Pairing: Snape/McGonagall, Snape/Moody Rating: NC-17 Warnings/Kinks: highlight between brackets if you prefer story warnings: [Mother and father issues, oblivious narrators, and 20th century poetry. additional warning/kink note from the mods: dub-con & consensual sex, alcohol use & disabled sex] Summary: Severus Snape spends his first summer holiday away from teaching cloistered at a remote house in strange company, not least his own. Disclaimer: The world of Harry Potter and its characters belong to JK Rowling. The author of this fic has borrowed them for the purposes of storytelling. No profit was or will be made. Word count: ~20,000 Author's note: Many thanks to my ever-patient beta readers. The title of this story is taken from that of a W.H. Auden poem; unnamed quotations herein are taken from Auden's A New Age and Roman Wall Blues respectively. Happy holidays, kelly_chambliss!