Summary: Many difficult things have been asked of Severus Snape over the years, and perhaps this latest one ought not to have been the hardest. But yet, he knew that, just beyond the gargoyle, he would be forced to confront the most difficult test he'd ever known: facing the man he killed.
I confess, I came here just to see what Harry Potter fan-fiction is like, and how it stands up to My Little Pony fan-fiction. I didn't understand the appeal of writing about characters whose lives have already been cast in canon from start to finish. Well, you win this round, Potterites. Well-done.
It is annoying when a review says nothing negative... all I can think of is that, as long as we're basking in Severus' pain, it would be nice to twist the knife a little more on the subject of Lily. Reflections, perhaps, on how she would be hating him now if she were still alive, on how he wishes he could be free of her - perhaps on what a relief it would be, if not for his confounded inability to regard her with one-tenth the contempt in which she regarded him, to give himself to Voldemort and become a true Death-Eater, and delight in the pain it would cause Dumbledore.
Oh, dear. I've only been away from my ponies a few short minutes, and already you're corrupting me. This is why I must think only of ponies and unicorns. Happy thoughts, Shagbark, happy thoughts...
This is well-done, but since the site has no mechanism to rate stories, I don't see what there is to do once I've finished reading the recommended stories. I'm not going to wade through the slush pile like they expect you to on fanfiction.net. Hop to it, Potterians! You can't beat My Little Pony fan-fiction on quality if no one can find the quality fiction.