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Author has written 4 stories for Harry Potter.

I am an American woman who loves to write, but has always had to do it as a hobby because it doesn't pay the bills. I've been a teacher, a women's healthcare administrator, and a graphic designer, but none of these have ever felt as right as writing always has. There are lots of ways to "write." I've never been able to physically do so on a daily basis as a discipline, but I'm always playing with characters in my head. Sometimes they're my own, and sometimes they're someone else's.

I stumbled upon my first HP fanfic in 2006 and found out that the weird thing I constantly do in my head is called fanfiction. Such a relief to know that I'm not as freaky on the inside as I've always imagined myself to be! I've been writing fanfics in my head since my earliest memories of childhood. I just love a good character ensemble, and especially love when a storyteller leaves gaps in the plot that I have to flesh out for myself. I've probably done this the most with Star Trek, the Original Series (yes, I'm that old), but transferred that obsession to Harry Potter around 2003, when I finally started to read the series. I love this site, and have read hundreds of the HP stories here.

I've self published 3 novels as D.S. Kirchen, in which I introduce character ensembles that I created in my twenties and have carried with me for nearly thirty years. I like the fact that since they're mine, I can rewrite their histories if I want to as the world changes, and certain norms change as well. I love my characters, and my biggest fantasy would be to one day have enough success as a fiction writer for some of you fanfiction types to post your own renditions of the shoulda-coulda-woulda's that your imagination created after reading my novels. To me, that need to stay connected to the characters is what makes the world go 'round.

Update in August, 2020:

Dear Readers,

I can't help but compare today's global chaos to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, just before the Final Battle. I will confess that my own coping mechanism of escape via the perfect story has led me to revisit my first 3 stories about 20 times each since I finished them. They’ve gotten me through some very real hell. And I’ve so badly wished I had another story in me, or even better, the desire to write a sequel.

This week, I had a thought that I might be ready to challenge myself to write another fic. Periodically, I’ll receive a guest review criticizing the names of my Emancipated Minor fics as misleading because Harry does not end up on his own. Not my intention, and it bugs me too, and it has left the door open to write a fic that actually leads to Harry’s true independence while still resolving all of those awful wrongs committed against him. It’s also a chance to move out of the hurt/comfort genre and dip into the drama realm. Fewer hugs, fewer tears (I’ll truly try), more inspired action and confrontation. But there will be angst. Gotta love the angst!

So, since I'm STILL stuck on the Emancipated Minor plot bunny, I'll start at the same spot as EM and EM-E. Introducing Emancipated Minor: Harry's Independence

Same perimeters:

1) All of the applicable events of Book 5 (except OWLs) have occurred before the Christmas holidays

2) Umbridge has been carted off by the centaurs, Professor McGonagall was injured in an attack, as in the book, but will return to act as Headmistress

3) Remus will be reassigned as DADA professor

4) The horcruxes will add to the peril, and extend the ever present Lord Voldemort threat

5) The story again begins as the battle at the Ministry has just concluded, and on my timeline this is the last day of school before the Christmas break, and Harry is escorted back to Privet Drive by Snape to ride out the winter hols

6) Sirius is indeed dead (sorry, I loved him too, but he’d get in the way of Severus and Harry forming a bond, which is always my first priority)

7) Lucius is not evil, just a ponce. I’ll try to make him more of a ponce than I have in the past. That’s a hard one for me. Such is the consequence of casting Jason Isaacs to play him in the films. I keep veering towards writing him as a badass. Same with Severus!

8) Harry will discover a special ability, but this time I'm inclined to emphasize that it's something that any wizard can acquire if they put in the work.

That’s all I can think of, but suggestions are welcome. I have no idea where I’m going with this fic, except to officially and truly Emancipate poor Harry.


Author’s Note - The explanation behind Emancipated Minor - Extended (EM-E)

So… here’s what I’m playing at, literally:

I had one scene in my mind when I came up with the idea for Emancipated Minor, about 8 years ago, which I never acted on, but never forgot either. After I finished Failure to Thrive with such positive feedback, I decided I wanted to try to write another, and Emancipated Minor was the only other plot bunny I’d ever contemplated. Ironically, that scene, as I originally imagined, never made it into the story. A variation of it did which worked well, but I still kind of like the original and want a chance to put it into a story as well.

