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Summary: Wizards had spotted Harry before his return to the Wizarding World. What if one had seen the abuse and reported it to someone who can (and does) make a real difference? (For example: a photographer sees it and reports it to the paper, a citizen sees it and reports it to Law Enforcement, etc.)
Summary: During the the summer after his 4th year Harry leaves the house and takes a bus somewhere after his aunt tells him to leave the house for the day. Harry meets Tobias and becomes friends. Tobias hasn't seen his son in years after leaving him and his mother. Some ideas. Tobias wants to fix his relationship with his son, but is afraid of rejection. Harry not knowing his last name encourages him to and finds out his potions teacher is his son. Severus runs into Harry and his father.
Summary: This is out of curiosity on my part more than anything else...Write a fic (length doesn't matter) that, in some way/shape/form, incorporates the song 'Makin Whoopee' by Ella Fitzgerald. You can incorporate it thematically, have it sung by a character, use it to set a mood...whatever floats your boat. Overall narrative should be determined by the author. Be creative!

As Harry goes up to Dumbledore's office after the Final Battle at Hogwarts, he is surrounded by bright, white light.

When he opens his eyes, he is on a bed at St. Mungo's. He is greeted by a Healer who tells him that his parents will arrive soon, now that he is finally awake.

Indeed, James and Lily Potter arrive, along with a 7-years-old boy, and a 4-years-old girl: Harry's little siblings.

The Potters are absolutely happy to have Harry back. After all, "he" had been in a comma for the last 10 years, after the family was attacked in Godric's Hollow, in Halloween, 1981. That's right, Harry is now 11 years old!

Harry decides not to tell his parents that he isn't really their Harry. For now.

More weirdness...

  • Peter is still friends with the Potters! Good Uncle Wormy!
  • Severus Snape has been in Azkaban for the last 10 years, for a crime he didn't commit. He claimed he's innocent, and didn't get a trial.
  • Dumbledore and Voldemort died in a fierce battle, 10 years ago.
  • Lily forces her family to spend several special days with the Dursleys, every year. Though the Dursleys are still uncomfortable with magic, they are way more tolerant than in Harry's world.
  • Neither Ron or Hermione know him, so Harry either has to befriend them all over again, or make new friends.
  • There is a sense of uneasiness in this world, and Harry doesn't quite understand why that is.

What will happen?

  • At some point, Harry will have to help Snape. Will he do it alone? Will Harry need someone's help?
  • Will Harry ever get used to his "new" family? Will he ever tell them he's not from around?
  • What is Snape accused of? Who framed him? Or did he really commit the crime?
  • Is Peter really a good guy in this world? Or is he plotting something?
  • Is Voldemort really dead? Or, for that matter, Dumbledore?
  • Was there a prophecy? Or not?

I have given you plenty to think about. And, I'm sure you'll come up with interesting, different things! I love AUs, as you've probably seen (if you follow my challenges, at all).

Summary: What if being the "Very Best School of Magic" as Hermione once described it meant that Hogwarts was actually a really good school? (Living professors, professors who act professional and fair, etc.)
Summary: In Harry's 1st year harry finds out he was stolen from his real parents his brother happens to be Lucius Malfoy the parents are still alive harry real name is different the potter's are alive with two older children the potter's treat harry with love harry stays with Severus while the courts case is on. the potter's eldest is the boy who lived harry at first is in Grifindore who most turn on him except for Ginny,the Weasley twins,Neville,and his adopted brother and sister so he is resorted end up in slytherin harry is really a girl descised as a boy by the person who stole her and the potters adopted her from a magical orphanage/children's home
Summary: In which Snape and Harry bond and find common ground over a hobby or interest they discover they share. Could be anything: reading, horseback riding, tattoos, flying, stargazing, painting or drawing, for example. What the hobby/interest is and when the story takes place is the writer's choice.
Summary: Snape apparates somewhere with Harry coming side-along. They apparate through a previously unknown set of wards that changes one or both of them physically (i.e. de-aged, turned into an animal, changed gender, etc.). Writer's choice what the change is. Inspired by my favorite theme in Star Trek stories - the transporter malfunction.
Summary: Harry learns shocking secrets regarding his family. One is that his father is none other than his most hated potions and the other is that he has a twin. Harry's twin must be a canon character other than Draco. Severus' relationship with his children must be at least somewhat tense in the beginning. Story must take place no sooner than third year. Everything else is up to the author.
Summary: Harry Potter brings Severus Snape back from the dead. Why? For what purpose? How? Is Snape grateful or angry? Does he have a hard time coping with it, or does he move on? Does Harry have to take care of him after he comes back, or does Snape even need taking care of? Has Harry brought the man back to pay a debt, because he loves him, to help him with a problem, for some other reason, or just because?

