definitely a fave. :D
Author's Response: Oh, thanks so much for all your praise! I love getting reviews for this story, it's a personal favorite of mine. :)
That was so sad, you've got me feeling so sorry for Snape, and Bellatrix being slightly normal was rather creepy. What young Lily said about the son still rising and people continuing to live despite her being gone is the one thing that grieving people find it so hard to accept and yet simple truths always fall so easily from young mouths. The time travelling gave me a headache though. If it is true that the present must remail as it is and you cannot change the past to such a drastic extent, then what happened in the 'Back to the Future' movies? Don't get me wrong, your explanation makes alot more sense and fits in well with what happened in POA, I just can't let go of the idea that it's possible to change reality, in fiction at least.
Author's Response: I love getting reviews for this story, it's one of my personal favorites that I've written. :) Anyway, the Time Travel gives me quite the headache too, but that's how I see it working (at least in the HP world). The past *can* be changed, but you have technically already changed it if you were there in the first place. As much as I ADORE the Back to the Future films, I think that time in the HP books is run differently. But I'm glad you enjoyed the fic regardless, and thanks again for your review.
She looked up at him with wide eyes. “But — that doesn’t make any sense. We would all die if there was no sun,” she said solemnly, with the straight-forward logic only a nine-year-old could have.
His eyes stung. “Exactly,” he choked out.
Oh, what a sad, sad, line...
Again, so sad!! Well, this was a nice finish. You know, I never really thought about time travel like that, but it really does make sense. I'm still a bit confused, however: how does anyone ever change time with a time turner? Is it possible? Erg, my head hurts... Well, good job! Nice ending!!
Author's Response: I was rather proud of that line, teehee, so I'm glad you liked it too. :D
As to the Time Travel thing, yes, it IS possible to change time in some circumstances. For example, in PoA, when Harry and Hermione saved Buckbeak. But in their case, when they were still in 'real time' (ie, before they had traveled), their time traveling had technically already happened -- such as Harry's patronus rescusing the other Harry. But since Severus was still alive in the present, it simply wouldn't have been possible for him to kill himself in the past, because he would have never been able to travel in the first place.
Okay, I'm going to shut up about Time Travel now, because I think I just made that even MORE confusing! XD Anyway, thank you for reading, and for leaving all those nice reviews!
Oh, this was so sad!
This line really got me:
"Yeah, there’s a lot of books,” Lily agreed. “I could spend all day in here, but I doubt Mum would let me.”
She then smiled at them.
He smiled too, but really all he wanted to do was cry.
Oh dear, that was so sad... My prediction, before moving on to chapter three (you got the new chapters up really quickly, by the way): Bellatrix realizes what Snape's going to do and somehow screws him over! Am I right? Only one way to find out... *clicks "next" button*
Author's Response: Thanks for coming back! :D I'm glad you're still enjoying. As to your prediction . . . you'll simply have to read on, muahaha. Although I see that you already have. :P
What a really super idea! This has the potential to be an excellent story. My only advice would be to cut way back on the adverbs and word 'so', especially as the first words of a prepositional phrase. But other than those gramatical details I think this is going to be a good story.
Author's Response: Thank you so much! And, yes, I do have a tendency to overuse adverbs. I'll try to back off with those. XD
Wow. This is absolutely fascinating. Of course, Severus believes he has everything thought out meticulously, but he appears to have overlooked one very major detail: if there was nobody (i.e. no Snape) to tell Voldemort about the Prophecy, then he would never have been defeated by infant Harry Potter. Therefore, by saving Lily Potter’s life, Severus inadvertently ensures that Voldemort reigns supreme. That’s just my theory, at any rate…
Anyway, this is a great story. Thanks for writing it so well; I think you captured Snape beautifully.
Tim the Enchanter
Author's Response: Yes, Severus does overlook that detail, doesn't he? ;) However, even if he had realized that by saving Lily, Voldemort would still be in power, I don't think he would care. As far as he is concerned at this point, if Lily is not around, then life is not worth living.
Anywho, thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoy the rest of the story as well (when it's posted :D).
this is so cute! I am definatley putting it in my faves! Update soon! This is so awesome!!!!
Author's Response: I'm glad you're enjoying, expect an update soon! :D
This looks like an interesting and fascinating story.Time travel is an interesting concept and I'm curious to see how this concept turns out for Snape.
And to see what happens with Lily Evans. Severus seems so noble as to her well being, wanting to change the course of history, just so she could live a normal, death free and Snape free life.
Author's Response: Noble is one way to put what Severus is doing for Lily, I suppose. I'd merely call it being in love. :) Thank you for reviewing!
Oh my. This is a fascinating premise for a story - especially a Gauntlet! Since the recent character revelations in DH, I think that Snape would resort to killing his past self so that Lily would live. However, perhaps he ought to think it through some more. If he hadn't existed at Hogwarts, who would Lily have befriended? Another Slytherin perhaps? Would someone else (who didn't care at all about Lily) have been the spy for Voldemort?
Yes, I'm enjoying this. Can you tell?
Also, I quite like your narration style. It really seems to fit Snape's sardonic little mode in which he often lapses into. Especially those little comments like, "Right." It just seems so very much like what Snape ought to be thinking.
Wonderful start to a story!
Author's Response: Thanks so much, Kelly! Yes, Severus *should* be thinking things through more, but he doesn't. He may like to think that he has everything figured out, but he just doesn't. And I'm glad you like the narration style too -- I have entirely too much fun writing Sevy. :D Thanks again for the nice review!
Yay!!!!! This was incredible and is going right on my favorites list (and I'm picky)! What an interesting idea, and you're carrying it through well! At first I was a little confused as to why Snape was doing this, because wouldn't he realize he had an important role to play in Harry's life? And then I realized, oh, it's way back in 1980 and the Potters have just died! And it all made sense-- because of course Snape, torn with grief, would want to do something rash to make it all go away. This was really excellent, and I'm so excited to see the future chapters!
Author's Response: What a nice review, thanks so much! Yes, this is set right after the Potters have died, before Severus has really thought through the future clearly. Chapter two should be up soon! :D