FIC: Acceptance 18 - Mummified
Original poster: rakina
Title: Acceptance 18 – Mummified
Author Notes: 100 word drabble. Written for madamadam's birthday, 26th March 2007. I hope you have a lovely day. Previous Acceptance drabbles are here.
Disclaimer: The world of Harry Potter, its characters and settings are the copyrighted works of J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., her publishing companies and affiliates. No profit was made from the writing of this story.
Severus stared into his teacup. The answers weren't there, and he wasn't sure he wanted to find them.
Potter wanted him to open up part of himself. To care. Severus wasn't sure he could. He'd had nobody to rely on when he'd hidden from his father; when he'd faced the Marauders or when he'd repeatedly looked into the flat, inhuman face of Voldemort and lied. It was just Severus, alone.
Potter wanted Severus to trust him. To give something of himself that Severus had buried for so long it was as mummified as Tutankhamen.
Severus stirred his tea; he stared.