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Author has written 6 stories for Harry Potter.

2021 Update: Some language from Chapter 9 of Just to Be is being mildly edited and included in an original novel due to be published in 2022. This is 100% with my permission (if you catch my drift).

EDIT: Hey, look, I updated!

"Headmaster Snape" is not abandoned and never will be.

I appreciate the frustration that HMS is not being updated as frequently as I had hoped. I share your frustration. My fandom time is severely limited these days, and the nature of the story has a couple of things going against it: 1) I have to plot it VERY carefully, so more planning goes into each chapter than would normally happen; and 2) I have to be in a very specific frame of mind to write it (the tone is just off otherwise). I'm also working on an original novel and I'm committed to finishing a draft before I return to HMS. I'm within 10,000 words of the finish on my original work but man oh man are the last 10,000 words the hardest!

I figure that I can write the story quickly, or I could do it properly. I have chosen the latter. I hope it's worth the wait. Thank you for your patience.

The German Translation of "Just to Be" by the amazing upac is now complete can be found here:

upac has also created a gorgeous cover for it that accompanies the translation.

The Czech Translation of "Just to Be" by Lupina is complete and can be found here: http:///Preklady&new_topic=279

"Just To Be" is also up on:

TPP: http:///viewstory.php?sid=21032. Posting on TPP is on hiatus due to the huge backlog for verification. If moderators can start taking less than three weeks to approve a single chapter, I will start posting there again.

Ashwinder: http:///viewstory.php?sid=25384.

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I'm a featured author on the SSHG Quiz: http:///morethansirius/10616016/64573/64573_original.jpg

I'm fine with people printing out or downloading my stories for their personal use, but I ask that you not distribute them to others. I acknowledge that I can't actually stop anyone from doing it, so I'm just going to ask nicely and hope that does the trick. Thank you for understanding.

It's also come to my attention recently that a couple of people have cut and pasted "Just to Be" and put it on their own sites. While they've given credit, I really don't like the idea. Feel free to post links, recs, etc., but please do not actually post the story on your site. If I ever have to take the story down for any reason (I'm not planning to, but it's always possible), I would like to retain the option to do so. Again, thank you for understanding.

Note accompanying Chapter 5 of "Headmaster Snape":

I have said three times in this story (twice in chapter notes, once on my profile) that this is an SSHG. Meaning that I see them as an OTP. I am also on the record as a Ron fan - I think he's a dumb-but-ultimately-decent guy. Ron is immature and selfish for 6 3/4 of the 7 HP books. Most teenage boys are. It's the human condition. That doesn't make him evil. Many of you will disagree, and that's fine. Write him however you want in your own stories. I'm not going to change my mind or my characterization, which I think is supported by canon. Operating with these facts in mind: 1) "Headmaster Snape" is a HGSS, and 2) Amarti does not hate Ron, let's proceed.

I'll begin with an uncomfortable truth: there is not a shred of support in canon for Severus and Hermione. Not a one. True, it feels like they should be together, which is why we are all here, and had things turned out differently they could have ended up together, which again is why we are all here. But looking at canon, particularly at this point in the series? Not so much. At this point in the series (we are on the cusp of HBP right now, and Sixth Year will begin in the next chapter), Severus and Hermione are not remotely orbiting around one another. They have other things on their minds, and they don't much like one another. Those who write HGSS know that the first challenge is getting these two on speaking terms. Anyone who has either one just wake up one morning at Hogwarts during the timeline of the series head-over-heels for the other (without a love potion/spell/whatever driving the action) is being lazy. Give them a different back-story, have an alt-past year, whatever, but you can't just pick up from canon like I am and just throw them at each other. You have to take the time to develop the characters if you want to do this right. Do it in 500 words or 500,000 words, but it must be done.

In canon, Ron and Hermione have a tumultuous relationship throughout their teens and, over the next 19 years, marry and make a family. Now, many of us know from firsthand experience that the person you just know you will grow old with when you're a teenager is one you often look back on ten years later and say, "What on earth was I thinking?" Some people meet the love of their lives at 15, and more power to them; that's beautiful and wonderful. Many others grow apart as they grow older. Even Matthew Lewis (who played Neville in all the movies) thought it was unrealistic that so many characters ended up married to their Hogwarts sweethearts. Your takeaway from this paragraph: just because two people start a relationship at age 16 does not mean they will be together forever. Hell, starting a relationship as an adult is no guarantee you'll be together forever. So take a deep breath.

