-> "Hermione overhears something she shouldn't concerning Professor Snape and decides that maybe the House-elves aren't the only ones in need of protection."
-->-- '''Official summary'''


[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2290003/1/Pet-Project Pet Project]] is a lengthy, plotted out fanfiction of ''Franchise/{{Harry Potter}}'' that focuses on the increasingly romantic relations between Hermione Granger and Severus Snape written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/426171/Caeria Caeria]].

It is of now, the highest reviewed fic for the pairing on {{fanfictionnet}} and is considered the mother of all fics for the pairing. It is notable for its well-thought out plot.

It is now complete.

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!!Pet Project contains these tropes:

* {{The All Solving Hammer}}: [[SpotOfTea Tea]]. No, really. Ginny, Herminone, and Albus, all at least once offer tea as the best solution to ''[[PowerStrainBlackOut whatever]]'' ''[[BadDreams problem]]'' ''[[LoveHurts is]]'' ''[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt presented]]''. Lampshaded by [[DeadpanSnarker Severus]]
* {{Alliterative Name}}: Arrosa Alverez
* {{Angrish}}: Snape when he finds out about [[spoiler: Harry dabbling in the Dark Arts]].
* {{Anyone Can Die}}: [[spoiler: Molly Weasley, Remus Lupin]].
* {{Babies Ever After}}: Averted for Snape and Hermione, played straight for everyone else.
* {{Berserk Button}}: Do not tell Hermione that she has no reason to get involved in the war against Voldemort and do not insult Snape in front of her.
** Out of everything that sets off [[HairTriggerTemper Harry]], Snape manages to set him off the most often.
** Snape does not take the news that [[spoiler: Harry is dabbling in the Dark Arts]] well. He takes his belief that [[spoiler: Hermione was being kind to him in order to manipulate him]] even worse. He also really does not like people insulting Hermione around him.
* [[BetterThanSex Better Than Christmas]]: Hermione claims that Snape asking her to answer a question is this.
* {{Big Bad}}: [[IncrediblyLamePun You-Know-Who]]
* {{Birds of a Feather}}: Snape and Hermione
* [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim Break Her Heart To Save Her]]: Snape tries. It doesn't work.
* {{Character Tic}}: Hermione sitting on her hands and sparking when she's angry.
* {{Cerebus Syndrome}}: The second half is a lot darker than the first.
* {{Chekhovs Armoury}}: The baby book. [[ChekhovsArmy The House-elves]],[[ChekhovsBoomerang The linking charms books]], [[ChekhovsGunman Healer Alverez]]
* {{The Chessmaster}}: Dumbledore and Voldemort, {{lampshaded}} by Ron.
* {{Chess Motifs}}:
* {{Chronic Hero Syndrome}}: Hermione. Just ''Hermione''
* {{Cooldown Hug}}: Touch plays a ''big'' part in calming down those that have dabbled in the [[spoiler:Dark Arts, especially Harry]].
* {{Cry Into Chest}}: Snape and Hermione during the end of Chapter 34.
* {{Dark Is Not Evil}}: Three guesses. The first two don't count.
* {{Deadly Prank}}: Starts the plot.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}: Severus mainly, though Hermione can get pretty snarky.
** Also [[CoolOldLady Alverez]]
* {{Did I Just Say That Out Loud}}: During her [[PowerStrainBlackout magic depletion]], Hermione tells Snape he has lovely eyelashes. She is horrified the next day.
* {{Door Stopper}}: Finished up at 338,788 words.
* {{Elemental Powers}}: A very rough example, but due to the concept of Affinity, several characters get an elemental touch to their magic:
** {{Playing With Fire}}: Harry
** {{Shock And Awe}}: Hermione
** {{An Ice Person}}/{{Making A Splash}}: Snape
** {{Fire Ice Lightning}}
* {{Empathic Environment}}: It's storming when [[spoiler: Snape is found gravely wounded]].
* {{Everyone Can See It}}: EVERYONE, even the House-elves.
* {{Exact Eavesdropping}}
* {{Expy}}: {{In-universe}} example: Snape compares himself to [[KingArthur Mordred]], Dumbledore to [[KingArthur Merlin]], and Voldemort to [[KingArthur King]] [[EvilCounterpart Arthur]].
** Arithmacy is this to [[FoundationSeries psychohistory]], according to {{Word of God}}.
* {{Florence Nightingale Effect}}: The whole romance really starts after [[spoiler: Snape is hurt and Hermione has to care for him]], but really the whole story fits.
* {{Freudian Trio}}: Besides the {{canon}} one we have:
** The Id: Harry
** The Ego: Hermione
** The Superego: Snape
** And:
*** The Id: Voldemort
*** The Ego: Snape
*** The Superego: Dumbledore
* {{Fun With Acronyms}}: [[ContinuityNod Hermione's]] penchant for terrible acronyms. (S.N.O.R.T.)
* [[spoiler:{{First Name Basis}}]]: It took til chapter 42. Yes, it's a spoiler.
* {{Genius Loci}}: Hogwarts. To the point of being able to project to the headmaster just how upset it is by Hermione and Snape's distress (The only other people who acknowledge the castle as alive).
* {{Good Is Not Nice}}: Dumbledore. It's remarked upon by several people that the headmaster has to be necessarily ruthless at times.
* {{Gut Punch}}: [[spoiler: Voldemort letting loose the people he had taken to Azkaban only to slaughter them]] is what finally makes everything descend into chaos.
* {{Happiness in Slavery}}: House-elves, of the type 3 varity.
