Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.10Severus remained standing, his feet glued to the ground as his feeble eyes watched Professor McGonagall pass through the gigantic entrance doors of the castle. He felt an unnerving sensation in his gut and at the same time he felt all his blood drain from his face.More Like This
Evelyn was speechless and in the same state of shock. She didn't know what to say or what to do. She stood a couple yards behind him, her eyes tracing over him as he began to tremble violently. Nothing was said and nothing could be heard except the buzzing of Hogsmade a good distance behind them. A cool breeze swept over the land again, seeming causing Severus to tremble harder but he managed to move; this time, he turned his head towards Evelyn.
Their eyes met and immediately a spark of dread combusted inside Evelyn. She felt like breaking down right then and there; Severus thought the same. They both knew what was going to happen. They both knew that their forbidden relationship would soon be severed.
Severus slowly put a
Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.9As Severus slithered out of the massive front door of the school, he was immediately greeted with a soft hollow of the bone-chilling fall breeze that had swept over the landscape for days. As he looked about the courtyard, he noticed a majority of the students were leaving to Hogsmade and by the time he took his first step into the sunlight, there was no one left except for Evelyn, whom was sitting on an empty bench in the center of the courtyard.More Like This
He watched from afar as her cherry-chocolate colored hair rustled in the breeze; how it shimmered in the light as each strand fell gracefully over her shoulders as she sat with her mind buried in a book. She wore a pair of faded jeans and a casual zip-up sweatshirt. She was highly captured by her book that she didn't notice Severus until he was standing in front of her, acting as a barrier to the weak sun perched high in the sky.
She looked up at him, slightly startled at first but her eyes soon filling to the brim with the upmost joy of his
Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.8Severus and Evelyn woke up around the same time the next morning. As Evelyn's head stirred, Severus breathed deeply and looked down to find her looking back up at him.More Like This
"Good morning," He said gently, kissing her forehead after.
"Morning," She replied, closing her eyes and resting her head back on his chest, taking in his scent of mint and rosemary.
"Did you sleep alright?"
She nodded against his chest, "Yes, quite well. Actually, the best I've slept in a while."
She looked back to him and he smiled, "Me too."
They continued to lie on the sofa, still snuggled and trapped in each other's loving embrace. Severus stroked his hand along Evelyn's shoulder and held her close as if he feared she would leave. Their steady morning breaths and the ticking of Severus' clock just above his mantle was all that could be heard in the isolated dungeon bed chamber.
"It's Sunday," He said finally.
She moaned distastefully.
"What would you like to do?" She asked.
Severus cleared his throat, "Madam Pomfrey
Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.7Severus was meters away from the castle door with Evelyn in his arms. His chest was heaving for air as he stopped for a split second to look around, only feel the cool breeze amongst his face and hear the rattle of dead leaves from the fall season. He looked down to Evelyn; the gash on her forehead continued to bleed, now causing almost half of her face to be stained with the dark crimson of her own blood amongst her own flesh. Her skin was completely flushed white but to his amazement, he could feel her chest rise up and down in his arms.More Like This
He thrashed through the entrance doors to find Madam Pomfrey rushing down the stairs leading into the main corridor. She looked up and gasped.
"I received a notice that there was a serious injury during today's match!" She shouted coming closer to him. As she got closer, her eyes fell upon the gash on Evelyn's forehead. She flushed white and gasped again, "Merlin; this is horrid "
Severus looked at her impatiently, "I'm taking her down to the du
Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.6Evelyn quietly cried herself to sleep that night, saturating her soft pillow with her cold tears. She felt utterly betrayed, hurt and played; it felt as though her heart had smashed into sharp blades of glass, digging into her gut that created a deep ache within her as she lay.More Like This
Severus sat on his bed with nothing more except a pair of boxers clinging onto his thin body. Tears continued to stream down from his eyes, some falling from his chin, others dripping hesitantly off his hooked nose. His chances were gone; he had cut the cord with his seemingly involuntary words of spite. Images of her continued to expose themselves into his psyche; the sensation of her lips on his sent a chill through his body causing him to shiver violently, yet he did not reach for warmth.
"How could I have let myself become so cold?" He muttered to himself, tears streaming vigorously down his narrow face.
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Evelyn woke up early the next morning, slowly tossed on her school robes and headed up to the Great
Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.5The kiss lasted for a few seconds but to Evelyn it felt like eons. His lips: so cold yet so smooth. As she laced her fingers into his hair, she took in the sensation of its greasy yet soft feel. He held her back, wrapping his hands gently around her waist.More Like This
Thoughts raced through his head during those few seconds; what was becoming of him? She was a student; just a student! His love was for Lily and only Lily; how could he let this happen? How could he let himself forget all about her and her beauty, and become infatuated with a student? How could he let himself love another when the one who truly had his heart died only five years prior? This wasn't logical, it didn't make sense; yet to him, right then and there, in that moment; it felt like complete bliss.
He pulled away gently, hovering close by and gazing deep into the brown eyes looking back into his black. She smiled gently and nodded, lowering herself to pick up her bag. She tossed it over her shoulder and looked at him one last
Love's Crumbling Defenses Ch.3By the morning Severus pulled himself together, although receiving little sleep and suffering under the throbbing pain of the gashes on his hand. Before leaving his private quarters, he applied his usual mask of disapproval and gaunt with a slight sneer amongst his thin lips. He bandaged his wounded hand, quickly pulled on his black teacher's robes and made his way up to the Great Hall for breakfast.More Like This
He prowled through the corridors with his cloak billowing behind him. When he emerged from the dungeons at last, he was greeted with the shining light of that fall morning. He immediately was blinded and flinched, but continued his way to the Great Hall.
Severus paid close attention to the students as he walked, ready to pounce on any Gryffindor and take a mere 5 points away from their house. He wasn't expecting, however, for his stride to be halted by colliding with another.
He remained standing, hovering over the student on the ground. His eyes narrowed and was about to make t