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A letter from home sends Harry down a path he'd never have walked on his own. A sixth year fic, this story follows Order of the Phoenix and disregards any canon events that occur after Book 5. Spoilers for the first five books. Have fun!

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Neglect, Self-harm, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 96 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Sep 2007 / 28 Feb 2007
Series: A Year Like None Other - Challenges: None
Sequel to The Choices We Made.

With Voldemort dead and Harry's cancer settling life should be returning to normal for Harry and Snape but things aren't always as they seem. Instead they find themselves challenged in new ways. When dangerous events start after Harry's return to Hogwarts can Snape figure out what's going on before they're torn apart again? HPSS mentor Healing/Coping

Takes Place: 7th summer, 7th Year - Snape flavour: Snape Comforts, Snape is Depressed, Snape is Desperate, Snape is Kind, Snape is Loving, Out of Character Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Snape is Secretive
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Hospitalization, Injured!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Out of Character, Romance/Het
Chapters: 84 - Completed: No - Updated: 30 Sep 2023 / 15 Nov 2020
Series: Choices We Made Universe - Challenges: None
*COMPLETE* What if you could change your biggest regret? After a devastating event occurs, Snape from an alternate reality is given that chance, but ends up in the canon universe. Will he be able to gain back what he's lost while helping to save the wizarding world at the same time? AU post-OOTP, adopt/mentor, Sick!Harry,

Takes Place: 5th Year, 6th summer, 6th Year - Snape flavour: Snape Comforts, Snape is Kind, Out of Character Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Snape is Secretive
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Hospitalization, Injured!Harry, Kidnapped!Harry, Kidnapped!Snape, Physical Impairment, Snape-meets-Dursleys, Time Travel
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Out of Character
Chapters: 75 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 22 Oct 2020 / 06 Jun 2020
Series: Choices We Made Universe - Challenges: None
Dudley and Harry flee Vernon - to Severus. A different Tom Riddle, Petunia is good. Lucius and Draco are helpful. Albus is a bit misguided. The twins are only a year older than Harry, so I can make them non-Gryffindor.

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Profanity
Chapters: 137 - Completed: No - Updated: 28 Sep 2014 / 28 Jun 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None

It's year six and Harry struggles with the visions he's inherited from Voldemort. Dumbledore is reaching the end of his time and needs to ensure someone will take care of Harry after the headmaster is gone. An incident in the Forbidden Forest where Snape must care for an injured Harry without using magic sets in motion far reaching changes in their lives and in the magical world.

Alternative Year Six story written originally from 2004-2005 under the username GreenGecko. Canonical (as much as possible) through OotP.

This is the 5th edition.



Takes Place: 6th Year, 7th summer, 7th Year, 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Animagus!Harry, Injured!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Panic attack, Profanity, Rape, Romance/Het, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 73 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 17 May 2024 / 25 Oct 2023
Series: None - Challenges: None
A new year means new perils and friendships for Harry, as he faces the Triwizard Tournament, a vengeful Dark Lord's return, and must try and master the secrets of Prince Manor. Can his family and friends help him succeed? Sequel to Heir to Prince Manor!

Takes Place: 4th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Vampires
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Physical Punishment Spanking, Profanity, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 79 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 16 Dec 2011 / 20 May 2009
Series: Prince Manor - Challenges: None
Taking place directly after the Battle of Hogwarts, Harry is trying to deal with his trauma from the course of the events of the war and struggles to confront it, along with trying to manage his grief. Snape survived but disappeared in shame and remorse after the battle. Harry finds him, and they both discover that they have more in common now more than ever - Both are struggling with their sense of self and purpose. But stray Death Eaters from the battle are re-grouping for a final stand to take out the great Harry Potter, and their traitor, and Harry and Snape must put aside their differences to end the fight once and for all, whilst dealing with Snapes' illness along the way. Explores darker themes of grief, self-blame, PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideation.

