Oh, what a clever idea! Irma Pince being Eileen Prince is something I know JK Rowling was questioned about a few years ago, and she laughingly denied it, but you’ve made this very plausible. We know Eileen and Tobias had a toxic relationship, and we know Severus suffered because of it, so this did work. I would query her feelings towards her son because it seems to me that if he’d been that adored by her, he’d have been a nicer person, but there’s a possibility he never realised quite how much she loved him. To aid this, I’d have liked to have seen a little more of the mother-son relationship, so i could see how it worked at Hogwarts.
The relationship between Irma and Argus was quite sweet, really, and I never thought I’d say that. I think you’ve written Irma/Eileen very true to canon. However, Argus does come over as a little sanitised, here, but then I think I have the disgusting film version of him in my head, whereas his physical appearance in the books isn;t commented upon with the same frequency as Snape’s, for instance.
Irma and Argus sharing a kiss did make me shiver a little, because I don’t like them in the books, but actually you have made them both far more sympathetic, so I can see how they’d get together.
All in all, I enjoyed reading this. It’s a rare-pair but not one that’s beyond the realms of believability, so well done. Adding the back story that she’s Snape’s mother added another dimension to the story which made it very interesting.
Nice fic! I like it! Eileen guessed about Snape. So, a griffenclaw& a slytherpuff, what does that make?-Nidhi
Author's Response: My theory is Gryfufflytherclaw. :) Glad you liked it, thanks for the review!
Well done on a lovely story, but it wasn't quite my cup of tea. It was well written, but the anagram was too Tom Riddle (or perhaps it's just a Slytherin thing), and I truly thought that Filch was far too in love with Mrs Norris to love anyone else. But that stuff is personal. I did enjoy the story, as it was not what I'd expected and that is always nice. I also liked the kiss and her concern for her son, but in canon, Snape never really went to see Pince, and he must've known...sorry, that was me drifting a bit. Don't get me wrong, it was a giid story.
Author's Response: What is it with Slytherins and the anagrams? It must be the intrigue and mystery of the whole thing. I appreciate the review, and I'm glad you at least kind of liked it. ;)