Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart — Revised

I’ve finally done something I’ve been meaning to do for years:​

I revised my Epithalamium series story Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (Epithalamium Book #4).

The original version, written in 2010, was one of the first fics I wrote, and it shows. Aside from the clunky writing, I have also been unhappy with the way I handled some aspects of the sexual assault scenes, so those have been revised significantly.

Despite its many shortcomings, the original version has been one of my most popular stories, so I hope this revision doesn’t ruin it for any of you who enjoyed the original. The plot and general mood of the story remain the same, but I have (I hope) improved on the original and made it fit both the characters and the series a bit better.

The new version is available at AO3 and FFN, and as a download in PDFePub, or .mobi format.

Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart

Word Count: 36,500
Rating: MA/NC-17
Warnings: Rape, violence
Characters: Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape
Pairing(s): Minerva/Severus

If war is hell, Severus Snape and Minerva McGonagall are in the Ninth Circle. During Snape’s awful year as Headmaster, he and Professor McGonagall draw closer as they are forced into a desperate arrangement.

Series: Epithalamium Series
Book: 4
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