Before she was Professor McGonagall, she was Minerva Macnair. After an arranged marriage forces her into an impossible situation, Minerva does what she must to survive. Her choices have far-reaching consequences throughout her life. Featuring Minerva, Albus Dumbledore, and Alastor Moody, this is the semi-gothic tale of a woman, her secrets, and how she keeps them.
Winner of a 2012 HP Fanfic Fanpoll Award.
Rating: NC-17/MA Warnings: Teacher/student, abuse (non-explicit)
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Albus Dumbledore, Alastor Moody, Griselda Marchbanks, Bathilda Bagshot, Original Characters