Part 3 of 17 part series
Summary: Conflict in Snape’s and Lupin’s relationship in the form of Dylan Rosier (Evan Rosier’s son) arrives as the story opens to the beginning of the Goblet of Fire. Dylan has been homeschooled by his mother’s family following his father’s execution and has been accepted into Hogwarts as a 3rd year. Snape not only has to relieve his past and his guilt with letting Evan and his other friends Wilkes join the Death Eaters in the first place, but now he has to help a new student navigate Slytherin and make the right choices. All the while trying to avoid Mad-Eye Moody and figure out why the Dark Mark is growing stronger.
Opinion: While Snape does act out of character occasionally, it is easily explained away. I was fully expecting to have the random insertion of the new character, Dylan, to be distracting, however I was pleasantly surprised that he became one my favorite catalysts and characters. His struggle to live up to his idealized version of his father, but still make friends with Hermione made him an interesting read. Snape’s character growth was also very good in this fanfiction as he not only find more about taking care of children’s needs, but also more about him and Lupin.
Pairings: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin
Warnings: Alternate Universe. Mild verbal child abuse (Dylan)
Part 1 of a 17 part series
Summary: The story opens at the beginning of the school year in Prisoner of Azkaban in Snape’s point of view. It then flashes back to the Marauder era to explain how Snape and Lupin ended up dating during their sixth year at Hogwarts after a “interhouse assignment” in Incantations and Summonings Class. It progresses through Snape’s and Lupin’s memories of the fateful night that Sirius told Snape to go to the Shrieking Shack and how it ruined Snape and Lupin’s relationship, driving Snape to the Death Eaters. The story then jumps back to the present and the broken hearts in the relationship begin mending as they realize that they still love each other, only to splinter a little when Sirius Black comes back to strain the relationship.
Opinion: I thought that this story was very well written and the characters had a lot of growth. Snape was a little more emotional in the story than usual canonically, but that is often attributed to Lupin’s influence throughout the fanfiction. The integration of the book storyline was very well done and did create tension appropriately in the relationship itself. Mostly I felt that their relationship was too easy to mend after everything that they had gone through and they just fell back in to the relationship after over 20 years apart.
Length: 56,459 words
Pairings: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin, Evan Rosier/Araine Donner (OC)
Warnings: This is an alternate universe written prior to the Order of the Phoenix. Snape’s family is pureblood and old money in the story and Snape was not in love with Lily (regardless of the coincidence with the name of the fanfiction).