You belong with me- Chap. 12 Lily woke up startled, suddenly sitting up on the bed and instinctively puting her han don her head. She sighed relieved when she felt her silky hair falling in disheveled waves. She rubbed her face with her hands, frowning a little, and then reached out to her night table to get her clock. It was almost time to get up, so there was no point in trying to sleep again. Stupid nightmare, at least it hadn't waked her up in the middle of the night. The girl quietly took her legs out of the blankets and put on her slippers, dragging her feet towards the bathroom and softly closing the door. Still sleepy, she planted herself in front of the mirror and looked at her reflection. A long and striking dark red hair framed her pale face and caressed her back with each slight movement of her head. Being thirteen years old, that feature was the only thing Lily liked about herself, and that's why she had had hysterics whenYou belong with me- Chap. 124 years ago in Romance More Like This
Granger's Cafe Chap Twenty FiveGranger's Cafe Chap Twenty Five4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Twenty-Five: Homosexuals
Harry walked through the gloomy, frozen streets of Muggle London. He had Ginny's address in his coat pocket and he had memorized it enough to know where he was going without looking at it continuously. Anger was pulsating in his veins like venom. How dare she do this! He could feel his knuckles glowing white through his over-coat. He ground his teeth against the cold and at how his stupid soon-to-be-ex-wife thought she still had a hold over his life. He would show her differently! He seethed through the frozen streets of London until he reached a rural area with a huge variety of blocks of flats. He sneered at the brickwork before jabbing his finger at the buzzer.
Hello? came the static voice from the intercom.
"Open up" Harry hissed viciously.
Is that you Harry?
"No, it's fucking Santa Claus, now open up!"
Ginny sighed over the intercom but soon a shrill metallic buzz echoed out from the device. Harry pressed his weight against the
AcceptanceAcceptance4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
October, 31, 2005
Severus didn´t want a child.
And yet...here it was...
Severus approached the cradle with feather light footsteps. It was a simple but elegant piece of furniture, made out of heavy and dark oak wood...an heirloom of Evelyn´s family, that her mother had insisted on giving them. A wealth of delicate white and blue covers and a veil of rich Irish lace protected it´s tiny occupant from the late October chill.
His long fingers drew back the covers to reveal the child to his sleep deprived eyes. A child who was no more than an hour old. A child that wasn´t expected. A mistake that shouldn´t have happened, as far as his father had been concerned.
He didn´t want a child...
Most people take parental instinct for granted...They imagine it´s only natural for parents to love their children. It just happened...But Severus knew better...In fact he knew from experience that it just wasn´t that simple...Nowhere near that simple...
And that was p
Those Green Eyes: Chapter TenI walked with Severus down the corridor, trying to avoid the crowds of people swarming the hallways. It was always slightly amusing to see the first-years, knowing that once I'd been that small.Those Green Eyes: Chapter Ten4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I've missed this," I said to Severus, smiling at him happily.
"So have I. Until last summer, this was the best home I had. No drunk gits around here." .
"Don't say things like that, Sev. It only makes me want to take a train back home and rage at your father, and maybe give him a good hex." I said, frowning at him unhappily.
"To be perfectly honest, that would be quite amusing and pleasing to see. But you'd get in serious trouble, Lily, and because of me," Sev said, his black eyes dancing with amusement and worry at the same time.
"Not because of you! Becaus of your dad, who is an intolerable, insufferable, utterly distgusting git!" I said, my voice shaking with anger.
"That was quite a mouthful," Sev said thoughfully, as we headed down the stairs that would lead us to the dungeon.
'Post War' Part II - 'The Cat' - Chapter I(Sequel to "The Visit")'Post War' Part II - 'The Cat' - Chapter I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Severus couldn´t even remember the last time he had slept. Actual sleep, that is. A peaceful night of sound, restoring sleep. His brain shut down at times, when the body couldn´t take being awake anymore, but even then...To sleep...to rest...No more...Not since the late Albus Dumbledore had dropped the weight of the world onto his shoulders without ever wondering if he would be able to carry it.
