Discoveries

Title: Discoveries
Author: [personal profile] lilyseyes
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Word Count: 100 x 4
Rating : PG-13
Challenge: [community profile] harry100 340: Dumbledore / 341: Fresh
Warnings: * AU, Harry is seven, mentions of child abuse/neglect*
Summary: Severus meets a child in need – what does he do now?
Part of the Worthy Child Series
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just play in it. No money is made from these amateur works.






Harry clung to his dad's hand as they walked up the white marble steps, marveling at how fresh and clean everything looked as he stared at the strange building. Severus' hand tightening on his brought Harry's attention back as a large door opened for them. His dad had told him the goblins would look scary to him, but Harry needed to be respectful and polite to them.

"Lord Prince!"

A fierce-looking little man greeted them with a bow and Harry watched Seveus bow back.

"Griphook, may I introduce my son, Harry."

Harry stepped forward, bowing. "I'm please to meet you."




They followed Griphook to an office with big furniture and wooden walls that gleamed. The goblin sat behind a desk piled high with stacks of papers on it.

"Tea, Lord Prince? And there is fresh orange juice for the child."

Harry held tight to the small glass of juice, not wanting to spill it as he listened to his dad talk to Griphook.

"I was hoping for assistance with the Muggle adoption as I want to make sure Albus Dumbledore can't prevent it somehow. Perhaps an in-dept medical exam to document, er, irregularities and a copy of the Potters' wills."




Taking a sip of his juice, Harry listened to the two discuss which test he'd need to make sure he was fully healed. Harry heard Griphook mention the man whose name his aunt would hiss at his uncle anytime he beat Harry really badly, Dumbledore.

"Harry?"

Looking at his dad, Harry saw that he was smiling and smiled back.

Severus knelt in front him with a vial of purple potion. "We need to take a fresh look at your mum's family and need a few drops of your blood to do that. All right?"

Harry nodded, holding out his hand.




As Harry watched, the goblin poured the potion onto a fresh piece of white paper and, to Harry's amazement, purple words began to fill the page. Leaning over the table beside him, Severus gasped as he watched.

"A Squib?" His dad looked at Griphook. "Septimus Malfoy and a Weasley?"

"You share this Malfoy great-grandfather with your son."

That made Harry smile and a tendril of happiness tickled his stomach. His dad was really related to him and Dumbledore couldn't take him away! Setting down his glass, Harry wrapped his arms around Severus' leg.

"Now nobody can take me away, Dad!"


Comments

Well done! I congratulate you on a very interesting twist! More more more!!!!
:D Thanks!