Summary: Hannah, a Muggle on her way to her parents' house for Christmas, has her journey intercepted in a rather startling way. This is a little fluffy Snape/OC romance, written for Secret SPEW at Christmas. It was written for Laura/Insecurity.
This was pleasant, I wish you had more. I would have enjoyed seeing them at her parents' house, and in the caves, although it would feel more realistic to me to keep it at this level of casual acquaintance.
What do you do when the man who murdered your best friend turns up and claims to be innocent?
What do you do when you realise you slowly start trusting him again?
What do you do when you fall in love against your will – with a man half your age?
This is a McGonagall/Snape fic about trust, friendship, shame, and love. It’s canon compliant otherwise; set immediately after HBP except for a mini prologue.
This fic also is my attempt at continuing the at Book 7, so you also have the war against Voldemort, the search for the Horcruxces, and the way they run Hogwarts during that year included in the plot.
Side characters like Ron, Hermione, Moody, Lupin, Tonks, Neville, Augusta Longbottom, Draco, Hagrid, and the rest of the Weasleys get their fair share of the story.
It is done novel style, which means that some apparently minor issues mentioned in early chapters will become important in later chapters. I do recommend you read them in the right order.
To be on the safe side, I rated this “Professors” because it contains violence, sexuality, character deaths, and torture - although none of them described in detail.
Also I now have added an AU warning - my story contains two detals that we will not see happening in "Deathly Hallows". I made the Sorting Hat a Horcrux, and Arthur Weasley will become interim Minister for Magic in my last chapter. Well, I wrote this before those rumors were shot down as non-canon by JKR, and I'd not like to change my plot now - so, sadly, my story has become a bit AU. You have been warned ;-)
Absolutely worth the risk of having registered just to read. I rather strenuously resist joining message boards because of the spam risk, but this was worth it. Something to drop in my favorites file as well.
Author's Response: Thank you! Actually this is just the shortened version of the story, the whole fic is right now being published on ff.net where you\'ll also find me a DailyProphetEditor. Thank you for reviewing! Frank
Summary: Harry Evan's mother died for him on Hallowe'en night, and he was left to the hands of the Dursleys. During his third year, he enlists his two best friends, Ron and Hermione, to help him search for information about his mother and the identity of his father. A photograph points the Trio towards Lily's two best friends during Hogwarts, Remus Lupin and surprisingly, Severus Snape, and starts them on the adventure of a lifetime.
Nice, tight development thus far. Nicely original variation on this plot device. Very few technical errors. I would really love to read the rest of this story.