Lily Evans and Severus Snape by *AbigailLarson on deviantART. "'I was. I would have done. I never meant to call you Mudblood, it just —' 'Slipped out?' There was no pity in Lily’s voice. 'It’s too late. I’ve made excuses for you for years....You can’t wait to join You-Know-Who, can you?' He opened his mouth, but closed it without speaking. 'I can’t pretend anymore. You’ve chosen your way, I’ve chosen mine.'"