A Long Vernal Season ToC (WIP)

A Long Vernal Season

Here’s a Table of Contents for A Long Vernal Season. Since LVS is a work-in-progress, the ToC is incomplete. I will update the ToC as each Part is complete on the Petulant Poetess. (There will be approximately twelve parts in the completed fic, depending on how I decide to organize the final chapters.)

Be aware that the Table of Contents may have spoilers for chapters you haven’t read yet!

Overall Summary: Severus Snape had believed that, for him, life after the Dark Lord was an impossibility, that his death was not merely justice, but necessity. He has survived, though, and now he must learn to live his new, unexpected life, and to find something beyond the narrow existence to which he was once bound. A post-war fic.
Genres: AU, Drama, Romance, Humor, Suspense, Bildungsroman

Death's Dominion thumbnailSnape-centric Death’s Dominion sequel. Not DH-compliant. DH-disregarded. First chapters (through Chapter 28) are rated T, but ratings for individual chapters will rise later. Watch the individual chapter summaries and author’s notes for ratings, warnings, and the characters appearing in that chapter. If you plan to read Death’s Dominion, be aware that there are spoilers in the sequel. The sequel can stand alone, but keep in mind that it is not at all DH-compliant, and events and characters’ fates are different in Death’s Dominion than they were in canon.

Primary Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Albus Dumbledore, Gareth McGonagall.
Secondary Characters: Hermione Granger, Verity Septima Vector, Filius Flitwick, Gertrude Gamp, Draco Malfoy, Melina McGonagall O’Donald, and many others.

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A Long Vernal Season

PART ONE

Prologue: Return
Sunday, 23 August 1998.
Severus returns to Hogwarts late in August.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter One: Hermione’s News
Monday, 24 August 1998.
Severus meets Hermione and Gareth at the Three Broomsticks to hear their news.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Madam Rosmerta, Minerva McGonagall, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Two: An Unusual Invitation
Tuesday, 25 August 1998.
Severus begins preparing for the new school year when he receives an unusual invitation by Owl Post.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Pomona Sprout, Gareth McGonagall, Twiskett

Chapter Three: St. Giles Clinic for Magical Maladies
Friday, 28 August 1998.
Severus goes for a follow-up examination at the Edinburgh wizarding clinic and receives disturbing news.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall, Melina O’Donald, Spinnet

Chapter Four: Through the Looking Glass
Friday, 28 August 1998.
Severus meets with Lucius Malfoy in his new home.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy, Lisa Turpin, Gareth McGonagall, Murdoch McGonagall, Estelle McGonagall

Chapter Five: An Alternative Treatment
Friday, 28 August 1998.
Severus takes his leave of Lucius and Narcissa. Gareth has an idea.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy, Gareth McGonagall, Tarrant McPherson, Melina O’Donald, Brennan O’Donald

Chapter Six: Race Cars Go “Vroom”
Friday, 28 August 1998.
Severus finds his “alternative treatment” peculiar, but enjoys it despite himself.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Rubeus Hagrid, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Seven: Waxing
Saturday, 29 August 1998.
Severus has his first treatment with the Ferron’s Elixir and tries to deal with his fears. Did he escape death only to become a Squib?
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Rubeus Hagrid, Twiskett

Chapter Eight: Business as Usual
Sunday, 30 August 1998.
Severus tries to carry on with his preparations for the new school year despite the set-backs.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Nine: A Delicate Phase
Monday, 31 August 1998.
With the start of the school year almost upon him, Severus has another examination as he enters a delicate phase of his treatment. Filius gives him a hand with the new staff, and he anticipates a visit from Hermione.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Filius Flitwick, Melina O’Donald, Laura Walker Manning, Twiskett, The Silent Knight

Chapter Ten: Jam Tarts
Monday, 31 August 1998.
Severus has a pleasant visit from Hermione, though they can’t escape uncomfortable topics.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Twiskett