I'll move on to another truth: Severus Snape is one BAMF. He's also one really fucked up individual. There are hints in canon that he smokes and drinks far too much (sallow [yellow] skin), neglects personal hygiene (often a sign of a mental illness or breakdown), suppresses his emotions to an unhealthy degree, joined a terrorist group in his teens, was abused as a child, came from a very impoverished background, and lives a very dangerous and lonely existence. Throw in a war and the trauma of losing the love of his life (before you start your anti-Lily tirades, remember our discussion in the last paragraph), I'm rather surprised he doesn't spend the series curled up in the fetal position. So Severus has a lot of darkness. Personally (this is just my interpretation, many will disagree), I do not think you can effectively pair someone that emotionally damaged with someone who is so innocent in the ways of the world she's never had a boyfriend or experienced any real loss. I think someone like that would be destroyed by it. So, in my how-to-write-SSHG playbook, I feel that you have to give Hermione a bit of a history before she can see Severus in a different light. She's compassionate and a crusader for the underdog, but it's probably impossible to truly empathize with and understand someone who has that much pain and darkness unless you've experienced a taste of it yourself. Your takeaway from this: Having a life/relationship independent from Severus is good for Hermione and her eventual relationship with him. Which is healthy and true for everyone.

Additionally, I have said from the beginning: this is a long story. I don't know how long yet; I don't even have a guesstimate as to the number of chapters. I have the story mapped out, but that's it. I suspect it will be in the same neighborhood as my last long story, "Just to Be," which clocked in at over 180,000 words. To put that in context, NaNoWriMo considers 50,000 words a novel, DH was 179,000 words, and OOTP was 190,000. That's a LOT of story. So when I say "be patient," I mean it. This is a long story. Things will not happen quickly.

Still here? (This is turning out much longer than I'd anticipated. I apologize.)

Finally: this story is (currently)* not a romance. By that I mean the relationship is not the main A story here. This story is my alt-HBP/DH. Years six and seven, in which our characters have been hit with the Common Sense spell with a vial of "We learned some valuable lessons from Sirius's completely avoidable death" draught. Relationships are in this, and you will see what I consider to be some pretty heroic acts of love, but this story has an actual plot and lots of other characters. So you have been warned: there's a lot of plot and absolutely no porn.

SO... that's my manifesto. I enjoy conversations and debates, and I appreciate how much everyone likes the story and has high hopes for it and wants to see the OTP just get together already. I ask you bear with me and trust me to handle this couple and this universe with care. No more freakouts if we see Hermione or Severus with other people, alright? It'll be okay. I promise.

*I reserve the right to change my mind as the writing process continues, but I don't really think I'm going to.

