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Joined 06-12-07, id: 1298924, Profile Updated: 08-08-13
Author has written 7 stories for Harry Potter.

Updated 5/3/13

NEW NEWS:

A new,Polish translationof Whelp is underway, courtesy of Lampira7. Check it out, if you read Polish. Or even if you don't.

Otherwise, none, alas. I can only offer my utmost apologies to anyone who has been waiting, ever so patiently, for new chapters from me on my WiP or on the next installments of Better Be Slytherin and Whelp, which are still unwritten, to my shame. My life has been all about the drama for a while now, and my head has not been in writing space of any shape. I continue to hope for a break in the clouds, but in the meantime, I am soooo sorry I've been such a bad writer toad. Mea maxima culpa.

OLD NEWS:

I have a Yahoo group called Better Be Slytherin for discussing all of my stories, not just "Better Be." Consider joining, all you Reader Dudes, to get notified about any and all new chapters I post, or to read them as PDF files on the site, to chat about my stories (or anything HP Fandom, really), ask me questions, and/or prod me to get that next chappie out or commiserate with me about lost jobs, chronic pain conditions, or whatever comes to mind. Should be fun!

Click here to join Better_Be_Slytherin

TRANSLATION NEWS:

Véronique Oysel has started to translate Better Be Slytherin! into French via DiagonAlleyParis, and Dulzura Letal has started translating Better Be Slytherin! into Spanish. Due to a bit of a mix up, Better Be Slytherin, chapters one to five so far, are also available in Spanish from Relena Sakurazuka Kaiba. Both of these translators are aware of the other, and both are official, as far as I'm concerned. Chapter One through Four so far of Better Be Slytherin is now available in Italian from GiuliaSnape. Ticklishfly has begun translating Better Be Slytherin! into Russian here, on Fanfiction.net. It's also available on this site.

Whelp I has been completely translated into French by Dyneen, who did a wonderful job. See the story link here, along with its hundreds of reviews! She has a good start on Whelp II already. There's a Russian translation underway, too, by Funnycow. Her translation of the story is also available here, a Russian site. German translations of Whelp are available now from Honeymausi, whose work can be found on our very own FanFiction.net, and also on a German site, Fanfiktion.de. I've also had requests from someone who wants to translate Whelp into Slovak and into Spanish, but have not received any links for those yet, alas. There's now a translation in progress of Whelp into Italian, by Jillien.

Meduzza will be translating Walk the Shadows into French; the first translation of that story! I'll put up the link when I receive it.

Yay, Translator Dudes!

If anyone wants, or knows someone who wants, to do any other translations than those mentioned, please let me know.

FICTION RUNDOWN:

I have four stories and/or series presently under construction. Hopefully, the following tidbits will answer questions you have about which are series, who's shippin' who, and all that kind of stuff.

My first sequel, Whelp II -- The Wrath of Snape is complete! It started where Whelp left off, only a couple days later, and ends about six months into the school year. (Naturally, Book Three will be The Search for . . . someone/thing. Remus? Peace? Sanity? Suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.) This series will continue at least up till Harry starts at Hogwarts, perhaps further, encompassing his career there as well. We'll see.

Before the Dawn (as in, "It's always darkest . . .") is the sequel to Walk the Shadows. It picks up shortly after the end of WtS, and I'm told it's as good as the original story, so far. (Thanks, Reader Dudes!) I expect this series will take one or two more books to be complete. There's been some question about whether pairings might appear in the future, so let me just say this: if there are pairings in this series, they won't be for a while yet. Maybe next book. Harry's damaged, Reader Dudes! As in, not looking for romance. At all.

Better Be Slytherin! will probably be a series, as far as I can take it, with each year of Harry in the House of the Snake as its own story. Re: Pairings -- In the first book of the Slytherin Series, there are no pairings at all. Later on, as the characters mature, there probably will be, but whether the pairings will be canon or not, I cannot say, 'cause I don't know yet. I have decided that none of the main pairings will be slash, as I'm trying to stick to canon characterizations, if not actual pairings. If you have suggestions or favorites, feel free to let me know.