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Snape Comforts, Snape is Depressed, Snape is Desperate, Snape is Stern
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Depression Recovery, Injured!Snape
Categories: Misc > No category on the site fits
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Eating Disorder, Panic attack, Self-harm, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 65 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 02 Sep 2023 / 01 Feb 2023
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry receives a very special gift on his 16th birthday that leads him to the help he needs...Snape is finding respite from his growing pressures and discovers one in need of help. Despite himself, he finds he CAN grow close to another living being. Only..."everything would've been so much simpler if it'd actually been a cat"...

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Creature!fic, Kidnapped, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 51 - Completed: No - Updated: 23 Dec 2010 / 09 Dec 2007
Series: None - Challenges: None
At Lily's request, Albus Dumbledore has kept a secret from Severus Snape for 17 years. When Dumbledore learns that this secret plays a vital role in the war, however, it is Snape who is left to deal with the consequences. As Harry's true parentage is revealed, both his and Snape's futures become uncertain. The two must learn to work together in order to survive. PreHBP.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 58 - Completed: No - Updated: 11 Oct 2015 / 28 Jun 2005
Series: None - Challenges: None
Severus Snape is a complicated man, but when it comes to protecting Harry Potter's life, there is nothing more simple than succeeding. When Severus finds himself caring for the boy after an attack, how will their relationship change? Snape-Harry mentor fic.

Takes Place: 6th summer, 6th Year, 7th summer - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape Comforts, Snape is Kind, Snape is Loving, Out of Character Snape, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Adoption, Animagus!Snape, Kidnapped, Pregnancy, Sibling Addition, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Neglect, Out of Character, Profanity, Rape, Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Self-harm, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 62 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 10 Feb 2016 / 24 Jun 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None
(UPDATED: APR 02 2011) Snape wakes up from a coma to a new world in which Voldemort is dead and gone, defeated by Harry Potter. Deciding he has nothing more to live for, he tries to end his life, but things don't quite work out the way he planned. Harry gets pulled in by Dumbledore to assist with Snape's...little dilemma.

Takes Place: 8 - Pre Epilogue (adult Harry) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Baby fic, Deaging, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Reverse Roles > Parental Harry
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Physical Punishment Spanking, Neglect, Romance/Het
Chapters: 47 - Completed: No - Updated: 21 Aug 2010 / 11 Sep 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None
When Harry finds an injured Snape on his doorstep and must hide him from the Dursleys, he has no idea that this very, very bad day will be the start of something good.

Harry and Snape are thrown together by annoying relatives, a series of strange dreams, and Voldemort's latest hunt for Harry, but their greatest challenge may well be surviving each other. This will be a long summer unless the two can find a way to work together. A slow-burn enemy-to-mentor story.

Alternate 6th summer (and part of the school year): post-OotP; ignores HBP and DH.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Injured!Harry, Injured!Snape, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Violence
Chapters: 61 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 08 Mar 2021 / 30 Apr 2007
Series: None - Challenges: Battered Snape for Breakfast
Harry met Holly when she was two - abandoned in the park by her mother. Unable to leave her alone, he stayed behind to keep her safe. Over the years, they became as inseparable as brother and sister.
When Harry found out he was a wizard, he was happy to find that Holly was a witch too, and one day, she would enter his new world with him.

Finding out he was a father to a nine-year-old girl, Severus Snape didn't hesitate to bring her home. His daughter belonged by his side, after all. Finding his daughter preferred Harry Potter over him was a travesty the Potions Master was not going to tolerate.

Somehow, Severus had to make his daughter see Harry Potter as he did - worthless, useless, hopeless.

Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year - Snape flavour: Snape is Angry, Snape's a Bully, Snape Comforts, Snape is Controlling, Snape is Kind, Snape is Mean, Snape is Stern
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Alternate Universe
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Emotional Abuse, Neglect
Chapters: 33 - Completed: No - Updated: 01 Jun 2024 / 10 Aug 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
Terror and destruction seemed inevitable after Voldemort finally revealed himself to the Wizarding World, but at Hogwarts, Harry lives a disturbingly unchanged life. He exists in parallel to the people around him, and as time passes the line between friend and foe stretches into a complex gradient, difficult to decipher. Seeking desperately to become the hero the Order needs, it becomes more and more clear to him how dangerous that prospect is.

