Title: Life on His Own, I Challenge: Snape after Hogwarts Word Count: 100
"He's gone?" Severus stared at the neatly dressed solicitor. "What do you mean?"
"I mean that your father disappeared six month ago and has not been seen since." The solicitor, brow wrinkled in the best professional manner, peered at him over black-rimmed glasses. "Your cousins claimed not to have a telephone number or address for your school, which made it impossible to locate you."
Severus deliberately flattened his palms against his legs. Had Mum's protective spells on the house survived her? "What should I do now?"
"I've prepared documents giving you legal authority for the time being. If you'll sign?"