Kazza Moonshadow here, proud member of Gryffindor!
As an avid fan of Lily/James, that's what you're most likely to find me writing, but I'm considering dabbling in other pairings. It'll have to wait until I find time to reread the books, though.
Summary: At the start of term feast, Severus Snape watches the first years being Sorted with a little more interest than usual, and a little more regret, as he finds one child’s presence brings back too many memories of a woman he once loved…and betrayed. Even if Severus could forgive Harry Potter for who his father was, forgiving him for who his father was not may be harder.
This is a beautiful insight into Snape's mind. There were many times where I was unsure whether he was referring to his 'Mudblood' comment as the reason for their rift or the dream that he had, but I'm assuming that that was intentional. I love how real Snape seems here, rather than OOC or similar. This is a beautiful story, and I don't normally read Snape/Lily fics
Author's Response: Thanks, I'm glad you could see the blurred line between reality and his fantasy world, and I'm so glad you thought he was in character.