I'm sorry to end it there! But Hermione has fulfilled the goal of the title, to 'understand her allegiance', so this seemed the perfect place to stop. Luckily for those of you who seem for some reason to be enjoying this fic, there will be a sequel, because I've enjoyed writing it! It will be concerned with the development of her and Severus' relationship (lol how could it not be) and how the Shadows continue to fight the Order.

I'd like to take a moment to explain why I haven't been writing continual pleas for reviews, or replies to those of you who post them. Sometimes when I'm reading a fic it can be quite distracting having the comments from the author at the tops and bottoms of the page, so I decided to not put any. Please don't think I was ignoring what you had to say, I loved every bit of feedback I got!

Special thanks to my regular reviewers,




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and nonwritten, just in case you were the same person every time!

Yours, Marari

Disclaimer, I know I know, I kept forgetting to put a disclaimer up. So here it is. I own nothing of the Harry Potter world, be it characters plot or rights.