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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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Harry breaks his wand.


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Harry's diary is turned into a blank book that can talk back, just like Tom Riddle's.


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Riddle's Diary is not planted in Harry's second year. It shows up later in Harry's Hogwarts career, and Harry is the one in possession of it. He can be obsessed with other people's diaries.


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