Hi! This is my first story and I'm not a native English speaker, so I apologise for the mistakes. There won't be regular updates, as I'm studying and working at the same time, but if I see that you like the story I promise I would finish it.
I swear I don't know how I've finished like this, with a little boy that should hate me clinging to me like a monkey. Maybe I should have just ignored him, and then little Severus would be now sleeping somewhere else. But then I would have been a heartless person.
I was just going to Gryffindor tower from the Quidditch pitch when a little boy run into me. He was clearly distressed, and I saw fear in his eyes when he looked at me. He seemed to be about 3 years old and as far as I know none of the teachers have children or relatives with children. And this boy looked like Snape. The boy was frozen looking at me, with tears rolling down his cheeks.
"Hi, little one. What's wrong?" I asked, but he didn't answer. I knelt in front of him.
"I'm not going to hurt you, I want to help you, but you have to tell me what's wrong." I said, and that seemed to calm him a bit. "Let's start with something easy, can you tell me your name?" I ask.
"Severus Snape." He answered in a low voice and I was shocked. I had just seen Snape walking towards the dungeons.
"Nice to meet you, Severus, I suppose you don't know who I am." Or you wouldn't be talking with me right now. He shook his head. "Well, I'm Harry Potter. Are you hurt?"
He hesitated but finally shook his head again.
"Are you sure? If you're hurt I know somebody who can heal you." I said and he looked terrified.
"No! Please don't take me to the old man and the man in black! Please!" He said. What's going on here? I thought.
"Ok little one, don't worry. But I need you to answer some things." I said and he nodded eagerly. "First, where are you hurt?"
"My head." He said coming towards me.
"Ok, let me look at it. What happened?"
"I fell and hit a wall while I was running."
"It looks ok to me, if you are still in pain later we'll do something about it. Why were you running?" I asked him and I picked him up and I sat him in my lap.
"The old man wanted to give me to that man, the one in black." He said.
"How did you come here?" I asked. The story didn't have any sense.
"I don't know, I just appeared. I promise I don't know. I told the two men and the woman the same thing." He said.
"I believe you little one, but I think we'll have to talk with the old man." I said and he stiffened. "But don't worry, I won't let him give you to the man in black, ok?" He nodded, wrapping his arms around my neck.
We went to Dumbledore's office, the young child still in my arms. The headmaster was relieved when he saw us. He put a silencing charm so the little boy couldn't hear us and explained the story before Snape came, well, old Snape. Young Severus had appeared in the dungeons after a student exploded a potion. Dumbledore thought that young Severus had travelled in time and had decided to place him in Snape's care, since they were the same person, until he had a solution. Young Severus didn't know that the old bat and himself were the same person and he was scared of him.
The little boy remained wrapping his arms tightly around my neck all the time. I thought he couldn't be so strong being so little, but I was proved to be wrong when Snape entered the office and little Severus wrapped his arms with more strength.
Snape was livid. Although he knew that the little boy and himself were the same person, he seemed to forget it all the time calling him "that boy" with a disgusted face. It took Dumbledore a lot of time to calm him until he wasn't shouting. Since Snape didn't want to take care of little Severus, and Severus didn't want to go with Snape, Dumbledore decided that the little boy should come with me. Ironically, then Snape seemed to remember that "that boy" and himself were the same person and he was totally against it. Not that Dumbledore cared, since he sent me to my common room with little Severus.
McGonagall explained the situation to my house mates before dinner. Everyone made a vow so they wouldn't tell the little boy that he and the bat of the dungeons were the same person. Then we went to her quarters to have dinner, while Ron and Hermione went with the rest to have dinner in the Great Hall. After dinner Severus fell asleep in my lap and I put him in the sofa.
Dumbledore came with Snape then and I/we discovered some things about young Severus. He was four years old, and he seemed to have a connection with Snape, since the old bat felt the pain in his head when young Severus hit his head with the wall. Dumbledore then pinched Snape to see if the little boy could also feel his pain. It seemed that the connection was only one way, because young Severus didn't even move. The older one seemed offended, though.
Dumbledore told me I had to attend my classes with young Severus, and that he hoped to find a solution soon. Snape stayed in silence, only talking when it was necessary, and he seemed to be angry. Finally, I was free to go to the tower again.
The castle made a new room for Severus and myself. After putting the little boy in his bed, I explained everything in detail to Ron and Hermione. Two hours after going to sleep the young boy woke crying from a nightmare.
Severus is now asleep, but he doesn't release my pyjamas, so I think I'll have to sleep with him.