In which a young, grieving Severus Snape fends off Death Eaters and his own personal demons to get Harry Potter to safety, the cold Halloween night that his entire world fell apart.
|Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11)
|Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Depressed Snape, Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
|Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
||Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Drama, Fluff, General, Hurt/Comfort, Tragedy
|Tags: Alternate Universe, Baby fic, Child fic, Deaged!Harry, Injured!Harry, Kidnapped!Harry
||Word count: 8010
|Main Characters: .Snape and Harry (required), Dumbledore, Hagrid, James, Lily
05 May 2017 - Updated:
14 Feb 2018
Author's Note: I must give credit where credit is due. I had never really thought to try my hand with a short story of this nature until I came across a most interesting picture on DeviantArt. It's a Godric's Hollow-based AU called "Harry Potter: The Beginning", and it features Snape in full Death Eater regalia, clutching a blanket full of baby Harry protectively against his chest as they hide across the street from the Potters' home, where more Death Eaters are prowling the property. I encourage everyone to hop on over to the site and have a look. The artist's name is kissyushka, and her work is rather something to behold. I fell so in love with the scene that it's now the background to my desktop! So yeah. That was my inspiration for what you'll read here, and I hope you'll feel as strongly about my fic as I did kissyushka's piece of art. Cheers :)
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