Date: January, 2003
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Disclaimer: Rowling is the originator, I just play with them.
WARNING: Please, read the Foreward first before you start reading the story.
The story is long, with 18 postings in addition to the sequel, Loving Bonds.
Beta: kaiz, who is responsible for turning an idea for a short story into this novel.
The impetus of this “novel” requires some explanation.
To me, writing is a fun activity. It should also be something that makes me stretch from the last story that I’ve written.
When I found the SnapeFest site, I used it as an opportunity to experiment, not only with pairings, but with style. Some of which I fully acknowledge were not a success.
One of the things I rather like about this fandom is the variety of pairings. And the fact that J K Rowling is ambivalent enough about the background of most her characters that we as fanfic writers can play around with that to our hearts’ content.
SNAPE & SON paired Severus Snape with, at the end, Remus Lupin.
But no sooner had I posted that story – and the requests for a sequel began – then I started wondering if there might not be a different path followed. Rather like Frost’s two paths diverting in the forest.
This meant that the original story required some slight changes – not to mention dealing with that pesky POV problem I have.
Which is why the first part will seem very familiar to those who have already read the original SNAPE & SON.
I would like to thank Kai for her patience in keeping me focused on POV, for encouraging me throughout the writing of what became known as “The Monster”, and for her insistence that I detail more information about the politics and this world of werewolves.
Oh, and for those of you who have been complaining there isn’t enough sex in my stories, I think this one may please you.
One more note: this has been written in *Canadian* English, which is neither American nor British.
Without whom this story
Would not have been what it is.
You were the best Christmas gift of all!
on to Part One