Wow, I'm delighted that you were willing to try a pairing that doesn't interest you - I often feel that reluctance myself. And it makes me hum with pleasure that you found it beautiful, because I'm a bit compulsive about trying to create beauty in my fics. It can be a challenge when Snape's in the picture. Thanks also for your praise of my storytelling. I never would have pegged myself for a plotty writer, but so far the only way I've been able to balance the overload of imagery is to wrap it in layers of story.