Dumbledore was not the nice old man for whom so many took him... He was man of action, a man who did what had to be done, no matter what the cost. "For the greater good" was his motto. Severus respected that. He had long given up any ideals of a fair world where good triumphs over evil simply because that´s the way it´s supposed to be...More often than not, the "greater good" demanded sacrifice, blood, tears and less than noble actions...Sometimes things simply got ugly, and there was nothing anyone could do about it. Hard facts of life... S
The CraneEver since he had started his relationship with Evelyn, Severus had become used to get a nice birthday cake every year... Now, eleven years later, he could look back and say, for certain, he had never gotten a birthday cake quite as special as this. He wondered what had gotten into his wife to actually allow their five-year-old to mess around with her icing bags, but the end result was positively...interesting.The Crane4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sitting in front of him was a birthday cake decorated in what he could only define as, most likely a post-modern style... At least he hopped there was a cake somewhere under the mountains of green, purple and yellow frosting, and multicoloured sprinkles in various sizes and shapes, with a candle precariously sitting atop of it like a little a dizzy climber atop the Everest. Evelyn sat besides him and wrapped her arms around his shoulders, planting a gentle kiss on his cheek, as Soren, sitting by his other side looked up at them.
"Soren decorated it all by himself..." She told hi
You belong with me - Chap. 17 James opened the bedroom door with a wide smile planted o his face, throwing the food packages to the bed. Instantly, Srius and Peter clambered over themselves to get at it.You belong with me - Chap. 173 years ago in Romance More Like This
"God bless House Elves!" the grey-eyed, dark.haired boy eclaimed, gobbling down a chocolate muffin. The chubby boy had his mouth so full of food he could only nod.
James left his rucksack aside and flung himself into Sirius' bed, staring at the roof with an odd spellbound expression. Remus looked at him half-closing his eyes and asked:
"What's that smirk about?" The dark-haired boy messed up his untidy hair and sat up, still smiling. Sirius, who was calmer now he had some food in his stomach, looked at him suspiciously.
"You ran into Evans at the Common Room," He ventured, pointing at him with an accusing finger. "And for bothering her, it took you a few more minutes to bring me my food." The lycanthrope laughed, getting closer to the bed to eat something too.
Snape and LilyHe opened the door slowly, his hands shaking lightly as he twisted the brass handle. A loud creak was spilled into the night, as the door was open, his heart racing at the thought of what would be once he entered the now quiet house.Snape and Lily4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A child's cry could be heard from the second story of the house, but the noise had fallen on deaf ears, for Snape could hear nothing but the blood violently pumping through his veins.
Once he finally made his way to the stairs his lonely eyes fell on a body that was sprawled on the first couple of steps. The body of the man, who had stolen his love, and tormented him throughout his adolescent years, a man he had wished to see dead so many times. Now though Snape wished for him to be living, if he was alive, she would be alive as well, but if he were dead, she would have faced the same fate.
He ran from James body up the stairs and to the cries of her son. Her beautiful red hair was sprawled out on the floor, showing the face of his lost love.
He fell to th
Dark Magic ch5Chapter 5Dark Magic ch54 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Several weeks passed and Severus had destroyed all the alcohol bottles remaining in his flat. He did not wish for a repeat; he had to learn his self-control. He'd already cast a spell meant to wake her and soon after, he'd managed to find a wand so he destroyed his old one, so that the Aurors would not connect him with the spell. Alas, the spell that was to wake Lily either worked very slowly or with great delay
Snape was looking through his bookshelves, wondering which books to keep and which to destroy because they were too full of dark magic, too old or too dangerous. It was then that he heard it. At first he thought he was dreaming or hallucinating.
Her voice. The voice he had not heard in years. He'd forgotten how beautiful it was. It was to him like the sweetest music. It took him a long moment to realize that Lily was screaming. Screaming in mortal terror.
'James! Harry! Harry! '
He woke from his stupor and ran to her room. Lily was sitting on t
Disagreeable Sevby Jana C.H. with apologies to W.S. GilbertDisagreeable Sev5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
If you give me your attention I will tell you what I am:
I'm Hogwarts' finest educator all the rest are sham.
Each little fault of discipline and teacherly defect
In my erring fellow faculty I carefully correct.
To all their small hypocrisies I open people's eyes,
And little plans to snub the junior staffers I devise.
I love my fellow teachersI do all the good I can,
Yet everybody says I am a disagreeable man,
And I can't think why!
To adolescent egos I've a withering reply,
And Gryffindors I always do my best to mortify.
Each dunderheaded answer I can skillfully dissect,
And foolish feats of memory delightedly detect.