Chapter Eleven: Don’t Frighten the Firsties
Monday, 31 August 1998.
Severus greets the first-years, and it’s a more memorable occasion than he’d anticipated. He obtains a new admirer before the Sorting.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Rubeus Hagrid, Poppy Pomfrey, Twiskett, Suzie Sefton

Chapter Twelve: The Stages of Brewing
Tuesday, 1 September 1998.
Severus tries to make it through the first morning of classes.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Kevin Harper, Jamie Brett, Letitia Pepper, Alice Fellows, Melina O’Donald, Twiskett

Chapter Thirteen: Breakfire
Tuesday, 1 September 1998.
After being whisked to the infirmary by Twiskett, Severus—his life and magic both in danger—receives powerful treatment. It’s touch-and-go for Severus as Poppy and Healer O’Donald work to save his magic.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Melina O’Donald, Twiskett

Chapter Fourteen: Of Ice Cream, Kittens, and Jet Planes
Tuesday, 1 September 1998.
Severus undergoes another procedure, and he dreams, past and present merging.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout, Eileen Prince Snape, Tobias Snape, Melina O’Donald

Chapter Fifteen: Bacon Butties and Baked Beans
Tuesday, 1 September 1998.
Severus begins his recovery and has visitors—and an unusual craving.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger, Gareth McGonagall, Wilspy

Chapter Sixteen: A Sympathetic New Start
Wednesday, 2 September 1998.
Severus spends the day in the infirmary, then returns to his own rooms to finish his recovery and begin his new life.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

~*~

PART TWO

Chapter Seventeen: An Ambush for Minerva
Friday, 2 October 1998.
Albus is having his own adjustment issues; Severus gives him advice and arranges an ambush.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Quin MacAirt

Chapter Eighteen: A New Man
Saturday, 17 October 1998.
Severus meets with Draco Malfoy about Draco’s decision. Later, he and Minerva discuss Halloween.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter Nineteen: Of Scotch, Choices, and Ambiguity
Saturday, 24 October 1998.
Severus gets a preview of Albus’s costume for the Halloween fancy dress party, and the two wizards talk about past and present.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Wilspy

Chapter Twenty: A Ghostly Halloween
Saturday, 31 October 1998.
Severus attends the Hogwarts fancy dress party, which suffers a strange interruption.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Verity Septima Vector, the Fat Friar, others

Chapter Twenty-One: Fancy Dress
Saturday, 31 October 1998.
Severus must dance, and the students vote on the best fancy dress.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Verity Septima Vector, Pomona Sprout, Filius Flitwick, Suzie Sefton, and others

Chapter Twenty-Two: Not Onerous or Dreary
Sunday, 1 November 1998.
Severus’s life seems to be edging away from onerous and dreary, but is it becoming more enjoyable? He has lunch with Hermione and Gareth—maybe that’s a start!
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Madam Rosmerta, Gareth McGonagall, others.

Chapter Twenty-Three: Collegiality
Sunday, 1 November 1998.
Severus has an ordinary afternoon when an unexpected visitor drops by.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Alastor Moody, Verity Septima Vector.

Chapter Twenty-Four: Dawn Light Reflected
Monday, 9 November – Saturday, 14 November 1998.
The portrait of Aurora Sinistra is dedicated.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Filius Flitwick, Firenze, Aurora Sinistra (portrait)

Chapter Twenty-Five: Preoccupation
Saturday, 21 November 1998.
Flitwick’s series of duelling demonstrations begins, and Severus tries to cope with a new preoccupation.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter Twenty-Six: Laid to Rest
Saturday, 21 – Sunday, 22 November 1998.
Severus has some of his fears addressed and a worry laid to rest.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore

Chapter Twenty-Seven: ’Twas the Night Before the Night Before Christmas
Wednesday, 23 December 1998.
Severus finds himself hosting a Christmas party, much to his chagrin. And what Hogwarts Christmas party would be complete without a little Charmed mistletoe?
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Twiskett, various Hogwarts staff members

Chapter Twenty-Eight: A Happy Birthday?
Saturday, 9 January 1999.
Severus has a birthday. They do come every year, after all, and everyone has one. Nothing special about it, right?
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Poppy Pomfrey, Gareth McGonagall, Twiskett, others

