Leonor Scott is a bright witch with a troubled past. She moved through different countries and jobs to try her luck at Hogwarts. Leonor is curious to meet Albus Dumbledore. She worked for Gringotts and St. Mungo’s Hospital before she comes to Hogwarts and opens eventually an own apothecary in Hogsmeade. Severus Snape saves her soul from the Dementors, is the key to break an emphatic curse at Gringotts and brews the antidote for a poisoning at the Triwizard Tournament. The young woman longs for love, fights against pride and hate and conquers death. She has an interest in potions and the dark arts. Will Leonor be able to get what she wants and save herself? Is Severus going to use Leonor in exchange for Lily Evans or will he be able to start a new life? Will Trelawney’s prophecy finally come true or will both suffer from their past until they die?
Leonor Scott isn’t the hard, private person she appears to be. She has a secret; one that has made toughness necessary for her own survival. Severus Snape isn’t the unfathomable dark clad potions master. He hides a passion even stronger than the eternal love for Lily Evans. Dumbledore isn’t the omniscient professor. He gets fooled into believing that Severus just serves him alone and the Dark Lord to keep Harry Potter safe.
Book One: “A Long Way - Love, Pride, Hate, Death” starts at HP/Book 3 and continues to August 1995.
Leonor starts a job at Hogwarts to stand in for Remus Lupin at the full moon. She meets Severus Snape, and he is willing to help her with teaching. She is loyal to the Slytherins and Severus starts to trust Leonor slowly. They have both a liking for potions and are experts in the dark arts. It does not take long until they share parts of their miserable childhood and expose pieces of a vulnerable self. A year later Leonor returns to Hogwarts to support the Triwizard Tournament. It gives them the opportunity to share more time. Leonor and Severus attract each other when working together to find some remedy for the Crutiatus Curse, but Voldemort’s return brings no happy end to a secret romance. Leonor is hired by the Order of the Phoenix. She gets attacked by a werewolf because Lucius Malfoy betrays her name to the Dark Lord. In the aftermath Severus insults Leonor, and she flees the country with a broken heart.
Book Two: “A Long Way - Hope, Passion, Love, Life” starts in May 1996 and continues to the end of the Second Wizarding War and beyond.
Severus’ words bring Leonor out of balance. She disappoints the Order of the Phoenix, goes to Brazil, and a guilty conscience and grief encouraged her to bury herself in research. In the end, the witch befriends a wizard who never attracted her before. Some sense returns when Leonor meets somebody from her childhood. She meets her past and disposes the remains of her evil family. Soon enough the way forward is clear, and Leonor finds the way back to England and meets her fate. Severus and Leonor fight the Dark Lord together and create the family they both craved.