The following characters and universe are the creation and property of J. K. Rowling; I am using them without permission, intent of infringement or expectation of profit. Readers can expect spoilers through OOTP, though this story is set in an AU some six years after the end of that book. The story deals with the pairings HG/SS and HG/RW, and is rated R for language and sexual situations. Some character deaths are alluded to. All feedback is very welcome at

Summary: In a dystopian future after Lord Voldemort's ascension into power, a desperate Hermione Granger turns to Severus Snape for help. But when she becomes a spy in his household, their relationship becomes complicated in ways neither could ever have anticipated.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

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