Mara Rome
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Joined 08-10-08, id: 1663053, Profile Updated: 08-22-13
Author has written 1 story for Harry Potter.

8/22/13 Update: Believe it or not, I honesty haven't abandoned Second Chances! I've got some amazing reviews over the last, almost 2 years. I know! I'm terrible! My harddrive fried up in my laptop which means I lost anything I had been working on. I might have some stuff saved on my external harddrive but I've yet to get a new laptop so until that happens I have not been able to write. But hopefully it will be soon! I miss this fic dearly and will see it to completion even if only for myself. Thanks to everyone who still send encouraging words. I'm sorry if I don't reply personally, I feel too terrible about not updating and can't face you all, lol.

10/19/10 Update: I've gotten some concerned reviews and although most might not check my profile, I just wanted to reiterate that I promise I have not abandoned Second Chances. I'm so sorry the updates are about 2 months apart but the next chapter is almost finished. Unfortunately there is a lot of dialogue I want to get just right and it is taking me a lot longer to write this chapter. But I promise it's coming and I thank each and every reviewer for the encouraging words!

7/27/10 Update: If anyone bothers to check this I just wanted readers of Second Chances to know I'm still here and I'm still writing and I apologize profusely for the huge wait for this next chapter. Sorry!!! Thank you all for the reviews I get even still. They are so encouraging when I'm struggling to find time to write.

5/5/10 Update: For some bizarre reason fanfiction deleted all my scene breaks. :( It's quite annoying because now I have to spend time going back into each chapter and changing the type of scene break I used and then re-uploading the file and then switching it out with the right chapter. And I have no idea how long ago this happened which makes me very frustrated as well because it just does! Haha So anyway, I'll still be working on ch. 43 as well.

3/13/10 Update: I haven't abandoned Second Chances for anyone who is concerned and may be checking my profile. Just wanted to let you all know it's been a crazy couple weeks with a ridiculous snow storm that knocked my power out for a whole week. So hopefully the chapter will be finished in the next week. -Mara

So I've been on this site long enough and figured it was about time I fill something out here. I'm 25, from NY, and in between my bachelors degree and masters... just trying to put off that, going to school again, thing for as long as possible haha. But umm, yeah, hopefully I will have a real art teaching job soon. Unfortunately, it seems like everyone is looking for one of those.

Anyways, I'm in love with the Harry Potter books and that's the reason I found this site. I was bored after the books ended and wanted to read more about the characters and have found some fabulous fanfics on here. My personal favorite genre has become Severus adopts Harry and no matter how many there are, or how similar they are, or even how much my own story is like so many out there, I just can't get enough of them.

Even though I particularly prefer JKR's traditional pairings, I am open to other ones once in a while. And I hate flames. I understand everyone has pet peeves but if someone wants to write a fanfic, they should be entitled to do so without harassing comments. If I don't like something I just don't read it, rather than insult the author. I'm all about positive reinforcement. :)

I especially like happy endings. That's not to say you can't write a fabulous fanfic with a sad ending. I just like my fairy tale endings.

I've only written one story and it's in progress. Second Chances is a story that starts at the beginning of the summer after Goblet of Fire in which Harry is being abused by the Dursleys and Snape finds out. They are forced to live together for the summer so Snape can teach Harry and it becomes a long road to them understanding each other better. The title is Second Chances because I think Snape deserved a better life than he got stuck with in the Canon Books and Harry deserved a real family. So it's a relationship they could both use. I update almost once a week because I'm having so much fun writing it and I know how annoying it is waiting for a story to update when you are so interested in reading it. I've had great feedback so far which also encourages me to write faster. I didn't really plan much of the story out ahead of time and sort of just jumped into it. Now I realize how difficult it is to write out a coherent story, so props to all those fabulous writers out there.

