wow, this was really well written! I usually avoid infidelity fics, but thought I was doing authours an injustice. infidelity is very hard to write about, especially if you still want the main couple to be together at the end of the story... there's all this hurt that is also difficult to read maybe because it's so hard to forgive. here, harry has no clue and it's probably better that way, still you feel sorry and sad for him. Surprisingly for me, I very much enjoyed the story, the atmosphere you created, the anonymity of "the shopkeeper" conveys really well the fact that for severus this was only conveniance and could have been anyone... I liked the way severus still cares for harry and harry always prattles on about his broom. arr I only hope the shopkeeper does never seek his revenge on severus and tells harry about the affair!