Summary: Title borrowed from the song, If I Die Young, by the Band Perry
When the question is posed, Severus makes a promise he can't keep
Summary: Things were never what they seemed to be.Written for the lovely Gmariam/Gina whose J/L fics make my knees go weak :)
He says when you gonna make up your mind?
When you gonna love you as much as I do?
Cause things are gonna change so fast
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear
Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun *
Lily Evans and Severus Snape are best friends. Right?
Severus Snape and James Potter are worst enemies. Right?
But what happens when Lily has to make up her mind? What happens when she can no longer put up with Severus, and she can no longer ignore James?
Things change, and that's what Lily has to discover. But what else she discovers is that many things stay the same. And she can't decide what should stay and what should go.*Lyrics taken from Winter by Tori Amos
Summary: The summer after fifth year, Severus Snape realises that he has to decide between Lily and his Dark companions and pursuits. Now all he has to do is get used to life at Hogwarts with no friends, get over his fascination with the Dark Arts, survive the Marauders, and convince Lily to acknowledge that he's alive.
Easier said than done.
Summary: What if You-Know-Who was defeated long before Harry had ever been born. What if Severus Snape had a shot at what he died for in the original series? Allow me to give you the romantic "What if?" you all wondered about when reading the original books.
Harry Potter has come to Hogwarts.
But I am waiting for him.I who loved his mother, detested his father for taking her away from me. I deserved Lily Evans. I gave my word to protect her son. But how shall I stop myself? I want to see a young, helpless James Potter sqirm and writhe under my gaze....
Summary: Harry Potter's presence at Hogwarts is a painful reminder to Severus of what he lost all those years ago.
Summary: It’s April Fools’ Day. Lily Evans wants nothing more than to escape, but she's caught off guard by someone she'd prefer to forget.
This is PoeticallyIrritating of Ravenclaw writing for the 2011 Aprils Fools' Day Challenge in the Great Hall, Prompt 3(A).
Summary: Snape stumbles upon a secret room while absentmindedly wandering through Hogwarts. Inside, he discovers a treasure that he believes with bring him true happiness.
Summary: It’s a small town; bad news travels fast.
Spinners End was not somewhere Lily Potter had ever had any intention of returning, but then she’d always tended to put others’ needs above her own, and familiar habits are hard to shake when it comes to old friends.
Summary: At the start of term feast, Severus Snape watches the first years being Sorted with a little more interest than usual, and a little more regret, as he finds one child’s presence brings back too many memories of a woman he once loved…and betrayed. Even if Severus could forgive Harry Potter for who his father was, forgiving him for who his father was not may be harder.
Summary: The wheels that set an event in motion start turning long before the moment itself, but for Severus and Lily, it always seemed the day before what the world saw was when things really changed.
Summary: Severus knows that he’s going down. It’s too late for him. The best thing he can do for the love of his life is refuse to drag her under as well. This is the toughest decision he has ever been forced to make.
Summary: Things just started looking up for Severus Snape. It seems like he's finally going to get the girl of his dreams. All that goes down the drain the day he calls her "Mudblood." Severus is learning to deeply regret what he said and tries everything to get her back. But will he succeed or will another man sweep her off her feet?
Summary: Could Snape's worst memory be eclipsed by his best? All he ever wanted was to love and be loved by her. Severus finally gets the chance when he and Lily say their last goodbye. This is how it should have happened. Warning: bitter-sweet.
Summary: Inspired by Lily's gloomy mood on a rainy day, Severus spots the perfect gift to cheer her up. If only he could afford it...
Summary: As he flees the scene of yet another of his parents' fights, young Severus Snape reflects briefly on his instincts of self-preservation. He isn't ashamed. He's always known he'd be a Slytherin, and Slytherins put themselves first. It's simply practical, common sense. He doesn't know everything will change in just a few hours.
Summary: When Severus screams an unforgivable word, Lily is horrorstruck. Her best friend has just completely turned on her, and stranger still, she comes to a revelation that crushes her. But she has to stand up for herself. This cannot continue, unless…
This is AshTonks of Ravenclaw House. Please enjoy!
Summary: "All I have left is hope..."
At the end of his seventh year, the only thing Severus Snape possesses is a golden diploma and hope. Hope that maybe, just maybe, Lily Evans will forgive him for calling her a Mudblood. Hope that maybe, just maybe, his mother won't die. Hope that maybe, just maybe, he'll be able to survive with just hope.
But can you succeed with just hope?