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A profile in several short parts:

- Introducing myself

- Why SS/HG? (my take on it)

- My take on it falls apart

- Short rant on fanfic and intellectual property

- Even shorter: a few dumb questions

- p.s. favorites among the favorites

Introducing Myself

Ozma of Oz, a character I've identified with since I was a very little girl, was created by L. Frank Baum in about 1902. Now I specialize in magicking neglected baubles of cultural memory back to life. IRL I write historical nonfiction and also work in libraries; also a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy literature. I identify with Hermione in more than a few ways: I'm most at home inside of a library, and, like the life that Hermione leads in many of her possible futures, am scholarly myself and am married to a professor who is several years older than I am.

I am fairly new to FFN. This newness is notwithstanding the old treeware slash zines that I've had since the 80s, all K/S fiction. The online / FFN / HP fanfic universe bowled me over when I discovered it late in 2012. ST:TOS had a bigger effect on me as a whole (since it grabbed me before I could walk), and Kirk & Spock were sort of my fictional "parents" when I was small. But Hermione Granger and Severus Snape are each more fully drawn, and also more like me and my own loved ones. Now here I am all grown up and spending my fanfic time with the HG/SS "shippers."

Why SS/HG? My take on it

I've spent a huge amount of time here reading. If you're reading this, you're probably one of the authors who I've thanked for writing. At a certain point I had to try to understand: WHY? I'm a mid-career grownup with all the attendant responsibilities, yet here I am. *How is it* that HP fanfic can be so much more compelling than than other fanfic? ...than other original fiction? (It has all but spoiled me for original fiction). Here's my take on it:

J K Rowling has opened up the widest of possible gaps between a world's potential and its canon story: her fictional world is as complex and engaging as any in literature, yet her characters beg for new narratives.

Hermione Granger and Severus Snape are the two literary characters who are least well explored in canon relative to the compelling and complex natures with which their author endowed them. They also embody features of literary archetypes — in particular, some archetypes that are under-explored in general in original fiction.

Hermione is a supporting heroine: She is smarter, faster, and better-skilled than Harry, yet firmly stuck in a supporting role. The antecedents in literature are too numerous to mention. The highest calling of fan fiction, in my mind, is to liberate Hermione from this second-fiddle status (third-fiddle, even, as the actress who portrays her in film always gets third billing).

My theory of Hermione is based on the fundamental feminist principle that she deserves to have a bigger role because she is smarter and more interesting than Harry, and because she's the girl. She's the one that we bookish, brainy girls identify with. Plus her romantic fate in canon, in that Epilogue, is just wretched. Unless you prefer our favorite heroine to compromise her availability due to peer pressure, family or societal expectations, or a lack of obvious alternatives, the pairing of Hermione with Ron really strikes a sour note.

Severus Snape shares features with at least three literary archetypes, all at once! This is central to "his" problem. First, he's a classic mysterious and tortured romantic hero. Second, he is a self-sacrificial anti-hero (such as Tolkien's Gollum and Boromir characters), whose character death enables a narrative triumph. Thirdly he is a very Spock-like character who is assumed to be lacking a heart throughout much of the story, only to have a magnificent heart revealed at a moment of crisis.

By giving him traits from all three character types Rowling has placed Snape in an impossible position in canon. In particular, the romantic hero / self-sacrificial anti-hero types are totally incompatible. Character death in particular is *completely* incompatible with the romantic hero role. A single character cannot *be* all of these types at once without producing significant dissonance in the mind of the reader.

The pairing of Hermione with Severus can resolve all of these problems within one story. The best of these stories move Hermione and her great mind to the center of the tale and offer her a worthy mate, while also redeeming Severus, resolving the contradictions inherent in the multiple roles he is made to play in canon, and giving his character its "well-deserved" second chance at life and happiness.

Layered into such stories is the powerful, mutually beneficial dynamic between introvert and extrovert: Hermione is opened up to her future by using her outer-directed power to unlock the introvert, gaining a treasure that's inaccessible to anyone else. Severus, on the other hand, is opened up to his future by ultimately surrendering to the one person who can reach through the barriers that he has placed between himself and the world. In spite of himself, his character becomes seen, heard, and understood ... loved ... and by no one less than the most powerful witch of his era.

