AfraidOfFalling
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Joined 01-10-10, id: 2212120, Profile Updated: 06-14-11
Author has written 18 stories for Harry Potter.

Hello, AfraidOfFalling here!

I read the Harry Potter books for the first time in the spring of 2009 and have been reading fanfiction since the fall of that year, and the next January I finally decided to try writing myself. Most of my fics are fairly short, as I find myself lacking the patience to complete longer ones. = / Additionally, I prefer writing and reading one-shots to multi-chapter fics, because I read and write fanfiction mainly to celebrate the characters themselves rather than plot. However, I enjoy the challenge posed by writing longer fics--it takes more perseverence and a longer attention span, and it requires the maintenance of a decent and imaginative plot in addition to keeping true to the characters. Thus, I will continue to write multi-chapter fics even though I prefer one-shots. I am currently writing the sequel (called Come Together) of my first multi-chapter fic, Let It Be.

I love reviews--especially the ones that give me advice or criticism. Never hesitate to tell me "I didn't really like it, because..." But do try to keep the "because" in there--knowing WHY you don't like something will help me out quite a bit.

Of my own fics, my favorite is probably Fang of a Basilisk, and I also recommend that you read Defeated by the Darkness. These fics were written for a reason--I wanted to explain something: the power behind a sentence Harry threw at Snape and the largely-ignored story of Peter. Check them out, even (or especially) if you could not care less about Snape or about Peter.

Due to my obsession over Severus Snape, most of my fics will involve him.

I hate slash, and I dislike most shippings. However, shippings I do enjoy include Dramiones, AU SS/LE (though I probably like canon SS/LE (aka angsty, tragic Snape fics) better), and some minor-character shippings.

Snape is my favorite character, obviously. The others in my top six, in no particular order, are Neville, Luna, Dumbledore, Molly, and Dobby. My favorite male Weasley is Percy (gasp! (Ron's a rather close second...we barely know Bill and Charlie, Arthur is a hypocritical law-breaker and wasn't exactly accepting of Percy (not that Percy didn't make mistakes of his own, but still), the twins are careless with others' well-being, and Ron is often rather prejudiced and hateful, though admittedly a good friend for Harry)). Of the Death Eaters, Snape not included since he's actually a "good guy," Peter is my favorite, possibly because people so often don't bother to even think about him, and when they do, it's usually just to complain about what a rat-faced coward he is. I suppose I like Peter because I realize how terribly, how carelessly other characters have treated him throughout his life (though that certainly doesn't excuse his actions). Peter, I rather think, was actually MORE victimized by the Marauders than even Snape was...

I adore Potter Puppet Pals and A Very Potter Musical + Sequel. They're "totally awesome!"

I love musicals (the depressingly few I've had the pleasure of seeing), classical music (though I'm sadly ignorant), playing the viola (but I'm not that great), mathematics (though I nearly failed the Calc exam), and a wide selection of books (though I rarely get to read as much as I'd like to), and I plan on pursuing a career in engineering (probably mechanical).

Happy reading!

