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Clarinetkitty By Clarinetkitty Updated Jan 11

Harry Potter does not exist. 

The morning that the Dursleys found him on their doorstep was the morning that everything changed. Harry survived for almost a year at that house, but it didn't last. He was abandoned in a ditch only to be discovered by Nixen, a Knockturn Alley potions master. 

Given the name Hadrian he grows up learning how to survive. By the time he goes to Hogwarts Hadrian is at the same level as most fifth years and has surpassed the seventh years in potions and defense. Living in Knockturn he had also learned the art of hand to hand and sword combat and how to perform silent wandless magic. 

Hadrian being sorted into Slytherin comes as no surprise to those who know him.