"I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter —"

Severus Snape said to Dumbledore

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Well, Snape’s absolute love for Lily and his complicated love for Harry touched me the most in the HP series. After all, it is natural to love the child of the person you love the most in your lifetime, but it is so painful to love the child of the person you hate.

Dumbledore -

"If you loved Lily Evans, if you truly loved her, then your way forward is clear. You know how and why she died. Make sure it was not in vain. Help me protect Lily's son."

Snape -

"Very well. But never — never tell, Dumbledore! This must be between us! Swear it! I cannot bear... especially Potter's son..."

— How painful!

Harry Potter:

"Maybe he's left, because he missed out on the Defence Against the Dark Arts job again!"

Ron Weasley :

"Or he might have been sacked! I mean, everyone hates him —"

Snape:

"Or maybe he's waiting to hear why you two didn't arrive on the school train."

Every time Snape says mean words to Harry, which turns out he just pretends to be mean. From the bottom of his heart, he wants to see Lily’s eyes and protect her child.

Snape also had a doe for a Patronus, which persisted long after her death.

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