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Severus Snape was fully prepared to hate Lily Potter's son. That was, before, the Sorting Hat cast them into a nightmare. It was only the beginning of a world gone mad.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 14 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 19 Sep 2008 / 14 Nov 2007
Series: Crucible - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Cry I 29 Feb 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    Wow! What a great start to your story! In the past, I didn't like reading fics where Harry gets sorted into Slytherin. It's stories like yours that made me change my mind :)

    It's so sad though. The other students harassing Harry and Snape caring for him only because of his long lost love Lily. I hope it gets better for Harry and Severus starts to see him more for himself. 

Snape and Harry resume Occlumency lessons in book six, with significantly different results. Harry grieves for Sirius (rather than getting over his death impossibly quickly). Things... ensue...

Takes Place: 7th summer, 8 - Pre Epilogue (adult Harry) - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Neglect
Chapters: 14 - Completed: No - Updated: 27 Nov 2011 / 11 Feb 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 14: The Christmas Party 13 Mar 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    I'm so sorry for not reviewing on earlier chapters! As a writer myself I know how reviews can keep you motivated. But your story was such a page turner! I just clicked the next chapter without reviewing because I wanted to know what happened next. I liked the story very much! Your writing is excelllent and the evolving relationship between Harry and Snape is so well done! It's not rushed or anything it's just perfect! Thank you so much :) I also enjoyed your description of Occlumency and the talks they had in each other's minds.

    I'm sad to see that this story wasn't updated for so long and I don't know if you're still around. Let me just say that I'd love seeing this updated but even without further chapters this story is awesome!

Snitches don't make good Potions ingredients!

Takes Place: 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Snape is Kind
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: K - Warnings: Out of Character
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 02 Aug 2009 / 02 Aug 2009
Series: None - Challenges: Potions and Snitches
Title: Chapter 1: Potions and Snitches 15 Feb 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    Hey, I liked your story! Thanks! 

    I agree with the other reviews: you could easily make this into a longer story. I just loved Harry and Severus interacting as son and father. So heartwarming! And I would just love to read more about Snape's different personas as professor and dad and him having to keep his relationship with Harry a secret. So much potential!

When Snape gets de-aged Harry and Albus look after him. These are Harry's thoughts. One-shot.

Takes Place: 5th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Baby fic, Child fic, Deaging
Categories: Reverse Roles > Parental Harry
Rated: K - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 29 Jan 2012 / 28 Jan 2012
Series: A Little Boy's Second Chance - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1 09 Mar 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    I think this story has potential! Please continue writing :)

Petunia finally has an excuse to get rid of Harry, who finds himself in another abusive home. But then there is Severus living nearby, who - at first reluctantly - will try to help the boy. Will they find common ground?

Takes Place: 5th summer - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape Comforts, Snape is Kind, Snape is Mean, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Abuse Recovery, Adoption, Injured!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Big Brother Snape, Healer Snape, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Bullying, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Physical Punishment Non-Spanking, Physical Punishment Spanking, Violence
Chapters: 23 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 13 Jun 2023 / 09 Sep 2012
Series: Win the War - Challenges: Tobias' care
Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 20: Kiddnappings' plague 19 Jun 2023
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)
    Thank you so much! This is a fantastic story! It has all the right ingredients for this type of fiction but you also bring in new and exciting ideas. I like Severus as Harry’s brother and his initial reluctance to do anything and his growing feeling of responsibility. The pace of your story is really just exactly right. I also love how you included Theo and showed that a friendship between Gryffindors and Slytherins is possible.
    I have read this story like two or three times already but for the last chapters I’ll reread it!

A serious charge is brought against Harry Potter, the strange boy with no social skills. Severus realizes that though he sees no redemption for himself, there may exist some for others.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape is Cruel, Snape is Kind, Overly-protective Snape
Tags: Alternate Universe, Hospitalization, Physical Impairment
Categories: Healer Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Bullying, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Out of Character, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 5 - Completed: No - Updated: 20 Jul 2021 / 20 Sep 2018
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: The Accusation 16 Feb 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    Hey, I've come back to read this a few times over the years because it's so so good and well written! I liked the pace of this chapter a lot. At first you see the teacher's reaction which heightens the anticipation of what had happened. I really like your Harry too and that he is friends with Luna. It's really something different and original from other fics. Lastly I really like how you kept everything in Severus' POV. Thank you!

Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2: The Repercussions 17 Feb 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    I like how your Snape stays in character so much though he slowly changes his perception of Harry. I like how he justifies it with the task Dumbledore gave him but I'm looking forward to Severus maybe really changing not just under pretence. Also your writing is fantastic! They are some sentences that just have such an impact and are full of meaning. Also, I liked the idea that Snape having to get to know Harry is a kind of last resort and not just for Dumbledore's amusement.

A snowy, January day and a missing winter cloak leads Professor Snape to discover some similarities between his younger life and that of Harry Potter.

Takes Place: 2nd Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape is Stern
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Bullying
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 24 Jul 2020 / 24 Jul 2020
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Remember Not to Forget 11 Mar 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    An awesome story! I love how Severus reflects upon his own childhood and how he changed with age and how the things he tries to forget are actually the things that shape him. It rings true to me.
    Also, I liked how Severus finds merit in the cold season. I quite like the winter myself. Everything is a little bit calmer.

To learn more about careers in the wizarding world, all third year students are required to interview a professor about what led them to becoming a professor or master of their craft.

Takes Place: 3rd Year - Snape flavour: Canon Snape, Snape is Depressed
Tags: None
Categories: Teacher Snape > Professor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 08 Aug 2020 / 08 Aug 2020
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Interview with a Professor 11 Mar 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    I liked your story a lot!
    I feel like it's really difficult writing short storys that come like full circle within themselves? You know what I mean? The end was just perfect!
    Your whole story was so well done! I liked how Harry's questions were triggers for Severus' thoughts. Also I like that your story could be canon. I loved the insight to Severus' character that you give us. 

Harry James Potter grew up knowing two very important things: his family was kind of famous in the wizarding world, and his biological father died with honor in battle when Harry was only three-years-old.

Desperate to save his family after learning about the prophecy, James decided to take the Dark Mark; figuring he couldn't defy the Dark Lord as a loyal Death Eater, right? This simple change allowed Lily to survive but he died in the battle allowing Voldemort to take over the Wizarding World.

Harry's now sixteen years old and growing up as a Death Eater's son under Voldemort's oppressive regime has challenged him in ways no one expected, most of all his stepfather, Severus Snape. With the war on Muggles on the horizon, Harry - determined to fight - and Snape, doing whatever possible to keep Harry safe from the prophecy while coming to terms with his own guilt over James's death, must find a way to come together to rid the world of the Darkest Wizard of their time.

Inspired (not exactly) by the challenge Hard Choice by: Lon Wolfgood where James Potter shocks everyone when… he takes the Dark Mark.

Completely AU, no horcruxes, mentor/adoption story, no slash.

Takes Place: 6th summer, 6th Year - Snape flavour: Snape Comforts, Snape is Desperate, Snape is Kind, Snape is Loving, Out of Character Snape, Overly-protective Snape, Snape is Secretive, Snape is Stern
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Runaway
Categories: Parental Snape > Stepfather Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Character Death, Drug use, Out of Character, Profanity
Chapters: 9 - Completed: No - Updated: 07 Nov 2020 / 11 Oct 2020
Series: None - Challenges: None
Title: Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Prologue 12 Feb 2024
Reviewer: Nemo (Signed)

    Hey :) 

    Often the Story of the Moment box has brought me back to some good stories I read some time ago. Yours isn't an exception. I remember I liked the story the first time because it had some really clever and fresh ideas in it and for the feeling it created during reading. Well you didn't disappoint the second time around. 

    Thanks for a great start to your fic! I liked James going to Severus for help them becoming partners. 

    One thing though: if Harry was born in July 1980 wouldn't he be four years old in May 1985? I'm really not good at maths though ;)

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