But, in a life fraught with crisis and tragedy, what's just a little more?

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Snape's a Bully, Snape is Kind, Snape is Secretive, Snape is Stern
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Bullying, Character Death, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 18 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 02 Dec 2020 / 14 Dec 2019
Series: Makes the Wind - Challenges: None

When Harry blows up Aunt Marge, Dumbledore decides he can't be left to his own devices in Diagon Alley for the whole of August and sends him to stay with the only person available - one highly displeased Severus Snape. Harry, for his part, doesn't think this summer could get any worse. After all, what could be more unpleasant than living with Professor Snape?

Finding out that Draco Malfoy is also staying at Spinner’s End, of course.

None of them know how they'll survive a month in each others' company, but they might just come out the other side with something they all need the most: a family.



Takes Place: 3rd summer, 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape is Cranky
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Sibling Addition
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Bullying, Panic attack, Profanity
Chapters: 45 - Completed: No - Updated: 14 Apr 2024 / 29 Mar 2024
Series: None - Challenges: None
A near tragedy and a shocking discovery lead two bitter enemies to much soul searching and eventual acceptance of each other. Much angst along the way though. Some Ginny and Harry.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Character Death, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 43 - Completed: No - Updated: 01 Aug 2010 / 14 Jan 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None
Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry safe, but his relatives are expendable. Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry looking like his adoptive father, but it's wearing off. Blood is a bond, but so is the memory of hate -- or love.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Slytherin!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape > Severitus Challenge
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Drug use, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 84 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Jan 2010 / 14 Dec 2009
Series: Blood Magic Universe - Challenges: None
Sequel to Broken Wings! Harry & Severus quest for the remaining Horcruxes. Can they fulfill the prophecy of Two Hawks Hunting and destroy Voldemort forever? AU, pre-HBP, HBP/DH noncompliant! No slash, mentor/guardian fic!

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Creature!fic, Kidnapped
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Profanity, Romance/Het, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 63 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 03 May 2010 / 22 May 2009
Series: Broken Wings - Challenges: None
Detention turns into disaster as Snape, Hermione, Draco, Harry and Ron are tossed 96 years into their past. Canon up to PoA, AU after. Enemies become friends united in a quest to return home. Harry discovers family in the most unlikely of wizards.

Takes Place: 2nd summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Time Travel
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: None
Chapters: 91 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 31 Mar 2011 / 31 Mar 2011
Series: None - Challenges: None
A few familiar faces return from the dead...as children! Severus, Sirius, and Lily get a second chance to live their lives over again. What things will change, and what will stay the same? With Harry as Sev's guardian, Remus as Sirius', and Lily gets a surprise new family.

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Deaging
Categories: Reverse Roles > Parental Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: Physical Punishment Spanking, Romance/Het
Chapters: 61 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 Apr 2013 / 04 Aug 2011
Series: None - Challenges: Second Chances
Sequel to "Harry's First Detention" - read that first, please!

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Physical Punishment Spanking
Chapters: 64 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 21 Nov 2009 / 24 Sep 2008
Series: Harry's First Detention - Challenges: None
Sequel to Common Ground. After Halloween, Snape and Harry begin to bond even more as they discover some common interests. But will it stand the test of time... and can Sev protect Harry from the evil that stalks him? AU, Sev and Harry mentor/guardian story

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Kidnapped
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Physical Punishment Spanking, Neglect, Profanity
Chapters: 50 - Completed: No - Updated: 27 Apr 2013 / 18 Oct 2010
Series: Something In Common - Challenges: None
In a story that spans two decades, Lily and Severus look for a way to control the powers of the Dark Mark after Lily's life is threatened by Eileen Prince. Seventeen years later, Harry realized he has no idea who he is. SS/LE H/G RL/NT

