Author's Response: I hope to. My beta reader's RL has gone banannas and hasn't returned any chapters since right before my last update.
Dumbledore does care, he just doesn't know how to deal with Harry's problems. We have to take into consideration Dumbledore's age--when he was growing up, there was no societal concept of child abuse and he just doesn't know how to relate to it.
Snape is canonically a pretty flat character. He isn't very fleshed out in the text of the books, because they're mostly from Harry's POV. We see what Harry sees, and like most teenagers, he doesn't really see his teachers as human beings.
Author's Response: Thanks! I hope to update soon, but it really depends on when my beta reader gets a bit of free time.
Author's Response: Thanks! My beta reader is a bit backed up at the moment, which is causing the delay. :)
Author's Response: Thanks!
Keep up the amazing work!
Author's Response: You will, a bit. Severus is starting to *gasp, cough, choke* worry about Harry...
Author's Response: You're not the only one. I briefly considered giving them to Voldemort to play with, but it would have hurt Harry and made him feel really guilty, so I decided that conventional justice was better. The trio is still going to be around and the Weasleys aren't going to suddenly disappear from Harry's life. They love him too much for that.
Still a bit OOC on the Snape front - this chapter more than others - but good writing nonetheless.
Keep it up!
Author's Response: We've gone underneath his masks a bit. Not too far, but some.
Author's Response: Snape has a bit of a thing about child abuse--he hates it and would cheerfully crucio and a.k. those that practice it.