AFTER ALL THIS TIME? ALWAYS
I wish I could write this to you when you were alive both in reel and real. I respect you more than, you being my dearly.
Slytherin has always been my house but above that you are my guiding star. You have been a true Gryffindor too (my perspective) and yet unnoticed by many. You are more than just “After all this time? Always”.
Looking back to your childhood, being left out and bullied by James Potter. Seeing your love (Lily) walk away with the one you hate or may be just hold a lot of grudge against (James) but still protecting the only memory she left behind, at any cost. It takes a lot of courage and brave heart to keep the love awake, alive and above all feelings of hate. If your kindness, love and bravery doesn’t prove why I said you were true Gryffindor too, I don’t know what more the sorting hat has looked for. But above being a true Slytherin or Gryffindor, you were and still are a true human being.
Now, coming to what you taught me in and for life. It is to be kind to everyone without showcasing it (always protected Harry and all his friends), fighting and rising above your fears is the true possess of power (his childhood, a bad memory for him), you never need to show your good and still be good to others (for Harry he was the one who killed Dumbledore, for Dumbledore he was the one who should kill Dumbledore to protect Harry and not just Harry but the whole wizarding world and for Malfoy’s he was the one to kept Drako safe), you can be rude and still be kind, you can be hurt forever and still love forever, you can cut all your negatives and focus on positive (protected Harry Potter only in love for Lily Potter), your tribe doesn’t decide your vibe (supporter of dark lord and betrayer in silence) and every pain, every single thing worths at the end.
Being hated by everyone from the very beginning to end up being the only one preached for love, kindness, power, courage and bravery. From being called a villian to end up being the actual hero. From being just Snape to end up as Professor Snape.
From remaining unrecognised character to summing up the whole Harry Potter volume in just one word “ALWAYS”.
You have been a great inspiration to me and will be “Always”.
“AFTER ALL THIS TIME” I have idolised you and will do it “ALWAYS”