15 October 2012 @ 09:22 am
Severus/Harry Big Bang: A Long Time Coming  
Title: A Long Time Coming
Author: [info]conzieu
Artist: [info]veridari
Other pairings: (highlight for spoilers) *Explicit SS/OMC with rough but consensual sex, dub/non-con under the influence Harry/OMC, one explicit heterosexual HP/OFC, mention of multiple HP/OFC, HG/RW, DM/GW, NevL/GeoW, other canon and non-canon pairings mentioned or implied.*
Fic Rating: NC-17
Art Rating: PG-13 (NWS)
Word count: 193,210
Content/Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *Dub/non-con under the influence (not Severus and Harry), rough sex (not Severus and Harry), brief infidelity (not Severus and Harry), het, intentional twists of canon, voyeurism, minor character deaths, masturbation, fellatio, rimming, anal sex, ridiculously extended period of UST with a happy ending.*
Summary: There are signs from the days after the battle of Hogwarts that there is much more to Severus and Harry’s relationship than the conflict and hatred that had define it until then. It will take ten years of changes, personal growth, and maturing, as well as one year when both of them change careers and return to Hogwarts, for their feelings to finally overcome their prejudices, assumptions and fears and for the love of these soulmates to triumph.
A/N: I started this story in 2009, having yet to discover fanfiction. As a result, it contained many clichés. The writing was not the best. It was my first non-thesis writing effort. I worked on it off and on ever since, jumping around the time line of this saga as inspiration struck. When I decided to enter it in the Snarry Big Bang, I had to rewrite a lot of part 1 which was by far the weakest (though I was stuck with the plot, since it is the foundation for the rest of the fic), and knit together multiple chapters that had been written individually, trying to create a harmonious flow, and correct the disparate tone/ quality of writing/ characters speech patterns/ protagonists’ personalities and behaviors, and so on. Also, what I felt were only a few missing chapters turned out to be a huge undertaking. I am very glad it is done, and hope you will enjoy the final result.
Several people betaed bits and pieces of this through the years: [info]janice_lester who told me honestly how much part one sucked, [info]carolinelamb who betaed parts that were completely rewritten since, [info]mia_ugly without whose enthusiasm for part four I might have given up on writing. She is the sweetest, most darling person in the world, and one of my favorite writers as well. Last but not least, the amazing beta who was not phased by this behemoth, betaed all the rewrite/ oldwrite/newwrite, turns over 46000 words in ten hours with corrections and incisive comments, the amazing, one and only, [info]girljim.
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