Father who? Disclaimer: No characters from the Harry Potter world are mine; they belong to WB and J.K. Rowling. Summery: This is a response for the Severus challenge in where he is Harry's father. Spoilers: All books, especially GoF. Takes place right after Rating: PG-13, Possible higher Rating in later chapters

Chapter One: The Letter

Harry spent the night before his birthday wondering how he is going to survive the rest of the summer. So far, the Dursley's just with held food, but with the way things are going to get worse. Yesterday, he was not paying attention when he was washing the dishes from an important dinner; he dropped one of Petunia fine china. Maybe I should owl Ron, but I do not want to intrude. They already have more enough mouths to feed. I have to do something.Out of the corner of his eyes; he saw one of the school's owls fly in. He took the envelope from the owl's leg. He gestured towards Hedwig cage for the owl to rest and eat. He opened the letter to find two separate letters. He started to read the first one:


This letter is to inform you of that one of your professors will be arriving tomorrow morning to pick you up. I am sorry for the inconvenience this may be to you and your relatives. Hermione and Ron have been sending Owls to me concerning your responses. They did send one of those letters that and I did show it to your head of house Professor McGonagall. We both feel that you will be safer here then with your relatives. Once again, I am sorry for the lack of time. We will talk about your rooming arrangements once you arrive.

The following letter is from your mother and father. They wanted you to have this before your fifteenth birthday if they were not to survive the war. Please be ready to go by 9 am sharp. See you tomorrow.

Albus Dumbledore Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Harry pulled out the second letter:

Dearest Harry,

If you are getting this that means we are no longer with you. I want to tell you how proud we are that you are attending Hogwarts. No matter what house you are in, I am sure you are doing well. This is going to be hard for you to understand since and I wish we were there to tell you in person.

Harry, your father James, is not your biological father. One month before were to be married, something bad happened and I conceived you. Of course, James knows about this and when you were born, he adopted you. Your are a pureblood wizard, but you are not a Potter like the one you have been led to believe. In fact, you are a Snape. Severus does not know about this yet, but he will find out on July 31, your birthday. The charms both James and I put on you will start to fade away and you will start looking like Severus each day until all the charms wear off.

Professor Dumbledore has my Diary in which I am passing on to you at the beginning of the next school term. What I did was a mistake and I am sorry for what it will cause for you in the near future. Please talk to Professor Snape when you can, you both can help each other out.

Love, Lily and James Potter