|webmistresses (webmistresses) wrote in severus_sighs,|
@ 2010-02-12 02:44:00
|Entry tags:||event: anti-valentine's day 2010, ficlet, member: snarrylover/jen, pairing: severus/harry, rating: pg|
The Best Intentions by snarrylover
Title: The Best Intentions
Author: jvalread aka snarrylover
Summary: Harry has the best intentions on how to celebrate his first Valentine’s Day with Severus
A/N: Last I checked I was not blonde, so I guess that means I don’t own the HP world or any characters, so I just used them and put them back. Many thanks to Fidelius, Fae and Kyrie_Snape for the beta work without them it wouldn’t be anywhere near as smooth. Kudos also to Kyrie for coming up with the brilliant title. I love it. And I’m sure our lovely webmisstresses will have a hand in there also since I probably missed some coding. I did try to get all the line breaks in there this time : ). Any leftover mistakes are all mine.
February 14, 1999
Knowing that Severus would be tense after being stuck in his lab all day, overseeing detention and grading essays, Harry wanted to do something special for his lover this Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t overly romantic or mushy and it didn’t require flowers or anything red or pink. It did, however, have the requisite chocolate. Thankfully he knew that that Severus Snape LOVED chocolate.
Since it was their first Valentine’s Day together, Harry figured he needed something a bit more than chocolate and decided that a relaxing bubble bath would be the ideal companion for the chocolate. He bought a bottle of Severus’ favourite wine, splurged on a new bubble bath -’Guaranteed to relax those tense muscles, yet still leave you ready for more’ , or so the package said. He had originally found it in an adult store in Muggle London while doing some Christmas shopping, and since Severus said their flavoured lube was quite good, he figured he couldn’t go wrong.
Glancing at the clock, Harry realized that Severus would be home in just a few minutes, so he cast a spell to distribute the bubble bath and stir up some bubbles. He cast another to make sure the water was at the perfect temperature – just slightly on the cool side of scalding. A third charm to raise the fire, yet close the floo network, and Harry was ready.
He sat on the sofa with a bottle of wine, breathing and ready for him to pour, on the nearby table and a small chocolate cauldron loaded with dark chocolate truffles. When Severus opened the door, Harry got up and walked over to where his lover was standing.
“How were the cretins today, Severus?” asked Harry, taking his cloak.
After hanging up the cloak, Harry stepped into Severus’ arms and sighed happily as Severus replied, “High on sugar and annoying with all the red and pink they were wearing. You’d think my Slytherins would have more sense. However, even they were seen skipping through the dungeons to rendezvous with their partners.”
After a quick kiss, he added with a tiny upturn of his lips, “I was, however, able to take a hundred house points from Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw between my lab and here, so the day wasn’t a total waste.”
Leading Severus past the sofa, Harry poured him a glass of wine, handed him a chocolate. Still chuckling a little at the loss of House points for three quarters of the school Harry leaned in and claiming another kiss exclaimed, “Happy Valentine’s Day, Severus! Let’s go in the bathroom and I can show what I got you.”
Severus took followed Harry to the adjacent loo and spying the fluffy bubbles filling the large tub , Severus smirked. “Are you sure this is for me?”
“Well, it may be for both of us.”
After stripping down, the two wizards climbed into the large bathtub. Selecting a warm cloth, Harry used some of the sandalwood-scented soap that Severus favoured and began to wash the Potions Master starting at his toes. Once Severus’ body was clean, Harry manoeuvred around Severus so he could wash the long, silky hair that he loved to wrap around his fingers. After rinsing out the soap, Harry settled Severus back to relax.
Everything was going according to plan… that was until Harry got out of the bathtub. Harry grabbed the warm towel and was about to dry himself off when he noticed them - red splotches all over his legs. Looking at his arms and stomach, he realized they were there as well.
“Severus,” Harry let out a mortified moan, “what is this?”
Stepping out of the tub, Severus walked over to the younger man. “It looks like you have had an allergic reaction.” he said, looking concerned.
“Did you eat or drink anything new today?”
Thinking back Harry answered, “No, the only thing new was the bubble bath.”
“Where did you get it, Harry?”
“It came from that Muggle adult store by the Leaky Cauldron.”
“Do you still have the bottle?”
Severus perused the list of ingredients on the bottle Harry passed to him and didn’t see anything unusual until he came to: ‘Red Dye #4’. “It looks as though this is the culprit, Harry. The only thing that is not commonly used in the wizard world is this, ‘Red Dye #4’. Finish drying off and wait for me in the bedroom. I have a salve that will help clear it up. Unfortunately it will take at least twelve hours to work.”
After getting the salve, Severus proceeded to liberally apply it to his young lover.
Afterwards Harry curled up next to Severus and said, “I’m sorry, Severus. This was not how I planned to spend the rest of the evening.”
“I’m sure it’s not, Harry. I do appreciate the sentiment, and the chocolate. Additionally, I get to see you in Slytherin colours.”
Severus placed a kiss on the top of Harry’s head - the only place that wasn’t covered in the bright green hardened mask.