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Profanity, Romance/Het, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 55 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Apr 2008 / 18 Nov 2007
Series: Lily's Charm - Challenges: None
A duel with Draco leads to drastic and permanent consequences for both Harry and Severus.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe
Categories: Master Snape > Slave Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Self-harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 79 - Completed: No - Updated: 17 Nov 2011 / 27 Jan 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None
The summer Harry turns eighteen he sleeps alone in a shed at the Burrow. Will he be fit to return to Hogwarts for a seventh year of education? What does a last year at Hogwarts have to offer in the aftermaths of Voldemort’s demise? And how will Harry cope with the Headmaster in office?

Takes Place: 7th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Romance/Het, Romance/Slash, Self-harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 47 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 24 Nov 2015 / 11 Nov 2014
Series: Spiral - Challenges: None
REWRITE Harry has come back to Hogwarts for his second year and something is...off. Harry has tried as hard as he can to keep everything secret and hidden, but people who are watching him know something is wrong. Warning: Mentions of Abuse

Takes Place: 2nd Year - Snape flavour: Snape Comforts, Snape is Kind, Snape is Loving
Tags: Abuse Recovery
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Sexual Abuse
Chapters: 32 - Completed: No - Updated: 01 Jan 2024 / 18 Mar 2023
Series: None - Challenges: None
When Severus Snape finds a certain brat-who-lived out after curfew the year after Voldemort's return, it starts a chain of events that he wouldn't have imagined in his wildest dreams. Or nightmares.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Torture
Chapters: 52 - Completed: No - Updated: 27 Oct 2011 / 29 Dec 2007
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry Potter has many discoveries to make in his sixth year - some good, some bad. As his view of the world changes, he finds himself making unlikely allies in unexpected places.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: Character Death
Chapters: 49 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 13 Jun 2004 / 09 Jul 2003
Series: None - Challenges: None
Catastrophic events culminate in an unexpected kinship between some of Hogwarts’ most tenacious foes, while inciting bitter battles between best friends.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Profanity, Torture
Chapters: 33 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 06 Aug 2013 / 30 Oct 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None
COMPLETE. Family isn't everything, as Harry, Snape, and Draco discover in this sequel to A Year Like None Other. How will a mysterious mirror and a surprising new relationship affect a father and his two sons?

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Self-harm
Chapters: 24 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 21 Dec 2008 / 21 Dec 2008
Series: A Year Like None Other - Challenges: None
When Harry was hit by the killing curse, a horcrux was created. In this story, Harry is affected by the piece of Voldemort's soul inside his head in a more noticable way than in the books. Muggles, not knowing any better, decide he must be mentally ill. What effects might the treatment on a psychiatric ward have for the boy-who-lived and the wizarding world?

Takes Place: None - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Neglect, Self-harm, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 40 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 21 Dec 2013 / 04 May 2013
Series: None - Challenges: None
Sickly and neglected by his caregivers, little Harry would not have survived were it not for the mysterious dark angel who watched over him, caring for him when he was sick. Harry never knew his name, until he attended Hogwarts and discovered a certain teacher bore a remarkable resemblance to his savior.

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11), 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Child fic
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 46 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 17 Oct 2008 / 04 Aug 2008
Series: None - Challenges: Heals like Magic
Harry's sent reeling when he learns that Professor Snape is his bio dad, and if that were all he had to deal with, he'd probably be all right, but he's got werewolves, escaped convicts, a stubborn Dark Lord, and his own inner demons to deal with. Starts third year. Rating mostly for violence. Story deals with mental health, bigotry and child abuse. See more tags in Story Notes (Some are big spoilers so beware).

