15 May 2008 @ 08:06 am
TEAM PHOENIX ENTRY: Vain "To Stay the Shadow"  
Title: To Stay the Shadow
Author: Vain [info]vain
Team: Phoenix
Genres: Angst
Prompt: Reckoning & Ashes of Youth
Rating/Warnings: R; *Book 6 & 7 S.P.O.I.L.E.R.S. Please note, this story is NOT Book 7 compliant; AU-ish; language; angst.*
Word Count: ~25,400
Summary: Once upon a time Severus Snape fell in love. And then everything went wrong.
A/N: All the definitions preceding the chapters are taken from "The Devil's Dictionary," by Ambrose Bierce, originally published in newspapers in a serialized version between 1881 and 1906 as "The Cynic's Word Book," and then bound and republished in 1911 under its current name.
Special Thanks once again to the mods for not killing me after email # 3, and especially to my invaluable betas [info]venivincere, [info]alisanne, & [info]ziasudra for beating me with Spelling, Grammar, and Diction Sticks. They are now my personal heroes and made this story a thousand times better; all remaining errors are solely my own. Also, much love to the rest of Team Phoenix for all their help and support. This would never have been completed if not for you guys’ feedback and encouragement. ♥
Plagiarism is no one’s friend.

To Stay the Shadow by Vain )
09 May 2007 @ 08:34 am
TEAM WARTIME ENTRY: Vain "Morior Animus"  

Original poster: snarrymod

Title: Morior Animus
Author: Vain ([info]vain)
Team: Team Wartime
Genre(s): Angst & Romance
Prompt: Fairy Tales
Rating: R
Warnings: Drag mouse over space if you wish to know: * UST of the slashy variety, huge Book 6 S.P.O.I.L.E.R.S., and major character death. *
Word Count: 15,200+
A/N: This fic was written for the Snarry Games for Team Wartime; fic prompt: Fairy Tales. All fairy tales quoted are cited with endnotes. I was actually aiming for a bit of subtlety here. . . . . *cough* Let’s see how far off the mark I was.
Special Thanks to my betas [info]baitedbreath & [info]joanwilder, both of whom did a fabulous job & to the rest of Team Wartime for all their patience, help, and support.
Dedicated with much love to [info]djin7 for not strangling me after my third email and the rest of the Games Admin, who have been inexorably patient with me and my unnecessarily hectic life. ^^;;; Moshiwakearimasen.
Disclaimer: I own nothing except the plot. Harry Potter and all the elements therein are the intellectual property / registered trademarks of JK Rowling, Scholastic Books, and Warner Brothers.

Summary: “That was his gift, you know? Happy endings... ” He wanted to believe that. He really did. But he knew better.

Morior Animus )