Disclaimer: Harry Potter and friends belong to J.K. Rowling. I make no money from this story.

A/N: I have changed this story line to my own liking. I love Severus Snape and decided I was going to make this story go just a bit different from the original story line.


The dark-haired man cradled the body of the red-haired woman as he rocked back and forth, the tears on his face competing with the storm outside. The cries of the baby in the crib beside him were drowned out by his heart-wrenching sobs. "I'm so sorry, Lily. I never should have listened to him. It's all my fault. I should have listened to you years ago." He whispered, slowly becoming aware of the sobs of the baby in the crib beside him as his own subsided and anger joined the grief in his heart. He glanced over toward the crib and was instantly struck by the brilliant, tear-filled green eyes that looked back at him.

The child had tousled black hair that had a slight curl and seemed to stick out in all directions. He was forcefully reminded of James Potter. The nose was the same too, but the eyes and the little cupid-bow mouth were all Lily's. A bloody, lightning-bolt shaped wound marred the child's otherwise perfect face. Suddenly he knew what he had to do. Lily's child had to be protected at all costs. Once the death-eaters found out what had happened here, they would come for the baby and revenge.

He reached into the crib and lifted the wimpering child, grimacing as he realized the child's diaper was lying on the bottom of the crib in a soggy mass. "Shhh, shhhh," he crooned, "Uncle Severus has you, luv." With a crack, they apparated away.

A/N: And so the plot thickens...

I know this lists the story as following the books, but I thought the scene from the movie where Snape is holding Lily and crying should have been in the book.