Title: Finding a Niche
Pairings: Severus Snape/Minerva McGonagall
Word Count: 7,903
Warnings: Character death.
Summary: Severus Snape isn't the wizarding world's most welcoming person. When he joins the staff at Hogwarts, things quickly take a turn for the worse. It takes a little strategy and a little luck, but they put Professor Snape in his place, and a relationship forms.
Author's/Artist's Notes: When I reread your likes, I realized Severus would be good to do, and decided I'd pair him with a woman from your list I love him paired with. I've never tried these two together before, and I hope I did them justice. I tried not to leave any of your favorite staff members out. Also, I gave Minerva the keys instead of the chess pieces for protecting the stone. In my opinion, the chess pieces had an Engorgement Charm (Flitwick's department), and the keys were clearly transfigured. It's the only way that makes sense, and if that isn't the way J.K.R. intended it, I guess that makes this a very slight Alternate Reality.
( Finding a Niche )