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Re: the only good thing Petunia did for Harry (was a challenge or prompt here) 

Petunia taught Harry how to sew / mend clothes with needle and thread, and made him do cloth repair jobs round the house. 

When Harry's uniform rips, he realises that some cloth tears cannot be mended with magic, and he is scared to throw his uniform into the separate 'needs repairs' hamper cause he's afraid of repercussions. It happens in 1st  year since he doesn't know about the house-elves yet. 

Ergo, he asks Hermione to ask her parents to send needle and thread / he wishes for needle and thread for Christmas. Or better yet, instead of a 50 p piece, Petunia sends him a small spool of thread and a needle.

Fast forward, Harry now has a reputation and a small business as person who mends clothes better than the house-elves / being able to do it where the house-elves can't.

The only way Snape can show his support is anonymously sending Harry his orders, and sending Harry books about magically enhanced sewing... 


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There is truth to the "voodoo dolls" [I know the term is problematic] cliche in the wizarding world. It is actually real / applicable, and only Snape knew about that (cue Prince Family Secrets, etc.)

It's the reason why Voldemort only came back many years later, with no nose and not so powerful, while Harry's survival is, in large part, because Snape keeps pouring some low-level luck potion and health potions over Harry's doll.


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Severus, in an effort to bring Harry happiness, goes out celebrating carnival with him by accompanying him to and collecting sweets for him at a carnival procession.

I want it cause where I am, carnivals are the quintessential of what Sev is not - it's loud, it's colorful, and it's so overladen with sweets that your teeth rot away from just looking at them, and some music played is definitely too adult for the about 50% majority that are the kids hopping around where I celebrate. But Sev indulges Harry because he believes Harry will like it.

And I want little Harry in the cutest costume imaginable while Sev's usual clothing is costume-worthy 😂😂

The title is because in German, carnival-lovers are called jesters/fools.


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Out of necessity, Severus has become a genius at creating potent magically enhanced soups potions from kitchen waste (fruit or veggie peels, animal bones, scraps of herbs etc.). 

When he finds out about Harry's abuse, and is being actively stopped from intervening, he does the only thing he can think of: he makes Harry copy all the recipes in detention, and makes him read "foraging the forest" and "what is safe to eat"-type survival books. 

Maybe part of the teachings is also a [magical method, i.e. potion or spell] that can make most things consumable by removing the toxins from it as long as it hasn't totally fallen to decay. 

It's the reason why the trio didn't starve to death on the run, and they were not reported to have gotten sick. 

It also comes back to Severus by saving his life through one of those "potions", and/or through the detoxifying spell which Harry uses on him in desperation.


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"Black market today, illicit potions tomorrow? What's next, Severus? He'll be the leader of a crime syndicate by the time Harry goes to school!" - OutriderIvyHill


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The abuse at the Dursley's was worse than Harry remembers. After every severe incident, Dumbledore came to wipe child Harry's memory. But memory charms are not infallible. Especially not repeated, frequent ones over many years. Harry is now experiencing strange symptoms, maybe they are flashbacks? PTSD responses? But Harry can not fully remember, and the vague memories and reactions of his body are making his life very difficult. He is anxious, terrified, angry, all jumbled up, and he has difficulty with his schoolwork and other things. And he doesn't know why. He was told it is all a side effect of his scar, but he isn't sure.


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After the 4th task ministry officials and the other mentors gang up on Harry. They do not believe that he is telling the truth and demand Veritaserum. Who else to administer it than Snape? He can clearly see that Harry is terrified, injured, and is in fact telling the truth. As they force Harry into the chair to pour the serum down his throat will he let his feelings go and help the boy, stand aside and watch, or use the opportunity to weasel out more "truths?"


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Takes place during Umbridge's rein of Hogwarts. Harry is in trouble but can't directly communicate his problem because Umbridge and/or ministry officials are there. When Snape gets involved Harry keeps addressing him as "Sir?" clueing him in to the fact that something isn't right. This time he takes appropriate action.


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How does that change Snape's character? Her (I assume) / their attitude to Harry?

This can go SO MANY DIRECTIONS...

Fem!Snape thought she had a stillbirth but her child is Harry!!?? 

Or... What if, until Lily's death (perhaps even later than in canon?), Snape has been the loving aunt (because I also do love myself a good friendship between Snape and Lily) and Snape now has to take Lily's child?

How does a mother-son / mother-daughter / mother-child-relationship differ from a father to his child's?


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Trigger warning for medical / upsetting content:

Severus becomes a live organ donor to Harry... something something Severitus. 

Why? How? Is this in a magical or Muggle setting? How do the two get along and learn to cope?

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Trigger warning potential major character death:

Of course, were you to go down the Major Character Death / the majority of organ donation route, feel free to. I didn't say anything.


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