Writing Emancipated Minor was an exercise in letting go, like I’ve never done before, and it was fantastic. I’d think of a line of dialogue for each new chapter, and just go with it, until it felt complete, and then I’d post the piece and see what you all said about it. But as I was bringing the drama full circle and letting all of the obstacles between Harry and Severus get resolved, I realized I was running out of steam and, therefore, sources for that hurt/comfort/angst genre that the story fits into. By the time I got to Chapter 40, where they were in Gringott’s and all of the horcruxes were all there too, I went with it as I’ve been doing and I love what I wrote.

At the part where Bella curses Harry, I just sort of went with the blasting hex idea because that’s what my fingers typed. It felt right, and I think it worked great with the scene. But when I walked away, I thought… OMG, what if Bella had hit Harry with her very own, self created “time turning” hex, that sent Harry back about four weeks, minus one day???!!! …that would be the point in Chapter 6 of Emancipated Minor, when Severus goes up to see why Harry is late for their first dinner together and finds him asleep in the big armchair with one sock off and a very sore foot on display. What if when he awakens Harry, Harry wakes up not understanding that he’s gone back in time and has the audacity to speak on familiar terms with his potions professor… a simple shift in that first conversation as it belatedly dawns on Harry that he has traveled in time. Different words, different arguments, different threats and different responses.

Harry will have to start this whole thing over again, and return to the point where Severus is still being hurtful could change everything. Heh heh heh.

So, here are the rules for Emancipated Minor - Extended, or EM-E:

- Harry has come back to the evening of December 23.

- He retains all of the knowledge that he’s gained (magical and informational) in the past month, but his strength goes back to being easily drained.

- He loses his perfect eyesight.

- He is so destroyed by the loss of support from Severus especially, but also Lucius and Remus, he shuts down at first (goes numb with shock), and Severus misreads it, as he always manages to do, before he really knows Harry.

- Harry will change one immediate event intentionally, and that will change the way that everything which follows actually plays out.

In conclusion: EM-E has the same overall plot, I’m just going to tell it with different occurrences and events. I get to start over in some ways and can move farther along in others. Many of you expected Harry to struggle with abusive power over him until he was Emancipated, and actually so did I, but I didn’t have it play out that way the first time around. I’m curious to see if I can pull it off this time around. No promises, in that regard. It gets really challenging to keep Severus from showing compassion, and I’ve never seen Harry as being as bullheaded as some authors like to write him. My Harry is a survivor, first and foremost. But he is also eager to please, once he trusts a person. The challenge may be for Severus to re-earn Harry's trust now that he's suffered the biggest loss of all.

A note about my writing style: I’ve consciously spent more time in my head telling and retelling a scene with dearly loved characters than I can honestly say I’ve spent on any other endeavor in my life. I love doing this. I love telling a story one way, and then going back and changing something and rewriting it from there. I plan to do it with my published books as well one day. However, this is actually the first time that I’m going to do it publicly. I hope it fills that void that you are feeling as Emancipated Minor comes to an end. And if you have not yet read Emancipated Minor, this story may leave you feeling like I’ve glossed over important background information. So, of course, I’d recommend reading it first and returning to EM-E afterward.

Thanks for sticking with me! I’m thrilled to a state of giddiness that you’ve done so!


