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Familia Ante Omnia by SaraJany
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Series summary:

Epic 300'000+ words story about family and love.

This is a Snape adopts Harry and Draco kind of story, but it takes a lot of plot to get there.

(Story follows canon until the end of OOTP, but gets a life of its own after that point. Familia Ante Omnia starts the summer after 5th year and ends the summer after 7th years.)



Parent Series: None Challenges: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian SnapeTags: Adoption
Warnings: NoneMain Characters: .Snape and Harry (required), Draco
Takes place: 6th summer, 6th Year, 7th summer, 7th YearOpen or Closed Series: Closed
7 Stories in Series

Reeling from his godfather’s death, Harry Potter is withering away in Surrey. His friends believe him when he writes to tell them that he is fine—although, they should know better.

Dumbledore finds an Auror with a sketchy background to take over the Defence classes, and the fact that she lacks the qualifications to teach and would rather cut off her wand hand than take the job doesn’t seem to register with the older man.

With one look at the Chosen One, Hogwarts’ new professor can see that the boy is hurting something fierce. The fact that no one else in Dumbledore’s precious Order of the Phoenix seems to have noticed is perhaps a sign that it was high time she joined up—personal consequences be damned.

Takes Place: 6th summer, 6th Year, 7th summer, 7th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 22 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 30 Dec 2021 / 26 Dec 2021
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None

Harry Potter’s sixth year at Hogwarts is about to begin, and the boy isn’t sure how to feel about it. On the one hand, he knows that this time he’ll have a competent Defence teacher and a friend and ally amongst the school’s staff. But however comforting that thought may be, it’s also a cruel reminder that whatever friendship he has built with Professor Nine over the summer won’t be allowed to continue as it was once classes start.

Draco Malfoy isn’t sure why he’s returning to school at all. Fleeing the country, finding a rock to crawl under and hiding until the end of time would be easier than accomplishing the task that he has been burdened with. But as a Malfoy, he does as he is told; besides, he has long since understood that his opinion matters little in the grand scheme of things.

Severus Snape thinks that he might have enjoyed being a teacher once—a long, long time ago. Before he was forced to try and content two masters at odds with each other. Before the boy he has sworn to protect and the one he’s cared dearly about since his birth decided they hated each other. Permanently caught between a rock and a hard place, it’s a wonder he can still think straight.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 21 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 30 Dec 2021 / 26 Dec 2021
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None

After their narrow escape from Voldemort’s clutches, Severus, Saturnine, Draco, and Harry retreat to Dumbledore’s safe house to lick their wounds. But what should be a peaceful holiday in the countryside turns out to be anything but.

The old man should have seen it coming, though. After all, what else did he expect thrusting four wizards—with the emotional baggage of a small royal court—together in a cottage by the sea for an entire summer.

Can Draco and Harry learn to become friends as they discover that they are not so different? Can Severus and Saturnine bury the hatchet long enough to remember how to be siblings? And what will be the price to pay for having thwarted the Dark Lord’s plan to take over Hogwarts?

Takes Place: 7th summer - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 19 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 30 Dec 2021 / 26 Dec 2021
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None

When Albus Dumbledore is murdered the night of the Welcoming Feast, a team of Aurors is dispatched to Hogwarts to investigate. It comes as no surprise to the masterminds behind the crime that the lead investigator’s allegiance lies with Voldemort rather than the Ministry.

However, when the cunning Auror starts to take an unhealthy interest in Professors Severus and Saturnine Snape, the stakes rise to dangerous levels and drastic changes must be made to their plans to bring about the downfall of the Dark Lord.

With the hunt for the Horcruxes continuing in the background, Severus, Saturnine, Draco and Harry struggle to keep their newfound family from falling apart, even as they feel the threat of the final battle against Lord Voldemort growing closer and closer each day.

Takes Place: 7th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 27 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 03 Mar 2022 / 26 Dec 2021
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None

Wizarding Britain at large is keen to celebrate both the death of Lord Voldemort and the resurrection of Albus Dumbledore.

In a small cottage by the sea, four wizards contemplate a situation none of them were prepared for: against all odds, they all survived the war. But it wasn’t without a cost.

Faced with an unwritten future and endless possibilities, they find comfort in familiarity as they weigh up their options and try to decide what to do next.

Takes Place: 7th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 10 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 16 Apr 2022 / 03 Mar 2022
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None

Saturnine Snape knew that becoming Hogwarts’ new Defence Against the Dark Arts’ professor without revealing her identity would be a challenge.

When the headmaster tricks her into taking on the hunt for the Horcruxes as well, she realises that evading her brother’s suspicion will not be the most arduous task she’ll have to perform. It’s a good thing she has a lupine friend she can count on for help.

Harry’s sixth year, as seen through the eyes of Saturnine. And an exploration of the witch’s feelings through the prism of her relationship with Harry, Severus, and Remus.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 11 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 29 Apr 2022 / 16 Apr 2022
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None

As far back as she could remember, Saturnine Eileen Snape had always had a thing for photographs.

It started when she was a little child growing up in a dysfunctional Cokeworth family. It stayed with her when she discovered the wonders of Hogwarts’ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It got worse when she travelled the world and bought her first camera.

Take a glimpse at five slices of life, taken at different times, showcasing Saturnine’s life and her relationship with her family.

Takes Place: None - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 5 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 01 May 2022 / 01 May 2022
Series: Familia Ante Omnia - Challenges: None




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