Equilibrium (Hermione/Snape/Remus, NC-17) Title: Equilibrium Artist: Apythia Prompt: 165. Snape survives the war and when he recovers from his wounds he is promptly arrested by the Ministry. Testimony is given on his behalf, but he is still found guilty and convicted. The only way they'll release him is if a powerful wizard or witch will bond with him and take full responsibility for his actions. Remus Lupin also survived the war and arrives at the ministry to claim Severus. He is arrested himself for his werewolf activities during the war. Now both of them need to be bonded and the same witch or wizard claims both Snape and Lupin. (The witch or wizard who claims Snape and Lupin is up to the author, but he/she must marry both of them.) (suggested by sweetmelodykiss) Pairing: Hermione/Severus/Remus Rating: NC-17 Word Count: 18,000 Summary: Both Severus and Remus have been imprisoned and will not be released unless someone is willing to be bound to them. Hermione is forced to confront her feelings and history with both men as she debates what is easy verses what is right in love and life. Warnings: (if any) EWE, Adult language, graphic sexual situations including oral sex, slash, anal sex, threesome, and double penetration. Author's Note: The reference to the fantasy book in chapter 6 is a shout out to the "Lost in a Good Book" challenge issued awhile back in the SS/HG shipdom. And thanks so much to Tjwritter for her beta skills and talking me into deleting the never-ending Cresswell subplot. Also, thanks to sweetmelodykiss for providing such great inspiration. I hope you like this!