Originally Posted: Apr. 1st, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: Some choices make all the difference. Written for snape100 challenge #171: Snape’s Sorting AU.
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Once upon a time Severus Snape was never sorted into Slytherin. Never the focus of torment. Never the genius at potions, and curses, and all the ways he learnt to make four-on-one fights fair.
Once upon a time he was never sorted into Ravenclaw, nor Gryffindor, nor Hufflepuff.
He was never sorted at all.
And in that once upon a time, in a small town that wasn’t in England, or Scotland, but far from the Wizarding World. There was a small house where a woman lived in something akin to happiness, with a dark-haired boy who never had to learn.