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    July 27th, 2007

    A Small Truce

    A Small Truce by Marina Frants

    Summary: Severus Snape threatens an owl, faces a moral quandary, and talks to a wall.  Oneshot, 6,833 Words.

    Why You Should Care: And here’s another exceptional fic written by Marina Frants.  The relationship between Snape and Sirius Black has never been friendly, and it shows as Snape becomes a very reluctant rescuer.  Told from Snape’s POV with his brand of trademark sarcastic commentary, the characterization here is dead on: Sirius is as colourful, quick-tempered, and restless as his canon counterpart, and Snape is a complete bastard through and through to the very core. Even when Sirius’s Gryffindor sensibilities make him offer a half-hearted, begrudging apology (which obviously Snape smacks down with appropriate Slytherin contempt) their interaction is delightfully hostile.   What is fascinating is the set-up, and how these two people are from start to finish clearly on the same side (which they both know) and yet never once back off the snark.  The moral quandary Snape faces is reprehensible, but entirely canon-accurate.

    Why You Might Not Care: This is another one of those times where I’m at a loss of what to put here.  I can’t find anything wrong with this fic: it’s potentially one of the most canon-like interactions between these two characters post-Azkaban that I’ve ever read.  The only people who won’t appreciate it are the people who don’t appreciate Snape and Sirius and what it means to hate someone with the fire of a thousand suns.

    posted by afterthree

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