The second Wizarding War is finally over, and Severus somehow survives Nagini's fatal attack and retreats back to his little house in Spinner's End, refining and upgrading potions. He took time for himself for what felt like the first time in his entire life.
But then one day, all of that was thrown out the window. As he simply dropped dead.
And then, Severus Snape, wizard spy extrodinaire, brought back in time to fix his mistakes. And hopefully, make a better, brighter, less war infested future. For the cheap price of a few million galleons, of course.
When Severus Snape was young, his mother told him all about magic and Hogwarts. The school for young wizards and witches, nurturing them into respectable people of the mystical community. The beauty and happiness of being with your own kind, of fitting right in.
Severus thought that his mother was on drugs.
Make a Cinderella theatre play, they said..
It'll be fun, they said...
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- Part 1 of Ruining Fairytales (feat. Hogwarts)