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Snape and Harry Gen Fanfiction Archive

Warnings: Torture
 


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Taking place directly after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry is trying to deal with his trauma from the course of the events of the war and struggles to confront it, along with trying to manage his grief. Snape survived but disappeared in shame and remorse after the battle. Harry finds him, and they both discover that they have more in common now more than ever - Both are struggling with their sense of self and purpose. But stray Death Eaters from the battle are re-grouping for a final stand to take out the great Harry Potter, and their traitor and Harry and Snape must put aside their differences to end the fight once and for all. Explores darker themes of grief, self-blame, PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideation.

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Depression Recovery, Injured!Snape
Categories: Misc > No category on the site fits
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Eating Disorder, Panic attack, Self-harm, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 8 - Completed: No - Updated: 05 Feb 2023 / 01 Feb 2023
Series: None - Challenges: None
Set at the start of book five. The ever-busy Dumbledore is a little delayed in sending that howler to Petunia, and so when Vernon insists that Harry needs to leave the house as he's clearly a danger to the family, Harry is packed and down the road with no protest, causing the blood wards to break. The Dursleys instantly become a vulnerable target for Death Eaters, and Harry himself is snatched by a Death Eater, but it's Severus Snape and this is coming from a Severitus writer so you've likely already figured out where all of this is going.

Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Panic attack, Physical Abuse, Profanity, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 5 - Completed: No - Updated: 09 Jan 2023 / 31 Jul 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Christmas Eve 1997. All is not well.
Harry Potter's successful capture by Nagini in Godric's Hollow prompts some divine intervention and leads to astonishing revelations.

One of quite a few Harry Potter fanfics inspired by Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol".

Takes Place: 7th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Kind Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys, Time Travel
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Fic Fests > Bingo! Fic Fest, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Foes Snape and Harry, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 3 - Completed: No - Updated: 08 Jan 2023 / 24 Dec 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
It is a well known fact that creatures are often out of control, dangers to themselves and those around them. For the safety of those around them, it is best to remove the creature from their unsafe environment and be placed in a location which best suits their needs. But not to worry, the Ministry will take care of them. Very good care of them.

Takes Place: 3rd Year, 6th summer - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: Creature!fic, Injured!Harry
Categories: Fic Fests > Bingo! Fic Fest, Healer Snape, Master Snape > Slave Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Out of Character, Physical Abuse, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 09 Dec 2022 / 26 Nov 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry has been found. Severus has alternatives to a gruesome death as a result of imminent torture in public.

It's a cloudy day at the beach.

Takes Place: 7th Year, 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Out of Character Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Foes Snape and Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Out of Character, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 24 Nov 2022 / 24 Nov 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry is tired of the abuse, and he knows that Voldemort would relieve him of his sufferings. With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Harry seeks out the man who sought to kill him, and in doing so, endangers someone he never thought possible.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: Injured!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Self-harm, Suicide Themes, Torture
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 04 Nov 2022 / 28 Oct 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry has definitely had the worst summer known to man, but it isn't over. A strange change of heart and an extra meal from the people who kept him captive is definitely not a good sign.

Takes Place: 5th summer - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape
Tags: Hospitalization, Injured!Harry, Kidnapped, Kidnapped!Harry
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Torture
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 20 Oct 2022 / 20 Oct 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Severus has seen many a kind of strangeness in his years of life. However, none seem to even grace the presence of one certain mystery - Harry Potter. The boy leads trouble from the moment he set foot on the stones of Hogwarts, and yet, the troubles seem deeper and much darker than usual.

The more he tries to untangle the mystery of a certain Potter, the more he gets tangles in the mess. Will it be that Severus can know Harry, or will it be that he looses his own identity?

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Animagus!Harry, Depression Recovery, Evil!Albus, Runaway, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Bashing, Character Death, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Profanity, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 19 Sep 2022 / 22 Aug 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry's sent reeling when he learns that Professor Snape is his bio dad, and if that were all he had to deal with, he'd probably be all right, but he's got werewolves, escaped convicts, a stubborn Dark Lord, and his own inner demons to deal with. Starts third year. Rating mostly for violence. Story deals with mental health, bigotry and child abuse. See more tags in Story Notes (Some are big spoilers so beware).

Takes Place: 3rd Year, 4th summer, 4th Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Werewolves
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Bullying, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Slash, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 17 - Completed: No - Updated: 04 Apr 2022 / 24 Jun 2020
Series: None - Challenges: None
Seventeen years ago, Harry Potter went missing during the disastrous Triwizard Tournament. Voldemort managed to resurrect himself and the war has begun again, yet without a light to follow, the world has become a different place. For seventeen years, the leader of the light has clung onto the hope that their savior is alive somewhere and sends out Severus to find him. As Severus searches for a lost savior, he happens upon a traveling carnival by chance but their savior is not human anymore and may not want to leave the family he gained or to a war he wanted no part in.

Takes Place: 4th Year, 8 - Pre Epilogue (adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Addicted!Harry, Animagus!Snape, Creature!fic, Kidnapped!Harry, Sibling Addition, Spying on Harry! Snape, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Out of Character, Profanity, Romance/Slash, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Updated: 23 Feb 2022 / 28 Oct 2021
Series: None - Challenges: Kitty Severus

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