Title: Snape’s Child 1/?
Pairing: Severus/Hermione, mentions of Severus/OFC
Warnings: Violence, Child abuse, Drama, Tragedy, OCC, Manipulative but not evil Dumbledore, Character Death, Bad Ginny, Bad Ron, Romance/Het, Alternate Universe, AU 5th Year, Good Severus, Adoption, Gender-Bender, Child Harry, Rape, Bad Sirius, Abusive Dursley, Pregnancy, Child Neglect, Contains references to HBP, and TDH, Post GoF.
Disclaimer: Nope, doesn’t belong to me. I only play with them a bit.
Summary: Based on the Challenge at Potions and Snitches Archive:
Hidden as Snape’s Daughter by carvell
Summary: Dumbledore never makes it to Harry’s trial (summer of 5th year) and Harry is sentenced to Azkaban to be kissed. Snape rescues him and Harry is hidden in plain sight, as Snape’s daughter; he ends up in Slytherin. Only Snape knows who he really is, the rest of the world thinks he’s dead from the Dementor’s kiss. No romance whatsoever.
Author’s Note: I’m basing this story on the challenge, although I’m not following it completely. Harry will be much younger. I wanted to try my luck at adding two other characters that are usually minor, and last but not least there will eventually be some romance, although not for a while, and not for Harry. She is too young for that.
I’m afraid that contrary to my usual way of writing this story’s chapters are short. No matter what I did, they simply refused to be longer. At least the 10 I already have, hopefully it might change but I make no promises. I do not have a beta, but hopefully I did catch most errors. If you find any please leave a comment and I’ll correct it ASAP.
Harry stared in shock and disbelief at Fudge’s and the toad like witch. That was it? They asked questions that made him look guilty. Where was the justice? Wasn’t he allowed to defend himself? How could the Wizengamot judge him guilty without hearing both sides of the story? He knew an under age witch or wizard was allowed to use magic during breaks in self-defence. Sure, he cast a Patronus in front of a muggle, but there were two Dementors in that alley. Besides, the Statute of Secrecy did not apply to those muggles living under the same roof as a wizard. Dudley knew about magic. They grew up in the same house for fourteen years.
Where was Dumbledore anyway? The Headmaster promised to be there to defend him, but it was clear he abandoned him. He left him to fend for himself just like every other adult had done. Harry should have never trusted him. Now he was about to be expelled from the only place he called home.
The witch with the monocle, Madam Bones he thought her name was, did not look at all pleased. She glared at Fudge and his toadie. Madam Bones also sent a glare to the Wizengamot members, more than a few cringed. She called for a sentence. The toad like witch spoke with a falsely ‘sweet’ voice. Her words left everyone in horrified shock. Harry had been trying to be strong. The summer had been so painful; Vernon had been very stressed, and took it out on him. Then Sirius … his mind refused to go there. Now Fudge and that witch decided it was necessary to be rid of him. He knew then it was a set-up because Fudge did not want to accept Voldemort was back. They were silencing him with a Dementor’s Kiss, and keeping his soulless body in Azkaban.
Those present could not believe what they were hearing, and looked incredulous at Dolores Umbridge -the Minister’s Under Secretary- and at Cornelius Fudge. No one could believe they heard right. But both -witch and wizard- looked triumphant. Umbridge moved fast, she took the wand from the shell shocked boy, and with a look full of glee she snapped it. That was when all hell broke loose. All Wizengamot members were up in uproar. Sentencing a child to a Dementor’s Kiss for a misdemeanour that merited at the most a reprimand and a fine? Not even Bellatrix LeStrange had been sentenced to a Kiss for her heinous crimes. It was the equivalent of murder. Never mind that Fudge was eliminating the only remaining member of an Ancient and Noble Line. The boy was the only Potter left. Half Blood or not it went against Pure Blood Law.
Accusations began flying. They all realized the boy and Dumbledore must be telling the truth about You-Know-Who’s return. While the arguments and accusations went flying around, Umbridge brought two Dementors that were ‘conveniently’ available at the Ministry that morning. The boy fell to his knees catatonic, and would have been Kissed right there if three Patroni had not kept them at bay. The toad witch was about to protest when she realized that one Patronus belonged to a livid Amelia Bones. Other Patroni, from those in the Wizengamot that could cast the spell, began joining the original three.
