AN: OK so this part is set just after the final battle. Remus and Tonks are alive and so is Fredand Dobby. Cos I just couldn't stand to have them dead in my story as you will see they are not the only ones. This will be a Severus/OC story however the OC is in some way related to a non-original character but im not telling yet :P.
Severus Snape is given one last chance as life, as he is transformed into a baby after his death. He is raised by Harry and Ginny and thier family. 18 years later Ophelia arrives in the family as she has none of her own. Ophelia is sixteen and had not found out she was witch until her sixteenth birthday. She will have to attend hogwarts as a first year and the reluctant Snape is her guide. Does Ophelia really have the magic level of a squid? Can Severus learn to open up his heart to someone outside his circle? And just who is Ophelia's real family?
This fic will contain de-aging don't like don't read.
Prologue - Here I am (part 1)
Here I am - this is me
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be
Here I am - it's just me and you
And tonight we make our dreams come true
It's a new world - it's a new start
It's alive with the beating of young hearts
It's a new day - it's a new plan
I've been waiting for you
Here I am
Here we are - we've just begun
And after all this time - our time has come
Ya here we are - still goin' strong
Right here in the place where we belong
Harry burst into the hospital wing having returned from his search for Snape's body with more than he bargained for. Nestled rather delicately against his chest was what appeared to be the blood spattered coat of the former Potions Master.
"What is that?" exclaimed Remus rather concerned as to what Harry could have possibly brought back.
Remus took the bundle from Harry. Poppy stared over his shoulder as she had just finished healing an injury on his shoulder. There between the dark cloak and the cradle of Remus' arms a small baby was sleeping peacefully blissfully unaware that he was now barely a month of age.
"Oh" Poppy exclaimed whipping out her wand to run tests quicker than they could a ll react.
"It's Severus!" she whispered in disbelief "a perfectly healthy baby Severus"
"Is he going to remember anything" Remus asked rewrapping baby Severus Snape in a clean blanket Harry handed to me dazed.
"I believe he will, this is very rare indeed, there is a potion if applied a week before the death of a person they will be reborn with all their memories in tact. They remain in a magical self sustaining shield that keeps them alive until they are touched by someone who can care for them"
Harry's eyes widened with shock.
Poppy nodded an amused smile on her face.
And with that Harry Potter fainted despite having just destroyed the Dark Lord.
Alarmed with the news of the living breathing baby Snape, Minerva McGonagall made her way to the tomb of Albus Dumbledore. Certainly she was alarmed at the thought that there maybe a little baby Albus slumbering away inside a dark cold tomb. She knew it was unlikely that such a thing would happy but if anyone else could come back to like in the form of an infant it would be Albus.
She magically opened up the tomb descending down the stairs to the coffin quickly.
She spoke the enchantments to unlock the charms of the tomb to protect it and its contents from harm. Then with a final flick of her wand the lid moved from it's rightful place to the floor gently.
For a moment she paused knowing this moment would either come with great relief, or utter disappointment. She readied herself and cast a silent 'lumus'.
She peered into the large marble coffin and inside she found no corpse. A heap of empty clothes and one small mound amongst in. She gently removed the garments to find the small babe curled up around a silvery blue robe.
"Oh Albus" she sighed with relief.
Minerva reached in and took up the baby cradling him against her chest still wrapped in the robe.
"Let's get you out of here" she said.
With that she took the former headmaster from the tomb carried safely in her arms to the beginning of his new life.
Severus Snape found it very difficult to open his eyes. They felt as if they were very heavy as he opened them to blinding light. this must be heaven he thought and I am been blinded by the light of it, well that's just great!
He huffed in his mind and set about adjusting his eyes. Around him he could see an expanse of white fluffy mountains? Where he was lying felt especially soft also must be clouds… can this get any worse.
He decided now was as good as time as any to start moving. He tried to sit up but his body wouldn't let him, his limbs flopped about uselessly around him. One thing he noticed other than his lack of strength was how his joints no longer ached when he moved. no pain in heaven, predictable.
For the first time he looked down at himself only to see there was a lot less of himself. Chubby little limbs, cute little fingers and toes, a tiny torso and nothing but a nappy.
Just before he could freak out a giant head appeared above him. The head of the on and only Boy Wonder Potter. He tried to sneer but he was too freaked out.
"He's awake" said Potter
"Severus" said Minerva as she too popped into view.
"Minerva tell me what is the mean-" he shut up that high voice surely wasn't his was it?
"Oh Severus don't worry it appears you have at some point consumed a youth potion without your knowledge. It was activated when you died. Now don't worry Severus your going to have a lot of help, since Harry found you due to the spell he is now your legal guardian. I know this is a lot to take in but I have one more thing I need to tell you. Albus is alive he seems to have taken the same potion" Minerva explained.
Severus felt so overwhelmed with emotion that his little body couldn't take it and he promptly broke out wailing. Like well… a baby.
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