Title: Out Of The Shadows Came A Rose
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Severus/Hermione. Severus/Lucius, Hermione/Severus/Lucius
Categories: Romance, Drama, Post-Canon, Mystery
Length: Epic (85,856 words)
Warnings: MPreg, *the birth is under difficult conditions and quite terrifying, Voyeurism

Author on LJ IJ: http://gingertart50.insanejournal.com/
Author Website: HPFandom

Summary: Molly interferes, Ron is a twit but gets over it, Lucius is reformed (well, a bit), Draco grows up, Ginny is a good friend (apart from recommending the shoes), Harry is a hero and Hermione has fun and spends a lot of time in a library. Snape, meanwhile, considers that he is getting his usual shit deal from fate, although to be fair, he never expected to find a family of his own.

Review:
One of the things I really like about this story is the lack of 'Americanisms' that are so prevalent in HP fic. The pace of the story is good and the dialogue is well done. The characters, aside from Molly, remain in character fairly well. Molly isn't portrayed in a very good light in this one, fyi.

After re-reading this I realized that some of my head-canon for a few of the characters comes from this story.I love finding stories that are done differently than the norm and this story fits the bill nicely. This pairing in particular is generally done with Hermione/Lucius or Hermione/Severus as the focus and later bringing the other in. This one does start with Hermione/Severus, but Severus and Lucius already have a relationship going and the three come up with an interesting arrangement that suits them all.

Out of the Shadows Came a Rose: HPFandom || PDF version
Title: Out Of The Shadows Came A Rose
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Severus/Hermione. Severus/Lucius, Hermione/Severus/Lucius
Categories: Romance, Drama, Post-Canon, Mystery
Length: Epic (85,856 words)
Warnings: MPreg, *the birth is under difficult conditions and quite terrifying, Voyeurism

Author on LJ IJ: http://gingertart50.insanejournal.com/
Author Website: HPFandom

Summary: Molly interferes, Ron is a twit but gets over it, Lucius is reformed (well, a bit), Draco grows up, Ginny is a good friend (apart from recommending the shoes), Harry is a hero and Hermione has fun and spends a lot of time in a library. Snape, meanwhile, considers that he is getting his usual shit deal from fate, although to be fair, he never expected to find a family of his own.

Review:
One of the things I really like about this story is the lack of 'Americanisms' that are so prevalent in HP fic. The pace of the story is good and the dialogue is well done. The characters, aside from Molly, remain in character fairly well. Molly isn't portrayed in a very good light in this one, fyi.

After re-reading this I realized that some of my head-canon for a few of the characters comes from this story.I love finding stories that are done differently than the norm and this story fits the bill nicely. This pairing in particular is generally done with Hermione/Lucius or Hermione/Severus as the focus and later bringing the other in. This one does start with Hermione/Severus, but Severus and Lucius already have a relationship going and the three come up with an interesting arrangement that suits them all.

Out of the Shadows Came a Rose: HPFandom || PDF version
Title: Out Of The Shadows Came A Rose
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Severus/Hermione. Severus/Lucius, Hermione/Severus/Lucius
Categories: Romance, Drama, Post-Canon, Mystery
Length: Epic (85,856 words)
Warnings: MPreg, *the birth is under difficult conditions and quite terrifying, Voyeurism

Author on LJ IJ: http://gingertart50.insanejournal.com/
Author Website: HPFandom

Summary: Molly interferes, Ron is a twit but gets over it, Lucius is reformed (well, a bit), Draco grows up, Ginny is a good friend (apart from recommending the shoes), Harry is a hero and Hermione has fun and spends a lot of time in a library. Snape, meanwhile, considers that he is getting his usual shit deal from fate, although to be fair, he never expected to find a family of his own.

Review:
One of the things I really like about this story is the lack of 'Americanisms' that are so prevalent in HP fic. The pace of the story is good and the dialogue is well done. The characters, aside from Molly, remain in character fairly well. Molly isn't portrayed in a very good light in this one, fyi.

After re-reading this I realized that some of my head-canon for a few of the characters comes from this story.I love finding stories that are done differently than the norm and this story fits the bill nicely. This pairing in particular is generally done with Hermione/Lucius or Hermione/Severus as the focus and later bringing the other in. This one does start with Hermione/Severus, but Severus and Lucius already have a relationship going and the three come up with an interesting arrangement that suits them all.

