The Phoenix, Disinclined

Creator: prolurk
Rating: K+/PG
Warning(s): Attempted suicide
Word Count: 9,965

Severus Snape survived Nagini's attack. And he's not happy about it.

Characters: Severus Snape
Why You Should Check It Out:

A difficult—and essential—story about a difficult subject. This is all about trauma and survivor's guilt, featuring a Severus who is not at all happy at having survived.

The author builds their tale carefully and respectfully, and perfectly captures Severus's progress from terror and bewilderment, through malaise, and then to (grudging) acceptance. The details of the therapy he undergoes to get there are perfectly drawn.

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