It was fantastic!! I positively loved the snogging scene especially when Sirius got put in his place!! It was perfect!!!!!!
Author's Response: Hi! Hearing you call this chapter "fantastic" has made me positively ecstatic! :) I, too, loved the snogging scene; I am so glad that Severus was finally able to "top" Sirius at something. Thanks for the review and I hope that you enjoy the future chapters! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I love this story! I really hope you update quickly.
Author's Response: Hello! I'm glad to see that you've recently found the story and that you are liking it. :) I hope you continue to enjoy the upcoming chapters! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
i think this is your best chapter ever i love this story soooooooooooooo much pls pls update
Author's Response: Hello again, sam1! Thank you for the sweet compliments! :) I'm so happy that you are enjoying the story! Personally, so far, I have two favorite chapters: this one (Chapter 18) and Chapter 11, when Severus rescues Celie and they spend the night in the Bridal Suite. Thanks for the review and I hope that the upcoming chapters live up to your expectations! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Author's Response: You really must have liked this chapter to send two reviews. :) I just hope that you find the next chapter as enjoyable (if not more) than this chapter! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Author's Response: I'm glad you loved it! :) Thanks for the review! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Wow, you have updated really fast lately and I wanted to thank you for it. I love Celie and Severus's developing relationship. They are both so in love put afraid to make the next move. I hope that they'll have a good Christmas together.
Author's Response: All the credit for the quick updates goes to the Mugglenet moderators...they've approved three chapters in one week! I was stunned when I saw this chapter approved after being in the queue for less than one day!! I'm thrilled to hear that you are enjoying Celie and Snape's burgeoning relationship. :) I'm pretty sure that neither of them will complain about what's in store for them in the next chapter. Thanks for reviewing and I hope you enjoy the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
And of course I am perishing to know what that fourth item is...
Author's Response: Don't worry, the present and the recipient will be revealed in the next chapter (although I'm sure you already have a pretty good idea who's going to receive the gift)! Thanks for the review! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Just lovely. More!
Author's Response: It's nice to hear from you again! :) I've already submitted the next chapter. Hopefully, it will be approved as quickly as this one was. Thank you for being a loyal reader and reviewer! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Terrific! Celie's back story was very needed and I love the whole chapter! Snape's inner thoughts make laugh out loud!!
Author's Response: Hello again, nevilleherosnape! I'm glad to hear that you loved the whole chapter! :) It may not have been as long as the previous chapter, but it was necessary to explain our dynamic duo's inner thoughts. And speaking of which, I'm happy to know that you found Snape's internal monologues to be humorous! I have got to say that I am having so much fun writing this story and all the positive responses I receive are the icing on the cake! Thanks for reviewing and I hope you enjoy the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I especially enjoyed Snape watching "Wheel of Fortune" - most entertaining! And his reaction to "friends with benefits". I'm curious what Snape thought it meant...
And the end - it's definitely one-step-forward, two-steps-back for Snape on his journey, isn't it?
Looking forward to the next chapter!
Author's Response: Hello again, starkllr! Thanks for writing another complimentary review! :) I'm so excited to see that you are still reading and enjoying the story! I, too, thought the idea of Snape watching "Wheel of Fortune" was rather funny. You are absolutely correct about poor Snape- one step forward and two steps back- but, not to fear, the situation will be steadily improving for him! Hope you enjoy the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Author's Response: Thanks for the review! I'm tickled pink to hear that you are still enjoying the story! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Dear ruby i think it is a lovely story i like it very much for i too like severse alot and feel that he also has the right to be happy since he is agreat hero also
Author's Response: Hello! I'm glad that you are enjoying the story! :) I am very relieved that so many people have responded that they are okay with providing Snape with an alternate chance at happiness. Thanks for reviewing! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I am enjoying this story. I do have to say that Snape was a half blood, and while he might have lost track of the Muggle world, I doubt he would have been that shocked at a toaster.
Author's Response: Hello again, ProfPosky! I am very excited to see that you are still reading and enjoying the story! :) Thanks for the review! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Brava! Brava! I await the next 5 chapters with bated breath!
Just one small niggle, though... you've written the story I wanted to write!! It does my heart good to see Severus getting a chance a happiness... I sincerely hope it doesn't blow up in his face.
Thank you for this wonderful story. Now back to your WP program, woman!
Author's Response: Hello again, SadiraSnape! Thank you for the sweet compliments! I am thrilled that you are still enjoying the story! :) To set your heart at ease, nothing (except Neville's potions assignments) will blow up in Snape's face; but considering that this IS Snape we are talking about, nothing will be easy for him! The next chapter should be validated any day now. I feel pretty confident that the next couple of chapters won't disappoint...Christmas is coming and you know what that means! (Mistletoe!!) Thanks for reviewing! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Just wanted to let you know, I've been thoroughly enjoying this story! I was rambling around the net looking for Severus-positive stories, and happily found this one... keep it up, and can't wait to keep working my way through!
Author's Response: Hello! I'm so glad to hear that you've just found the story and that you are enjoying it! :) I hope that you like the future chapters! Happy Reading! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Great work as always (much better than merely "halfway decent"!).
Ithink your explanation of Snape's journey - realizing that he's got a life to lead, as you put it - makes perfect sense. And it's clear he's making progress on that journey - however slow it might be!
Author's Response: Hello! Thank you for such a wonderful compliment! :) I am so excited to hear that you are still enjoying the story! I'm also very pleased to hear that you think Snape's realization (about having a life to lead) seems to make sense, given the fact that this is an A/U fanfiction. (Hint: The upcoming Christmas holiday will lead to a monumental event in the burgeoning romance between Snape and Celie.) Thanks for being a loyal reader and reviewer! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
These are great! And it's totally possible for Snape to fall for Celie and not lose that love for Lily!! I loved Snape in canon and you leave me in stitches with him here! I love it this! Can't wait for more!!
Author's Response: Hello! Thank you for another sweet review! :) I am very relieved to hear that you are able to see how the Snape-Celie relationship is plausible in this story, given the context of the canon. When planning this story out, I really dithered about how to make this into a believable romance. I'm so happy to know that you are enjoying the humor in the story! Snape is such a devilishly fun character to write! :) Hope you enjoy the upcoming chapters! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds P.S.- Congratulations! You have written my 50th review! I have commissioned Hedwig to deliver an extra large box of Chocolate Frogs to you in a show of my appreciation! :)
Are you kidding?! You did great!! Love this chapter!! Can't wait for the update!!
Author's Response: Glad to hear from you again, nevilleherosnape! Thank you for your kind compliments! :) I hope that the second part of this chapter lives up to your expectations! Happy Reading! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
I'm dying!! I'm laughing so hard!! Even the portraits?! McGonagall?! Hilarious!!!!!
Author's Response: Hello again! Thanks for reviewing! I'm glad to hear that my attempts at humor were successful! :) Personally, I always thought that Minerva might have an ornery streak in her...I just couldn't resist in making her a co-conspirator with Albus for a bit of matchmaking! Hope you enjoy the next chapter! :) Smiles, Ruby Emeralds
Hahaha!!! Dumbledore is hilarious here as is Snape!! Well written!!
Author's Response: Thanks for another encouraging review! :) Yes, Albus was being particularly ornery in this chapter by aggravating Snape about Celie. And writing Snape is a whole lot of fun when he's in denial. :) Hope you continue to enjoy the story! Smiles, Ruby Emeralds