Takes Place: 3rd Year, 4th summer, 4th Year - Snape flavour: Snape Comforts, Snape is Loving
Tags: Werewolves
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Bullying, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Slash, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 17 - Completed: No - Updated: 04 Apr 2022 / 24 Jun 2020
Series: None - Challenges: None

A prophecy is only real when allowed to occur naturally, so when a series of unexpected events happen in the summer before 5th year, a second prophecy long lost deep in the Ministry of Magic awakens, telling of rare magic and an incredible bond to be forged between the most unlikely people. This magic and bond will be the end of the Dark Lord.



Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape Comforts, Snape Disciplines , Snape is Kind, Snape is Loving, Snape is Stern
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Alternate Universe, Injured!Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Bashing, Character Death, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 51 - Completed: No - Updated: 31 May 2024 / 11 Nov 2023
Series: None - Challenges: None
AU. Time Travel. Snape goes back in time, holding the knowledge of what is to come if he fails. No longer holding a grudge, he seeks to shape Harry into the greatest wizard of all time, starting on the day Hagrid took Harry to Diagon Alley.

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys, Time Travel
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: None
Chapters: 34 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 09 Feb 2015 / 14 Nov 2010
Series: None - Challenges: None
This is the sequel to Harry Potter's Second Chance. You really ought to read that first or you'll be a bit lost. Voldemort is completely dead. Harry is 6 years old after having de-aged himself with an ancient and illegal potion. Albus is dying, but Severus hopes to gain permission to brew the same potion and save the old wizard.

Canon (more or less) up til the end of the fourth book, AU after that. Be aware that Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes was begun after the war, and the twins did not attend their 6th year.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Child fic, Deaging
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape > Severitus Challenge
Rated: T - Warnings: Physical Punishment Spanking, Romance/Het
Chapters: 59 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 03 Apr 2011 / 03 Apr 2011
Series: Second Chance - Challenges: None
A guilt-stricken Harry finds solace with a mysterious black stallion, never dreaming it's the Animagus form of Severus Snape. But Harry has a dark secret, one that could mean his death unless Snape discovers it in time. AU, no slash! Angsty!Harry Mentor! Animagus! Snape, some Draco too! HP/HG

Takes Place: 5th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Creature!fic, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Neglect, Profanity, Romance/Het, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 44 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 16 Aug 2010 / 19 Feb 2010
Series: None - Challenges: None
Desperate to escape his guilt and nightmares after the third task, Harry transforms into a hawk by accident and ends up breaking both wings and suffering partial memory loss. He is found by Snape, and while the professor nurses him back to health discovers the truth about Severus and who are really his friends and enemies at Hogwarts.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character, Creature!fic
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Profanity, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 34 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 18 May 2009 / 20 Mar 2009
Series: Broken Wings - Challenges: Animagus Accident
Harry has come back to Hogwarts for his second year and something is...off. Harry has tried as hard as he can to keep everything secret and hidden, but people who are watching him know something is wrong.

Takes Place: 2nd summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Physical Punishment Spanking
Chapters: 30 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 25 Jun 2012 / 08 Jan 2012
Series: None - Challenges: None
As Harry comes of age, he must discover the secret of how Voldemort cheated death and find a way to defeat this evil once and for all. Along the way, he will have to contend with Death Eaters, shadowy Ministry officials and suspicions that threaten to tear his own allies apart. And he will need to delve farther than ever before into the mysteries of the mind where victory can only be won by freeing the chained souls.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: None
Chapters: 31 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 13 Jul 2007 / 16 Apr 2007
Series: Harry Potter and the Enemy Within Series - Challenges: None
How different would things be if Snape went to pick up Harry instead of Hagrid?

Snapshots of how things might have been through all seven years by season.

