->''"Voldemort is gone, now the question is: What to do with the Marked Ones that haven’t really committed any crimes? The Wizarding World’s solution: Place them under the care and ‘protection’ of a Guide from the Light. The problem is most of Abuse, Anal, BDSM, Humil, M/M, MPreg, N/C, Oral, Slave, Spank, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking WIP]]"''
-->'''''AFF dot net's fittingly-abbreviated summary'''''

''[[http://hp.adultfanfiction.net/story.php?no=600022825 Deserving]]'' by moonofthesea picks up the {{Potterverse}} in the year 1998. The Second Wizarding War is over, and Literature/HarryPotter and friends must decide what to do with the surviving Death Eaters. This being fanfic-world, a marriage law is instituted whereby each "Marked One" must come under the supervision of a "Guide of the Light" and bear his child. [[MisterSeahorse (Yes, even if male.)]] Harry sacrifices everything he has to be Guide of the Light to Severus Snape (who in the fic survived ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]''), and ''Deserving'' tells their story.
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!!''Deserving'' contains examples of:

* AndThisIsFor: Harry does this when he's buggering Snape, culminating with [[ItWasHisSled "Dumbledorrrrrrrrrrre!"]]
* AntiClimax:
-->[[spoiler:Harry]] took out his wand ready for battle, but just then [[spoiler:Ron]] walked in. Walked right up to him and took the wand away from [[spoiler:Harry]]. Then he turned to the other two Aurors: "Take him away."
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[spoiler:Millicent]] and her son have been thrown out of the house by her vindictive husband and the kid ''put up for sale'', yet the crossing of the MoralEventHorizon is supposed to be his naming the kid [[spoiler:[[MeaningfulName "Sin"]]]], [[AerithAndBob not even that bad a name by wizarding world standards]].
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: It's inherent in the [[MisterSeahorse concept]].
* AsYouKnow: Characters will tell other characters things they already know, and in some cases [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment the reader also knows]], and the actual phrase "AsYouKnow" is used at one point.
* AuthorAvatar: Madam Pomfrey seems to have become one.
* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: [[DrinkingGame A shot for]] any of the following: [[SaidBookism "stated", "dared" as a dialogue tag]], [[{{Squick}} "rectum"]], "ministration(s)", "butt cheek", "entrance" in a sexual context, [[IKEAErotica "penetrate"]], [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch "git"]].
* AwesomeMcCoolname: [[spoiler:Sin]], which [[FelonyMisdemeanor we're supposed to believe]] is actually an AtrociousAlias.
* BabiesEverAfter
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Harry suggests that his baby was exerting [[MindControl some kind of influence]] on Snape ''before he was even born'', thus helping him along the road to redemption.
* BigNo: Several of them, to the point that it's almost an unintentional RunningGag.
* {{Bishonen}}: Dennis.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Several factoids about [[MisterSeahorse male pregnancy]] and wizard infants are invented for the sake of the plot.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: It's hard to see who the good guys are in a fic where the [[LightIsNotGood "Guides of Light"]] are enslaving, raping and forcibly impregnating people.
* BodyHorror: Implicit in [[MisterSeahorse the concept]], of course, but see also the spoilered text under {{Squick}}.
* CampGay: [[http://szaleniec1000.livejournal.com/tag/dennis%20the%20flaming%20stereotype Dennis]].
* ChekhovsGunman: The [[RapeAsDrama dire fates]] of Gregory Goyle and Pansy Parkinson are mentioned in passing in the first chapter, but become relevant to the plot later on.
* CListFodder: If you're a minor Slytherin character, this fic is going to put you through the wringer.
* ContinuationFic
* CrackFic: If you were in any doubt, this fic has [[spoiler:[[{{Squick}} Crabbe shagging a house elf]]]].
* CrapsackWorld: You have read the rest of this page, right?
* ADateWithRosiePalms: A particularly bizarre FillerArc in chapter 7.
