|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2008-05-26 18:22:00
Title: The Only Truth That Sticks
Summary: She feels like a foolish old woman, taken in by a man who had probably been laughing up his sleeve at her the whole time.
Pairing: Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall
Post-HBP, you can't write Snape/Minerva fic without taking into account that Snape killed Minerva's mentor, boss and friend.
Minerva has been betrayed by her lover, and then betrayed, in a way, by Albus, and both revelations are hard to swallow. The end is slightly hopeful, very bittersweet, and yet... This is not a happy story, but it packs quite a punch.
Minerva goes to bed, telling herself it’s only another warm body beside her that she misses, rather than Severus himself. She dreams of his mocking laughter, and wakes as the flash of green fire from his wand reaches her.