83A Destiny Altered » by weepingelm We all know the story of Arthur and Merlin's destiny, as told in the televisions series, well this is what would have happened if Hunith had sought help as soon as he was born and if the druids had nurtured and provided a safe haven for both Merlin and his mother from the onset. Canon A/U warnings/pairings to be added
Merlin, T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 37, words: 52k+, favs: 141, follows: 209, updated: 11/24 published: 4/17/2016
54 Born to Fly » by mily.alice "He'd had five meetings with a social worker, two assessments of his home, and endless signatures. But finally that little girl who had walked into Stark Industries on a miserable birthday was now a Stark. Josephine Margaret Stark, to be exact." In which Tony takes in a broken little girl, and somewhere along the way she manages to fix HIM.
Avengers, T, English, Family, chapters: 11, words: 35k+, favs: 165, follows: 143, updated: 11/24 published: 11/5/2014
10k+Harry Potter and the Prince of Slytherin » by The Sinister Man Harry Potter was Sorted into Slytherin after a crappy childhood. His brother Jim is believed to be the BWL. Think you know this story? Think again. Year Four starts on 9/1/20. NO romantic pairings prior to Fourth Year. Basically good Dumbledore and Weasleys. Limited bashing (mainly of James).
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Mystery, chapters: 142, words: 1134k+, favs: 14k+, follows: 16k+, updated: 11/2 published: 4/17/2015, Harry P., Hermione G., Neville L., Theodore N.
3k+Common Interests » by Snapegirlkmf Sequel to Common Ground. After Halloween, Snape and Harry begin to bond even more as they discover some common interests. But will it stand the test of time . . .and can Sev protect Harry from the evil that stalks him? AU, Sev/Harry mentor/guardian story.
Harry Potter, T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 67, words: 396k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 10/29 published: 10/16/2010, Harry P., Severus S.
2k+Along Came a Family » by Imablack After Cedric dies, Harry isolates himself and Dumbledore fears a connection between Harry and Lord Voldemort. Snape has his own problems when Dumbledore compels him to teach Harry Occlumancy whilst the Dark Lord orders him to brew the darkest potion he has ever encountered. But what of this gift Lily left for Harry's 15th birthday...and what does it have to do with Snape?
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, chapters: 37, words: 190k+, favs: 2k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 10/28 published: 5/27/2009, Harry P., Severus S.
1k+ A Lonely Path » by la baguette At age ten, Harry disappeared. Four years later, a suspiciously familiar boy is found. Remus accepts the task of reintroducing him to the wizarding world, Harry resisting all the while. Between meddlesome ministers and mad escaped convicts, Remus attempts to discover the truth. Where has Harry been? Will he ever learn to trust? Includes child abuse
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 33, words: 186k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 10/27 published: 9/29/2009, Harry P., Remus L.
1k+Harry Potter and the New Chance » by EmlynMara Post GOF. Barty Crouch lives to stand trial. Sirius is freed and betroths Harry to Ginny. An independent group gathers around Harry to help prepare him for his destiny. Harry and Ginny are bound. Harry gathers new friends. H/G, R/T, S/OC, B/F
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 35, words: 146k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 10/26 published: 12/4/2010, Harry P., Ginny W.
127Faithful Pebble » by perrilloux.bf68 She fell. That is what the townspeople told him, a wanderer only passing through. Now as he stands over the mouth of an empty well, he ponders the problem of raising a girl whose entire life's been spent living in darkness. 
Fairy Tales, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Drama, chapters: 112, words: 55k+, favs: 30, follows: 63, updated: 10/12 published: 12/21/2013
2k+The Prophecy » by VikingSong Uther learns Arthur is the Once-and-Future-King of prophecy and declares him a traitor, forcing him to flee with Merlin. The catch? Arthur has no idea who Emrys is and no desire to fulfill the prophecy. Reveal!fic. T for action sequences/some deaths; no slash, no smut, no language. Cover art by AlexandarCho on deviantART (used with permission).
Merlin, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 100, words: 207k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 10/12 published: 6/18/2014, [Morgana, Merlin] [Arthur, Gwen/Guinevere]
82Petunia's Duo Dilemma 2 » by Nyx Nox The sequel to Petunia's Duo Dilemma: An enraged potions master, miserable emerald eyed twins, a whale of a cousin, and horse-faced aunt thrown together after a rescue mission that was supposed to save the lives of Harry and Iris Potter. AU. Child abuse references. Reading the original story may be beneficial to understanding this fanfic.
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 6, words: 14k+, favs: 153, follows: 249, updated: 9/29 published: 5/12/2014, Harry P., Severus S., Petunia D.
