It has been a while. I haven't been writing much, personal stuff galore for the past few years that just haven't kept me in a writing mood. That's changed recently so here we are. I will not be posting the completed work here at my fic journal because admittedly I always forget so AO3 or FF.net are your reading options for this one. I've posted through parts 5 as of last night and it is complete in 44 parts. I assure you the warnings I use are not indicative that this fic is sad or dark, I'm being courteous in using them. It is a HEA.
TITLE: A Solitary Man
AUTHOR: Susan / apckrfan
DISCLAIMER: I don't own any characters. They are owned by JK Rowling, Scholastic, Warner Brothers, etc. No profit is made from this fic.
SPOILERS: Through Deathly Hallows, but AU cuz I want it to be
SUMMARY: Severus realizes there’s something different about Hermione while helping after being hit by Antonin Dolohov’s curse. Not one to give into whimsical fancies normally his curiosity gets the better of him in this instance. And, all right, maybe trying to prove to whoever was obviously playing a joke on him that he’s done being made a fool of. Except unlike his Dark Mark and scars, no one else knows about this. There is a time-turner in this fic, but not in the usual way and it’s not prevalent.
CHARACTERS/PAIRING: Hermione Granger & Severus Snape
DATE STARTED: December 2020
WORD COUNT: 136,000 +/-
FEEDBACK: Please, I can't write better without it.
NOTES: This is really my first foray into the HP fandom (I wrote a short one-shot back in 2007 but I don’t really count that). While on medical leave in September 2020, I decided to read a HG/SS one-shot fic. One lead to another and another then to multi-chaptered fics and so on to an addiction. This idea wouldn’t leave me and while writing for such a large (and well-established) fandom scares the dickens out of me it begged to be written. I do not claim to be an expert in all things Harry Potter. I’ve read the books, seen the movies, and I did try to use online resources to garner needed information for this story. As I said, this fic begged to be written.
WARNINGS: There is a pregnancy loss in this story. There is the mention of physical and sexual abuse to an underaged OC. Nothing is depicted or specified, but it is a plot point for the OC.
BETA: Many thanks to Bruixa from The SS & HG Shipping Fan Group on Facebook for reading this over for me. I really wanted some assurance before posting it that it didn’t suck. Any mistakes you see are mine and mine alone.