Ah, it took nearly the whole first year, but people are finally catching on. I wonder if Minerva is going to remember Severus' comments and wonder just how he knew? I like this version of Severus Snape, the basic personality is the same, but he's had his mind opened up enough to rather less judgemental and less biased by the past. Now, if Sirius would mature a bit as a consequence, seeing Harry accepting of Severus would likely help, it would really shake the folks there, esp. the manipulative Dumbledore depicted, to see those two working together - Severus would likely consider it revenge and Sirius would consider it a great prank on Dumbledore.