Reviews for To Love, And All It Entails
Dimac99 chapter 3 . 12/28/2015
Again, sweet and wonderful :-) I really love your Severus, wounded and vulnerable and almost boyish at times.
Guest chapter 3 . 12/27/2015
And so they kiss. What I like about this is how even before the overt romantic/physical part of their relationship begins, there is this underlying understanding. The tentative movements in that direction, the discussion (or in this case... the brief, half unspoken discussion), the meeting of minds and then the final movement from friends to more than friends... They both know there is something there, and yet no one rushes it... they just seem to enjoy the slow build to what will be an inevitable end. People seem to rush things so much these days... A slow burn can be much more satisfying sometimes... And sometimes emotions and people's courage to make a move need to simmer a bit before things are just right. This all seems "right" to me. Natural, perfect love, yet the product of two imperfect, damaged people. Some things can't be rushed. -C PS- I guess I'll finish this tomorrow since I did notes instead of finish reading (husband was right... It was the more responsible choice... I guess...). This reread pretty much made my day though...
Guest chapter 2 . 12/27/2015
My better half reminded me that maybe I should do some work and then maybe relax afterwards... So, 16 notes done, and now here I am to finish off the slowest reread ever of a 3 chapter story, haha (another 18 notes or so still to go for last week... but who's counting?). Back to our good friend, Snape, and his not so polite response to a nicely worded vague invite to a work holiday party. That has been one of the hardest lessons for me over the last 7 years with my husband, learning just how powerful words are and how careful one must be with them... Fortunately for Snape his actions spoke louder here :). It was a sweet gesture, showing up unannounced to accompang her, and in doing so wordlessly appologize, and the picture you paint of them together, yet not, at the party was very well done. Like I've said before... I think this is the most perfectly done coming together story I've read... ever. -C
Guest chapter 2 . 12/27/2015
His comment about Ginny being happy about being pregnant again made me chuckle... I could never see Snape as a father in any of those Snape has kids wih Hermione fanfics; they were all written so wrong. The most I could EVER imagine him being is a very reluctant father after a contraceptive accident... Who learns to love said child (probably rather aloofly) through example of Hermione's love and patience with him. And even with that set up, that kind of Snape personality would have to be similar to the Snape here. That would probably still be the greatist fanfic feat of all time for me though... I feel so much would be stacked against it actually working (hence all the attempts that haven't worked). Anyways... That sentence coupled with him attending the play and commenting on how the kids did made me think about that for a moment. -C (ps- I'm sad this is almost over... I feel like I have exhausted most options of extending it through the day, haha)
Guest chapter 2 . 12/27/2015
Got interrupted again by the nightly walk and shower... So now I'm warm, cozy, and eating leftover Christmas tamales and where do I jump back in? The reunification scene after the Thanksgiving trip. Ahh, the sweet innocence of new love, of not knowing where you stand but being so desperately happy to see someone and knowing that in seeing them you are home. :). I don't want this to end because then I have to end the cozy weekend with writing notes... fortunately there is still more! -C
Guest chapter 2 . 12/27/2015
The obsession with the other is such a fine line to walk. If we spent the majority of our waking moments thinking about sports or a movie or book people would call us unhealthily obsessed. Yet, when in love, you really do think about the other person ALL the time. Oh, sure you can still function (I guess if you couldn't fxn at all and spent ALL your time thinking of the other it would fall into the unhealthy category) and you can still focus on other things... But that other person is always there, permeating your life and thoughts. You wonder what they are doing, you see, hear, or read something neat and you remind yourself to share it with them, you look forward to seeing them next. It is sweet and innocent and a sign that your life has become so intertwined that there isn't a clear delination of self anymore... Because life isn't the same anymore and never will be again. Watching his thoughts, his reaction to the ways she now permeates his life, his heart, and his soul is lovely. His point of view is such a joy to read. - C
Guest chapter 2 . 12/27/2015
Got distracted by the husband... :) then I settled back into reading and couldn't get over the playful banter. I feel like Snape shouldn't be a playful banterer... and yet here it is perfect, yet again. - C
Guest chapter 2 . 12/27/2015
Apparently I'm live-reviewing my thoughts. If I weren't on my phone maybe I would have opened up a note file and typed as I went along, but I'm not... so piecemeal is easier. One thing I absolutely maintain is someone isn't ready for a relationship until they are ok being alone. Relationships don't fix baggage, issues, depression, or loneliness. They just don't. To have a healthy relationship you have to be OK with who and where you are. Not to say that a healthy, strong relationship won't help you carry your baggage (just like you will help carry your partner's) or won't help take the twinge out of not belonging in some setting or baseline loneliness (we have all experienced being lonely surrounded by others) or won't inspire you and challenge you to be the best versions of yourself, all the time supported in that transformation. It is in a healthy relationship you realize what Severus realizes at the beginning of this chapter... There was a way life was BEFORE that was livable and now that he's experienced the AFTER, here just merely friendship still, with Hermione he truly sees how she compliments and adds to his life in ways he didn't expect or think he needed... Hence only truly realizing how lonely life was AFTER she is in his life. You write mature and real love so perfectly! Also, his internal thoughts while she is suffering through the potion, and while carrying her up the stairs, are perfect. New love and that awkward transition is so exciting! - Camille
Guest chapter 1 . 12/27/2015
Books didn't interest him, hah! A definite sign of preoccupation. :) I love how the signs are there... unconsciously the stage is being set but he doesn't conciously realize what is developing yet. This story makes me feel so warm and happy! -Camille
Guest chapter 1 . 12/27/2015
Had to log out because it won't let me do another review... I get the purpose of such a policy, but frankly, some stories require more than one review. Like this one. Anyways, I had to stop, right after he walks her home, and comment. The way he comforts her when she's cries... lovely. The conversation over tea is one of the moments that made me fall so hard the first time I read it... his entertainment about S.P.E.W. and the fact he mentions it... :). Hah! And then the initial need to invite her to shop with him, the amusement over the driving suggestion... The way you write them is so inspired and real. Perfect cozy afternoon read! - Camille
DADAMistress chapter 3 . 12/27/2015
I love love LOVE this sweet little story. Thank you for sharing such a lovely tale. Cheers!
jada951 chapter 3 . 12/26/2015
I like your story.
well written.
classy.
realistic.

thanks for sharing it!
Golden Asp chapter 3 . 12/5/2015
I really liked this. Nice job.
Marriage1988 chapter 3 . 11/30/2015
Fell in love with this gentle, lovely, heart achingly sweet tale. Thank you so much.
Camille chapter 3 . 8/2/2015
Absolutely lovely. Seeing their relationship slowly unfold was the most believable love story I've read in a long time. This has definitely moved way up there on my favorite story list. I hope you have more short little fluff pieces in the future!
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