Wormwood and Gall
Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, cameo by Lucius Malfoy; G, 3785 wordsAuthor's summary:
When Severus is offered the job of Potions Master at Hogwarts, he thinks that perhaps life might not be as desolate as it looked. Whether or not this is correct remains to be seen.Author's warnings:
Great "missing years" piece.Quote:"Are you well, Severus?" Albus Dumbledore said solicitously.
"Oh yes," Severus Snape said through numb lips. "Being nearly condemned to Azkaban is such an...energizing pastime."
-----Grey in the Dark
Eileen, Severus, OMC; AO3 rated "general audiences", 4082 wordsAuthor's summary:
It's a chocolate-scented August in the Sherwood, and there's a stormcrow at the door.
(this is about Severus buying his first wand, but not from Ollivander.)Quote:"And he's a Ministry toady," the woman added, scowling. "The Trace on every bleeding wand he sells."
"Southern milquetoast," Dickon agrees, making a face. "No one'd stand for that nonsense north of Kent. Now, lad, do you want your mam to stay?"
-----(Love is a) Battlefield
Severus/Harry, Neville, Teeny Nagini, Minerva, Draco and BAMF!Trevor; GAuthor's summary:
It is the annual Staff Valentine's Day Party, where lines are drawn in the sand, enemies are made and Cupid is nowhere to be found. Or is he? Yes, just your typical holiday at Hogwarts.My comment:
LOL! I love all of this. I think my favorite part is either Trevor's less-than-impressed look at his costume, or Minerva's assured delight at pointing out the missed point in Severus's logic...
-----Five Moments of Doubt
Severus, Minerva, Ginny, Neville, Luna, Pomona Sprout; AO3 rated "general audiences", 5911 wordsAuthor's summary:
Five times someone doubted Snape's allegiance while he was headmaster, five moments at Hogwarts during year seven.Quote:Ginny swallowed. Most portraits were feigning sleep, some empty, but Dumbledore was awake and present. He raised his silver eyebrows at her, then made a shooing motion with his hand, as if to remind her of her lines. Then he leaned back in the window frame and gazed down at Snape, calm and melancholy, as if he were seeing something quite different from his murderer.
-----The Things Draco Carries
Draco, Pansy, Severus, Vincent, Gregory, Blaise, Malfoys; AO3 rated "teen and up", 4875 wordsAuthor's summary:
Another pure-blood will recognise you by your blood and heritage, but any commoner will recognise you by your possessions. Seven years at Hogwarts. Seven insights into Draco’s schoolbag.Quote:There is a Potions essay in his bag that Professor Snape has marked in Draco’s first year. He has written
not too bad under the text, followed by the energetic scribble that is his signature. Knowing Snape, Draco treats the parchment as if his Professor’s script were written in ink of gold.
-----Last Day at the Mill
by Squirrel Patronus
Tobias, Severus; rated Teen, 2016 wordsAuthor's summary:
The Mill in Cokeworth is shutting down. Tobias Snape and his son, Severus, have different ideas about the future of the city.Quote:He had meant to be friendly, conversational. His own son was a stranger to him. Severus smiled a ghastly grin at him. His black eyes continued to bore through his father.