I know everybody's ancestry their secret family trees
And I carefully compare them to official pedigrees.
But to benefit all wizardkind however much I plan
Yet everybody says I am a disagreeable man,
And I can't think why!
To misbehaving students I'm as gentle as can be;
You'll always find me ready wi
Pardon MePardon Me4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Lissy gasped when something hit her right between the shoulder blades, almost pitching forward onto her face because she refused to drop her bundle to brace her fall. She spun, glaring through the falling snowflakes and wisps of hair which had pulled free of her braid and saw nobody.
"Hello?" she called hesitantly. There was no reply just the silence that always seemed to accompany the steadily falling snow. She blinked cold flakes from her lashes and wrinkled her nose against the cold, wishing she'd brought her scarf. It hadn't been snowing when she'd left that morning, her coat was supposed to be enough! But while she'd been in Zonko's, the snow had started to fall, and by the time the rest of her errands were done there were already a few inches on the ground.
She swept jade green eyes across the empty road behind her, frowning and slowly turning around again. Maybe she'd imagined it she needed to get back to the castle so she could hide these. She'd just taken a ste
Those Green Eyes: Chapter Twenty-SevenI raced down to the great hall, my bag carelessly slung over my shoulder. Today, I'd gotten up so fast, I barely ran a brush through my hair. I was out the dorm door before Alice even had her socks on. There was a reason for all this, and the reason was this- today was Severus' birthday. Piper, Castor and I had something planned for this.Those Green Eyes: Chapter Twenty-Seven3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I turned down a corridor, and Piper and Castor. As he always did in the morning, Castor looked extremely tired, and Piper looked frustrated with him. As I came to a halt in front of him, Piper shot a jet of water out of her wand and into his face.
"There," she told him. "Now, you're finally awake. Oh hello, Lily!"
"Hey!" I said breathlessely. "Alright, how many people are in there?"
Piper grinned wickedly. "Most of the school. Severus is there, I checked. Now, you brought the ballons? Because I baked and brought the cake."
I swore, and I fumbled around in my robe pockets, and pulled out some hair pins. I neatly transfigured them into a swarm of bright
Those Green Eyes: Chapter SevenI tapped my foot impatiently, sitting on a mossy log. Severus should have been here by now. How come he was so held up?Those Green Eyes: Chapter Seven4 years ago in Romance More Like This
I sighed. Whenever something intresting occupied Severus, he lost track of time. Knowing him, he'd probaly discovered a new and better way to brew a potion, and had rushed to write his idea down on one of his many notebooks. That was one of the many things I loved about Severus - he didn't see school as just a distraction, a mere nuisance. He knew that it was far more that just important, that it would help him get dinner on his plate, in the long run. So very much unlike James.
How had I been stupid enough to see that Severus was better suited for me? I sighed, and rolled my eyes. Well, Petunia was right about one thing; I sure could be thick sometimes.
Suddenly, a red cardinal flew out of a nearby and chirped merrily at me. I whistled back at it, smiling slightly. I loved birds. They were the most beautiful animal in my mind. Somehow, they reminded me of Severus. He
Those Green Eyes: Chapter Nineteen"It's sure been one hell of a year for you, that's for sure," Alice remarked as we walked back from Charms.Those Green Eyes: Chapter Nineteen3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Agreed. At least I'll finally be able to relax on Christmas break. Bu then again, my sister will be home, and her boyfriend will be too, so maybe I've spoken too soon," I said, rolling my eyes.
"So, Severus will be alright?" Alice asked, frowning. It made me happy to know that it wasn't just Piper, Castor and myself who were worried about Severus.
"Yeah, definitely. Mum's going crazy with worry, and for a while, so was I," I gave a little laugh. "But he'll be as good as new."
"That's good. So, what are you doing for Christmas? Anything special?"
"Nothing out of the ordinary, I reckon. What about you? You seeing Frank over the holiday's?"
Alice grinned. "Of course. Christmas is probably the most romantic holiday, next to Valentine's day. We'll probably snuggle on a couch by the fire, watching some ridiculous muggle movie."
I smiled. "Sounds like a plan. Hey, is anything going on
Dark Magic ch8A week later Lily was woken up by raised voices. Severus was arguing with a man. She got dressed quickly, wishing she had her wand. She went down to the dining room Severus and the man were arguing in an adjoining room. The door was slightly open.Dark Magic ch84 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
'Professor you realize it's an official interrogation?'
