My god, this is so amazingly done. It's beautiful, and bittersweet, and gh;asjhga that ending! I'm blown away that you got so much in such a short piece, that you brought Snape back in such an original way. As someone else said, this stood out to me probably the brightest:
He'd had his share of cast-offs in his life, worn out clothing and broken toys. Albus never was careful with his things. If nothing else, it had made Aberforth a fair hand at mending.
Gah! Gorgeous. *___* I absolutely love this fic. :)