The best of these stories position Hermione as the instigator of their romance, or an external force like the Marriage Law. These setups work best because Snape's character, in canon, does not *want* to be given a second chance: his fear of pain is too great, as is his fatalism. His guardedness offers a fierce challenge to Hermione. But, like the potions puzzle he once put in front of her, it's a challenge we know she can solve.

Lastly, when I discovered that FFN is also a free community of women writing smut for one another's enjoyment ...I'm speechless with wonder that such a place exists on the internet. Thank you. Can you believe that until 2012 I thought I was alone in having those kinds of thoughts about the snarky potions professor?

My Take On It Falls Apart

The above theories of Snape and Hermione fall apart completely when faced with the fics that were written before books 6 and 7 were published. I just noticed this, re-reading the delightful "Before the Dawn" by snarkyroxy. In the author's notes of that epic work she discusses her responses to the publication of book 6, which happened while she was writing. Really? SS/HG developed *before* Hermione reached even 16 years of age in canon? Before Snape was "killed"? Before his truly big heart was fully revealed? I give up.

Very short rant on Fan Fiction and Intellectual Property

Fan fiction is a legitimate form of literature: It is appropriative re-use of pre-existing materials, a literary strategy that is as old as the oral tradition of storytelling. Someday the ridiculous regulatory environment around ownership of literature will be reformed in favor of appropriative re-use. I challenge any fellow author to assert that her needs are served by the current system of rights management. The existing system has been developed to protect the interests of entertainment companies, not individual authors, not even J K Rowling. In a reformed system of rights management, an author could opt to renew her copyright every 14 years (as the U.S. regulations were originally written), or, after 14 or 28 years, or at any time, she could either cede her work to the public domain, or simply cede appropriation rights to her fans. Did the novel and musical "Wicked" hurt the legacy of the Wizard of Oz? Of course not. Did "Pride & Prejudice...and Zombies" hurt Jane Austen? Did the 1970s children's empowerment movie "Free to Be You and Me" hurt the legacy of the Greek myth of Atalanta, from which it was partially derived? How about Neil Gaiman's fantastic riff on Snow White? Of course not! Is it fair that the authors of those works are allowed to earn money from their fanfics because their source material predates the reach of current rights regulations? No. The system is entirely unfair. I'd gladly spend $15 to have a printed, typeset, bound copy of "Pet Project" by Caeria, and that willingness in no way lessens or dilutes the value of Rowling's work (or threatens the amount of money I've sunk into purchasing multiple copies and editions of her seven volumes and viewing all the movies). The idea that a work of literature is threatened or diluted by derivative works is a myth cultivated by entertainment companies seeking to maintain a stranglehold on literature. This stranglehold is not inevitable. Rather, it is a historical anomaly that is weak in the face of the history of storytelling. What is up with the authors who put copyright notices on their fanfics???

Even Shorter: A Few Dumb Questions:

• Where did the idea of a Marriage Law come from? Who issued the WIKTT challenge?

• Why does Fanfic seem to have some of its own writing tropes & tics? Such as "pear-shaped" as a metaphor for going badly? ("Everything went pear-shaped for the Order...") and characters "squaring their shoulders." Those phrases are *everywhere*! Where did pear-shaped come from? What does it mean, exactly? Is anyone studying this?

To all of you authors: my adulation! Thank you for writing! People who can write fiction stand on a huge pedestal in my mind... I can't fathom how much work, and how much inspiration it takes, to craft these stories anew, again and again. Thank you!

p.s. One More Thing: Favorites Among the Favorites

Probably no one's ever going to read this far -- I wrote this profile essay mostly for myself, to understand my own relationship to FFN. That's neither here nor there. What I want to point out here to anyone who *has* read this far is that among my long list of "favorites" are some works that stand out from the rest, according to my own humble and personal points of evaluation.

