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    Visiting ‘What Could Have Been’ with 5 Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories Featuring Lily and Snape

    For Harry Potter fans, a relationship fans love, hate, or love to hate is that of Lily and Snape. While they were friends in the Harry Potter realm, Snape always harbored a deeper seeded love for Lily – ‘even after all this time‘.

    Snape wasn’t the easiest character in the Wizarding World to love, but that’s sort of why those who do care for him do so with such tenacity. They’ve seen something in his heart that he rarely let those around him see, a side to him that he didn’t always favor – but always existed. Some would say that part of that side had something to do with his care for Lily, it made him softer somehow.

    Lily went on to marry and have a child with someone else – but Snape was still interwoven deeply into her story, even in her death. So today, we’re bringing you fanfiction stories that revolve around Snape and Lily – and the what if that comes along with them taking the road to romance.

    Blessed by Innocence

    by JMilz


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    Gen
    Word Count
    2026
    Plot
    Romance

    Author's Summary

    There is a dirty river near Spinner's End, where a young witch and wizard bond over their unique gift.

    Comments

    This is a snapshot into a day in the life of Lily and Snape, and a few moments in time that show that something deeper might be bubbling beneath the surface. Snape is in awe of Lily's compassion, her softness - her innocence.

    Characterization

    Pacing

    Quick

    Tone

    What Hurts the Most by Scriptie

    This one-shot/song fic inspired by Rascal Flatts’ tune of the same name. Snape thinks of Lily, and sometimes the most heartwarming feelings are also the most painful.

    Turning Time: Lily and Snape

    by Hermionecantsing


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    Word Count
    168589
    Plot
    Drama, Romance

    Author's Summary

    Every day of his adult life, Severus was forced to ask himself one question: What if? 

    Now, Harry finds himself struggling for the solution, and along the way he's changing the past, the present, the future... and the lives of those around him. 

    Everything is going to change, and it starts with the appearance of a mysterious boy...

    Comments

    If Harry could go back in time and get answers...change the way some stories played out - would he do it? If so...would the changes be easy to make? Would the cards fall as they were destined to, or could he change the past for those he loves? This story is beautifully written, you'll fall in love with it from the moment you start reading.

    Characterization

    Pacing

    Steady

    Tone

    The Art of Forgetting by Scorpia710

    Severus visits a certain boy on the same day every year – and all that boy wants in the world is someone who can love him. Will Snape ever be able to be ‘that person’ for him? If he does love the boy…could it be enough? Will he always be too painful a reminder for Snape?

    La Douleur Exquise by DraculoraMalfoy11

    We picked this story because, to be honest, sometimes things in life don’t always work out the way we’d hope, but they do work out for the best. Snape loves Lily, but their story isn’t meant to end in happily ever after. So what happens when they’re reunited…not in life, but in death?

    Did we include a favorite of yours? Do you like fanfiction stories that highlight their bond or romance? Do you like stories that show that sometimes love just doesn’t work out? Let us know, below.

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    Visiting \'What Could Have Been\' with 5 Harry Potter Fanfiction Stories Featuring Lily and Snape

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      Ashley Marie

      Ashley Dye is a content writer, editor, avid reader, and pop culture fanatic from the Bluegrass (and bourbon) state. She is a mother, adventurer, and probably a Disney princess - at least in her mind.

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