Thank you so very much! It's wonderful! And you used Abraxas! I remember telling my friend I liked the idea of Abraxas. She said: 'Why? He is the same type of man as Lucius.' And of course he is, but... I still like him. This was just wonderful - they were all so very much themselves, no punches pulled. They are all so Slytherin. And all the small touches - the horseradish on the sandwiches, his toes in the bath, the way he moves in his sleep. The specificity with which he desires 'his' drink, and so realistically becoming rarely drunk. And there is the explanation for Abraxas inexplicable death. Dragon pox! pfft! And best of all, Severus will have good sex, and peace, even if it is for a night. Thank you so much! I am showing all my friends! And beaming!