|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2007-12-22 14:59:00
Title: Fourteen Fathoms
Author: Vain vain
Summary: Snape discovers something disturbing about Harry and acts . . . like Snape.
Characters: Severus Snape, Harry Potter
Warning: implied child abuse
Very few Harry-was-abused-physically-by-the-Dursl
I'm not sure that the second person, and especially the switch from second person to third, are the best possible choices, stylistically, but they do work rather well.
A dark fic that will leave a shiver down your spine.
“Nothing!” you grind out for him. Your dark voice still remains silky, but there’s an undertone of danger to it that makes him pale. Your sneer widens. “Of course it is. You merely fell down the stairs. So tell me, Mr. Potter . . .” You do not have to make an effort to put malice into the words. “When you fell down these belt shaped steps of yours, for what appears to be an extended duration of time, I might add, did they also manage to suck what little meat you had off your bones?”
He flinches and you smile a smile that never looks amused or happy. You don’t smile because of the flinch; you smile because he now realizes just how stupid that excuse sounds. He turns all the way around and his too-thin shoulders slump in what is undoubtedly surrender and he studies the ground.