* {{The Heart}}: Ron
* {{Hoist By His Own Petard}}: Said verbatim by [[spoiler:Alverez when Dumbledore is angry at Hermione for 'acting like a Gryffindor']].
* {{Inelegant Blubbering}}: Hermione
* {{Irony}}:
** {{Dramatic Irony}}: Crops up a lot in regards to S.N.O.R.T.
--> Snape: Children are always so sure that others are interested in their little lives and secrets. As if a seventeen year old girl had secrets that I'd be interested in.
** Situational Irony: Hermione's [[spoiler: plan of getting the House-Elves to help protect members of the Order ends up earning her her own House-elves and then Snape ends up almost being killed because of it]].
* {{Last Name Basis}}: Huge turning point when Severus finally drops the "Miss".
* [[spoiler: Love Confession]]: [[spoiler: Chapter 42]].
* {{Love Epiphany}}: [[spoiler: The end of chapter 28, for Hermione.]]
* {{Love Hurts}}/{{Love Is A Weakness}}: Snape believes this.
* {{Meaningful Name}}: The Chapters Blitzkrieg, Endgame, Queen to Queen's Level Three.
* {{Mood Whiplash}}: Questions and Answers starts out rather funny and sweet. Then the {{wham line}} happens...
** Ron becoming [[spoiler: Head Boy]] goes from being happy to horrifying when in a fit of rage [[spoiler: Harry holds Snape at wand point]].
* {{The Neutral Zone}}: [[spoiler: Hermione [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertent prompting]] caused Hogwarts to become this.]]
* {{Never Live It Down}}: {{In-universe}}, Hermione and S.P.E.W.
* {{Not a Morning Person}}: Severus. Seriously, just don't say ''anything'' to him before noon.
** Vector as well.
* {{Not So Different}}: [[spoiler: Snape and Harry]]
* {{OoC Is Serious Business}}: Hermione's shorter essays and ability to stop answering every question tip Snape and the other Professors off that something is going on, they choose to believe she is just maturing.
** Snape has several of these moments to show just how much he has begun to care about Hermione.
** Harry's {{hair trigger temper}}.
* [[OurElvesAreDifferent Our House-Elves Are Different]]: There's a lot of expansion on House-elves and their culture.
* {{The Power Of Love}}
* {{Power Strain Blackout}}: Hermione, after making a [[EquivalentExchange powerful, charmed]] item.
* {{Protective Charm}}: Quite a few of plot significance.
* {{Psychic Link}}: Snape and Hermione's Affinity allows them to feel the other's magic.
* {{Punctuated For Emphasis}}: Reset. The. Board.
** WILL. BE. PAID.
** Where. Is. Snape?
** [[spoiler: I. Did. Not. Kill. Molly. Weasley.]]
* {{Relationship Upgrade}}: [[spoiler: Chapter 45]].
* {{Rule Of Three}}
* {{Schedule Slip}}
* [[spoiler:{{Second Love}}]]: [[spoiler: Hermione for Snape.]]
* {{Self-Deprecation}}: Snape on those that have chosen to follow Voldemort:
-->"People are fools."
** He also says that people who have practiced dark magic are idiots.
* {{Shades Of Conflict}}:
** Grey vs. Grey and Black: Dumbledore even says that many of Voldemort's followers follow him based on old loyalties and fear. The Order and many of the other protagonists are biased when it comes to any house but Gryffindor and [[spoiler: Harry is using dark magic]].
* {{Shipper On Deck}}: A rather mild example in Dumbledore {{shipping}} Vector/Snape. Vector and [[spoiler:Alverez]] [[{{Shipping}} ship]] Snape/Hermione.
* {{Significant Anagram}}: Devrom Dollort
* {{Spanner in the Works}}: [[spoiler:Hermione]], despite helping still manages to disrupt Dumbledore's perfectly, laid plans.
* {{Take That}}: The writer calls Rowling out on a number of things she thought were silly. Such as Harry's complete 180 in regards to Snape after find out [[spoiler:that he loved Lily]], and the Golden Trio roughing it the woods.
* {{Teacher Student Romance}}: Though interestingly enough, it starts off as an {{Intergenerational Friendship}}.
* {{Unnecessary Makeover}}: {{In-universe}} example. Harry and Ron are not happy about Lavender and Pavarti dressing up Hermione.
** {{She Cleans Up Nicely}}: The reaction of everyone else.
* {{Vitriolic Best Buds}}: Dumbledore and [[spoiler: Alverez]].
* {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}: [[spoiler: Harry turns to practicing dark magic, believing it is the only way he will be able to defeat Voldemort]].
** Dumbledore.
* {{Wham Line}}: [[spoiler: "I think Harry is dabbling in the Dark Arts"]].
** They are all dead.
* [[WhamEpisode Wham Chapter]]: Chapter 31: And So It Begins ends with [[spoiler: The Minister of Magic being assassinated, Voldemort installing a puppet Minister, and the news that Aurors are being sent to Hogwarts]].
** Chapter 34: Blitzkrieg: [[spoiler: Voldemort infiltrates the Ministry and launches an assault against Order members and anyone else in his way, claiming they are Death Eaters. Arthur and Molly are taken to Azkaban; the rest of the Weasleys barely escape. Lupin is killed.]]
** Chapter 39: Maturity: [[spoiler: Hogwarts is closed, Harry attempts to cast Unforgivables on Snape, and Snape decides to leave everything he owns to Hermione if he dies]].
* {{What the Hell Hero}}: Almost all the major characters get hit with one at some point.
* {{You Are Not Alone}}

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