A Toxic and Tender Time

Creator: psyfic
Rating: MA/NC-17
Word Count: 19,021

Rowling stated in one of her postscript interviews that McGonagall did not become Headmistress because she retired. This seemed rather odd to me, because, in print canon she established wizards & witches live nearly twice as long as Muggles, and Albus Dumbledore was Headmaster at well over a hundred, and were it not for a terminal Horcrux Curse and his decision to ask a good friend to euthanize him at the most opportune moment, he might well have continued to hold his job.

Characters: Millicent Bulstrode, Minerva McGonagall, Severus Snape, Viktor Krum
Pairing(s): Millicent/Viktor, Minerva/Severus
Why You Should Check It Out:

This fic finds Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape in a somewhat awkward (ahem) arrangement after the war. Psyfic manages to make Snape both vulnerable and in-character, and I love that they don't shy away from the age difference between the two characters. The awkwardness and tenderness of their "first-time" story is mirrored by one concerning the surprising duo of Millicent Bulstrode and Viktor Crumb, which just works.

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