|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2008-03-16 03:03:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:harry potter, pairing:hp:severus/minerva, rating:pg|
Home Studies, by Beth
Because the writing is utterly gorgeous! The story is entirely from Minerva's point of view, and we see her relationship with Snape through her eyes. They're first and foremost friends, and their love is just the logical continuation of that friendship.
It's a completely self-aware look at a mature relationship, where the couple is old and ugly, and it's okay.
One of my favourite fics in this pairing, I can only urge you to read it, even if you have little interest in the pairing.
A decade later, shortly after Constance had passed away and Severus had moved in, Minerva was certain the old table would need no new alterations. However, after three weeks worth of meals, during which Minerva found it inexplicably difficult to speak to a man she had known for almost forty years, and Severus was so uncomfortable he could barely lift his eyes from his plate to meet her gaze, Minerva knew something had to be done, so that evening, she transfigured the oak table into a rectangle which seated six.
When Severus arrived at the table the following morning, Minerva was already seated and was reading the Quidditch results in the Daily Prophet. Severus paused for a moment at the head of the table, then seated himself beside Minerva, a spot he’d occupied for almost twenty years of his adult life.