A Profession

– is not something pursued by the idle…

A collection of stories featuring a profession other than that of the idle rich.

The the job indicated must be held by a canon character, and not the canon career of choice. The character must be a major character in the story, and their career feature significantly.

All stories must be completed.

  • Masseuse
  • Professor at Hogwarts
  • Prostitute
  • Unspeakable
  • Other unusual careers


NEW! Queer Like Us by Suitesamba
Length: Chaptered – 25,301 words
Pairing/Characters: Harry/Severus
Summary: Severus Snape keeps both feet firmly planted – one in the magical world, and one in the Muggle. He’s a changed man, living a very different life, and might have gone on like this forever, perfectly content, had it not been for a vaguely familiar woman with real beetles for earrings who crossed his path one day at his favourite coffee shop and led him down the street to Harry Potter. A Severus-centric story about self-discovery, self-acceptance, and traveling new roads with both new and familiar faces.
HP Lover: I Cannot express how much I enjoyed this one. Suitesamba does a beautiful postwar mature Harry, and Severus has also mellowed into an interesting character. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Professor at Hogwarts

An Anomalous Agreement by unknown author
Length: Oneshot
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Summary: Harry is determined to have a family of his own, even if he has to use a potion to carry the child himself! To do this, Harry returns to Hogwarts, where he seeks out the services of the best Potions master of all, Severus Snape.

Call of Blood by Lakhesis
Length: Oneshot
Summary: Part of the From Dusk till Dawn Severus Snape/Harry Potter Fuh-Q-Fest. Challenge: Harry overhears Snape talking to Dumbledore. WHAT? Snape’s attracted to him?!
HP Lover: A lovely oneshot with Professor Potter and Professor Snape. Harry is the Muggle Studies teacher and overhears a damning conversation between Snape and Dumbledore. I do so like the stories where Severus fights against his nature, only to be saved by Harry, and then they fall in lurve… Yeah well this is one of those but a little different to the norm. Check it out and while you’re at it. Check out the sequel too, it’s just as good as the other – Ritual of Erosade

Eternal Bonds by Rowaine
Length: in 4 parts
Pairing/Characters: Harry/Severus
Summary: Snape’s in a bad situation that could threaten his life, but Harry has a way out. If the stubborn bastard will accept help from a Gryffindor.


The Darkest Rose by Lotrwariorgodss
Length: Oneshot ~ 10, 600
Pairing/Characters: Harry/Severus
Summary: Written for hpvamp Vampentine2007 Original Request: a classical instrument of some fashion, oddly colored roses (fire or black), a letter of some kind.


Temporal manoeuvres in the dark by Psyfic (Odogoddess)
Length: Oneshot – <3000 words
Pairing/Characters: Harry/Severus
Summary: In the process of completing a probationary task, Harry discovers he can finally answer questions he never thought would be answered. If he searches for answers, will he lose what he holds dear… or gain everything he’s ever coveted?
HP Lover: A lovely little fic with an older Harry (my one weakness) and a cynical Headmaster Snape… Throw in a timeturner, infidelity and of course potions, and you get a real page turner. Of course you really feel for Snape in this one. Also here.

Other unusual careers

Blue Steel by Jeconais
Length: Chaptered (142,963 words)
Pairing/Characters: Harry and some prepubescent crushes
Summary: With help from friends, Harry realises that being “the Harry Potter” in the Tri-wizard tournament can only be a good thing.  That, and learning to be a Blacksmith can’t be anything other than cool.
HP Lover: Harry is a blacksmith here and it’s fantastic! He doesn’t seem to do well in traditional classes and after being encouraged to be himself he branches out and discovers things about himself, girls, magic, and family. A great story by a great author.

NEW! Silas Barnaby and the Green-Eyed Dragon Boy by Suitesamba
Length: Oneshot (13,217 words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Summary: Silas Barnaby enjoys a perfectly ordinary life as a museum guard in York and – until these last weeks, at least – did not see spectacled cats, ghosts in graveyards, or heads in fireplaces. What’s more, the green-eyed man in the portrait in the Dumbles gallery is definitely not winking at him. A tale of sacrifice, forgiveness and people who aren’t at all what they seem.
HP Lover: Serverus is a Museum Guard in a very odd museum. He also develops a love for baking. Very good and intriguing story.

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