Getting Back, my angsty/slash Harry-goes-back-in-time-and-loses-his-memories-while-falling-in-love-with-a-Slytherin-or-two fic. It's AU after HBP -- in other words, Dumbledore is dead by Snape's hand, but nothing that's canon after Harry leaves school for the summer holidays has happened or will happen . . . although there are spoilers for Deathly Hallows, from events that happened in the past and are just shown or explained in DH, such as Regulus' treatment of Kreacher and his status as a Death Eater. The story starts out with a Harry and Regulus pairing, and might move on to a Snarry pairing later on, with others thrown in as whim takes me. I don't know how long this story will be, except that it's likely to be novel length. This one is mostly a "when I can get to it" story, unlike my three primary ones.

It Eats You, Starting with Your Bottom is my attempt at humor, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Harry Potter story, with all kinds of 'ships, most of them slashy. Like with Getting Back, I'll only be working on that one intermittently, and usually just when I need a break from the angstage of my other stories. I am, after all, all about the angst.

Finally, I absolutely love hearing people's thoughts (positive and negative--seriously) on my work, and most of my story lines are wide open for suggestions, so if you have any plot bunnies you'd like to see me explore, let me know. Also, if you have any plots you'd like to see me explore in their entirety, I'm open to that, too . . . though the more open projects I have, the less often everything gets updated, natch.

If you've read through this whole thing, you are way cooler than I'll ever be.

Cheers all, and thank you for your support.

