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Old May 7th, 2004, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by xlupin_loverx
I suppose Voldemort could know, but he doesn't seem to be doing anything about it. Well, so far. I have a gut feeling a lot is going to happen with Snape in the next two books, and that we may learn a lot more about him. (At least I hope so.)

But also, Snape is a master at Legilimency and Occlumency. He even says, "The Dark Lord, for instance almost always knows when someone is lying to him. Only those skilled at Occlumency are able to shut down those feelings and memories that contradict the lie, and so utter falsehoods in his presence without detection." (page 531, hardback American edition) He's obviously talking about when we was a Death Eater and spying for the Order, but he could easily also be talking about what he's having to do now. If Voldie's groupies are trying to find out if Snape has betrayed him he could be tricking them with Occlumency to think that nothing's up. Just a thought.
Yeah - I think this passage is definitely a clue that Snape is currently lying directly to Voldie's face. I think Voldie, as he said, believed Snape had left him, but Snape and DD came up with a plan (the double-double agent thing) and Snape went back in, lied about why he hadn't been back sooner, took his medicine and now Voldie believes he is a spy for the DEs when really he is a spy for the Order.

So, maybe Snape is under suspicion, but I don't think Voldie knows (unless, as suggested on another thread, Voldie saw something through Harry when using legillimency on him).

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