Ideas (not required)

- Some of the story takes place somewhere other than Hogwarts (ie Hogsmeade, Diagonalley, London, Ministry of Magic, or other)
- They are somehow related (you decide if they knew it or not)
- Harry takes care of Snape
- Snape takes care of Harry
- They are somehow tied together because of whatever Harry did to bring Snape back (this may be a foreseen or unforeseen consequence).
- Snape is pissed because he was pulled away from Lily.
- Snape was sent back because they knew he had more work to do.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR THIS CHALLENGE: There must be NO flashbacks. I don't want to read a chapter from Harry's point of view and then read the same scene from Snape's point of view. I also don't want to see any of this: **FLASHBACK** If there must be a flashback, do it tastefully.
Summary: I have recently learned about Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), the reasons people do it, and the effects babies get from it. Being as morbid as I am, I couldn't help but think of a VERY plausible, in my opinion, fanfic plot bunny. Please keep in mind that I am American, so I have no idea how this would work in the UK.

The Facts: If a person was to shake a baby once back and once forth only one time, it would be called a “First Stage Case”. Since infants, babies, and toddlers brains are not developed there is space between the brain and the skull. When shaken, a baby’s brain would start hitting the sides of the skull. In a VERY, VERY, VERY minor case of SBS(it would probably help that Harry is a magical baby), and after YEARS of hospitalization, the baby would get frequent forgetfulness/memory loss. Loss of ability to feel some important emotions. Partial loss of sight or even blindness. Learning disabilities, social ineptness; frequent migraines stemming from brain damage all throughout life. Loss of some fine motor skills (sloppy handwriting, things like that). Not to mention, IMMEDIATE removal from home. Hospitalization to a medical then mental hospital until fully able to function as normally as possible. The child would also have Psychological problem due to the abuse.

Why I Feel It Could Happen: SBS is commonly done by men and other people who are NOT the mother/parent of a child. Petunia and Vernon make it perfectly clear that they do not want Harry around, it makes me think that his crying (the main cause for a person to shake a baby) would NOT be tolerated, where as Dudley’s would be. This could cause either Petunia or Vernon to shake Harry before the other would stop them. Harry would have to be hospitalized, the doctors WOULD know that he had been shaken. Both Harry and Dudley would be taken away. Harry would be put in different hospitals, Dudley in foster care, or Marge's (*Reminder: I am American. So again, I have no idea what would happen to children in Surrey.)
  • Harry has to go to Hogwarts when he is 11.
  • Severus MUST be the person to help Harry.

  • Sorted into Slytherin
  • If you believe that Harry is okay enough to be in a relationship later in life, then put it in BUT, I prefer SLASH. If not keep it GEN.
  • Which means no Harry/Female.
  • CP(Corporal Punishment) is okay, if you want it.
  • No Non-Con/Rape!
    Summary: A young Harry is sent the letter from Hogwarts, with a mysterious guardian paying his tuition. His living circumstances remain largely unchanged as Harry continues to live with the Dursleys. Once at Hogwarts Harry meets the staff, among them is Severus Snape, the Potions Master, and the Defense Against Dark Arts professor, James Potter.

    Challenge Rules
    • Harry's last name remains Evans.
    • Lily is still very dead
    • The relationship between James Potter and Lily Evans should be left up to the writer.
    • Snape is Harry's Head of House. This does not have to be Slytherin or Gryffindor. A good sorting is always fun.
    • Harry knows next to nothing about the history between his mentor, his father, and his dead mother.
    • How the overall interactions of a living James Potter and a Harry Evans contributes to Harry's apprenticeship is up to the writer.
    • James Potter may or may not have known about Harry's existence.
    • Extra Credit if Grindelwald can be worked into the story without removing Voldemort as the arch-evil.
    • Characterizations fascinate me. If the author is up to the challenge, I'd like to see these circumstances made to work with the canon personalities.
    • Please, no bashing of any characters.

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