Summary: Several years after the war ended, Snape is attempting to petition for his right to have his heirs carry the Prince name instead of the Snape. To do so, however, he has to go through a process called The Petitioner’s Courtship that has very specific rules on the path to finding a spouse (gender not an issue). After he invites both Draco and Harry to the first round, mostly just to fill seats, Snape must woo each member of the courtship, with the hope that someone chooses him in the end. Much to his surprise, both Draco and Harry grow to love the man that Severus is and each other, leading them to stay until the very end. Only Snape must overcome his insecurities and Harry his goal of remaining pure.
Opinion: This fanfiction was surprisingly well laid out. While the sexual aspects of the story were not detailed, they were also not as important as the relationship building throughout the story. The pattern that the courtship had to progress through allowed for lots of different interactions between Severus and his courters. By the end you knew how each character felt about each other and why. The courtship itself seemed rather archaic, but in the end, it worked out well for all the characters involved. Harry’s career as a curse breaker made his life much more interesting and allowed for good conversation as well.
Length: 61.935 words.
Pairings: Severus Snape/Harry Potter, Severus Snape/Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape/OC
Warnings: Explicit, Threesome