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There were loud shouts and screams as they entered the damp and dirty hut. Hagrid had to squeeze his way inside. "Sorry, about that," He apologized, as he bent down to pick up the door and fitted it easily back into its frame. Severus looked around the small room for the Potter brat as Hagrid walked over to a sofa where an overweight child sat frozen in fear.
"Harry! You were just a baby, when I saw you last; you're grown so much since then, particularly around the middle." Hagrid smiled as he patted his own belly while looking down at the overweight child.
"I... I... I'm not Harry," the boy spoke with fear while Severus continued looking around the hut. He saw a small boy slowly came out from hiding behind the corner of a wall. This boy was far skinnier then the other child. His clothes were filthy old rags that were at least four sizes too big for him. Severus glared at the boy. He was the spitting image of James bloody Potter; except for his eyes, they were Lily's eyes.
"I am," Harry spoke up, with just a small hint of fear in his eyes.
"Well of course you are!" Hagrid smiled as he took out a small box from his pockets. "Got something here for ya, Harry." He handed over a box to Harry who smiled as he opened it "I baked it myself!" Hagrid said proudly.
"Thank you," Harry said as he set down the box on a small table. Severus raised an eyebrow as he took everything around him in. Hagrid may be blinded by his surroundings, but not Severus. Something was definitely off.
"Think nothing of it, and happy birthday." Hagrid sat back down on the sofa as Severus made his way over to sit down as well. Taking out his wand and lit up the fireplace, as Vernon stormed over and pointed his rifle at Hagrid.
"He has a gun, how terrifying," Severus said sarcastically, not even battling an eye at the overweight man.
"I demand you both leave at once!" Vernon demanded. "You are breaking and entering!"
"Ah shut up Dursley, you great prune!" Hagrid said as he reached over and grabbed the gun and bent the tip of it straight up, as Vernon let out small yelp of fear.
"Excuse me, but who are you two?" Harry spoke up again, but this with a little more courage.
"Rubeus Hagrid, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts," he smiled. Harry then turned to Severus who was about to introduce himself.
"Severus Sna..." Before Severus could even finish his sentence, Petunia let out a large shriek that travelled throughout the entire hut, "Sweet Lord, could you try being a little louder next time?" Severus said bitterly. "I think I've just lost my hearing," he said sarcastically as he turned his attention to Petunia. "What's with the screaming? You saw a mouse or something?"
"You... you... you look just like that awful Snape boy! Dear God, I feel bad for the woman that is stuck with such a horrible, sad, sorry excuse of a man," Petunia said in a nasty tone, as Severus looked over at Vernon and gave a smirk.
"Funny, I was just thinking the same thing about you," Severus said. Harry had to cover his month to keep himself from laughing. Severus turned over to Harry and waited for the boy to stop giggling. "As I was saying, before I was so rudely interrupted, my name is Severus Snape and I will be attending my first year of Hogwarts with you."
"I'm sorry, but what's Hogwarts?" Harry looked at Severus with confusion. Severus had a stunned look came upon his face, but at the same time he also expected this. He walked over to Harry and handed him his Hogwarts letter. The young boy opened his letter and curiously read it at loud.
"He is not going! I am putting my foot down, leave now because the boy is not going!" Harry's uncle said angrily as he made his way over to his nephew.
"You knew? Why didn't you tell me?" Harry asked angrily as he looked at his Uncle and Aunt who glared hatefully at their young nephew.
"Yes, I knew," Petunia spat with pure hate. It was like she wanted to say this for years. "Just like your mother, father ..." Petunia pointed at Severus, "And that awful boy and his even more awful father. My parents were so proud the day she got her letter, but I saw her and his father for what they truly were, nothing but freaks!". Severus gripped his wand tightly and took a deep breath as he tried to calm himself down after hearing Petunia's horrible comments about Lily, he couldn't careless what she said about him.
"There is nothing you can do to stop him from attending," Hagrid said as he placed a hand on Harry's shoulder as well as Severus's. "Harry, along with Severus here, will both be going to the greatest school of magic in the world, that is over see by one of the greatest wizards of our time, Albus Dumbledore."
"I forbid it! I will not throw my hard earn money away to pay for some crazy old man to teach him magic tricks!" Vernon roared. Severus was about to make a comment that he can finally agree with this oaf on something, but he was cut off by Hagrid.
"Don't dare say anything bad about Albus Dumbledore to me again!" Hagrid threatened Vernon by pointing his umbrella (that had his broken wand hidden inside) at him. Vernon and Petunia slowly backed away in fear. Severus glanced over and saw Harry's cousin was digging away at Harry's birthday cake shoving cake down his face. Hagrid noticed this as well and he pointed his umbrella at the child and with flick of his wrist made a small curly pig tail appear on him. All of the Durley's screamed in fear and panic before Vernon quickly took his son and wife upstairs, slamming the door behind him. "Sorry, I shouldn't have done that, please don't tell anyone at Hogwarts about this," he said looking at Harry, and then took a longer glance at Severus. "It's getting pretty late; we have lots to do tomorrow." Hagrid said as he took of his coat and placed it over Harry and Severus who were laying down on the sofa.
"Goodnight Hagrid goodnight Severus," Harry said happily as he took off his glasses to settle in for the night, again.
"Goodnight, Harry," Hagrid said from the floor.
"Goonight. " Severus stop and took a moment before saying "and happy birthday,"
"Thanks Severus," Harry said, sounding truly genuine to Severus's shock.