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Summary: 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! This story is part of the series, A Year Like None Other. The next story in the series is AYLNO- Substitute Chapter 91.

Takes Place: 6th Year Chapters: 96
Snape flavour: None Completed: Yes
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape Genres: Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Tags: Adoption, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry Word count: 810080
Main Characters: .Snape and Harry (required), Draco, Remus Read: 1053375
Rated: 16+
Warnings: Alcohol Use, Neglect, Self harm, Torture, Violence
Series: A Year Like None Other
Challenges: None
Published: 28 Feb 2007 - Updated: 14 Sep 2007
Awards: Past Featured Story
Story Notes:

Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, or this fictional universe. JK Rowling, some publishers, and some film companies own everything. I'm not making anything from this except a hobby.

Summary: 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!

Thanks have to go to Mercredi for inspiring me to write the fic and for helping me with it, all along, and also to the many, many readers who have kept me going through the hard times by letting me know what the story has meant to them.

I love hearing from people reading, so feel free to review.

To see art based on this story, visit my Art Gallery here:

http://www.aylno.dreamingillusions.net/index2.html

Table of Contents

1. A Letter From Surrey by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 18] starstarstarstarstar (1421 words) Printer

2. Commotion in Potions by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2377 words) Printer

3. They Want What? by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2322 words) Printer

4. Plans and Plots by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2501 words) Printer

5. Remus? by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (3868 words) Printer

6. Frimley Park by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3899 words) Printer

7. Uncle Vernon by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (3030 words) Printer

8. Even by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (5520 words) Printer

9. Miss Granger May Be Right by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4278 words) Printer

10. Tests by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4454 words) Printer

11. Obliviate by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3940 words) Printer

12. Heart To Heart by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (3375 words) Printer

13. Finite Incantatem by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4359 words) Printer

14. Remus by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4075 words) Printer

15. Expecto Patronum by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (4532 words) Printer

16. Occlude Your Mind by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3949 words) Printer

17. Sals by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4126 words) Printer

18. Remembering James by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2654 words) Printer

19. Dreamscape by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (5385 words) Printer

20. To Know Everything by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2924 words) Printer

21. The Pensieve by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3719 words) Printer

22. Dudley by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (6382 words) Printer

23. Finding Sals by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3120 words) Printer

24. What Must Be by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3130 words) Printer

25. Samhain by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (4441 words) Printer

Note to Readers: This chapter in many senses is not a pleasant read. I don't personally find it gory, as the descriptions focus more on Harry's thoughts and feelings than on visual descriptions of precisely what is done to him. However, my definition of gore and yours may differ. There is no doubt that the chapter is highly dark, tense, and contains strong elements of violence. If this will unduly disturb you, turn back now.

Aspen

26. Burning by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3951 words) Printer

27. Explanations by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4857 words) Printer

28. After Midnight by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (5051 words) Printer

29. Long After Midnight by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (6803 words) Printer

30. Draco by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (5622 words) Printer

31. A Letter To Surrey by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (3494 words) Printer

32. Dark Powers by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (4811 words) Printer

33. Slytherin by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarhalf-star (7039 words) Printer

34. House Colours by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (7796 words) Printer

35. Reciprocal Magic by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] (8848 words) Printer

36. The Muggle Express by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (6508 words) Printer

37. Three Wizards and a Muggle by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (7898 words) Printer

38. Sometimes It Just Takes a Muggle by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (5781 words) Printer

39. Paradigm Shift by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (7319 words) Printer

Author's Confession: A significant number of reviews mentioned the "killer" last line from the previous chapter . . . that is, Snape's abrupt question, "Albus, if you bring your considerable influence to bear, how soon can I be signing adoption papers on Harry Potter?" Well, I must confess all at this point. My brilliant, beautiful, and absolutely wonderful kind-hearted beta, Mercredi, is the one who came up with that particular phrasing. I wanted to give her credit for it earlier . . . but I was afraid that if I said she came up with the last line, people might skip to the last line and miss all the fun build-up to the climax. And I so wanted everyone to enjoy the whole ride and get the full impact of the whamo! Mercredi helped me plot. She's truly a gifted writer, and so much help, chapter after chapter. Anyway, I grant her full credit for the line now, as well as all her help -- she hears every theory about how the plot might go, and helps me eliminate the really bad ones. She comes up with the greatest ideas herself, things that just mesh perfectly with what I had in mind . . . plus of course, some truly stunning lines. And so, I take off my hat and humbly bow down to Mercredi.

