7 The Love of Family AU. "Oh Ronnie, baby, I'm so, so sorry," Molly whispered, cradling her young, sobbing son to her. She couldn't tell him that everything would be all right, that it was just a nightmare, because it wasn't. All she could do was hold him and try to soothe a broken heart. What if Harry hadn't survived his fight at the end of first year?
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 50, follows: 15, 3/4/2013, Molly W., Ron W.
3 Purpose AU, set at the end of first year. Where was Severus supposed to go from here? What was he supposed to do now, when the last link to his Lily was gone for good? How could he go on when there was no more of her precious memory to protect?
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst, words: 995, favs: 13, follows: 4, 3/4/2013, Severus S.
4 Uncertainty AU. What if Harry hadn't survived first year? Deep in the bowels of the school, in the Slytherin common room, Draco Malfoy acts cheerful and exhilarated on the outside. But what is really going on inside his mind? Yesterday Harry Potter had been here to hate, to insult, to mock. But now he wasn't, and everything had changed.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst, words: 999, favs: 15, follows: 3, 3/4/2013, Draco M.
3 Shattered Innocence AU in which Harry didn't survive first year. The morning after his death, Percy goes to visit Ron in the hospital wing. All he wanted was the best for him, and now, his innocence had been completely lost in the course of one night. A look at Percy in a more sympathetic light.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 37, follows: 9, 3/4/2013, Percy W., Ron W.
10 Frozen Inside AU. "I'm afraid," said Professor McGonagall in a voice that was trembling terribly, "That Harry Potter is no longer with us." And with that, she fled the hall, not being able to face the students anymore. Neville sat rooted to the spot, his entire body going numb. He was an insult to his parents' memory; he had killed Harry Potter.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 38, follows: 8, 3/4/2013, Neville L.
691Love is Immortal » AU from end of PoA. Sirius and Remus take Harry in to live with them. Under their care, he finds out what it is like to be loved unconditionally. All three learn from each other, and discover the true power of family. R/Hr, H/G.
Harry Potter, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, chapters: 62, words: 219k+, favs: 606, follows: 485, updated: 3/4/2013 published: 3/14/2011, Harry P., Sirius B.
10 I Failed "He's not James, Sirius!" Molly Weasley's shriek echoed over and over again in his mind, anger and sorrow roiling in his gut. The words only sought to remind him how spectacularly he had failed to keep those closest to his heart safe.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 35, follows: 10, 2/28/2013, Sirius B., Harry P.
26 I Promise AU. "Harry, what does she make you do?" Sirius asked in a barely controlled voice. "How does she make you write it?" A powerful moment between godfather and godson when Sirius asks Harry about the detentions he's had with Umbridge.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 2k+, favs: 238, follows: 66, 2/27/2013, Harry P., Sirius B.
8 A Bitter Brew "Black is on the loose!" Snape roared, losing control for the first time in a long, long while. "And Lupin will abet his crimes just like he did in school! Thank you very much, Headmaster, for proving once again that the house of Slytherin means nothing to you. Your blessed crop of Gryffindor bullies can do no wrong!"
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 12, follows: 3, 2/26/2013, Severus S., Albus D.
4 You Never Cared "You never cared about her, so don't pretend you do now!" Aberforth screamed, and with that, he swung his arm back and punched his brother right in the face. Albus fell to the ground, blood spurting from his broken nose. And Aberforth, his world having collapsed all around him, ran from the cemetery, unable to look back. My take on the funeral of Ariana Dumbledore.
Harry Potter, T, English, Angst & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 13, follows: 3, 2/25/2013, Aberforth D., Albus D.
7 Splintered "I do," Lily said softly, a world of love in her enchanting, beautiful emerald eyes. And with that, the last shred of hope Severus Snape had was destroyed. She had done it. Lily had done it. The love of his life had married his worst enemy.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 16, follows: 2, 2/24/2013, Severus S., Lily Evans P.
3 An Axe to the Gut And there they were. Lily's eyes, Lily's beautiful, mesmerizing emerald green eyes on the wrong face. The face that had filled his school days with nightmares, the face that had smiled in glee as he took the one thing in this whole miserable world that Severus Snape had ever loved. Harry Potter had no right to have those eyes; they belonged to Lily and only Lily.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 12, follows: 2, 2/24/2013, Severus S., Harry P.
8 He is Always with You "I know this does not sound very consoling to you, child," Dumbledore said softly, Cho's face still buried in his robes. "But he is always with you. He would want you to move on." After Cho's disastrous date with Harry on Valentine's Day, she seeks out the only person left who she thinks might understand her pain.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, words: 2k+, favs: 29, follows: 4, 2/23/2013, Cho C., Albus D.
19 The Reason I Fight "Harry, you are the one beacon of hope I have in this dark world," Sirius said softly. "Ever since I escaped Azkaban, you are all that has been keeping me going." Sirius and Harry talk after they both see the boggart posing as a dead Harry in 12, Grimmauld Place.
Harry Potter, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 121, follows: 27, 2/23/2013, Harry P., Sirius B.
4 Regret and Repentance "I swear, even if it's the last thing I do," Sirius said determinedly, "I will make sure Harry knows just how much his parents loved him, and just how much they loved each other." A conversation between Sirius and Remus after their discussion with Harry in the fire in OotP.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 24, follows: 9, 2/22/2013, Remus L., Sirius B.
26 Lullaby "I may not be your mother, Harry, and I would never do anything to replace her in your heart. But I love you, darling, and I always will." A moment between Harry and Molly Weasley, set at the end of Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter, K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 1k+, favs: 128, follows: 27, 2/22/2013, Harry P., Molly W.
2 Black Abyss He knows his best friend, his brother, will never smile at him, make mischief, or reminisce with him ever again. His beautiful life was snuffed out by the flick of a madman's wand. And the girl his best friend had loved lies lifeless on the floor, her emerald eyes dull and unseeing. If it's the last thing he does, he will take the life of that stinking, traitorous rat.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 9, follows: 2, 2/18/2013, Sirius B.
5 Black Escape Four times Sirius Black was able to escape his fate and one time he wasn't. Strangely enough, though, the time he could not escape was the time he was set free.
Harry Potter, T, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 17, follows: 4, 2/18/2013, Sirius B.
3 Grief and Guilt Before Harry got himself together and decided that Sirius wouldn't want him to give up hope, he experienced bitter thoughts in his hours of stewing at the Dursleys. Here is a snapshot of one of his worst days that summer.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Angst, words: 1k+, favs: 14, follows: 3, 2/18/2013, Harry P.
3 We Never Thought We'd Lose You AU. Ron and Hermione's minds wandered back to all the life-threatening adventures they'd been on with Harry. Now, they thought with breaking hearts, he is alone for this fight. And there was nothing they could do about it.
Harry Potter, K+, English, Tragedy & Friendship, words: 896, favs: 19, follows: 7, 2/17/2013, Ron W., Hermione G.