* DeathByChildbirth: [[CaptainObvious Male pregnancies are said to be quite dangerous]] and [[spoiler:Goyle]] finds out the hard way.
* DependingOnTheWriter: The beta's disagreements with [=MotS=] herself, both in ideas and writing style, are speculated to be the cause of a lot of the fic's inconsistencies.
* DeusAngstMachina: Snape gets this piled on thick and deep.
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: No, "wanking" is ''not'' a word to use in polite company. Contrariwise, "git" is a very mild term for the uses it gets put to in this fic.
* DoorStopper: 53 chapters, weighing in at slightly over 200,000 words.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: [[spoiler:Millicent]] gets a dream of [[spoiler:[[MisterSeahorse Snape birthing more kids]]]].
* DysfunctionJunction: The closest to a well-adjusted character in this fic is ''Kreacher'', which should tell you all you need to know.
* EverybodyLives: Implied to be the outcome of the Second Wizarding War. Snape and [[spoiler:Vincent Crabbe]] have survived the events of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', and nobody can see Thestrals, though the latter may just be a minor PlotHole.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Wizard babies cast "twinkles" to show they're magically adept.
* ExactEavesdropping: Happens several times.
* FandomSpecificPlot: It's a marriage law fic.
* FelonyMisdemeanor: The business with [[spoiler:Millicent's]] kid's name.
* GenderBender: What [[spoiler:Snape]] tries to do in response to [[spoiler:Harry's {{Narm}}ful outburst]].
* GeniusLoci: Hogwarts Castle personally sends out all the admission letters. [[spoiler:It also controls its registration with an iron fist. Any attempt to alter the admission records causes them to vanish and be replaced with a new one. Despite hundreds of years of attempts by the Ministry, Hogwarts alone decides who may attend it.]]
* GodwinsLaw: Chapter 6 has Marked Ones ''explicitly likened to Holocaust victims''; given that "Marked Ones" are ex-Death Eaters, UnfortunateImplications abound.
* GooGooGodlike: Serena, so very much.
* HeelRealization: "When did we become DARK WIZARDS and WITCHES?"
* IdiotBall: It would be easier to list the characters who ''aren't'' holding it in this fic.
* IKEAErotica: Whenever there's a sex scene, sometimes for multiple paragraphs.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: The infamous "Dumbledorrrrrrrrrrre!" is only one example of many.
* IndecisiveDeconstruction: The fic reads at times like a (possibly unintentional) deconstruction of both the "marriage law" sub-genre and [[MisterSeahorse mpreg]].
* {{Infodump}}: Very common throughout.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:A lot of Marked Ones escape by romancing house elves]].
* InTheBlood: The canonical trend for Hogwarts houses to run in families (a rule with [[http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Sirius_Black notable exceptions]]) is {{flanderi|zation}}sed into Harry and Snape's [[MisterSeahorse ass-baby]] having literally a 50/50 chance of being in Slytherin or Gryffindor.
* KidFic
* KudzuPlot: Each chapter seems to develop more plot threads than it resolves. [[ViewersAreGeniuses Good luck keeping track if you're not taking notes]].
* LamarckWasRight: [[spoiler:Whatever it was that stopped the Marked Ones from using magic also did the same with their kids]]. Maybe.
* {{Lemon}}
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Harry. Illogically, this isn't revealed until Chapter 36 despite having free access to Harry's POV. Oddly enough, this is one of the few bits that make any biological sense (he states that it came about following the final battle with Voldemort - if anything would cause long-term impotence, it would be a psychological shock like that).
* {{Malaproper}}: The author's apparent reliance on autocorrect causes this a lot.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: Harry is described as doing this at one point when he was in full LargeHam mode [[MundaneMadeAwesome talking about Kingsley's son's birthday party]], complete with ''magical fireworks''.
* MisterSeahorse: The entire premise.
* NoIndoorVoice: Everyone in the fic spends half their time shouting. They make Harry as of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'' seem calm.