Out of the Shadows Came a Rose: HPFandom || PDF version
Title: Out Of The Shadows Came A Rose
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Severus/Hermione. Severus/Lucius, Hermione/Severus/Lucius
Categories: Romance, Drama, Post-Canon, Mystery
Length: Epic (85,856 words)
Warnings: MPreg, *the birth is under difficult conditions and quite terrifying, Voyeurism

Author on LJ IJ: http://gingertart50.insanejournal.com/
Author Website: HPFandom

Summary: Molly interferes, Ron is a twit but gets over it, Lucius is reformed (well, a bit), Draco grows up, Ginny is a good friend (apart from recommending the shoes), Harry is a hero and Hermione has fun and spends a lot of time in a library. Snape, meanwhile, considers that he is getting his usual shit deal from fate, although to be fair, he never expected to find a family of his own.

Review:
One of the things I really like about this story is the lack of 'Americanisms' that are so prevalent in HP fic. The pace of the story is good and the dialogue is well done. The characters, aside from Molly, remain in character fairly well. Molly isn't portrayed in a very good light in this one, fyi.

After re-reading this I realized that some of my head-canon for a few of the characters comes from this story.I love finding stories that are done differently than the norm and this story fits the bill nicely. This pairing in particular is generally done with Hermione/Lucius or Hermione/Severus as the focus and later bringing the other in. This one does start with Hermione/Severus, but Severus and Lucius already have a relationship going and the three come up with an interesting arrangement that suits them all.

Out of the Shadows Came a Rose: HPFandom || PDF version

Accountable by Dyce (R)

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 AM
We've already seen some kid fic and mpreg recs during family week, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit with something even more rare in fandom: fpreg.

Title: Accountable by Dyce
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, pregnancy, drama, mystery
Length: Exceedingly Epic (~150,000 words)
Warnings: not book 7 (and possibly not book 6) compliant; dub-con (see review); fans of Fred and George should steer clear

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.

I never thought I'd be recommending a story written around a pregnancy (male or female) as I'm not a fan of babies, pregnancy, or the way that babies and pregnancy are romanticized in fiction to the point of propaganda. Dyce, however, has done a remarkable job of writing a realistic, layered, and utterly engaging story that features real people making real choices (some good, some bad) that have difficult and long-lasting consequences. At no point is it ever assumed that Hermione will keep her baby, just because she's pregnant and that's what pregnant people do (in fact, Hermione's choice to keep her baby is questioned quite a bit, as is natural considering she's single and still in Hogwarts). The pregnancy itself is portrayed as it honestly is: uncomfortable and interminable, though with upsides for a woman who wants a baby. Even the baby, once it arrives, is neither perfect, nor awful; just like with real infants there are upsides and downsides and goods and bads.

Most interesting, however, is the seduction of Snape. An excellent point is made in the story: if a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent has sex with a man (drunk or not), it would be called rape. It's not quite as easy to use that word in the reverse, and it's easy to defend Hermione as young and drunk despite the fact that that argument wouldn't fly for a man in her position (though, to be fair, a man who is too drunk to give informed consent is mostly likely too drunk to actually perform). There is no black and white side to this issue presented in the story; it's a difficult and at times painful problem and the eventual reveal about what did happen is both unexpected and sad.

On top of all of this, you have ongoing school intrigues (and since this is Hogwarts, by 'intrigues' I mean 'attempted murder'), slow-building romance, fabulous characterizations (one of my favorite characterizations of Ginny, *ever*), and engrossing writing. Dyce is a talented writer who consistently produces fics that go to my reread folder and this story is no exception.

Unless pregnancy is a positively iron-clad squick (and remember that I, who am positively pregnancy and baby phobic, enjoyed this fic) I highly recommend that you give this story a try.

Accountable

Accountable by Dyce (R)

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 AM
We've already seen some kid fic and mpreg recs during family week, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit with something even more rare in fandom: fpreg.

Title: Accountable by Dyce
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, pregnancy, drama, mystery
Length: Exceedingly Epic (~150,000 words)
Warnings: not book 7 (and possibly not book 6) compliant; dub-con (see review); fans of Fred and George should steer clear

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.

I never thought I'd be recommending a story written around a pregnancy (male or female) as I'm not a fan of babies, pregnancy, or the way that babies and pregnancy are romanticized in fiction to the point of propaganda. Dyce, however, has done a remarkable job of writing a realistic, layered, and utterly engaging story that features real people making real choices (some good, some bad) that have difficult and long-lasting consequences. At no point is it ever assumed that Hermione will keep her baby, just because she's pregnant and that's what pregnant people do (in fact, Hermione's choice to keep her baby is questioned quite a bit, as is natural considering she's single and still in Hogwarts). The pregnancy itself is portrayed as it honestly is: uncomfortable and interminable, though with upsides for a woman who wants a baby. Even the baby, once it arrives, is neither perfect, nor awful; just like with real infants there are upsides and downsides and goods and bads.