Best Strong Hermione story series: Hermione Granger and the Half-Blood Prince / Deathly Hallows / Elder Wand by grangerous - this trilogy takes Hermione to greater heights of power than any others, and gives her Severus too

Most Concise and "Believable" fic that takes Hermione and Severus from zero to sixty in fewer than 2500 words: Serendipity by Mother of Tears - I have essentially memorized this story and find it so soothing that if I'm awake in the night I can put myself back to sleep by telling it to myself

Best Overall HG/SS Fanfic: Pet Project by Caeria (not an original opinion but that doesn't make it any less true). This story has everything: Strong Hermione, deep Severus, and plot plot plot!

Best Erotica Authors in the HG/SS universe: llorolalluvia, also Loten

Sweetest and Best-Written Mid-Length T-Rated HG/SS romance: Accountable by Dyce

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The Commentary of TOS for KS by Brittany Diamond reviews
While going through every episode top to bottom, I'll be looking for evidence that supports K/S and also discussing the arguments against it. Serious about the argument, ridiculous about everything else. M for language. Yay 60s.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 47 - Words: 279,693 - Reviews: 2858 - Favs: 1,091 - Follows: 847 - Updated: 5/14 - Published: 6/1/2009 - J. Kirk, Spock
Clash of the Conjurers by llorolalluvia reviews
In a world where the mere flap of a butterfly's wing can cause a hurricane on the other side of the globe, can one simple glance save a man's life? When Hermione and her professor are forced together against their will, can they overcome their differences, find order amidst the chaos, and save the Wizarding World? not Cannon compliant. Rated M for sexuality and violence. DUBCON!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 64 - Words: 268,395 - Reviews: 1490 - Favs: 464 - Follows: 824 - Updated: 5/7 - Published: 6/28/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S.
From the Ashes by ChangeEverything4078 reviews
Hermione is sick. Sicker than anyone knows. But is the only man who can save her also the only man who can who can love her like she truly deserves to be loved?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 20,677 - Reviews: 175 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 284 - Updated: 4/21 - Published: 5/20/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
For The Only Hope by ausland reviews
Dumbledore wouldn't have left trouble magnet Harry Potter defenseless for years at Hogwarts. At thirteen Hermione becomes his protector, working and training with Severus, giving up her childhood to ensure Harry's safety. As times passes, Severus becomes teacher, mentor, friend, and eventually lover. A story of spies, plots, and love. M in Part Three. Winner of SSHG Best WIP Award.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 45 - Words: 321,993 - Reviews: 1766 - Favs: 918 - Follows: 1,441 - Updated: 4/10 - Published: 5/24/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Unto Their Own by CRMediaGal reviews
The Light has fallen, Darkness abounds, and Hermione Granger is struggling to survive in a far more sinister Wizarding world. When she is sentenced into Snape's charge, Hermione begins to wonder if everything is truly as it seems. For better or worse, their worlds are about to collide, perhaps even unite them against a common enemy. AU, Post-Hogwarts, Rated M.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 235,127 - Reviews: 1124 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 561 - Updated: 4/8 - Published: 9/12/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S.
One Of Those Moments by Andie Baldwin reviews
A decision Hermione makes in her Third year is a catalyst to the relationship she has with Professor Snape changing forever. This story starts when Hermione is 14 but nothing sexual happens until she's of age; their relationship develops slowly to build a level of trust and friendship before anything romantic takes place. A story of enduring love. Rating for later chapters.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 41 - Words: 181,459 - Reviews: 677 - Favs: 311 - Follows: 655 - Updated: 3/26 - Published: 7/15/2014 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Less Wrong reviews
Petunia married a biochemist, and Harry grew up reading science and science fiction. Then came the Hogwarts letter, and a world of intriguing new possibilities to exploit. And new friends, like Hermione Granger, and Professor McGonagall, and Professor Quirrell... COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 661,619 - Reviews: 29967 - Favs: 16,289 - Follows: 14,423 - Updated: 3/14 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Harry P., Hermione G. - Complete
Tea and Glory by ausland reviews
She brings him tea and sits next to him in the Library and before they know it, Hermione Granger and Severus Snape are using each other to heal from the war. Tea and silence becomes something far, far more.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,338 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 21 - Published: 2/28 - [Hermione G., Severus S.] - Complete
