Reviews for A Mile in His Shoes: Severus Snape
truthful one chapter 1 . 11/11/2020
Absolutely Delighted to read such wonderful peace of art. Never knew that Life of Severus Snape was more tragic in comparison to what was characterised in movies.
Dear Writer A job Well done Sir

Magnum Opus
Fenris Jin chapter 1 . 8/31/2019
This was awesome!

I wish there was a sequel! Oh man, I really loved it! Severus is such a wimpy kid, the poor thing. Not weak, mind you, considering his pain tolerance, but these ninjas just proves he shouldn't rely on magic too much. It'll be fun to see him punch Potter in the nose from time to time though. I'm glad his bark is still pretty venomous at least.. and the saving a whole village thing was pretty cool too.. And Orochimaru and Kabuto! Hah! They should give him his own bingo book. XD

The village children being massacred sucked though..

Anyway, being friends with Hinata and Lee was a nice touch too. The awesomest rejects would take over the world.. LOL. I agree with Iruka's assessment too, he and Naruto would be quite explosive. XD

Ah, this read was such great fun.

If he ever did train as a spy from Konoha, it would be utterly wasted working for the Order.. XD

Anyway, thanks for sharing!
SB chapter 11 . 1/10/2019
This was fun to read. If the muse speaks to you, I'd love to someday read a follow up where Severus leaves the wizarding world after school, forgets them, and joins the misfit shinobi family. :)
Guest chapter 11 . 9/7/2017
Love this
Guest chapter 11 . 8/30/2016
LOVEELY FIC :) would you please write a sequel about snape visiting the village :)
Guest chapter 10 . 8/30/2016
you are my favourite author! you write about my two most favourite characters (snape and hinata) and you do it so well. you've done an excellent job with snape :) he isn't OOC :) fics like yours are rare and a pleasure to read :)
somuha chapter 11 . 4/6/2013
Just found this and really enjoyed it. I like the implication that Severus picked up his 'grey' view of morality from the shinobis. Would love another story/oneshot of an older Snape interacting with them again- either post war (if, SURPRISE Severus actually survived Nagini) or at least post him killing Dumbledore. I'd love to see the more open side of grown up Snape as you've set him up here, only able to relax around people not of the wizarding world- being comforted by Iruka perhaps. Or Itachi coming accross Snape as himself would be interesting too. But whether you continue on with this or ot, thank you anyway for yur time and effort; this story was great!
Aiseki0Hikari chapter 11 . 2/20/2012
This story is brilliant! So amazing! Honestly it made me cry! The ending was perfect. You know if J.L Rowling and Masashi.. Err.. Naruto creator would have a crossover this is my suggestion. This could be one of the reason to why Severus wanted to be a spy. Brilliant .. Absolutely! And oh if you can make a story about Sasuke pretending to be Severus please and what was the mission? I didn't get it ,
Reader-anonymous-writer chapter 11 . 2/15/2012
Severus's mother's brother?

Marcus the liar!

~ "I'll slit my own throat before I'll set foot in that man's house."


~ "Why don't you believe me? I've never lied to you."

I agree. I could understand it as Dumbledore's prejudice if Marcus was a Gryffindor... But he isn't.

~ Next summer, however, you will be taken into your uncle's custody. He only wants what's best for you.

Why? Why does Dumbledore turn blind eye to the truth?

One reason why I would not believe Dumbledore's presumption that Eileen lied, and that the one to kill Eileen while Severus was in the neighbouring room was Marcus, not Tobias: Tobias was dead before Severus reached home, because Severus found his coat, with watch in it.

~ Two and a half years after his parents double murder,

How did you manage to survive?

~ If it has taken you two years to understand that witnessing my family's murder has had a less than positive affect on my schoolwork, then I hardly think you need to be bothered with it now. In fact, I find it disturbing that a professor, who is entrusted with my care, has so little concern for me that you would only notice me when it suits you.


Ah, somehow, Severus'd managed to survive for two summers on the streets of London and the surrounding towns.

~ They were dangerous. Despite the girl's cheery smile and the two boy's quiet attitudes, they were dangerous.

Why are they here? They are on a mission; who ordered it, and why?

~ Severus snapped, "Don't treat me like a fool!"

I agree with Severus. Dumbledore ignores Severus. The only person who takes interest in Severus's life to such extent is Marcus. Marcus could have kidnapped Severus like that... If he thought he could get away with it. However, these ninja apparently aren't employed by Marcus, or they wouldn't claim to not know about Severus's uncle.

It's delightful that even if wand is vulnerability, when comparing magic and chakra, potion is still a strength, because there is no way to store a jutsu inside an object.