Most interesting, however, is the seduction of Snape. An excellent point is made in the story: if a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent has sex with a man (drunk or not), it would be called rape. It's not quite as easy to use that word in the reverse, and it's easy to defend Hermione as young and drunk despite the fact that that argument wouldn't fly for a man in her position (though, to be fair, a man who is too drunk to give informed consent is mostly likely too drunk to actually perform). There is no black and white side to this issue presented in the story; it's a difficult and at times painful problem and the eventual reveal about what did happen is both unexpected and sad.

On top of all of this, you have ongoing school intrigues (and since this is Hogwarts, by 'intrigues' I mean 'attempted murder'), slow-building romance, fabulous characterizations (one of my favorite characterizations of Ginny, *ever*), and engrossing writing. Dyce is a talented writer who consistently produces fics that go to my reread folder and this story is no exception.

Unless pregnancy is a positively iron-clad squick (and remember that I, who am positively pregnancy and baby phobic, enjoyed this fic) I highly recommend that you give this story a try.

Accountable

Accountable by Dyce (R)

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 AM
We've already seen some kid fic and mpreg recs during family week, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit with something even more rare in fandom: fpreg.

Title: Accountable by Dyce
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, pregnancy, drama, mystery
Length: Exceedingly Epic (~150,000 words)
Warnings: not book 7 (and possibly not book 6) compliant; dub-con (see review); fans of Fred and George should steer clear

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.

I never thought I'd be recommending a story written around a pregnancy (male or female) as I'm not a fan of babies, pregnancy, or the way that babies and pregnancy are romanticized in fiction to the point of propaganda. Dyce, however, has done a remarkable job of writing a realistic, layered, and utterly engaging story that features real people making real choices (some good, some bad) that have difficult and long-lasting consequences. At no point is it ever assumed that Hermione will keep her baby, just because she's pregnant and that's what pregnant people do (in fact, Hermione's choice to keep her baby is questioned quite a bit, as is natural considering she's single and still in Hogwarts). The pregnancy itself is portrayed as it honestly is: uncomfortable and interminable, though with upsides for a woman who wants a baby. Even the baby, once it arrives, is neither perfect, nor awful; just like with real infants there are upsides and downsides and goods and bads.

Most interesting, however, is the seduction of Snape. An excellent point is made in the story: if a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent has sex with a man (drunk or not), it would be called rape. It's not quite as easy to use that word in the reverse, and it's easy to defend Hermione as young and drunk despite the fact that that argument wouldn't fly for a man in her position (though, to be fair, a man who is too drunk to give informed consent is mostly likely too drunk to actually perform). There is no black and white side to this issue presented in the story; it's a difficult and at times painful problem and the eventual reveal about what did happen is both unexpected and sad.

On top of all of this, you have ongoing school intrigues (and since this is Hogwarts, by 'intrigues' I mean 'attempted murder'), slow-building romance, fabulous characterizations (one of my favorite characterizations of Ginny, *ever*), and engrossing writing. Dyce is a talented writer who consistently produces fics that go to my reread folder and this story is no exception.

Unless pregnancy is a positively iron-clad squick (and remember that I, who am positively pregnancy and baby phobic, enjoyed this fic) I highly recommend that you give this story a try.

Accountable

Accountable by Dyce (R)

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 AM
We've already seen some kid fic and mpreg recs during family week, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit with something even more rare in fandom: fpreg.

Title: Accountable by Dyce
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, pregnancy, drama, mystery
Length: Exceedingly Epic (~150,000 words)
Warnings: not book 7 (and possibly not book 6) compliant; dub-con (see review); fans of Fred and George should steer clear

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.

I never thought I'd be recommending a story written around a pregnancy (male or female) as I'm not a fan of babies, pregnancy, or the way that babies and pregnancy are romanticized in fiction to the point of propaganda. Dyce, however, has done a remarkable job of writing a realistic, layered, and utterly engaging story that features real people making real choices (some good, some bad) that have difficult and long-lasting consequences. At no point is it ever assumed that Hermione will keep her baby, just because she's pregnant and that's what pregnant people do (in fact, Hermione's choice to keep her baby is questioned quite a bit, as is natural considering she's single and still in Hogwarts). The pregnancy itself is portrayed as it honestly is: uncomfortable and interminable, though with upsides for a woman who wants a baby. Even the baby, once it arrives, is neither perfect, nor awful; just like with real infants there are upsides and downsides and goods and bads.

