Thanks to Melusin for the beta.
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Severus pinched himself but no, nothing had changed. In fact, everything had changed but in the end, it changed nothing for him.
“I need a spy at Hogwarts,” said the Dark Lord through his long white beard.
“Yes, Master,” answered Severus.
It was weird to call him ‘Master’, the old, blue-eyed wizard.
Later he found it equally weird to be interviewed for a teaching job by a bald, red-eyed headmaster.
Even if Severus had sometimes imagined a world in which the Dark Lord and Dumbledore had traded places, he wasn’t prepared for this at all; he could see no difference.