Title: Snape’s Child 3/?
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.
This is now going, no longer a tentative story. I have ten chapters ready for posting, and I’m working on chapter eleven at the moment. I might begin posting in fanfiction.net, potionsandsnitches.net, and the general category of HP Fandom during the week.
Now, while I place a pairing of Hermione/Severus, there won’t be much romance going. At least not until she is 18. You’ll have to read to see what I mean.
I’m also dealing with subjects that are difficutl to mention, but I don’t think I will be explicit. If I do it will only be posted here and probably HP Fandom.
Severus had not delayed too much. Yet, when he Apparated close to the pier, he came to a nightmarish scene. Twelve Dementors went rogue! The four guards, and three Aurors, were hard pressed to keep them at bay. His Patronus -a doe like Lily’s had been- joined the defence as he approached the group. A Dementor got hold of Potter. The boy was catatonic; in his condition, and without a wand, he was not able to defend himself. It was a shame, as the boy’s Patronus had been able to fend off a hundred Dementors when the boy was only thirteen. Twelve would have been nothing.
The fiend holding Potter Kissed the scar first. The boy screamed. Then a voice Severus recognized as the Dark Lord’s joined the screaming. There was clearly a terrible struggle. He could feel it in his Dark Mark. No one really made any noise while being Kissed by Dementors. It was also a very fast process, yet it seemed an eternity passed while the screaming went on. Potter was convulsing as well. Two of the guards lost their concentration at the gruesome sight. Their Patroni faded, and Dementors seized them. Both lost their souls.
Severus strengthened his resolve, and his doe chased away Potter’s Dementor. It had not Kissed the boy’s mouth, so he was sure Lily’s son still had his soul. He reached the boy and stood guard over him until the fiends tired and left. The Potions Master shuddered. Twelve Dementors were loose; that was cause for alarm. Muggles had no protection, and even wizard folk were in danger; so few could cast Patroni.
Someone had to raise the alarm, and have Aurors dispatched to capture them before they reached the Dark Lord; before others also decided to leave Azkaban as well. He knelt beside Potter, and began casting Diagnostic Spells. Shacklebolt approached him as Bones and the other Auror Stunned the guards.
“It’s too late Snape,” Kingsley said gravely.
“No, it is not. The boy was not de-souled.” He frowned. His scans told him Potter was battered and nearly emaciated, but he did not look it.
“But I saw …”
“The Dementor Kissed Potter’s scar,” Amelia said puzzled. “I’ve never heard of one doing that … or a scar screaming.”
“That was the Dark Lord’s voice. Dumbledore mentioned the boy shared some type of connection with Him …” he trailed off. The scar was not something to be discussed there. Perhaps later he could puzzle what happened. He changed the subject to the boy’s condition. “Someone beat him, but there are no signs of it.”
“A Glamour would have faded when he lost consciousness,” Auror Flaherty pointed out.
“Umm … a Rune based one would not,” Kingsley said thoughtfully.
“Potter does not take Ancient Runes, and Granger -the trio’s brain- dropped it after her third year,” Severus informed them.
“Finite,” Amelia waved her wand above the boy’s prone figure. There was a bracelet covered with Runes.
“I will be damned!” Severus was surprised. Shacklebolt was right. “We cannot stay here. I will take Potter to Headquarters.”
“Don’t,” Kingsley said. Snape raised an eyebrow. He proceeded then to explain what they discovered. The Slytherin clearly did not want to believe it, so he gave him copies of his scans, the memories, and the Abusus Historia.
Severus paled. That was the thickest roll of parchment produced by an Abusus Historia that he had seen; and he had dealt with some gruesome abuse cases. “It has to be wrong Shacklebolt! The Headmaster would not have allowed it. Potter is … he is his Golden Boy!”
“I believe he knew Snape, and still allowed it for some reason. The boy tried to tell him a few times, but Dumbledore would not even let him speak. Hell, there were guards outside his house since the boy arrived from Hogwarts for the summer! No one stopped the uncle, or reported the boy was being abused. Molly Weasley would have killed Black if she caught him brutally kissing one of her own, and Lupin …” he spat the name. “He was supposed to be safe there! The Order’s purpose was not only to fight You-Know-Who, but to protect the boy!”
Severus sighed. Shacklebolt had a point. “I will take him to my house. No one except Dumbledore knows where I live, and the Headmaster does not visit.”
“That sounds good,” Amelia agreed. “Before you go, we need to have a semblance of a plan at least. Harry Potter cannot go back. The Ministerial Edict will have him Kissed or killed on sight, and it could happen now, or in twenty years.”
“I saw him Kissed,” Flaherty told them. “You did as well, didn’t you Kingsley?”
“Yes, the angle I was at gave that impression,” He confirmed.
“You would have no body. How can you explain that?” Severus pointed out.
“These waters are treacherous. I believe there are some carnivorous sea creatures around, although no one has seen anything. Someone falls into the water, and it’s nearly a given that the body would never be recovered. The Dementor threw the body into the water. It drowned, and we could not recover it,” Flaherty told them. He had often been on escort duty to prisoners going to Azkaban and had seen that happen.
“That’s …” Kingsley began.
“Inspired,” Severus said at the same time that Amelia added her own words.
They had enough to create a basic plan of action. Harry Potter had to die in order to keep him safe from the Ministry. They would need to create a new identity for him. That, they could deal with once they were at Spinner’s End. The Aurors suggested the of use a Time Turner to settle whatever was necessary. It so happened that Amelia had one at her disposal as the Head of the Magical Law Enforcement Department.
It was decided that Amelia and Kingsley would accompany the Potions Master. All three of them were Occlumens and would have no trouble keeping the secret. Flaherty was not, and he agreed to be Obliviated. They had not taken the risk of going against a Ministerial Edict for him to put all of them at risk. Specially Potter. The boy did not deserve to be Kissed.
Flaherty would keep guard and wait for them to return. The group left via Portkey, and five minutes later Madam Bones, and Kingsley Apparated back. They erased Snape’s presence from the guard’s minds. His boss assured the Auror Potter was safe, and already had a new identity. He allowed them to Obliviate him then.