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year, 2nd summer, 2nd Year, 3rd summer, 3rd Year, 4th summer, 4th Year, 5th summer, 5th Year, 6th summer, 6th Year, 7th summer, 7th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape is Loving, Snape is Stern
Tags: Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 30 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 02 Sep 2017 / 10 Feb 2017
Series: None - Challenges: None
When Harry and his new, pretty neighbor are rescued from Privet Drive on the eve of a Death Eater attack, Severus becomes Harry's reluctant guardian and healer in the weeks following. Old prejudices are challenged as Harry's new friend casts her own spell over Hogwarts' Potions Master.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys
Chapters: 28 - Completed: No - Updated: 06 Dec 2008 / 10 Oct 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None

Set at the end of third year. Severus overhears Harry by chance on his final patrol before the summer and begins to suspect that the Gryffindor's home life isn't as idyllic as he assumed. Twelve years ago, he made a promise to protect him, and he intends to keep it.



Takes Place: 3rd Year, 4th summer - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape is Stern
Tags: None
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 37 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 11 Nov 2023 / 08 Mar 2014
Series: Coming Home - Challenges: None
Following the disasterous Third Task, Harry begins to notice two things about himself. First: his appearence has begun to change. Second: something is very very wrong. The Cruciatus shouldn't continue to be causing him pain this far out from having received it, should it?

Takes Place: 5th summer, 5th Year - Snape flavour: Snape is Kind
Tags: Disguised!Harry, Injured!Harry, New Identity!Harry, Physical Impairment
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape > Severitus Challenge
Rated: T - Warnings: Neglect, Out of Character
Chapters: 47 - Completed: No - Updated: 13 Jan 2023 / 08 Jan 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
Rather than allowing Harry to stay at Diagon Alley after he blew up Aunt Marge, the Ministry sends Harry back to the Dursleys. Harry returns to school after a terrible summer, to find that he's not the only one with this kind of secret. A student has been killed by his family. New screening measures are put into place by the Ministry: Every student must be given a medical exam and interview to look for child abuse. With Dumbledore facing an inquiry, Snape is entrusted with the task of making sure EVERYONE receives one.

Takes Place: 3rd Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Neglect, Self-harm, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 62 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 27 Nov 2014 / 24 Feb 2011
Series: None - Challenges: New Measures for Screening Abuse
When the great granddaughter of Aberforth Dumbledore moves to Britain to be close to her fiancé, and is hired to teach Magical History at Hogwarts, Severus Snape and Lucy O'Conner discover that sometimes fate (or six-year-old Harry) has a way of throwing a wrench into life's best laid plans.

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Child fic
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Romance/Het
Chapters: 42 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 25 Mar 2011 / 30 May 2010
Series: None - Challenges: None
After Voldemort's defeat, Severus and Harry struggle to overcome the shadows he left behind. Sequel to Lily's Charm.

Takes Place: 7th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Azkaban Character
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Character Death, Profanity, Romance/Het, Violence
Chapters: 39 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 08 Mar 2009 / 23 Apr 2008
Series: Lily's Charm - Challenges: None
Harry Potter goes missing less than a day after being dropped on the doorstep of the Dursley home. One person must determine who his friends and enemies are as he protects the boy under the Headmaster's watch. Unusual favors are called in, unlikely friendships develop, and the shadow of betrayal grows darker...

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Baby fic, Child fic, Slytherin!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Violence
Chapters: 36 - Completed: No - Updated: 01 Mar 2013 / 31 Jul 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None
Harry is getting abused by his relatives. When Snape and his wife find out about it, they adopt him. So now he has two little twin brothers and a caring family to cope with.

Takes Place: 3rd summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Child fic
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Physical Punishment Spanking, Neglect, Torture
Chapters: 84 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 08 May 2010 / 18 Dec 2008
Series: Harry and his New Family - Challenges: None
After two weeks of torture by Death Eaters, Draco and Harry have to find a way to cope with all their memories. Severus, as their guardian, tries to help and spends some time with them at a therapy camp in the USA. Draco and Harry friendship

Takes Place: 4th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Character Death, Torture
Chapters: 66 - Completed: No - Updated: 15 Apr 2012 / 09 Jun 2009
Series: None - Challenges: None

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