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A Thousand Words by Ailee17 reviews
Harry never could have predicted how much his life would change after making a surprising discovery at the Dursley household the summer before Second Year. The young wizard returns to school looking for answers, and ends up finding a whole lot more. Snape/Harry mentor fic. No slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 56 - Words: 176,788 - Reviews: 3613 - Favs: 5,445 - Follows: 7,655 - Updated: 9/28/2022 - Published: 1/4/2015 - Harry P., Severus S.
Snape's Advocate by Nine Bright Shiners reviews
NOW CONTINUED AND EXTENDED. Not everyone believes the new Headmaster is a traitor. One dark night, a seventh year Ravenclaw goes to Snape and confronts him with her theory, a theory almost six years in the making. But some theories were never meant to be proven. Set during The Deathly Hallows.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,342 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 9/9/2019 - Published: 10/24/2014 - Severus S., Luna L., OC, Phineas Nigellus
The End According to Potter by black-heart-green-eyes reviews
Severus Snape had always known Harry Potter was too weak to even attempt to stand up to the Dark Lord. The idea was preposterous. So when the boy appeared viciously wounded, inches from death, he really shouldn't have been surprised...but he was.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 69,149 - Reviews: 162 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 327 - Updated: 9/9/2018 - Published: 1/5/2012 - Harry P., Severus S.
If You Love Someone by lilsherlockian1975 reviews
On the eve of his wedding, someone interrupts Severus' stag night to have a rather serious conversation with him. He thought the wizard might challenge him to a duel. In the end, that might have been easier. Not gonna lie, this is a bit angsty but the angst is not directed toward SS/HG. One shot. EWE
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,076 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 30 - Published: 6/21/2018 - [Severus S., Hermione G.] Harry P., Lucius M. - Complete
Strength in Weakness by Littleforest reviews
Set during OotP. When Harry falls ill in Snape's lesson, the last thing he expects is for the ensuing drama to unveil a deadly plot that could end his life once and for all...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 53 - Words: 196,514 - Reviews: 2926 - Favs: 3,053 - Follows: 3,782 - Updated: 4/14/2018 - Published: 1/11/2013 - Harry P., Severus S.
Mishaps at Work by kelpie169 reviews
Hermione's first week at work doesn't go quite the way she expected. But maybe Severus can turn it around her for...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,022 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 13 - Published: 4/2/2018 - [Hermione G., Severus S.] Harry P., Lucius M. - Complete
Crash Course in Compassion by HazelMaeve reviews
Takes place during OOTP. Harry is late for his detention with Umbridge. During his sprint across the castle, he runs into the only person that could make his situation worse- Snape. What happens in the days that follow will alter the course of Harry's life and the war. No longer a one shot! Snarry if you squint.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,570 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 2/12/2018 - Published: 9/1/2017 - Harry P., Severus S.
Against Expectations by Flaming-Bee reviews
You can't help what the heart wants, and unfortunately Hermione's just couldn't want Ronald Weasley. However will an opportunity to escape back to Hogwarts help her find exactly what she's looking for from the most unlikely of sources... Slightly AU in that Snape is alive after the War. Will eventually be SSxHG.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 52,155 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 146 - Follows: 312 - Updated: 3/3/2017 - Published: 1/2/2014 - Hermione G., Severus S.
Of Lilies and Remains by Innana reviews
Will Severus find peace? Not if Lily has anything to do with it. But maybe he isn't actually dead yet! Sort of Harry and Hermione mentors Snape story.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 13,053 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 9/12/2016 - Published: 3/29/2016 - Harry P., Hermione G., Lily Evans P., Severus S.
Harry Potter and the Ripple Effect by aurtrina reviews
Harry has a vision before leaving the graveyard that causes him to make a hard decision; Posing as Snape's son brings on a whole new set of problems and only time will tell if he is only making things worse for himself. With Voldemort still on his tail, Malfoys, Snape, a new family and the ever-present threat of death, Harry begins to wonder if he sealed his own fate.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 37 - Words: 138,504 - Reviews: 386 - Favs: 455 - Follows: 672 - Updated: 6/20/2016 - Published: 7/5/2015 - Harry P., Severus S., OC
A Marauder's Plan by CatsAreCool reviews
