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Just Pretending (For Christmas) by JAWorley
Summary: Severus is in big trouble. He doesn't have any kids, but he's supposed to be bringing his son to Christmas to meet his family, who he's been estranged from for twelve or thirteen (or more) years. Harry ends up being that pretend son.

Things to think about/ideas:
- Why does Severus need to bring a child to this family get together? Had he lied previously and said he'd had a child? Or was he maybe just embarrassed to be showing up after all these years with no family to call his own?
- How does Severus get Harry to agree to this given their previous animosity? Does he blackmail him into it? Is it some sort of deal for Harry to get out of trouble or many detentions? Does Harry go because he's got nowhere else to go for Christmas? Some other reason?
- What happens over Christmas? Does it go smoothly, or is it a fiasco? Do they come out of this experience not having different feelings about each other, or do they learn to respect each other? Does Snape find out about Harry's home situation during all of this? Does Harry begin to wish that this pretend family was his real family? Lots of things to think about!
- Is Harry a good actor? A bad actor? Does this annoy Severus or is he relieved?

Severus is in big trouble. He doesn't have any kids, but he's supposed to be bringing his son to Christmas to meet his family, who he's been estranged from for twelve or thirteen (or more) years. Harry ends up being that pretend son. Challenge by JAWorley.

Takes Place: 2nd Year - Snape flavour: Desperate Snape, Kind Snape, Loving Snape, Mean Snape
Tags: Disguised!Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys
Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Updated: 10 Dec 2021 / 03 Dec 2021
Series: None - Challenges: Just Pretending (For Christmas)
Harry would have agreed to anything if it meant not spending another Christmas alone… even if it meant pretending to be the snarky Potion Master’s son. In response to the Just Pretending (For Christmas) challenge by me. Entry to Winter Fest 2021.

Takes Place: 5th Year - Snape flavour: Angry Snape, Canon Snape, Stern Snape
Tags: New Identity!Harry
Categories: Fic Fests > Winter fest 2021, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Panic attack, Physical Abuse
Chapters: 2 - Completed: No - Updated: 06 Dec 2021 / 06 Dec 2021
Series: Christmas Stories - Challenges: Just Pretending (For Christmas)
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

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