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Dumbledore, Lupin, Snape, Charlie, Lucius, OC
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
Humor, Romance, Action/Adventure
Contains profanity, Mild violence, Scenes of a mild sexual nature, Substance abuse, Sensitive topic/issue/theme, Spoilers
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Work In Progress (WIP)
First Published
2019-01-14 8:17pm
Last Chapter
2019-11-08 12:00am
Last Updated
2019-11-08 5:36pm

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1 An Unexpected Encounter

2/18/19: FYI, I did a bit of a rewrite of this chapter.


"Ugh!" grunted the woman, scrambling to her feet and pulling her own wand out of her soot and blood covered tunic. "I hate it when that happens! It must have just fed. When they're dry, you just get covered in the ash. Much more pleasant."

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2 Snakewood

2/18/19: FYI, I did a bit of a rewrite of this chapter 



“I suppose introductions are in order,” she murmured, still smiling.


“Why bother with such niceties at this point?” Severus replied sarcastically.


“Only out of deference to your refined manners,” she laughed. “My name is Miranda Rose. I’m an American.”


“Obviously,” he drawled, as though that were the worst thing a person could be.

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3 The Queen Mab

2/18/19: FYI, I did a big rewrite on this chapter.


“I didn’t think I was that late,” Miranda said lightly as he went by.


Severus halted in front of Shoreditch Church, almost unwilling to believe his luck. 

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4 Take Two

2/18/19: FYI, I did a little rewrite on this chapter. Mostly at the beginning and end of it.


He whirled around, wand drawn, and found that he held it pointed at Miranda Rose's lovely neck.


"Oh, that's right," she said with a note of laughter in her quiet voice, "you're jumpy."


"You are fortunate I didn't kill you," Severus snapped, wand still at her neck.

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5 The Morning After

2/18/19: FYI, I did a big rewrite on this chapter.


Severus felt the late morning sun on his face as he gradually swam back to consciousness. The delectable memories of the night before swirled through his lucid dreaming and he dreaded to open his eyes. He knew that if he did he would be back in his wretched house at Spinners End, looking up at the pesky water mark that he could never quite remove from the ceiling of his bedroom.

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6 Werewolves in Cokeworth

N.B. No Lupins were harmed in the writing of this chapter 


Some nights Severus wanted nothing more than to burn down his house at Spinner’s End. He never did, of course, as he strongly suspected that doing so would cause the sort of problems with the Ministry of Magic that he’d rather avoid.

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7 Settling Up

They stood facing each other, both catching their breath after the flight.


"What are you doing here?" he demanded curtly, his dark eyes unreadable.


"I came to settle up after the werewolf case," she replied. She kept her voice even, although she was beginning to wonder if coming had been a good idea. "I thought I should give you time return to the school routine before I came barging in."

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8 Dinner at Eight

N.B. I did a little rewrite on this one :-).




Join us for dinner at Malfoy Manor tonight. Eight o'clock. Bring the usual.



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9 Legilimency

“I am afraid that I must tell you something that you will not like,” Albus went on pleasantly.


“Oh?” Miranda asked, arching an eyebrow.


  "You came to this meeting thinking you were going to be asking the questions," Albus said, his voice as kind as ever. "I'm afraid you were mistaken. The time has come for me to ask you questions."

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10 Prospero's

“I thought I wouldn’t bother introducing you to anyone,” Miranda said casually. “After all, we’re not friends or anything.”


“Good. I’d rather not have it known that I set foot in a place like this,” Severus answered in kind. “Does the band play music, or only this cacophony?”


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11 Rumination

Twilight was falling as Miranda slowly approached the beautiful Scottish Deerhound. It was loitering near an ancient ring of stones scratching itself and, as yet, unconcerned about its human observer.


Trigger Warning: Brief allusion to miscarriage.

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12 Theme and Variations

Sometimes it’s best to take matters into your own hands, Miranda thought as she appeared outside the wards at Hogwarts on a cold Tuesday a week before Christmas.

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13 Mad Meg

“For a woman who continually protests that she is not an idiot, you certainly offer plenty of evidence to the contrary,” Severus observed. “What on earth are you doing here?”


“If I had a galleon for every time you demanded why I was somewhere, I would be able to retire,” Miranda replied.



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14 Cruciatus

Severus worked steadily in the Lee’s potions room, his movements as controlled and methodical as if he had been at Hogwarts brewing without a care in the world. 

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15 Alder and Spruce

Thank you to the amazingly awesome Jo Raskoph for betaing this chapter! I am so grateful to you for your time and your insights! 



Throughout the story, text set in ALL CAPS indicates that it is in Morse Code.

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16 Dragobete

Throughout the story, quoted text in {braces} is being spoken in Romanian.

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17 Proxy

Throughout the story, quoted tex in {braces} is being spoken in Romanian.

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18 Romanian Holiday

It was Monday morning before Severus finally arrived at the Merry Cemetery in Săpânța, spinning into sight alongside a stout Frenchman and his sharp-featured wife. 

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19 Spiridus

Miranda knew better than to follow it, but knowing better had never stopped her before.

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20 Magdalene

Severus paused at the top of the steps leading into St. Thomas’s Church and exchanged a glare with the green copper head of a wild man that stood guard over the door.

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21 Dust to Dust

“This is a test, isn’t it?” Miranda asked.


“A test for whom?” Albus responded. His face was pleasant and inscrutable, and his tone was incongruously cheerful.


“I’m guessing it’s a test for both of us. Malfoy and the Dark Lord want proof that Severus is on their side, and you want proof that I’m on your side.”


“I’ve always thought that you were a clever young lady.”

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22 Sânziene

“You’re sure you didn’t bring anything besides the bag and the harvesting knife? No wand? No guns? No potions?” Charlie asked again.



“Yes, I’m sure,” Miranda answered patiently. “But I did bring a rope. Doamnă Lupul gave me permission for that.”

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