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Severitus Challenge Severitus Challenge [56]

Stories that answer all of the rules of the Severitus Challenge.

FYI: The "Severitus Challenge" was first started in the early 2000's by the author Severitus (yes, that's her penname) in which:

Severus Snape must be revealed to be Harry's father, Remus Lupin must have returned to Hogwarts for some reason or another, Harry must undergo some progressive physical change starting on his birthday, the story must be based mostly around Harry and Snape, and more rules here: http://severitus.livejournal.com/5823.html 


 
 
 


Stories
It only took a moment for the world as Harry knew it to crumble. For everything he thought he knew to be cast into doubt. High on the Cliffs of Dover, he'll learn not just about himself, but his bitter old potions professor, and his beautiful rescuer, each scarred by love and loss. Secrets are waiting in the winds. It will take all the hope in the world to bring them to the light.

Takes Place: 3rd summer, 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Depression Recovery, Disguised!Harry, Hospitalization
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Panic attack, Profanity, Romance/Het
Chapters: 18 - Completed: No - Updated: 29 Sep 2022 / 03 Aug 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
When six-year-old Harry Potter finds floo powder while cleaning the fireplace, he is accidentally sent over to Severus's Snape's house, where he discovers that Snape is his biological dad, he has a half-sister, and Aunt Petunia has been abusing him all his life. It's almost too much for little Harry to handle. Can Severus help this boy through the traumas he's suffered?

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11) - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Parental Snape > Godfather Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Out of Character
Chapters: 23 - Completed: No - Updated: 20 Sep 2022 / 23 Jan 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
Severus has seen many a kind of strangeness in his years of life. However, none seem to even grace the presence of one certain mystery - Harry Potter. The boy leads trouble from the moment he set foot on the stones of Hogwarts, and yet, the troubles seem deeper and much darker than usual.

The more he tries to untangle the mystery of a certain Potter, the more he gets tangles in the mess. Will it be that Severus can know Harry, or will it be that he looses his own identity?

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Animagus!Harry, Depression Recovery, Evil!Albus, Runaway, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Bashing, Character Death, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Profanity, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Suicide Themes, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 4 - Completed: No - Updated: 19 Sep 2022 / 22 Aug 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
Can old wounds be healed? Can Harry and Severus have a chance at being happy? Can Dumbledore stop being a meddling old coot?

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: Comforting Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Injured!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Neglect
Chapters: 21 - Completed: No - Updated: 03 May 2022 / 05 Jan 2022
Series: None - Challenges: None
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: Comforting Snape, Loving Snape
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
Harry is thrilled that he is allowed to go on a holiday with his relatives, but quickly discovers it to be a trick. Instead of a trip to the seaside he expected, the boy is left on the doorstep of a scary stranger who claims to be his father.

A horrible father-story [at least, at the beginning], told mostly but not solely from Harry's perspective.

Takes Place: 0 - Pre Hogwarts (before Harry is 11) - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Cruel Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Child fic
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Neglect, Physical Punishment Spanking, Physical Punishment Non-Spanking
Chapters: 27 - Completed: No - Updated: 31 Mar 2022 / 27 Mar 2021
Series: None - Challenges: None
One-shots that could be set in the "like poppy and memory"- universe by lesyeuxverts. Reading the existing work is required to understand these scenes, and is absolutely recommended!

Takes Place: 8 - Post Hogwarts (young adult Harry) - Snape flavour: Depressed Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: No - Updated: 05 Feb 2022 / 05 Feb 2022
Series: Fanfics of Fanfics - Challenges: None
After Hogwarts closes due to the petrifications on students and an illness sweeping through Hogwarts, the students are sent home in groups and Professor Snape is entrusted by Albus to take Harry home personally. On Christmas Eve, Snape is surprised to see Potter singing Christmas Carols underneath his window in Spinner's End and brings the child inside with the intention of questioning the child and then taking him home, not realizing he was left in Cokeworth by his horrid relatives. With a letter from the head of the Prince family demanding he come to the Christmas celebrations with his child, Severus decides to pass Harry off as his son in favor of not turning the child over to social services or the Ministry due to his lack of a home. Harry, with no place to go and not wanting to return to the Dursleys agrees to the crazy plan. Can this Christmas be a new beginning for both a man regretting his life choices and child who desires to belong to someone? And how will Harry fare among a pureblood family and in a new school out of his comfort zone? Can the Christmas season make miracles themselves happen?

Takes Place: 2nd Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Comforting Snape, Loving Snape
Tags: Adoption, Child fic, Creature!fic
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Fic Fests > Winter fest 2021
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: No - Updated: 31 Jan 2022 / 31 Jan 2022
Series: None - Challenges: Another School, Just Pretending (For Christmas), Christmas Carols
"I know about Lily." said the girl. "That you loved her." 

Severus froze mid-footfall. He felt as though he’d had the wind knocked out of him. 

"She's my mum." her chin lifted, her eyes clear. "She wrote me that letter to tell me about you. You're the only person she really mentioned, but I guess that makes sense, since you're my father. Who else was she supposed to talk about?"

Takes Place: 1st summer before Hogwarts, 1st Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Girl!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape

Rated: T - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Bullying, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 22 - Completed: No - Updated: 30 Jan 2022 / 24 Apr 2020
Series: None - Challenges: None
Set the summer after the Order of the Phoenix; only Sirius did not die. Another Severus is Harry's biological father fanfic, however with many more plot twists. 3 letters from Lily, betrayal, secrets, memory loss, more memory loss and backstabbing friends. Read to see what happens when Harry finally has the change for a real family. Story on fan fiction.com too

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Comforting Snape, Controlling Snape, Loving Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Secretive Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: Adoption, Amnesia, Hospitalization, Injured!Harry, Injured!Snape, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Profanity
Chapters: 17 - Completed: No - Updated: 13 Jan 2022 / 18 Jan 2018
Series: None - Challenges: None

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