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Severus Ends Up In An Alternate Timeline by JAWorley
Summary: Something happens (you choose what and how but make it plausible), and Severus ends up in an alternate timeline or universe. The timeline he left was one in which he had adopted Harry (you choose how long he had had custody of Harry) and they had a loving relationship. The timeline he finds himself in is the one we know and love from canon. He finds himself in a timeline where he and Harry are bitter enemies. Severus can't find a way back and he can't reconcile himself to leave his relationship with Harry as it is in this new timeline. He also can't watch the Harry of this timeline continue down the self-destructive path he's on without a parent because he loves him too much.

Rules:
1. Make it plausible.
2. Make it realistic. No rushed relationships.
3. Keep Snape and Harry in character. I hate reading stories where their dialogue is unrealistic for their characters and when they do things their characters just wouldn't do.
4. No slash.

Other thoughts:
Snape probably tells Dumbledore at some point what's happened and where he came from as that would just make things easier (and actually more interesting as Dumbledore probably finds the concept of Snape having adopted Harry in any universe an interesting one). Preferably I'd like to see a story in which Snape does not return to his original timeline and doesn't think overmuch on 'his' original Harry. Maybe something happened and the other timeline was actually destroyed, so 'his' Harry isn't left wanting for his father in another time and place. I also think it would be more interesting (although it's up to you) to have Harry be 13, 14, or 15, so he's a teen and his personality is already set. I can't see it being all that interesting with a younger Harry and if Harry is older that doesn't leave Harry any room at all to see how having Snape as a father figure would be beneficial as he'd be almost an adult by wizarding standards. All other details up to you. I'd love to see multiple entries for this challenge.

Severus had a pretty nice life. That is until his stepson Harry and his wife Lily die. A few months later a special play of faith gives him a new chance. A chance in another dimension. The thing is. Lily died there too, the Severus he replaced seems to be a bitter and mean man and Harry is a depressed teenager with a hard life. Now Severus tries to win Harry's trust in order to help him. But can Harry learn to trust him after the animosity he shared with his hated potions professor? And how will Harry cope with the sudden changes in said professor?

Takes Place: 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Loving Snape, Out of Character Snape
Tags: Time Travel
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Neglect, Self harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 1 - Completed: No - Updated: 07 Apr 2019 / 07 Apr 2019
Series: None - Challenges: Severus Ends Up In An Alternate Timeline

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