This is for my amazing friends.
Mothboss, you sounded excited at the prospect of a Christmas Carol Severitus adaptation of mine, so here it is! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend!
Amelia, thank you for listening to me rant and rave about my experiments, and just about life in general!
Thank you, Renee, for your massive help, and for being there for me all the time!
I'm so, so honoured to have you!
This idea has been stewing in my head for more than a year now. I wanted to write this story to sort-of honour my roots because I started my journey as a fanfic reader and writer with (platonic) Mentor!Snape and Biodad!Snape stories - actually, one of the first works on I read here on Potions and Snitches is inspired by A Christmas Carol, and my very first ideas had Biodad!Snape plot elements.
The story idea started off as a response to the Slither Back challenge here on P&S, and has since evolved into... This.
The Bingo Fic Fest is providing the perfect opportunity for me to write this fic and, well, kill a few birds with one stone. I will add the bingo prompts to the chapters as I go.
The story turned out quite a lot darker than I thought - but don't worry. I will move heaven and earth to get to the fluff in the end.
As usual, anything recognisable belongs to JKR, or Dickens, and the publishers.
I hope y'all enjoy! Merry Festive Season, wherever you are!