~*~

PART THREE

Chapter Twenty-Nine: A Tear Shed
Saturday, 6 March 1999.
Severus goes into Hogsmeade to ask Hermione out to lunch, but spends the afternoon with Gareth.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Thirty: A Tour of the Past
Saturday, 6 March 1999.
Gareth gives Severus a tour of his mother’s house, and Severus tells him about his family. Severus invites Hermione on a date.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Gareth McGonagall, Gertrude Gamp

Chapter Thirty-One: A Date with Hermione
Saturday, 6 March 1999.
Severus takes Hermione out to dinner, but the date has a rocky start.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger

Chapter Thirty-Two: Disquiet
Sunday, 7 March 1999.
Severus has many mixed feelings, and his worries escalate.
Rated MA.
Warning for some mildly sexually explicit language and imagery.
Characters: Severus Snape

Chapter Thirty-Three: At Spinner’s End
Sunday, 7 March 1999.
Severus meets Gareth in Hogsmeade and Apparates him to Spinner’s End so that they can have a private discussion.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Thirty-Four: Uncertainty
Sunday, 7 March 1999.
Severus finds himself in a situation he brought about but nonetheless hadn’t expected.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Thirty-Five: Friendship
Sunday, 7 March 1999.
Severus is grateful for his friendship with Gareth, but wants there to be no misunderstandings about it. Gareth reassures him, but Severus nonetheless worries about what the events of the day may mean. The two go to dinner in Edinburgh, then Severus returns to Hogwarts, where he runs into Dumbledore.
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit content. Fluffy slashiness.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Thirty-Six: A Darkly Smouldering Magnetism
Monday, 8 March 1999.
A member of the Hogwarts staff is attracted to Severus when he accidentally seems to flirt with her, which alarms him. Filius teases him gently about it. Later, Severus meets with Minerva and they discuss his relationship with Hermione.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall, Sarah Duffy, others.

Chapter Thirty-Seven: An Exercise in Harmless Flirting
Monday, 8 March 1999.
Severus decides to try out some harmless flirting after having been told that he has “a darkly smouldering magnetism.” It doesn’t go quite as planned.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Surprise!

~*~

PART FOUR

Chapter Thirty-Eight: Playing with Fire
Monday, 8 March 1999.
Severus plays with fire. Will he be burned?
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit content. (Het.)
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Morning After
Tuesday, 9 March 1999.
Severus has a very surprising but pleasant start to his day. Poppy finds someone waiting for her in the infirmary.
Warning for sexually explicit content. (Het)
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter Forty: A Matter of Timing
Tuesday, 9 March 1999.
Severus broods.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Sarah Duffy

Chapter Forty-One: A Fast Learner
Tuesday, 9 March 1999.
Severus enjoys his new-found power to bring pleasure.
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit content. (Het)
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter Forty-Two: Confessions
Tuesday, 9 March 1999.
Severus goes to Spinner’s End to meet Gareth. He confides in him, and he tells him about something from his past that he never discusses with anyone. Gareth also gives him some advice about Hermione.
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit imagery and language.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Forty-Three: Distractions
Tuesday, 9 March 1999.
Poppy and Severus both find themselves distracted. Severus learns more about Poppy.
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit content.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Forty-Four: No Unmixed Pleasures
Wednesday, 10 March 1999.
Severus finds that unpleasant thoughts can interrupt even the most pleasurable moments.
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit content.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Forty-Five: An Esoteric Spell
Wednesday, 10 – Thursday, 11 March 1999.
Severus learns a new spell.
Rated MA.
Warning for sexually explicit content.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Forty-Six: A Complicated Life
Thursday, 11 March 1999.
Severus is confused about his choices and decisions. He has a talk with Hermione.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Gareth McGonagall

~*~

PART FIVE

Chapter Forty-Seven: Exotic Concoctions
Thursday, 11 March – Friday, 12 March 1999.
Severus and Hermione go to dinner in Hogsmeade. On his return to the castle, Severus accepts an invitation to a party. Filius Flitwick makes very powerful cocktails. *Beginning of Part Five*
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Poppy Pomfrey, Ezra Cahill, others

