Breaking the Brat by otis-girl
Summary: Snape is a total and complete bastard to Harry (think Snape on his worst day, times 50). Snape relentlessly insults him, gives him impossibly tough detentions, says hurtful things, bullies him day and night. He thinks he's justified in doing so. Harry deals with it, as always, sucking up the hard work and trying not to let the insults get under his skin. But it gets too intense, and Harry gets physically and mentally overwhelmed. The insults hurt Harry increasingly, and deepen his insecurities. Harry becomes a pile of nerves, exhausted, his whole life looks hopeless. He can't take it anymore and breaks. Then, preferably, Snape sees the error of his ways, feels guilty, and tries to make it all better.
Mood: angst, angst, angst, "poor me", and lots of comfort/fluff at the end.
Harry Potter starts Hogwarts with high hopes of finding himself a real family, and holds tightly to this hope despite the torture his new Potion's Master seems intent on putting him through. Can Harry's hope hold out long enough to see his dream through?
Takes Place: 1st Year
Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Bully Snape, Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Cruel Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Hospitalization, Injured!Harry
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape