Summary: Harry is depressed and standing in a graveyard at night before or during 5th year. Who should spy him but Snape? He notices Harry is wearing nasty ragged shoes. What happens? How long is the story? You decide, it's all up to you. NO SLASH.
Summary: Snape is patrolling the corridors and catches Harry (with possibly another person) in a funny/strange/compromising situation. When he demands Harry tell how he arrived at his current circumstances, Harry starts his explanation with "Well, it's kind of a funny story".
Summary: A story about a more immature Harry than canon. Harry has been bullied by his cousin, molested by his uncle, and his aunt beats him. When he goes to Hogwarts he is broken, he is immature and childish, but sweet and cute. He is put in Slytherin and Severus sees Harry is more like his mother.
Summary: It starts off as the usual Snape discovers that Harry is his son in first or second year and forces a protesting Dumbledore to remove Harry from the Dursley's to his custody and all of his Gryffindor friends drop him and the Slytherins don't know what to make of him. However during sixth year Dumbledore is killed and Snape/Harry discovers that Dumbledore manipulated them and Harry is not his son, how the Potion's master let his heart or anger deal with the boy? How will his ex-friends react?
Summary: Harry discovers that Severus loved and loves Lily. His mother urges him to help Severus open up and be nicer. Only Severus isn't interested.
- The last part of the story must include the line:
Regulus Black raises Harry.
Regulus Black survived his betrayal of Voldemort and secretely reconciled with Sirius shortly before Voldemort's fall. After Sirius is arrested, Regulus is unable to help him; however because Sirius sees Harry as family, Regulus takes him and illegally raises him as his son. How does that change the relationship of Harry and Snape?
Most important - don't twist the characters. That means that Draco Malfoy (at least at eleven) is still petty and arrogant, Ron is NOT stupid and an utter jerk, Dumbledore is not a Dark wizard in disguise, Lucius Malfoy is a Death Eater, Sirius is not a maniac and Snape is not a misunderstood, gentle soft-hearted man. Harry can be sorted to any house, raised under his true or a made-up name, with or without the knowledge of his realy identity, that's up to you. Harry and Snape don't know each other before Harry comes to Hogwards.
Harry isn't Snape's son.
Summary: After Sirius' death the Dursley's send Harry to a Mad House that slowing kills him inside and out; tearing his resolve, sanity and magic away with every experiment and beating. Can he be saved....?
Summary: Harry gets to see more of Snape's past, traveling back into the past, or seeing Snape's memories. Your challenge: Use one or more of the photos I've linked to below to get inspired. Click on the images to see the larger versions.
Summary: In fifth year Professor Umbridge forced Harry to use a blood quill to write "I must not tell lies" into his hand, over and over again. This act not only caused him pain and scaring, but it left a magical consequence as well whenever he tells a lie. What is this consequence? How does Snape know, and how does he take advantage of this?
Summary: The blood quill Madame Umbridge makes Harry use night after night for detention ends up giving him an infection in his hand. How does Snape find out about it?
Summary: Harry doesn't like the fact that his father has a girlfriend...arguments ensue about "the right to move on after Lily". Must take place between either before, during or after First Year.
Summary: Based off the story premise for the movie, It's a Boy, Girl Thing. Harry switches bodies with a girl he recently met - she is Ravenclaw, anything else about her is up to the author - and they must find a way to reverse it before anyone finds out. A cursed object must be responsible for the switch and the only thing that can turn them back is for them both to get a little more open minded. It happened because Harry and the girl were both being little snots and talking badly about each other in whatever way the author wants. Snape must suspect Potter of being gay...because of how he acts when the girl is in his body...and so they have to avoid the Potions Master as he tries to figure out what is going on and WHO it is going on with.
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