Title: Into the Fold Author: Pasi Rating: T Genre: Action, Adventure Status: Complete Library Category: Adventure/Drama, Angst Pairings: James/Lily Potter, but not the focus of the story. Summary: Severus Snape is going straight to hell. The people he calls his friends are helping him get there. Link: https://archiveofourown.org/works/147439/ This is a well-written, criminally underread story. Events in Severus Snape's life are described. Two different time periods - the first, his Hogwarts days and the second, before Voldemort's "death" - meld across alternating chapters to explain why Severus was a trusted asset to both Voldemort and Dumbledore and what came of petty "schoolboy spats". Severus isn't a good guy, and he is not likable either. But it is his age that precludes him from punishment, and merges the black and white time periods to achieve a muddled persona, in tune with his works and expectations (his own and others). Worse, he thinks he holds the yoke. It provides a believable and fitting addition to canon, and extends the existing magic system very well. Giving away anything else would spoil the story. I think that if one did not care for the characters, this story could be summarized in a few thousand words. But even if that was done, the complete story would not lose its appeal, and this is one of its biggest strengths.