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Bill Weasley begins his education at Hogwarts in 1975, in the middle of Voldemort's reign of terror. He never suspects that the Gryffindor prefects he looks up to, Lily Evans and James Potter, will eventually have a son who saves the wizarding world, nor that the Weasley family will eventually play an important role in the Dark Lord's fall. All he knows is that in a very scary wizarding world, Hogwarts is a safe haven where he has always longed to be--until, that is, there are whispers of vampires and werewolves, of Death Eaters and traitors, and a Seeress pronounces a Prophecy which will shake the wizarding world to its very foundations....

Words: 341,732
Chapters: 20
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Lily's Charm by NotEvenHere

In a story that spans two decades, Lily and Severus attempt to dispel the power of the Dark Mark after her life is threatened by Eileen Prince. Seventeen years later, Harry uncovers a long-buried truth which changes the course of his life. AU. Complete.

Words: 275,136
Chapters: 44
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Professor Slughorn decides to shake things up during the Marauders' sixth year. He pairs each Slytherin student with a Gryffindor student. This forces Severus Snape and Lily Evans to work together. Through the course of the year, they will learn a lot about each other, and themselves. They will also have to deal with other Hogwarts students who will undoubtedly have something to say about their relationship. Friendships will be tested. Some will be strengthened, some weakened. But all will be changed. AU after Deathly Hallows.

Words: 109,102
Chapters: 16
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Shortly before his fifteenth birthday, Harry receives a letter from the past that alters his entire life. Now it is up to him to reveal the truth to the other whom it concerns. But will he find the courage to do so or will he repeat his mother's mistake and wait until its too late? This story is a response to the Severitus challenge.

Words: 85,635
Chapters: 9
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Hermione returns to Grimmauld Place, looking for answers. She does not expect to find Severus Snape. SS/HG; SS/LE; post-HBP.

Words: 7,427
Chapters: 5
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Oddest Couple by EmilyWood

When most people think of odd couples, they think of James Potter and Lily Evans. But no one ever knew about another odd couple at Hogwarts.

Words: 8,714
Chapters: 7
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AU: Voldemort chooses Neville, James & Lily live, but Severus Snape still finds himself on a quest for absolution. SSLE

Words: 38,430
Chapters: 12
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Lily wants to have a calm, peaceful seventh year, "the kind of year Buddha would have at Hogwarts." But Claudius the Lovely, Lis Singleton, Vesta Casanova, Severus Snape, and James Potter are sure to make sure her life is as hectic as ever...

Words: 20,357
Chapters: 6
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Bellatrix Lestrange delights in cruelty, and she can torture with words as well as with a wand. One night alone with Severus Snape is all she needs to break him.

Words: 6,507
Chapters: 5
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Angel Boy by gypsy dragonfly

At the beginning of seventh year, Harry is visited by the Fates, who tell him that they made a mistake with his very existance. They want to reverse the damage and give Harry the life he should have had. He's interested to find out what a Dursley-less life would be like.... but what's this about Snape?

Words: 7,881
Chapters: 3
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Receiving his mother's diary as a gift, Harry discovers an unknown part of Lily's life that not even her closest friends knew of.

Words: 17,979
Chapters: 4
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Deja Vu by randygrapes

Composed of a series of notes passed between the Marauders, Lily, Snape and Lucius Malfoy, this is my take on their seventh year. Written a while ago, it's not very true to characterisation, but I kind of like it anyway and hope you do too.

Words: 12,482
Chapters: 8
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Blossom Of Love by Caitlin

Will the raven-haired, bespectacled young would-be wizard express his love towards the red-haired girl? Don’t run into conclusions.

Words: 2,375
Chapters: 2
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Nobody would have guessed that the lives of a bitter intellectual, Severus Snape, and a cheeky redhead, Lily Evans, would ever collide. Frankly, they thought wrong. Spanning from 1976 to 1981, the unique and complicated relationship between Lily Evans and Severus Snape is told. Includes Marauder adventures, the budding romance between Lily and James, and the growing threat of Voldemort. Will contain violence and mild slash in later chapters.

Words: 17,414
Chapters: 5
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S.S. loves L.E. by JoTwo

A discussion of all the evidence within and outside the books that supports the theory that Severus Snape loved Lily Evans.

Words: 5,172
Chapters: 1
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A tragic event unexpectedly sends Severus to Lily’s doorstep seeking solace. Through coffee and conversation, a broken friendship is briefly mended. Some surprising discoveries are made, and Lily has to make a decision that could mean healing a grieving heart and irreparably wounding another.

