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SPOILERS ahead for 6.02

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Finally, here is chapter 2! :) (PS: For all the behind the scenes yak on chapter 2 and the series as a whole, see my abfiw tumblr tag. I'm mostly posting my ramblings on tumblr, now.)

Please read the warnings and notes, they contain important info.

Title: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings - Chapter 2
Author: Sailor Lum
Characters/Pairing: Severus/Lily
Rated: R
Overall Summary: Severus Snape arrives a moment later to the scene of what could become his worst memory and makes some better choices. The result is that the entire course of his life is changed. (Fic Series Masterlist)
Chapter Summary: Severus and Lily face their boggarts at the DADA practical; James hopes to show Lily that Severus is not to be trusted; Lily and Severus have another heart to heart
Content, Warnings: sexuality (involving sixteen year olds, with regards to each other/themselves); language; disturbing imagery
Word Count: 10,796
General Warnings: Book purists beware – Hogwarts uniforms follow the movies and only pre-Pottermore canon is counted as canon for this fic, as this fic was planned and plotted before Pottermore came about. Individual parts in this series may be rated as high as NC-17.
Notes: Severus’s characterization is primarily based off of teen Snape (as opposed to Professor Snape). And, I’m using British vocab for many things (or trying to). For instance, pants = underwear; left school = graduated. Also, this fic supposes that Lily’s Patronus became a doe in canon to match James’s stag, so her original one is different.
Disclaimer: The characters from Harry Potter belong to JK Rowling. Also, any characters depicted in explicit sexual situations are at the age of consent or older.

Read the fic here: http://www.sailorlum.com/snape/abfiw_ch2.html

I hope all you Snevans fans enjoy reading this series as much as I enjoy writing it, and I hope you look forward to chapt. 3.

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Poll #1770940 To what Hogwarts House (or Houses) do you think I belong?

Where do I most belong?

Gryffindor
0(0.0%)
Hufflepuff
1(50.0%)
Ravenclaw
1(50.0%)
Slytherin
0(0.0%)

Where would I do well (multiple answers possible)?

Gryffindor
0(0.0%)
Hufflepuff
1(50.0%)
Ravenclaw
1(50.0%)
Slytherin
0(0.0%)

Would Gryffindor be your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice for me?

Mean: 3.50 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 0.50
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0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(50.0%)
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1(50.0%)

Would Hufflepuff be your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice for me?

Mean: 1.50 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 0.50
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1(50.0%)
2
1(50.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)

Would Ravenclaw be your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice for me?

Mean: 1.50 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 0.50
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1(50.0%)
2
1(50.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
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Would Slytherin be your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice for me?

Mean: 3.50 Median: 1.5 Std. Dev 0.50
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0(0.0%)
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0(0.0%)
3
1(50.0%)
4
1(50.0%)

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I've been meaning to put this quote from "The Wire" together with a Hogwarts icon for a while, and now I've finally gotten around to it.



Want. Take. Have. Please give me and the maker of the base (wicked_visions) credit. Feedback welcome. <3

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Want. Take. Have. Please give me credit. Feedback welcome. <3

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Fan art:

Lily Evans - Smirking by ~sailorlum

Lily Evans - Smirking by ~sailorlum

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Well, according to the poll, my readers (all two of them, lol) would prefer me to release my chapters as I write them, so that's what I'll do. As soon as I finish up Chapter 2 and send it through a final edit, I'll release it. Thanks for your input, readers! :)

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Thank you for the lovely comments, dear readers! *hugs* <3

I don't know why anonymous comments are getting screened, but they have now been de-screened and replied to, along with the rest. ;) Sorry it took me so long to get back to you and thank you for your patience for new chapters. (Dear Lord, it's been 9 months since I released chapter 1! O_o I need to pick up the pace! Work brain, work!)

Speaking of that...

Poll #1766995 ABFiW chapter release one at a time or in batches?

Would you rather see future chapters of ABFiW released...

as they are completed, one at a time
2(100.0%)
in batches, released once per week till the supply is exhausted then wait for the next batch
0(0.0%)
write in vote (reply to the post to make a write in vote)
0(0.0%)

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Long story short - I’ve just been lurking around in fandom for months (and easing back in this week) due to some of my chronic conditions really flaring up, which made participation beyond lurking feel a bit too overwhelming. Things are looking up, now, so hopefully I’ll have more energy for fandom stuff and online interactions and whatnot. I may talk about the details of what caused the flair ups later, but not right now. See my tumblr for my latest fandom posts (I eased back in there, first).

I'm still going through my various mailboxes (and it's overwhelming and thus slow going due to all the spam and my fear that I'll delete something that isn't spam), so if you've sent me feedback or a note and I haven't replied to it yet, that is why.

I'll be checking my fic posts on LJ (master list and chapter posts) and private LJ message box, today, so I should have replies for everyone there, today.

I've checked in at snape_sanity and I see that all is well (thank you members for not requiring moderation while I was away :* <3). It will still be a while before I post a new topic, because I'm not feeling up to that yet, but eventually there will be a new topic.

On the fic writing progress front: Although real life stress was making it hard to write, I did get some writing and plotting done during the time I was away. Chapter 2 of ABFiW isn't done, yet, but it has been worked on, and I got a whole bunch of plotting for future chapters (including some more backstory plotting) done tonight. Also, I'm thinking about writing a certain number of chapters before I start releasing them, so that the story progression will flow better when I do release them, but IDK. A poll may be forthcoming on that.

Regarding any new canon from Pottermore and whether it will count for my fic: No matter how cool all the new canon from Pottermore may be, I won’t be counting it for my fic canon, as I’ve spent two years coming up with elaborate backtory for ABFiW, and it’s too late to make adjustments without having to nuke and pave over some plots or plot elements. I wasn't even even inclined to change things like town names, initially, but I've thought about it some more and decided that if it's just a simple find-and-replace change of name, I'll probably do it, since the computer will do most of the work. If there’s some new canon from Pottermore that I like and fits right in with my fic, then I may use it, but don't take it for granted that I will use *any* of the new canon from Pottermore in my fic.

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Art by pojypojy. I can’t find the original online. Click the picture to see full size.

Mr. and Mrs. Evans look different in my head!canon (I have Mrs. Evans looking like a plumper and slightly shorter version of Lily, and I have Mr. Evans sharing Petunia’s coloring and not having a mustache), but this is kind of the general vibe for their behavior and attitude towards Severus, as I imagine it. I also have Mr. and Mrs. Evans believing that Severus and Lily are both sweet on each other (and in my head!canon, Lily was def. sweet on Snape but could never figure out if he was just having hormones or loved her romantically and there’s also the issue of her worrying first and foremost about holding onto the friendship, since Severus was going off the rails with bad friends and actions). My version of Mr. and Mrs. Evans viewed Severus like family (he was over at the Evans house so much it seemed like he lived there) and would have been happy to see Lily and Severus date (although there would be parental concerns about what they might do and Mr. Evans wouldn’t like to think of them doing anything beyond hand holding and light closed-mouth kissing). I figure that since Petunia felt so much like the unfavorite, Mr. and Mrs. Evans had quite different views than Petunia and probably liked Severus and were very open minded in general, much to Petunia’s chagrin. I also figure that Lily may have gotten her tendancy to woobiefy the people she loves a bit from her parents, who may have excused some of Snape’s lack of social graces based upon knowing that he had a difficult homelife.

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It is kinda fun. :P I shall try and resist letting it eat my life. I really need to work on my Snevans fic.

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