Severus Snape nodded stiffly. Lily could see the speaker was wearing Auror robes.
'Well' a sigh 'it took me some time to determine you're still alive, sir, and you're probably the only person that can shed some light on the matter'
'What matter?' Sev asked icily.
The man coughed.
'My mother's grave was desecrated '
'What?!' Severus exploded 'What the-'
Lily wondered for a moment who the Auror's mother was.
'I'm sorry' the young man said quietly 'but it's the truth. You are the only man alive that has known her well, sir. Who could have done it, Professor?'
'No one' Snape said 'that is, I cannot imagine anyone who could have done it'
'Meaning?' the Auror said, his tone a
Someone Like You part 2"Never mind, I'll find someone like youSomeone Like You part 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me, I beg
"I'll remember", you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead.
Sometimes it lasts in love
But sometimes it hurts instead,
The next morning, Lily woke up startled. Someone had their arms around her, spooning her against them. She sat bolt upright, realizing she didn't have any clothes on. Then she looked over to the figure beside her and realized it was just Sev.
He stirred and stretched his arms above his head. The dark mark stood out prominently against his pallid skin. Lily shuddered. She feared he-who-must-not-be-named like everyone else did. To think that Severus was allied to him, bound to him really, was very startling.
He saw the shudder pass over her previously peaceful features and brought his arm down by his side once more. "I don't know if I can do this, Sev," he heard her breath.
Severus felt like the foundation of his world
Tonks and Lupin: Until the Very End3. Love and GriefTonks and Lupin: Until the Very End4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She woke up and looked to the clock by the mantle to see that it was later than she'd thought. For the first time, she noticed three, detailed wooden carvings on the mantle. An eagle, a dove, and a rougher, almost lopsided looking, but rather cute duck. She half-smiled before looking around to see where Lupin was.
He had silently left his chair; she heard some noise from the kitchen.
She ran a hand through her hair, turning it pink before she went to investigate.
She found Lupin in the kitchen, and he was making pancakes.
He hadn't noticed her in the doorway, and a devious idea came to her. She grinned and snuck up behind him.
"Wotcher." she said.
He jumped and pancake batter from the ladle in his hand went flying across the counter. The bowl went flying the other direction. Tonks caught it just before it crashed to the floor.
She was laughing.
He grinned sheepishly, "Good morning." He said, startled but polite nonetheless.
"Nice save." He said, gesturing to the unspi
Tonks and Lupin: Until the Very End7. The WeddingTonks and Lupin: Until the Very End4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The morning of the wedding dawned bright and clear. Tonks woke up at six o'clock, yawning and stretching.
She looked out the window and saw the sun just coming over the horizon, making the dew on the grass sparkle.
Then she remembered what day it was.
She gasped and jumped out of bed. Nerves fluttered in her stomach and she grinned; she dressed hurriedly and went downstairs to the still empty kitchen and grabbed a goblet of Pumpkin Juice and went to sit on the front porch steps. She could hardly believe she was getting married today. If someone had told her six months ago that she would be here, she wouldn't have believed them. The sun was still relatively new in the sky and Tonks relished in the warm light it bathed the world in.
But she found that she couldn't really sit still for long; she walked back inside and to the kitchen, looking for something to do.
To her surprise, her mother was in the kitchen.
Her mum wasn't usually this much of an early riser, but she looke
Those Green Eyes: Chapter Twenty-Eight"Are you freaking serious right now?" said a low voice. I groaned and turned over in my sleep, and grabbed my pillow and threw it over my head. Suddenly, a noise that sounded somewhat like the curtains being yanked open occurred, and the pillow and sheets were yanked off me.Those Green Eyes: Chapter Twenty-Eight3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Up! Now!" a voice yelled frantically. "It's Quidditch, for Merlin's sake! We have to get good seats! You promised Sev, me and Castor, remember?!"
I slowly raised myself to a sitting position, rubbing my eyes. "Good morning to you as well, Piper."
Suddenly, a jet of icy water was hosed into my face. I gasped, and blinked several times.
"You're just as bad as Castor," Piper mused, then seemed to become frantic again. "Now, get some clothes on! It's Ravenclaw against Gryffindor, and I'd like to have some decent seats! Castor and Sev are already there, and you're still in bed!"
