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Summary: Following the death of Sirius, Harry isn't sure what to make of the sudden appearance of a six-year-old boy. The pair form a bond, unaware they're half-brothers, and Harry decides to take the boy to Hogwarts and hide him there. To aide the boy's education, Harry anonymously exchanges letters with Snape.

A story of a how a young boy becomes a father-figure to another while their own father is oblivious of their biological existence. But can sixteen-year-old Harry give what he himself has not gained? Can he 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?

Rated: K+
Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Neglect, Violence
Series: None
Challenges: None
Published: 04 Mar 2011 - Updated: 06 Oct 2013
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Thanks to JAworley for the banner. I love it and it's perfect! 

For those of you who are waiting on updates for my other stories: I have not abandoned them, but am having computer problems and cannot access them! I am working on getting them back and shall update every one of them as soon as I do.
As for this fic, I cannot stop writing simply because I lack the ones I want...therefore I thought I'd share this with you for the time being and will continue it when I get my others back as well. Enjoy!
I also had a better summary for this fic which will probably be changing this one once I gain access to my other stuff.

For a video promo of this fic, please go here: http://youtu.be/y9ZpfwAjtls  

Table of Contents

1. Curious Interruption by watercrystals [Reviews - 42] starstarstarstarhalf-star (6061 words) Printer

2. The Train to Hogwarts by watercrystals [Reviews - 22] starstarstarstarstar (5734 words) Printer

Wow, thanks to all of my reviewers! I had intended to update little earlier but had a unexpected distraction. No matter, here is the next chapter so enjoy!

3. A Plan Undone by watercrystals [Reviews - 20] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4778 words) Printer

I would have updated this yesterday but it was my 21st birthday and I didn't have time before my party.
Anyway, here it is, enjoy!

Also you may notice the switching to refering Severus Snape as either "Snape" or "Severus". This is intentional. When it's "Snape" than it's mostly Harry's POV, whereas when it's "Severus" than it's the POV of the man himself. I hope this isn't too confusing, it's just something I'm trying out with the POVs in which are useful to this fic.

4. The Existence of Advantage by watercrystals [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (4648 words) Printer

Some have been wondering on the S.J.E, in here it shall be answered. Also a little more of Snape's perception will be added from this chapter forward, just as planned.

Also, I feel I should add a disclaimer on certain aspects. This fic is being partially guided by the 6th book, however 90% of it all will be modified or erased (it's mostly used for classes and general events). If you haven't read the 6th book recently than you're unlikely to even noticed unless you've got every word memorized :P. I just thought I should let you know that every now and again there will be parts that are nearly exactly quoted from J.K's work, which obviously I do not own.

5. Theoretical Solution by watercrystals [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (4941 words) Printer

Thanks to "peach" for the chapter title assisance. "Solution" is far less common/repetative than "plan".

6. Exceeding Expectations by watercrystals [Reviews - 24] starstarstarstarstar (3730 words) Printer

7. Who is Mildred Merrengold? by watercrystals [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (3840 words) Printer

8. Gryffindors and Slytherins - part 1 by watercrystals [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (3552 words) Printer

This was originally meant to be only half of a chapter, but I was unable to sumbit it all as one, therefore I was advised to split the chapter into two parts, which is why this one is a little shorter than I intended.

Several sections of the content in this chapter belongs to J.K Rowling's other book "Tales of Beedle the Bard". I do not own such material, obviously Also thanks to Victory-Starr for help with how to get the banner on here. And thanks to JAworley for the actual banner, it's perfect and exactly how I pictured Toby. Check it out!

9. Gryffindors and Slytherins - part 2 by watercrystals [Reviews - 18] starstarstarstarstar (4527 words) Printer

Several sections of the content in this chapter belongs to J.K Rowling's other book "Tales of Beedle the Bard". I do not own such material, obviously.

This chapter contains some violence.

10. Not all Days are Great by watercrystals [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4858 words) Printer

11. Approaching Festivity by watercrystals [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (5021 words) Printer

12. The Spreading of Suspicion by watercrystals [Reviews - 47] starstarstarstarstar (4579 words) Printer

13. An Ultimate Change by watercrystals [Reviews - 17] starstarstarstarstar (4575 words) Printer

Wow, thanks to all of my reviewers!

14. December Snow – part 1 by watercrystals [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2353 words) Printer

15. December Snow - part 2 by watercrystals [Reviews - 21] starstarstarstarstar (4632 words) Printer

16. December Snow - part 3 by watercrystals [Reviews - 23] starstarstarstarstar (4747 words) Printer

17. Knowledgeable Discussions by watercrystals [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (4261 words) Printer

18. The Absence of Hatred by watercrystals [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4607 words) Printer

19. The Simplicity of Lies by watercrystals [Reviews - 15] starstarstarstarstar (4433 words) Printer

20. Possibilities by watercrystals [Reviews - 21] starstarstarstarhalf-star (4393 words) Printer

21. The Agreement by watercrystals [Reviews - 24] starstarstarstarstar (4611 words) Printer

Thanks to my reviewers for the motivation, it's helping!

22. Reconciliations by watercrystals [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (4757 words) Printer

I was in a bit of a runt lately with the chapter I'm currently writing, I was stuck halfway through nothing seemed to fit for the scene to progress. After two weeks or so of it, I would like to thank my little sister "frozenfire" for helping me kickstart the writing of this fic again! Which of course, also wouldn't have happened without my lovel reviewers!

23. Resolutions and a Misadventure by watercrystals [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (4715 words) Printer

24. Quidditch and Kreacher by watercrystals [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (4006 words) Printer

25. Harry’s Resourcefulness by watercrystals [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (5731 words) Printer

26. Unwelcome Distractions by watercrystals [Reviews - 20] starstarstarstarstar (5126 words) Printer

27. Advice and Farewells by watercrystals [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarhalf-star (5672 words) Printer

For those interested, this is exactly what Toby looks like:

28. Instincts by watercrystals [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (5356 words) Printer

SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read the Deathly Hallows book nor seen both of the final films, I strongly advise you not to proceed.

29. The Battles We Fight by watercrystals [Reviews - 18] starstarstarstarstar (4277 words) Printer

The lyrics used in this fic are to show Snape's POV for the scenes he's not in. Remember, they have little connection to the actual scene and are merely to give insight to his mind and such without showing him at those times. I have modified them a tiny bit, however I do not own the song "Boulevard of broken dreams" by Green Day.

SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read the Deathly Hallows book nor seen both of the final films, I STRONGLY advise you not to proceed.

30. Draco's Redemption by watercrystals [Reviews - 24] starstarstarstarstar (5659 words) Printer

SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read the Deathly Hallows book nor seen both of the final films, I STRONGLY advise you not to proceed.

This is a very foreshadowing and important chapter in this story, as it sets this fic on a change of course, bringing the story forward a step.

31. As the Father Sleeps by watercrystals [Reviews - 28] starstarstarstarstar (5386 words) Printer

32. Hello, Father by watercrystals [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (8392 words) Printer

33. Many Things Come to an End by watercrystals [Reviews - 37] starstarstarstarstar (10519 words) Printer


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