I read this quite a while ago and loved it. I’m currently reading it again and still love it. Even if you’re not a Snape/Hermione fan, read this. Shit, even if you’re not a Harry Potter fan, read this.
Hermione discovers a decline in wizarding genetics and what the Ministry of magic plans to do about it. The mystery she uncovers, and subsequently drags Snape into, is worse than they could ever have dreamed. Lots of government secrecy, plus several questionable (read: horrific) experiments. It’s a response to the WIKTT Marriage Law Challenge, but it’s completely off from everything you’ve ever read.
It’s not really a romance at all. It’s more of an adventure/mystery, and it’s ridiculously well-done. If you took the fanfiction/Harry Potter aspect away, this could very easily be a book sold in stores. It was written during the invasion of Iraq when America—hell, the world—was in a state of turmoil, and is, as the author puts it, “chock full of political frustration.”
It’s simply one of the best stories I’ve ever read, period, even
A thousand thoughts rushed through her mind all at once, creating so much white noise it was impossible to think at all. Instead of straightening up, she leaned down farther. She moved slowly, giving him all the time in the world to move away.
He didn’t. His eyes widened, and he twitched his head…
“Getting the Hang of Thursdays” by Hayseed
A good day goes bad and then gets far worse than Severus could ever have imagined. Again and again and again. Inspired by the WIKTT Time-Loop Challenge.
The best ‘Groundhog Day’ type of fic or story I’ve ever read, in any fandom. Unbelievably good. Very long but very worth it. The portraits of the characters are lovely and the world and premise well thought-out and executed.
Big Hint: In the author’s words, “At the end of it all, though, if you’re not entirely satisfied with my ending, I urge you to give the ending a second try. Hit that refresh button and read it again with an open mind – who knows what will happen?”