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Lily and Snape take a potions class together and Snape finds himself falling in love with Lily. However, his rival, James Potter, loves the same girl. Also, Bellatrix has gotten over a bad romance and is starting to see Snape in a different light.

Words: 2,209
Chapters: 2
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Ache No More by Sky Samuelle

Sometimes Lily still felt herself reaching out for Severus. A series of vignettes showing how soulmates come in all the shapes and sizes.

Words: 4,215
Chapters: 4
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Emerald Green Eyes by pekenia

Severus always showed hatred towards Harry, but the question is : Why? Was it beacuse he was on Slytherin's opposite house, or was it because of something else? [ONESHOT]

Words: 918
Chapters: 1
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After the events of DH, Severus Snape lives a ghost of a life. That is, until one redhead comes into his life. SnapeLily, AU.

Words: 3,352
Chapters: 3
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An analysis why Snape's Worst Memory does not preclude Snape being in love with Harry's Mum.

Words: 1,806
Chapters: 1
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Teenage Dirtbag by Liana

A dark boy watches a bright girl through the grass and wonders why she can't be with him.

Words: 985
Chapters: 1
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The Deadliest Sin by Darsynia

Severus Snape had already made his commitment to the Death Eaters when Lily Evans arrived at his door--a complication he hadn't expected, a temptation he almost couldn't resist.

Words: 1,839
Chapters: 1
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Running Away by SerpentClara

"Stand aside, you silly girl..." "Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead-" What if Lily Potter hadn't said these fateful words? What if Voldemort hadn't killed her before trying to kill Harry? AU. Darkfic. OOC/Dark Lily. SS/LE written before HBP.

Words: 2,523
Chapters: 1
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Earlier this month the Live journal community, Romancing the Wizard, hosted a holiday drabble challenge. The first four entries were my contribution to the challenge. By then I was completely and shamelessly addicted, so I decided to keep going. Now I'm sharing with all of you. In this you will find a little bit of everything--romance, humor and even some fluff. Well, actually there is a lot of fluff. I know, I've never done fluff before, and I was a bit shocked at myself.

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Chapters: 1
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Read about Snape's time at Hogwarts. School influences everybody to becoming different people so where was the final straw that drove Snape into the arms of Voldemort. Was it pure evilness? Was it his parents? Or did it have something to do with a certain pretty red-haired witch?

Words: 5,059
Chapters: 4
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Cry by Trinity 101

Severus Snape was fully prepared to hate Lily Potter's child. That was, until the Sorting Hat cast them into a nightmare. Alternate Universe, Slytherin!Harry, Sevitus

Words: 7,608
Chapters: 2
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"You call everyone of my birth Mudblood, Severus, why should I be any different?" Snapshots of a different world: one slip of the tongue saved them, whereas another almost destroyed them.

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Alchemy is not officially taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But when the two brightest potions students in a generation, Severus Snape and Lily Evans, each take up the subject out of curiosity, they find themselves at the center of events set in motion by a certain Dark Lord...one that died nearly three hundred years before they were born.

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When Severus accepts Lily's invitation to experience a taste of her life before Hogwarts, he expects nothing more than a pleasant evening away from his house. What he gets is more than he had ever dared to dream for.

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“I thought I might go back to Godric’s Hollow,” Harry muttered. He had had the idea in his head ever since the night of Dumbledore’s death. “For me, it started there, all of it. I’ve just got a feeling I need to go there. And I can visit my parents’ graves, I’d like that.”

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I always knew what you were, Severus. It wasn't that one word that made me realize. I always knew. You think that that was the moment you lost me. You have no idea. That was the moment I almost joined you, the moment you almost got everything you wanted from me but I couldn't give. Then you saved me, saved me from your fate.

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Chapters: 1
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Lily and Severus meet a final time. He tells her of the prophecy and they remember a summer ten years before

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Chapters: 1
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All she wants is to be left alone, just for a minute, just long enough to pretend that the world doesn't exist.

Words: 1,101
Chapters: 1
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War Dead by Pasi

Things didn't turn out quite the way Severus had planned.

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Chapters: 1
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Old Ghosts by Aegypte

Death is no barrier to love, as Remus J. Lupin and Severus Snape are each about to discover. Are their connections to old ghosts enough to save them from their inner demons? The wizarding world is poised on the brink of a war that will test all loyalties, with some surprising results. Meanwhile, one Death Eater discovers a gift for exploiting the darkness in every soul. Warning: darkfic, character death. Multiple ships including RL/SB, SS/LE and HP/DM.

