Recipient: Timestep timestep for sshg_exchange
Title: M is for Muggle-born
Warnings: AU, EWE, Language
Genre: Mystery, Humor, Romance
Summary: The Ministry of Magic had shown itself to be no friend of the Muggle-born or their orphans, but Hermione Granger would never forget. Someone must, for it was far too easy for most to forget.
Word Count: ~19,100
Disclaimer: Harry Potter and the associated characters and settings of J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros, Bloomsbury Publishing, etc., referenced in this story belong to the respective copyright holders. They are being used for fun, not profit.
Author's Notes: While I've strived to keep this relatively canon compliant, there are additions from Hermione's and Severus' perspective which begin in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that make this AU. JKR's epilogue is completely ignored in this story.
Original Prompt: I took ideas from #1 and #3, then tossed in a brief wave (or rude gesture) at a Ministry marriage law.
1) Hermione is a private eye (think Kinsey Millhone from Sue Grafton’s books). What kind of crime is Hermione investigating? Is Snape a suspect? An Auror? What does he think of Hermione investigating this crime?
3) Hermione volunteers at the Ministry Children's Wish Foundation arranging wishes. Hermione tries to arrange a wish for child with Severus Snape. What is Snape doing now? How does he react to the request?