Wow. This was really amazing. What a complex, beautiful, powerful story. It made me cry. I'm a sucker for angst and I never mind unhappy endings but Snape's and Harry's last talk, Snape's decision and reasons to leave Harry touched something inside me and I just couldn't hold back the tears. And then you gave us that hopeful, open ending. I'm a sucker for open endings, too. I loved the implication that Harry and Snape might meet again and maybe things would be better for them next time. It also made me think that maybe this wasn't the first time, that maybe Snape had had to Obliviate Harry before. If I'm interpreting that correctly... But I love the idea. Oh, the painful angst! :-)
I just loved how you explored the idea of such a homophobic wizarding world. Harry and Snape were just perfect. I'm so in love with your Snape. And the sex? So very hot!
Thank you for this fantastic story, mystery author. Can't wait to find out who you are!