2k+A Thousand Words » by Ailee17 Harry never could have predicted how much his life would change after making a surprising discovery at the Dursley household the summer before Second Year. The young wizard returns to school looking for answers, and ends up finding a whole lot more. Snape/Harry mentor fic. No slash.
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 52, words: 150k+, favs: 4k+, follows: 6k+, updated: 9/25 published: 1/4/2015, Harry P., Severus S.
369Harry Potter and the Overworked Headmaster » by Jedipilot24 My take on the "Sirius Black is married with a child" plot, except that it's not enough to keep him out of Azkaban. But at least he managed to rescue Harry from the Dursley's. You'd think that Dumbledore would notice this and he would have...if he didn't have three full-time jobs. Eventual HHR.
Harry Potter, T, English, Fantasy, chapters: 22, words: 97k+, favs: 769, follows: 1k+, updated: 8/22 published: 9/29/2015, [Harry P., Hermione G.] OC
272The Unraveling of Secrets » by Ianthesmall Severitus. Starting in the summer between first and second year. Severus and Harry have found each other and are building their relationship as father and son and healing old scars together. The second year of school has began, and no one is more worried than Harry about the challenges he will face this year, luckily he has a father to lean on now.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 20, words: 129k+, favs: 834, follows: 1k+, updated: 8/21 published: 5/18/2016, Harry P., Severus S., Albus D.
139For the Love of Sirius » by Bizzy247 What if adults acted like adults? If they take responsibility, don't get distracted by revenge, build capable governments, and don't try to hold three full time vitally important jobs at the same time: result? Shit gets done. Sirius raises Harry; Dumbledore is awesome; the Blacks are possibly awesomer; the Ministry is functional, and Lupin gets a very interesting job.
Harry Potter, T, English, Drama, chapters: 16, words: 93k+, favs: 294, follows: 492, updated: 7/30 published: 10/22/2015, Harry P., Sirius B., Remus L.
1k+Coursing Through My Veins » by Jade Bottle They fell for each other despite themselves, despite their better judgement. Love like theirs - rooted in passion - was a violent thing. Love that comes suddenly is no less enduring than that which builds over time. But, it is so much more volatile. "Mine. Always..." -Multipart story- (now in the works: Infinity War/Endgame)
Avengers, M, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 139, words: 442k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 7/26 published: 10/3/2012, [Hulk/Bruce B., OC] Iron Man/Tony S.
120Lady Black » by InuYasha's God sis Sirius is given a reason to leave Azkaban far earlier than Harry's third year and the consequences of such actions, lay the foundations for a Revolution. (Disclaimer: HP belongs to JK and that won't change any time soon.)
Harry Potter, T, English, Adventure & Family, chapters: 27, words: 182k+, favs: 282, follows: 436, updated: 7/13 published: 9/6/2015, Harry P., Sirius B., Severus S., OC
391Harry Potter and the Serpent Conquest » by Jayan phoenix Book Three of the Heritage Series: The Ministry is on the verge of collapse, Voldemort is days from reigning over the entire country. However, such control is perilous, one young man seeks to undo everything. Harry no longer content to sit on the side lines takes on the fight himself to bring an end to Voldemort's tyranny and break his hold on life.
Harry Potter, M, English, chapters: 14, words: 119k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 6/28 published: 11/6/2017, Harry P., Ron W., Hermione G.
165 Leaving the Dursleys » by Padfootette What happens when Sirius Black escapes from Azkaban and finds out that Vernon and Petunia have been abusing and mistreating his beloved seven year old Godson; Harry Potter. There will be child abuse.
Harry Potter, M, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 14, words: 27k+, favs: 571, follows: 657, updated: 6/20 published: 11/17/2012, Harry P., Sirius B.
10k+An Aunt's Love » by Emma Lipardi Harry comes home from school and Petunia is upset at the change in her nephew. Petunia decides to do what she should have been doing all along. Dumbledore had better stay away. Petunia Dursley is upset. Warnings on profile.
Harry Potter, M, English, Drama, chapters: 76, words: 379k+, favs: 13k+, follows: 12k+, updated: 6/11 published: 12/30/2004, Harry P., Remus L., Petunia D.
381Harry Potter and the Zodiac Charms » by PulsarDragon A quiet night after the Chamber of Secrets changes Harry's and Ginny's relationship, mysterious new characters arrive, and a shadowy force strives to bring chaos to the world. starts in canon but will change to an AU story, Ron bashing until a certain point, Harry/Ginny, Neville/Luna, Ron/Hermione, Remus/Tonks, Sirius/Mary
Harry Potter, M, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 48, words: 663k+, favs: 548, follows: 656, updated: 6/10 published: 6/29/2013, Harry P., Ginny W.