Chapter Forty-Eight: A Wager with the Headmistress
Saturday, 13 March 1999.
Goaded by Minerva, Severus places a wager on the abysmal Hufflepuff Quidditch team to beat Gryffindor in that day’s game.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, Minerva McGonagall, Pomona Sprout, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Forty-Nine: Normal Life
Saturday, 13 March 1999.
Severus counsels a student and comes up with an idea, which he shares with Minerva.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Ginny Weasley, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Sarah Duffy

Chapter Fifty: A New Project
Saturday, 13 March 1999.
Minerva assigns Severus a new project to work on—with Poppy.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Fifty-One: Just a Fling?
Sunday, 14 March 1999.
Severus begins work on the project with Poppy, and later he practises the new spell on his own, but without success.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Verity Septima Vector

Chapter Fifty-Two: Technique
Sunday, 14 March 1999.
Severus masters an esoteric spell.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Fifty-Three: Dinner at Delancie’s
Sunday, 14 March 1999.
Severus and Poppy spend time together in the afternoon, then go to dinner in Diagon Alley.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Gareth McGonagall, Mr Delancie, others

Chapter Fifty-Four: Dangerous Consequences
Sunday, 14 March 1999.
Severus teaches Poppy the consequences of her flirting.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

~*~

PART SIX

Chapter Fifty-Five: Not Falling in Love
Monday, 15 March 1999
Poppy makes a resolution, and Severus falls into a foul mood as the day wears on.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Sarah Duffy

Chapter Fifty-Six: Out-of-Sorts
Monday, 15 March – Tuesday, 16 March 1999
Severus’s temper gets the better of him, and he reacts in a way he comes to regret. He ends the day with a visit to Arthur Weasley at the Burrow, where he is taken aback by what he encounters. Later, Severus tries to make amends.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Arthur Weasley, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Fifty-Seven: Making it Through the Week
Tuesday, 16 March 1999; Friday, 19 March 1999
Severus manages to make it through the week, though not happily.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Olivia Ouellette

Chapter Fifty-Eight: The Barghest’s Howl
Friday, 19 March 1999
Severus joins some colleagues for a drink at the Three Broomsticks, where he runs into Hermione.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Hermione Granger, Madam Rosmerta, Pomona Sprout, Rubeus Hagrid, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Olivia Ouellette, Tarrant McPherson, Auror Shakira Plummer, David Manning, Laura Walker Manning, Helena Benetti, and members of the Barghest’s Howl

Chapter Fifty-Nine: Skimming the Lake
Friday, 19 March 1999
Severus walks Helena Benetti home, and they take a late-night flight.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Helena Benetti

Chapter Sixty: Perfect Timing
Friday, 19 March 1999
Severus seeks out Minerva to ask her advice. His timing is not as bad as it could be!
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter Sixty-One: Late Night Advice
Saturday, 20 March 1999, in the wee hours of the morning
Severus receives some personal advice from Minerva.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall

Chapter Sixty-Two: For Old Times’ Sake
Friday, 19 March 1999
Poppy and Quin have a night out, and then a nightcap after.
Rated MA.
Characters: Poppy Pomfrey, Quin MacAirt

Chapter Sixty-Three: A Little White Lie
Saturday, 20 March 1999
Severus receives an invitation from Hermione; Poppy considers what she will tell Minerva.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Sixty-Four: The Goblin’s Knee
Saturday, 20 March 1999
Severus meets Hermione at the Goblin’s Knee in Diagon Alley.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Hermione Granger

~*~

PART SEVEN

Chapter Sixty-Five: Test Flight
Sunday, 21 March 1999
Severus meets Helena to test fly the new Nimbus Victory.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Helena Benetti

