I haven't read the other 45 comments, but I'm sure everyone is telling you how marvelous this piece is. What a wonderfully complex Lily, and plot, and complete inventiveness. I NEVER cry at fanfiction and I cried when Lily put her head on Severus' chest -- because she was such an idiot and it was such a tragic moment of lost connection, and yet, whatever could it have been? I also cried when she sent Severus back to Harry, gave him up. On another note entirely, what beautiful writing. I can't wait to find out who you are. This is a bravura piece of work; I didn't think this level of imagining ever happened in the post-seven HP fandom.