Cornelius Fudge no longer looked triumphant; on the contrary he looked afraid. He clearly realized what a grave mistake he made. A united Wizengamot was uncommon; yet they were all against what was done to Harry James Potter. Most were demanding his resignation, and that charges were brought against the both of them for murder. The Wizengamot could not over rule the sentence because they had used one of the ten Ministerial Edicts all Ministers had the right to during their terms in office. They were practically a free pass that would be enforced by magic if need be. Trying to stall as much as possible Amelia had Kingsley Shacklebolt cast a Diagnostic Scan on the catatonic boy.
The results were both puzzling and cause for concern. They reported the boy was badly injured, severely underweight, and had very recently been sexually assaulted. The boy had been beaten recently as well; the latest beating was the previous night. The relatives were the main suspects for the older injuries, but Potter had been staying at Order Headquarters since the sixth, and was ‘supposedly’ safe there. Yet he had been raped right under the Order’s bloody noses.
Kingsley looked at Amelia and signalled for her to lower her mental shields. Once inside her mind, he reported his findings. She was appalled. The Head of the Magical Law Enforcement Department requested deeper scans, the Abusus Historia, and that he collected copies of the memory of the attack. She was now convinced Dementors did attack the boy. Kingsley should look for the memory of the Third Task, as well as any memory he found relevant. Even with that she did not believe they could stall for longer than an hour or two.
The Dementors did not get far from Potter, and under their effects Harry’s mind relived his worst memories over and over. There were so many. Kingsley and Amelia learn of the horrible neglect and abuse the boy suffered at his relatives’ hands. They discover Dumbledore was neglectful as well as remiss in his Headmaster duties. Hogwarts had never been safe for Harry Potter.
Dumbledore did nothing to protect the boy or his students; although they saw Snape in the background, always vigilant. That reminded Kingsley of a conversation he overheard between the Potions Master and Dumbledore. The Slytherin had some kind of Oath or Vow to protect the boy. With that information Kingsley, began forming a plan to save the young wizard.
As they viewed the memories they finally came to those where the identity of his rapist was revealed. Sirius Black did it, several times, right under the Order of the Phoenix’s noses. There had been clear warning signs that something was wrong. Hell, the bastard could not keep his hands to himself! Molly Weasley caught him with his tongue deep down the boy’s throat, and she did nothing! Remus Lupin caught the animagus fondling their best friend’s son. The boy’s pants were down at his ankles, a spell was keeping him bent over a table, and tears were running down the boy’s cheeks. Lupin did NOTHING! He simply left, and Warded the room! At that moment both Aurors felt like werewolf hunting was in season. They took as many incriminating memories as they could copy; then they replicated them a few times.
The Abusus Historia took much longer than expected. It would serve to give the boy some justice. The spell recorded each instance of abuse and/or neglect, the date, and the perpetrator. It was used on small children, or those too traumatized to speak about what happened to them. Amelia would make sure all those who harmed the poor boy were punished. If that meant sending Albus-bloody-Dumbledore to Azkaban, then so be it. He had not only ignored Harry Potter’s rights. He had placed him in danger time and again; and she would know why. They began collecting all the evidence obtained, but delaying as much as they could to buy time. None spoke, yet both their minds were frantically thinking ways to save the boy.
“We cannot allow this King,” Amelia projected into the other’s mind. While in public they appeared to be nothing more than trusted colleagues, they had been lovers for several years. There were many prejudiced that did not accept an older witch with a younger wizard, specially a Pure Blood with a muggle born.
“No we can’t. If we hadn’t collected such strong evidence of neglect from Dumbledore and the Order I would call them, as we’ll need help.”
“What about Snape? He is … a Death Eater, but … didn’t you mention he had some Oath to protect the boy?” The Dementors were getting restless. Their time was nearly up.
“He does; and as any Slytherin, that wizard is resourceful and cunning. The Order really does not value what someone like him could provide for them besides spying. I’ll send him a Patronus. Hopefully he can meet me at Azkaban’s pier.”
“I’m going as well. We are probably going to need to Memory Charm the guards.”
“Yes. We can count on Flaherty. This appalling sentence did not sit well with him,” Kingsley commented.
He broke contact, cast his Lynx Patronus, and sent it to Severus Snape with a rather long message. He stressed that neither Dumbledore, nor the Order should be contacted. He would provide a complete explanation later, once the boy was out of danger. Hopefully they would be able to save Potter.