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Summary: Snape knows all the proper brewing/seeping times for every type of tea leaves. He has a built in timer in his body from all the potions work he does. He gets irritated when the water is too hot, or too cold, when people remove their leaves too early, or when they are left in too long, etc. Harry either is rubbish at making tea, or good at it thanks to the Dursleys.
Summary: Someone has an unexpected, unusual reaction to a pain-reducing potion, making them more likely to tell the truth.
Summary: I recently revamped the idea generator I had once made to include a lot of great plot bunnies. The plot bunnies are waiting to be discovered at the link below. Just hit the plot bunny button in the black box. Great ideas for some one shots or longer stories.


A few examples of some of the plot bunnies generated with the above generator:

[Someone is having a bad day] [In jail] [While traveling across space and time] [With a rival] [Genre: Drama] [Bonus: Addiction]

[Someone is feeling guilty] [At the Ministry] [At midnight] [While wrapped up in a blanket] [Genre: Family] [Bonus: Elves]

[Someone is being chased] [At Order Headquarters] [After Graduating Hogwarts] [Carrying a magical object] [Genre: Angst] [Bonus: Repeating a year of school]

[Someone is dueling] [In a hidden corridor] [After a big test] [Wearing slippers] [Genre: Family] [Bonus: Temporary loss of magic]

[Someone's eyes are being opened for the first time] [In a death eater hideout] [After an accident] [With a rival] [Genre: Humor] [Bonus: A Day So Bad It's Hilarious]

There are six lists, each list containing between 15-40 inputs that will be randomized to come up with interesting results to give you ideas for a story.
Summary: After that disastrous first Potions lesson, Harry decides to prove himself to Snape, reading up on the knowledge he missed, doing his homework to the best of his ability, always coming well-prepared and so on. Snape doesn't want to believe it at first, but then is gradually convinced that it's all Harry's work, and decides to mentor him further, and coming to see Harry as he is. I'd love for it to feature an apprenticeship setting building over the course of the story, esp with Harry not having to return to the Dursleys. And if I may copy Kate's stipulation: should not have Draco as main character
Summary: Challenge: A story all from Snape's point of view. Must include Snape finding out about neglect/abuse subtlely. He must doubt what he is seeing due to cognitive dissonance. He resists acknowledging the small signs because he would then have to change his behavior and it's hard to change ingrained behaviors. Then something happens that he can't continue to ignore and it causes him to have a profound paradigm shift, rocking his world such that maybe even something in his magic is changed. (JKR established that thought and emotions are important to magic - i.e. Patronus changing forms.) This may cause his behavior to change, possibly at first without him realizing it.

I'm looking for a good character study with Snape as the voice of the story. I'd like to see what his life is like outside of classes, he's a person with a life outside of work, show that.

Nice to see but not required - a friendship-type relationship with McGonagall, could be ongoing or developed over the course of the story. Possibly starting with mutual respect but growing into actual friendship as Snape changes.

Must have some kind of relationship develop between Harry and Snape, but I want to see it all from Snape's perspective. Any level you'd like, but they no longer hate each other.

May NOT have Draco as a main character/be used in any way to move the story forward. This is a Snape and Harry story, not a Snape and Harry and Draco story.

Romance for either character is fine, but shouldn't be a major point in the story.
Summary: Snape or Harry (any age from 11 on) pawns something in Diagon Alley, and the other buys it, not realizing at first who the previous owner was. Who pawns what, why, and how does the purchaser react upon learning the original owner's identity? Does the buyer attempt to communicate with the seller about the item?
Summary: Snape learned a form of parkour as a teen to escape his abusive family and bullies.
Summary: I love the couple of Harry & Hermione as much as Snape as Harry's mentor/father figure. Let's have a crossover between the pairings. In it, Hermione must help Harry develop his relationship with Snape by either talking over his feelings, &/or actively helping them work together. She may yell (scold) at Snape if you would like. Whatever you choose, both Harry and Snape must acknowledge, if only in thought, that Hermione has been a big help in developing their relationship. On the other side of things, Snape must help Harry realize how much Hermione means to him and actively encourage him to ask her out/kiss her (whatever). Possibly through a great discussion on how Hermione reminds him of Harry's mother, and he should snap her up before someone else does from under him. The summer before 4th and into 4th year seems like good timing. That's about when Harry started to recognize the other sex. Also, there is a good opportunity summer before 4th year for Hermione to ponder about the interactions that Snape and Sirius had at the end of 3rd year while she is calm. She can realize that Snape must know a lot more and be much more emotionally involved in Harry's parents then they realized. She could then discuss it with Harry and encourage him to "be a Gryffindor" and follow up that area of inquiry. As part of the story, you are welcome to have Hermione convince Harry to change one or all of his electives (or add something) to get him away from Ron some of the time so they have more natural one-on-one interactions. A discussion between the two of them where Hermione encourages Harry to seek out Snape wouldn't go well with Ron in the mix. So the discussion will be between them from the beginning, and move them further away from Ron when Ron doesn't believe Harry about the goblet. Also, adding a more challenging class and dropping, say divination, could bring him to Snape's attention as well. Maybe he looks at Hermione's Runes and/or Arithmancy books while at the Burrow and realizes that they aren't as hard as he thought and asks Hermione about what she thinks about him picking up one or both. Would finding out how smart his parents/parents friends (ex: map and Animagus) were make a difference? Feel free to make the stay at the Burrow longer in the book, if needed. The relationships of both develop and deepen over the year. Maybe to the point where Snape will not be able to spy any more?? Does Voldemort even get resurrected or does the magic synergy of Hermione and Snape being closer to Harry thwart this years attempt?
Summary: Poppy Pomfrey, school Medi-Witch is an under utilized character. Write a story involving Snape and Harry where Poppy saves the day.
Summary: Harry has some special ability due to him being a parselmouth.

E.g. maybe there are spells or potions only a parselmouth can create/use or maybe there's a bit of a wizards magic that he can't ever use for whatever reason but parselmouths can use it

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