Most interesting, however, is the seduction of Snape. An excellent point is made in the story: if a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent has sex with a man (drunk or not), it would be called rape. It's not quite as easy to use that word in the reverse, and it's easy to defend Hermione as young and drunk despite the fact that that argument wouldn't fly for a man in her position (though, to be fair, a man who is too drunk to give informed consent is mostly likely too drunk to actually perform). There is no black and white side to this issue presented in the story; it's a difficult and at times painful problem and the eventual reveal about what did happen is both unexpected and sad.

On top of all of this, you have ongoing school intrigues (and since this is Hogwarts, by 'intrigues' I mean 'attempted murder'), slow-building romance, fabulous characterizations (one of my favorite characterizations of Ginny, *ever*), and engrossing writing. Dyce is a talented writer who consistently produces fics that go to my reread folder and this story is no exception.

Unless pregnancy is a positively iron-clad squick (and remember that I, who am positively pregnancy and baby phobic, enjoyed this fic) I highly recommend that you give this story a try.

Accountable

Accountable by Dyce (R)

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 AM
We've already seen some kid fic and mpreg recs during family week, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit with something even more rare in fandom: fpreg.

Title: Accountable by Dyce
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, pregnancy, drama, mystery
Length: Exceedingly Epic (~150,000 words)
Warnings: not book 7 (and possibly not book 6) compliant; dub-con (see review); fans of Fred and George should steer clear

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.

I never thought I'd be recommending a story written around a pregnancy (male or female) as I'm not a fan of babies, pregnancy, or the way that babies and pregnancy are romanticized in fiction to the point of propaganda. Dyce, however, has done a remarkable job of writing a realistic, layered, and utterly engaging story that features real people making real choices (some good, some bad) that have difficult and long-lasting consequences. At no point is it ever assumed that Hermione will keep her baby, just because she's pregnant and that's what pregnant people do (in fact, Hermione's choice to keep her baby is questioned quite a bit, as is natural considering she's single and still in Hogwarts). The pregnancy itself is portrayed as it honestly is: uncomfortable and interminable, though with upsides for a woman who wants a baby. Even the baby, once it arrives, is neither perfect, nor awful; just like with real infants there are upsides and downsides and goods and bads.

Most interesting, however, is the seduction of Snape. An excellent point is made in the story: if a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent has sex with a man (drunk or not), it would be called rape. It's not quite as easy to use that word in the reverse, and it's easy to defend Hermione as young and drunk despite the fact that that argument wouldn't fly for a man in her position (though, to be fair, a man who is too drunk to give informed consent is mostly likely too drunk to actually perform). There is no black and white side to this issue presented in the story; it's a difficult and at times painful problem and the eventual reveal about what did happen is both unexpected and sad.

On top of all of this, you have ongoing school intrigues (and since this is Hogwarts, by 'intrigues' I mean 'attempted murder'), slow-building romance, fabulous characterizations (one of my favorite characterizations of Ginny, *ever*), and engrossing writing. Dyce is a talented writer who consistently produces fics that go to my reread folder and this story is no exception.

Unless pregnancy is a positively iron-clad squick (and remember that I, who am positively pregnancy and baby phobic, enjoyed this fic) I highly recommend that you give this story a try.

Accountable

Accountable by Dyce (R)

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 7:29 AM
We've already seen some kid fic and mpreg recs during family week, so I thought I'd mix things up a bit with something even more rare in fandom: fpreg.

Title: Accountable by Dyce
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, pregnancy, drama, mystery
Length: Exceedingly Epic (~150,000 words)
Warnings: not book 7 (and possibly not book 6) compliant; dub-con (see review); fans of Fred and George should steer clear

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
At the post-war victory party, Hermione gets enough liquid courage in her to proposition someone for whom she's been nursing a massive crush: Professor Snape. To her surprise he accepts and, though she has a suspicion that he's too drunk to give informed consent, she continues with the seduction. Shortly thereafter, she finds herself pregnant.

I never thought I'd be recommending a story written around a pregnancy (male or female) as I'm not a fan of babies, pregnancy, or the way that babies and pregnancy are romanticized in fiction to the point of propaganda. Dyce, however, has done a remarkable job of writing a realistic, layered, and utterly engaging story that features real people making real choices (some good, some bad) that have difficult and long-lasting consequences. At no point is it ever assumed that Hermione will keep her baby, just because she's pregnant and that's what pregnant people do (in fact, Hermione's choice to keep her baby is questioned quite a bit, as is natural considering she's single and still in Hogwarts). The pregnancy itself is portrayed as it honestly is: uncomfortable and interminable, though with upsides for a woman who wants a baby. Even the baby, once it arrives, is neither perfect, nor awful; just like with real infants there are upsides and downsides and goods and bads.

