When Lily and James' will is discovered in the ruins of Godric's Hollow, what secrets will be revealed? Will two sworn enemies be able to lay aside their differences for the sake of a boy who desperately wants a family?
|Takes Place: 4th summer
|Snape flavour: None
|Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape > Severitus Challenge
||Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
|Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Runaway, Snape-meets-Dursleys
||Word count: 64748
|Main Characters: Dumbledore, Hagrid, Hermione, Remus, Ron, Sirius, .Snape and Harry (required)
04 Jul 2009 - Updated:
16 Jul 2012
Disclaimer: All characters and universe belong to J.K. Rowling.
This story is a loose interpretation of Canon. I have used some direct quotes from POA, and manipulated the events and dialogue as well.
I had started writing the story before I found out that there was a similar challenge, so I've credited the person who issued the challenge, Wolfsbane, even though my story does not strictly meet the criteria of that challenge. Also I used the name of the challenge for the title of my story because I thought that it was brilliant.
Many thanks again to my beta ObsidianEmbrace for once again dipping into her own time to help me.
1. In the Dark of Night by Pandora [Reviews - 21] (3099 words)
2. Where is Home? by Pandora [Reviews - 16] (4296 words)
Thank you so much JK Rowling for giving us your wonderful characters and universe to stretch our imaginations to the limit.
Tabitha/ObsidianEmbrace, what would I do without you? You have made writing so enjoyable for me, and I appreciate your time and effort in catching my mistakes and giving me tips to make my writing better. I've learnt so much from you.
3. Changed Perceptions by Pandora [Reviews - 14] (5763 words)
Disclaimer: All characters, and the HP universe belong to J.K. Rowling.
Thank you so much Tabitha for betaing for me and for being my sounding board, my English teacher, and just always being there to offer support and encouragement. Everyone go check out ObsidianEmbrace's wonderful stories. Lily's Charm universe is only one, among any brilliant stories that she's written.
Also, many thanks to Kristeh for helping me write the descriptions of Snape's quarters, and she wrote Harry's hilarious perceptions of what Snape's quarters should look like. Check out Slave Child, and Pair of Phoenixs, among other wonderful stories that Kristeh has written. Thanks for your support and encouragement.
Also, I've borrowed a couple of words, or phrases from POA.
This beautiful drawing is by: snowflakeprincessqueengirl, who so graciously drew this for me after reading this chapter.
Thank you so much Brandy.
4. Adrenalin Rush by Pandora [Reviews - 8] (4540 words)
Disclaimer: All characters are the property of J.K. Rowling--Not that I have to tell anyone that!
Thanks Tabitha for all your hard work betaing for me, and congratulations for your new responsibilities as Administrator of Potions and Snitches and all the sub sites that belong to it. I know that you'll do a fantastic job.
Thank you also Kristeh for your encouragement, despite the hard times you've been through lately.
5. Friends and Enemies by Pandora [Reviews - 13] (4095 words)
Usual disclaimers apply. J.K. owns it all! I've also borrowed some dialogue from the POA book, where Molly and Arthur discuss whether Harry should be told about Sirius. Since Severus wasn't part ot the original conversation, I've added a bit of my own dialogue and descriptions.
Special thanks to ObsidianEmbrace (Tabitha) for betaing this chapter, and for just letting me bounce ideas off of her. Her stories are amazing and she's the best!
Thanks to Tabitha and Kristeh for poking me when I start to feel discouraged and want to stop writing!
6. Cat and Rat and Dog by Pandora [Reviews - 8] (4411 words)
Usual Disclaimers apply, all characters belong to J.K. Rowling.
A huge thanks to my beta ObsidianEmbrace. You're the best. Anyone who hasn't read, "A Life More Ordinary" and "Lily's Charm: Legacy", go read them now! That's an order!! (Just kidding!) but really...go read her stories, they're brilliant!!
Thanks Kristeh for all your support, and I can't wait for your next chappie of Slave Child!! Amazing read for those who haven't checked it out yet.
Some direct quotes were taken from POA book by J.K. Rowling. I think that it's also possible that I inadvertently "borrowed" this chapter name as well!!
7. Never Judge a Book By its Cover by Pandora [Reviews - 11] (5104 words)
Thank you J.K. Rowling for letting me borrow your characters and universe, and taking liberties with POA; twisting and rewriting it to suit my own purposes.
Thanks a bunch to my wonderful beta ObsidianEmbrace, who I don't know what I'd do without! Thanks Tabitha.