~ You're perfect. A loner with no close friends who tries to keep out of sight. You go out of your way to avoid attention. Exactly who we've been looking for.

So, he isn't targeted because he is Snape. He is targeted because he is a young wizard.

~ All we're going to do is take you away for a couple of weeks.

So, they are going to return him. What is their mission?

~ "If you hurt Mister Hagrid, I'll strip the flesh from your bones with a mixture of water, ear wax, and lilac leaves."


~ It was a lie. His pop's coat was in the bag along with the pocket-watch. He wanted the bag itself, his ma had made it for him.

I hope they return his things to him after the mission. However, I don't want them to return him back after the mission. First, how will he know what was going on while Sasuke was at Hogwarts? Second, how will Severus escape his uncle's clutches? I only hope that Sasuke will destroy the uncle, and leave illusion of Severus being dead, so that Severus will be able to stay in the hidden village.

~ And no magic to save me. No wand. No potions. Nothing.

There still grow many plants, even if there are differences. Potions may be your defence, and of the shinobi weakness.

The potion is truly brilliant.

~ For the first time in a very long time, Severus smiled. He couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present.


~ No matter how sweet freedom tasted, he couldn't help the anxiety of living defenseless among people who moved more quickly that his eyes could follow.

Agree. Care to try wandless magic? Because it would be easier than chakra training, I expect.

~ His wand, his potions, his books - all far away and completely useless.

You have your potions book, and notes in the margins.

~ "Don't think I've heard of them. Small clan?" "Undeniably."

Unfortunately. Tobias is dead, and when Prince's name is carried by Marcus, Severus wants nothing common with him.

~ If she won't fight for herself…

Why will not she fight for herself?

I am surprised that Severus throws such a temper tantrum. But then, he has been under pressure for a long time, and his bag and watch were taken away, and kidnapping is shocking. By the way, why all the shinobi speak English?

~ You aren't Japanese. Sensei. Kun. San. Sama. All part of the Japanese language, but you don't look Japanese. You speak perfect English.

My question, too.

~ "You can smell all of that? The salt?" Umino-sensei asked in disbelief.

[Chuckling] Shinobi! You move so quickly, with excellent balance, and yet you are surprised at his sense of smell?

~ Everyone had chakra - it was a proven fact - Lee just couldn't use his.

Is Lee a wizard? What's different with him?

~ "Why? No shinobi has magic. We couldn't use it."

But Lee did use it.

~ "Well… I suppose we'll just have to take a look at this marvelous book, won't we?"

With his permission!

I would have thought that Severus already started learning Occlumency...

~ "And as to opening his mouth, I'm sure he could hold his own in an argument with Tsunade-sama, herself."


~ "Your book will have to wait."

It has many precious recipes. Fortunately, potions require magic to work, but the book will still give Orochimaru ideas.

Fortunately, the book is returned to Severus.

~ Orochimaru had never woken from the slumber Severus had put him in and now, he never would.

Hope so. He might have some protection against Death, like Voldemort.

~ Accidental magic… Severus had never been so glad for it.

Considering Kabuto's anger, Orochimaru is truly dead.

Any goat has a bezoar inside?

~ You're welcome back, you know.


~ He would see Iruka's class and get news of how Gaara's people were faring. Maybe, he would even take a few of Iruka's classes. True that he couldn't really see himself as a full shinobi, but perhaps with Iruka's training, he would be a spy.

Good luck and gratitude, Gaara, Hagrid, Hyuuga, Iruka, Kakashi, Lee, Severus. Ill luck to Albus.
avidfan chapter 11 . 10/31/2011
i really loved it and hope you'll write more in this verse :)

there really should be more fics putting severus in a positive light
Eirdaru chapter 11 . 9/20/2011
Wow! That was intense! Especially the bit about Gaara it was neat and realistic, please write more about the naruto world cause I like how u did Gaara.
wrencrank chapter 7 . 8/17/2011
Wow. The plague was an amazing idea. I love how you wrote Kankuro's desperation. And how Gaara would snap. Congratulations! This is really good!
Little Kunai chapter 11 . 12/12/2010
good stuff, i'd love to see the look on hagrid's face when he tells him. thanks for a great story
Escalus chapter 11 . 12/12/2010
Agh, the two-year long story ends! And the ending was so sweet too...
Kameraida chapter 11 . 12/11/2010
You finished it!

And it made me go back to read sasuke's version from the beginning again!

Will there be another sequel covering how dumbledore reacts to the report and how konoha does further in depth study of magic?
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