Sirius decides to stay in England after escaping Hogwarts and makes protecting Harry his priority. AU GOF.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 87 - Words: 893,787 - Reviews: 12351 - Favs: 22,167 - Follows: 14,627 - Updated: 6/13/2016 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Harry P., Sirius B. - Complete
The Man Who Saved The World by Innana reviews
Harry is grieving after the final battle. Perhaps this enigmatic stranger can offer him comfort and help him find peace, but all is not what it seems.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,832 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 21 - Published: 2/25/2016 - Harry P., Draco M., Severus S., Neville L. - Complete
Resolution by tlyxor1 reviews
One does not walk from a near death experience unchanged. It's no wonder, then, when after two action packed years, it's a very different Harry Potter who arrives for his third year at Hogwarts School. new classes, new friends and a very new outlook on life, the Boy Who Lived was always meant for greatness. PoA AU. OOC. Rewrite in progress.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 40 - Words: 68,073 - Reviews: 1282 - Favs: 3,309 - Follows: 2,785 - Updated: 1/12/2016 - Published: 11/8/2014 - Harry P., Neville L., Theodore N., Susan B. - Complete
Reverberations by aesopianalex reviews
The summer after the debacle at the Ministry, Draco Malfoy is sent to live with Harry Potter. He writes letters to Severus Snape, telling him how he's doing- and what's really going on in Harry Potter's house. [Complete]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 30 - Words: 64,939 - Reviews: 910 - Favs: 1,871 - Follows: 1,851 - Updated: 1/8/2016 - Published: 2/5/2014 - Harry P., Draco M., Severus S. - Complete
The Dangers of Floo Travel by Ijoan reviews
An accident while using the floo sends Hermione Granger to a world wholly different from her own. In this world, Voldemort has been in power for decades, the resistance is dwindling, and she was raised as a ward of the Malfoy family. With her, she brings the knowledge of how to defeat the Dark Lord and not everyone wants to use that information for selfless reasons. AU. DM/HG.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,071 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/29/2015 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M.
Pieces of the Past by SeptimaBode reviews
A life debt. A Marriage Law. A serial killer. - EWE, rated M for language, violence and sexual situations - Disclaimer: All characters belong to JK Rowling, but I wish they were mine, if that counts for anything.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 28 - Words: 214,509 - Reviews: 412 - Favs: 1,207 - Follows: 772 - Updated: 9/12/2015 - Published: 2/19/2015 - [Hermione G., Draco M.] - Complete
Life is our Sentence by LucyLuna reviews
A potions accident early in Harry Potter's sixth year changes everything for Severus Snape. AU. Two-shot. De-aged Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,010 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 2/18/2015 - Published: 8/18/2014 - Harry P., Draco M., Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
His Heavenly Cause by Suite Sambo reviews
What is death but the beginning of the next great adventure? After losing sight of Harry's eyes, Severus finds himself in a very familiar place.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,228 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 17 - Published: 2/17/2015 - Lily Evans P., Severus S., Albus D.
What Darkness Remains by sham17 reviews
A year and a half after the end of the Second Wizarding War, Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their friends all must face the presence of the dark magic remaining around them, all while coping with the effects the war had on them. Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,589 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 1/31/2015 - Published: 10/30/2014 - Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G., Ginny W.
His Draught of Delicate Poison by Subversa reviews
A/U. At the end of war, the Wizengamot has passed a Marriage Law. The Order has opened Headquarters to house its youngest members during a summer of Ministry-sponsored social events. With Snape as a chaperone, and engaged to another woman, the advent of a busy Hermione, determined to see her friends in love-matches, can only be a recipe for disaster.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 202,532 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 654 - Follows: 337 - Updated: 12/15/2014 - Published: 5/30/2014 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Digging for the Bones by paganaidd reviews
Because of a student death, new measures are being taken to screen students for abuse. With Dumbledore facing an enquiry, Snape is in charge of making sure every student receives an examination. Abused!Harry. Character death. Sevitis. In answer to the "New Measures for Screening Abuse" challenge at Potions and Snitches. Yes, it is a "Snape is Harry's biological father" story.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 62 - Words: 212,292 - Reviews: 6660 - Favs: 12,291 - Follows: 9,097 - Updated: 11/27/2014 - Published: 2/27/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
