|Reviews for Time Remembered|
| Arabella Lee Smith chapter 3 . 1/13
Wonderful tale. I have so enjoyed this. But was thinking there was another chapter, and then it was over. So sad for some stories to end. Thank you.
| Arabella Lee Smith chapter 2 . 1/13
I am loving this trip through Flitwick's memories. brilliantly done. Very human, very real.
| Arabella Lee Smith chapter 1 . 1/13
Another wonderful tale of the "adults," well thought out and in character. Thank you.
| Guest chapter 3 . 5/28/2013
This story is beyond perfection. The only flaw is that it's only three chapters! Thank you for writing this. It's a gem.
| Iva chapter 3 . 3/13/2013
Brilliant fic. I know it's labeled as Complete but perhaps an Epilogue, non-canon if possible (-:, would be added later? The recipe / chapter quoted in the end hints on something more, right?
| MuggleCreator chapter 3 . 12/27/2012
So brilliant. Great story.
The thing is, I do see them, and others, as a reluctant sort of family.
I have this sort of...idea in my head, that there are two distinctions: blood and magical.
Albus Dumbledore: Head of Family
Aberforth, Ariana: Blood siblings
Minerva, Hagrid, Filius, Pomona: Magical children/ siblings (Albus mix of caring father-figure & occasionally, a brother who needs a sharp poke in reminder that he doesn't have to do bloody everything alone)
Remus, Sirius, Severus, etc: Magical older grandchildren
Harry, Neville, Ron, Hermione, etc: Magical younger grandchildren
Albus made his home at Hogwarts since 1930s or so; anyone born c.1925 – c.1955 children, born c.1956 – c.1986? grandchildren.
If that makes sense?
| Emerald-colored eyes chapter 3 . 11/5/2012
Amazing! It's great to see a fic from Flitwick's point of view.
| ScullySayer chapter 3 . 7/14/2012
Absolutely stunning story! No review of mine could probably do it justice, but I really did enjoy it so. How wonderfully written, how well thought out your characterisations and the interplay between the four. I'd like to think this was what they were really like, in private. And the ending... oh, how lovely! I hope Severus took note of it. ;) Thanks for sharing this, it was marvellous!
| adaon45 chapter 1 . 5/26/2012
My goodness-an intelligent, beautifully written story about Snape and his colleagues. I don't always find them, so when I do, I really appreciate them. Thanks so much for the Swinburne quotation, by the way, and for the Flitwick POV-I've always wanted to know more about him.
| Captain Evermind chapter 3 . 5/16/2012
Aaaww... This is gorgeous. Beautifully sweet, and sad, and funny... all good things. Lovely characterisation and depiction of the relationships between the four heads. It's made all the sadder by the final few paragraphs about what they might achieve together after the war. Very nicely written. Cheers.
| Isilarma chapter 3 . 2/11/2012
That was brilliant! I loved Filius' and Severus' prank, and the way Minerva and Pomona reacted to it. Absolutely superb.
And the last few lines were perfect. A really, really good story :)
| Chemistress chapter 3 . 2/5/2012
I just have to begin with the end:
/There was a potions book to go with it. And a bookmark, representing the Slytherin Snake on a green background. He consulted the index, carefully selected a chapter, and inserted the thin card. He briefly looked at the chapter title.
Serpentis Antidota./ This IS IT, dear Filius, you are a genius, even if you do not see why yet... (at least I hope you have an non-canon-end in your mind
Severus' back-story about his joining the DEs seems just so right. And Minerva's not daring to ask him about it really gets to me:/Minerva could still barely talk about it, except in terms of bitter self-accusation. And she had asked me to speak to Severus, "for if he says he joined the Death Eaters because of the bullying at Hogwarts, what could I possibly say? It's my fault – I should have realised what was happening."/ *Oh dear, I feel so sorry for her, canon-end-wise...*
/Severus and he could be quiet together, an underrated gift./ Very true!
/They had got into the habit of distinguishing the years by the resident DADA teacher. A habit that had worried him when Severus had been appointed. He had feared the jinx. Would they call it The Severus Year, he had thought, and what could happen to Severus that would stop him teaching?/ I am sure that this is exactly what came to some of the staff's mind back then...