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In Care Of by Fang's Fawn reviews
During the summer before sixth year, Harry finds an injured bat in the garden and decides to try to heal it...and an unwilling Snape learns just what kind of a person Harry Potter really is. No slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 46,781 - Reviews: 1617 - Favs: 5,798 - Follows: 2,270 - Updated: 2/3 - Published: 3/16/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Completion by She Who Wishes On Dandelions reviews
There is a beginning, a middle, and an end to every person's story, but these parts are not always in the correct order. Snape, Lily. It was the end that came first, in a way.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/30/2010 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Always by Estella May reviews
Ten 100 word drabbles. Severus Snape's thoughts on Lily Evans at ten specific points in his life.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,131 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/22/2010 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
we can try to breathe together by this is not a pipe reviews
He can't breathe, not really, but he lets her in anyways. Kind of a drabble, if you squint. Lily/Snape, mostly.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 727 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/12/2010 - Severus S., Petunia D. - Complete
Seeing Red by neener.will.quit reviews
"It was oxygen; and he was drowning, desperately trying to reach the surface." Severus Snape dreams the same thing every night. Canon/series compliant
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 450 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/25/2010 - Severus S. - Complete
Ether by Foxwolfmoon reviews
A poem about silent suffering... Who better to attribute it to than Severus Snape?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 296 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/21/2010 - Severus S. - Complete
making a stand by awintea reviews
He does that remarkably well for a hat with no legs // oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 621 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/11/2010 - Sorting Hat - Complete
Nieve de otoño by LilaSnape reviews
Es 1974 y el mundo mágico aún se encuentra en paz. La nieve cae en los terrenos y Albus Dumbledore sólo observa a su alrededor. Porque Dumbledore conoce las virtudes de Lily Evans y los defectos de Severus Snape, pero no puede adivinar su futuro.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - Spanish - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,469 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/9/2010 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
How Snape Hated Potter by ruebella-b reviews
Every student at Hogwarts liked James Potter a lot... But SNAPE, who was in Slytherin, did not! Snape's Worst Memory set to the rhythm of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/10/2010 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Music at the Close by Rachel Indeed reviews
An unusual prank imbues Lily and Snape with borrowed and involuntary eloquence. It changes surprisingly little between them. A Shakespeare fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,067 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Of Pellets of Water and Kisses by JacksonFrost reviews
Severus hates the rain. Lily has a different opinion. Drabbly fluff.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 567 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 11 - Published: 1/27/2010 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
How Dare You by Deadly Poppy reviews
“How dare you criticize who I hang around with? Mulciber?” she spat. “Avery? You chose them. And I chose James. Get over it." One-shot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 627 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/19/2010 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
All That Glitters by mangoaddict reviews
What if Snape survived the final battle, but his innocence was not discovered? Epilogue: He sighed, and said slowly, “I would prefer to hear that… that Voldemort… does not have control over anything anymore, not even a single person’s life.”
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 41 - Words: 185,708 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 116 - Updated: 11/3/2009 - Published: 9/4/2007 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
A Prison Tale by waterside reviews
An AU story for young Snape, in which Voldemort wants to kill the Longbottoms. It is my answer to the question whether Snape's return to the good side depends on chance - Voldemort's choice - or on something that sets him apart from "real" Death Eaters.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 36,749 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 68 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 7/11/2009 - Published: 3/28/2009 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Academic Pursuits by Rachel Indeed reviews
In pursuing knowledge, he often found himself pursuing her. A tale of decidedly mixed success. Snape, Lily.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,404 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 20 - Published: 6/26/2009 - Severus S., Lily Evans P. - Complete
Miles to Go Before I Sleep by Malora reviews
For the "Burnt Hedwig to the Rescue" challenge on potionsandsnitches: "Hedwig is tossed onto a bonfire with Harry's other belongings, but she manages to barely escape." Hedwig must seek help for Harry, before her injuries and the cold overtake her.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,152 - Reviews: 127 - Favs: 481 - Follows: 63 - Published: 3/23/2008 - Harry P., Severus S., Hedwig - Complete
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Come Together reviews
There are some people who won't, or can't, Let It Be. Despite discord, our characters draw closer - but to their benefit, or to their detriment? No actual Beatles references besides the title, and no non-canon pairings.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 31,281 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 6/14/2011 - Published: 12/2/2010 - Harry P., Severus S.
Let It Be reviews
In which Snape finds one more reason to hate Halloween. Takes place during OotP - AU after that. No slash. Rated for mentions of rape.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 14,894 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 12/2/2010 - Published: 9/5/2010 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Never Grow Up reviews
From Eileen to Severus to Lily to Harry, they've always wished for their loved ones to stay sheltered, whole, innocent. Complies with canon. Songfic with Taylor Swift's "Never Grow Up."
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,396 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/28/2010 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Just Another Day reviews
It's Halloween, 1997. Just another day, right? No slash.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,407 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2010 - Severus S., Neville L. - Complete
Tell Him Yes reviews
Lily is tired of James' bullying and arrogance and decides to show him his place. Little does she know that she too is in for a surprise. Renovated version of Show Him No to make Lily less OOC. Dives a bit deeper, too. SS/LE
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,519 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/24/2010 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
Defeated by the Darkness reviews
Worthless, yes, worthless - when was he ever any use to anybody; when was he ever more than just a burden, a little piece of vermin that was always underfoot?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,258 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/2/2010 - Peter P. - Complete
Fight Like Twenty Armies reviews
And little people know when little people fight... Rated T for character death
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/18/2010 - Colin C. - Complete
Angel, Bringer of Heaven reviews
100-word drabble; title pretty much explains it. Originally intended to be Snape's POV, but it theoretically could be about any character who thinks himself undeserving, i.e. Lupin or Pettigrew. Your choice! NO SLASH!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/8/2010 - Severus S., Remus L. - Complete
Masked reviews
October 31st, 1981. After that distressing talk with Dumbledore, Snape flees to his solitude.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 907 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/13/2010 - Severus S. - Complete
Tadpole reviews
In an alternate universe, there is a family whose mornings are simple bliss. Not half as cutesy as it sounds, I promise. SS/LE.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 546 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/31/2010 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
i no, like riitee? reviews
Severus Snape is in the wrong place -second-year Charms class- at the wrong time -involving an angry Ron with a broken wand. Disaster ensues. Rated K for "bad language" -you'll see what I mean.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 802 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/30/2010 - Severus S., Ron W. - Complete
A Smile for Charity reviews
Charity Burbage took pride in her ability to get along with pretty much anyone. Hence, upon meeting Hogwarts’ infamous potions master, she challenged herself to take on a task very few had ever attempted: befriending Severus Snape.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Published: 3/29/2010 - Severus S., Charity B. - Complete
Fang of a Basilisk reviews
Revised! "Kill me like you killed him, you coward." Whoever said that words could not hurt? Reflections of Severus Snape following a few particularly stressful events.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 5 - Published: 3/18/2010 - Severus S., Harry P. - Complete
Of Memories reviews
Because one day a year, at least, a man should allow himself to be sentimental.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 910 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/31/2010 - Severus S. - Complete
Dennis Creevey: Interviewer reviews
One day I’ll be famous for my interviews, just like my brother will be a world-renowned photographer. As a little independent project I invented for myself for fun, I’ve decided to ask Professor Snape some questions.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 543 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/28/2010 - Dennis C., Severus S.
Of Darkness and Unicorns reviews
Four men embark on a quest to save an injured unicorn, and one learns about himself in the process.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,438 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 1/26/2010 - Albus D., Severus S. - Complete
Show Him No reviews
Lily is sick and tired of James’ relentless flirting and decides to show him his place. Little does she know that she too is in for a surprise. SS/LE
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 749 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Lily Evans P., Severus S. - Complete
My Everything reviews
A small collection of unrhyming love poems.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 521 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Severus S. - Complete