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Love, Carefully Folded by Dressagegrrrl reviews
Why do Hermione and Severus keep dreaming of each other? And why are they always in a bordello?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 14,104 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 54 - Published: 3/17/2020 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Moment It Began by Sindie reviews
Deathly Hallows spoilers ensue. This story is being written as a response to JKR's comment in an interview where she said if Snape could choose to live his life over, he would choose Lily over the Death Eaters. AU Sequel posted: The Moment It Ended.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 122 - Words: 302,695 - Reviews: 7072 - Favs: 4,451 - Follows: 2,072 - Updated: 8/30/2018 - Published: 8/20/2007 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Just to be by upac reviews
Sechs Jahre nach dem Krieg findet Hermine in einer Welt ohne Voldemort eine Gruppe von misshandelten Waisen und den Mann, der bleibt und versucht die Situation wieder irgendwie zu retten. Eine Geschichte über Versöhnung, Erlösung und vor allem Liebe. Nominiert: Best Het Romance, HP Fanfic Poll Awards
Harry Potter - Rated: M - German - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 181,392 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/23/2013 - Published: 9/29/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Post Tenebras Lux: The Search by Loten reviews
Prize for the 1000th reviewer of Chasing the Sun. Missing scene from Post Tenebras Lux; the story of how and why Severus found Hermione's parents and made a reconciliation possible. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,575 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 219 - Follows: 53 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Chasing The Sun by Loten reviews
AU, from Order of the Phoenix onwards. Hermione only wanted to learn Healing; she discovers that Professor Snape is a human being after all, and his actions dramatically shape the course of the war as events unfold. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 491,105 - Reviews: 9118 - Favs: 8,807 - Follows: 3,264 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Full House by Emcee Frodis reviews
When Sherlock asked Molly to help him, she never thought she'd be given a more difficult task. Until what he asked for next. (Post-Reichenbach, Sherlock/Molly, John/Mary, Irene/Anthea, Moriarty/Moran)
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 137,038 - Reviews: 2056 - Favs: 2,105 - Follows: 925 - Updated: 7/13/2012 - Published: 3/4/2012 - [Sherlock H., Molly Hooper] John W., Irene A. - Complete
Liminal by Cybrokat reviews
Severus Snape keeps running into a student playing piano. Why does he stop to listen, and how does she respond when she is asked to invite him when she plays? And what about Voldemort? Here there be fluff, romance, drama, and angst.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 42 - Words: 227,081 - Reviews: 1459 - Favs: 2,232 - Follows: 770 - Updated: 12/20/2011 - Published: 3/8/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
A Cunning Plan by marianne le fey reviews
"Can you at least try to look like you're enjoying yourself? This won't work if you look nauseated." One shot. Rating mostly just for language.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,689 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 531 - Follows: 70 - Published: 12/16/2011 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Professor's Discretion by Twelve Years in Azkaban reviews
The only thing keeping Hermione out of trouble and Harry Potter alive is... the Professor's Discretion. AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 138,741 - Reviews: 1083 - Favs: 1,658 - Follows: 796 - Updated: 9/30/2011 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Heart In The Whole by verityburns reviews
Events after 'The Great Game' leave Sherlock dependent on his best friend and colleague. But John has a secret of his own... Hurt/Comfort, Romance. Slash. Now with PODFIC!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 105,095 - Reviews: 1975 - Favs: 4,116 - Follows: 1,022 - Updated: 5/14/2011 - Published: 10/29/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Post Tenebras, Lux by Loten reviews
"After Darkness, Light." A chance meeting ten years after the war may not be just a coincidence, and may prove to have very far-reaching consequences. A story of many things, but primarily of healing. SS/HG; rated M for later chapters. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 313,349 - Reviews: 4177 - Favs: 6,259 - Follows: 1,708 - Updated: 5/12/2011 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
A Study in Blue by TheShoelessOne reviews
On 1st January, 1920, John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes. Jazz Age AU, eventual John/Sherlock.
Sherlock - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 24,859 - Reviews: 152 - Favs: 309 - Follows: 98 - Updated: 5/11/2011 - Published: 3/15/2011 - John W., Sherlock H. - Complete
The Road Less Traveled by verityburns reviews
Sherlock realises that John's dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk... what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married? Slash / Romance / Angst / Humour ... Now with added Christmas!
Sherlock - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 76,886 - Reviews: 1562 - Favs: 3,400 - Follows: 768 - Updated: 12/25/2010 - Published: 9/4/2010 - Sherlock H., John W. - Complete
Polyandry and Other Problems by refya reviews
A magical plague strikes the wizarding world, decimating the female population. The Wizengamot sees a revolutionary new marriage law as the only way to repopulate their dying world. Hermione, Severus and Lucius Malfoy get caught up in the consequences.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 37 - Words: 143,089 - Reviews: 841 - Favs: 1,157 - Follows: 707 - Updated: 12/21/2010 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Occluded Soul by Aurette reviews
Severus Snape did what he thought he needed to do to get the job done and broke himself. Years later, Hermione Granger realizes that he had been counting on her to fix him. Dark, SS/HG. AU after HBP
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 87,039 - Reviews: 1751 - Favs: 2,604 - Follows: 485 - Updated: 10/22/2010 - Published: 10/18/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Vain Wisdom All and False Philosophy by Battle of Lissa reviews
The key players who have the ability to halt or bring about potential destruction take center stage, as they always have in every great war since time began. Very Dark. Eventual SS/HG. HBP death disregarded.2008 TNL Awards Winner: Best AU
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 217,735 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 188 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 8/25/2010 - Published: 3/16/2007 - Hermione G., Severus S.
When A Lioness Fights by kayly silverstorm reviews
Hermione Granger, master spy, and Severus Snape, spymaster to the Order. An unlikely partnership, forged to defeat the Dark Lord on his own ground. But to do so, they must confront their own darkness within. Spying, torture, angst and love. AU after fifth
