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    September 1st, 2007

    Five Moments of Doubt

    Five Moments of Doubt by Bagheera

    Summary: Sprout, Neville, Luna, Ginny and Professor McGonagall during Deathly Hallows. Oneshot, 5,971 Words.

    Why You Should Care: Snape is not, perhaps, the infallible master of deception he seems. He swore to Dumbledore he would do everything in his power to keep the students and the school safe, but it is a precarious line to walk, and at times he slips to one side or the other. This seems to me perfectly canon in every way, and the notion that McGonagall — especially — might have discovered him is no surprise. Snape tells McGonagall “I am exactly what you think I am” and means it; he has played the game so long that he is what he must be, both Dumbledore’s man and Voldemort’s man.

    Why You Might Not Care: Experience these moments of doubt with these characters as you experienced your own while reading, and know the uneasy feeling that things might go either way even though you already know the outcome.  This fic is well written, astute, and with thoughtful and accurate canon characters.  I encourage you not to overlook it.

    posted by afterthree

    4 Responses to “Five Moments of Doubt”

    1. Insanguinare Says:
      September 1st, 2007 at 12:34 pm

      This is /excellent/. I particularly like the moment during Neville’s piece when people are standing up and saying “Harry lives!” – I felt the rebellious emotion in that.

      “Is this the first time we had this conversation?”

      “The fifth,” he answered, and there was the tiniest hint of a smirk, an acknowledgement of irony, a sliver of respect for her.

      *laughs* Utter win. God, McGonagall is such a BAMF.

    3. afterthree Says:
      September 1st, 2007 at 6:23 pm

      I love it when this sort of relationship between Snape and McGonagall crops up. I am utterly sure they have exactly this sort of begrudging respect for each other.

    5. Christina Says:
      September 4th, 2007 at 7:36 am

      Oh, that one was outstanding!

    7. Oxymoron Says:
      September 4th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

      This was wonderful, especially the scene with McGonagall!