Thanks so much! Glad you liked the demon scene--it took a lot of rewriting to get it to a point that I could even let others see it. I'm happy to hear it worked for you.
I love to see stories in which Severus can stop being so closed-away and in control. Particularly when Harry is the one getting him to open up (erm, cough, so to speak)!
Oh, and I used to live in WA (though in Walla Walla, the 'other side of the mountain' as they used to say) and I would try to get over to the peninsula as often as I could! The views were magnificent, and I think they would be the perfect complement to Harry's new attitude.