I've finally, finally had enough time to sit down and give this story the attention it deserves. Apologies for my tardiness ;-)
I'm in love with your phrases. I won't quote any because I can't choose but... the way you insinuate mood and movement and feelings in objects... it's overwhelming. Your plot had me riveted and I truly had a wonderful time reading this. And don't even let me get started on how much I loved your characterisations of Lily and Harry and Severus, and your recurring story of Tom. Massive, massive kudos.
Also, I couldn't remember the name of the author as I was reading this so when I clicked around to find the original post to leave feedback and saw it was you, I did a little jig of joy!