So sad... and such an intriguingly different way of presenting Tobias - it's so hard to find fics about Severus' childhood at home; and more unusual to find that Tobias is presented in an even remotely positive light... a beautiful story once again...
Author's Response: Thank you. There are not enough stories about Severus's home life, I agree, and Tobias is almost always cast as the villain.
Boy, this is dark and drear and sad. So sad. And plausible, quite plausible. There is never only one side to a story, and in this case you have to pity all three of them. (NOT saying it's OK to hit one's wife! but they are all miserable and feel trapped.)
Very good, but so unhappy. Thank you for sharing this story.
Author's Response: Thank you. I like to explore both sides of a story.