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16 June 2010 @ 11:19 pm
Harry Potter: "If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You..." by verus_janus  
Title: If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You...
Author: janus
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/characters: Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Tobias Snape, Eileen Snape, Abraxas Malfoy and Rabastan Lestrange
Words: 4,684
Rating: M for Mature. See warnings.
Disclaimer: I do not any thing nor person from the 'Harry Potter' universe. This is written by and for adults. No money is made from this writing.
Prompt: Harry Potter, any character, A canon character uses spells/potions to transition from one sex to another.
Summary: Severus uses will and magic to bring body and soul together when he is very young, but then he needs to negotiate his fearful secret.
Warnings: Misogyny, Transphobia, Violence, Bullying, Dark Themes and Manipulation
Author's Notes: With kind thanks to slytherinlaurel for suggestions, encouragement and her wonderful beta-work. This was much harder to write than anticipated, and the last two sections have not been beta'd. I apologise for any errors I may have missed. It is a hard tale, not light-hearted, and perhaps not what you are expecting, but it has a happy ending. The misogyny in Severus attitudes is not my own, but those of a young boy who does not want to be a girl and has had certain expectations laid upon him. The title is the opening of Kipling's If, which ends: "Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!" Thank you for reading.

If You Can Keep Your Head When All About You...
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