A Shocking Discovery by wrappedinharry reviews
A near tragedy and a shocking discovery lead two bitter enemies to much soul searching and eventual acceptance of each other. A Snape as Harry's father fic. Some HG. Please R&R
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 47 - Words: 400,279 - Reviews: 2358 - Favs: 1,649 - Follows: 1,762 - Updated: 11/23/2014 - Published: 9/17/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Foiled Again by Hayatonyaaa reviews
A silly little Marriage Law ficlet. I'm pretty sure every H/S author is required to write one at some point. It's like a rite of passage.- Someone comes to Hogwarts with PLANS, but there are curious surprises at every turn.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,467 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 573 - Follows: 91 - Published: 10/5/2014 - Harry P., Hermione G., Draco M., Severus S. - Complete
Moment of Impact - Wedding Vignettes by Suite Sambo reviews
It's Harry and Ginny's wedding day. Vignette 1 - Ron helps Harry get ready while Ginny visits Severus. Vignette 2: The wedding, the reception and a return to Shell Cottage.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,727 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 173 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 8/17/2014 - Published: 8/8/2014 - Harry P., Ron W., Severus S., Ginny W. - Complete
Perception is Everything by Kendra James reviews
When Severus Snape is left in charge of Hogwarts over the christmas break, he is less than pleased to discover Harry will be one of his charges. Events force him to face that Mr Potter may not be quite what he has assumed all these years. Year 6
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 42 - Words: 165,658 - Reviews: 5123 - Favs: 11,146 - Follows: 6,489 - Updated: 5/31/2014 - Published: 4/26/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Housekeeper by Yeghishe reviews
Alternate Universe. Drabble Fiction. Former London chef Elaine Corbenic takes a position as a housekeeper and companion for a reclusive and secretive man in a tiny English town. [100/100]
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 100 - Words: 21,455 - Reviews: 342 - Favs: 191 - Follows: 133 - Updated: 5/1/2014 - Published: 2/11/2013 - [Severus S., OC] Harry P., Remus L. - Complete
Debris by Yukihapax reviews
That day the boy-who-lived-twice finally met the survived man in the devastated courtyard of the school. [What*if?/Survived*Snape/ love*hints/T rated only for the topics]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,219 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/7/2014 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Remember Remember by Suite Sambo reviews
Regrouping after Ginny is severely injured, Harry goes on a mission for Minerva and discovers that Snape is alive, is living as a Muggle with no memory of his magical life, and has a daughter Lily's age. A fun & sentimental journey to bring Severus home.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 84,392 - Reviews: 560 - Favs: 1,180 - Follows: 473 - Updated: 2/6/2014 - Published: 2/11/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Slumbering Giants by Suite Sambo reviews
On a Christmas Eve visit to Hogwarts with his family, Harry takes little Albus Severus with him to visit the tombs of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape. Canon compliant, with epilogue. Canon character death. Harry/Ginny.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,811 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 104 - Follows: 23 - Published: 1/9/2014 - Harry P., Severus S., Ginny W., Albus D. - Complete
Defensive Magic by Jocelyn reviews
AU after OOTP. A short story speculating on what would REALLY have happened if Uncle Vernon ever took a swing at Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,323 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 832 - Follows: 167 - Published: 12/6/2013 - Harry P., Ron W., Remus L., Severus S. - Complete
Hogwarts' Castaways by Shady Grim reviews
A pleasant school trip to the tropics turns disastrous for Snape, Neville, and the Trio when their boat gets caught in a violent storm. Rated T due to suggestive situations and mild violence.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,741 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 10 - Published: 9/14/2013 - Ron W., Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
What's Owed by ruth7019 reviews
Catastrophic events culminate in an unexpected kinship between some of Hogwarts' most tenacious foes, while inciting bitter battles between best friends. Rated 'M' for violence.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 33 - Words: 242,627 - Reviews: 380 - Favs: 915 - Follows: 537 - Updated: 8/5/2013 - Published: 8/3/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
I Do Not Want This by ImKim reviews
