Summary: The summer after fifth year, Severus Snape realises that he has to decide between Lily and his Dark companions and pursuits. Now all he has to do is get used to life at Hogwarts with no friends, get over his fascination with the Dark Arts, survive the Marauders, and convince Lily to acknowledge that he's alive.
Easier said than done.
Whenever I hear "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," it always reminds me of the impromptu living room waltz. Pretty great detail. Thanks for making it memorable!