What a beautiful fic. Lily is such a fully realised character and one finally gets a sense of how young she and James were when they died. She wasn't a paragon of virtue, she was a flawed young women who died too young. It was also an evocative exploration of her complex relationship with Severus. The slow development of the Harry / Severus relationship worked well, giving us a chance to see the true depth of their love, and realise, as Lily does, that their relationship is the one that will really make her son happy. A wonderful wonderful piece and my favourite this year.