/I can recognize a rhetorical question when I see one. Severus has always been a firm believer in saying nothing for as long as possible. / *LOL*
/When I first learned that the Sorting Hat had nearly Sorted Minerva into Ravenclaw, I had been highly amused – I am a borderline-Gryffindor myself. Over the years I may have sometimes doubted my own Gryffindorness, but never Minerva's Ravenclaw mind. / *Seconded*
/I can only think of one wizard expert enough to manage such perfection."
She let the silence drop.
No-one can let a silence drop like Minerva; I have often admired the technique when she interrogates students. Being on the receiving end is different. I knew what I had to do. I swallowed, made eye contact, and said, taking care neither to blink nor to look away, "I cast it."
"Spoken like a true Gryffinclaw," Minerva said. There was a hint of a smile around her lips and the beginning of laughter in her eyes. / I think this is my favourite part of all ;-))
/He would believe, firmly, that Severus was acting on Albus's instructions, and that there were good reasons not to confide in anyone. And when doubt set in, in the darkest hours of the night, he would convince himself that Albus had insisted on the secrecy, and that Severus hated it as much as they did. But that he, like Albus, felt that utter secrecy was vital to their plans – to whatever plan they had hatched between them./ Oh, how I hope they all did !
So, I really can't tell you how much I love this Filius' POV of the year of Snape's headmastership! This is the biggest gaping hole for fanfiction to fill, and you have done it with so much loving insight into the heads of houses - thank you so much!
| Chemistress chapter 2 . 2/5/2012
I love to pick a few of my favourite lines of this second part of your story:
/Philippa would say he was buying Wonderfully Wicked Uncle status...The Decoy Detonators were brilliant. But he would act as a responsible adult, yes, he would. He would carefully point out how very wrong it would be to set them off at Madam Trevelyan's utterly boring annual Turkey Curry Party./ So true to real life *gg*
/it was the first time after Cedric's death that Minerva had been in full Lion of Gryffindor mode – they had all been relieved to see it...It had taken Filius a long time before he had seen the cunning plan...Then he'd started thinking, and only then had he realized that this was, in fact, step four of a plan./ Inspired plan, indeed, and really hard to follow step three ;-))
/"...if I ever reach your age, I hope you'll tell me your secret …"/ *Oh my...!*
/"I think my little badgerkin actually meant 'pumpkin juice'. You know, made from those big, round, orange things?" Pomona had grinned./ *LOL*
/And she would realize why he had chosen that particular poem./ And so did your readers: what a wonderful choice, and a poem I did not know before but love so much now 3
/"It is because they drop potions that I want them to drop Potions.."/ *ROFL* - fantastic observation dear author!
/Wasted on our students, Filius had sometimes thought; this chap should be at a University./ So true, my opinion completely: some people are only made to teach the ones who want to be taught the subject (me included).
/But it didn't sound like a joke, although Filius was willing to believe that Albus often said it./ Yes, one of the problematic character traits of Albus.
| Swallow B chapter 3 . 1/30/2012
For some reason, my log in sometimes fails to register. This long review was mine.
| Guest chapter 3 . 1/30/2012
I'm glad I took a breather before reading this, because it demands undivided attention. Excellent chapter. Excellent story, I shuold say. I like those of yours which dig under the surface, into the characters' motives.
Severus' story is perfectly explained. Very clearly, because Severus has had time to think it over and analyse it, but at the time, it must have been an untidy jumble of feelings in his head.
"We wizards could do so much more - good things, that would benefit us and Muggles alike". Severus got taken in by the same arguments as Dumbledore.
I like your description of the two groups of Death Eaters, the 'muscles and mass' and the intellectual, for whom Voldemort had two different sets of propaganda. That's exactly what happens in such groups (and we know which ones do the dirty work). It is quite plausible that Severus was kept less aware of what he wouldn't have wanted to know (with tacit understanding from Lord V).
Good point, about Dumbledore taking the Purebloods' side (Black and Potter), against the Half-Blood's, while Voldemort welcomed Severus with open arms.
I agree that Severus' need for friendship, appreciation and a sense of belonging must have been his strongest reasons for becoming a Death Eater. Realising this later, he decided never to let this need take over again.
And I can very well imagine the teachers getting back at Lockhart in this way, from the hints at their attitude towards him given in canon.
Oh, so that's how the frog-prince legend was born? (giggle)
I like the Slytherin way in which Filius and Severus got Minerva's weak point. The Right Thing to Do - of course!
It ends on a sad note, when Filius projects to 'tell Severus a word or two' after the war. But that's fitting.