Thank you so much for you lovely, lovely feedback. Your comment blew me away--not the least because hearing that you'd had a shitty day and this helped, made my shitty day much, much better. :)
I am thrilled that you found the pacing to be right and the sense of place. Hee, I am also thrilled that it worked in Augusta's POV. I started thinking the story in Minerva's before I wrote it, and Augusta took over. I wanted a liaison that was not entirely expected, and thought finding the connection between Amelia and Severus was both fun and a challenge, so I am really pleased that worked. Thank you for mentioning that the cross between holiday and mission came across. Thank you thank you. I am out of words to express how much this beautifully written comment meant to me.