Harry met Holly when she was two - abandoned in the park by her mother. Unable to leave her alone, he stayed behind to keep her safe. Over the years, they became as inseparable as brother and sister.
When Harry found out he was a wizard, he was happy to find that Holly was a witch too, and one day, she would enter his new world with him.
Finding out he was a father to a nine-year-old girl, Severus Snape didn't hesitate to bring her home. His daughter belonged by his side, after all. Finding his daughter preferred Harry Potter over him was a travesty the Potions Master was not going to tolerate.
Somehow, Severus had to make his daughter see Harry Potter as he did - worthless, useless, hopeless.
|Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year
|Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Bully Snape, Comforting Snape, Controlling Snape, Kind Snape, Mean Snape, Stern Snape
|Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
||Genres: Angst, Family, Hurt/Comfort
|Tags: Abuse Recovery, Alternate Universe
||Word count: 191208
|Main Characters: .Snape and Harry (required), Draco, Eileen Prince, Hermione, Lucius, Narcissa, Original Character, Ron
10 Aug 2021 - Updated:
03 Nov 2022
1. Up the Garden Path by Lady Connor [Reviews - 9] (10051 words)
2. Clutching At Straws by Lady Connor [Reviews - 5] (10662 words)
Thank you JAWorley for calling my bluff. If JA hadn't posted her updates I would have delayed posting out my latest chapter. Well played, JA. Well Played!
3. Pushing Up Daisies by Lady Connor [Reviews - 6] (13203 words)
4. A Tumbleweed Moment by Lady Connor [Reviews - 6] (8467 words)
This is where the story will really begin to kick off folks. I feel like the first three chapters were just exposition and thank you all for putting up with it. The scene is set and now it's time to really explore the relationship between all my characters. I hope you all enjoy this chapter.
5. That Old Chestnut by Lady Connor [Reviews - 4] (7902 words)
An early birthday chapter for one of my fave authors, JAWorley. I hadn't intended to post two chapters so close together, so everyone needs to thank JA and please send her many birthday wishes via reviews
6. Grasp The Nettle by Lady Connor [Reviews - 8] (7376 words)
JA didn't even need to cajole this chapter from me ... at least on this occasion
7. Olive Branch by Lady Connor [Reviews - 1] (7120 words)
8. Leave the Field Open by Lady Connor [Reviews - 2] (11157 words)
Holly can so easily wrap those Malfoy's around her fingers if she so chose. Never underestimate the power of a child. You can ask my bratty niece who smiled sweetly at me and ended up walking away with my sketchbook. I'm sure it'll come back to me with various unicorns she's trying to draw on whatever blank page she's got left in that book.
I've recently got into art, whereas my previous attempts could barely manage a recognisable stick figure, after some perseverance I've managed to draw some pretty recognisable "art".
Thank you to those who have continued to read and review my story. Every word means so much.
Anyone who's waiting for Snape and Holly to suddenly get along will have to remain patient for a little while longer. Those two have some issues to work through first.
Harry and Holly are intensely loyal to each and Snape, despite his newfound enthusiasm for fatherhood, has much to answer for in Holly's eyes and hopefully, soon my dear readers will see why.
Don't worry though - they won't be like that forever.
Maybe Snape will even make some *gasp* dad jokes.
Please send me some good ones.
9. Like a Bump on a Log by Lady Connor [Reviews - 0] (13830 words)
10. Lose Your Gourd by Lady Connor [Reviews - 6] (10405 words)
11. Muck and Nettles by Lady Connor [Reviews - 4] (11323 words)
12. Easy as Falling off a Log by Lady Connor [Reviews - 5] (13401 words)
13. Watch Grass Grow by Lady Connor [Reviews - 3] (11769 words)
AN: I know I've been slow with updates with RL doesn't care that I want to finish this story. I will try to keep posts consistent but also don't be surprised at delays.
I know everyone is waiting for a reunion between Holly and Harry, or you're waiting for Snape to realise that Harry is Holly's childhood brother. Also, of course, you're all waiting for our dear Potions Master to reconcile with his darling daughter. Just be patient for a little longer because these things are on the horizon, not too far off. Just not in the next two or three chapters.
When I first started writing this story I didn't expect to switch POVs between so many characters but they all want their voices heard.
As for Draco's foot-in-mouth condition, believe me, I don't plan those incidents. Draco's just like that. Will he learn though? Stay tuned to find out.
14. Garden Variety by Lady Connor [Reviews - 2] (14694 words)
15. Never a Rose without the Prick by Lady Connor [Reviews - 3] (19683 words)
Before anyone reads this next nice, long chapter, I would like to add a brief comment about the conversation that will come up regarding the exchange rate.
JK has already admitted that she is bad at maths – and to be fair, I’m no great shake at it either; however, I have plans to use my version of the pound sterling to galleon exchange rate.
I’ve probably made It more complicated for myself than I need to, and I’ll admit that’s quite normal for me, lol.
My exchange of £69.13 to G1 is based on the weight of a pound coin in 1995 multiplied by the price of gold in the same. No one has to agree to it, but it’s the one I’ll be using.
16. Nip it in the Bud by Lady Connor [Reviews - 3] (11525 words)
Hello all. I’m glad to see you’ve all enjoyed Harry and Holly’s reunion and that it’s lived up to expectation.
Now, of course, we’ll get to see Snape’s reaction. Hope it too lives up to expectation.
Oh, and that little excerpt comes straight from the Order of the Phoenix . It doesn’t belong to me but I hope you enjoyed my little twist on it.
17. Turf War by Lady Connor [Reviews - 3] (8640 words)
To be continued...
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