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Moment It Began

(1) The Moment it Began (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 4th February 2011 (2)
Tags: Novel, AU, Time Travel, Soul Travel, Changing History, Romance
Characters: Severus Snape, Lily Evans

Summary: If Snape could choose to live his life over, he would choose Lily over the Death Eaters. What if he got that chance?

One of the things I like about this story is that it isn't just a case of changing one event and everything will be all right. Because in choosing, one has to choose over and over again. The longest journey begins with a single step, but then one has to take the next step, and the next step, and the next. A relationship might be ruined with one word, but it isn't enough to mend something broken, it has to be nurtured.

This isn't just about Snape's relationship with Lily, nor his relationships with others, but however much Snape would wish that he could go away with Lily and live happily ever after, the war against Voldemort is escalating, and Snape finds himself in the thick of it. Often with history-changing fanfic, the time traveller is made to be a superman, knowing things and kicking ass. In this story, fortunately, it isn't at all easy for Snape. He has his own demons to fight, as well as Death Eaters.

This is an epic, so set aside a lot of time for reading it.