Suddenly I See

((A/N: Yah I'm back with a vengeance….ok maybe not. But don't worry my beloved readers...ok Rylie D, I am still working on my other stories, I just hit a creative flow yesterday while at RCI and poof I have a new story. Hope you enjoy!))

((A/N: this is another Severus as daddy, but it's somewhat different from my other stories. I just can't write a HP fanfic if Sev isn't a good part of it. Oh and Dumbles is bad…why is no one surprised…yah that's right I do it all the time. Hehe))

((A/N: DISCLAIMER! I don't own Harry Potter, if I did; I wouldn't be here, now would I?))

((A/N: Warning! contains graphic nature and some violence.))

Chapter 1:

For the last three years, she had lead a life she was sure that no one had ever had before.

Her name was Dannie Potter. She was currently in the summer before her fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was in Ravenclaw house and oddly enough her best friend was Draco Malfoy, possibly the most hated person in Hogwarts, next to Professor Severus Snape that is. Draco had befriended her in her first year and despite his bad reputation, she instantly liked him. They told each other things that many people would die to know.

She didn't really know her older brother as well as she knew Draco. This mad the older boy, Harry Potter, somewhat jealous at times. He wasn't part of his own little sister's life. He couldn't even touch her, but that wasn't because of Dannie not knowing really knowing him, but because of her home life.

While she was a Potter, she had been taken the night that her mother died by a muggle family that just walked over James and Lilly's bodies and picked up the sleeping infant. The abuse didn't start until she was six, but by the time she turned eleven, she had sported over 700 bruises, over 400 cuts and had been twice violated by Kyle, son of Mick and Carley Dorine. Kyle of course did not care that he was five years older then Dannie, only that he never got in trouble. Mick and Carley never believed Dannie when she told them that Kyle had raped her. Instead they yelled at her. When it happened again, Dannie was beaten to near death when she tried to tell them again. Too bad for them that soon afterwards, she had left to attend Hogwarts, sporting the fresh abuse. Any time she was touched, she would panic, that is until she met a certain gray eyed blonde. Draco quickly saw her injuries and helped her into his compartment which held Blaise Zambinni and Crabbe and Goyle. It seemed that Draco and Blaise could read people very well, because they could see the abuse hiding behind her eyes. In less then ten minutes, Dannie had two protectors. While she hardly ever saw Draco and Blaise in a different light, she all too well that they bullied and teased other students, but they were mostly tormentors of Dannie's.

Then there was Professor Snape. She had come to respect the man very much in her three years at Hogwarts. Although he never once praised her, he never insulted her. She got top graded in all her classes and potions was her favorite class. She hardly ever did anything wrong, well that is people think, but it couldn't be farther from the truth.

Dannie was also good friends with Fred and George Weasley. They saw the same way Draco and Blaise had; broken and mostly alone. All four of them viewed her as a little sister. Dannie always helped them with a prank and had several of her own good idea. Seeing as how no one thought her capable, she never got caught.

Her time spent at Hogwarts was the time of her life. She dreaded about having to go back to Mick and Carley's house, but Professor Dumbledore never believed her, always saying she just wanted a reason to stay at the Malfoy Manor. He refused to allow her near the Malfoys, but he never told why. She had a good idea, but she kept her mouth shut. She would enjoy staying at the Malfoy's place, but in the end she sat on the train, fear rising every second she got closer to London. For three years, Dannie had to return to her abusive home. The only good thing was that Kyle was away at his boarding school, but only for a couple more weeks, then he would be there, scaring Dannie every chance. She always came back with fresh bruises, which only fueled the fire behind Draco, Blaise, Fred and George's anger and it didn't help that no adult was trying to help her.

In Dannie's third year, she and Draco found out something about Dannie that turned her whole world upside down. In his Charm's class, Draco had learned about a spell that revealed one's parents. Dannie quickly learned the spell and performed it on Draco. After a second, small ghost like forms of Lucius and Narcissia Malfoy appeared.

Draco then performed the Charm on Dannie. Lilly Potter appeared, but instead of James Potter, Severus Snape's ghostly figure stood next to Lilly. Dannie stared while Draco gaped at the sight. They eventually agreed to keep it a secret until they could figure out a way to tell the potions master. In her mind, Dannie feared rejection, but as hard as she tried to hide it, Draco could read it in her eyes.

Now, lying bloody and broken on the kitchen floor, Dannie wished she had told Severus. She promptly had both her wrist broken to prevent her from writing. Too bad that neither Mick nor Kyle thought on the fact that her friends would worry and eventually come and check on her if she didn't write. But even Dannie didn't know about the small vial of blood hanging around Draco's neck that was now burning on his skin.

Dannie heard footsteps and tensed up.

" Well brat, you're awake at last. Good, because it's my turn again." Kyle said, gazing down at her with a hungry look.

" No." she protested weakly as he moved forward.

Kyle was on his knees moving her onto her back, causing waves of immense pain to course through her body. Just as Kyle was reaching for her pants, the front door blew open, almost of its hinges.

" Dannie!" she head Draco call out.

When she tried to call back, Kyle punched her, causing her to instead cry out loudly, drawing the blonde Slytherin's attention.

Draco came bursting in with none other then Severus Snape and Lucius Malfoy behind him.

Severus gazed down at Dannie's bloody form before roughly dragging Kyle up by his throat.

" I should kill you." He growled.

" Sev, she's hurt really bad. Leave that scum to father, right now Dannie needs you." Draco called out to the older man.

Severus glowered darkly before dropping Kyle, with Lucius soon standing where Severus was, knocking Kyle completely unconscious.

The three left, carefully lifting Dannie's injured form beside them.

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((Many days later))

Dannie felt a hand on her brow and without thinking, leaned into the gentle touch. The hand did not move away, only offered more comfort for the girl.

