Thank you so much! Absolutely wonderful! I love how you played with canon, turning a horrible scene into one of more hope than despair. Like many of the other commentors, I hope that Snape and Harry's future changes as well - that when Harry does remember, it won't be on top of the loss of Severus in the Shrieking shack.
This really hit the spot with me - the old-school cliches, Snape's hairy chest ... all of it, really. Marvelous!
I can't thank you enough!! I'll definitely be reccing this later in my LJ.