Most interesting, however, is the seduction of Snape. An excellent point is made in the story: if a woman who is too drunk to give informed consent has sex with a man (drunk or not), it would be called rape. It's not quite as easy to use that word in the reverse, and it's easy to defend Hermione as young and drunk despite the fact that that argument wouldn't fly for a man in her position (though, to be fair, a man who is too drunk to give informed consent is mostly likely too drunk to actually perform). There is no black and white side to this issue presented in the story; it's a difficult and at times painful problem and the eventual reveal about what did happen is both unexpected and sad.

On top of all of this, you have ongoing school intrigues (and since this is Hogwarts, by 'intrigues' I mean 'attempted murder'), slow-building romance, fabulous characterizations (one of my favorite characterizations of Ginny, *ever*), and engrossing writing. Dyce is a talented writer who consistently produces fics that go to my reread folder and this story is no exception.

Unless pregnancy is a positively iron-clad squick (and remember that I, who am positively pregnancy and baby phobic, enjoyed this fic) I highly recommend that you give this story a try.

Accountable

The Buried Life by Kalina (PG-13)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 8:34 PM
#16 (Done! And now it's time for a looooong nap.)

Title: The Buried Life by Kalina
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, drama, hurt/comfort, UST
Length: Really, really Epic (~200,000 words)
Warnings: Pre-story death of Ron, in-story death of Sirius (but not the same way he died in canon).

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry is ready to settle into a normal life. Unfortunately, he never has a chance as Snape discovers a plot to kidnap him. When the subsequent investigation leads to Sirius's murder, Harry runs away, setting of a chain of events that will forever change not only his life, but the lives of Hermione and Snape as well.

These days I've been reading more Hermione/Snape fic, mainly because (unlike fic involving any of the other younger characters and, often, Sirius) the tone of their relationship is so very *mature*. Hermione is light years beyond her age and her intellect is more than match for Snape's. As a result, their interactions tend to be interesting, engaging, and (thankfully) entirely devoid of brattiness. Kalina positively nails this relationship in The Buried Life -- Snape is decidedly his usual stubborn, acerbic self, but Hermione's will is just as strong and even Severus has to acknowledge her intelligence. Their relationship grows rapidly, but plausibly, and I found myself far more convinced of their potential happiness than fics that cover whole years of relationship development between Harry and Snape.

This is not to say that romance is at the center of this fic -- in fact, the question of romance doesn't even come up for a good chunk of the fic as the story itself is mostly written around Harry's disappearance, discovery, and the fallout from same. Actions have real consequences in this story and not all of them can be fixed, giving the story far more resonance than most fanfics. Kalina's lack of melodrama and organic storytelling definitely elevate this fic above your usual HP fare.

If you're in the mood for a romance where intimacy does not automatically equal sex, a drama where actions have consequences, and/or an HP story that realistically explores the challenges that Harry would face after defeating Voldemort, this is the fic for you.

The Buried Life (ff.net)

The Buried Life by Kalina (PG-13)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 8:34 PM
#16 (Done! And now it's time for a looooong nap.)

Title: The Buried Life by Kalina
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, drama, hurt/comfort, UST
Length: Really, really Epic (~200,000 words)
Warnings: Pre-story death of Ron, in-story death of Sirius (but not the same way he died in canon).

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry is ready to settle into a normal life. Unfortunately, he never has a chance as Snape discovers a plot to kidnap him. When the subsequent investigation leads to Sirius's murder, Harry runs away, setting of a chain of events that will forever change not only his life, but the lives of Hermione and Snape as well.

These days I've been reading more Hermione/Snape fic, mainly because (unlike fic involving any of the other younger characters and, often, Sirius) the tone of their relationship is so very *mature*. Hermione is light years beyond her age and her intellect is more than match for Snape's. As a result, their interactions tend to be interesting, engaging, and (thankfully) entirely devoid of brattiness. Kalina positively nails this relationship in The Buried Life -- Snape is decidedly his usual stubborn, acerbic self, but Hermione's will is just as strong and even Severus has to acknowledge her intelligence. Their relationship grows rapidly, but plausibly, and I found myself far more convinced of their potential happiness than fics that cover whole years of relationship development between Harry and Snape.

This is not to say that romance is at the center of this fic -- in fact, the question of romance doesn't even come up for a good chunk of the fic as the story itself is mostly written around Harry's disappearance, discovery, and the fallout from same. Actions have real consequences in this story and not all of them can be fixed, giving the story far more resonance than most fanfics. Kalina's lack of melodrama and organic storytelling definitely elevate this fic above your usual HP fare.

