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Just to Be


This story is completed.

1. Prologue: The Forgotten by Amarti (Brazen) [Reviews - 12]
Genres: Drama, Romance, Friendship, Alternate Universe, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Abuse, Drug Abuse, Torture, Non-consensual Sex, Violence
Summary: Post-DH, EWE. Six years after the war, Hermione discovers a neglected and abused population with no place in a post-Voldemort world, and the man who stayed behind to pick up the pieces. Nominated: Best Het Romance, Spring 2012 HP Fanfic Poll Awards. NOW COMPLETE. (1043 words)
2. Old Souls by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 7]
Genres: Drama, Romance, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: Their eyes met but they said nothing. They all knew they hadn't thought about that, they all felt horrible guilt, and there was no point in talking about it. (4119 words)
3. A Modest Proposal by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 6]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: "I see you have not outgrown your precious saviour complex, Potter. It's a small comfort to know that so little has changed in the last few years." (4490 words)
4. Broken China Dolls by Amarti (Wanton) [Reviews - 9]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Abuse, Torture, Non-consensual Sex, Violence
Summary: "You both know there are far more dangerous places in this world than Knockturn Alley after dark, and you would do well to act accordingly. You are famous war heroes; act like it." (6577 words)
5. Philanthropic Gestures by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 7]
Genres: Drama, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: Severus shook his head. Here he was at three o'clock in the morning drunk off firewhiskey and listening to his brain war with himself with him agreeing and disagreeing. This was absurd. (5381 words)
6. Acceptance by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 3]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: It was positively unnerving to Severus that, try as he might, he couldn't seem to truly intimidate or scare Granger and Potter anymore. (4343 words)
7. Sit and Observe by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 6]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: Was Granger still incapable of following even the simplest instructions? (7932 words)
8. What is Essential by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 5]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: He enjoyed these moments with them. He was loathe to give them up to someone else. But he knew it would be better for them if he did. (4750 words)
9. Just to Be by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 13]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: "What do you want, Hermione? If you could be anything, and you can be anything, without concern for the challenge or the practicality of it, what would you choose to be?" (6567 words)
10. Now What? by Amarti (Brazen) [Reviews - 4]
Genres: Drama, Romance, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: Maybe life really was starting to get easy again. Or, rather, easier. (7720 words)
11. Liberation by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 8]
Genres: Drama, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: It was reckless, it was stupid, it was irresponsible. But oh was it liberating. (6841 words)
12. Resignation by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 10]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: "I'm disappointed, Severus. You have to reach back nearly thirteen years to come up with a relevant insult." (5426 words)
13. Many Happy Returns by Amarti (Brazen) [Reviews - 12]
Genres: Fluff, Romance, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: "You drop this bombshell on me and then decide you'll let me 'decide what to do' with the information?" Not even Severus at his most evil would have left an enemy out to dry like this. (6881 words)
14. En Ami by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 7]
Genres: Drama, Friendship
Warnings: Abuse, Drug Abuse
Summary: "Few things are impossible when magic is involved." (8009 words)
15. What I Might Be by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 5]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: "I know that foolhardy delusions of saving the world are an unfortunate Gryffindor affliction that cannot be helped, but are the two of you out of your bloody minds?" (5354 words)
16. The Lobbyists by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 8]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: If Kingsley thought he could act like a politician around them and not be called out on it, he had been sorely mistaken. (6306 words)
17. The Healer by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 8]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: "Severus Snape can always be counted on to do the right thing… after he has exhausted every other alternative." (6442 words)
18. O Holy Night by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 6]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: Christmas Eve found Hermione crying in the shower. Crying for all she had lost, crying for all she had seen, and crying, above all, for them. (6374 words)
19. Expecto Patronum! by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 8]
Genres: General
Warnings: none
Summary: "Has Severus never told you why he joined the Death Eaters?" (6186 words)
20. Street Rat by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 7]
Genres: Drama
Warnings: none
Summary: "Just… some days the cost of the war slaps me in the face and I turn philosophical. I suppose it was naïve to believe that we'd live a utopian existence in the end." (6222 words)
21. Art Imitates Life by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 3]
Genres: Drama, Alternate Universe
Warnings: none
Summary: His style was precise, just like him. Figures were not drawn stylistically but rather realistically. He used only charcoal so the figures were rendered in black and white with copious shades of grey. He considered that this, too, reflected both his life and personality. (4879 words)
22. Severus and Lily by Amarti (Brazen) [Reviews - 8]
Genres: Drama, Angst, Alternate Universe
Warnings: none
Summary: The Cult of Lily Evans Potter was so focused on her love for her husband and son, and the stories about Severus were so focused on his work as a double agent, few considered that there might be more to the story. It was riveting. (6557 words)
23. Harry and Hermoine by Amarti (Brazen) [Reviews - 5]
Genres: Drama, Angst, Alternate Universe
Warnings: none
Summary: "Never," he said emphatically, squeezing her and planting a kiss on her cheek. He pulled away a bit and cupped her tear-stained face in his hands. "Not for anything or anyone. I can't do this alone, do you understand me? I need you, Hermione, and I am not going anywhere. Ever." He punctuated this promise with a kiss to her forehead. (7113 words)
24. Point Me by Amarti (Conservative) [Reviews - 6]
Genres: Drama, Angst, Romance, Friendship, Alternate Universe
Warnings: none
Summary: Most nights he was tormented by the voice recounting his errors and mocking his stupidity. He couldn't shut it up. Severus never was very good at blocking out truthful statements, and these were no different. (7488 words)
25. Fly Me by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 7]
Genres: Drama, Angst, Romance, Alternate Universe
Warnings: none
Summary: Sometimes, "dark magic" really could be born from light. (7890 words)
26. Night is Getting Dimmer... by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 7]
Genres: Drama, Angst
Warnings: none
Summary: "I felt like destroying something beautiful." (5500 words)
27. ... I Think I See a Glimmer by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 8]
Genres: Drama, Action/Adventure
Warnings: none
Summary: "The Princess of Gryffindor is cautioning the Head of Slytherin about the assessment of risk and the need for self-preservation?" (5529 words)
28. Where Dwell the Brave at Heart by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 6]
Genres: General, Drama, Action/Adventure, Romance, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: none
Summary: "I suppose the pertinent question, then, is whether or not you trust us to do right by them?'' (5828 words)
29. Foolish Wand-Waving by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 5]
Genres: Drama, Romance, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: "Will they ever…?" Be safe? Be normal? Be healed? Find love? Become independent? Forgive the world? Forgive their parents? Forgive me? (6043 words)
30. Epilogue: Ever After by Amarti (Suggestive) [Reviews - 43]
Genres: General, Drama, Romance, Friendship
Warnings: none
Summary: He would never stop pursuing perfection, but he would no longer be disappointed with less. He had learnt to reward best efforts, rather than focus his attention on the imperfections. They had come so far. How could he possibly be disappointed? (8437 words)


This story is completed.

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