I'm not sure how to feel right now - part annoyed to have allowed myself to be scared away from this fic and not having read it before and part happy to have this be the last fic I read, wrapping up this Revival fest so beautifully!
"A pang of jealousy stabs somewhere deep in his heart, and though he regrets it – knows it for the unworthy sentiment it is – he cannot hold it back. He allows it to blossom and fester for a moment, then crushes it before it can disseminate."
OMG when I read that paragraph (the entire thing not just the part I quoted above), I thought "That's Snape! That's *my* Snape! That's the way that I see him! Spontaneously emotive, the immediate jealous and envious reaction, the knowing that such emotion is his weakness but choosing to enjoy it for a moment anyway, allowing it 'to blossom and fester for a moment' but then crushing it.
That is Snape as I seem him; he knows his weakness and he feeds it even as he strangles it. And to be honest it is a character flaw I love because I can relate to it to some extent.
Brilliant story! Simply brilliant! I like that you got some Snarry in there but to be honest I'd have enjoyed it with no pairing too. Perhaps I'm on the minority with that though lol.
Thank you for capturing Snape in all his flawed glory!