Reviews For Rock and A Hard Place
It's amazing what biases make people say. People assume since Sev was able to grow up he should be able to forgive. I think they confuse forgiving and forgetting. Plus Sev'slater actions prove he was on the path to darkness, so why should have Lily forgiven him? (that was sarcasm.)
In reality I doubt Sev really got a chance to emotionally grow up. I have a feeling trauma probably stunted him in that area. plus no one ever admits that the Mauraders did anything wrong. They just expect Sev to take it, because he is a Slytherin.
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Author's Response: Thank you! Thanks for the review!
Author's Response: Nope. They don't. Sometimes to keep the people you love, you have to agree to disagree.
*Stares at the page from the link, jaw drops*
Wow. Just wow.
Thank you... to both of you.
As for my other work, most of it for HP is here except for two poems. I'd love to have you read it and I hope you enjoy it.
Well, I definitely have some thoughts to keep me warm as I walk to the grocery store and the laundrymat!
Truly.... thank you.
I do not see this as an end to their relationship, but a snag. There are some things that Harry is just going to have to muddle through, and this is one of them. It could take a long while, but someday it might be him Floo calling Severus.
*blinks and stares wide-eyed at who reviewed*
Oh my god......
Thank you for the review! This is probably the most wonderful surprise of the day. You are one of my favorite authors and to have you review one of my pieces... well I'm most appreciative and humbled.
Seriously, this story has brought a lot of surprise reviewers who are my favorites, *cough* Snapegirlandyou *cough*, I just wanted to thank you for making my day.
Now that I'm done gushing like the barely out of grad school girl I am..... on to more serious business.
First off thank you. I really wanted to show how the two, well (how to say it?), sides viewed the world. Harry for some reason is currently still stuck in Gryffindor land. And you're right, its not the end of their relationship as mentor/mentee or as friends. Harry just believes it is. I think he's going to be getting a head smacking in the near future and will be flooing Severus as well.
Did I give away too much? Perhaps.
Either way, thank you for your review!
PS- Looking forward to reading more Harry/Sev stories from you one day! Until then I have a nice long story to re-read multiple times. *grins*
When I write Sirius in my stories, it's usually with him coming to a realization he never did in the books--that Snape wasn't evil and he treated Severus meanly and unfairly, and that's the big difference between my Sirius and canon Sirius, who never admitted he was wrong about Severus.
For an idea to make Harry realize he was mistaken:
I noticed that Harry accuses Severus of starting the problems with the Marauders, but I think he needs to go back and take a look at Snape's memories again, because he's wrong. Sirius and James were the ones who started with Severus and Lily by barging into their compartment and into a private conversation as well, with James making disparaging comments about Slytherins and Sirius giving Sev that terrible name.
Secondly, perhaps someone, maybe Hermione, could then ask Harry if HE would ever forgive Dudley for doing what HE did to Harry? I don't see Harry cozying up and inviting his good old cousin to Sunday dinner and a few drinks at the pub, do you? Or Harry and Ginny taking the kids to visit Dudley and the folks, in the interests of lets all be friends and forget how they used to treat Harry like a slave.
So . . . maybe Harry ought to think about that before he points a finger at Severus, hmm?
Harry might also think about the fact that Sirius would prefer not to have anything to do with Severus, and the feeling's mutual. He might even consider asking Sirius is he thinks SNAPE's a good person after all HE did for the light and see what his answer is.
I also think someone needs to remind Severus that just because he did terrible things doesn't mean he's going to burn in hell. The ones who do that are those who remain unrepentant about what they have done. Those who sincerely regret and repent of their wrongdoing are forgiven and go to heaven. Or at least that's what I was taught in Sunday school.
Hope this helps a little!
You know I completely forgot that people could post more than one post to P&S for each chapter. Imagine my surprise when I saw another review from you! *grins* Thanks.
Ah... now I see the difference. I'll admit I still need to finish some of your stories where Sirius is in there a great deal because he reminded me too much of a person who abused a friend of mine. (Avoidance issues much, right? Too true.) I particularly want to finish reading Two Hawks since the first story is one of my favorites.