-Mara

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Filling the Void by goldencompass reviews
Sometimes getting what you want is terrifying. Can Severus and Harry manage after the roller coaster that was first year? Sequel to Reading the Signs.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,088 - Reviews: 923 - Favs: 972 - Follows: 1,480 - Updated: 6/7 - Published: 7/7/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
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: 399,215 - Reviews: 2221 - Favs: 1,101 - Follows: 1,321 - Updated: 11/23/2014 - Published: 9/17/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Harry Lives! by teachersnape64 reviews
Sequel to Harry's Last Hope. Sirius comes back through the veil, putting Harry into serious danger. Can Snape save his newly adopted son? Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Quidditch.Almost a Severitus COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 60 - Words: 253,027 - Reviews: 5151 - Favs: 901 - Follows: 695 - Updated: 10/1/2014 - Published: 8/4/2006 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Deceptive Cadence by Sadakat reviews
Severus Snape knew that his new found rapport with Harry Potter would have its fair share of problems. But even he, Death Eater spy and Dark Arts master, could not have predicted the perilous journey that lay before them. Sequel to The Sleeping Sickness
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 11 - Words: 41,620 - Reviews: 301 - Favs: 266 - Follows: 441 - Updated: 4/6/2014 - Published: 4/1/2009 - Severus S., Harry P.
Summer: No Holiday by BlueHorizon6 reviews
Snape/ Harry mentor fic. Set after the Tri-wizard Tournament and Voldemort's return to physical form. Harry is forced to spend the summer with Snape to train how to fight. It is not an arrangement either can stand but they must find a way to communicate if they are to make any progress at all.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 29 - Words: 161,055 - Reviews: 602 - Favs: 478 - Follows: 582 - Updated: 4/4/2014 - Published: 2/29/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
Where Do I Go From Here? by The Ivory Raven reviews
After a difficult summer, Harry returns to Hogwarts and keeps his homelife a secret. But the new DADA professor leaves him with an even bigger secret to hide. How will he cope, and what does Snape have to do with it all? Warning:abuse, cutting, depression
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 18 - Words: 90,553 - Reviews: 944 - Favs: 1,022 - Follows: 1,528 - Updated: 8/5/2012 - Published: 5/17/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
Harry Potter and the Map of Discoveries by tatajess reviews
When Fred & George stole the Marauder's Map in their first year, they didn't expect the secrets it would reveal years later. How will Harry & Snape adjust to the new discoveries & how will it effect the wizarding world? AU, canon through OoTP. Severitus.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 83,263 - Reviews: 400 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 850 - Updated: 6/17/2012 - Published: 3/20/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Last Three Weeks by Conangse reviews
Snape is forced to visit Harry after the Dobby incident. After meeting the Dursley’s he takes him and has to keep him…
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 37,285 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 293 - Follows: 516 - Updated: 5/30/2012 - Published: 9/7/2008 - Severus S., Harry P.
Vows by Zarathustra46 reviews
Severitus taking place between first and second year. Vernon loses it after Dobby drops the cake and he discovers Harry isn't supposed to do magic at home. Now complete.Chapters 8 - 11 contain strong language and details child abuse/rape.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 116,752 - Reviews: 562 - Favs: 1,335 - Follows: 519 - Updated: 3/11/2012 - Published: 7/21/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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: 1397 - Favs: 944 - Follows: 1,591 - Updated: 7/28/2011 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Empty Jaded Emerald Eyes by DebsTheSlytherinSnapefan reviews
Re-Written. Harry is accused of killing the Dursley's, he is proven innocent and soon after gets adopted by Severus also Sev finds sons in the most unexpected people Fred and George Weasley. Together they train to banish the upcoming darkness away.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 43 - Words: 86,632 - Reviews: 823 - Favs: 1,371 - Follows: 602 - Updated: 4/19/2011 - Published: 7/8/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Torn Apart World by Shoonasasi reviews
A summer trapped with Snape seemed the ultimate torture, but when Harry begins to trust his enemy, a terrible betrayal sends him spiraling into desperation. Will he have the strength to survive? AU/not canon. Mentions abuse. Takes place after 2nd year.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 149,026 - Reviews: 1420 - Favs: 1,130 - Follows: 1,289 - Updated: 2/21/2011 - Published: 2/29/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Last Gift by Keina Snape reviews
TRANSLATIONHarry receives a very special gift for his 16th birthday, which quickly comes in handy when things get really bad at Privet Drive this summer.But when he finds refuge at Snape's,everything starts to get complicated..No slash, guardian fic
