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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
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Profanity, Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 16 - Completed: No - Updated: 11 Nov 2017 / 14 Oct 2017
Series: The Serpent's Gaze - Challenges: None
Post-DH. Written for the Halloween 2017 Fic Fest prompt: "There was haunting music coming from the Quidditch pitch."

Severus is watching the Halloween proceedings: he is interrupted by Harry Potter himself.

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Secretive Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Injured!Harry, Physical Impairment
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Colleague Snape and Harry, Fic Fests > #23 Halloween
Rated: T - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 Oct 2017 / 27 Oct 2017
Series: None - Challenges: None
By the time Harry arrives for the term of his fourth year at Hogwarts, he's battled doxies, puffskeins, and even the dangerous teenage moodswing. Unfortunately, that's not all the world has in store: his name is dropped into the Goblet of Fire, and Harry's life descends into its usual state of chaos.

At the very least, he gets to see a few more pretty girls than usual.

Takes Place: 4th summer, 4th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Desperate Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Neglect, Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Violence
Chapters: 46 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 20 Oct 2017 / 07 Oct 2017
Series: The Serpent's Gaze - Challenges: None
When Harry Potter meets a raving tramp on Kellogg's Walk, one that mumbles to him about Hogwarts, he doesn't suspect that it will change his life as he knows it. But it does.

Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban, and Harry has to protect him from the Aurors and Dementors after his head.

Takes Place: 3rd summer, 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Desperate Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 19 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 15 Oct 2017 / 07 Oct 2017
Series: The Serpent's Gaze - 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, 4th summer, 4th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Controlling Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Mean Snape, Out of Character Snape, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Adoption, Dragons, Injured!Harry, Kidnapped!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Corporal Punishment, Neglect, Profanity, Rape
Chapters: 9 - Completed: No - Updated: 19 Sep 2017 / 21 Aug 2016
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry turns to magic in an attempt to be free of his nightmares. He has found a ritual to summon the spirits of those whom one has wronged so that one may atone. But nothing involving the Boy-Who-Lived is ever that simple.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Desperate Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Profanity, Self harm, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 5 - Completed: No - Updated: 16 Jul 2017 / 07 Nov 2016
Series: None - Challenges: None
In which a young, grieving Severus Snape fends off Death Eaters and his own personal demons to get Harry Potter to safety, the cold Halloween night that his entire world fell apart.

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11) - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Baby fic, Child fic, Deaged!Harry, Injured!Harry, Kidnapped!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Updated: 05 May 2017 / 05 May 2017
Series: None - Challenges: None
I saw this picture on Tumblr and I began to think what if right before Voldemort showed up that night on Halloween, Lily wrote a letter to Severus that she was going to send the next day. What if when Severus showed up after Lily was killed, he read the letter. What would happen?

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11) - Snape flavour: Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Evil!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Godfather Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 04 Jan 2017 / 28 Apr 2015
Series: None - Challenges: None
Sequel to Those Who Grieve. Harry is recovering from the Dursleys' abuse and spends the summer after his fifth year with Severus at Spinner's End. Severus is also recovering from his time as a Death Eater, and Harry is slowly helping him heal.

Takes Place: 6th summer, 6th Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Corporal Punishment, Neglect, Profanity, Rape, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 10 - Completed: No - Updated: 26 Nov 2016 / 06 Feb 2015
Series: Those Who... - Challenges: None
Dark secrets and an even darker past threaten to destroy the boy on whom the entire wizarding world has pinned their hopes. Can Severus Snape find it within him to heal and accept the broken child of his nemesis, and in the process, ultimately heal and accept himself? (AU-ish, but follows canon. Severitus - mentor/adoption - WARNING: mentions sexual abuse, but no details)

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape
Tags: Injured!Harry, Injured!Snape, Snape-meets-Dursleys, Spying on Harry! Snape
Categories: Healer Snape, Reverse Roles > Healer Harry, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Drug use, Profanity, Rape, Violence
Chapters: 37 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 10 Sep 2016 / 13 Mar 2016
Series: Right in Front of Me Trilogy - Challenges: None

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