OMG!!! hugsss Neville's head at the Snape smackdown**
The backhanded Dumblesmack! is pure icing on a sweet treat. I'll just bet that manipulative old bastard doesn't want anyone else to be able to defang his pet Snape. Looking forward the the more!
Actually; I'm writing Dumbledore right now, and, once again going where the characters lead me, Albus really isn't that much of a MOB in this story. He's just a very powerful old man who has a duty to perform, and it sometimes causes him to forget that there are people's lives being affected.
Honestly, I'm not certain I could write a MOB Albus even if I tried, and, there are enough stories where he is one that I don't feel the need to force him into that mode for this story.