I've just finished reading "Heart With No Companion" by Michmak
It was recced on the sshg_quiz
; that's why I was reading it.
I had the feeling, all the way through, that I'd read it before, but I couldn't understand why I wouldn't have kept and reviewed such a well-written story. The characterisation was good (well, except for Harry, he was being a bit over the top in the unreasonable prat stakes) and the world-building was good (with a terribly ingenious and evil curse), and the development of the relationship between Severus and Hermione was good, and the descriptions of the world inside Hermione's head were vivid, and finally the peril had been overcome, and it looked like a happy ending...
And then the epilogue kicked me in the gut. It jerked the rug out from under me and made me cry. I hate it. I want to give the author a chocolate cake where all the sugar has been substituted with salt.
I am Not Happy.