15 October 2012 @ 09:03 am
Severus/Harry Big Bang: With Eyes Wide Open  
Title: With Eyes Wide Open
Author: [info]suitesamba
Artist: [info]kaleran
Other pairings: Ron/Hermione, Draco/Astoria and Lucius/Narcissa and a brief mention of former Harry/Ginny.
Fic Rating: NC-17
Art Rating: PG
Word count: 70,500
Content/Warning(s): (highlight for spoilers) *Character death (not H/S), voyeurism*
Summary: When Narcissa Malfoy calls in her life debt so that Severus can fulfill the terms of his grandfather’s will and secure the Prince family estate, Harry agrees to marry Severus Snape and live with him for a year and a day. But Prince Manor hides a secret in its overgrown gardens, and Narcissa isn’t helping Severus out because of her kind heart. Harry thinks he’s going into the marriage with eyes wide open, but he has to maneuver around the Malfoys’ machinations and come to terms with his growing feelings for Severus even as the magic in the gardens gives his life a new, unexpected purpose.
A/N: I started to write an adaptation of The Secret Garden using the forced/arranged marriage theme, and ended up with something quite different. Thanks to [info]auctasinistra for the thorough beta and for taking on the job two weeks before deadline, to [info]badgerlady for the pre-beta proofread and to [info]abrae for the cheerleading, proofing and general encouragement with the story.
A/N #2: Please click on the art to make it larger.

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(With Eyes Wide Open)