I was a little leery when I read the description for this story, as I was unable to imagine why I'd want to read about a basilisk - it would either be too serious or too farcical. But I love virtually every other story you've written (you were my first Snarry and I still think you write it best), so I gave it a try. And, of course, I loved it! Hilarious humour (intro to Snape with such beautifully condescending manners springs to mind) without losing the ability to be serious about love and relationships. The meta-narrative qualities, with my reading about the characters reading the first of the story, were very interesting. I think you made a sound narrative choice (although I don't usually like shifts in perspective from first to third person) because we really needed Smitty's own voice to get to know his character, but to tell the rest of the story it worked so much better with the reader learning from the characters that were now setting Smitty up. Thank you so much for this and all your amazing writing (and to RaeWhit for translating!) :)
Author's Response: I'm glad you liked the fic--I wasn't sure how it would appeal, as it's a little unusual, but Lychee is so talented in pulling off story-telling. Thanks for the translation nod--it's a great pleasure to do her fics.~~RaeWhit
You had me worried for a while, there, when Harry was channelling Voldemort-ish power trips, but it came to a great resolution. Luna was both amusing and interesting, and you did a wonderful job of showing how much Severus and Harry cared for one another even in the midst of some very trying times. Loving, reciprocal bonds are always such a pleasure to read (even if it sometimes takes some work to get there!). Congratulations on you Snarry sucess!
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you so much! What a lovely review! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed my fic so much! Thanks for taking the time to read and review! :)
These were fun! They made me a little nervous to start, because I couldn't see how it could go from genuinely kept prisoner to the kind of couple I like to read about in such a short period - but you did it! The twist with Draco not even remembering for big stretches of time was excellent, and I really think Voldemort should be defeated more often because a Malfoy needs to borrow a comb :) Does Lucius know more than he's letting on, or what? Are you stopping this as a trilogy, or are you considering giving us more (because I'd certainly enjoy reading it)? Thought you did a great job of showing the love/hate with a genuine possibility of a working relationship in the future. The poor boys get really quite snarky when they aren't getting any, don't they? You've got to love them :)
Author's Response: Thank you, I think the third part of this was my favorite story so far, and it definitely has the potential to turn into a long series (my specialty, lol!) I love Harry in this one--it was fun making him stressed out.