--Rachel

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It's Mutual 1 by breannatala reviews
Severitus Challege. It's the summer after 5th year, and Harry finds out something about his parents on his 16th birthday: Snape is his biologicial father! Better summary inside. Now Completed. Chapters 1-4 edited to include more info. sequel: It's Mutual
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 85,906 - Reviews: 467 - Favs: 600 - Follows: 246 - Updated: 5/4/2010 - Published: 1/20/2006 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Evolution by Twinheart reviews
SEQUEL TO EQUILIBRIUM-NOTE: ON TEMPORARY HIATUS. A mentoring relationship is developing between young wizard Harry Potter and his dour Potions Professor, Severus Snape. But away from Hogwarts, Harry’s life is not all it seems. Summer before Year Two.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 22 - Words: 109,115 - Reviews: 2193 - Favs: 1,589 - Follows: 2,431 - Updated: 12/17/2009 - Published: 4/4/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Emerald Eyes by JadeSullivan reviews
After Harry is caught exploding a cauldron in 2nd year Potions, Snape insists he keep a firm hand on the boy he must secretly protect. However, Snape discovers that there is more to the twelve yr old than unruliness.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 124,843 - Reviews: 1869 - Favs: 1,522 - Follows: 619 - Updated: 5/15/2009 - Published: 9/26/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Pantogogue by BC reviews
Slash SSHP. Severus' POV: Potter is changing in front of my eyes, gaining a disconcerting resemblance to Tom Riddle. As usual, it falls to me to save the brat... for the price of 'only' my soul.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 32 - Words: 136,985 - Reviews: 665 - Favs: 844 - Follows: 333 - Updated: 5/1/2008 - Published: 10/7/2007 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Lily's Charm by peacefulcacophony reviews
In a story spanning two decades, Lily and Severus attempt to control the powers of the Dark Mark after Lily's life is threatened. Seventeen years later, Harry uncovers a long-buried truth about his parents.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 55 - Words: 283,664 - Reviews: 1266 - Favs: 777 - Follows: 284 - Updated: 4/13/2008 - Published: 11/17/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Reading the Signs by goldencompass reviews
Harry is hurt and loses his voice. Will Snape help him find it? Not slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 50,699 - Reviews: 1394 - Favs: 1,856 - Follows: 788 - Updated: 3/16/2008 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Metamorphosis at Dawn by BC reviews
Sidestory to Pantogogue. Harry’s POV. What really happened on Halloween? Where was Harry for the subsequent weeks and what changed him so markedly?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,883 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/22/2008 - Published: 1/8/2008 - Harry P., Bill W. - Complete
The Prince by vashsunglasses reviews
Deathly Hallows SPOILERS. Set after Chapter 36. Harry realizes that he has some unfinished business with Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,442 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 11/5/2007 - Published: 7/23/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Primoris Oraculum Duo by Loxodonta-Magica reviews
Sequel to The First Prophecy. AU 6th year, disregards events after POA. Harry with Snape guardianmentor, dealing with past abuse, present angst, changing perspectives and relationships. Later chapters may be violent.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 50 - Words: 203,538 - Reviews: 940 - Favs: 412 - Follows: 244 - Updated: 10/15/2007 - Published: 2/24/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Two Lockets by Acid and Sinick reviews
Harry, Snape, and the grim old house that keeps its secrets.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 59,185 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 150 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/10/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Guiltless by kilara25 reviews
Sixth year AU, written pre HBP. When Harry appears at the Welcoming Feast wearing a glamor only Snape notices, Snape decides to find out what the glamor is hiding. His investigation leads to a number of shocking revelations about both Harry and himself.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,608 - Reviews: 523 - Favs: 1,924 - Follows: 655 - Updated: 8/24/2007 - Published: 6/27/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Original Naked Quidditch Match by Evilgoddss reviews
When a Magical game of Truth & Dare goes wrong, the Gryffindor Quidditch team must 'bare' up and face the consequences. And as the news spreads like wildfire in mmail things get quite out of control.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 22,510 - Reviews: 742 - Favs: 2,816 - Follows: 403 - Published: 7/29/2007 - Harry P. - Complete
Equilibrium by Twinheart reviews
AU Snape.mentors.Harry fic. When Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts, Snape is forced to reexamine his initial impressions. Warnings: implications of : child neglect, abuse, manipulative Dumbledore, sedition. Not Canon.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 74,846 - Reviews: 1257 - Favs: 2,399 - Follows: 656 - Updated: 3/29/2007 - Published: 10/20/2006 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
The First Prophecy by Loxodonta-Magica reviews
Snape finds out about another prophecy as he sets out to learn more about Muggles. Harry becomes more to him than just a Hogwarts student. Beta'd by Somgliana to Ch. 24, and then logicalquirk. Abuse and violence in later chapters. Snape as mentor no slash
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 42 - Words: 143,955 - Reviews: 574 - Favs: 643 - Follows: 202 - Updated: 2/16/2007 - Published: 9/29/2006 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Harry's Last Hope by teachersnape64 reviews
The summer following Sirius death, Harry is filled with guilt. Snape helps him prepare for the battle of his life against Voldemort! Over 1,ooo,ooo hits! Harry rocks! Not a Severitus but close.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 251,650 - Reviews: 2877 - Favs: 1,374 - Follows: 585 - Updated: 8/3/2006 - Published: 11/9/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Tread Softly by Dius Corvus reviews
“I am Jonathan Frost. I was Voldemort and Tom Riddle. I was also Harry Potter.” After the final confrontation with Voldemort, Harry finds himself changed and thrown back into the time of the Marauders and Severus Snape. SSHP COMPLETE
