*sigh* You told me the plot of this and I wanted to murder you. Then I forgot the plot when you submitted it... Then remembered it again when I started reading and wanted to murder you again. Then I got to the end and just wanted to cry, and now that I've just reread it I'm just worn out. It's such a heartbreaing, emotional journey you've put them through here. The last line is the hardest to stomach- that Harry visits him every month and wants him to get better, but he just can't. And god, that he has to be restrained now... *sigh* He's not himself at all- he's not Severus. If he were really there, I think he'd rather be dead than live like this.
Of course you and I differ on that point. But I don't mean what I'd prefer, in this case- it's what I think Severus would choose.