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A Different Perspective

By DragonShifter

Fantasy

Chapter One

Severus Snape was pacing his office. He had just finished talking to Dumbledore about Harry Potter. It was Harry's first year in the wizarding world and Severus wasn't too happy about that. But, Dumbledore had been correct about Severus's hatred for James Potter that had made him be a pain in Harry's first potions class. He almost didn't say anything when he noticed that Harry had exactly Lily's eyes. Now that he thought about it, he shouldn't have been hard on Harry; he was only taking notes and probably didn't know much about potions. How could Harry know anything about the wizarding world? Severus knew Harry didn't because he had checked in on Harry from time to time as Harry grew up. He didn't necessarily like what he saw. Harry's Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin weren't very nice to Harry, and they treated him like a lowly servant. He had to smile when he thought about the cousin's birthday. Severus was glad he decided to check up on Harry that day. He was also glad that he had suggested to Mrs. Figg to suggest she wasn't able to watch Harry that day. Severus knew that Mrs. Figg had broken her leg. He may not have liked Harry for his father, but he remembered growing up without parents or guardians letting him have any fun. He could to a degree, sympathize with Harry. Severus arranged it so the Dursley's had no other choice but to take Harry to the zoo. Severus followed them to the zoo and around the zoo. He had a hard time not laughing when Harry unknowingly set the boa constrictor on his cousin and his friend. After smiling over that memory, Severus sat down at his desk and closed his eyes. He remembered visiting the Potter house the night the potters died and seeing Harry being taken away by Hagrid. He remembered going inside and seeing Lily lying on the ground in the nursery. Tears came to his eyes when he thought about that night and when Lily stopped talking to him. He wished that he had never made the decision to become a Death Eater. Making that decision had been a big part of Lily not wanting anything to do with him. Now that he thought about it, Severus had forgiven James Potter for everything he had ever done to him without realizing he had. He wiped away his tears and resigned to apologize to Harry the next morning for his crudeness towards the boy. Maybe Harry would be more like his mother than he first expected of him. After all, Harry had been taking notes when he had been telling everyone what potions entailed. After he resolved to apologize to the boy, Severus got up and went to his room and got ready for bed.


Harry was sitting at the Gryffindor table eating his breakfast when Professor Snape walked up to him and asked for a word in private. Harry got up and followed Professor Snape to a quiet corner in the entrance hall. "Look, I am sorry for yesterday. Can you forgive me?" He asked "I let my dislike of your father get the better of me and that clouded my mind. I would like to start over again and say, thank you for at least trying to take notes on what I was saying, I know that I wasn't very pleasant about it." Harry looked startled. He didn't know what to think about this teacher who had seemed to dislike him asking him to forgive him. He looked at Professor Snape for what seemed five minutes and said "I forgive you. I didn't know you didn't like my father. Please, let me know if I do anything wrong. I would be glad to let you know if I am having trouble with anything.""Thank you. Harry, you wouldn't mind if I made it seem as if I didn't like you." Harry looked confused for a minute and then realization dawned on him. Snape didn't want people to know that Snape had apologized to him and offered to help him with anything, if he needed the help. "Again, thank you. Good luck with your first broom lesson today Harry." Snape nodded and turned."Thank you Professor." Harry called just loud enough for Snape to hear as he walked away. Snape raised his hand in acknowledgement. Harry walked back to his spot at the Gryffindor Table and sat down. "What was that about Harry?" asked Hermione. "Oh, nothing, Snape just wanted to have a word about his class." Harry replied as he picked up his toast and smiled. He looked over his schedule and sighed. Who knew that Wizarding School would more busy than muggle school.

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