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 51 - Words: 440,274 - Reviews: 1388 - Favs: 1,007 - Follows: 1,137 - Updated: 12/22/2010 - Published: 12/17/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
A Time and Place to Learn by VictorianChik reviews
Sequel to A Time and Place to Grow. After spending a summer with Snape, Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts. But Snape is keeping an eye and a firm hand on him, and a new teacher, split loyalties and a looming fight with the Dark Lord await Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 102,823 - Reviews: 1841 - Favs: 1,002 - Follows: 940 - Updated: 12/12/2010 - Published: 4/1/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Soul Weaver by KarentheUnicorn reviews
Soul Weaver is a story of regret and redemption spanning the life of Severus Snape. Learn the truth about Snape's past a past that has been hidden even from him. Join Harry as he searches for the truth to Snape's past. Canon shift at chapter 14 for D.H.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 73 - Words: 569,966 - Reviews: 319 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 11/28/2010 - Published: 5/4/2007 - Severus S., Harry P.
The Definition of Family by oliver.snape reviews
Sequel to the Definition of Home. Now back at Hogwarts, Harry balances school and his home life as he prepares to face Voldemort and learns to trust Snape's guidance. Along the way they both learn that family also means support.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 88,805 - Reviews: 534 - Favs: 1,052 - Follows: 294 - Updated: 8/3/2010 - Published: 6/6/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Definition of Home by oliver.snape reviews
Harry runs into Snape while trying to find the definition of home, and finds himself drawn into Snape's Order task, finding a location outside of London. Along the way, he and Snape learn a few new definitions themselves. Guardian/Adoption fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 14 - Words: 77,829 - Reviews: 592 - Favs: 1,626 - Follows: 486 - Updated: 5/23/2010 - Published: 4/7/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Occlumency is on Monday by HpFanficFan reviews
Harry hates Monday. Occlumency is on Monday. Harry hates Snape. Snape teaches Occlumency. Harry hates Occulmency. Mondays were always the same. But this Monday would be different, and it would change everything... NON-Slash. Snape mentor Harry.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 29,085 - Reviews: 258 - Favs: 254 - Follows: 462 - Updated: 5/16/2010 - Published: 7/30/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
Harry's New Home by kbinnz reviews
One lonely little boy. One snarky, grumpy git. When the safety of one was entrusted to the other, everyone knew this was not going to turn out well... Or was it? AU, sequel to "Harry's First Detention". OVER FOUR MILLION HITS!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 64 - Words: 318,389 - Reviews: 10681 - Favs: 6,117 - Follows: 2,301 - Updated: 10/16/2009 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
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: 1262 - Favs: 1,701 - Follows: 992 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 8/24/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Sic Vita Est by Sweartoad reviews
TEMPORARILY TAKEN DOWN WHILE I DEAL WITH A LITTLE COPY-CAT OF MINE. I appreciate your patience and will have all the chapters back up soon! once everything has been dealt with! - Sweartoad
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,119 - Reviews: 351 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 417 - Updated: 7/26/2009 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
It is our choices by bumblebee88888 reviews
Snape survives DH, but Harry believes him to be dead. What will happen when they meet nineteen years later? Read to find out. Explores the lives of Harry and Snape post DH and how their friendship unfolds. The story is complete! Please R and R
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 32 - Words: 316,530 - Reviews: 421 - Favs: 316 - Follows: 157 - Updated: 7/21/2009 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
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: 1916 - Favs: 1,705 - Follows: 669 - Updated: 5/15/2009 - Published: 9/26/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The House Which Time Forgot by VictorianChik reviews
Early 2nd book. After Dobby's visit, Harry runs away, and Snape kidnaps him with the help of a huge dog. Snape plays mindgames and makes Harry live different miserable scenarios. Snape seems psychotic, but Harry believes some good exists in his captor.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 18 - Words: 62,102 - Reviews: 1104 - Favs: 532 - Follows: 351 - Updated: 4/14/2009 - Published: 11/7/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Sleeping Sickness by Sadakat reviews
Nightmares. The only solidity Harry Potter can count on anymore. As he enters his sixth year at Hogwarts, he will face a new nightmare in the form of one Severus Snape. But will it be as bad as they both expect it to be? COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 65,927 - Reviews: 401 - Favs: 556 - Follows: 221 - Updated: 4/1/2009 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
