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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.

Ideas:
- 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.

Must haves:
- 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

Suggestions:
- Perhaps Harry's already had reason to do a DNA test, which is how he knows Severus is mistaken
Summary: Takes place pre-Hogwarts, elementary school aged Harry. Tobias fathered another child in his drunkenness, so unbeknownst to Severus he had a younger sister. When it is discovered that Harry Potter is mistreated at home this younger sister ends up (through some type of legally binding means) taking the boy in. However, on the same day a terrible accident takes place where she looses her life. Child welfare is able to track down Severus Snape on Spinner's end as closest living relative and drops the boy off there. The small,smoke smelling and outdated house with little food where Snape spends his summers is no where to raise a child, but they have to make due. Harry still hasn't experienced "normal" life and lacks a lot of basics physically and perhaps emotionally. Snape only has experience with the kids from school and not too happy to have a kid dumped on him. The road ahead will not be easy. He may not realize at first though that the unkept kid is Harry Potter.
Summary: When Snape kills Dumbledore the guardianship of Harry Potter is unexpectedly (for both parties) transferred to him. How Dumbledore had acquired the guardianship in the first place is up to you. Dumbledore's death could happen a little earlier in the year to give our two characters some more time "together". How will Snape balance the boy and his other obligations?
Summary: Can take place any year. Madame Pomfrey has taken a leave of absence. Snape is put in charge of the hospital wing. His goal: to make the students that come in take as many foul-tasting potions and undergo as many embarrassing medical procedures as possible, especially the Gryffindors, simply for bothering him.
Summary: The Weasley boys come rescue Harry the summer before 2nd year, but they dont quite make it home. They crash into Snape's backyard. The 3 Weasleys are sent home, but Harry ,as a consequence of "his" recent display of magic, must spend the rest of the summer under Snape's charge. Neither one is happy about it.


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