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Rather than allowing Harry to stay at Diagon Alley after he blew up Aunt Marge, the Ministry sends Harry back to the Dursleys. Harry returns to school after a terrible summer, to find that he's not the only one with this kind of secret. A student has been killed by his family. New screening measures are put into place by the Ministry: Every student must be given a medical exam and interview to look for child abuse. With Dumbledore facing an inquiry, Snape is entrusted with the task of making sure EVERYONE receives one.

Takes Place: 3rd Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Character Death, Neglect, Self harm, Suicide Themes, Violence
Chapters: 60 - Completed: No - Updated: 16 Jun 2014 / 24 Feb 2011
Series: None - Challenges: New Measures for Screening Abuse
Before Harry arrives at Hogwarts, the faculty have a meeting and decide that Harry will need a mentor to help him adjust, keep him out of trouble, and make protecting him easier. They decide that this person should the Head of the House into which Harry is sorted, presumably Minerva McGonagall. But things, of course, don't turn out as planned, and Harry is harder to deal with than anyone expected. Nobody asked him if he wanted a mentor, after all...

NOTE: This story has a prologue. It is not necessary to the plot of the story, but if you wish to read it, it is called(predictably enough) 'Prologue to Life as Dictated by a Talking Hat'

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Profanity
Chapters: 35 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 24 Jul 2010 / 15 Mar 2009
Series: Life as Dictated by a Talking Hat - Challenges: None
A duel with Draco leads to drastic and permanent consequences for both Harry and Severus.

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe
Categories: Master Snape > Slave Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Self harm, Suicide Themes
Chapters: 79 - Completed: No - Updated: 17 Nov 2011 / 27 Jan 2008
Series: None - Challenges: None
As a first year, Harry is sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor, and no one is more surprised than his new Head of House.

Takes Place: 1st Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: K+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 51 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 17 Mar 2009 / 21 Aug 2007
Series: None - Challenges: None
During Occulmency lessons in the course of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Severus notices something... off in Harry's memories.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Alternate Universe, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Profanity, Violence
Chapters: 17 - Completed: No - Updated: 12 Dec 2010 / 27 Mar 2006
Series: None - Challenges: None
A letter from home sends Harry down a path he'd never have walked on his own. A sixth year fic, this story follows Order of the Phoenix and disregards any canon events that occur after Book 5. Spoilers for the first five books. Have fun!

Takes Place: 6th Year - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Slytherin!Harry, SuperPower! Harry
Categories: Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Alcohol Use, Neglect, Self harm, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 96 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 14 Sep 2007 / 28 Feb 2007
Series: A Year Like None Other - Challenges: None
Harry receives a very special gift on his 16th birthday that leads him to the help he needs...Snape is finding respite from his growing pressures and discovers one in need of help. Despite himself, he finds he CAN grow close to another living being. Only..."everything would've been so much simpler if it'd actually been a cat"...

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Adoption, Creature!fic, Kidnapped, Snape-meets-Dursleys
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape
Rated: 16+ - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Neglect, Torture, Violence
Chapters: 51 - Completed: No - Updated: 23 Dec 2010 / 08 Dec 2007
Series: None - Challenges: None
After a series of tests to discover why Harry's magic has become erratic, a secret is revealed, one hidden for over fifteen years. But not all secrets disappear without consequence, leaving Severus to learn that potions cannot heal everything.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: Alternate Universe
Categories: Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Biological Father Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Profanity
Chapters: 45 - Completed: No - Updated: 23 May 2012 / 29 Jul 2009
Series: Alea Iacta Est - Challenges: None
After Snape's visit to Surrey, Harry writes a thank-you letter that triggers an extended correspondence and a tentative friendship between the two of them.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Healer Snape, Parental Snape > Guardian Snape, Teacher Snape > Trusted Mentor Snape
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Profanity, Romance/Het
Chapters: 17 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 02 Sep 2009 / 25 Aug 2007
Series: Chivalry - Challenges: None
Snape and Harry are locked in the Room of Requirement by Dumbledore. Harry's magic works, and Snape's doesn't. Will they kill each other? In response to the 72-Hour Challenge.

Takes Place: 6th summer - Snape flavour: None
Tags: None
Categories: Snape Equal Status to Harry > Comrades Snape and Harry, Snape Equal Status to Harry > Foes Snape and Harry
Rated: T - Warnings: Abusive Dursleys, Alcohol Use, Violence
Chapters: 28 - Completed: Yes - Updated: 13 May 2011 / 30 Jun 2007
Series: None - Challenges: 72 Hour Challenge

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