Potions and Snitches
Snape and Harry Gen Fanfiction Archive


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
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
During the summer following the death of Sirius, Harry isn't sure what to make of the sudden appearance of a six-year-old boy. The two orphans instantly form a connection (unaware that they are actually half brothers!), and Harry makes a decision to take the boy to Hogwarts and hide him there. To aide the boy's education, Harry also anonymously write letters to Snape, who has no idea who he is replying to.
A story of a how a teenage boy becomes a father-figure to another while their own father is oblivious of their biological existance. But can a sixteen-year-old boy give what he himself has not gained? Can he even go an entire year without being discovered? Just how far will Severus go to find the writer of those letters? Or are some things best left unknown?

Takes Place: 6th summer, 6th Year, 7th summer, 8 - Pre Epilogue (adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Child fic, Kidnapped, Runaway, Sibling Addition, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Neglect, Violence
Chapters: 33 - Completed: No - Updated: 06 Oct 2013 / 04 Mar 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None
It would appear that everything bad happens to Harry Potter. He just can't seem to catch a break. Thus, once again, he's dealt a bad hand. Forced to stay within ten feet of the man who seems to hate him even more than Voldemort himself, Harry must struggle to survive - if not physically, then definitely emotionally. But sometimes in the hardest of times, one can learn things that were never imagined possible. Can Harry and Severus learn to look past the masks and see the true heart behind it?

Takes Place: 5th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys
Chapters: 22 - Completed: No - Updated: 14 Feb 2017 / 11 Jan 2014
Series: None - Challenges: Teacher Attack!, Multiple Challenges, Harry's Rant, Joined at the Hip, Secrets
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
A disabled Harry comes to Hogwarts story. Everyone expects him to be like his dad, but how can he be with such a different past? A Slytherin Harry takes on Hogwarts in an unusual way.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Physical Impairment, Runaway, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Master Snape > Apprentice Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Bashing, Neglect, Violence
Chapters: 34 - Completed: No - Updated: 30 Dec 2016 / 29 Mar 2011
Series: None - Challenges: More Than Meets the Eye, Hoarding Food
Harry and Hermione go to a prestigious summer school, where Snape is a teacher. Unfortunately for Harry, Snape has spoken to the other staff and is on his way to turning the whole school against Harry.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Bully Snape, Canon Snape, Cruel Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Adoption, Hospitalization, Injured!Harry
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Corporal Punishment, Neglect, Romance/Het, Violence
Chapters: 20 - Completed: No - Updated: 18 Dec 2015 / 20 Jan 2014
Series: None - Challenges: Another School
What's in a name? The-boy-who-lived, prophesied defeater of the Dark Lord, son of the supremely intelligent Lily Evans and talented James Potter, Golden boy of Gryffindor, part-time punching bag and house elf of the Dursleys and the bane of Severus Snape's teaching career, Harry's used to labels. Who would want Harry when they can see instead whoever they like instead? Having never been entirely sure who he is makes him a little too open to suggestion though and unfortunately for him, Umbridge wants to banish his old list of names and create a new one of her own.
Beneath the names others have branded him with will anyone be able to find Harry?

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Self harm, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 16 - Completed: No - Updated: 09 Sep 2010 / 10 Sep 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None
Summer after fourth year is finally over, and things are not as expected when Harry makes it back to the magical world. Badly broken and determined for it to stop, Harry turns to, surprisingly, a certain Potions Master, who in turn finds within himself, of all places, a heart still beating and waiting to love, and be loved in turn.

Takes Place: 5th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Deaging, Snape-meets-Dursleys, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys
Chapters: 35 - Completed: No - Updated: 27 May 2013 / 23 Sep 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None

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