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Summary: It was the summer of love . . . er, no, not really. Left waiting for the Dursleys, Harry is found by the last person he'd expect to see. Written for the Summer Fic Fest 2015.

Takes Place: 2nd summer Chapters: 23
Snape flavour: Canon Snape Completed: No
Categories: Fic Fests > #18 Summer 2015, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape Genres: Family, Hurt/Comfort
Tags: None Word count: 64764
Main Characters: .Snape and Harry (required) Read: 94607
Rated: K+
Warnings: None
Series: None
Challenges: Bonding Experience, Abandoned
Published: 24 Jul 2015 - Updated: 14 Jun 2017
Awards: Past Featured Story
Story Notes:

Dedicated to the memory of a dear friend, who passed away 2 years ago on 25th July, and who was a prolific collector of Breyer model horses.

 

Table of Contents

1. Chapter 1 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (3942 words) Printer

I've only added Snape and Harry as main characters, and canon Snape as flavour because I have no idea as yet which others will apply.

2. Chapter 2 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (2928 words) Printer

Some sentences in this may be VERY familiar to you - those (aside from the odd tweak ;) ) are not mine.

3. Chapter 3 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (2859 words) Printer

I need to give a huge thank-you to my friend and beta, Emma, who hasn't quailed when bombarded with updates! She's a star ;)

4. Chapter 4 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarstar (3004 words) Printer

Some of the text at the end will be very familiar, as it's taken from the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone (won't tell you where, as that will spoil things ;) ) and is definitely not mine.

5. Chapter 5 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3080 words) Printer

6. Chapter 6 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2636 words) Printer

7. Chapter 7 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2469 words) Printer

This chapter is un-beta'd, because my beta hasn't come back from Burghley Horse Trials yet :P

8. Chapter 8 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2972 words) Printer

9. Chapter 9 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (2732 words) Printer

10. Chapter 10 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarstar (3444 words) Printer

Fair warning - in this chapter, here there be spiders! Well, one, at least and only at the very end. For those (like me) who think the blighters are best off out of sight and out of mind, don't worry - it isn't here for long. For those who (for whatever unfathomable reason) do like spiders - don't get too attached.

11. Chapter 11 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (2948 words) Printer

Important stuff first - TRIGGER WARNING for bullying/violence in the second half of the chapter (so from the break. Nothing to do with Snape, so don't anyone panic!) Harry doesn't get hurt (much . . . I don't think), but the threat/potential is there.

Secondly, I blame my beta for the beginning of the chapter. We were discussing what kind of animal Fudge's patronus might be - just in case it comes up again later - and it went from "something weasel-y" to llamas to . . . well, this. It's very hard to say no to your beta when she's demanding stuff!

12. Chapter 12 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2865 words) Printer

13. Chapter 13 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (1427 words) Printer

14. Chapter 14 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar (3634 words) Printer

15. Chapter 15 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2672 words) Printer

16. Chapter 16 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (2265 words) Printer

*looks at how long it's been since an update, and winces*

Here, have a chapter . . .

17. Chapter 17 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2598 words) Printer

18. Chapter 18 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3159 words) Printer

This was not the chapter I meant to write, but Lucius shoe-horned his way in. Darn Malfoys!

19. Chapter 19 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (3306 words) Printer

For Katy. I hope she'd enjoy this one.

20. Chapter 20 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3133 words) Printer

21. Chapter 21 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (2599 words) Printer

22. Chapter 22 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (1901 words) Printer

Hmm, I believe I said something about the next update being fairly quick. Oops. Blame NaNo - I certainly am! I sort of did this in two parts, so I'm afraid the connecting bit is a bit choppier than I'd like, and I may have lost the thread of 'young' Harry's voice . . .

The beginning bit may seem very familiar - that bit is not mine ;) And I grabbed the pronunciation/meaning bit from various websites/Wiki so it's likely not 100% accurate, but it's probably close enough for the purpose.

The ending of this chapter has been in my head for months, and I argued fiercely with Muse over it for weeks. Alas, she is more stubborn than I. So I'm very, very sorry! *throws chapter and runs for cover*

23. Chapter 23 by Magica Draconia [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2191 words) Printer

Look - this story is not dead! I am not dead! I am so sorry, I never meant to leave everyone with such a cliffhanger. Not certain whether this will help, but it certainly can't hurt . . . right?

To be continued...
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