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?
Summary: She said he couldn't change. Discovering his true heart's desire made him want to try. Can Severus Snape reclaim what was lost before it's too late? LE/SS
‘What do you want, Sev?’
‘I want you to walk with me.’
Summary: One simple incantation and you will enter a top-quality, highly realistic, thirty-minute daydream, easy to fit into the average school lesson and virtually undetectable (side effects include vacant expression and minor drooling). Not for sale to under-sixteens.
-from p. 117 of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, American Editioin
When Headmaster Severus Snape discovers an abandoned box of Patented Daydream Charms while patrolling the corridors of Hogwarts one night, he’s about to discover magical, melancholy daydreams of Lily…
…and the reasons why Patented Daydream Charms aren’t sold to younger wizards and witches.
Summary: What if Harry Potter had been a girl? This is the story of Alyssa Potter, the girl who lived. Join Alyssa as she encounters tragedy, romance, danger, and hidden family secrets. (It starts at the beginning of December of her fifth year at Hogwarts.) Please read and review!
Summary: "I don't need help from filthy little Mudbloods like her!" **
Fifteen months have passed since Severus Snape shouted those words in fury. He's had fifteen months without Lily and it hurts like hell. Over the summer holiday he's made a decision - he wants her back. But first he needs to speak to her before the Hogwarts Express leaves King's Cross.
This story was originally written for the Hufflepuff Back to School challenge last year.
** indicates a line taken directly from Snape's Worst Memory - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I am not JK Rowling but I doubt you're surprised by that revelation.
Lily Evans - soon to be Potter - hasn't spoken to Severus Snape for years, and is both surprised and wary to receive from him an urgent note requesting that they meet to talk. Unsure of what to expect, she complies - and is utterly shocked when she finds out the reason that he wanted to speak to her.
A very short "missing moment" ficlet.
Summary: Snape reflects on how unfortunate his life is. His friendship with Lily is the only good thing in his life (although he wished they were more than friends), but he manages to lose her friendship too.
“Life has always dealt you the losing hand; again, and again, and again. Sometimes, life would be kind and you would become hopeful - like the day that you met her.”
“You watched from a distance as she fell for him - just like he’d always wanted. Just like she’d always sworn that she would never, ever do; promise."
Summary: 'Keep her - them - safe. Please.'
'And what will you give me in return, Severus?'
'In - in return?'
(DH, chapter 33)
Summary: It’s not impossible for a Slytherin to marry a Gryffindor. They just might not agree on how to decorate the house.
A very fluffy AU one-shot about what might have happened if Lily Evans had wound up with Severus Snape.
Summary: Lily chose her path, and Severus chose his. However, sometimes paths run together.
Summary: Black and white. Two perfect colors to form a perfect world. Or at least, so has he thought for almost twenty-two years. One color would always intrude... one way or another.
I am Elmindreda of Gryffindor, and this is my submission for Color of Loss challenge.
Summary: Lily is getting married to James Potter tomorrow. Severus knows he only has one more chance to reach her before she's gone for good.
Summary: She wanted to go somewhere new; he gave her a world. She wanted someone who would understand; he was her best friend. She wanted to lift her feet off the ground, if only for a while...
He gave her wings. And with them he gave her his heart.
Summary: Lily is the southern lass who is unaccustomed to the industrial north. Severus is the fiercely independent and scruffy local. They have one thing in common: they can both do magic! This one, defining factor forges the strangest friendship and leads to mutual affection. Together, they face problems from their parents and the local bullies, in order to discover the power of magic together.
I owe thanks to several, wonderfully helpful people. Firstly, Erika/VV for beta'ing my story. Secondly, to Gary for finding Holbeck and pointing me to several very useful sites for research. Thirdly, to Jan for the dialect advice. Fourthly, to Beth and Alice for their help with dialect and mannerisms. I may have been born in Sheffield, but this project has made me realise just how Midlands I am!
Summary: Sometimes the truth is slick, evasive, and hard to capture. And sometimes it's worth catching all the same.
An entry in the November one-shot challenge, in which Severus must give Lily a homemade present and she must kiss him on the cheek, by Vindictus Viridian of Ravenclaw.