An Alternative Universe

As the AU genre has two dramatically different versions, that of the magical kind and the non-magical, I have broken up this list into two sections as is shown below.

I have a small weakness for the non-magical, I must admit.

– of a Magical kind…

A collection of stories featuring an alternative universe that does not follow the canon story line. As this pretty much includes nearly every fanfic there is, I am only including those that deviate significantly from the original storyline. I am not however listing those that occur after school has ended.

The universe must have some form of magic.

All stories must be completed.

– of a Non-Magical kind…

A collection of stories featuring an alternative universe that does not have magic in it.

All stories must be completed.

Updated June 2019

– of a Magical kind…

Aqua Fresca by Perfica
Length: Chaptered (86,491 words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Summary: “Set in an alternative reality which veers from canon after OotP, and where Harry is over eighteen and attending Hogwarts. Harry witnesses Severus suffering under an unusual curse. Both of them struggle to come to terms with the new intimacy that springs up between them because of the vision.”
HP Lover: Perfica is one of those authors that you must read, and as per usual she does not hold back in this one. An AU with an over 18 Harry, there is a lot of depth and a noble Harry lusting after his professor… I wont say any more, just simply — Read it!

Crimson Moon by Calanor and Morganlefay1958
Length: 31931 words or 8 chapters
Pairing/Characters: Harry/Severus, Ron/Hermione/Draco
Summary: Harry and his friends have been thrown back in time a thousand years. They have choices to make to fulfill their destinies one day at a time. Harry has walked through the centuries alone until he crosses path with a beautiful creature of an ancient bloodline long forgotten, Severus Snape. Written for 7spells LJ community and by Calanor and Morganlefay1958.
HP Lover: A time travel and a vampire fic… who could ask for more? This is another well written serving from my favourite duo of Calanor and Morganlefey1958. I wont go into the details about Severus Snape and how he became the submissive in this story, but rest assured that it is rather good. Hot smutty scenes, angst, retribution and gypsy violinists will dance around with many dark and wonderful creatures and coerce you to kick up your heels and dance!!

The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville
Length: 47 Chapters – 213,669 words
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Summary: AU. Yes, the old Snape retrieves Harry from the Dursleys formula. I just had to write one. Everything changes, because the best revenge is living well. T for Mentor Snape’s occasional naughty language. Supportive Minerva. Sequel: The Best Revenge: Time of the Basilisk

New! Secrets of Fire Island by Snarry5evr
Length: Chaptered – 57,311 words
Pairing/Characters: Harry/Severus
Summary: Harry loves the magical world his guardians have introduced him to and as he sets off for Hogwarts he doesn’t anticipate the lives he will be changing along the way.
HP Lover: Secret adoptions, Weasley Bashing and an AU that is quite engrossing. I did thoroughly enjoy this one.

Slytherin Change by The Red Dragons Order
Length: Oneshot (12,347 words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry with a side serving of Sirius/Harry
Rating: T
Summary: “Harry Potter’s an engaged young man in a world were Magic has gone wild. One day a group of people arrive at Godrics Hollow and everything goes to hell.”
HP Lover: It’s been a while since I have read this one but from memory it is at least an interesting AU. I don’t usually like the pairing of Sirius and Harry, but this one works.

Snapelstiltskin – A (Slightly) Grown-Up Fairy Tale by K8BNimble
Length: Oneshot
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Summary: Fun with fairytales. Rumpelstiltskin – Snarry-ized.

The Trial of Henri Blanc by klynie1
Length: Oneshot (20,000 +/- words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Rating: NC-17
Summary: “Does guilt exist when a man no longer does?”

– of a Non-Magical kind…

Come Out Of The West by Perfica
Length: Oneshot (8,978 words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Rating: R
Summary: “Spending time with an injured man causes a bored Harry Potter to rethink his options in life.”

Commonplace Magic by ac1d6urn and Sinick
Length: Oneshot (19448 words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Rating: R
Summary: “No doom of the wizarding world hanging in the balance, no tragic premature deaths. Just Harry getting inside a solitary man’s defences, by not really trying.”

Some Notes Exchanged by nenyaentwhistle
Length: Oneshot (~4,800 words)
Pairing/Characters: Severus/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Summary: “Sometimes all you need for something to start are some little notes.”

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