Ooh, wow. I loved this. Everything in there was so true, and I adore the ending. One of these days I'll make it through all the stuff you have up on WT. Hehe. Great job!!
First off, I love the title very much; caught my eye, and all. I like the contrasting definitions throughout, the examples used. Especially liked the bit...
"...because Percy is dead and Charlie is dying and the color of Harry’s eyes is also the color of death."
Interesting ties there, and a bit of a blow for the reader to hear the first two bits of news; well played. Anyway, enjoyed the whole of this, whee.