I glared at her. "You didn't have to shoot water into my face, you know."
Piper sighed. "Actually, I did. It takes Castor a
Well Met by MoonlightHe leapt out of sleep like a salmon, torso jolting upwards and legs swinging out of bed of their own accord. He didn't manage a single step before they buckled under him, and pain completed the excruciating process of waking him up. Stupid, stupid, stupid. He'd probably been in a coma for days. How had he expected his legs to behave?Well Met by Moonlight4 years ago in Drama More Like This
He dragged himself into a sitting position because, wherever he was, and however close to death he'd come, he was not going to be discovered lying on the floor especially not by Lily.
He rubbed his eyes hard and tried to get his bearings. It was dark, and the floor underneath him was cold. For anyone else, that might have been a paucity of information but, for Severus, it was enough to work out that he wasn't in the Valance House, where he had fallen asleep. The bedrooms there were lushly carpeted, and never completely dark. Silversmith oiled his way through the rooms at night, lighting candles and torc
Tonks and Lupin, BeginningsA Moment:Tonks and Lupin, Beginnings4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tonks left the room she'd been staying in at Grimmauld Place and walked down the hall. The place really looked great now. They'd finally cleared out the last of all the old dark family artifacts.
She couldn't believe Christmas was coming soon-she needed to start annoying Sirius about decorating.
She hummed Deck the Halls as she skipped down the long staircase.
Something she'd forgotten...she should NEVER skip down a staircase.
Her foot slipped on one of the steps and she went flying down the staircase, crashing into the wall opposite the staircase and smacking her head on it. She rolled over once, "Ow."
She lay there for a moment so her head would stop throbbing. She was seeing stars...that wasn't really a good sign.
She heard footsteps coming hurriedly. Remus Lupin bent over her, laying a hand gently on her shoulder.
"Are you alright?" His hoarse voice asked.
"Fantastic." She groaned.
He chuckled and moved around to help her up. He tripped on the shoe she'd apparently lost d
Wept No MoreThe only thing on Tonks' mind was Remus. His careworn face, his surprisingly gentle touch. She needed to be with him, to make sure he was safe now that the battle of Hogwarts had begun.Wept No More4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She bounded outside and spotted his greying head among those battling on the grounds.
He turned around, shocked, and an expression of utter tenderness spread across his face.
And then there was nothing. Hit by Dolohov's curse, Remus collapsed.
Not caring about the battle, Tonks raced down to Remus' body. It wasn't possible –
Bellatrix cursed her weeping body, and Tonks wept no more.
Tonks and Lupin: Until the Very End5. PlansTonks and Lupin: Until the Very End4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The next morning during breakfast Tonks got an owl from her parents, wanting to know where she was, having just returned from their trip and heard the awful news about Dumbledore.
She sent her Patronus to their house to let them know she was safe and would be there soon.
Then she helped Lupin clean up the last of breakfast.
"Thank you so much for letting me stay here these past three days, Remus." She said gratefully.
"It was my pleasure." He said kindly.
She smiled up at him.
"When are we going to tell them about us?"
"Dora are you-"
She kissed him before he got any farther. She smiled against his lips when he pulled her closer.
After a few minutes, she pulled back.
"Yes." She said, looking into his blue eyes. "I have never been more sure." She said breathlessly.
He smiled slightly, stroking a lock of her bright pink hair.
"I love your hair this way." He said.
She looked into his eyes, and found she couldn't speak for the tears now blurring her vision and clogging her throat.
DistractionRemus Lupin was trying his best to concentrate on what was going on. But this meeting had been going on for hours... He didn't know how much longer he could listen to Severus. And a certain someone had been catching his attention all night.Distraction6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He couldn't stop letting his eyes run over her face... taking in every last detail. The overall heart shape of it... and her nose... and her lips. He found himself biting his own, imagining just how soft hers might be... how good they might taste.
She happened to turn her gaze right over to him... and for a moment, purple met amber. He froze, feeling the heat rise up in his cheeks as he quickly looked away.
He swallowed. A man his age... blushing. Honestly. But as he snuck a glance back, she had the faintest hint of a smile at the corners of her mouth... and he could definitely see it in her eyes before his own settled back onto the table.
His heart couldn't possibly be pounding.
What was he? A teenager? But before he knew it.