|snarryhols (snarryhols) wrote in snarry_holidays,|
@ 2007-11-24 20:01:00
|Entry tags:||au: magic, fic, rated: r|
The Adventure Of The Retired Auror, for gryffindorj and torino10154
Title: The Adventure Of The Retired Auror
Giftee: gryffindorj and torino10154
Word Count: 3,047
Warnings: Do not use a hairdryer in the shower.
Disclaimer: The ‘Harry Potter’ universe and its characters belong to JK Rowling. Other recognisable caricatures belong to someone else. I have made no money from this work of fiction.
Summary: Harry searches for the perfect prize with which to capture Snape.
A/N: Many thanks to my wonderful beta who shall remain nameless at this point. Best wishes of the season to gryffindorJ and torino10154. I took your ‘in character but not necessarily canon’ advice to heart and hope you enjoy the result. Viva la AU!
Through careful perusal of The Daily Prophet, The Quibbler and other, lesser-known broadsheets of the Hogsmeade and greater London area, I have come to the conclusion that Severus Snape is once again on the prowl.
A spate of thefts has rocked the upper denizens of the Wizarding world and the sheer ingenuity required to successfully carry out each crime (cf. The Case Of The Cadaverous Carbuncle, 1879; The Adventure Of Four Hairy Men, 1894; The Gringott's Clerk, 1899) leads me to believe that only one man has the wherewithal, the motive and the native cunning to attack the richest citizens of the Wizarding world with such brazen daring.
Severus Snape, Dark Wizard extraordinaire.