|Reviews for Why?|
| Diverball chapter 1 . 3/11/2014
Nice touch. It’s a very powerful argument. However, it is an argument tinged with hypocrisy, given the things that happen at Hogwarts throughout the series. For all that Snape claims that the first duty of the teaching staff is to protect the students, he gives his loyalty (as, apparently, do all the senior staff) to a man (Dumbledore) who thinks nothing of endangering the students for the sake of his own machinations. The whole staff of Hogwarts should have been fired for conspiring to bring a known Dark Wizard magnet (the Philosophers Stone) into a school. They should have been fired for not closing the school down the moment the first case of Basilisk petrification was found. They should have been fired for the lax policy towards bullying. As a school, Hogwarts is a joke, and it all stems from the top. So Snape really needs to think about this argument harder.
| Nightfall Rising chapter 1 . 2/18/2014
An excellent illustration of 'nice is different than good.'
| Aurenrose chapter 1 . 12/16/2013
I have never actually thought about it this way, and though there could have been a more... professional way to get rid of Lupin, it was understandable and you made Snape seem much more deep than the shallow asshole the books make him out to be thanks to Harry's POV.
| staretoile chapter 1 . 11/23/2013
nice and insidefull story. I never thought about it that way but its's an interesting idea!
| Samwise O'keefe chapter 1 . 11/10/2013
Love stories that give a reason for a person's actions.
Next time i read book 3 your story will be part of the background to it.
| Frosty Wolf chapter 1 . 11/10/2013
Interesting, this brought up some ideas I'd never thought of before. I don't think it excuses everything that Snape did, but it does make him seem more three dimensional. Well written.
| NuggetSaurus chapter 1 . 8/16/2013
Wow. Never, ever, in my long lasted potter obsession I have thought it that way. Thank you for sharing, it was very good and very true, but Lupin is still one of my favorite characters ;)
| Rosa Mundi chapter 1 . 8/5/2013
That was a good story, and I agree with every word of it.
| Illyria934 chapter 1 . 8/4/2013
THANK YOU! This is such an important aspect that is often overlooked by many fans. Over the entire year Lupin consciously jeopardized the lives of not only Harry but of the entire school as well. He could not even be trusted to reliably take the potion that would prevent him from turning him into a monster loose among hundreds of children. Even mere minutes before the rise of the moon, he let Harry untie him after Snape secured him. For someone so obsessed with what being a werewolf means to him, he is awfully lax about keeping others from meeting that same fate.
Sorry, but Remus more than deserved being forced to resign. That's why I hated his commentary to Harry in canon so much, that Severus told his secret because he was now deprived of receiving the Order of Merlin. I guess even after all those years being a Marauder and picking on Snape still comes naturally to him.
| BakerStreetIsLastRefugeOfHope chapter 1 . 8/3/2013
| TheGoldenTrioFan chapter 1 . 7/15/2013
well that was certainly not boring. good job
| Sweetdoggie chapter 1 . 6/20/2013
This was a really good story. Very well-thought out justification for Snape's behavior. And very true. I have often thought that, no matter how excited he was at seeing Pettigrew on the map, Remus had no business running off without chugging his potion which was sitting right there, but you are also very correct when you pointed out that he could have told about Sirius being an animagus. He should have mentioned this. No question, hands down, he was wrong. Thanks for sharing your work. It was very enjoyable.
| Amanthya chapter 1 . 6/10/2013
Is there a sequel to this? There should be. This would change things greatly, I think, and I'd be interested in your take on the altered events.
| Harriverse chapter 1 . 6/8/2013
I think no one has ever talked so clearly about this particular view.
| Iwa Shinju chapter 1 . 6/3/2013
I have definitely enjoyed it. Your explanation of Lupin's actions was both interesting and convincing.