Chapter Sixty-Six: Broomstick Rodeo
Sunday, 21 March 1999
Severus gets a one-woman broomstick rodeo show.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Helena Benetti, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Sixty-Seven: Some Muggle Business
Sunday, 21 March 1999
Gareth has some Muggle business to discuss with Severus. Harry shows up, and he’s not a happy wizard.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Harry Potter, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Sixty-Eight: Bad Timing
Sunday, 21 March 1999

Severus fights his jealousy and petulance when his timing is bad.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Quin MacAirt

Chapter Sixty-Nine: Moulting
Sunday, 21 March 1999
Severus meets with Minerva and has a surprise or two awaiting him, including a proposal she has regarding Hogwarts. Minerva doesn’t allow him to be moody, but she is nonetheless sympathetic. In turn, he learns a few things about Minerva that he hadn’t known.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Fawkes

Chapter Seventy: To Persist and Pursue
Sunday, 21 March 1999
Severus determines to persist, but finds his determination undermined by his own negative thoughts.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Seventy-One: Descent into Hades
Monday, 22 March 1999
Severus pays a visit.
Rated M (for brief instance of vulgar language).
Characters: Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy Newman, Lucius Malfoy, others

Chapter Seventy-Two: Home
Monday, 22 March 1999
Severus returns.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Seventy-Three: Renovation
Saturday, 27 March 1999
Gareth and Severus meet at Spinner’s End to discuss changes to the house.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gertrude Gamp, Hermione Granger, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Seventy-Four: Glimpse the Snape Family Past
Saturday, 27 March 1999
Gareth gets a look into the past when Severus shows him through the house at Spinner’s End.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Seventy-Five: A Wizard Not to be Crossed
Saturday, 27 March 1999
Gareth successfully evades Severus’s questions about his mother’s mood, but Severus nonetheless hears some interesting stories.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Seventy-Six: Present Danger
Saturday, 27 March 1999
Severus meets with Moody and Minerva to discuss the attacks.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Alastor Moody, others

~*~

PART EIGHT

Chapter Seventy-Seven: Paying Court
Saturday, 27 March 1999
Severus’s attempts to court Poppy are stymied by everyday life at Hogwarts, including the duel that afternoon between Remus Lupin and Alastor Moody.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks Lupin, Alastor Moody, Filius Flitwick, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Gareth McGonagall, Gertrude Gamp, Quin MacAirt, Melina O’Donald, Caroline Mayfield, T.J. Lupin

Chapter Seventy-Eight: Sifting the Past
Sunday, 28 March 1999
Spinner’s End yields up old, almost-forgotten moments from Snape’s past. Severus sets to work to create his opportunity.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Helena Benetti, others.

Chapter Seventy-Nine: Atmosphere
Sunday, 28 March 1999
Severus prepares for a duel, then he prepares for a date, and Filius and Gareth each lend him a hand. Which will pose the greater challenge?
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Gareth McGonagall, Siofre Tyree.

Chapter Eighty: Finding Flowers and Family
Sunday, 28 March 1999
Severus meets a relative, receives some material assistance, and gets some advice.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall, Siofre Tyree, Eoghan Tyree, Johannes Birnbaum, others.

Chapter Eighty-One: Lighting
Sunday, 28 March 1999
Severus tries to create a romantic ambience for Poppy in his dungeon sitting room.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Gareth McGonagall, Eoghan Tyree, Johannes Birnbaum.

Chapter Eighty-Two: An End to a Perfect Evening
Sunday, 28 March 1999
Severus and Poppy continue their evening.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Eighty-Three: Attack in a Blur

Sunday, 28 March – Monday, 29 March 1999
There’s another attack; is the perpetrator closer to being caught?
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody.

Chapter Eighty-Four: Suspicion
Monday, 29 March 1999
Someone falls under suspicion and is brought to the Ministry for questioning.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Albus Dumbledore, Gareth McGonagall, others.

Chapter Eighty-Five: Jumping at Shadows
Monday, 29 March 1999
Severus reassures Hermione; Poppy meets with Dumbledore and Moody while Minerva is still in London.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Hermione Granger, Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody, Minerva McGonagall.

