Disclaimer- I don't own it! Never have and never will. Not JKR. She is the lucky one that has Severus. If he was mine then I wouldn't let him out of my sight for even a minute. Some of the stuff you do recognize are from the DH. So not mine I am just borrowing it for the sake of the story.

A/N- I know, I know, I should be working on "Attack of the Mini Cupids". But this little sucker snuck up on me out of no where and won't go away. Sooooo I decided to post some of the chapters and see if this plot bunny will finally let me know the end. Hope you like it.


There was a horrible scream. Snape's face lost the little color it had left; it whitened, as his black eyes widened, as the snake's fangs pierced his neck, as he failed to push the enchanted cage off himself, as his knees gave way, and he fell to the floor.


Miles away a man named Tobias Snape woke up with a start. He could feel his heart pounding in his chest as he slowly tried to regain his breath. Cold sweat covered his forehead as he held his head in his hands. Taking deep breaths he willed his heart to calm down. He could feel his whole body shaking as if he had just run a marathon.

Suddenly something in him broke and he was crying. He had the same dream again. The one were his boy was brutally murdered. It was always the same, the great snake, a run down room, and a man that looked like a snake with red eyes. Tobias had been having the dream for almost a year now. When it had first started it he would dream it once in a while but in the last two weeks it had him waking him up every night. The first night it he had dream it Tobias didn't know who the man being murdered was. It wasn't until the third dream that he realized it was his son, Severus Snape.

It had been years since Tobias had last seen his son. Severus had left the Spinner's End right after he had returned from Hogwarts, fresh from his 6th year. It had been the same year when Eileen had died. With his wife dead and his only son gone, Tobias had finally seen the damage that he had done to his family with his abusive behavior. Soon after he vowed on his wife's grave that he would never drink another drop of alcohol ever again. Tobias had also searched high and low for his son, but it was soon obvious that Severus had moved to the magical world. It broke his heart to know that he had driven his only child away from him. Tobias always prayed that Severus was okay and that he was safe.

After a couple of minutes of crying Tobias made his way to his restroom where he washed his face with cool water. When he was done he walked to the kitchen for a warn glass of milk. He wasn't planning on going back to sleep but he needed something to soothed his nerves. Thinking that perhaps watching some telly might take his mind off his dream Tobias made his way towards the living room. Suddenly there was a flash of bright light in front of him. Letting the glass of milk fall to the ground Tobias tried to shield his eyes from the light and took cover behind the kitchen counter. After a couple of minutes of trying to adjust his eyes again, Tobias heard a soft cry. It sounded like a song, he wondered if it was a bird but he didn't know what kind of bird made a sound like that.

Slowly getting to his feet Tobias looked over the counter and saw a most magnificent bird on top of his dinning table. It had red feathers that looked soft as silk; the bird's eyes held an amazing power and it stood tall with pride. For some reason Tobias was not afraid of the creature but felt comforted. Mesmerized Tobias made his way around the counter to get a better look at the bird, when he saw something on the floor that almost made his heart stop.

"Oh, good God! Severus!"

A/N- So what you think? Love it? Hate it?I know this was rather short but i can assure you that the chapters will get longer. please Review! I love hearing from everyone.