Unintentional Inveiglement by onecelestialbeing reviews
Takes places during the summer after OoTP, the Golden Trio is forced to stay in hiding at Grimmauld Place. Hermione (whom is of age!) begins gravitating towards Snape without knowing why, and he attempts keeping her at arms length, but will be able to remain doing so? AU
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 60 - Words: 453,544 - Reviews: 3313 - Favs: 1,074 - Follows: 1,508 - Updated: 2/25 - Published: 9/16/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Keeping Secrets by Imwaiting4myAliceandEdward reviews
Voldemort is at it again when he has the corrupt MoM pass a new marriage law which forces every muggle born witch or wizard to marry in hopes of breeding out the filth. When Hermione is forced to marry Snape in secret, per Albus' suggestion and lack of options, will it be an unbearable marriage or one full of surprises? Timeline starts half way through HBP. A bit OOC. Marriage Law
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 31 - Words: 65,008 - Reviews: 294 - Favs: 334 - Follows: 664 - Updated: 1/23 - Published: 1/17/2014 - [Hermione G., Severus S.]
The Contact by ChristinaFay reviews
It all started as a task, a responsibility, and a secret wartime communication channel. Throughout the years however, the mysterious contact slowly became so much more than neither of them could have imagined. When the war was finally over, nothing could stop her from looking for the true identity of the man she loved. Set two years after the war, ignore epilogue.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 97,535 - Reviews: 546 - Favs: 274 - Follows: 423 - Updated: 1/9 - Published: 11/30/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Out of the Darkness by SexySloth reviews
Severus finds someone broken and battered in Knockturn Alley. Will he find more than just companionship? Will they both get their happy ending? SS/HG pairing. Don't like, don't read. Mature themes.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 49 - Words: 142,019 - Reviews: 680 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 499 - Updated: 10/13/2014 - Published: 3/5/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Tenacity by kci47 reviews
Professor Snape won't leave Hermione alone, even in death. But what can it mean? And to what lengths will Hermione go to save The Bravest Man They Ever Knew? Immediately post-DH, EWE, can't think of other disclaimers at the moment. **thanks to Gamma Orionis for the beautiful cover image!**
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 71,084 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 237 - Updated: 6/6/2014 - Published: 5/22/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
The Love You Take by Subversa reviews
Hermione is cursed by the Death Eaters, and Dumbledore believes Professor Snape is the only one who can help her and keep her safe. Hermione is 18 years old in this story, but she is still a student.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 28 - Words: 148,713 - Reviews: 603 - Favs: 746 - Follows: 417 - Updated: 11/9/2013 - Published: 8/31/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Love Bites by TakumaAngel reviews
Hermione is bitten by a werewolf. Only Snape knows how to help. But when she bites him in wolf form, he transforms as well and animal instinct drives him to dominate her. Will they remember what is done when they revert back to normal? Full summary inside
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 53 - Words: 264,824 - Reviews: 1032 - Favs: 858 - Follows: 758 - Updated: 7/21/2013 - Published: 8/22/2011 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Phoenix Fire, or Hermione Granger and the EW by grangerous reviews
The battle against Voldemort is over, yet little has returned to normal. Once again, Severus Snape finds himself reluctantly cast as the protector of the wizarding world, with Hermione Granger his tireless ally. Part III of the Phoenix Trilogy.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 37 - Words: 195,399 - Reviews: 2345 - Favs: 546 - Follows: 760 - Updated: 7/17/2013 - Published: 12/1/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G.
A Lesson in Loyalty by llorolalluvia reviews
In her sixth year at Hogwarts, Hermione begins to work with her Potions Professor to keep the Order stocked. She places her trust in him, but he cannot tell her what he will soon have to do. Will her trust be shattered? HPB compliant as much as possible, but not faithful to DH. SSHG. RATED M for later chapters. Will be GRAPHIC. Please Review!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 71,809 - Reviews: 432 - Favs: 457 - Follows: 250 - Updated: 6/23/2013 - Published: 5/20/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Appetizers by Aurette reviews
George Weasley is up to his old tricks, what does this mean for our Potions Master and the Know-it-all? -Summary courtesy of Furface294
