|lemondropseven (lemondropseven) wrote in severus_sighs,|
@ 2011-09-30 16:44:00
|Entry tags:||drabble, event: anniversary 2011, member: lemondropseven, pairing: none, rating: g|
Nothing Gold Can Stay
Title: Nothing Gold Can Stay
Word Count: 100
Summary: Severus didn't fully consider the consequences of his plan.
A/N: Written for Severus Sighs' Third Anniversary, using the "1001 Ways to Fake Your Own Death" prompt. Credit for the title goes to Robert Frost, who wrote one of my favorite poems by the same name. It fit, I thought. Also don't be fooled by the rating or lack of warnings - this is not a happy drabble. ;)
Severus felt his heart start beating, his lungs filled with air as his body shook. Nerve endings fired to life, his eyes flew open, and he knew he was alive. He quickly put the last part of his plan into motion - disappearing.
Everything went perfectly.
He was cut off from everyone he'd ever known. He couldn't resist watching them after the war. They rebuilt what war had destroyed, mourning mixed with relief and joy as they fell in love, and lived their lives. Everyone moved on.
He couldn't go back.
He was alive with nothing to live for.