Chapter Ninety-Seven: Another Splash of Whiskey
Thursday, 1 April 1999.
Severus and Gareth spend the evening together, and Severus relaxes after his earlier encounter with Madam Gamp.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall
Hope you enjoy this update!
Now that I’ve finished DD and only have to post the epilogue, I was looking back over it last night. I think that anyone who writes fanfic (or original fic, for that matter) has certain parts of a story or certain chapters that they like particularly well.
In DD, I have to say that my favorite chapter is Chapter Twenty-Nine: They shall rise again. I like the way the pacing and the perspectives worked in that one — and, of course, I spent a lot of time on it.
I think my second favorite chapter is the one in which Gareth bursts onto the scene, Chapter Thirteen: And the west moon. I thought it showed a lot of Severus’s growth, too.
Then my third favorite chapter would have to be Chapter Twenty-Eight: Though they sink through the sea. Hermione comes into her own in that chapter, for one, but I also liked the lighter moments in the chapter. And of course, as much as I like snakes (though I do respect them, especially their venom!), it was good to see Hermione destroy Nagini.
And here’s a little Nagini.
And the epilogue will be up very soon, unless lightning strikes me! heh!
Chapter, “Plans”: Minerva writes some letters and has breakfast with her mother and father. She makes more changes to the Egidius Seal to complete her personalization of it.
Here are images of the two seals, Minerva’s mother’s is the first one, and her modified one is below it:
Egeria Egidius's Seal
Minerva McGonagall's Seal