This is a beautiful, evocative, lyrical, sexy, emotional, terrific story. Everyone should read it. They'll believe very quickly that the most important things are timeless. :)
Author's Response: Such fantastic praise - thank you, dearest. You were there for the birthing of the fic and you watched it move through its stages - thank you, thank you!
Excellent story. It gives Snape a very intriguing background. I really enjoyed reading it very much.
Brilliant job, sweetie! This is a very powerful story and incredibly well crafted. You deserved to win. :)