Drabble/Ficlet: Tell and Show
Title: Tell and Show Author: Sweet Melody Pairing: Snape/Potter Rating: Soft R Category: Drabble/Ficlet Summary: Harry needs some comforting after a vivid nightmare. Word Count: 371 Disclaimer: I do not own them
Harry screamed and sat bolt upright in bed, shaking violently as tears streamed down his face. Green fire still flashed before his eyes and the cries of the dying still echoed in his ears.
Severus, instantly alert, wrapped his arms around his trembling lover.
“Hush. It’s all right, love. Everything is all right. You’re safe. No one can harm you here.”
Harry sighed and pressed deeper into the comforting embrace of the man who meant everything to him. Severus was his whole life, his lover and his bond mate.
As the remnants of the dream began to fade, Harry’s body began to relax. He shuddered one last time and took a deep cleansing breath. “I’m sorry, Sev. I didn’t mean to wake you. I hate this, hate these damn nightmares, but I can’t control them.”
“It’s fine. I’m a very light sleeper -- all those years of spying. It kept me from ever getting a good night sleep. Believe me; the nightmares will fade with time. It’s all so fresh now, the final battle, and the losses, everything that’s happened. The dreams are normal and you just need time to heal. We all need time to heal, love. We have a world to rebuild and you’re going to need all of your strength. Please, try to go back to sleep. I’m here and I’ll keep you safe.”
“I know, but… er… Sev, I’m.. um… kind of not tired anymore.”
“Hmm, and what shall we do to tire you out, brat?”
“Oh, I have a few ideas.”
“I’d rather show.” With that, Harry rolled over on top of Severus and bit down on a delectable looking nipple. Severus gasped. Both slept nude, which made *middle of the night* sex a whole lot easier.
Severus wrapped his arms and legs around Harry and easily flipped the smaller man onto his back.
“Hey, no fair!” Harry protested. “I wanted to ravish you.”
“I’m afraid, brat, that I’ll be the one doing the ravishing.”
“Oh, ok! I’m flexible.”
Yes, I know just how flexible you really are.” Severus said with a chuckle.
Well, I can be even more flexible. I’ve learned a few new moves.”