An accident leads to a discovery, a discovery that neither Harry Potter nor Professor Severus Snape can abide. Now they have to live in the same castle knowing what they know. Each of them has friends who think they should give their relationship a chance. Friends really should mind their own business.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 29,447 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 101 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 3/1/2012 - Harry P., Severus S.
Not All Changes Are Visible by anthfan reviews
How Hermione deals with the immediate aftermath of the final battle
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,733 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 43 - Published: 7/18/2012 - Hermione G., Harry P. - Complete
To Make It All Okay by Bonomania reviews
When Harry goes back to school the year after Sirius dies, the unlikeliest of people start noticing a change in him. Mentions of child abuse, Dursleys, Draco and more brushes with death.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,829 - Reviews: 604 - Favs: 1,163 - Follows: 1,758 - Updated: 6/24/2012 - Published: 7/19/2009 - Harry P., Severus S.
A Summer of Flotsam and Jetsam by Suite Sambo reviews
Harry, Severus and entourage recover together the summer after the Final Battle oceanside at Shell Cottage. With R&H, Ginny, George, Minerva, Luna, Neville, Andromeda & Teddy. 4th Story in "Moment of Impact" series; immediately follows "One Man's Island."
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 91,405 - Reviews: 658 - Favs: 577 - Follows: 302 - Updated: 6/10/2012 - Published: 10/21/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Life This Way by Chiimeriical reviews
This is how it went each day: Snape's eyes would pass over her, a sneer on his face and a challenge in his expression. And she would do nothing to prove herself to him, because she wasn't a know-it-all. Not anymore.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,715 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 4/21/2012 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Live Again by sick-atxxheart reviews
The moment when the Dursleys finally realize what Harry has gone through - and surprisingly, it helps.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,861 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 326 - Follows: 77 - Published: 4/2/2012 - Harry P., Dudley D. - Complete
The Truth About Scars by magical-mystery-girl reviews
Love was an irrational and painful thing. He had already experienced it once and by Salazar he never wished to experience it again.So why was it that when she called him her friend his heart stuttered in ways it had not for a long time? READ AND REVIEW!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 18,205 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 197 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/23/2012 - Published: 12/3/2011 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
The Last Request of Albus Dumbledore by Professor SS19 reviews
Albus Dumbledore is dead. His will details the distribution of his belongings and the Hogwarts Headship - but it does not include his final request - that Severus Snape guide, mentor and protect Harry Potter... AU, HBP, an experiment...
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,054 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 2/22/2012 - Published: 8/21/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
This is the House That Doubt Built by Attila the Hahn reviews
Severus has a different way of looking at James Potter's son, and Draco was raised in slightly different circumstances. What effects can the smallest changes of circumstance have on their lives? SS/HP MENTOR fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,727 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 12/11/2011 - Published: 7/2/2011 - Harry P., Severus S.
Regards, Harry by Suite Sambo reviews
Sequel to Moment of Impact. Harry and Severus' relationship develops through their correspondence during Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts. Mainly follows canon but within the H/S mentor relationship established in Moment of Impact.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 45 - Words: 191,154 - Reviews: 697 - Favs: 716 - Follows: 316 - Updated: 10/21/2011 - Published: 1/8/2011 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
On the Other Side by Asterix Tutnix reviews
3rd year AU: Harry comes up with a rather reckless plan involving the Slytherins. Its consequences change the course of the year more than he could ever have suspected, and make him get closer to Snape than he'd have liked... warnings: see chapter 1
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 47,867 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 467 - Follows: 667 - Updated: 8/14/2011 - Published: 3/14/2010 - Harry P., Severus S.
One Second is All it Takes by jada951 reviews
When Station 51 responds to a call, there's more to it than meets the eye.
