For an absurdist fic, this story can be surprisingly insightful at times. Quirrell and Lily's interactions were really good. Also, only Lily can resurrect the greatest Dark Lord of all time and not even know it. I really loved the subversion of the "Lily saves Hermione and they're instant best friends" trope. I would have preferred a full inversion of the trope, but this is the next best thing. I always shake my head when the troll attack does an instant 180 on Hermione's personality. Rabbit is as close to lovecraftian horror we get in HP fanfiction. Also, there is another one-shot in the Lily verse : Oedipus - On a day that never happened, but could have, in July of 1971 James Potter meets a mysterious red headed time traveler and things do not go well. Side fic to "Lily and the Art of Being Sisyphus" Dark Minion : I chose the library category as humor because it was one of the author's chosen genres. But I agree that AU fits the story better.