ENTRY #4

Aug. 14th, 2018 10:58 am
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Title: Comfort
Author: [personal profile] lilyseyes
I am of legal drinking age in my region: (yes)
Pairing(s)/Characters/Fandom:Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge:FireWhiskey Fic
Summary: Severus loved catching students after curfew
Rating/Warnings: PG-13
Word count: 538
Author's Notes (if any): Pre-pre-slash


Severus Snape strode through the cooridors towards the Astronomy Tower as the gong marking curfew sounded. Although stormy weather had decended on the castle that afternoon, the dunderheads wouldn't hesitate to snog up there, even in the rain. The tap of his bboot heels resonated in the quiet of the night and Severus smiled evily, knowing it was the only warning the students would get. Perhaps he would even be lucky enough to finally catch Ginny Weasley and Potter together, the resulting point loss would be crippling for Gryffindor.

Flicking his wand, Severus silenced his footsteps, his anticipation growing as he began to climb the steps leading upwards. Anticipation fluttered in his stomach as he considered the state he would find the two lovers in. He almost hoped that the Weasley chit tried to throw one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes at him as Severus would show her the proper way of casting it. And he would have the pleasure of fire-calling Molly to tell her all a bout her daughter's behavior.

Casting a Notice-me-Not Spell on himself, Severus stepped out into the rain. Scanning the top of the tower, he didn'tsee anyone and certainly not the unmistakable red of a Weasley. With a frown, Severus scanned the area again and was rewarded when he heard a slight sound from the nearst parapet. The sound came again before Severus could move and he froze in place, staring at the base of the wall. He was able to make out a form ther, huddled against the wall, a mop of very reconnizable black hair.

Again, the sound came and it hit /severus like a rogue bludger when he realized the sound was someone crying. Severus curled his lip, realizing that Potter was most likely crying for the loss of Black in the fiasco at the Ministry a few days prior. Good riddance, he thgouth as he prepared to cast aStinging Hex to get Potter's attention, but as he stepped forward, Potter let out a low wail and sobbed unconsolably. The wretched sound touched something deep within Severus and he flashed bad to this very tower the night he'd been told his mother had died. Sevuers had cried the same way that night, but no one had come to console him, not even his best friend who he'd called an unbearable name the week before.

Potter was alone as well, neither of his friends there to share his grief. Before Severus knew what he was doing, he'd cast spells to dry and warm Potter and shield them from the rain as he sat down beside him. A shiver ran up his spine as Potter trew himself into Severus' arm, his distraught magic reaching put to Severus for comfort, evenas Severus wrapping his arms around Potter. An awareness, a heady tingle of magic wrapped itself around them as Severus held the teenager while he cried. With one last hiccuping sob, Potter, harry, fell asleep and Severus lifted himeasily. With a frown, he realized that he really knew nothing about Harry, other that his appearance and yet, his magic had never reacted stronger to touchinganyone else.

Perhaps Severus needed to dosomehting about that, he thought, as he carried Harry back into the castle.

Date: 2018-08-14 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lq_traintracks
Oooh, I really liked this! Poor, poor Harry, my heart! And I love that what alerted Severus to his feelings was the reaction of his magic. Beautiful!

Date: 2018-08-23 05:02 am (UTC)
lilyseyes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
Thank you so much!

Date: 2018-08-14 11:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] barnes_earth_616
It's amazing how you managed to draw up in less than 600 words such an emotional and also convincing portrayal of both of them – under the influence, too! I really love how sneakily (and meanly) Snape is in the beginning when he tries to catch Harry and Ginny snogging. I grinned at the line about the possible point loss crippling Gryffindor :)

Date: 2018-08-23 05:13 am (UTC)
lilyseyes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

Date: 2018-08-15 12:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ruinsplume
*cries*

Wow, you got so much character development into such a small space! I loved this headcanon of Snape remembering a moment in his own life, and the oblique mention of Lily. The shift in Snape's view felt very believable to me. I hope he behaves himself once he gets Harry inside!

Date: 2018-08-23 05:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
I think Harry is in good hands (Hee!) Thank you for your lovely comment!

Date: 2018-08-15 06:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shaddyr
From wanting to hex Harry to comforting him - bless Snape's black, shrivelled heart!

Date: 2018-08-23 05:16 am (UTC)
lilyseyes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
LOL - thank you!

Date: 2018-08-15 05:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] firethesound
Ohhh Harry, this gave me all the feels, especially the bit about his distraught magic reaching out for comfort. Loved how Snape went from gleefully anticipating taking points to comforting Harry and taking him out of the rain, and how the sound of him crying tugged on Snape's own memories of what it's like to be hurting and alone. <3 <3 <3

Date: 2018-08-23 05:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
Thank you so much!

Date: 2018-08-16 06:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alisanne
Awww! Poor Harry.
his reminds me a little of the Grinch, whose heart swelled up so big.
What a sweet story! :)

Date: 2018-08-23 05:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
LOL - thanks, bb!

Date: 2018-08-23 05:22 am (UTC)
lilyseyes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
I drank twice as much as I'm usually allowed...:D

Thanks so much!

Date: 2018-08-17 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sdk
Oh this was just lovely. I really enjoyed getting this glimpse into Severus, all the complexities you managed to express in such a short word count. Impressed you managed that with the alcohol! Nice!

Date: 2018-08-23 05:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
Thank you so much!

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