|Reviews for Little One|
| missgsmith51 chapter 16 . 11/8/2013
Alas, I think we saw this one coming. We knew Albus would have things his way, because he always does. He is, after all, the master manipulator.
The real issue here is whether even he can convince the Wizengamot that random Muggles are the best place for Harry. I guess we need only check to see whether or not they are all sucking on sherbet lemons and gazing into the ozone. If so, I fear poor Harry is a goner.
| missgsmith51 chapter 15 . 11/8/2013
Well, review or not, I suspect you (and Dumbledore) will be doing that anyway. I can only hope Snape will find a way out. Too bad D is being so short-sighted. A Severus Snape in Azkaban is a Severus Snape who cannot be a spy in Voldemort's camp. Tsk! Tsk! You've created a problem for yourself in the future, DD.
| missgsmith51 chapter 14 . 11/8/2013
I think you think like me where the punishments are concerned. Good job. Perhaps, too, Dudley can be saved.
Dumbledore has lost it, unfortunately. He is acting WAY too out of character. However, I am willing to play along - "willing suspension of disbelief," they call it. I fear Snape is headed for a stay in Azkaban. Perhaps while there, he can enlist the help of everyone's favorite big, black doggy.
| missgsmith51 chapter 13 . 11/8/2013
I love the twins. As annoying as they could be with their pranks, I don't think they ever were malicious in the books. Here they seem to like Harry and Draco - or should I say Blondie? Wait! Didn't Snape call Lucius Blondie back in one of the earlier chapters?
| missgsmith51 chapter 12 . 11/8/2013
Very sweet little interlude between the BWL and the panther-bat. ;) Alas, I can't see DD taking this lying down. I'm guessing he has been doing more than sitting in his ivory tower, sucking on sherbet lemons (which I suspect are drugged with a strong anti-anxiety potion). He seems in danger of losing the support of key Order members, so I'm guessing he has a full smear campaign underway.
| missgsmith51 chapter 11 . 11/8/2013
Well, that's a bit scary, blaming Dumbledore for Voldemort's mental instability. Dumbledore is certainly manipulative and dishonest here, but I would be wary of laying Riddle's insanity at his feet. Riddle committed his first murders when he was still a Hogwarts student, and he created the Diary (a Horcrux) back then, as well. I think Riddle's own arrogance, megalomania, and his determination to make so many evil Horcruxes rendered him the mess that he became. I do not think even a manipulative, Machiavellian DD could do that.
| missgsmith51 chapter 10 . 11/8/2013
Be careful with those ranting English teacher comments. I'm a newly retired English teacher (27 years), and I'll go back and pull all of my nice comments and just leave corrections for sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, and incorrect word usage. **experienced teacher glare**
| missgsmith51 chapter 9 . 11/8/2013
It sounds like The Order may be ousting their current leader before long. It seems all of the REAL professors also support Snape as Harry's guardian. That should make the inevitable announcement go more smoothly.
Perhaps either Professor Sinestra or Charity Burbage (if they're young) would be a good match for Sev, although his plate seems full enough at the moment. Tonks might, as well, unless you're keeping her linked with Remus. Please, no arrogant Malfoy pure-blood types for Sev and Harry.
| missgsmith51 chapter 8 . 11/8/2013
Lucius still makes me nervous. I think he and Harry need to head for Switzerland. Yes, that would make accessing bank accounts easier. Scotland is WAY too close to DD and Hogwarts.
| missgsmith51 chapter 7 . 11/8/2013
I figured Remus would smell Harry on Snape. Actually, Remus (my favorite adult character in the stories) never really felt the dislike of Snape that ran so deeply in James and Sirius ... and James (in your story) had obviously let it go by the time the wills were written. Remus will make a strong ally, because he has common sense, a gentle heart, and he considers Harry - and now Severus, by extension - part of his "pack." He won't give them up.
Wait till Snape asks him if he ever received that two million-galleon bequest James left him, as well as Lilly's books (or 1 million galleons in lieu thereof). They'd have known he would be needy, given the laws and prejudices against those afflicted with Lycanthropy, and they'd have wanted to help as much as possible. Poor Remus, though, will probably never press the point, more's the pity.
| missgsmith51 chapter 6 . 11/8/2013
Well, remember that Snape is a Death Eater and an Occlumens. He is more able than most to control his emotions. I can see him casting some sort of painful spell on Vernon ... but not that one. Dumbledore kept Snape out of Azkaban once; however, Snape is now in full "defiance mode" where DD is concerned, and he is preparing to go to ground with Harry. DD is more likely to turn against him than not.
Snape would be very careful here. He would be far more likely to sneak back to Privet Drive unseen and apply his own brand of "let the punishment fit the crime" justice. I think Snape would use spells that made the Dursleys feel the effects of every injury or missed meal they had inflicted on Harry. Of course, they would be self-renewing, and there would be no marks for Muggle doctors to see, so they would never really heal. A Cruciatus is over so quickly. Snape would want to leave a "gift" that just kept on giving, right?
| missgsmith51 chapter 5 . 11/8/2013
Petunia knows Snape has Harry, unless he obliviated them without telling us (Did he?), and she will doubtless have spilled her guts to Dumbledore.
I can't believe he left Lucius alone with Harry. I NEVER would trust that blonde snake-in-the-grass.
| missgsmith51 chapter 4 . 11/8/2013
It makes perfect sense, to me. Lily was savvy enough to know Sirius would not be an ideal parent, and she called him out in her will. Go, Lily! It sounds like she preferred Remus to the other Marauders and would have preferred Harry in the care of Severus and Remus. Interesting.
I wonder how the will could be so completely disregarded. Aren't there laws to protect against this?
| missgsmith51 chapter 3 . 11/8/2013
Batman! LOL I was half expecting to hear him sing the little Batman song from the campy old series ... but I guess he wouldn't know it.
Snape is just oozing patience and tenderness. Poor Harry has probably never known a kind word since Lily and James died. No wonder he is confused.
| missgsmith51 chapter 2 . 11/8/2013
That was pretty tame, given Snape's level of anger. I have a feeling ... He'll be ba - ack!