Latin; a dead language with no practical applications except perhaps the deciphering of old texts and as a particularly quaint party trick.
Thankfully, as Harry finds out, Latin is not as dead as he was first taught when he decided to learn the language. It wouldn't have mattered anyway, of course; he loved Latin, and would have been proud to know it even had it been as useless as it was pretty. But in the world of Wizards, the world of Magic, Harry realizes his rare talent with words is particularly valuable in the highly complicated and controversial subject of Spell Creation, a subject he soon becomes enamored with despite having to hide his interest from everyone.
Besides, it's not like he's going Dark, after all.
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13 Nov 2018
Despite what occurred at the Ministry the previous month, Harry has to spend his summer with the Dursleys, as usual. A new neighbour however throws everything off balance, leaving the near sixteen year old more confused than ever. What exactly is Tom Riddle doing not only moving in, in what he would no doubt call a disgusting Muggle neighbourhood, but next door to Harry?!
Harry comes back from his holiday to a stack of memos on his desk that all say the same thing: "Severus Snape adopted Teddy Lupin."
Snape. No one has seen him since the war trials ended, no one knows where he lives, no one knows why he took Teddy. And what happened to Andromeda? Harry is determined to be a good godfather and sort it all out. Even if it means dealing with Snape.
Title from Better Son/Daughter, because Nanette.
Harry is divorced, two-thirds of his children are at Hogwarts, and he's ready to start dating again. Ideally, someone who has no idea who he is. Lily suggests he should try Tinder and Harry is not a coward.
This is the story of how Severus and Harry meet again after 20 years.
When Harry arrives at Hogwarts, everything is overwhelming. Luckily he makes some friends, Hagrid who took him to Diagon Alley, Ron who he met on the train, and Severus, who explains why they have to pretend to hate each other.
This story spans 7 years, during which Severus and Harry get to know each other and find understanding.