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@ 2007-12-13 23:35:00
Title: Learning to Uncurl
Author: Amorette amorettea
Summary: A decade after hostilities are over, Harry finds his Animagus form to be terribly relaxing and since he thinks Snape needs to learn to relax, suggests Snape learn to be an animal as well. Surprises ensue.
Characters: Harry Potter, Severus Snape
This fic features Harry and Snape and their Animagus forms; Harry has found great benefits in spending time transformed and he convinces Snape, who never felt comfortable in his Animagus form, to give it a go.
All too often, Animagus forms are seemingly chosen at random, or for potential hilarity value. Nothing like that here: Harry's and Snape's forms are spot-on, and humour, while indeed present, is restrained and perfectly in character.
Delightful, a little gem of a fic. :)
“Potter,” said Snape as he came around the corner and saw the large ruminant, with its long, knobby legs, hairy coat, enormous nose and broad, fan-shaped antlers, “You’re missing the staff meeting.”
Harry raised his head from where he was browsing a succulent bit of weeds. He had come to appreciate how really talented Fred and George were, now that he spent part of his day as a moose. Moose were wetland creatures and this little bit of swamp was splendidly designed for a lone moose. The reeds were delicious and the climate—since it was inside—perfect year round, never too windy or too cold. Harry had found that the stress of his life melted away as he stood belly deep in the little swamp, munching on reeds and grasses. He could let his mind go blank and just enjoy the feel of the water swirling around his legs and the soft, rich taste of his browse. He blinked at the man who was snarling at him and resisted the urge to stick his head underwater and ignore him.