* OffscreenInertia: Severus takes up knitting, but is never shown actually completing anything even though the story spans several years. This led one reviewer to suggest that he was making the [[Series/DoctorWho Fourth Doctor's scarf]].
* OffstageWaitingRoom: Happens frequently, as a consequence of the rather odd pacing.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. There's a Mark Sly and a Mark Rogers, neither of whom are [[JustForPun Marked Ones]].
* OutOfCharacter: ''Everyone'', by the author's own admission.
* PaedoHunt: Appears as a DiabolusExMachina when Harry and Snape's family life starts to become as normal as it can be. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse And vanishes just as quickly]].
* PairTheSpares: Neville and Dennis, also a LastMinuteHookup.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: The point of the fic's premise, vengeance upon the defeated Death Eaters... Er, [[InsistentTerminology "Marked Ones"]].
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: [[{{Narm}} "Dumbledorrrrrrrrrrre!"]]
* PurpleProse: To the extent that it's been likened to ''TheEyeOfArgon''. It's practically ultraviolet.
* PutOnABus: Happens to Harry's TrueCompanions in the first chapter.
* RapeAsDrama
* ReactionaryFantasy: Despite being a world in which same-sex and multiple marriage are commonplace (in 1998!) and it's not unremarkable for a child to [[HasTwoMommies have two daddies]], women are still expected to [[StayInTheKitchen defer to their husbands]] and [[MyGirlIsNotASlut purity and chastity are prized above all else]] for young women and {{Bishonen}}. The juxtaposition gets [[http://szaleniec1000.livejournal.com/tag/the%20pansexual%20%2750s quite jarring]].
* RedStringOfFate
* RougeAnglesOfSatin
* SaidBookism: Lots of it, often combined with a refusal to use character names and pronouns, produces a MundaneMadeAwesome effect when phrases like "proclaimed the Chosen One" appear in a conversation about interior design.
* SecondHandStorytelling: Over the course of the story, Harry and Snape [[ComedyOfRemarriage get married twice]], and both times are off-screen despite the {{ship|ping}} being ''the entire point of the fic''.
* SituationalSexuality
* SlashFic: Well, yeah.
* SmugSnake: Madam Pomfrey of all characters has her moments.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Dennis bemoans this in Chapter 39.
* SophisticatedAsHell: A result of the children's inconsistently-written dialogue alternating between baby talk and LittleProfessorDialogue often in the same scene.
* TokenMinority: [[spoiler:Dennis]] is the only character who's depicted as being actually gay rather than subject to SituationalSexuality. The only purpose this seems to serve is to tell the rest of the cast that [[WordOfGay Dumbledore was gay]], because apparently he came out to him. Uh... thanks?
* TrrrillingRrrs: During an ImmodestOrgasm, no less.
* UnfortunateNames: Invoked to {{Narm}}ful effect. See ArsonMurderAndJaywalking above.
** Then played unintentionally straight as the baby gets referred to throughout as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Baby"]].
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: [[MisterSeahorse Men are getting pregnant]] left, right and centre, and only once in passing is it noted that this isn't exactly normal.
** There is also a scene in which it appears that Snape is naked during dinner with Harry and Mrs Weasley, and nobody comments on this either.
* WhatTheHellHero: Everyone seems to be queuing up (sometimes literally) to give Harry this treatment, especially [[AuthorAvatar Madam Pomfrey]].
* {{Wimpification}}: Snape and Draco.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: It comes with the MartyStu territory for Richard, who is fully fluent in LittleProfessorDialogue and offers accurate opinions on relationships and office politics (!) ''before he's three years old''.
** [[MarySue Serena]] takes this UpToEleven when she's talking and using controlled wandless magic before her '''first''' birthday.
* WorldOfHam: Every character is given to overdramatic dialogue and behaviour. One memorable scene has Harry casting fireworks with his wand to emphasise a point [[MundaneMadeAwesome in a conversation about a birthday party]].
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