Thanks also to those who have stuck with the story and keep on reading! You especially, Ms. Kristeh! :)
8. Bells and Whistles by Pandora [Reviews - 9] (4673 words)
All characters and universe belong to J.K. Rowling.
I've also used some direct quotes from POA, as well, I've re-written, added on to and twisted the dialogue and descriptions, so that it's not totally a carbon copy of the original. I hope that I've accomplished that.
Thank you so much to ObsidianEmbrace, for correcting all my errors, giving me advice and still writing such amazing stories, while being a great mom to two young children. I don't know how you do it!! Your brilliance knows no bounds.
As well, thanks to everyone who is still reading my stories, and a special thanks to Kristeh for giving me a good stern talking to, everytime I want to give up!!
9. Something's Rotten in Denmark by Pandora [Reviews - 17] (4768 words)
Sorry for the long wait. I had participated in the Prompt Fest here, and I was struggling with a bout of writers block.
All characters and universe belong to J.K. Rowling.
Many thanks to my beta ObsidianEmbrace, for catching my errors, and always being there to support and encourage me.
Thank you also to my good friend Kristeh, whose support has been unwavering.
Please note, that there are some direct quotes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
10. Ghosts of the Past by Pandora [Reviews - 9] (4412 words)
All characters and universe of course belongs to the esteemed Ms. Rowling!
Thanks ever-so-much to my brilliant beta ObsidianEmbrace for catching my mistakes and give great advice!
And of course, thanks to my good friend Kristen for her support and encouragement.
A special thanks to Ponytail Goddess for her brilliant idea for a plot bunny. I'm sure most have you have guessed by now, but I'll keep it a secret, just in case!!
11. Double Trouble by Pandora [Reviews - 8] (3333 words)
All characters and universe belong of course to J.K. Rowling
Thank you so much Tabitha for finding the time once again to do such a wonderful job betaing and just kicking around ideas with, and writing such wonderful stories too.
Thank you so much too to Kristeh, who continues to encourage and support me.
Sorry for the long delay. Writer's block has reared its ugly head once again. I promise the next chapter will be longer. Thanks for sticking with me.
12. The Man in the Mirror by Pandora [Reviews - 2] (4524 words)
Sorry for the long delay. Real Life bites!
All characters belong to J.K. Rowling.
Thanks ever-so-much to my brilliant beta, ObsidianEmbrace.
Thanks too, to my good friend Kristeh.
They are both briliant authors-go check out their stories! (Slave Child by Kristeh, and A Life More Ordinary by Obsidian Embrace)
13. Slippery and Slimy little creature by Pandora [Reviews - 12] (3960 words)
All characters belong to J.K. Rowling. I also borrowed some lines from the movie, Prisoner of Azkaban.
Sorry for the long wait. RL has been stealing my free time.
Hope that you all had a wonderful holiday.
Thanks so much to my wonderfully talented beta ObsidianEmbrace, and my also very talented good friend Kristeh for their support and encouragement through writer's block and rough times.
14. The End of a Long Journey (Part I) by Pandora [Reviews - 12] (3147 words)
So sorry for the long wait. These past few months have been rough for me. I was ill and my father passed away, but I promise that I will update more frequently.
I am dedicating this chapter to Dream Painter, who has been hounding me to reveal what's in the box! LOL
Thanks so much ObsidianEmbrace for your continued support and encouragement, and for correcting all my mistakes. And many thanks to my dear friend Kristeh for being so supportive and giving me a good kick in the butt to write!
Thanks also to my readers who have stuck with me, despite my slow progress these past few months. Thanks for not abandoning me.
Most importantly though, thanks to J.K. Rowling for sharing her wonderful magical world of Harry Potter with us. I'm just so sad that it's all over though, but at least we still have our wonderful world of fanfiction to keep J.K.'s visions alive.
15. And the Truth Shall Set You Free by Pandora [Reviews - 8] (4623 words)
Sorry for the extremely long wait. RL, work and writer's block are to blame.
Disclaimer: J.K. of course owns the wonderful world of Harry Potter. I am merely borrowing her characters, and the wonderful, magical world that she's created, for my own pleasure.
Thanks so much to ObsidianEmbrace for correcting my mistakes, her suggestions in making my story better, and just for her encouragement and support.
Also, thanks as usual to my good friend Kristeh, who always boosts my confidence with her kind and encouraging words, and helpful suggestions.
To be continued...
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