Can we ever see ourselves as we really are? Sometimes we need to look through someone else’s eyes, and even then the truth can change. Over ten years we visit Harry and Snape on Harry’s Birthday, starting from when they are forced together in 1998 to keep Harry safe. I wanted to give both Harry and Severus the chance to be broken and to learn how to live with themselves. I hope I’ve done them proud.
Warning: Contains scenes of domestic abuse that may be disturbing and/or a trigger.
EWE, Romance/Humour/Eventual Porn. Clichéd yet enjoyable: Snape isn’t dead, he’s back at Hogwarts and in need of an assistant. Coincidently, Harry is hanging around Hogwarts, reluctant to move on with his life. Cue sniping and snarking, tears and laughter and, possibly, love.