Dumbledore has requested Snape retrieve something valuable for the Order and stop Voldemort from getting his hands on it. Unfortunately Snape is also required to take Harry as they need a Parselmouth. Along the way, both learn more about each other and Snape's ideas and assumptions are proven incorrect.
Takes Place: 5th summer
Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Secretive Snape
Tags: Injured!Harry, Kidnapped!Harry
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Unofficially teaching Snape
The Lernaean Hydra has many heads, and it seems as if you will never cut them all away. It's near immortal - as if it will never die.
With the death of a man he never expected, the wizarding war is tipped into motion, but Harry Potter doesn't feel prepared to approach it.
Mixed POV: changes between Harry Potter's and Severus Snape's.
Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year
Snape flavour: Controlling Snape, Cruel Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Mean Snape, Secretive Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Book 2 of "Right in Front of Me" series. Voldemort is gaining power & Harry is sure that Draco is not to be trusted. Can Snape protect the dark haired boy he's come to love as a son, while shielding his precious family from the evils closing in on them? (HBP Year 6 - AU-ish w/ OC, but follows canon. Severitus - mentor/adoption - mentions sexual abuse, but no details - NO SLASH!)
Takes Place: 6th Year
Snape flavour: Comforting Snape
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
When the Dursley home is found to be unsuitable for Harry, Dumbledore implores his Potions Master to take the boy in, for the sake of the promise he made to Lily. Another Snape-adopts-Harry story, set Pre-Hogwarts. Harry is 8. Pairings TBD. Dursley abuse is close to canon.
Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11)
Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Child fic, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape