(Post-marauders, Pre-Harry) The year is 1985. After Voldemort's apparent demise at the end of a devastating war, Severus Snape is just trying to get by in a wizarding world he no longer feels he has a place in. Cold and critical, he knows the day will come when his demons will come back to haunt him, but today is not that day. Unknown to her classmates, Isabella Fellstone has a few secrets of her own. Reserved and analytical, she is a star chaser on the Slytherin quidditch team and excellent in potions and charms. Is it really surprising that the blood of Merlin, himself, runs through her veins? When Isabella's talents and recklessness lead to her spending an unusual amount of time with her head of house, will they be brought together by their surprising similarities or will Severus's walls and sour disposition become more than Isabella bargained for? Book 2 completed.