First off, I apologize for sucking in the ability-to-finish-on-deadline department, and thank the mods for being kind. Secondly, this is part one of my challenge fic, which will, God willing and the creek don’t rise, be followed in due course by parts two and three, possibly four, as soon as I can get them done. Again, my apologies that this is as close as I could get to meeting the deadline (and for that matter interpreting the prompt). Title: Nine-Tenths of the Law Author: Aucta Sinistra Type: Fiction Length: Approximately 15,000 words Pairings: Snape/Harry (with a side order of Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione offscreen) Warnings: This is an extremely loose interpretation of the prompt, "Snape leaves Harry something that not even Hermione can identify." Oh – and it’s AU, something I never thought I’d have to say about one of my stories. Rating: NC-17 Summary: Um … how about "Snape leaves Harry something that not even Hermione can identify"? Link goes to my IJ. Thanks to perfica for reading it over for me. "Nine-Tenths of the Law"