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,324 - Reviews: 206 - Favs: 371 - Follows: 89 - Published: 6/11/2013 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Pet Project by Caeria reviews
Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 52 - Words: 338,844 - Reviews: 11251 - Favs: 8,255 - Follows: 6,383 - Updated: 6/9/2013 - Published: 3/3/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Alcohol Doesn't Mix With Heartbreak by BewitchingDesire reviews
Hermione gets drunk due to Ron's treatment of her, and she gets thrown out of the bar, and into the streets of London, unable to defend herself because of her intoxication. Who can save her from a dangerous situation? A story of unlikely circumstances, and even more unlikely relationships. Rated M for mature content, and eventual later chapters.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 76,091 - Reviews: 462 - Favs: 306 - Follows: 324 - Updated: 3/8/2013 - Published: 11/28/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Love Is A Quiet Thing by Inquex reviews
Four years after the war, Severus is still Potions Master and Hermione is back at Hogwarts to teach, and Severus has made it clear he still dislikes her. Forced to work with each other for the good of the Wizarding world, a shaky friendship evolves. Friendship, romance, angst, drama, and M rating for later chapters!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 97,234 - Reviews: 393 - Favs: 164 - Follows: 379 - Updated: 2/25/2013 - Published: 11/18/2012 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Next of Kin by ApollinaV reviews
Severus is remanded into Hermione's custody because she is his next of kin. This news startles both of them. Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 25 - Words: 108,823 - Reviews: 1069 - Favs: 551 - Follows: 533 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 7/23/2012 - 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: 7261 - Favs: 3,399 - Follows: 1,665 - Updated: 8/11/2012 - Published: 9/26/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Latent Loveliness by Ladyreason reviews
Bellatrix gets in one last curse before her defeat which causes Hermione to fall into a deep sleep... She'll only awaken to one man's kiss. And boy, will she awaken. eventual SSHG pairing
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 40,642 - Reviews: 744 - Favs: 607 - Follows: 519 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 6/11/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G.
Just to Be by Amarti 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: 922 - Favs: 970 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 1/9/2012 - Published: 10/10/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Last Spy by sylphides reviews
Hermione Granger and Severus Snape slowly learn from each other as the war escalates and the Final Battle approaches. AU from HBP. Out of a war where children must grow up too fast, Hermione and Severus develop a beautiful friendship and more.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 108 - Words: 594,521 - Reviews: 2475 - Favs: 1,115 - Follows: 705 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 2/1/2008 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
A Matter of Trust by Brillant reviews
Hermione has been left alone and, under the advice of Dumbledore's portrait, turns to Snape for help. Alternative seventh year. SS/HG. Contains spoilers for HBP and DH.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 56,723 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 273 - Follows: 147 - Updated: 6/29/2011 - Published: 4/23/2011 - Severus S., Hermione G. - 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: 3002 - Favs: 2,591 - Follows: 712 - Updated: 5/12/2011 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
What Is This Thing Called Love? by kittyperry reviews
Severus is reinstated as Headmaster and calls his first staff meeting.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 76,823 - Reviews: 838 - Favs: 482 - Follows: 252 - Updated: 12/7/2010 - Published: 11/3/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
For the Potions Master's Amusement by snape.submiss reviews
Now Complete! Severus Snape is not a kind man, but Hermione Granger is past caring. She wants his approval and will do anything to get it. How far will she go? Even she has no concept of the depths to which she will fall in her quest.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 86 - Words: 304,467 - Reviews: 2903 - Favs: 1,613 - Follows: 736 - Updated: 7/10/2010 - Published: 1/24/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Vulcan's Wife by Aphrodite420 reviews
It could be logical, even natural, that a half-human end up with a human. But how does a full-blooded Vulcan end up with a human wife? Explores the beginning of Sarek and Amanda's relationship. Now complete.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 55 - Words: 200,095 - Reviews: 1214 - Favs: 520 - Follows: 214 - Updated: 1/19/2010 - Published: 10/30/2009 - Sarek, Amanda G. - Complete