Chapter Eighty-Six: Remedying Magical Misfortune
Monday, 29 March 1999
Severus decides to brew a potion and asks Poppy to help.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Siofre Tyree, Eoghan Tyree, Johannes Birnbaum, others

Chapter Eighty-Seven: Brewing with the Master
Monday, 29 March 1999
Severus and Poppy brew together.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Eighty-Eight: Back to Brewing
Monday, 29 March 1999
Poppy returns to Severus’s lab.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

~*~

PART NINE

Chapter Eighty-Nine: A Cryptic Missive
Tuesday, 30 March 1999
Severus receives a frustratingly cryptic letter from Lucius Malfoy and trudges through a day of mundane tasks and an evening detention, hoping for a more enjoyable conclusion to the day.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Draco Malfoy, Suzie Sefton, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Verity Septima Vector

Chapter Ninety: A Happy Decision
Tuesday, 30 March 1999
Severus and Poppy catch some time together.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Albus Dumbledore

Chapter Ninety-One: A Proposal
Wednesday, 31 March 1999
Minerva has a proposal and Severus is persuasive.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Verity Septima Vector, Suzie Sefton, Pomona Sprout, Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Sharon Carter

Chapter Ninety-Two: Promising Start to a Holiday
1 April 1999
Severus’s Easter holiday starts well.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Suzie Sefton, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Ninety-Three: Whetting the Appetite
1 April 1999
Poppy whets Severus’s appetite and counsels patience.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Ninety-Four: The Rewards of Patience
1 April 1999
Poppy teaches Severus the rewards of patience—for them both.
Rated MA.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Ninety-Five: Afternoon Games
1 April 1999
Severus answers Gareth’s owl, and he and Poppy continue their game.
Rated MA.
Characters: Poppy Pomfrey, Severus Snape

Chapter Ninety-Six: An Unexpected Encounter
1 April 1999
Severus goes into Hogsmeade to meet Gareth and has an unexpected encounter.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gertrude Gamp, Gareth McGonagall

Chapter Ninety-Seven: Another Splash of Whiskey
1 April 1999
Severus relaxes after his encounter with Professor Gamp, and he spends the evening with Gareth.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall, Gertrude Gamp

Chapter Ninety-Eight: Confidences and Promises
3 April 1999
The first Saturday of the holiday starts off with duelling practice. Severus has a bruised ego, so he drops by to see Poppy for a little TLC.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter Ninety-Nine: Memory Lane
3 April 1999
Severus spends part of the afternoon with Poppy and Filius, taking a trip down memory lane and discussing duelling and dragons.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Filius Flitwick, Murdoch McGonagall, Malcolm McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, and others

Chapter One Hundred: Some Truth
3 April 1999
Severus tells Poppy some truths; she reacts.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey

~*~

PART TEN

Chapter One-Hundred One: Simply Severus
3 April 1999
Albus has prepared meticulously for the dinner party; Minerva finds herself in a quandary, but makes a few gentle suggestions and a few decisive changes. Severus and Poppy meet to go up to the Headmistress’s Tower together.
Rated T.
Characters: Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Severus Snape

Chapter One-Hundred Two: Meeting Max
3 April 1999
After Poppy provides him some fortification, Severus accompanies her up to Albus’s dinner party. Severus hopes he won’t have to sit beside someone atrocious, but promises to try to enjoy himself. Gareth introduces him to someone unexpected.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Gertrude Gamp, Gareth McGonagall, Filius Flitwick, Caspar Lloyd, Quin MacAirt, Aine MacAirt, Helena Benetti

Chapter One Hundred-Three: Of Lilacs, of Love, and of Danger
3 April 1999
Albus’s dinner party is under way, and Severus tries not to have a miserable time. It seems, however, that even at a party, the most ordinary conversations can turn to the war and its aftermath.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout, Aine NicAirt, Colleen Murphy, Marjorie Clifton, Caspar Lloyd, Gertrude Gamp, Quin MacAirt, Helena Benetti, Gareth McGonagall, Hafrena NicAirt, Calum O’Donald

