Length: ~ 10,300
Main character or Pairing: Snape-centric; *SS/LE (imagined), pre-slash HP/SS*
Card: Six of Cups
Card Interpretation (from various sources):
--- Reversed - Nostalgia, inability to face reality. Reversed, this card warns of the dangers of constantly looking back, living in the past, yearning for all that is gone and never to return. It could indicate hiding in the past to escape facing up to current problems which need attention.
--- "A card of the past and memories, things that have vanished."
--- Dreams of idealized childhood. (RW)
Disclaimer: Anything recognizable isn't mine, it belongs to J.K.R. and WB and whoever else has a legal claim. The snippets of song lyrics belong to Don McLean.
Warnings: SPOILERS for Deathly Hallows, some het and a hint of slash (because I just couldn't help myself)
Summary: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live…"
Author Notes: This story is mostly Deathly Hallows compatible, with a few adjustments noted here - *-- Snape is not dead -- Story is probably not epilogue-friendly*. Beta-ed by confiteor_3; also inspired by the 'Mirror of Erised' prompt over at snape_after_dh
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