|spfestmod (spfestmod) wrote in snape_potter,|
@ 2019-05-10 12:07:00
|Entry tags:||fic, rating: pg-13, snarry-a-thon19|
Snarry-a-Thon19: FIC: The Only Crime
Title: The Only Crime
Other pairings/threesome: None
Word count: 3,478
Prompt: 28. Familiar old trope: Snape is forced to serve several years in Azkaban for his role in the war. On his release, he struggles to care for himself on his own, partly out of pride but mostly because he has no choice. Finally, under an alias, he agrees to do something illegal for pay. The Aurors track him down, and the officer sent to arrest him (guess who) is confronted by a seriously ill, exhausted, furious and penniless Snape.
Summary: The plan was supposed to be simple. Offer the deal, make the arrest, and get another villain off the streets. That's was Robards' plan, anyway. So, of course, when it all goes wrong, it's Harry's job to clean up the mess.
A/N: Many thanks to P for the beta work on this, I appreciate it so much! Any remaining mistakes are entirely my own. The title is taken from the quote "All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride." - Sophocles, Antigone
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