A Place to Hide by EBWelsh reviews
Harry Potter is hearing a voice inside his head, and worse, after his near death experience, the Dursleys kick him out and Harry is forced to go into hiding, and at the most unlikely place anyone would ever think to look...Snape Manor
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,037 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 8/17/2008 - Published: 4/7/2008 - Harry P., Severus S.
Harry Potter and the Revised Edition by seakitty reviews
A package delivered to Harry forces him to reveal a secret he's kept for 19 years. An extension to JKR's epilogue that provides an alternate ending for Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 3,873 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/6/2008 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Harry's Quidditch Practice by Healer Pomfrey reviews
Harry falls from his broom, and the most unlikely person is going to help him, although mutual hate will make everything difficult. Will Harry regret that he didn't come to me immediately? AU, sick!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 21 - Words: 35,834 - Reviews: 370 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 6/6/2008 - Published: 5/15/2008 - 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: 1415 - Favs: 2,104 - Follows: 849 - Updated: 3/16/2008 - Published: 1/14/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Walk the Shadows by jharad17 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: 2234 - Favs: 1,856 - Follows: 717 - Updated: 11/27/2007 - Published: 7/15/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Lucky Boy by Corbin Slate reviews
Snape goes to the Dursley's to check on a young Potter. He's five years old in this story, hehe!. What he finds is something that even he can't ignore.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,006 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 394 - Follows: 651 - Updated: 6/1/2007 - Published: 6/7/2005 - Severus S., Harry P.
A Time and Place to Grow by VictorianChik reviews
After mistakenly flooing himself to Snape's home the summer after Sirius' death, Harry realizes that his potions master can take matters into his own hands, literally. Warning: This story does involve the spanking of teenagers. If you have a problem with
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 138,566 - Reviews: 2207 - Favs: 1,823 - Follows: 651 - Updated: 3/2/2007 - Published: 2/14/2006 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
An Issue Over Trust by Corbin Slate reviews
Harry needs help, and the one sent to the rescue is Snape. But what are Snape's true intentions? Help or Humiliation? : Finally Completed! 2 11 2007
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 57,148 - Reviews: 689 - Favs: 712 - Follows: 252 - Updated: 2/11/2007 - Published: 4/21/2004 - 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 2,ooo,ooo hits! Harry rocks! Not a Severitus but close.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 53 - Words: 251,650 - Reviews: 2903 - Favs: 1,516 - Follows: 646 - Updated: 8/3/2006 - Published: 11/9/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Somewhere I Belong III by shadowarwen reviews
COMPLETE Summer after fifth year...Harry's living with his father, Severus, dealing with awful nightmares, his friends, Draco, and a growing threat. Harry's in for a very full summer.
Harry Potter - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 143,262 - Reviews: 1664 - Favs: 1,011 - Follows: 363 - Updated: 4/23/2006 - Published: 8/5/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Somewhere I Belong II by shadowarwen reviews
COMPLETE...After Severus gets guardianship of Harry, things get strange. Harry's friend's are worried, the staff is confused, and Harry begins to have horrible visions. Snape becomes very defensive of his charge.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 166,982 - Reviews: 2250 - Favs: 1,444 - Follows: 333 - Updated: 7/22/2005 - Published: 3/16/2004 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Somewhere I Belong by shadowarwen reviews
COMPLETE, SEQUEL POSTED...Severus Snape discovers a hidden truth about Harry's home life. And decides to take matters into his own hands.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 55,355 - Reviews: 2040 - Favs: 2,210 - Follows: 412 - Updated: 3/7/2004 - Published: 4/13/2003 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Harry Potter and the Great Escape by AngelZash reviews
Harry is kidnapped by Voldemort, will he survive long enough to make it back to Hogwarts? ~Now Complete~
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 16 - Words: 21,888 - Reviews: 355 - Favs: 212 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 2/5/2002 - Published: 12/31/2001 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Second Chances reviews
A mentor fic: When Snape discovers Harry is abused by the Dursley's, he is forced to teach Harry for the summer after the tri-wizard tournament. Will they eventually find the family they never had? No slash and Harry will never be Snape's biological son.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 46 - Words: 226,813 - Reviews: 2866 - Favs: 2,287 - Follows: 2,481 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 9/28/2008 - Severus S., Harry P.