Reviews for And Yet He Flinched
Guest chapter 1 . 9/5/2022
One of the all-time great fanfics - subtle, spare, strong.

But TBH I've come around to thinking Snape was right about the "prank", and McGonagall wrong, and that it wasn't Sirius's trick; it was all of the Marauders'.

That would explain why neither adult-Lupin ("schoolboy grudge") nor adult-James ('be my family's Secret-Keeper') took the secret-betrayal seriously or let it influence their future actions. It always puzzled me that James chose a secret-breaker to Keep his family's Secret, but if Lupin was in on the trick then Sirius didn't break any trust, did he?

(Why did we always assume that Lupin, who "sat down every month to plan the next full moon adventure", must be innocent? What consequences could he fear, with Dumbledore in his corner? If Snape had died that night, it would have incriminated Dumbledore just as much as the Marauders, and he'd have hushed it up. As he did, in canon...)
guest chapter 1 . 6/17/2021
Rereading this for the nth time and can't believe I never reviewed it.

Beautifully conceived and realized, one of the best here or anywhere. As thoroughly canonshafted as the Cruciatus aspect now is, the fic is extraordinarily perceptive and indeed prescient about Snape's childhood. You knew before Rowling told.

Major kudos!
Ulistes chapter 1 . 7/27/2020
The oldest story i have read but i realy like it.
guihualiusha chapter 1 . 5/29/2020
Really, REALLY wonderful work! What this storey implies breaks my heart. (Sorry for grammar mistakes, I'm not a native speaker.
SkyeMoor chapter 1 . 12/11/2019
Well written.
HowlinMad79 chapter 1 . 8/9/2019
This is an excellent piece of writing. Very well crafted. I come back often and reread just to appreciate and be moved by this beautiful little story
Joe Oudeis chapter 1 . 7/29/2019
This story were good if it had been written after the fifth book. But this way it is simply stunning. It is accurate to a point I want to reread PoA and GoF just to find those hints you mentioned whish I obviously couldn't see even after reading DH. It has the perfect length and tells you something you already knew in a way that makes you believe you knew nothing
Guest chapter 1 . 7/10/2018
Well written.
So sad...and canon.

Simply brilliant.
Kawisdom chapter 1 . 6/25/2018
Short and powerful.
JG chapter 1 . 5/3/2018
I read this story years ago and it always stuck with me. I have spent so long searching for it, so happy I finally found it again. Upon re-reading it was even more beautiful than I remembered... This is the single most well-written piece of fanfic I have ever read. So simple yet so devastating. Thanks for sharing your talents.
BURNERACC chapter 1 . 2/13/2018
Uwaa! It’s so sad!
CarminaVulcana chapter 1 . 2/6/2018
Beautifully done. You are a very gifted writer.
QuinnzelRose chapter 1 . 9/7/2017
Ouch, my heart.
Loki Joker Quinn Jr chapter 1 . 5/13/2016
Wow this is amazing well done
Guest chapter 1 . 5/13/2016
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