Her eyes fluttered open and she knew at once that she was not in her own bed. She looked up at the owner of the hand to see Severus Snape smiling down at her. ((A/N: That's right, I said it. He was smiling at her))

" Professor?" She asked, sitting up slowly, with Severus's help.

" You don't have to call me that, Dannie. I know the truth. Draco caved and told me when he was severely burned by the vial of your blood around his neck. He didn't tell me at first, he only said that I needed to come quickly. Why didn't you tell me when you found out? Severus said, sitting on the side of the bed, holding her hand. The odd thing was that she didn't flinch at his touch.

" I was worried, no terrified that you wouldn't want me and I would still have to go back to that house." Dannie whispered, tears pricking her eyes.

Acting on unknown instincts, Severus had her safely held in a tight, protective embrace, holding her shacking form.

" I always wanted children with Lilly, but I never really got the chance to be with her. Dannie, oh course I want you." He whispered into her head, tears pricking his eyes. Dannie gasped quietly and dug herself deeper into his chest.

They sat there for a good while before Severus pulled back.

" Are you hungry?" He asked, smirking down at her.

Before she could open her mouth, her stomach growled answering for her.

" Well, I think that answers it. Ok, we'll go down to the dinner room. There are clean clothes in the closet over there. Are you ok, Dannie?" He asked when he saw the lost expression on her face.

" Yah, I was just thinking. I'll be done in a minute." Dannie answered.

Severus nodded and left the room, the door closing quietly behind him.

She changed quickly; noticing in the mirror the light bruises adoring the left side of her face.

' If he touches me again, they'll kill him.' Dannie thought as she lightly touched the black marks.

She walked out and when she didn't see Severus, she made her way to the left, luckily finding the stairs and walked down. She turned into a hallway, following a smell that made her stomach growl even more. She ended up in front of a door and she heard voices behind it.

She slowly opened it and saw Draco, Severus and Lucius sitting around a table, talking seriously. Draco looked up and nearly screamed.

" Dannie, you're awake!" he said, coming quickly up to her, pulling her into a tight embrace.

Dannie fell into her brother's embrace, happy to be holding him again.

" I missed you too, Dray." She joked, kissing his cheek when he finally pulled away.

A Hand fell on her shoulder, causing her to jump three feet. Heartbeat racing, she turned to see Lucius looking very, very sorry.

" Sorry." Dannie said quickly.

" No, no my dear, I should have said something." Lucius said, dismissing her apology. " I wanted to ask you if you wanted to spend the last month at the manor, what with your father having to be at Hogwarts." He added, smirking at her.

" I would love to Mr. Malfoy." Dannie responded, smiling up at him.

" Please, call me Lucius." The older Malfoy smirked again.

Dannie blushed and mumbled something only Draco could hear, making him laugh lightly.

" Father, Dannie has a small issue about calling adults by just their first name." Draco said, earning a 'thank you' look from Dannie.

" Ah well, why don't we compromise and you can call me Uncle Lucius." Lucius said, kissing her forehead.

She flinched, but just barely. She had no reason to not trust this man when he had been nothing but kind to her. She grinned up at him and turned to her father when she felt his gaze on her.

" Dannie, I want you to tell me what Dumbledore said when you told him about the abuse." Severus said, a grim tone overshadowing his voice.

Dannie nodded and followed him into the study and quietly explained while her father's arm rested protectively over her shoulder.

When she finished, she felt him shacking. She looked up at his face to see it contorting with anger.

" I swear I could kill him." He spat.

Dannie only shivered and pulled herself deep into the couch, the memories of her latest abuse running through her mind, making her eyes prick and she tried to bury herself deeper into the couch, trying to drown the pain away.

" Dannie? Dannie look at me." Severus said, kneeling down in front of her, grasping her hands.

She brought teary onyx eyes ((A/N: HA! Never told her wonderful eye color. I wonder why Sev never suspected before this…hmm got myself thinking. Anyway, back to the story)) up to his, fear resonating out of them.

" Dannie, what's wrong?" Severus asked, his voice softer.

" I keep seeing what happened. I have dealt with the bruises. I can deal with those, but it's…" her voice faded off, tears streaming her face.

" What is it, Dannie?" Severus asked gently.

" He did it again while I was weak and bloody on the floor." She whispered.

" What did he do?" Severus prodded/

" Kyle he… he … he raped me." She said in a voice barely a whisper.

" What!" Severus yelled, staring into her eyes, begging for her to be lying.

But her eyes were swimming with fear, so Severus calmed down and pulled her into a protective embrace, which she melted into.

" Oh baby, don't worry. I wont let anyone hurt you again, I promise." He whispered, stroking her hair.

She only nodded and held on tighter, in fear that she was really dreaming and that she would wake up back in Kyle's grasp.

Severus pulled away and grinned down at her.

" So, how about that lunch?" he asked, hearing her stomach growl.

Dannie laughed and nodded, walking out of the room, her father's arm around her shoulder, her side safely tucked next to his. She quietly sang, her nerves finally starting to calm down.

" I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
but she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change

And I've done all I can
To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands
Now I'm starting to see
Maybe it's got nothing to do with me

Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Ooh, you see that skin?
It's the same she's been standing in
Since the day she saw him walking away
Now she's left
cleaning up the mess he made

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Boys, you can break
You find out how much they can take
Boys will be strong
And boys soldier on
But boys would be gone without warmth from
A woman's good, good heart

On behalf of every man
looking out for every girl
You are the god and the weight of her world

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters, too
So mothers be good to your daughters, too
So mothers be good to your daughters, too."

((A/N: Ok yes I know its short, but I have been working on it since Tuesday. So Rylie D, what do you think? I got most of Chapter 2 written down, but I still have to type it. Hope ya'll like it!))