I like the idea of him realizing that he is mistaken. Hm..... I'm thinking Mione since I try to avoid thinking of Ginny as his wife, future wife, girlfriend etc.... Or maybe something a little more... spiritual. Maybe James or Lily. I'm definitely going to include Sirius, but I fear that Harry would just agree with whatever Sirius says at this point because the view owuld be justified in his mind. (And he thinks he's grown up?)
Dudly is an idea.... We'll have to see about that one.
Severus is going to need a strong reminder that he is not going to burn. I remember that vividly from 4 years of sunday school and 12 years of Catholic school (go nuns!) that if you are willing to work for forgiveness the supreme being won't deny you. It'll probably come into play.
Thanks again for your help!
Here. harry is refusing to listen to what Severus tells him. He's refusing to see that Sev has a valid point here--why should he like or even attempt to like someone who thinks he's scum and nothing--no sacrifice, no atonement, will ever be good enough to change it? Why is Sirius good when he feels no guilt over trying to kill Severus?
No guilt to me equals no conscience. And those with no consciences are very dangerous people. because they can kill and justify it to themselves and never look back. Half the massacres and atrocities committed were by those who felt no remorse or guilt over murder.
It's why I've never really liked Sirius in the books because he never admitted he was in the wrong to try and kill Severus.
Severus, however, did admit to his mistakes and tried to make amends, in fact he died trying.
In this story, yes, I feel bad that it's over between them, but I feel the fault is more Harry's than Severus, since Harry thinks he can force Severus to call Sirius a good person.
Severus has his reasons for disliking the other man, and Harry should be mature enough to realize that you don't have to like someone in order to work with them. How about him and Draco?
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They do, don't they. I was watching some today and witnessing how odd they are with their narrow view. Luckily no fighting, but it was amusing how much they disliked being told to be quiet during a presentation. Plus they continuously talk even after shushing at the others. (*sighs* so cute and yet so... well teen-like)
Yeppers. Sev has a very valid point. Why should he forgive Sirius when Sirius doesn't even admit that he has done something wrong. I'm tempted to make a second story where Harry gets that knocked into his head. I tried so hard to respect Paddyandmoony's challenge, but I couldn't do it. James perhaps became a better person. Big perhaps, because all we hear about him comes from sources that were continously praising his behavior at school. I'm willing to attempt to give him the benefit of the doubt. Sirius on the other hand.... I don't know if it was Azkaban or just Black craziness in general but, your right, there is an almost soulless quality to him at times; like he doesn't realize what he is doing is wrong because it benefits him. (Oddly, in my head I've compared him to his cousin Bellatrix occassionally. They both have a crazy, but it manifests in different ways.)
Really? I'm surprised. He always seems so good in your stories or at least a little bit redeemable.
Severus really did attempt to make amends. Granted maybe not for the best reasons at first, but he tried. However I can see him believing that he was going to burn for what he did. He seems to feel emotions really deeply despite not showing them on the outside.
I agree it's mostly Harry's fault that its over (and that's only in Harry's mind. You know once Sev loves and cares, he cares... always) and again tempted to have some events that... force him to realize what you have said to me. Any suggestions, oh queen of stories?
Thank you, that means a lot coming from you!
I haven't read it yet. I'm planning on it eventually. I usually shy away from reverse stories, especially ones with Sirius... however I might make an exception.
Thank you again for the review, it means a lot!
Author's Response: Thank you for your review.
A well-written and thoughtful piece!
Yes I suspect he will, either that or he is going to be in for a wake up call when he talks to Sirius... or perhaps he'll just agree with Sirius.
Thanks for the review and the compliment.
I particularly liked this line. Seeing it in the synopsis is actually what made me read it:
"They were good people to you, Mr. Potter."
That speaks volumes and I'm sure everyone can relate to that in some way. No matter what their age, Harry and Snape both have a good deal of growing up to do.
Thanks for sharing! :-)
I'm glad someone liked the sad note. And I agree overly sappy stories can be tiring. (If you're on fanfiction.net, don't tell evil minded that because it will provoke her to write more dark stories. *laughs* No , if you like dark stories, she's good at mixing dark with some nice pieces.)
Ya, they still have some growing up to do, but at least Severus knows that you can have two conflicting points of view and still be friends/mentor/mentee. But yes they have a good deal of growing up to do.
Your welcome and thanks for reviewing!
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