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Summary: Being sent to stay in a psychiatric ward at St. Mungo’s isn’t exactly the most enjoyable way to spend a summer, so naturally, Harry’s pretty angry when he finds out that’s his destination, regardless of whether or not it might be good for him. Facing a full summer of being cut off from the Order’s plans, Harry’s even taken to envying Snape, because at least Snape knows what is going on. But when Harry arrives at St. Mungo’s and discovers that a fire has changed his destination from the teen ward to the adult ward, everything is turned upside down. Enter his roommate - suicidal, depressed, and none other than Severus Snape. They are both willing to bet that their summer will be a total disaster, and maybe it will be, but even the surest of gamblers are not always right.

Takes Place: 6th summer Chapters: 35
Snape flavour: Depressed Snape Completed: Yes
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Tags: Hospitalization Word count: 109245
Main Characters: .Snape and Harry (required), Dumbledore, Original Character, Remus Read: 102343
Rated: 16+
Warnings: Self harm, Suicide Themes
Series: None
Challenges: None
Published: 14 Feb 2014 - Updated: 03 May 2015
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Story Notes:

So, fun fact #1 - This story has been kicking around in my word processor for three years. And a few months ago - it finally, blissfully fell into place. 

Fun and important fact #2 - My story Prisoners  (if you've read it) was the surprise lovechild of this story and my very first story Days We Learn From. Knew I shouldn't have kept them in the same folder ...

THEREFORE because Prisoners sort of spawned from this one, despite the  fact that the two stories aren't technically related, TSWWM has similar themes and origins. The overall plots are quite different when it comes down to it, though. But be warned - this one is the darker of the two. Way darker. We've got anger issues and suicidal thoughts and actions and bad childhoods and a whole host of other problems, so if you don't want triggers, don't read this. But for all it's darkness, I also like to think it's a little hopeful. Or at least I personally hope the ending will turn out that way. At the moment, the story is about halfway done at eleven chapters. But the difference between now and a few months ago, is I know where it needs to go, and how to get there. I hope that you get something out of it. It's been a serious challenge to write.

=TSWWM

Table of Contents

1. September: The Beginning of an Ending by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarhalf-star (744 words) Printer

2. Summer's Start by Whitetail [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarhalf-star (6310 words) Printer

So, I got pretty experimental with writing style in sections of this story. I had fun! You'll notice the style runs together a lot when the story is in Snape's Point of View. It's going to change a bit, reflecting his mental state. I think it's kind of cool. Hopefully you guys do too.

3. Of Unexpected Visitors by Whitetail [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (3781 words) Printer

4. Silence Kept and Broken by Whitetail [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (3903 words) Printer

5. Maybe by Whitetail [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4648 words) Printer

6. Dumbledore is Dead Meat by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (4003 words) Printer

7. The Greater Good by Whitetail [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2737 words) Printer

8. Snape's Threat by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (6000 words) Printer

9. Paper Cranes by Whitetail [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (5595 words) Printer

10. A Plan for Hogwarts by Whitetail [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (4804 words) Printer

20th April 2014: Hey guys, I won't be able to update today, as I have a final tomorrow. Things have been pretty busy, so next chapter might not be up until next Sunday at the very latest. The chapter will come though. I don't abandon stories, and won't start now. Just a little busy right now. Sorry for the delay!

11. Letters by Whitetail [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (5542 words) Printer

12. Impossible, Yet Wonderful by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (2576 words) Printer

13. Snape the Anarchist by Whitetail [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (3218 words) Printer

May 16th 2014 - Monday I should have an update for you guys. I'll be away for the long weekend so that evening I should be back. Have a nice May long!

14. Cracks by Whitetail [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3825 words) Printer

15. Waking Up by Whitetail [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (2563 words) Printer

16. Daisy's Story by Whitetail [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2697 words) Printer

17. A Cracked Mirror by Whitetail [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3453 words) Printer

18. Rain by Whitetail [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2566 words) Printer

23rd June 2014 - Sorry for being late guys. Summer messes with my schedule, what with relatives visiting and weird work hours. Chapter is on the way in the next day or so.

19. Calling Out by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (1745 words) Printer

20. A Little Bit of Trust by Whitetail [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3158 words) Printer

21. A Proposed Meeting by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (1263 words) Printer

22. Shared Losses by Whitetail [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2882 words) Printer

23. Burning Midnight by Whitetail [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (2113 words) Printer

24. Fight and Flight by Whitetail [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (3348 words) Printer

25. Together, We Fall by Whitetail [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (3280 words) Printer

26. Daggers by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (2855 words) Printer

27. Visitors by Whitetail [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (3719 words) Printer

28. Sleepless Night by Whitetail [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarstar (2763 words) Printer

29. Two Roads by Whitetail [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (2494 words) Printer

30. A Path Decided by Whitetail [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (1528 words) Printer

31. Burial Shrouds by Whitetail [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (2220 words) Printer

32. Lay Down Your Arms by Whitetail [Reviews - 9] starstarstarstarstar (2009 words) Printer

33. A Terrible Example by Whitetail [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarstar (1751 words) Printer

34. Return to Hogwarts by Whitetail [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1403 words) Printer

35. September: A Beginning's End by Whitetail [Reviews - 17] starstarstarstarstar (1749 words) Printer

The End.
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