Fangs Fawn

In Care Of (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 15th August 2009 (1)
Tags: Novella, AU, Hurt-Comfort, Reconciliation, Animagus
Characters: Severus Snape, Harry Potter

Summary: During the summer before sixth year, Harry finds an injured bat in the garden and decides to try to heal it...and an unwilling Snape learns just what kind of a person Harry Potter really is.

You may have noticed that I really like Harry-Snape reconciliation stories. I am delighted to have discovered the site that this story comes from,, which is dedicated to Harry and Snape stories of all kinds. So in amongst that bunch I decided to read this one first, because the idea of Snape as a bat... is irresistible.

I liked how this kept in character for both Harry and Snape; that Snape doesn't want to have to reevaluate his assumptions about Harry, but he isn't going to ignore the truth when he's actually seen it for himself. I like how Harry is just the kind of person who would look after an injured animal, how it makes him feel better to be able to look after someone else when he feels so helpless. I like how this isn't all sunshine and puppies when it all comes out, either. This is apparently part 1 of a two-part story; alas the second part isn't finished yet.