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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
Sickly and neglected by his caregivers, little Harry would not have survived were it not for the mysterious dark angel who watched over him, caring for him when he was sick. Harry never knew his name, until he attended Hogwarts and discovered a certain teacher bore a remarkable resemblance to his savior.

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11), 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Child fic
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 46 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 17 Oct 2008 / 04 Aug 2008
Series: None - Challenges: Heals like Magic
Sequel to Broken Wings! Harry & Severus quest for the remaining Horcruxes. Can they fulfill the prophecy of Two Hawks Hunting and destroy Voldemort forever? AU, pre-HBP, HBP/DH noncompliant! No slash, mentor/guardian fic!

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Creature!fic, Kidnapped
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Profanity, Romance/Het, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 63 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 03 May 2010 / 22 May 2009
Series: Broken Wings - 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
Desperate to escape his guilt and nightmares after the third task, Harry transforms into a hawk by accident and ends up breaking both wings and suffering partial memory loss. He is found by Snape, and while the professor nurses him back to health discovers the truth about Severus and who are really his friends and enemies at Hogwarts.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Creature!fic
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Profanity, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 34 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 18 May 2009 / 20 Mar 2009
Series: Broken Wings - Challenges: Animagus Accident
When Harry wakes one morning, he discovers a badly injured Snape in his living room, and tries to hide him. But Petunia discovers them and reveals a secret she has kept for thirteen years--one that will change the course of Harry's life forever, and Severus's as well. AU, pre-GOF.

Takes Place: 4th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Kidnapped, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Character Death, Corporal Punishment, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 35 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 19 Aug 2008 / 15 May 2008
Series: Prince Manor - Challenges: None
After a series of tests to discover why Harry's magic has become erratic, a secret is revealed, one hidden for over fifteen years. But not all secrets disappear without consequence, leaving Severus to learn that potions cannot heal everything.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Profanity
Chapters: 45 - Completed: No - Updated: 23 May 2012 / 29 Jul 2009
Series: Alea Iacta Est - 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
After mistakenly flooing himself to Snape's home the summer after Sirius' death, Harry realizes that his potions master can take matters into his own hands, literally. Warning: This story does involve the spanking of teenagers. If you have a problem with this, do not read and do not review. Any criticisms about CP will be ignored. But I love any other feedback!

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Stern Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Corporal Punishment
Chapters: 29 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 03 Mar 2007 / 03 Feb 2006
Series: A Time and a Place - Challenges: None

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