After Harry is caught for exploding a cauldron in 2nd year Potions, Snape insists he keep a firm hand on the boy he must secretly protect. However, he discoveres that there is more to the twelve year old than unruliness and disrespect. Similarly, Harry learns from and gains a new perspective of his professor.
Rated: T - Chapters: 32 - Genres: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort - Completed: Yes
Characters: Snape and Harry (required), Dumbledore, Ginny, Hermione, McGonagall, Ron - Warnings: Corporal Punishment, Neglect, Profanity Takes Place: PrePoA