Potions and Snitches
Snape and Harry Gen Fanfiction Archive

Warnings: Neglect
 


Stories
It only took a moment for the world as Harry knew it to crumble. For everything he thought he knew to be cast into doubt. High on the Cliffs of Dover, he'll learn not just about himself, but his bitter old potions professor, and his beautiful rescuer, each scarred by love and loss. Secrets are waiting in the winds. It will take all the hope in the world to bring them to the light.

Takes Place: 3rd summer, 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Depression Recovery, Disguised!Harry, Hospitalization
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Panic attack, Profanity, Romance/Het
Chapters: 17 - Completed: No - Updated: 25 Sep 2022 / 03 Aug 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
Severus Snape, thinking he was going to have a relaxing summer of just brewing potions at his manor and not have to deal with brats each day, his summer plans change when on the first night back from Hogwarts, an upset Lily Potter visits him in a dream, needing his help to rescue her son.

Reluctantly, he checks on the Potter brat at his relatives home that same night, only to discover that all is not what it seems.

Takes Place: 3rd summer, 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Controlling Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Out of Character Snape, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Adoption, Injured!Harry, Kidnapped!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Neglect, Profanity, Rape
Chapters: 23 - Completed: No - Updated: 07 Sep 2022 / 21 Aug 2016
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry met Holly when she was two - abandoned in the park by her mother. Unable to leave her alone, he stayed behind to keep her safe. Over the years, they became as inseparable as brother and sister.
When Harry found out he was a wizard, he was happy to find that Holly was a witch too, and one day, she would enter his new world with him.

Finding out he was a father to a nine-year-old girl, Severus Snape didn't hesitate to bring her home. His daughter belonged by his side, after all. Finding his daughter preferred Harry Potter over him was a travesty the Potions Master was not going to tolerate.

Somehow, Severus had to make his daughter see Harry Potter as he did - worthless, useless, hopeless.

Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Bully Snape, Comforting Snape, Controlling Snape, Kind Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Alternate Universe
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Emotional Abuse, Neglect
Chapters: 15 - Completed: No - Updated: 04 Sep 2022 / 10 Aug 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry Potter is not a happy-go-lucky child, nor did he appreciate the company of other stupid beings, and so when he arrives at Hogwarts with a much more cynical personality than expected, Severus Snape is curious.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Kind Snape
Tags: Ravenclaw!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: Bullying, Character Bashing, Neglect, Out of Character, Profanity
Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Updated: 27 Aug 2022 / 21 Aug 2022
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, Canon Snape, Kind Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Panic attack, Physical Abuse, Profanity, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 1 - Completed: No - Updated: 31 Jul 2022 / 31 Jul 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
“What— What are you doing?” To his credit, he manages to pull the child to a full stop by yanking him back, bringing him in closer to hold his shoulders again and glare at him in the eyes, no matter the way he winces at their familiar colour. “You are aware that you have just undergone a panic attack, are you not?”


There’s something in Potter’s eyes that seems to flash at that, but it’s gone within the moment. Severus files that away for later ruminations.


“I know,” he says matter-of-factly, like he’s just declared that the sky is blue.

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Time Travel
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Neglect, Violence
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 10 Jul 2022 / 27 Jun 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
What will be found in the Shrieking Shack after the final battle, who is the mysterious child and what has happened to Severus Snape? (Starts the morning after the battle)

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry), 8 - Pre Epilogue (adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Out of Character Snape
Tags: Adoption, Child fic, Deaged!Snape
Categories: Reverse Roles > Parental Harry
Rated: K - Warnings: Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse
Chapters: 14 - Completed: No - Updated: 08 Jul 2022 / 27 Apr 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry's first year at Hogwarts is over and now that Severus is his guardian, he'll be going home with the professor for the summer and any previous misunderstandings regarding their relationship are long in the past.

Right?

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in which Severus and Harry both must confront their own personal demons.

Takes Place: 2nd summer - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Depressed Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Hufflepuff!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse
Chapters: 5 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 04 Jul 2022 / 08 May 2022
Series: that's the thing about illicit affairs - Challenges: None
Harry and Dudley were raised by muggles. Magic hating muggles at that. When Dudley had begun showing signs of magic at a young age, precious Duddykins had become the dirt upon their shoes, alongside his younger cousin (Little brother) Harry. When both boys were shunned from their meant-to-be protectors, but thrown into the magical world with nothing but each other how will they cope? And what happens when you add that darned Potions professor in the mix?

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Cruel Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Injured!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape

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