Words: 22,924
Chapters: 5
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Ever wondered what happened between Snape and Lily? Curious about the depth and secrecy behind their tender friendship? What separated them? What held them together? What begame of their mysterious bond? This novella tells their story through their seven years at Hogwarts together, most taking place during their last four years. Now you can finally hear the answers to each and every question you once had regarding the pair.

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Chapters: 1
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DH spoilers and DH compliant half way through chapter 34. Harry meets one additional protector in the forest before he goes to face his destiny. One shot.

Words: 2,546
Chapters: 1
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After the humiliating day by the lake, Snape's housemates try to help him -- and only make things worse.

Words: 1,567
Chapters: 1
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Almost by Dance of Destiny

It's a beautiful, perfect summer day. Lily and Severus sit outside, talking, when Severus feels he must do something.

Words: 935
Chapters: 1
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Lily's Decision by Pasi

Lily must choose between two very different boys. Lily/Severus, Lily/James, Sirius/Remus

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Chapters: 1
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Vignette - Severus reflects on the choices he's made and how they've affected his life and the family he could have had. Sevitus.

Words: 1,545
Chapters: 1
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Amortentia by Amara Anon

Snape resorts to desperate measures to win Lily back after the "Mudblood" incident.

Words: 2,814
Chapters: 1
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I Don't by Elissy

The one thing that he knew what hurt him the most is the one thing he did. Watching her from afar was the only way he knew to feel close to her. A Severus/Lily fic.

Words: 1,731
Chapters: 1
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The Christmas Party by Aurora

Severus Snape and Lily Evans haven't spoken for months. The Slug Club Christmas Party forces them to.

Words: 2,140
Chapters: 1
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Dear Lily by M.S.Webster

Professor Snape writes a love letter to Lily Potter in his diary. He writes to her about Harry.

Words: 530
Chapters: 1
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We Are by LilyLunaPotter

We are teenagers finding ourselves in a steadily darkening world. We are children and adults, confident and conflicted. We are different and we are the same. We are brave, ambitious, loyal and clever, arrogant, selfish, foolish and haughty. We are lovers and fighters and friends. We are Hogwarts, class of 1978.

Words: 9,427
Chapters: 3
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All the ways he lost her, and then found her.

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Chapters: 1
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While looking through Snape's posessions after the war, Harry finds something that will once more radically alter his view of the man that loved his mother. But also to be altered is how he views the story of the marauders, the story of the betrayal. For from the other side of the grave echoes an unheard voice, telling a story of trust that was destroyed and of blind, furious revenge.

Words: 7,706
Chapters: 2
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Soul to Soul by Daphne Dunham

Severus Snape stands, quite literally, on the precipice between heaven and hell when he finds himself greeted by Albus Dumbledore--and his thoughts on life, love, and Lily.

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Chapters: 1
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Awakening by Sky Samuelle

A summer interlude between Lily and Severus after their falling out. Sometimes you don't know what you want until you get it, prepared or not.

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Chapters: 1
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His Last Love by lilypotter93

After Severus Snape's death, the Hogmeade mortician prepares him for burial. While doing so, he discovers Snape's thirty-year-old diary, telling the story of heart-breaking love and tragic endings that Snape is all too familiar with.

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The Dark Lord has found a diamond in the rough, hidden away amongst the filth of Azkaban. A young girl with unusual skills that the Dark Lord may use to his advantage. But there are many questions circling 'round this girl-child, questions that not even she has found the answers to.

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Chapters: 2
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Created from happiness, beacons of light, enemies of darkness and bearers of tidings, Patronuses tell the stories of the wizards who cast them--of friendship, love, despair, loyalty and remembrance, even after death.

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Chapters: 1
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James and Lily seem like the perfect couple but if so, why does does Lily lock herself in her room adn cry every night. And why does James get smashed every weekend? Sirius is determined to find out.

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Chapters: 1
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It's a cold night at the beginning of January, and Snape goes to pay his annual visit to someone he loved. (one shot)

Words: 675
Chapters: 1
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The Moment It Began by Sindie

Deathly Hallows spoilers ensue. This story is being written as a response to JKR's comment in an interview where she said if Snape could choose to live his life over, he would choose Lily over the Death Eaters. So, that said, this is obviously AU.

Words: 993
Chapters: 1
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A Spring Lament by Yemeron

Guilt, grief, and obligation haunt Severus Snape, and he is forced to deal with the feelings they leave behind.

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Chapters: 1
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Severus Snape is thirty-five years old and is looking back upon his life. It is with regret he thinks about the one true love of his life and how he lost her to the man he hates the most.

