I'm so glad I found this fic, it's one of the few things that bothered me in the original book! It's a great version and is entirely believable, with the exception of Snape saying 'do use your common sense', which sounded very Lockhart-ish.
This is absolutely amazing! I almost prefer it to JK Rowlings version.
Very nice. My bggest question is why he doesn't tell Snape about the Diadem.
Author's Response: A very good question, and one that, I'll admit, didn't occur to me until now. I suppose the reason it did not occur to me is due to Harry's inane personality. He revels in working alone ( a parallel to Snape's character) and his loyalty once gained is for life. In spite of the fact that he is convinced of Snape's loyalty, he does not know the extent of Snape's information, and rightly so, because Dumbledore had not discussed the ordeal of Voldemort's horcruxes with Snape, regardless of the fact that Snape was to provide Harry with the sword of Gryffindor. Thus it seems ill-fitting that Harry should be so candid, especially considering his reluctance to even tell Ron and Hermione. In addition we need to take into account Harry's frame of mind at the moment. He has just been informed of his impending death, and it would not be the first time that he reacts with rash behavior. He might have merely tried to glean from Snape information of the diadem's whereabouts i imagine, but as Snape is not connected to Ravenclaw house the attempt would most likely be futile. Thanks for the feedback!
Snape retains his hatred for Harry, yet still manages to convince him. Well done.