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Fourteen Fathoms (Harry Potter)

Reviewed by Kathryn A on 5th July 2012 (2)
Tags: Short Story, AU Divergent Timeline, Abusive Dursleys, First Year
Characters: Harry Potter, Severus Snape
(10K, 3292 words)

Summary: Snape discovers something disturbing about Harry and acts... like Snape.

This is an "abusive Dursleys" story. There's a lot of them about. So what makes this one different? The way it is told. Not just that it is second-person present tense, but the way it holds your attention, the expressive and vivid language. No melodrama here: Snape is very Snape-ish, still plotting and taking off points even as he helps Harry.