Summary: When Hermione accidently gets thrown back in time during her fifth year at Hogwart to 1977, just one year behind the Marauders, she must learn how to maintain the original timeline so as to not disturb the future. While navigating the Wizarding World during the first war with Voldemort, she befriends the Marauders and, surprisingly, Severus Snape. When Hermione becomes Snape’s handler, they learn to love each other, despite him knowing that she was from the future. During their time teaching at Hogwarts together after Voldemort’s first defeat, Hermione becomes pregnant and they decide to keep their son, even knowing that it will cause problems when Hermione enters her own timeline again. As Hermione is de-aged and returned to her fifth year, her relationship with Snape becomes strained, but they must learn to put it aside to defeat Voldemort for the last time.
Opinion: Normally time change fanfictions lack a level of reality and a complete disregard for the future; however, this fanfiction used the future as a catalyst for several major decisions as well as character growth. While some parts of the storyline were slightly altered, Hermione’s trip back to 1977 did not affect the timeline at all other than to slightly change motivations for different characters. The relationship between Hermione and Severus was highly realistic and often tense in an understandable way, especially with the introduction of Selenius, their son. This fanfiction was subtle and deep, often going into the theory of time and magic, as well as the human psyche.
Length: 553.338 words
Pairings: Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, Lily Evans/James Potter
Warnings: Mild Gore