If you're in the mood for a romance where intimacy does not automatically equal sex, a drama where actions have consequences, and/or an HP story that realistically explores the challenges that Harry would face after defeating Voldemort, this is the fic for you.

The Buried Life (ff.net)

The Buried Life by Kalina (PG-13)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 8:34 PM
#16 (Done! And now it's time for a looooong nap.)

Title: The Buried Life by Kalina
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, drama, hurt/comfort, UST
Length: Really, really Epic (~200,000 words)
Warnings: Pre-story death of Ron, in-story death of Sirius (but not the same way he died in canon).

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry is ready to settle into a normal life. Unfortunately, he never has a chance as Snape discovers a plot to kidnap him. When the subsequent investigation leads to Sirius's murder, Harry runs away, setting of a chain of events that will forever change not only his life, but the lives of Hermione and Snape as well.

These days I've been reading more Hermione/Snape fic, mainly because (unlike fic involving any of the other younger characters and, often, Sirius) the tone of their relationship is so very *mature*. Hermione is light years beyond her age and her intellect is more than match for Snape's. As a result, their interactions tend to be interesting, engaging, and (thankfully) entirely devoid of brattiness. Kalina positively nails this relationship in The Buried Life -- Snape is decidedly his usual stubborn, acerbic self, but Hermione's will is just as strong and even Severus has to acknowledge her intelligence. Their relationship grows rapidly, but plausibly, and I found myself far more convinced of their potential happiness than fics that cover whole years of relationship development between Harry and Snape.

This is not to say that romance is at the center of this fic -- in fact, the question of romance doesn't even come up for a good chunk of the fic as the story itself is mostly written around Harry's disappearance, discovery, and the fallout from same. Actions have real consequences in this story and not all of them can be fixed, giving the story far more resonance than most fanfics. Kalina's lack of melodrama and organic storytelling definitely elevate this fic above your usual HP fare.

If you're in the mood for a romance where intimacy does not automatically equal sex, a drama where actions have consequences, and/or an HP story that realistically explores the challenges that Harry would face after defeating Voldemort, this is the fic for you.

The Buried Life (ff.net)

The Buried Life by Kalina (PG-13)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 8:34 PM
#16 (Done! And now it's time for a looooong nap.)

Title: The Buried Life by Kalina
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, drama, hurt/comfort, UST
Length: Really, really Epic (~200,000 words)
Warnings: Pre-story death of Ron, in-story death of Sirius (but not the same way he died in canon).

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry is ready to settle into a normal life. Unfortunately, he never has a chance as Snape discovers a plot to kidnap him. When the subsequent investigation leads to Sirius's murder, Harry runs away, setting of a chain of events that will forever change not only his life, but the lives of Hermione and Snape as well.

These days I've been reading more Hermione/Snape fic, mainly because (unlike fic involving any of the other younger characters and, often, Sirius) the tone of their relationship is so very *mature*. Hermione is light years beyond her age and her intellect is more than match for Snape's. As a result, their interactions tend to be interesting, engaging, and (thankfully) entirely devoid of brattiness. Kalina positively nails this relationship in The Buried Life -- Snape is decidedly his usual stubborn, acerbic self, but Hermione's will is just as strong and even Severus has to acknowledge her intelligence. Their relationship grows rapidly, but plausibly, and I found myself far more convinced of their potential happiness than fics that cover whole years of relationship development between Harry and Snape.

This is not to say that romance is at the center of this fic -- in fact, the question of romance doesn't even come up for a good chunk of the fic as the story itself is mostly written around Harry's disappearance, discovery, and the fallout from same. Actions have real consequences in this story and not all of them can be fixed, giving the story far more resonance than most fanfics. Kalina's lack of melodrama and organic storytelling definitely elevate this fic above your usual HP fare.

If you're in the mood for a romance where intimacy does not automatically equal sex, a drama where actions have consequences, and/or an HP story that realistically explores the challenges that Harry would face after defeating Voldemort, this is the fic for you.

The Buried Life (ff.net)

The Buried Life by Kalina (PG-13)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 8:34 PM
#16 (Done! And now it's time for a looooong nap.)

Title: The Buried Life by Kalina
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, drama, hurt/comfort, UST
Length: Really, really Epic (~200,000 words)
Warnings: Pre-story death of Ron, in-story death of Sirius (but not the same way he died in canon).

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry is ready to settle into a normal life. Unfortunately, he never has a chance as Snape discovers a plot to kidnap him. When the subsequent investigation leads to Sirius's murder, Harry runs away, setting of a chain of events that will forever change not only his life, but the lives of Hermione and Snape as well.

