|Reviews for Too Deep for the Healing|
| NanamiYatsumaki chapter 6 . 7/20/2011
Another fine chapter! Fantastic job, keep up the great work, oh poor Severus when he had to hear Slughorn talk and talk...I'd be kind of mad too if someone revealed a secret that was only meant for them to others lol.
See you next update!
| godwit chapter 5 . 7/13/2011
The part where Snape reflects on Poppy's and Irene's different ways of touching him is very observant and also moving as Snape is not used to being touched by another human being. I like the way he compares Irene's touch to his own experience of being inexperienced. These reflections, the interaction between Snape and Irene about Charity Burbage and the way Irene herself acts makes me very curious about her.
I can understand that Snape wants to hide his personal possessions away. The price he has to pay, however, seems to be more dependence, loss of control and humiliation.
And I wonder about that note-book...
| Mottsnave chapter 5 . 7/12/2011
I love your comparison of Poppy and Irene's healing styles, and how Snape can find a comparison with his own skills as a beginner. That's very well observed.
It's kind of remarkable that Snape would offer up that almost-apology or explanation to Irene, perhaps because he was able to identify with her earlier. It's pretty realistic that he would draw back from that quickly when it didn't go perfectly.
Snape makes a little expedition! You know, it could just be stubbornness and independence, but I think I also see a need to get some control back over himself and his life. In the past, he had to be in control at all times, and it must be very disturbing to have that taken away. Getting up just to hide some of his belongings in a more private place, without anyone knowing, gives him a little bit of control back. His strong reaction when Irene is about to take all control away again is very understandable!
I wonder what's in that notebook?
| FuryPossessed chapter 5 . 7/10/2011
Illicit escape... who would have thought it eh?
| wynnleaf chapter 5 . 7/9/2011
I liked the way you showed how desperately he wanted to have some independence, in that he would do such a risky think as take the potion, for no reason other than to do some things for himself.
It was also fascinating seeing the difference in the way he views Poppy's care for him versus Irene's manner. And last, I loved the interaction over Charity Burbage's death.
| White Gray chapter 5 . 7/9/2011
THAT'S IT! I officially declare you to be the most superior fanfic writer EVER! I'll just stop writing my pathetic piece that doesn't deserve the name fanfiction because there is no way I could ever surpass you!
What I like about you:
1. Precision. I swear I didn't yet find a single spelling mistake in the story! You're a perfectionist, aren't you?
2. Deep character analysis. It's like you know them better than yourself! The way you show Severus, his inner struggle, his pain, the cross he took on his shoulders... It's so real! When I'm reading it I'm thinking, yes, of course, I understand, it couldn't possibly be any other way!
3. The plot. Choosing what happened to Charity Burbage to be the major factor in the story shows you have great understanding of his character. I believe the three most important deaths in Severus' life were Lily's, Dumbledore's and then right after them Charity's.
You are simply brilliant!
I adored this chapter. The way Severus struggled to explain why he couldn't save Charity really touched me. I loved how you incorporated the motive of a human's touch, when he's comparing how both healers handle him. He's just not used to the warmth of another human being, is he? Touch can be so important - I should know, my boyfriend and I started dating only because we were 'forced' to touch each other first (we were dance partners for the traditional graduation dance we have in our country, similar to a prom). I cried when I read how he had taken his most treasured possession, Lily's photo, to a hiding place! He's just so desperately clinging to her memory for dear life, isn't he? She's his only source of strength. I'm afraid of what's going to happen when he finds out Harry told everyone about his love for Lily... I suspect it's not going to be pretty! Oh, and the bathrobe incident! What wouldn't I give to be in Irene's shoes! I'd make his bathrobe hot anytime he'd want me to! ;P Seriously, though, the incident wasn't all pleasant. I'm glad Irene managed to recognize how vulnerable he really is underneath all that thick shell. I'm guessing peeling it off won't be easy for neither of them.
Keep it coming please, I'm addicted now!
| NanamiYatsumaki chapter 5 . 7/9/2011
Another fantastic chapter! :D
Keep up the great work.
| CeresMaria chapter 5 . 7/9/2011
As a health care professional myself, all patients hate having to be dependent on someone else for the simplist of tasks. I feel sorry for the man, but he deserved that scolding. Thank you for the update and write more soon!
| LadyZadora chapter 4 . 7/8/2011
Beautifully written! I love the concept and I can't wait to read more!
| Mottsnave chapter 4 . 7/5/2011
Ah ha! I was right about Juniperus! And about Poppy's backbone...
I loved your depiction of the meeting between Potter and Snape. I've always felt that the final book was crying out for a resolution of the feelings between them, a resolution that we never got. I find it very satisfying that you have them reach some understanding, even if it is incomplete at this point. I also thing that your depiction is very realistic that it is awkward and full of irritations on Snape's part. Potter better be happy with that 'Well done'!
I also think it's very realistic that you have Snape very hurt by Dumbledore's lies and omissions to him.
Healer Irene Burbage? Oh well, there goes Snape's chance for a peaceful night's rest!
| Mottsnave chapter 3 . 7/5/2011
I really love the feverish claustrophobic atmosphere in this chapter; I really feel for the patient!
Nicely done capturing Snape's stubborn independence and lingering paranoia, as well as Slughorn's obliviousness.
I love the detail of keeping the wounded elves away from humans to keep them from leaping back into service! That's a very clever addition.
Hmmm, I wonder if Healer Juniperus is refusing to send the antidote based on who she thinks is the recipient. Well, Poppy hopefully has the backbone to get her to cooperate, if so.
Hurrying on to the next chapter now!
| laola chapter 4 . 7/4/2011
Oww BURBAGE ... Houston, we have a problem !(Snape hide yourself if she finds out about your role in the death of Charity )
Great fiction so far, can't wait until your next chapter
| White Gray chapter 4 . 7/1/2011
Wow, Snape said WELL DONE to Harry! And he thanked Irene! Coming out of his mouth it's like saying I LOVE YOU!
I adored all the characters you presented, they are SO REALISTIC!
Irene Burbage? IS SHE RELATED TO CHARITY BURBAGE! O.o
| wynnleaf chapter 4 . 6/30/2011
Burbage? Wow, that sounds like a problem for the future. Good chapter. I really like the conversation with Harry. And Snape hurt that Dumbledore lied to him. I think he would understand *why* Dumbledore would have lied about that - kind of, anyway - but that wouldn't make it hurt less.
And, by the way, regarding canon issues, I'm not sure that Dumbledore had to lie to Snape about Harry having to die. After all, if Snape could lie to Voldemort, why wouldn't Dumbledore assume Snape could convincingly lie to Harry as well? (That is, let Harry think he needed to die, with Snape knowing the truth.) In the end, with Snape having to give a "death bed" confession of sorts, I suppose he wouldn't have been able to lie. Still, Dumbledore wouldn't have known that Snape would be giving Harry all that information in such an extreme manner.
| NanamiYatsumaki chapter 4 . 6/30/2011
Very nice chapters, I look forward to the next one.