Emergency - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Tragedy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,163 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/12/2011 - Published: 8/4/2011 - Complete
My Enemy's Enemy by PBrules reviews
Post OoTP. Alternate Timeline. Harry's had a wretched summer. To top it off, Dumbledore insists he continue studies in Occlumency with the dreaded Severus Snape. Will he and Snape learn to get along? NOT SLASH.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 37 - Words: 161,376 - Reviews: 436 - Favs: 481 - Follows: 583 - Updated: 8/5/2011 - Published: 6/20/2009 - Harry P., Severus S.
Before the Dawn by jharad17 reviews
Sequel to Walk the Shadows. After a horrific summer, Harry seems to be recovering from his ordeal, with the help of Snape and Lupin, as well as his friends, including, oddly enough, Draco Malfoy. But appearances can be deceiving.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 51,816 - Reviews: 1512 - Favs: 1,326 - Follows: 2,033 - Updated: 7/28/2011 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Atonement by teeea reviews
And perhaps the boy was indeed their only hope against Voldemort, but Harry Potter would not die if Severus could help it.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,406 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/24/2011 - Published: 6/18/2011 - Severus S., Harry P.
Finding Parental Care by Melethril reviews
AU canon until preHBP ; sixth year: Sequel to "Loss of Parental Care"; Harry knows: "Sometimes life is good." Anyway, though not seeking trouble, trouble has a way finding him. DISCLAIMER 1: DISCONTINUED (in 2019 or so...). DISCLAIMER 2: I no longer support J.K. Rowling's platform (more infos in my profile).
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 28 - Words: 173,368 - Reviews: 555 - Favs: 611 - Follows: 724 - Updated: 6/7/2011 - Published: 5/30/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Building Bridges by misundersnape reviews
After an incident at the Dursley's, Harry finds he needs help. Will this be the catalyst for two unlikely characters forming a respectful relationship between one another, or are we kidding ourselves that one of the two can ever overcome his bitterness..
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 38,778 - Reviews: 264 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 475 - Updated: 5/10/2011 - Published: 1/10/2009 - Harry P., Severus S.
Sweet Like a Crow by Squiid iink reviews
A Harry-gets-rescued-from-the Dursleys fic! by our favorite git, Severus Snape, no less! set the summer after OOP, I suppose. NOT a Snarry, rated T for violence/physical abuse Unfinished & abandoned, srry folks :(
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,676 - Reviews: 234 - Favs: 349 - Follows: 509 - Updated: 5/6/2011 - Published: 7/30/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Regarding Severus Snape by angelicka reviews
It is ten years after the fall of Voldemort. Snape is startled when an attractive young woman seems interested in him. All is not what it seems.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 53,489 - Reviews: 313 - Favs: 714 - Follows: 282 - Updated: 2/12/2011 - Published: 5/4/2010 - Severus S., Hermione G. - Complete
Never Say Remember by Malora reviews
13-year-old Harry is dragged into another world where he was adopted by Snape. Where his mother is still alive. Where he can't stop feeling like a stranger. And Snape discovers that a new Potter has appeared. One who won't leave him alone. Who knows Snape's deepest secret. As both Harrys search for a way home, they begin to question what home really is.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 98,466 - Reviews: 1126 - Favs: 2,037 - Follows: 939 - Updated: 2/1/2011 - Published: 1/1/2008 - Harry P., Lily Evans P., Severus S., Albus D. - Complete
When The Future Died by SpikyStar reviews
He controlled the elements, it wasn't enough. He was the powerful light wizard, but Voldemort was winning. Fate sent him back. No Slash please read, future Harry going back in time! Slight AU- Retains older body. fifth year Grammer fixed.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 43 - Words: 155,275 - Reviews: 1477 - Favs: 1,820 - Follows: 1,865 - Updated: 9/9/2010 - Published: 12/28/2007 - Harry P.
To Save a Malfoy by SnapeSeraphin reviews
After Voldemort's defeat, Harry and Ron free a man who has been the Dark Lord's captive for years and place him in Hermione's care. But who is this mysterious man and how will he effect the lives of the Gryffindors and one Draco Malfoy? AU.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 125,784 - Reviews: 803 - Favs: 556 - Follows: 541 - Updated: 7/21/2010 - Published: 10/24/2004 - Lucius M., Hermione G.
The Poor of God by kilara25 reviews
After Snape's visit to Surrey, Harry writes him a thank you letter that triggers an extended correspondence between the two of them. Sequel to The Guiltless.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 103,741 - Reviews: 1452 - Favs: 2,701 - Follows: 1,253 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 8/24/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Genuine Article by SnapeSeraphin reviews
