SNARRY-A-THON10: FIC: Captive Spirit Title: Captive Spirit Author:alisanne Other pairings/threesome: Ron/Hermione, Albus Severus/Scorpius, James Sirius/OFC (offscreen) Rating: PG Word count: 11,500 Warning(s): Character death (not Harry or Snape), infidelity implied (not Harry or Snape). Prompt: #187 - During Lily's 3rd year at Hogwarts, Ginny dies. After Harry mopes around for most of the year, the three Potter children get together to perform a ritual that will bring back the ghost of "the most beloved person," so Harry won't have to be so lonely. They are shocked when the ghost of Severus Snape joins their household. Summary: Harry is about to experience the empty nest syndrome. With his wife gone and children grown, can a surprise spiritual visitor fill the void? A/N: I think this fits in with the spirit of the prompt. While the Potter children are a bit older then indicated in the original idea, I think this still works. Thank you to my fabulous beta-readers, who did this in record time, and to the Snarry_A_Thon mods for reviving the Snarry.