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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?


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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Summary: A moment in Muggle London when Harry, having just run away from the Dursleys', passes by Snape, who is out doing something he definitely shouldn't be doing. PLEASE give it the same energy as the Umbrella Academy meme of Vanya and Five driving past each other.
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Summary: Challenge: use the paragraph somewhere in your story.

Eventually, Harry's resistance subsided, and Severus released a gentle sigh. The man, so often harsh and unforgiving, allowed a rare glimpse of vulnerability to show as he spoke softly to the boy, "Mr. Potter, you may not feel it right now, but your life matters."
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Summary: You know how Harry is always suspicious at Snape's potions thinking he’ll get poisoned? Well it happened! Just not in the way you’d think. Pretty much Snape gives Harry a potion (for whatever reason) and it’s a normal potion (calming drought for example) but it’s his first time taking it. Turns out he’s highly allergic to at least one ingredient in the potion. Bigger the reaction the better. As Snape is (somehow) the only person around who can help he has to save Harry weather from anaphylactic shock or from hyperventilating due to panicking about hives. Rules: Harry MUST learn to trust Snape again, if it’s a one shot it can be at the end of the story, if it’s multi chapter it must not end when he trusts Snape. It can be in an hour, a day, months however long but he must trust Snape at one point. If you do end up having him trust Snape before the end the story must end with trust, so if you want you can have drama about Harry going back and forth with trusting Snape. Cannot start anytime before summer break after 2nd year. Must not start with Harry being 17. This is gen, no romance. From an outsider's view Harry must be cannon until the start of your story, this means sorted into Gryffindor and appearing to be James and Lily’s son. Whoever is dead when you start stays dead, no one is coming back unless it’s Harry and/or Voldemort. More drama the better just don’t overdo it There must be at least some angst
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Summary: This is the end. Summer after the tournament. Their last hope is dead. They will continuing fighting the good fight in Harry’s name. The Dursley’s sold Harry out to Voldemort. It has been over a month since he has been safe, everyone knows he must be dead. Everyone is at the Weasley’s place mourning Harry. Remus and Sirius look dead. Ron and Hermione cling to each other. Dumbledore lost his twinkle. Snape has failed Lily. Moody looks worse than usual. All of a sudden the door bangs open. A thin ratty figure covered in wounds and blood appears. Everyone’s wand is on him but he ignores it. He goes over to Arthur’s liqueur cabinet and grabs the fire whiskey, takes a long pull and looks up. “You wouldn’t believe the week I’ve had.” They recognize the eyes and the voice. He saved himself. But will he survive the trauma? Traumatized but badass Harry. Snarky but concerned Snape.
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Summary: After at least one year of knowing and hating each other, some incident causes Harry and Severus to bond and become close enough for an adoption to be planned. But then tragedy strikes--all of Severus' recent memories are erased, leaving him with no recollection of the incident, and once again despising Harry. No Dumbledore bashing!
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Summary: Start a story with the sentence "You did what?"
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Summary: Harry is mistakenly believed to be dead, some years before Hogwarts. How and why are up to you. With the Boy Who Lived—and more importantly, Lily’s only child—supposedly out of the picture, Severus has been struggling to carry on. Until Harry turns up alive, shortly before he is due to begin Hogwarts.

Must haves:
- Depressed!Snape at the very least.
- A reasonable reaction to Harry being alive—no jumping straight into canon!Snape.
- A realistic explanation for Harry being alive without the wizarding world aware of it
- At some point, Harry discovers (through any means) just how much his ‘death’ affected Severus.

Can haves:
- Preferably a good relationship with Severus from the beginning
- Muggle (not Dursley)-raised Harry
- Mentor Severus, either voluntarily or out of necessity
- Harry spending some time at Hogwarts prior to the start of term

Can’t haves:
- Harry having a perfect childhood—he can have a nice family by all means, but angst too, please.
- Horcruxes
- Slash
- Character bashing
- Manipulative/uncaring/not-very-nice!Dumbledore
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Summary: Snape becomes Harry's head of house, either of Gryffindor or it can be a new house if the four house system is annulled and replaced. This must take place any time after first year (not at the original sorting). Snape needs to be a strict, parental, and responsible head of house who really looks after his charges. He must help Harry especially some way. Harry could for example be: raped, abused, depressed, cutting himself, suicidal etc.
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Summary: In honor of the latest "suspended" message when the Potions and Snitches website was down: Harry is suspended from something... school, quidditch, a class, the ministry? What happened, and what role does Snape have in this?
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