Misunderstandings, a jealous ex-wife, mixed messages and a fake ring form the key players in this romantic tale, where all's well that ends well. LM/HG, rated M to be on the safe side.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,074 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 328 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 1/13/2009 - Published: 1/11/2009 - Lucius M., Hermione G. - Complete
Real Illusion by Tsuby73 reviews
Harry Potter is badly abused by the Dursleys, but he finds a new way to defend himself. Could this be "the Power the Dark Lord knows not"? Who is going to help Harry? Harry-Snape bonding/mentorship. AU Pre-HBP
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,845 - Reviews: 190 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 514 - Updated: 11/2/2008 - Published: 1/27/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
Heart over Mind by Regann reviews
PART 27 ADDED, COMPLETE. Something odd about Hermione causes her to have unexpected reaction to a love potion. Only it's one which no one expected. How could a lack of reaction cause so much trouble? AU to Books 5 and 6.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 186,622 - Reviews: 3810 - Favs: 6,305 - Follows: 1,539 - Updated: 4/10/2007 - Published: 2/1/2003 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Tea and Sympathy by Jocemum reviews
HPB Spoiler Warning! Hermione is helping remove traces of the Order from the compromised Headquarters when the traitor returns. At long last: COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 118,583 - Reviews: 1500 - Favs: 1,495 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 10/15/2006 - Published: 7/18/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
A Little More Love by Jocemum reviews
Remus and Tonks, and what took place between the events in the Hospital Wing and Dumbledore's funeral.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,993 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/6/2006 - N. Tonks, Remus L. - Complete
Survivors by Dyce reviews
..Complete.. After the war is over, lives must be rebuilt. Hermione sets out to help someone who nobody else will, and winds up helping herself as well. HGSS
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 49,072 - Reviews: 951 - Favs: 2,626 - Follows: 473 - Updated: 8/27/2005 - Published: 8/20/2005 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
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Emancipated Minor - Harry's Independence reviews
Harry Potter's 5th year has brought crisis after crisis and attacks from adults who live to abuse their power. He needs the legal right to make his own decisions about his safety, all while taking on the Dark Lord and his minions. AU: Follows OOTP but the events have occurred before Xmas as we begin. Slightly AU Severus in the beginning/more as the story goes on. AU Lucius M.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 37 - Words: 145,159 - Reviews: 305 - Favs: 494 - Follows: 464 - Updated: 1/31/2021 - Published: 8/21/2020 - Harry P., Remus L., Severus S., Lucius M. - Complete
Emancipated Minor - Extended (EM-E) reviews
This is a pseudo-sequel to Emancipated Minor. A change in a minor scene leads to a different sequence of events during Harry's 5th year, when he has been facing hardship entirely on his own. He needs the legal right to protect himself from abuse by adults. Follows OOTP, but all events occur 1st term. Mentor/bonding fic. Slightly AU Severus in the beginning/more as the story goes on
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 34 - Words: 131,705 - Reviews: 455 - Favs: 767 - Follows: 436 - Updated: 8/11/2014 - Published: 3/19/2014 - Harry P., Remus L., Severus S., Lucius M. - Complete
Emancipated Minor reviews
It's 5th year and Harry Potter has been facing crisis after crisis on his own. He has no one to turn to, other than his friends, but they can only help so much. Harry needs the legal right to protect himself from the abuses he is constantly targeted with. Follows OOTP, but all events occur 1st term. Mentor/bonding fic. Slightly AU Severus in the beginning/more as the story goes on
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 43 - Words: 139,064 - Reviews: 847 - Favs: 2,919 - Follows: 1,536 - Updated: 3/18/2014 - Published: 11/26/2013 - Harry P., Remus L., Severus S., Lucius M. - Complete
Failure To Thrive reviews
It is post DH, and in the immediate aftermath, Harry experiences a spontaneous de-aging effect that sets him back physically, (& mentally?) by about 3 years. Recovery is challenging, and Harry is resisting help. But he does manage to get it from some unlikely sources. Follows DH, but AU (Alive!) Severus and Malfoys. Bonding/Mentor fic. Rating may change to M in later chapters
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 29 - Words: 98,462 - Reviews: 314 - Favs: 994 - Follows: 432 - Updated: 11/20/2013 - Published: 10/5/2013 - Harry P., Severus S., Lucius M., Hermione G. - Complete