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 80 - Words: 416,508 - Reviews: 8032 - Favs: 6,885 - Follows: 2,579 - Updated: 2/6/2010 - Published: 12/7/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Severus and Hermione FanFiction Cliches by ThunderSpeak reviews
We've all seen them. The Severus/Hermione pairings that use the same plots and ideas OVER and over again. A list of short stories to represent said cliches. Disclaimer; I love this pairing! No flames!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,993 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 17 - Published: 1/24/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
A Murder of Crows by Hogwarts 91 reviews
14 yrs post-war: Hermione's teaching at Hogwarts when an un-aged Snape awakens from stasis and returns to the school. Sparks fly when they meet. Can they learn to trust and love in time to defeat an evil plot bent on changing the wizarding world forever? ***REVISED IN 2023***
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 147,583 - Reviews: 803 - Favs: 1,804 - Follows: 612 - Updated: 11/10/2009 - Published: 7/19/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Out of the Depths by Laurielove reviews
A tale of emotional and physical dependency. A nineteen-year-old Hermione is back at Hogwarts, dissatisfied with life, and her bewildering new feelings for her Potions Master confuse her even more. HG/SS. M content. Age-appropriate readers, please.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 35 - Words: 137,011 - Reviews: 2077 - Favs: 3,229 - Follows: 1,083 - Updated: 8/10/2009 - Published: 5/5/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
In An Alternate Universe by Ms-Figg reviews
HGSS Roles are reversed. Hermione Granger and Severus Snape exchange places in the HP alternative universe, with Hermione as the Snarky Slytherin Potions Mistress and Snape as the young, smitten Age of Consent Gryffindor. Lemons, Humor. AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 46 - Words: 92,434 - Reviews: 698 - Favs: 783 - Follows: 271 - Updated: 2/22/2008 - Published: 9/3/2007 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Where Your Treasure Is by zeegrindylows reviews
SS/HG. Post-Deathly Hallows. Severus Snape survives, only to find himself entangled in an enchantment he never expected. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 62 - Words: 376,449 - Reviews: 5581 - Favs: 4,141 - Follows: 1,326 - Updated: 1/28/2008 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Heart over Mind by Regann reviews
PART 27 ADDED, COMPLETE. Something odd about Hermione causes her to have unexpected reaction to a love potion. Only it's one which no one expected. How could a lack of reaction cause so much trouble? AU to Books 5 and 6.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 186,622 - Reviews: 3810 - Favs: 6,334 - Follows: 1,551 - Updated: 4/10/2007 - Published: 2/1/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Unlikely Partners by Dafina reviews
A Post Half Blood Prince Hermione and Severus romance with a little side of RLNT. Full summary inside. An original story with multiple plot twists.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 104,421 - Reviews: 903 - Favs: 581 - Follows: 279 - Updated: 8/17/2006 - Published: 8/17/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Before the Dawn by snarkyroxy reviews
In her seventh year, a latenight discovery changes Hermione Granger's view on a great many things. Severus Snape is just one of them. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 49 - Words: 323,413 - Reviews: 2299 - Favs: 4,656 - Follows: 1,206 - Updated: 7/12/2006 - Published: 2/16/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Big Name Death Eater by Shiv5468 reviews
Have you ever wondered what really happened at the Death Eater meetings?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 51,015 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 530 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 11/17/2005 - Published: 8/14/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Cloak of Courage by Wendynat reviews
COMPLETE in 27 chs! Hermione suffers a terrible loss and has to choose between two paths. The Call of the Blood. HGSS. Loosely based on WIKTT Marriage Law Challenge. Warnings: Character Death, Descriptions of Abuse, Adult situations. Epilogue up 0622
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 183,444 - Reviews: 945 - Favs: 2,055 - Follows: 445 - Updated: 6/22/2004 - Published: 1/8/2004 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Buried Life by Kalina Lea reviews
Harry disappears just before the start of his seventh year, and Hermione and Snape work together to find him. **COMPLETE**
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 173,330 - Reviews: 1063 - Favs: 2,105 - Follows: 344 - Updated: 12/16/2002 - Published: 6/24/2002 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
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Headmaster Snape reviews
What if the Board of Governors had been paying attention? Eventual SSHG. AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,037 - Reviews: 477 - Favs: 257 - Follows: 531 - Updated: 2/29/2016 - Published: 7/7/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Just to Be: The DVD Commentary reviews
An exercise in self-interest, social commentary, and poor attempts at humor.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 145,916 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 1/29/2013 - Published: 10/23/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G.
Just to Be: Sleepless reviews
Severus learns that it's usually wise to call before coming to visit. Deleted scene set between Chapters 6 and 7 of "Just to Be."
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,192 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 10 - Published: 8/31/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
You Found Me reviews
How does a man infamous for hating children become the only person in the Wizarding World to not hate the children of the Death Eaters? Prequel to "Just to Be."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,353 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 129 - Follows: 59 - Updated: 4/11/2012 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Occam's Razor reviews
The simplest explanation is usually the correct one. Prize for 500th reviewer of "Just to Be."
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,921 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 17 - Published: 1/30/2012 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Just to Be reviews
Post-DH, EWE. Six years after the war, Hermione discovers a neglected and abused population with no place in a post-Voldemort world, and the man who stayed behind to pick up the pieces. A story of reconciliation, redemption, and above all, love.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 30 - Words: 183,097 - Reviews: 1132 - Favs: 1,997 - Follows: 655 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 10/10/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete