The Next Step Title: The Next Step Author: torino10154 Word Count: 100 x 3 snarry100 Challenge:79 Dressing Up and hp_prompts Challenge “chocolate” Rating: PG Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to JKR. A/N Unbeta’d. Sequel to Whiter Than White and Unexpected written in drabble form this time to qualify for snarry100. I fully expect to write a very chocolaty continuation. ;)
Harry wore his best robes, not counting the ones that were Gryffindor red. He didn’t think Severus would appreciate going to dinner with someone dressed like a Christmas cracker. And what if Severus wore green? They’d look like an accident in the Christmas aisle of a Muggle department store.
A box of dark chocolate, a bottle of wine, and a single rose in hand, Harry nervously Apparated to the gates of Hogwarts at precisely seven o’clock. Showing up late was not an option when one was trying to woo Severus Snape. Gathering his Gryffindor courage, he walked toward the castle.
Severus paced in front of the fire wearing his black dress robes with silver trim. He didn’t want to seem too eager after putting on the appearance of reluctance for months. They were both grown men, this wasn’t their first date, and he knew Harry was interested. But it had been so long since he’d slept with anyone-longer than he wanted to admit.
The brat was armed to the teeth with wine, flowers, and chocolate. None of that compared to the dazzling man that offered them-emerald eyes, robes of midnight blue, a golden complexion.
Severus knew he was lost. Again.
Dinner was a great success in Harry’s opinion. Severus had laughed out loud at a story Harry had told him about his work as an Auror. The food was spectacular which came as no surprise considering the cost. He noticed several sets of eyes on them and couldn’t help but think what a smart looking couple they made.
When Severus ordered chocolate mousse for dessert, licking the spoon after every bite, Harry felt his trousers getting tight and finally decided to make his move.
“Would you like to come back to my flat, Severus?” Harry asked with false confidence.