Beta(s): delphipsmith and toblass
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Angst, UST, dystopian, Alternate Universe - Steampunk!
(Highlight to View) Prompt: #115 - Art or Fic: Galatea. AU. Hermione is a statue brought to life by the love of her creator, Severus. (Bonus points for Steampunk AU where Hermione is a clockwork automaton.) (HEA please) (SS/HG or SS & HG)
Note: I based the dystopian setting on World of Eberron, which is a campaign in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. Material relating to that campaign is owned by TSR and Wizards of the Coast. Everything recognizable to Harry Potter is owned by J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers - I make nothing from either. This story is based on the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion. Massive thanks to my betas!
Summary: There is something at work in Severus' soul, something he doesn't understand. When it manifests in an unusual form, the conundrum becomes this: can the creator love the creation?
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