I'd literally never thought of any of the pairings in this story until I read it. I'm more of a traditional pairing person myself, but you managed to make the characters perfect for each other without changing their personalities. My absolute favorite part was when you mentioned that Snape's favorite Jane Austen character was Colonel Brandon because, as I'm sure you know, Alan Rickman played both characters. That made me laugh and was a great addition. Keep writing, please!