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Summary: Professor Snape teaches something other than Potions or Defense Against the Dark Arts.

Option 1: When 1st-year Harry arrives at Hogwarts, this has always been Snape's subject of teaching.
Option 2: Harry starts a new year at Hogwarts and it's announced that Snape is now teaching that subject instead of Potions.

Rules:
  • Must be in-character.
  • Keep Snape's skills/experience intact. Whichever subject he's teaching must be something that makes sense for the skills and knowledge he has - such as Herbology. You can adjust them if necessary, but don't give him entirely new skills or remove canon ones to justify which class he teaches. Headcanons and interpretations of his canon skills or potential are allowed.
  • Harry must take the class (such as, if it's an elective like Care of Magical Creatures than Harry should at least be in 3rd year).
  • Minimum of a few chapters. However, this challenge does not need to be the focus of the story itself (it can be - but that's optional) just a prominent aspect. If you want to combine this with other challenges or plots, go for it.
  • Snape is still Head of Slytherin.
  • Harry should attend the class often throughout the story - not just once or twice shown and that's it.

    It's up to you if Snape chose to teach this subject and enjoys it, or not. And how Harry performs in this class, based on his own skills and/or Snape's teaching methods - and does he therefore do better/worst in Potions with someone else teaching it? What about Neville? Snape can still brew potions in his spare time and have his own storage cupboard, as well as give Harry Potions advice. There's a lot of potential for different interpretations and character interactions here so have fun!
Summary: Write a story with the following line in it: "You know I never thought I'd say this, but pink looks good on Snape."
Summary: Snape requires all his students to get a parent's signature on their potions report cards over the summers, and bring it back the first day of class in the fall as a way of making the parents aware of their children's abysmal results. Harry does not get his signed. What will the potion master do? Detention? Try to talk to the Durlseys?
Summary: Severus and/or Harry is a centaur.

Details up to the author--could be transformation or always was one; could be known by everyone or kept secret. Any P&S category, AUs encouraged. No slash or manipulative!Dumbledore.
Summary: Parent-Teacher conferences are held for all first years a couple months after school starts. Severus insists on being the one speaking to the Dursleys about the boy's disrespectful attitude and abysmal academic efforts in hopes of knocking him down a few pegs. What will the potions master do when he discovers that they care nothing of his attitude and troublemaking, and are only satisfied when explained that A, P and T are not good grades?
Summary: Before the start of each year parents of muggleborn and muggle raised children are invited to Diagon Alley for an informational meeting about the magic world, school etc. Harry somehow gets a hold of the flyer before the Durlseys can throw it away. (the timeline of when he receives his letter and how it is delivered may need to be changed a bit, Hagrid doesn't take him shopping etc.). Harry, still clueless about the wizarding world and his role in it, makes his own way up to London for the meeting. He tries to blend in as well as possible without an adult, but Snape notices that something is off. After the meeting when the boy shows no signs of heading back to his house and ends up in Knockturn Alley he is forced to intervene.
Summary: When Harry begins Hogwarts, his childhood imaginary friend is still hanging around.
Summary: Snape manages to dose Harry with potions that obliterate the genes he got from James Potter, replacing them with Severus Snape's genes. Harry now magically and genetically shows up as Severus Snape's son, and Snape may keep him as his child, with no interference from Dumbledore or the ministry. Snape may do this purposefully or unknowingly, but Harry can't know until it's done.
Summary: Once the Wizarding world learns Harry Potter can speak to snakes, he must be placed in Salazar Slytherin's house.
Summary: A spell or a curse on Severus Snape makes him see Lily Evans instead of Harry Potter whenever he sees the boy.


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