These days I've been reading more Hermione/Snape fic, mainly because (unlike fic involving any of the other younger characters and, often, Sirius) the tone of their relationship is so very *mature*. Hermione is light years beyond her age and her intellect is more than match for Snape's. As a result, their interactions tend to be interesting, engaging, and (thankfully) entirely devoid of brattiness. Kalina positively nails this relationship in The Buried Life -- Snape is decidedly his usual stubborn, acerbic self, but Hermione's will is just as strong and even Severus has to acknowledge her intelligence. Their relationship grows rapidly, but plausibly, and I found myself far more convinced of their potential happiness than fics that cover whole years of relationship development between Harry and Snape.

This is not to say that romance is at the center of this fic -- in fact, the question of romance doesn't even come up for a good chunk of the fic as the story itself is mostly written around Harry's disappearance, discovery, and the fallout from same. Actions have real consequences in this story and not all of them can be fixed, giving the story far more resonance than most fanfics. Kalina's lack of melodrama and organic storytelling definitely elevate this fic above your usual HP fare.

If you're in the mood for a romance where intimacy does not automatically equal sex, a drama where actions have consequences, and/or an HP story that realistically explores the challenges that Harry would face after defeating Voldemort, this is the fic for you.

The Buried Life (ff.net)

The Buried Life by Kalina (PG-13)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 8:34 PM
#16 (Done! And now it's time for a looooong nap.)

Title: The Buried Life by Kalina
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: angst, drama, hurt/comfort, UST
Length: Really, really Epic (~200,000 words)
Warnings: Pre-story death of Ron, in-story death of Sirius (but not the same way he died in canon).

Author on LJ: n/a
Website: n/a

Review:
After the defeat of Voldemort, Harry is ready to settle into a normal life. Unfortunately, he never has a chance as Snape discovers a plot to kidnap him. When the subsequent investigation leads to Sirius's murder, Harry runs away, setting of a chain of events that will forever change not only his life, but the lives of Hermione and Snape as well.

These days I've been reading more Hermione/Snape fic, mainly because (unlike fic involving any of the other younger characters and, often, Sirius) the tone of their relationship is so very *mature*. Hermione is light years beyond her age and her intellect is more than match for Snape's. As a result, their interactions tend to be interesting, engaging, and (thankfully) entirely devoid of brattiness. Kalina positively nails this relationship in The Buried Life -- Snape is decidedly his usual stubborn, acerbic self, but Hermione's will is just as strong and even Severus has to acknowledge her intelligence. Their relationship grows rapidly, but plausibly, and I found myself far more convinced of their potential happiness than fics that cover whole years of relationship development between Harry and Snape.

This is not to say that romance is at the center of this fic -- in fact, the question of romance doesn't even come up for a good chunk of the fic as the story itself is mostly written around Harry's disappearance, discovery, and the fallout from same. Actions have real consequences in this story and not all of them can be fixed, giving the story far more resonance than most fanfics. Kalina's lack of melodrama and organic storytelling definitely elevate this fic above your usual HP fare.

If you're in the mood for a romance where intimacy does not automatically equal sex, a drama where actions have consequences, and/or an HP story that realistically explores the challenges that Harry would face after defeating Voldemort, this is the fic for you.

The Buried Life (ff.net)

Ordinary People by Hayseed (R)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 7:19 AM
#4

Title: Ordinary People by Hayseed
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: AU, drama, virgin, action
Length: Very Epic (~96,000 words)
Warnings: Hermione is (technically) still a Hogwarts student

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a?

Review:
After Snape finds out that Hermione is the mysterious HG who has been writing increasingly revolutionary articles in top magical journals, they work together to try and find the origins of magic. Oh, and incidentally they battle Voldemort at the same time.

One of the reasons why I love the Hermione/Snape pairing so much is Hermione's level of maturity. She is older than her years (and in many ways Snape is younger than his years) and can more than hold her own with him, even while still in Hogwarts. Generally I'm not a huge fan of student/teacher relationships in fics, but by the time Hermione and Severus move beyond a working relationship they truly are equals in every aspect of their life, working and personal. The end result is a wonderfully balanced relationship that I found thoroughly satisfying.

Hermione and Severus are beautifully drawn in this fic; both wonderfully human and flawed and layered. Fans of Dumbledore might not be happy with this fic; he's not evil, but he's also kind of a jerk. Ron, on the other hand, is *fabulous*. He's slightly OOC, but only in a way that makes him more likable than the canon version.

Hayseed's stated intention was to write a believable, realistic Hermione/Snape fic and she's done a brilliant job of it. A good choice for anyone who wants to give the pairing a try and a must-read for fans of Hermione/Snape.

