Fest Fic: Equal and Opposite Reaction [R]
Pairing(s): Remus Lupin/Severus Snape; Luna Lovegood/Harry Potter
Summary: For decades, Albus Dumbledore manoeuvred Severus Snape into situations where he was bullied, blackmailed, and bemused into darkness. He bided his time, setting up Severus for a dark and deadly fall, but he forgot how strong Severus' survival instinct was...and he failed to realize that Severus was not unprotected by the greatest magic of all.
Challenge: severus_fest’s 2015 Celebration
Word Count: ~ 7,000
Genre: Alternate Universe; Suspense; EWE; Romance; Time Travel; Slash
Highlight for Warnings: * Dark!Dumbledore; Change of Destiny *
Beta: Special, emergency beta by EmJay, my sister. She always steps up, even tho' slash squicks her.
A/N: For Philly, thank you for such an open prompt. It's the best gift a writer can get. Blessed Yule to you and yours, and may your New Year be bright with potential. Many thanks to the severus_fest mods for their kindness and patience as I recovered from illness and a death in the family. Original prompt at the end. Originally posted here.
What would you do for a different life?