Potions and Snitches
Snape and Harry Gen Fanfiction Archive

Membership status: Member
My Pet: Toby the Ginger Cat
Penname:
MellarkandArt [Contact] Better be Hufflepuff!
Call me: Art (female) Member since: 09 Jan 2021
Beta?
About me:

Heyo! I'm Art, an nineteen year old fangirl totally and completely obsessed with Harry Potter, Harry Potter fanfiction in particular.

I got the HP book set for Christmas in 2020, and I really did not expect to like it much. But I ended up falling deeply in love. I read the books quickly as I am a fairly fast reader, but I would often set the books aside and start reading fanfiction long before I finished the series. So basically, I spoiled the whole series for myself haha. BUT, I feel like I probably wouldn't have fallen so hard for Harry and Sev gen fic if I had focused solely on canon, as fanfiction convinced me to like Severus before I could really even properly dislike him. So that's okay.

I have always been a sucker for found family, in every fandom I've ever been a part of, and so Potions and Snitches is like a God send for me. In other fandoms I've had to search high and low for the couple of heartwarming family fluff fics, but I joined this site in early January 2021 and I still have so much to read!

I have been writing practically my whole life, but I was one of those writer-who-isn't-writing types. I mostly wrote songs and a few short fanfics. My older works for other fandoms on FFN are quite horrid, and I feel like I've learned a lot about the art as of late. I'm really super excited and proud of what I'm writing now, and I hope that my readers are enjoying my work half as much as I'm enjoying writing it!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to support my stories, you can check out my tumblr under MellarkandArt for story updates and general Potterhead nonsense! I'm also on Ao3 and FFN under the same username, and I'm in the P&S Discord, where my server nickname is Art! [Report This]
Find me:

Stories by MellarkandArt
Harry's first year at Hogwarts is over and now that Severus is his guardian, he'll be going home with the professor for the summer and any previous misunderstandings regarding their relationship are long in the past.

Right?

***

in which Severus and Harry both must confront their own personal demons.

Takes Place: 2nd summer - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Depressed Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Hufflepuff!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 09 Jun 2022 / 08 May 2022
Series: that's the thing about illicit affairs - Challenges: None
It was strange, to say the least, to see it in a child so young, suffering so much.

A child whom Severus and the majority of the wizarding world had thought to be a spoilt prince with a heart beating contemptibly.

Severus hated being wrong.

***

Harry Potter is sorted into Slytherin, which automatically makes his problems Severus' problems. Like, more so than usual. Severus, being the ridiculously responsible professor that he is, has an important discussion with the boy.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Stern Snape
Tags: Addicted!Harry, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Misc > All written in Snape's POV, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Self-harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 May 2022 / 27 May 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Someone has to pick up the pieces of Harry's broken soul. Severus just never expected to be the one to do it.

OR

The one where Harry actually has a friend growing up, and suddenly being a wizard doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11), 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year, 2nd summer, 2nd Year, 3rd summer, 3rd Year, 4th summer, 4th Year, 5th summer, 5th Year, 6th summer - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Depression Recovery
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Bullying, Character Death, Drug use, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Profanity, Rape, Romance/Het, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 7 - Completed: No - Updated: 29 Apr 2022 / 05 Jul 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
“He seems to be under the assumption that since the Dursley’s are no longer his legal guardians, he has nowhere to stay this summer.”

Severus scoffed. “And I suppose an orphanage would be a better option as opposed to myself.”

Albus shrugged casually. “Is he aware that you’re even an option?”

“Well of course he…” Severus trailed off, frowning. “Why wouldn’t he?”

“You’re not his legal guardian,” Albus offered bluntly. “While you have done a lot for him, you are certainly in no way responsible for his welfare.”

Severus glared. “Legally speaking, no, but otherwise of course I am responsible for him! I am the one who took him from that wretched home, the one who has been there through nightmares and medical visits and-“

“My, my, Severus. Could it be that you are jealous?”

***

in which Severus has to address the reality of his relationship with Harry with more than just words.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Hufflepuff!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 29 Mar 2022 / 29 Mar 2022
Series: that's the thing about illicit affairs - Challenges: None
"Twenty some odd children and yet you’re the only one who comes back into the castle with frostbite.”

Harry sighed. So they were back on that.

“Look on the bright side. At least I came back at all.”

Professor Snape scowled. “You are not nearly as humorous as you believe yourself to be.”

OR

It's the winter holidays, and Harry just wants to play with his new friends in the snow. If only Professor Snape didn't have to be such a fuddy-duddy about it.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Loving Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Hufflepuff!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Fic Fests > Winter fest 2021, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Neglect
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Jan 2022 / 14 Jan 2022
Series: that's the thing about illicit affairs - Challenges: None
“Do you like it?” Severus asked, feigning nonchalance. “I know it’s not the same color, but they were all out of brown…”

“Are you sure they were out of brown or are you just incapable of buying something in a color other than black?”

It was still a touchy subject, then.

OR

Severus may have kind of, sort of, inadvertently yet possibly purposely murdered Harry's teddy bear. So he does what any decent Potions Professor/Psycho Guardian Angel would do and replaces it, obviously. Whether or not it's enough for Harry to forgive him remains to be seen.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Hufflepuff!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Sexual Abuse
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 12 Dec 2021 / 12 Dec 2021
Series: that's the thing about illicit affairs - Challenges: None
Harry just wants his mum and dad. Snape just wants to keep him alive.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Kind Snape
Tags: Addicted!Harry
Categories: Fic Fests > Winter fest 2021, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Suicide Themes
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 Nov 2021 / 27 Nov 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
Neglect can be one of the most painful forms of abuse, being ignored by your guardians when all you want is love hurts. No one seems to care if Harry lives or dies so he spends a lot of time wandering around Little Whinging on his own. His friendly neighbor seems to think that this is dangerous. If only someone paid enough attention to Harry to tell him that his neighbor is a little too friendly...

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11), 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Hufflepuff!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Profanity, Rape, Sexual Abuse
Chapters: 12 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 21 Nov 2021 / 20 Jul 2021
Series: that's the thing about illicit affairs - Challenges: None
“I only want to talk.”

“You’re a middle-aged man who just wants to talk,” he makes air quotes with his fingers to emphasize his words, “to a kid. That’s not weird or creepy at all.”

Severus blows out a heavy breath. “Fine. What if I buy you breakfast somewhere? You seem like you could use a meal.”

“Are you trying to bribe me?”

“Call it a deal. You eat, I speak, you listen. Perhaps you’ll even speak as well and I will listen. Sound fair?”

Harry hesitates. “Sounds like a trap to me, but… whatever.”

OR

In which a homeless Harry Potter reads his Hogwarts acceptance letter while sitting in a sticky booth at a McDonald’s in London.

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts - Snape flavour: Kind Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 31 Oct 2021 / 31 Oct 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
Severus was just trying to examine Harry's wound from the blood quill. There was not supposed to be anything else hidden underneath his sleeves.

Takes Place: 5th Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Addicted!Harry, Injured!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Self-harm
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 04 Sep 2021 / 04 Sep 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None

Disclaimer Charm: Harry Potter and all related works including movie stills belong to J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, Warner Bros, and Bloomsbury. Used without permission. No copyright infringement is intended. No money is being made off of this site. All fanfiction and fanart are the property of the individual writers and artists represented on this site and do not represent the views and opinions of the Webmistress.

Powered by eFiction 3.3