Summary: Have you seen the old pic from behind-the-scenes of Goblet of Fire? The one that shows Harry, Ron, and Snape in the Great Hall laughing together? (The director guy is in the pic, too, but we'll just ignore him. If you haven't seen it, google 'pic of Harry and Snape laughing', check out the gallery at Veritiserum, or join my group and see it in miscellaneous photos.) So the challenge is to write a story that explains that scene. Have fun!
Categories: Fic Fests Characters: Snape and Harry (required), Ron
Summary: Lily's parents are still alive so instead of being raised by the Dursleys, Harry is raised by his grandparents.
Categories: Mentor Characters: None
Summary: I was reading Malora's story "Never Say Remember" and this challenge came to me :) I loved the brutal quarrels between Harry and Snape in that story, and i like to see more of that.
So the challenge:
Harry and Snape fall together in some strange dimension. There is a replica of Spinner's End and Lily is waiting them in the kitchen. She is 20 years old, the age just before she died, she doesn't remember many of the attack, she remembers Severus as "Sev", her best friend, James as her husband and Harry as her baby.
Both wizards fight violently to gain her trust and love, but Severus knows Lily better. Harry struggles to keep his anger and disappointment away but Lily confusing him with James isn't helping his manners.
Harry sees Snape getting closer to Lily (physically and/or emotionally) and Lily responding positively to Severus. Feeling like an intruder and desperate, Harry starts fighting dirty, allowing Lily to believe that he really is James.
What's Severus going to do? Is he going to help Harry or turn Lily against him? How they're going to survive and get out of that reality?
To Do and To Not Do:
1) This is not a Severus-is-Harry's-real-father challenge. Harry's father is James Potter.
2) Don't forget that initially Snape and Harry hate each other. I expect a little more understanding way much later. Let them fight dirty.
3) Lily loves Severus deeply, but James is her husband and the love of her life. Snape needs to deal with that.
4) Harry needs to deal that Snape is the only key to understand his mother.
5) Harry's age is important: he needs to be closer to his mum's age, I'll say 7th year or out-of-Hogwarts.
Summary: In the summer after the OOTP, Harry finds a new friend in the form of a snake that helps him work through his troubles.
Categories: None Characters: Snape and Harry (required)
Summary: This is an AU crossover with The Labyrinth. Little Dudley wishes for the Jareth Goblin King to take Harry away. When Duddikins tells Petunia what he has done, she's actually relived. Jareth sees the scar on Harry's forehead and realizes that he has "The Boy Who Lived." Jareth decides to raise Harry as his heir. How would this affect canon? Slytherins do love power and are ambitious, so how would Snape respond to seeing Harry, Prince of the Goblins (once Potter?) Have fun!
Categories: Misc, Teacher Characters: Other
When the Potters are hiding and Peter is the secret keeper, James Potter pulls off a Maurader style trick trap for Voldemort. When Voldemort comes after Harry, James is able to delay Voldemort enough that Lily gets the chance to flee with baby Harry. James still ends up dead.
Neither spirit-y Voldemort, nor the rest of the wizarding world, has any idea where Lily has gone with baby Harry. Snape knows Lily enough to have an idea of where she might have gone, but it's still a few years before he tracks her down again. By this time, Harry is 4 years old. Snape is with Lily for a while. Snape keeps referring to Harry as "James's brat" and Lily gets mad. "He's my son too! 'Lily's brat', Severus. Say it! Lily's brat!" She makes Severus see Harry as her boy, too. Later Snape comes and goes, always taking precautions to make sure none of the other Death Eaters know where he's gone.
Somehow Voldie finally manages to find Lily and Harry. He shows up and the story goes in a pretty predictable fashion, as it originally did in the book. Voldemort kills Lily because she wouldn't stand aside, and thanks to the blood protection Lily put on Harry the AK rebounds, Harry is alive with the Horcrux scar on his forehead, and Voldie's body is destroyed. Snape gets there in time to pull a crying Harry with a bloody forehead from the ruined house. Harry is 5 years old now.
Harry still goes to his aunt and uncle's place. However Snape comes by and threatens Petunia and Vernon. So Harry either never rooms in the cupboard under the stairs (or just spends a few days there) instead he's in the smallest bedroom. The Dursleys still ignore Harry's birthday, but the worst of the mental abuse and starvation is cut out. Instead they generally ignore him, sending him to his room to avoid dealing with him. They are worried that if they over-chore him or underfeed him, the Grim Spectre of Angry Snape will descend on their happy perfectly normal home. And wouldn't that scare most anyone?
Snape gives Harry presents on his birthday and christmas, always books. But Harry is so happy to have something new, he doesn't care when Dudley teases that "it's just a book." Imagine Dudley boasting about his Christmas toys, when all Harry got was a couple of stupid books. But the books are wizarding books, with wonderful pictures. The only people Harry really interacts with are the teachers at his elementary/grade school and Professor Snape. Harry has been exchanging letters with Snape. Harry gets an 11th day birthday present (another book) from Snape, along with a his Hogwarts letter. Harry hides the letter under his shirt, as he'd been warned by Snape about the letter.
Imagine a Snape who has come to terms with Harry as Lily's son. Or a Harry who trusts Snape. How would this affect canon?
Categories: Guardian, Mentor, Teacher, Misc Characters: Snape and Harry (required), Lily
Summary: Pre-Hogwarts Harry Potter decided that he would rather run away from the Dursleys than stay with them. Severus Snape finds Harry (on the street, or in an orphanage) and comforts him.
Categories: Healer, Guardian, Mentor, Severus Centric Characters: Snape and Harry (required), Dumbledore, Petunia, Vernon
Summary: At King’s Cross, Harry decided to not go back to fight Lord Voldemort, for he feels he is unprepared. Harry goes back to his 11 year old body, and is then sorted into any house other than Gryffindor (Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin). Try and find a way where Severus Snape mentors this Harry Potter. How does Severus Snape react to this Harry Potter? Does Harry remember his previous life? How does Harry fight off any manipulations from Dumbledore? And how does Harry prepare the ultimate show down between himself and Lord Voldemort? Good Luck! Section: Mentor/AU/Resorting
Categories: Mentor, Severus Centric Characters: Snape and Harry (required), Dumbledore
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