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Summary: Christmas Eve 1997. All is not well.
Harry Potter's successful capture by Nagini in Godric's Hollow prompts some divine intervention and leads to astonishing revelations.

One of quite a few Harry Potter fanfics inspired by Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol".

Rated: 16+
Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Torture, Violence
Series: None
Challenges: None
Published: 24 Dec 2022 - Updated: 08 Jan 2023
Story Notes:
Hello everyone!

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!
Table of Contents

1. Prologue by SerenaEW [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (362 words) Printer

I'm still writing on this, but I wanted to put up the Prologue today so that I can safely say that I started publishing it this Christmas haha :D

Bingo Prompts:
Card 2: O3: Fighting
Card 4: O5: I will only slow you down
Card 6: G5: lured into a trap

2. For Auld Lang Syne by SerenaEW [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1599 words) Printer

Card 1: G1: Watched
Card 5: G1: Wand to the throat
Card 9 (JA's Card 2): B2: "Outside forces are at play here" - not limited to this chapter

And no. The fact that Auld Lang Syne is sung as a New Year's song has had no bearing whatsoever on me deciding to post this now. None whatsoever.

Happy New Year, everyone!

3. The Ghost of Christmas Past by SerenaEW [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2690 words) Printer

P&S Bingo:
Card 1: O1: Manhandling; G5: Ear ringing
Card 5: G4: Backhand slap
Card 6: G1: Unhealthy coping mechanism; O2: Dissociation
Card 10: O5: Confronting uncomfortable truths
Card 11: B1: PTSD; O2: "The similarities are too hard to keep ignoring"

This chapter is... Intense. Potential triggers here are especially child abuse and implied dissociation.

Brace yourself.

To be continued...
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