Bagshot, Belinda et al.,: Hogwarts: A History. 251st ed. Hogsmeade: 2187, pp. 767-68:
The most famous couple in the 21st century in the Wizarding World was Severus Snape and Hermione Snape. Not only were both heavily involved in the fall of the dark Lord Voldemort (1) but they were also the first married couple in the history of the school who ran the school conjointly, and the children had both a Headmaster and a Headmistress at the time. Their love affair made history by itself (2) and sources say that Severus Snape, after returning from a five year absence from the Wizarding World returned to the school to teach Defence against the Dark Arts and met the then Transfiguration Mistress, and Deputy Headmistress Hermione Granger, a former pupil of his.
It seems that their courtship has not sailed smoothly. School records state that both of them together took 2860 points from all four Houses during two weeks, and gave 78 pupils 92 detentions. This is the highest number of lost points in two consecutive weeks ever.
While Master Snape only held the Defence Position for one term and then returned to teaching potions has he had done since the first War against Voldemort, Hermione Snape taught Transfiguration until she was appointed Headmistress together with her husband in 2019 after the retirement of Minerva McGonagall (3).
They made a few significant changes to the school, the most notable being the incorporation of an elementary school for wizarding children and a preparation class for muggle-borns, as well as a summer programme for those pupils who could or would not be able to go home to their families during the summer and a special programme for abused children of half-blood heritages.
In addition, Severus and Hermione Snape invented the Scar-Reducing Solution, which minimizes scars obtained from Dark Curses, Hexes and Jinxes together, improved Wolfsbane and made a significant contribution to the breeding of Incrucipalm by Neville Longbottom (4), a plant that, eaten decreases the effects of the Cruciatus Curse.
Severus and Hermione Snape left the school together in 2085 and it is said that they have lived at said undisclosed location until the end of their lives in 2107 and 2108 respectively.
(1) For further reference see: Bagshot, Belinda: The Fall of Lord Voldemort. Hogsmeade: 2171 or
Malfoy-Potter, James: Harry Potter and the Dark Lord. London: 2031
(2) Gomez, Lisa: Severus and Hermione: In Love and War and Potions. London: 2009
(3) For further information about Minerva McGonagall see: this volume pp 765-67 and
Filch, Aurora: Minerva McGonagall. Oxford: 2029
MacDuncan, Rory: Lemon and Ginger: The Story of Minerva and Albus. Edinburgh: 2010
(4) Abbott, Sarah: The Incrucipalm. Hogsmeade: 2040
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This story has been a fun ride. It felt easy to write, it felt good and right. I'm sorry about some grammatical and spelling mistakes - but yep, I am no native speaker of English. I will probably at one point or another go back and correct those mistakes but the story of Severus, Hermione, Grandma Lux, Minerva won't let me go. And I guess you neither. There will be a sequel up soon (check for it today or tomorrow...you should know my updating habits by now ;))!
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