Pairing: Severus/Lily, James/Lily (minimal), Sirius/OFC
Word Count: 5,863
Chapter Summary: Lily finds out the hard way that some things can never be erased, while Severus learns about some interesting murmurings within Slytherin.
Warnings: AU after DH
Disclaimer: It's not mine, y'all.
Author's Notes: I would just like to thank everyone who has been keeping up with this story for the infinite amount of patience they possess. Grad school has been taking up most of my free time; unfortunately, my writing is paying the price. But the tale goes on! Special thanks go to thena and randomneses for their feedback, and my beta, PirateQueen, for cheerfully resuming her invaluable services after months of e-silence.
So swollen were Lily's eyes upon waking the next morning, she could not tell if they were opened or shut....