Ordinary People (FF Downloader (see sidebar for link) will work with this link)

Ordinary People by Hayseed (R)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 7:19 AM
#4

Title: Ordinary People by Hayseed
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: AU, drama, virgin, action
Length: Very Epic (~96,000 words)
Warnings: Hermione is (technically) still a Hogwarts student

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a?

Review:
After Snape finds out that Hermione is the mysterious HG who has been writing increasingly revolutionary articles in top magical journals, they work together to try and find the origins of magic. Oh, and incidentally they battle Voldemort at the same time.

One of the reasons why I love the Hermione/Snape pairing so much is Hermione's level of maturity. She is older than her years (and in many ways Snape is younger than his years) and can more than hold her own with him, even while still in Hogwarts. Generally I'm not a huge fan of student/teacher relationships in fics, but by the time Hermione and Severus move beyond a working relationship they truly are equals in every aspect of their life, working and personal. The end result is a wonderfully balanced relationship that I found thoroughly satisfying.

Hermione and Severus are beautifully drawn in this fic; both wonderfully human and flawed and layered. Fans of Dumbledore might not be happy with this fic; he's not evil, but he's also kind of a jerk. Ron, on the other hand, is *fabulous*. He's slightly OOC, but only in a way that makes him more likable than the canon version.

Hayseed's stated intention was to write a believable, realistic Hermione/Snape fic and she's done a brilliant job of it. A good choice for anyone who wants to give the pairing a try and a must-read for fans of Hermione/Snape.

Ordinary People (FF Downloader (see sidebar for link) will work with this link)

Ordinary People by Hayseed (R)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 7:19 AM
#4

Title: Ordinary People by Hayseed
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: AU, drama, virgin, action
Length: Very Epic (~96,000 words)
Warnings: Hermione is (technically) still a Hogwarts student

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a?

Review:
After Snape finds out that Hermione is the mysterious HG who has been writing increasingly revolutionary articles in top magical journals, they work together to try and find the origins of magic. Oh, and incidentally they battle Voldemort at the same time.

One of the reasons why I love the Hermione/Snape pairing so much is Hermione's level of maturity. She is older than her years (and in many ways Snape is younger than his years) and can more than hold her own with him, even while still in Hogwarts. Generally I'm not a huge fan of student/teacher relationships in fics, but by the time Hermione and Severus move beyond a working relationship they truly are equals in every aspect of their life, working and personal. The end result is a wonderfully balanced relationship that I found thoroughly satisfying.

Hermione and Severus are beautifully drawn in this fic; both wonderfully human and flawed and layered. Fans of Dumbledore might not be happy with this fic; he's not evil, but he's also kind of a jerk. Ron, on the other hand, is *fabulous*. He's slightly OOC, but only in a way that makes him more likable than the canon version.

Hayseed's stated intention was to write a believable, realistic Hermione/Snape fic and she's done a brilliant job of it. A good choice for anyone who wants to give the pairing a try and a must-read for fans of Hermione/Snape.

Ordinary People (FF Downloader (see sidebar for link) will work with this link)

Ordinary People by Hayseed (R)

  • May. 21st, 2010 at 7:19 AM
#4

Title: Ordinary People by Hayseed
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Hermione/Snape
Categories: AU, drama, virgin, action
Length: Very Epic (~96,000 words)
Warnings: Hermione is (technically) still a Hogwarts student

Author on LJ: n/a?
Website: n/a?

Review:
After Snape finds out that Hermione is the mysterious HG who has been writing increasingly revolutionary articles in top magical journals, they work together to try and find the origins of magic. Oh, and incidentally they battle Voldemort at the same time.

One of the reasons why I love the Hermione/Snape pairing so much is Hermione's level of maturity. She is older than her years (and in many ways Snape is younger than his years) and can more than hold her own with him, even while still in Hogwarts. Generally I'm not a huge fan of student/teacher relationships in fics, but by the time Hermione and Severus move beyond a working relationship they truly are equals in every aspect of their life, working and personal. The end result is a wonderfully balanced relationship that I found thoroughly satisfying.

Hermione and Severus are beautifully drawn in this fic; both wonderfully human and flawed and layered. Fans of Dumbledore might not be happy with this fic; he's not evil, but he's also kind of a jerk. Ron, on the other hand, is *fabulous*. He's slightly OOC, but only in a way that makes him more likable than the canon version.

Hayseed's stated intention was to write a believable, realistic Hermione/Snape fic and she's done a brilliant job of it. A good choice for anyone who wants to give the pairing a try and a must-read for fans of Hermione/Snape.

Ordinary People (FF Downloader (see sidebar for link) will work with this link)

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