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 ;-)
You know, I have no problem believing in this pairing. I know I've not reviewed alot, but I have enjoyed the story.
Part way through, I started to wonder about it, but I stuck with it. I'm so glad I did.
I loved the scene from the Astronomy tower at the end. You handled Harry and Snape beautifully later. I can so see Harry, as he matures, taking the action of fessing up.
Poor Moody (but I just can't see Minerva taking to him - but I truely believe him being taken with her.)
Author's Response: Thank you; I am glad that you stuck with the fic and did like it in the end - actually I love those reviews most because it shows that you\'re quite a critical reader. Thanks for commenting on that scene at the end - I guess Harry is truly grown up now, so i wanted him to do something responsible and have him stand up for what he\'s done. And about Moody... I know there\'s not much in JKR\'s books, but for some reason I always believed old Mad-Eye to fancy Minerva a bit, so it was easy to work that into my fic... Anyway, thanks again for reviewing!
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So this is the mystery posting!!
Poor Sevie - he's always responding to someone's call - mark, ring . . . .
Author's Response: *grin* Yes... I\'m having some discipline issues when it comes to sitting down and working on my original stuff, so I\'m using this as an excercise in daily writing. Won\'t be my best work, but it\'ll be postable, and it\'ll get this damn bunny Out. Of. My, Head.