25 Painfully Unrequited Love Stories From Literature


Severus Snape and Lily Evans/Lily Potter, Harry Potter series

Once upon a time before they went to Hogwarts, Severus Snape fell hard for his friend and neighbor, Lily Evans. From their first schooldays to her late-teenage relationship with the charming bully James Potter to their shifting allegiances during various Dark Lord epochs to her death — and his years of mixed anger and protectiveness towards her son Harry — one thing about Snape’s feelings remained consistent: his absolute love for her.