Reviews for The Professor's Discretion
xcgirl08 chapter 22 . 4/13
I last read and reviewed this while it was still being published, but I had an old fondness for this pairing creep up on me again several days ago that led me to revisit it. I don't know if you're ever going to see this, but any work that I can remember this vividly after more than a decade - the scene in Snape's office after Hermione escapes from Malfoy Manner, right down to his holding her hand to his face; the detail about the charmed sickles sending messages; Hermione's panic that someone had been inside her head and Snape's reaction; the bit about Snape getting the potion right in the nose, which I laughed at just as loudly the second time - deserves a careful re-read, I think.

The plotting, the pacing, and the twists as they incorporate but also reshape canon are all so engaging here, but it's the characterizations of our leading man and young lady that truly make this such an outstanding read. Snape is a bitter, resentful, isolated, deeply complicated man for whom the story still expresses such sympathy and compassion it is sometimes overwhelming; Hermione is stubborn, brazen, perceptive, flawed and tender, and there's a fine, lovely, somehow authentic tension you weave through all their interactions as two people with matching intellects and sometimes contrary (and sometimes not, thank goodness for everyone) purposes.

I love most that there's no romance, at least in the standard fan fiction sense of the word, for all that I enjoy a romance in the standard sense; there is, in fact, quite a lot of romance, albeit of a subtler fashion, because there's a developed companionship, a trust, and the weird paradoxical freedom that comes from having your options dramatically narrowed because now you've made a promise to someone and you intend to keep it. Those subtle notes - Snape thinking Hermione's heart is doing triple-time while he's applying the bruise salve because she's afraid of him,for instance - get exponentially magnified, as a result, and they resonate everywhere.

I had also forgotten, mostly, the ending, and I think closing on that note is the subtlest, tenderest bit of all. May Severus Snape always find one more worthwhile reason for delay, until he learns there is more than one way of coming home (and when the time is right may Miss Hermione Granger get to bestow all sorts of insufferably indulgent kisses on him far, far, far from the snooping eyes of a few nosy portraits).
Mimi Lind chapter 22 . 3/11
This was beautiful! Thank you for writing it, and making me binge read it in one go!
escarlet1 chapter 1 . 3/2
Hello, I hope and you are well. I'm a Harry Potter fan, I see that you have a story that I would like to translate into Spanish from #Snamione, so that more people can enjoy it, I would like your permission to do so. It would be published on Wattpad I would give you your credits obviously. I wait your answer
beethovencool chapter 22 . 3/1
By the genre of this story "hurt/comfort", never thought this story repeatedly stabbing and healing my heart over and over again! This is so depressing, poor severus, yet your severus version is the most hard and distance i ever read but of course that made him likely the near origin Snape. One thing i didn't like on this story is the constant use of 'obliviate' that in my opinion the worst ugliest cruel curse i ever know, i mean i'd better be tortured or killed than losing my own memory and living ignorant of some event that night be important to me... The using of that curse is one aspect that made this story worth of hurt/comfort i think :")
Deljah chapter 22 . 12/25/2021
Absolutely outstanding sshg fic! I loved it. the ending was open, alas, but my imagination will fill in the rest. thank you for this wonderful story.
rgay3568 chapter 22 . 11/26/2021
So very well done! Brava!
Guest chapter 22 . 11/18/2021
But...what..the..?.. no epilogue? That cant be the end. Story is brilliant but the problem is how you finished it. It needs another chapter. It is too open.
Guest chapter 10 . 11/17/2021
I was surprised with the punishment. I really liked this chapter.
alannalove1990 chapter 22 . 11/14/2021
Is this really the ending? We don’t have any hint of a HEA? I adored this story and it was so wonderful! But seriously? This is the ending? No epilogue? Or moment where they finally come together?!
alannalove1990 chapter 21 . 11/14/2021
Intenseeeee
alannalove1990 chapter 20 . 11/14/2021
Awwww wow
alannalove1990 chapter 19 . 11/14/2021
Poor poor Hermione and Snape
alannalove1990 chapter 18 . 11/14/2021
Intense
alannalove1990 chapter 17 . 11/14/2021
Wowwwwwww
alannalove1990 chapter 15 . 11/14/2021
Awwwww
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