Summary: Harry comes to Hogwarts with a problem that affects his learning. He could be colorblind, dyslectic, not have proper glasses (or none at all), not know how to read etc. Snape is the only one that notices. He may still not be nice to Harry, but does take some steps to fix the problem.
Summary: Potter had no idea just how many times Severus had saved his life.
Summary: Everyone knows that Dumbledore sent Harry to live with the Dursley's for his protection. What if the Dursley's desire to beat his magic out of him formed the parisite that creates an Obscurial? And what if no one knew until he reaches his breaking point and unleashes the very thing that all wizards fear? Include: Snape's view of Harry breaking due to seeing an Obscurial personally. Dumbledore talking about Newt's encounter with one in the 1920's. All four Heads of House working to save Harry. Dursley's in Azkaban. Voldemort's appearance early due to the Obscurial. Snape adopts Harry Note: Would love to see Newt appear in a story, no slash.
Summary: Voldemort is (somehow) defeated before the Ministry have acknowledged he is back, and once he is gone there is no proof he ever was back, so as far as most of the wizarding world is concerned, Harry is still an attention seeker (or delusional), Dumbledore is either senile or planning to take over the Ministry, and Snape is just a creepy mean Potions Master with a shady past. What now for all of them?
Horcruxes and Hallows optional
Summary: Harry occasionally sees through Voldemort's eyes in dreams. What if he were to see through Snape's, or vice versa, or both? How, why and when/how often it occurs up to the author.
Bonus if what he/they see(s) is originally written off as strange dreams or nightmares. Double bonus points if Voldemort somehow forged the connection, for any reason you like or by accident.
Summary: I want to see a Percy Jackson and the Olympians crossover with Harry, Severus and Percy (Jackson, not Weasley, though feel free to throw him in too) as main characters. I can imagine any number of interesting scenes involving the three of them.
Think through how you handle the two book series existing side by side carefully, e.g. getting around the differences in how magic works. (I've seen some well-thought out examples on FFnet.) Dates can be juggled with to make them fit. Be creative! That's a general rule for the whole story not just the technical points.
- Percy is for some reason trying to pass as a Hogwarts student, becomes friends with Harry and gets him into trouble with Snape
- Snape can't believe that there's someone who is even more of a trouble magnet than Harry
- Harry meets Percy through Snape, who has some connection with either the Jackson family or Camp Half-Blood
- the mythological and wizarding worlds are not meant to mix
- and trouble happens when they do!
- Bonus points for Snape eventually becoming a father figure to both of them
Summary: Lily appears to Severus in a dream right before Christmas (any year) and asks him "Tell me dear friend, why are you so blind?".....in regards to Harry of course.
Summary: Students are sent home during 1st year christmas holidays. Harry somehow ends up in trouble with the police (could be assigned the blame for something Dudley did, simply trying to steal some food or other essentials, or just being at the wrong place at the wrong time). The Dursleys will not come get him from the police station. They are happy he's out of their hair. Word gets sent to Hogwarts and Snape is dispatched to pick up the boy. At the station he claims to be Harry's father. Harry, thinking that Snape's out to get him, is afraid for his life. The police officers believes it's just a little healthy, fatherly fear and releases him to Snape. Let the fun begin.
Summary: McGonagall has to take an unexpected leave of absence. Snape is put in charge of half the Gryffindor boys, Flitwick the other half, and Sprout the girls. Harry is of course in Snape's group. It can take place any time during Hogwarts years and the reason for McGonagall's absence is up to you.
Summary: Severus is NOT Harry's father--but, for some reason, he truly believes beyond any doubt that he is, and wants to start on a new slate with him.
Harry knows for utter fact that that Severus is not his father (and could produce proof he isn't). When he discovers Severus thinks he is, he hesitates to correct him. Bursting Severus' bubble could be traumatic if Severus has held this belief for a long time, but also because Harry cannot bring himself to pass up the offer of a family.
So Harry goes along with it, and they bond. When and how Severus finds out the truth, and how he reacts, is up to the author.
- Severus is NOT Harry's biological dad
- Harry knows for certain he's not when he finds out what Severus thinks, and lets him think that
- Severus doesn't find out the truth until they've become fairly close
- Perhaps Harry's already had reason to do a DNA test, which is how he knows Severus is mistaken
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