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A letter from home sends Harry down a path he'd never have walked on his own. A sixth year fic, this story follows Order of the Phoenix and disregards any canon events that occur after Book 5. Spoilers for the first five books. Have fun!

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Neglect, Self harm, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 96 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Sep 2007 / 28 Feb 2007
Series: A Year Like None Other - Challenges: None
Rather than allowing Harry to stay at Diagon Alley after he blew up Aunt Marge, the Ministry sends Harry back to the Dursleys. Harry returns to school after a terrible summer, to find that he's not the only one with this kind of secret. A student has been killed by his family. New screening measures are put into place by the Ministry: Every student must be given a medical exam and interview to look for child abuse. With Dumbledore facing an inquiry, Snape is entrusted with the task of making sure EVERYONE receives one.

Takes Place: 3rd Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Neglect, Self harm, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 62 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 Nov 2014 / 24 Feb 2011
Series: None - Challenges: New Measures for Screening Abuse
A duel with Draco leads to drastic and permanent consequences for both Harry and Severus.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe
Categories: Master Snape > Slave Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Self harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 79 - Completed: No - Updated: 17 Nov 2011 / 27 Jan 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None
Before Harry arrives at Hogwarts, the faculty have a meeting and decide that Harry will need a mentor to help him adjust, keep him out of trouble, and make protecting him easier. They decide that this person should the Head of the House into which Harry is sorted, presumably Minerva McGonagall. But things, of course, don't turn out as planned, and Harry is harder to deal with than anyone expected. Nobody asked him if he wanted a mentor, after all...

NOTE: This story has a prologue. It is not necessary to the plot of the story, but if you wish to read it, it is called(predictably enough) 'Prologue to Life as Dictated by a Talking Hat'

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Profanity
Chapters: 35 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 24 Jul 2010 / 15 Mar 2009
Series: Life as Dictated by a Talking Hat - Challenges: None
Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry safe, but his relatives are expendable. Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry looking like his adoptive father, but it's wearing off. Blood is a bond, but so is the memory of hate -- or love.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Slytherin!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape > Severitus Challenge
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Drug use, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 84 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Jan 2010 / 14 Dec 2009
Series: Blood Magic Universe - Challenges: None
As a first year, Harry is sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor, and no one is more surprised than his new Head of House.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 51 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 18 Mar 2009 / 21 Aug 2007
Series: None - Challenges: None
Dudley and Harry flee Vernon - to Severus. A different Tom Riddle, Petunia is good. Lucius and Draco are helpful. Albus is a bit misguided. The twins are only a year older than Harry, so I can make them non-Gryffindor.

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Profanity
Chapters: 137 - Completed: No - Updated: 28 Sep 2014 / 28 Jun 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry is getting abused by his relatives. When Snape and his wife find out about it, they adopt him. So now he has two little twin brothers and a caring family to cope with.

Takes Place: 3rd summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Child fic
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Corporal Punishment, Neglect, Torture
Chapters: 84 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 08 May 2010 / 18 Dec 2008
Series: Harry and his New Family - Challenges: None
Sequel to "Harry's First Detention" - read that first, please!

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Corporal Punishment
Chapters: 64 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 21 Nov 2009 / 24 Sep 2008
Series: Harry's First Detention - Challenges: None
The summer after 5th year, Death Eaters find Harry abandoned in the Dursley house and bring him to Voldemort. Will one particular Death Eater give up his position and his hate to save his enemy's child? Eventual Snape mentors Harry fic.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Profanity, Rape, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 43 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 05 Nov 2007 / 23 Jul 2007
Series: Walk the Shadows - Challenges: None

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