Chapter One Hundred-Four: Party Games
3 April 1999
Severus joins Aine in Minerva’s study to learn what else she wishes to say to him. He is unsure how to take their encounter. Albus has organised party games and everyone must participate. Fortunately for Severus, there is one bright spot in this surfeit of socialization: Poppy is with him.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick, Pomona Sprout, Aine NicAirt, Colleen Murphy, Marjorie Clifton, Caspar Lloyd, Gertrude Gamp, Quin MacAirt, Helena Benetti, Gareth McGonagall, Hafrena NicAirt, Calum O’Donald

Chapter One Hundred-Five: An Assignation
Easter Sunday, 4 April 1999
Severus prepares for a meeting. He brings with him Vita furtiva, vindicta occulta, nex abdita and slips away from the grounds. Twiskett delivers his belated message to Minerva.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Twiskett

Chapter One Hundred-Six: Refuge
Easter Sunday, 4 April 1999
Severus and Gertrude arrive at their destination. Severus experiences the unexpected, the uncanny, and the uncomfortable.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gertrude Gamp

Chapter One Hundred-Seven: Reparation
Easter Sunday, 4 April 1999
Gertrude and Severus have a bite to eat. She makes a request of him, and then they visit another location on the island, seeing the henge and the tumulus. Gertrude tries to teach Severus something about life. He offers her reparation. Gertrude rejects temptation.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gertrude Gamp

Chapter One Hundred-Eight: The Greatest Slytherin
Easter Sunday, 4 April 1999
Severus learns the full reason for Gertrude’s long exile on the island. Minerva does some investigation, and she worries.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gertrude Gamp, Minerva McGonagall, the Silent Knight (Andrew), Filius Flitwick

Chapter One Hundred-Nine: Vita furtiva
Easter Sunday, 4 April 1999
Twiskett forewarns Severus of Minerva’s interest in his absence from the castle. Minerva pays Severus a visit and fishes for answers; he returns the book to her, but tells her little. Severus goes to see Poppy to spend some time with her before she leaves on holiday. Minerva learns something that disturbs her.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Twiskett, Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey

Chapter One Hundred-Ten: Journey to Dun Torc
Monday, 5 April 1999
Severus brews some potions, then tries to find time to finish with his office and read his new book. Gareth drops by, and Filius extends an invitation.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall, Filius Flitwick

Chapter One Hundred-Eleven: An Accident Foretold
Tuesday, 6 April 1999
Fear grips Severus as he has occasion to remember one of Aine NicAirt’s prophecies.
Rated T.
Characters: Severus Snape, Filius Flitwick, Twiskett, Madam Fuller, Melina O’Donald, Tchampon, Blessen

Chapter One Hundred-Twelve: Association
Tuesday, 6 April — Wednesday, 7 April 1999
Severus goes out with Gareth and his cousin Morgana for an evening at the Three Broomsticks, and once more sees the power of guilt by association. The next morning brings two unexpected visitors to his door.

(Please note that I have begun rating all of the chapters at least “M” in order to reduce the opportunity for a spammer who enjoys cutting-and-pasting spam into reviews over on TPP. Any chapters with more explicit content will be bumped up to MA.)
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Gareth McGonagall, Morgana McGonagall, Gwen Burns, Filius Flitwick, Twiskett

~*~

PART ELEVEN

Chapter One Hundred-Thirteen: The Past Follows
Wednesday, 7 April 1999
Severus makes Poppy an offer, which she accepts. Alastor Moody returns to Hogwarts with information and questions.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Minerva McGonagall, Alastor Mad-Eye Moody

Chapter One Hundred-Fourteen: Arithmantic Charms
Wednesday, 7 April 1999
Gareth makes a shocking discovery at Spinner’s End and worries about its implications for Severus.
Rated M.
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey, Gareth McGonagall, Minerva McGonagall

~*~

^ Back to the Top ^

A Long Vernal Season on the Petulant Poetess.

on the Petulant on the Petulant PoetessGareth successfully evades Severus’s questions about his mother’s mood, but Severus nonetheless hears some interesting stories.

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