(I hope I submit this right, I really never could figure out the new thumbnail system... or lack thereof. SIGH. I give up. Also I hope my writing is legible. Also I totally forgot how to draw robes.)
So yeah, Deathly Hallows spoilers. I just finished it last night, and this was one of the first things that came to mind. My alternate version of an epilogue.
Monty Python-ishness. "It's only a flesh wound."
It's kind of dumb, I know. I don't really protest Snape's death... not like, say, Lupin's and Tonks'. (Which seemed unnecessary, especially in light of Harry chewing out Lupin earlier for risking his life and not thinking of the bay-bay. I mean couldn't at least one of them have survived? You and your orphans, JK...) In fact I think there was some powerful imagery there. Still, I'm not sure it was inevitable, and I kind of wish he had a chance to kick some ass beforehand. Literal ass, not just the general ass-kicking he does.
I hate to be all Snape groupie like everyone and their mother, but during that break from HP I kind of forgot how awesome he is. Let's face it, he's pretty awesome.
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