|snarryhols (snarryhols) wrote in snarry_holidays,|
@ 2007-11-21 18:33:00
|Entry tags:||art, fic, post-dh: epilogue compliant, rated: r|
Haunts and Memories, for aviss
Title: Haunts and Memories
Word Count: ~6550
Pairing: Severus/Harry, Harry/Ginny (not the focus)
Warnings: Definite Deathly Hallows spoilers, and epilogue compliant. Ghost!sex, infidelity (although it’s not the focus of any angst), occasional angst.
Disclaimer: These are not my characters; I’m just seeing what I can do with them.
Summary: Just because someone is dead doesn’t mean their existence is simple. Severus is trapped, haunting his own deserted corner of a graveyard. Harry discovers that love can be more complicated than he ever imagined.
Hope you like it, Aviss! From your kinks of angst and hate!sex, I chose angst… okay, so that’s mostly in the picture… from your rating of R-NC17 I went with R (which is in the fic)… you said you liked canon-compliant, and I think it does pretty well there… and from your prompt of “memories”, I chose, well… memories :-). I figured the minimal prompt gave me a lot of freedom, so I just ran with it. I hope sleep deprivation hasn’t turned the story to mush.
It was impulse. All of it, even the visit to the graveyard in the first place. I do a lot without thinking first.
The stone looked unfinished, and it seemed as though it should be my job to make it right. One last memory to tie up in loose ends, and this one could be knotted with a single word.
It’d only been a couple of years, and neglect was already fading the impersonal record. So I made a fresh start. I crouched in the wet grass, set my glowing wand tip to the stone, and started carving. It took the better part of an hour, and my wrist was aching by the second letter, but when you’re set on defacing a grave, you have to finish. It’s not polite to leave half a word scratched into a tombstone.