Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Romance, Epilogue compliant
Warnings: major character death
Word Count: 36,907
The war has ended. Snape is supposed to be dead. He’s not.
Why You Should Read This:
This is a beautiful and haunting story of Harry and Severus that is fully epilogue compliant.
The story starts at the end of the Deathly Hallows where Severus has died, yet the story is told from Severus’ point of view. For Severus’ painting has woken and he quickly finds he is not like the other paintings – he is more ‘alive’ and able to interact with the living than any other painting. Over the years, the two men learn to understand, respect and then love.
Because Severus is dead, Harry is free to marry Ginny and have those kids we met in the epilogue. Because we ‘knew’ Harry for so long, it’s easy to forget he’s still a teen-ager at the end of the books and still has to grow up. We watch — along with Severus — Harry grow up, mature and become an adult but not without some trials and tribulations along the way. You’ll laugh and cry before you’re done.
Pir8fancier has written several Snarry fics but declared this to be her last one; it became her canon on how Severus and Harry came together. , That’s too bad since she writes lovely stories and I can recommend them all.