If I could be your angel
(Your angel, your angel)
Protect you from the pain
I'll keep you safe from danger
You'll never hurt again
— Natasha Bedingfield, "Angel"
A long time ago a woman sat down at her desk and thought "How can I best combine my maternal and nurturing instincts with my massive personality disorder
?" Thus the genre of hurt/comfort was born.
: Hurt 'n' Comfort - I nearly died Hermione
: Hurt 'n' Comfort - ran to his side Snape
: I cut a vein (careless of me) Hermione
: Found a Snape, pale as could be
—"Saving Severus" from the parody of Pawn To Queen
(sung to the tune of "Summer Nights" from Grease