40. A Lack of Confidence by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4707 words) Printer

41. Sometimes It Just Takes a Wizard by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (7108 words) Printer

42. Learn By Experience by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (7831 words) Printer

43. Family Matters by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] starstarstarstarstar (8462 words) Printer

44. Formalities by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (9528 words) Printer

45. Family and Friends by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (7570 words) Printer

46. Delegation from Gryffindor by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] starstarstarstarstar (5358 words) Printer

47. Robe and Mask by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (9462 words) Printer

48. Truthful Dream by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] starstarstarstarstar (6411 words) Printer

49. Weakness and Strength by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (9575 words) Printer

50. Christmas by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (11870 words) Printer

51. Ten Thousand Times by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (6801 words) Printer

52. Firechat by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] (8675 words) Printer

53. Money Matters by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (5019 words) Printer

54. Out Of Sight by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] (4983 words) Printer

55. Wisdom by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] (7131 words) Printer

56. Time For Cocoa by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] (8904 words) Printer

57. Missing by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstar (7862 words) Printer

58. Father by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (6299 words) Printer

59. Lumos by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (6963 words) Printer

60. What's In A Name? by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (10452 words) Printer

61. Dreaming of Draco by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarhalf-star (8245 words) Printer

62. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (13861 words) Printer

63. Wizard Family Services by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (10328 words) Printer

64. Duels and Deals by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (15814 words) Printer

65. A Letter from Wiltshire by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (12323 words) Printer

66. Wizardspace by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (6226 words) Printer

67. The Owlery by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (7453 words) Printer

68. Perspectives by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (5336 words) Printer

69. Disfigured by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (11071 words) Printer

70. Pride and Prejudice by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] (11252 words) Printer

71. Setting the Stage by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (10606 words) Printer

72. Draco in Devon by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (11236 words) Printer

73. Buttons and Rings by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] (10628 words) Printer

74. Return to Gryffindor by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (13383 words) Printer

75. Just Another Average Week at Hogwarts by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (10287 words) Printer

76. Ceremonies by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (11468 words) Printer

77. The Expulsion Hearing by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (15896 words) Printer

78. Third Time's a Charm by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (13346 words) Printer

79. Nott by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (10746 words) Printer

80. Potions by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (11956 words) Printer

81. Hostilian by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (14188 words) Printer

82. Draco's Revenge by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (15098 words) Printer

83. Just Desserts by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (17809 words) Printer

84. Reconstruction by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (11066 words) Printer

85. The Dark Mark Returns by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (16034 words) Printer

86. Hogsmeade by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (16172 words) Printer

87. A Word, Severus, if You Please by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (10603 words) Printer

88. Students and Saviours by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (9090 words) Printer

89. What's Inside by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 0] (13218 words) Printer

90. A Word, Harry, if You Please by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (10124 words) Printer

91. True Colours by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 2] starstarstarhalf-star (16023 words) Printer

92. A Portrait of Evil by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (30112 words) Printer

93. A River in Egypt by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 4] starstarstarhalf-star (18551 words) Printer

94. Telling Tales by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (24569 words) Printer

95. A Fitting End by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarhalf-star (20468 words) Printer

96. Epilogue: Severus by aspeninthesunlight [Reviews - 42] starstarstarstarstar (4964 words) Printer

The End.
aspeninthesunlight is the author of 1 other stories. This story is part of the series, A Year Like None Other. The next story in the series is AYLNO- Substitute Chapter 91.
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