Reviews for Surviving
excessivelyperky chapter 13 . 6/29
Oh. My.

(and of course Snape would know what Narcissa Malfoy smelled like-honeysuckle and ivory, silly. But he wouldn't want to mention it around Luna, because Luna is far more important to him).

I am glad that he took that position, and kept his hair short. I hope he made a mental list of Luna's suggestions, though.

And I love love love that he's rebuilding the house.

Room for both of them, I should say. And I suspect he'll like Fresh Water Plimpies for supper.
excessivelyperky chapter 12 . 6/29
Snape is right about prison letting him off the hook about thinking about his future; going back to Hogwarts would be the same.

Frankly, after all his whinging about the potions, I'm surprised that department hasn't forcibly dragged him down to the hospital cauldrons and challenged him to do better.

But I like Standish's idea. Research new and bizarre potions for new and bizarre maladies seems to be the sort of thing he'd really like.

I expect Luna has shoes to wear to bed now.

And...she will find him, too, or he her. Whichever.
excessivelyperky chapter 11 . 4/19
I'm glad that Harry came through. One of the Hallows would cross any barrier, especially this one.

And I love how Snape cleared the darkness from Luna's mind.

Brilliant chapter.
excessivelyperky chapter 10 . 4/18
Brilliant. Snape's strategy for going there could be as simple as borrowing Harry's Cloak, or as complicated as Obliviating his way through the lot of guardians. Or borrowing the formula for Garroting Gas from the George and substituting sleep-inducing ingredients.

He really has a lot of options.

Except, of course, not doing anything at all.

I wonder if that pearl is a personalized Portkey?
excessivelyperky chapter 9 . 3/16
Waves hi-oh, yes, I do know about real life!
excessivelyperky chapter 8 . 1/10
At least the good doctor realizes that Luna is not the only distressed party, and that Snape likely has more PTSD than the rest of the school combined. And Snape is called upon to give comfort; it's only Luna that has given him any.

But he's sensitive enough to hear her scream.
excessivelyperky chapter 7 . 12/6/2014
I think Madam Pomfrey doesn't mind Snape taking tea to Luna; in fact, I think she rather hopes that both of them will eat properly.

Luna has a good question-why is Snape still there? One reason is that Snape has never thought of himself as having the freedom to go anywhere but Hogwarts or Azkaban, or possibly Spinners End. Luna, for all her house being gone, hasn't been a prisoner for nearly as long as Snape has.

And...after what she did, and I suspect she absorbed his nightmares into her own, Snape cannot leave her to wither and die. There is a link between them now, and even the chief PTSD guy recognizes (Pomfrey already has).

Very good chapter. Of course Snape is going to look to potions first; but I think he needs to look inside his own heart.
excessivelyperky chapter 6 . 11/22/2014
Ah, it sounds like both Draco and Harry are an item in the newspaper because...they are an item.

And Snape's feelings for Luna are quite real as well, and Poppy does recognize that, but wants to make sure Luna is protected, reasonably enough. Love the use of her stormtrooper voice on everyone in the room, though.

Good chapter.
excessivelyperky chapter 5 . 10/27/2014
Extremely good chapter. And I suspect that Luna didn't mind giving up the yellow high-tops in exchange for the pearl.

Plus, it may be that Luna will tell Snape that if she tells about her nightmares, he has to tell about hers.

(the problem with confiding in Dumbledore, I suspect, was that Snape never knew when anything he said would be used to manipulate him or hurt him. After all, given what happened when he was a student, why on earth would he trust Albus to do anything *nice* for him?).
FreeSpiritSeeker chapter 13 . 10/19/2014
Absolutely beautiful, brilliant story. I couldn't stop reading it.
excessivelyperky chapter 4 . 9/22/2014
I'm glad Severus was there-Luna might have decided to go swimming without him, and never come back again. Snape also knows what it's like to be chased for sport, though one hopes the Marauders never went quite that far with him (though stripping him naked was probably almost as bad).

It's obviously that Luna's been written off ever since she entered Hogwarts the same way Snape was, though-Flitwick never did anything about the way she was bullied, either.

Good chapter.
excessivelyperky chapter 3 . 8/9/2014
Yes. Severus is finally realizing how much of a prisoner he has been for how long, from the bizarre way freedom is starting to feel. And I suspect he won't spend another year at Hogwarts, unless he's forced into it by the Ministry or Minerva.

He might, however, for Luna, who will have her seventh year there.

But then I believe they will both leave.

After sharing this memorial, I doubt they will remain separated except by necessity.
excessivelyperky chapter 2 . 7/29/2014
Oh, how lovely! He finally realizes the price that Luna is paying for his own restful sleep, and is good enough to send her away.

But...one hopes that 'free to go' means 'free to go where he wants to, and not to Azkaban' and 'free to tell the sodding reporters and even more sodding Ministry people where to go'.

And he misses her.
XxXSmiles101XxX chapter 13 . 7/11/2014
Perfect, brilliant and just amazing. I really love and enjoy this story, even if some parts were a little sad. It is just a perfect, sweet, cute and lovely story. Well done :D
excessivelyperky chapter 1 . 6/12/2014
Excellent! Luna, sometimes, is the only one of them who sees clearly.

It would have been nice for Minerva to apologize for trying to kill him, but I suppose she'd rather not bring that up (besides, if Snape dropped everyone from his social circle for trying to kill him, the only one he'd have left would be...Luna.).

Love the black knight imagery.
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