|snarrymod (snarrymod) wrote in snarry_games,|
@ 2007-05-10 20:39:00
Original poster: snarrymod
Title: Fifty Days
Prompt: Hostile Territory
Warnings: Drag mouse over space if you wish to know: * Past character deaths alluded to. *
Word Count: 8000 +/-
A/N: Thanks to Amber for looking this over for me. Thanks to the mods, the rest of the Post-War team, and everyone everywhere for being awesome.
Disclaimer: None of this is mine. Not really, at least.
Summary: When Snape is released from Azkaban, he finds that he has nowhere to turn.
Ministry of Magic
Severus Tobias Snape, alleged Death Eater,
Convicted of the murder of Albus Dumbledore,
Convicted of the attempted murder of countless others,
Convicted of aiding Tom Marvolo Riddle, a/k/a Lord Voldemort,
Convicted of aiding in the escape of countless Azkaban prisoners,
Convicted of various other crimes of war and against humanity, etc., etc., and so forth,
Has thus been granted a full pardon, having his record henceforth wholly expunged,
In result of newly discovered, irrefutable testimony given by one Harry James Potter,
As well as newly discovered, irrefutably accurate records kept by the late Albus Dumbledore.
He is thus to be released, effective immediately.
Further affiant sayeth not.
21 September 2002
WAR CRIMINAL TURNED HERO SEVERUS SNAPE SHACKING UP WITH HARRY POTTER?
FORMER DEATH EATER ARRIVES AT POTTER'S FLAT IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING
The staff here has been closely following the release of Severus Snape from Azkaban, after being fully pardoned by the Ministry of Magic, based on the discovery of previously un-revealed memories gathered from the Pensieve of Albus Dumbledore. Since his release, Snape has been seen frequenting a number of inns, only to leave soon after, for mysterious reasons. Higglebottom Oglethropp, owner of the Dancing Doxy Inn, reported that Snape was gruff, difficult to please, and frequently started up arguments with fellow patrons during his four-hour stay in the establishment.
Snape and Potter have been frequently spotted together since the former spy's release; most notably, they had a very public argument just a few days prior to this reporting. Now, with eyewitnesses claiming that Potter welcomed Snape into his home shortly after daybreak, tongues are wagging over the possible implications. Neither has left their apparent new home yet.
According to investigation, Potter has filed a motion with the Ministry to have his personal address recognised as Snape's home for future correspondence as well as Snape's mandated monthly meetings with a Ministry official. Potter and Snape have had quite the antagonistic relationship, our long-time readers may recall. The two have been enemies from the very day the Boy Who Lived set foot on the hallowed grounds of Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. As you'll remember, Potter was crucial in the eventual capture and conviction of Snape during the War. However, it was Potter's intervention and appeal to the Ministry that recently secured the former convict's recent release from Azkaban.
So this intrepid reporter must wonder: what, then, were Potter's true motivations for assisting in gaining freedom for the notorious criminal? Our faithful readers will recall a recent series of articles and photo exposés trailing Potter through some of London's seediest pubs, several of which cater to alternative lifestyles. Could Potter be courting Snape? Could their enmity be a cover-up for deeper feelings? Or does Potter simply feel some sympathy for his former professor, who looks much worse for the wear since his stay in Azkaban.
Messages sent via owl to Potter's residence have received no response. Quite the mystery! We will cover this story until we find answers!
POTTER AND SNAPE SPOTTED TOGETHER IN PUBLIC!
COVERT COUPLE ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL POTIONS SYMPOSIUM
Well, faithful readers, you wouldn't even believe this if you saw it with your own eyes! (That's why we've helpfully provided a photo spread; see pages A3 through A10.) Famed war criminal-turned-hero Severus Snape has finally been spotted outside of the walls of his new home -- and he was spotted with none other than Harry Potter!
We've been speculating for nearly the past month that the two former adversaries have actually shacked up, but we've been lacking the hard evidence needed to really convince you, the astute reader. But now, we've seen it with our own eyes!
The International Potions Symposium was held here in London recently, and two surprise guests showed up for the series of lectures. Snape and Potter sat in the back of the hall for all of the lectures, and while several presenters were speaking on topics that we know Snape would have had plenty to say on, the pair was quiet and respectful. Several people commented to our intrepid reporters that they hadn't imagined that Snape could possibly keep quiet during a gathering of this sort.
Perhaps this is an example of the positive change that Potter has instilled in the notoriously angry former professor.
Have you spotted the wizarding world's new power couple out and about? Owl us your stories and photos! If we like them, we'll print them in our next issue.
POTTER AND SNAPE SPOTTED AT LOCAL EATERY
ALL THE PHOTOS YOU COULD EVER POSSIBLY NEED
Well, readers, if you possibly needed any additional proof that famed wizard Harry Potter and former convict Severus Snape are more than just friends, their intimate little dinner last night at wizarding London's newest hotspot is just the evidence you may need.
Potter and Snape dined together at a candlelit table in the rear of The Magic Caterpillar Garden, sitting close together, eating from one another's plates, and being generally very friendly with one another. Witnesses say that they even saw the dour former professor smile and laugh during his evening out with Potter.
And if that wasn't enough, our photo spread clearly shows the two holding hands and staring deep into one another's eyes!1 These two are quite clearly a couple, folks!
Which begs the question: why? While we don't mean to question Potter's choices, seeing as he truly is a hero in our world, we can't help but wonder what exactly he sees in Snape. Perhaps there is more to the man than meets the eye! We assure you, faithful readers, that we will spend a considerable amount of time investigating this issue. Who is Severus Snape, and why has he captured the attentions of the premiere bachelor of the wizarding world? Answers next issue!
1. Photographs may have been manipulated through spells, charms, and other convenient methods. Photographs may not all accurately represent the actual events of the evening.