Words: 2,296
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Under other circumstances, all of Severus Snape's dreams would be coming true. But in this last year at Hogwart's, he must make a choice that breaks his heart.

Words: 1,718
Chapters: 1
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Knots by Sky Samuelle

A conversation between Severus & Lily the summer before their friendship ends evidences his inner conflicts and unresolved feelings for the red-haired witch.

Words: 1,564
Chapters: 1
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The first years are taking off, but a troublesome broomstick initiates a disturbing flashback for Sev. He wakens, however, to equally disorienting but astonishing revelations about Lily...

Words: 2,094
Chapters: 1
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Love lost by Aiiimy

Severus Snape is 32 years old and dwelling in his past... At 16 years old he struggles to keep a secret that he believes will ruin him forever.

Words: 2,406
Chapters: 3
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"The word birthday had grown to be almost synonymous with her name." In his sixth year, Severus remembers how Lily has helped him celebrate his birthdays.

Words: 2,852
Chapters: 1
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Asleep by ArianaD

Severus can't distinguish between whether it's a nightmare or simply a dream. Lily is there to comfort him, whatever he decides.

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Chapters: 1
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A Life in Spells by Malana

Seven moments in Severus Snape's life explored through drabbles focusing on seven spells and seven interactions with Lily Evans.

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Chapters: 1
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Tidemark by Sigune

She’s a whisper in water, a secret for him to hear. He’s the one who grows distant when she beckons him near.

Words: 753
Chapters: 1
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Snape hurt Lily more than he can ever have imagined... ...how did she react? SEQUEL TO LOVE LOST

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Chapters: 3
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Kyan documents the life of him and his friends during their seventh year, and, who knows, maybe he'll finally get a boyfriend and maybe, just maybe, Lily and James will get over themselves and onto each other. MWPP era. OCOCOC LEPJP SBRL Some LESS

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"I must not only punish but punish with impunity." This story is loosely based on "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe. It is also a sequel/prequel to my earlier story "The Evil and the Damage Done." It is not intended as plagiarism, I merely played around with the theme and bits and pieces of the plot, and it is only partly similar to the Poe story. It has also become rather AU due to the developments in HBP. But if you still enjoy pure-blood Snape...

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Young Severus Snape retreates to his little niche in the universe. He reminisces about things in his life and experiences some much needed calm.

Words: 892
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Oneshot. When Severus possesses a bit of power, he's tempted to abuse it. One-sided Severus/Lily. Marauders Era.

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A Sev/Lily non-magic AU. Severus has gone to the same club, every day, just to watch her dance with her friends. Now, after far too much waiting, he decides to approach her. It goes much better than he expected.

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An enchanted journal exposes the secrets of Lily Evans' past, revealing that she was far more than simply the clever Muggleborn mother of Harry, wife of James and first love of Severus – she was also the conduit of an ancient pact sworn centuries before, whose task never truly ended upon her death. In this first installment of an epic series, Lily Evans discovers that not only is she a witch bound for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where she has to deal with discrimination against Muggleborns, a poltergeist with a grudge, and friendships that may or may not stand the test of time, but that she has also been targeted by a dark force seeking to destroy her – and everything else.

Words: 63,475
Chapters: 8
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After Dumbledore's untimely demise, Harry Potter spends an unconventional summer training under one of the best Aurors alive. When he returns to Hogwarts in September, all Harry wants is a bit of normalcy. Falling for the new (and amazingly young) Defense professor does NOT count. . . especially when she's Snape's daughter--and a bit of something else, to everyone's surprise. [Not fully DH-compliant.]

Words: 3,762
Chapters: 1
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A Christmas Vow by Alexannah

One Christmas Eve, after a particularly unpleasant Occlumency lesson, Severus is visited by a ghost. Lily is furious over how he has treated her son—and determined to make Severus see just how much Harry needs him. Loosely based on "A Christmas Carol".

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The real reason why Snape hates Harry before Harry even arrives at Hogwarts is hidden in the three questions that Snape asks Harry in the first Potions class.

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This story chronicles the events leading up to Snape becoming a full-fledged Death Eater, beginning with the end of his friendship with Lily Evans in his fifth year. It will be installed in four parts, maybe five if I get over-ambitious. I used to write HP fanfiction weekly, but I haven't written in years, so reviews and the lot are very very appreciated! And yes, the title is taken from a Brand New song. The song lyrics do not play a part in the story, but I thought that the title fit very well--read on to see what I mean!

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