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Harry, Lupin, Snape, Sirius, Lily, James, Lucius, Pettigrew, Voldemort, OC
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
James/Lily, Other Pairing
Drama, General, Horror/Dark
Mild Language, Mild Violence, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme
Story Reviews
First Published
2003-05-21 12:00am
Last Chapter
2007-03-01 5:53pm
Last Updated
2007-07-02 10:54am

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews
1 Of the Humblest Beginnings

Swallowing his pride, Severus Snape reluctantly writes Harry Potter a very personal letter in which he explains not only his past, but also the brutal history and illfated heritage of the Potter family.

5,869 5
2 Magic Calling to Magic

In which first impressions are always the most important, and James Potter does not impress Severus Snape in the least.

3,021 1
3 The Dark Man

In which Severus Snape meets Lord Voldemort and gets a broom ride. Both of these are far more impressive than James Potter.

4,370 3
4 Francis and Pandora Potter

In which Severus Snape describes Harry's eccentric great-grandparents.

3,625 1
5 Family Portraits

In which Severus Snape meets the other family members (as it turns out, the eccentric Francis and Pandora Potter were... normal, in comparison).

5,188 1
6 The Foundation of Strength

In which Severus Snape meets the friends of James Potter. He continues to be less than impressed.

4,262 1
7 In Preperation of School

In which Severus Snape meets Lucious Malfoy, and sincerely regrets it.

3,454 1
8 Voldemort and Pandora

In which Severus Snape has a near-death experience.

5,300 0
9 Discovery of Remus' Nature

In which Snape has another near-death experience. Also: the early Hogwarts years.

6,459 0
10 An Odd Debt

In which Severus Snape recalls his later years of Hogwarts. Also: Not quite a near-death experience, but close enough.

6,009 0
11 A Sacrifice for Knowledge

In which Severus Snape sells his soul.

5,701 1
12 James' Trust and My Betrayal

In which Severus Snape's soul bounces like a bad check.

5,935 1
13 In Conclusion

In which Severus Snape reveals his heart and soul. (Dignity? What is this thing called dignity?)

6,802 2
14 Snape's Revenge

In which Severus Snape has the last laugh. Also: Snape discovers the joys of toaster ovens!

7,438 8


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