|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-12-06 23:46:00
Title: The Civil War series
Author: Sushi wikdsushi
Summary: Snape and Harry find some common ground and a bit of comfort in the process.
Pairing: Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Warning: underage, incest, rape, violence
Is it necessary to present the Civil War series? You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll never be the same again. I felt wrung out from all the angst, but the end is surprisingly funny and uplifting.
While Severus Snape had a great deal of experience with crying students, he was normally at the causative end of things and found himself a bit lost in the comforting department. Pulling a handkerchief out of his pocket, he pulled himself up and walked awkwardly behind the sobbing ball of black cloth. “Here.” A pale hand hesitated, but in a moment it took the worn piece of fabric. Harry blew his nose loudly. Snape winced. “Keep it.”
“Thank you, sir. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be a stupid little prat.” He choked the words out between heavy sobs. The boy held his breath and tried to stop crying. He only managed to turn red.
You have to do something, Severus. He’ll choke. It doesn’t look good to have students dying in your office. Snape touched his shoulder with inexpert fingers. Harry flinched and he drew back. “I’m not going to hurt you.” The edge of pain in his voice slashed his heart. Why did it bother him so much that his most hated student recoiled at a touch? Once again he lay his hand on the shaking shoulder. It was warm beneath his cool fingers. Two warm, pale hands reached up and grasped his hand, hugged it tight, a soft-shaven cheek pressed against his wrist. Snape froze.
“Everybody thinks I’m brave, and powerful, and that I’m going to save the world. They don’t understand that I’m scared. Not even Ron and Hermione really understand. I mean, god, I’m seventeen. I don’t want to have to save the world again on my own.” He shook harder. “There’s so much I want to do, but I’m scared that I’ll die before I can do it.”