Dec31, Harry Potter, Remus/Severus, Winter Rites
Title: Winter Rites Fandom: Harry Potter Pairing: Remus/Severus Rating: PG13 Warnings: Allusion to blood rituals. Note: A true drabble of 100 words. Written for holiday 2010.
The warm copper color of the knife belied its chill sharp edge. Severus had used it earlier that day to gather the mistletoe that now crowned his head, and the holly for Lupin's too.
Lupin knelt on the opposite side of the fireplace, naked as Severus himself. The meaningless network of scars across his body caught the flickering firelight. His expression was grave and expectant.
Severus had asked him here tonight to celebrate solstice with the old rituals, in tacit forgiveness and acknowledgment of attraction. He stretched out his hands and felt a jolt of power when Lupin took them.