The Problem with Purity by Phoenix.Writing reviews
As Hermione, Harry, and Ron are about to begin their seventh and final year at Hogwarts, they learn some surprising and dangerous information regarding what it means to be Pure in the wizarding world. HG/SS with H/D. AU after OotP.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 62 - Words: 638,037 - Reviews: 4691 - Favs: 3,619 - Follows: 1,141 - Updated: 12/30/2009 - Published: 1/7/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Phoenix Tears or, Hermione Granger and the DH by grangerous reviews
Sequel to Phoenix Song or, Hermione Granger and the H-BP . By the time of Dumbledore's death, Hermione and Snape had worked together for a whole year. Now, however, they both have very different and very difficult tasks ahead of them. **DH SPOILERS**
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 120,256 - Reviews: 1555 - Favs: 676 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 11/18/2009 - Published: 6/11/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Life For Rent by evenstar101 reviews
Severus Snape has spent most of his life doing other people's bidding. Just when he thinks his life can be his own he is forced to choose between the magical world he loves or a loveless marriage imposed by a law. Will his life ever be his own to live?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 31 - Words: 112,492 - Reviews: 728 - Favs: 598 - Follows: 250 - Updated: 8/25/2009 - Published: 5/6/2009 - 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: 137,138 - Reviews: 1727 - Favs: 1,660 - Follows: 486 - Updated: 8/10/2009 - Published: 5/5/2009 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Phoenix Song or, Hermione Granger and the HB P by grangerous reviews
When Professor Snape heals Hermione's injuries after the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, they are both surprised by what they learn. The two must work together to help Harry defeat Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 100,839 - Reviews: 931 - Favs: 840 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 6/11/2009 - Published: 1/2/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Saving your life by lilmisblack reviews
When Hermione is captured by Death Eaters, Severus knows there's only one way to save her. 'What are you doing? ' she asked, her voice shaky. 'Saving your life,' he said, just as he started kissing her neck. Ch 64 up!
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 65 - Words: 245,154 - Reviews: 1915 - Favs: 1,876 - Follows: 728 - Updated: 1/26/2009 - Published: 10/22/2006 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Splintered and Broken by A plus reviews
He had watched as the thin wood snapped across her knee with a violence he had not known she possessed. He had been her teacher for seven years and had never seen this girl give up at anything. Voldemort wins, Hermione leaves, Severus waits.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 57,924 - Reviews: 642 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 9/27/2008 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Accountable by Dyce reviews
The war is over. Hermione Granger's life, while safer, is no less complicated. Victory has had unintended consequences which affect not only Hermione, but all those around her.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 166,408 - Reviews: 1674 - Favs: 2,016 - Follows: 380 - Updated: 1/18/2007 - Published: 11/15/2006 - 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: 1771 - Favs: 2,615 - Follows: 593 - Updated: 7/12/2006 - Published: 2/16/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Everything I've ever done by duj reviews
COMPLETE! There were likely to be enough cross words when they finally met. For seven years of his teaching, Hermione had had nothing but cross words from him... Life was a puzzle sometimes. SSHG, Nominated for 4th Multifaceteds and Moste Potente Passions
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,644 - Reviews: 925 - Favs: 822 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 4/27/2006 - Published: 10/25/2004 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Serendipity by Mother of Tears reviews
The Ministry of Magic has passed a Marriage Law, but it doesn't affect only Muggleborn witches. It affects pureblood wizards as well and a certain Potion's master has a problem...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,348 - Reviews: 113 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 51 - Published: 5/23/2005 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
The Triumph of Logic by Mother of Tears reviews
Hermione is having a hard time choosing a husband before the Marriage Law deadline. She gets help from a totally unexpected source.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,835 - Reviews: 168 - Favs: 561 - Follows: 63 - Published: 5/23/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete