|Title: Chapter 1
||10 Jan 2016 3:54 am
|Reviewer: foss (Anonymous)
Thank you for such a beautiful story.
Author's Response: Thanks for reading it! Ever since I experienced lying on the side of the planet, staring out at the universe, I'd wanted to share some of the wonder that had touched me so profoundly. I hope you get the chance to see stars at your own feet someday. Or night! 😉 Many thanks for leaving a review--much appreciated!
Thanks for describing such a beautiful scene. I like your Snape, very much IC, but with that hidden, caring side added to it. A pity he wouldn't tell Harry about Lily.
Author's Response: I believe Snape feels that revealing the universe is personal enough; to tell Harry about Lily would way overstep Snape's privacy boundaries! His mission is to help Lily's son learn Occlumency, and if he has to take him stargazing to ultimately accomplish this, he'll do it. But he still has to keep that pesky Potter in his place! Glad you enjoyed the story! Many thanks for reading and reviewing! :-)
Beautiful! Sometimes you can catch a glimpse of majesty in the night sky, but you've taken it to another level. It makes me want to climb the local landmark in the dead of the night to try the experience out. Ah, if only I could Apparate! It's really clever how you've managed to fit a poetic piece so perfectly into a HP story, and I like that Snape, even being reluctantly helpful and reasonable, remains nicely Snape-ish.
Author's Response: Local landmark! Hi, rosina! If you go for it, I'd recommend a clear, moonless night during WARM weather!
Yes, Snape is definitely reluctant to share such a special experience with the Boy-Who-Lived, but he does it for Lily's son, even managing to lose himself in his own rapture for a few moments. (Harry can't see what Snape is doing back there, but he might just be stretched out in his own patch of grass!)
And, although it did work out in the end, I literally spent several years trying to figure out the right scenario in which to situate the universe experience. I'd considered everything from hiding from Harry-Hunters, to the Burrow, to living rough during the Horcrux search! But Snape-On-The-Mountain won out! Thanks so much for reading and reviewing! :-)
Woah!!! That was awesome!!!
Author's Response: Hee hee! Thanks! I "discovered" the universe a few years ago, and I've wanted to share my experience (which was absolutely awesome!) with others. It took me a while to figure out how to incorporate it into a plausible story, and then I had to cast my mind back to recreate that experience, not to mention, get it down in words... Your review lets me know that I succeeded! Thank you so much! :-D
Awww. That was a cute story! :D
Author's Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for reading and reviewing! ;-)