wow! i'm impressed! first off your discription of both the people and the place made it very easy to see the story you had created. as for snape being OC i don't really see him being that out of character. we don't really know what he is like outside of harry's point of view and to be honest its not like harry isn't a little biased againt his potions master. everyone needs human interaction and the girl you created seem both intellengent enough and clever enough not to mention pretty enough to catch his attention. liked the part about the red hair. there is plenty of speculation that snape harbored feelings for lily evens/potter so that was clever little bit of writing, just enough tease to get us to beilieve. this is the first time i have had the pleasure of reading your work and i do mean pleasure. i look forward to updates or even new stories.