Not for the first time, you've floored me with a brilliant story. I won't do it justice but I loved that first Severus was the needy/nutty one and then once they reached that turning point Harry went off the deep end and Severus was more together. I didn't realize Harry couldn't say what was happening. I loved the castle-I nearly died when Harry was prostrate on the floor, basically begging the castle to let Severus go. Binns was a great touch as a way for Harry to talk about Severus as well as giving advice. I adored the phoenix/dragon conversation ;), when Harry rushed back frantic only to find Severus shaving, when Severus was pondering Alice's feelings for the White Rabbit LOL, Harry as both the castle's and Severus's champion-calling in a favor in the end. I could go on and on but I will just say I loved it.