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 182,436 - Reviews: 1402 - Favs: 1,966 - Follows: 478 - Updated: 7/31/2006 - Published: 5/3/2004 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Snape's Invisible Friend by teacherbev reviews
Winner Oct. 2006 HPAA Best AU: Harry rescues himself as a baby and chooses Snape as his protector, why no one knows because the toddler isn't telling and no one can see him but Snape. No Slash, No Mary Sues, R&R please. PDF, ebook, mobipocket available.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 61,408 - Reviews: 962 - Favs: 2,199 - Follows: 488 - Updated: 12/22/2005 - Published: 12/5/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
HandMeDown Clothes by Quillitch reviews
AU: "By Merlin, Albus! That boy must be moved!" What if Dumbledore took Harry away from no.4 Privet Drive, with its perfectly pruned shrubs and colour co-ordinated flower beds, to somewhere he could call home...
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 11 - Words: 37,271 - Reviews: 1121 - Favs: 1,181 - Follows: 382 - Updated: 4/5/2005 - Published: 10/18/2002 - Harry P., Albus D. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Slytherin Connection by KrystalRoze reviews
It's Harry's fifth year and he's finally able to escape the Dursleys only to find that Voldemort has other plans. After numberous failed attempts to rid himself of the Gryffindor brat, Lord Voldemort now knows he must change tactics. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 78,922 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 754 - Follows: 151 - Updated: 8/10/2004 - Published: 7/27/2003 - Complete
Mine by Gillian Middleton reviews
Against his better judgement Severus Snape let a part of himself be used in a spell six years earlier. Now the consequences of his actions cannot be avoided any longer and Snape finds himself the father of a five year old boy-Harry Potter! Complete.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 26,191 - Reviews: 415 - Favs: 1,705 - Follows: 218 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Lost Perspective 1 by Bellegeste reviews
When Harry receives disturbing news he plans a dark and terible revenge. Tense, tightly plotted starts light, gets much, much darker... No slash. Severitus Challenge.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,117 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 23 - Published: 5/7/2004 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Blood Magic by GatewayGirl reviews
Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry safe, but his relatives are expendable. Blood magic was supposed to keep Harry looking like his adoptive father, but it's wearing off. Blood is a bond, but so is the memory of hate -- or love.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 65 - Words: 244,191 - Reviews: 2203 - Favs: 1,810 - Follows: 402 - Updated: 2/21/2004 - Published: 6/19/2003 - Severus S., Harry P.
Happy Days in Hell by enahma reviews
First part of the complete HDH trilogy. Post GoF. A tale about a captivity which brings two unlikely persons closer - much closer. Not a slash story. Currently re-edited.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 102,585 - Reviews: 538 - Favs: 742 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 1/12/2004 - Published: 2/27/2003 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Taniwha by Elsa2 reviews
*COMPLETE* At the end of his fifth year Harry is sent to stay with Snape. Same old, same old, but with different scenery. Rated PG for some Bad Words
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 53,755 - Reviews: 140 - Favs: 178 - Follows: 15 - Published: 3/20/2003 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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Before the Dawn 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: 1375 - Favs: 863 - Follows: 1,483 - Updated: 7/28/2011 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Better Be Slytherin! reviews
YEAR ONE COMPLETED! As a first year, Harry is sorted into Slytherin instead of Gryffindor, and no one is more surprised than his new Head of House. Snape mentors Harry fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 51 - Words: 175,130 - Reviews: 7588 - Favs: 6,234 - Follows: 3,724 - Updated: 3/17/2009 - Published: 8/20/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Whelp II The Wrath of Snape reviews
Soon after rescuing his 7yearold son, Harry, from the abusive Dursleys, Snape starts his teaching career at Hogwarts.Harry finds more ways to surprise his father, and a school full of students. Snape'll have his hands full. Warn:violence,chld abse.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 80,346 - Reviews: 2310 - Favs: 1,625 - Follows: 1,102 - Updated: 10/16/2008 - Published: 9/8/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Getting Back reviews
AU after HBP, Slash. The summer after his 6th year, with Dumbledore dead, Harry is flung twenty years into the past and needs the help of both Marauders and a certain Slytherin to get back his memories and to return to his own time. HPRAB, HPSS, HPSB?
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,079 - Reviews: 205 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 556 - Updated: 3/26/2008 - Published: 2/12/2008 - Harry P., Regulus B.
It Eats You, Starting with Your Bottom reviews
AU Alt T.line, BtVSHP crossover, wherein too many former residents of Sunnydale visit Hogwarts due to rumors of a new Dark Power rising. Hijinx ensue, and together, They Fight Evil! dun dun duh Warn: Silliness, Slash SSRG,LMWtB,RLDO,HPWtB,et al.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,148 - Reviews: 131 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 12/16/2007 - Published: 9/23/2007 - Harry P., Lucius M.
Walk the Shadows reviews
AU. The summer after 5th year, Death Eaters find Harry abandoned in the Dursley house and bring him to Voldemort. Will one particular Death Eater give up his position and his hate to save his enemy's son? Snape mentors Harry fic. violence,chld abuse,rape
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 113,854 - Reviews: 2208 - Favs: 1,663 - Follows: 649 - Updated: 11/27/2007 - Published: 7/15/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Whelp reviews
AU. Harry is 7 years old and treated literally like a dog by the Dursleys. Will he be rescued by the wizarding world? Will he ever be fit to take on the mantle of The Boy Who Lived? childfic, preHogwarts, sevitus. warning:extreme child abuse, violence
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 75,078 - Reviews: 1844 - Favs: 2,560 - Follows: 771 - Updated: 9/2/2007 - Published: 7/15/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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