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: Even as the Dark Lord ascends, a few of his Death Eaters maintain a small, underground ring to import poisons, often with contacts abroad and in the darker sections of the Muggle community. But when their central agent delivers a drug of remarkable potency, the consequences may rock the magical world.
And may drive the agent to finally reveal what is hidden.