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alisanne ([personal profile] alisanne) wrote2018-12-06 05:16 pm

Fic: Explanation

Title: Explanation
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG-13
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 810
Warnings: None.
Summary: Snape finally explains the situation.
A/N: Written for [community profile] adventdrabbles/[ profile] adventdrabbles' prompt # 6: Figgy Pudding. This is part 6 of my How Harry Claimed Severus series (LJ/IJ/DW).
Beta(s): [personal profile] torino10154.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.




Severus sighs, looking away, but still maintaining his grip on Harry’s hands. “I don’t know if you recall, but years ago, Draco married Astoria Greengrass, against the wishes of both sets of parents.”

Harry blinks. “I…remember hearing something about a wedding,” he says. “At the time I was knee deep in toddlers myself, so I wasn’t paying much attention to Malfoy’s life.”

“Understandable.” Severus hums. “It was complicated, as things often are when young people dare to fall in love with someone whom their parents don’t like.” He pauses. “Well, I shouldn’t say that. Lucius and Narcissa’s objections had more to do with the curse than anything else.”

“Curse?” Harry sits up straight. “What curse?”

“I’m getting to that.” Severus exhales. “Draco and Astoria married and life went on. The two families came to a grudging understanding. And then Astoria got pregnant with Scorpius.”

Harry smiles. “So Scorpius was born the regular way. That’s a relief. I was beginning to wonder if he was biologically yours.”

Severus snorted. “Magic can do a great many things, Harry, but that is more easily accomplished as nature intended.”

“Okay.” Harry nods. “Got it.”

“Tragically, Astoria died just after Scorpius was born, a result of the curse.” Severus shook his head. “Draco was bereft. He clung to Scorpius, of course.”

“Of course,” agrees Harry. “That’s only reasonable.”

“Well the Greengrass family did not agree. They insisted Draco relinquish Scorpius to them as recompense for the loss of their daughter.”

“What?” Harry stares at him. “But…that’s awful.”

“That it is.” Severus scowls. “But they didn’t care. They sued for custody, and given their standing in the wizarding community, it seemed as if they would win. The only solution Lucius’ solicitor could come up with was for another person to bond with Scorpius as a co-parent to thwart their claim.”

Harry gapes at him. “And he chose you?”

“Why the tone of surprise?” deadpans Severus. He chuckles softly. “No need to answer that, I was surprised, too, when he asked. But the solicitor said he stood a better chance if the person was a war hero or older, and since I was both—”

“So you’ve bonded to Scorpius?”

“Yes. It’s a parental bond which will automatically dissolve when he reaches the age of majority.”

Mind whirling, Harry slowly nods. “Wow. Of all the things I thought you’d say, that was not anything that even occurred to me.”

“It’s not a situation I ever thought I’d be in either.” Leaning forward, Severus searches Harry’s eyes. “Now that I’ve explained the situation, will you tell me what had you so upset at Ms Lovegood’s party?”

Harry hums. “I guess I should tell you. I saw Malfoy snogging Neville.”

Severus smiles. “Ah! Yes, they have been dating for a couple of weeks now and I must say, I’ve not seen Draco enamoured of anyone like this since Astoria.” He raises an eyebrow. “You don’t approve?”

“I don’t approve of infidelity,” says Harry. “And since I thought you and Malfoy were married—”

“Yes, I see the problem.” Severus slides closer. “And now that you know there’s nothing between us? Has that changed your opinion?”

Harry licks his lips, heart soaring when he sees the way Severus follows the movement with avid eyes. “A bit, yes.”

“Good.” Severus leans closer, moving slowly. It’s clear he’s allowing Harry ample opportunity to back away. Instead, Harry presses forward and their lips collide.

Tilting his head, Harry fits his mouth to Severus’, his thoughts spiralling away under the sensual onslaught. And in that moment, Harry’s stomach rumbles.

Drawing back, Severus eyes Harry. “It sounds as if you’re hungry for something more than what we’re currently doing.”

“Sorry.” Harry feels himself flushing. “I’m not the biggest fan of Luna’s cooking—”

“Wise,” murmurs Severus. Standing, he pulls Harry up with him. “Come. I’m sure I can find us some sustenance in the kitchen. Narcissa’s elves keep the place well stocked.”

Harry frowns as he’s dragged along. “Does this place belong to the Malfoys?”

“No, it’s mine. But since I’m part of the family as Narcissa insists on reminding me,” Severus rolls his eyes, “she likes to keep my home away from home stocked.”

Pulling him into the kitchen, Severus gestures for Harry to sit at the table and begins opening cupboards.

Harry blinks as he pulls out a loaf of bread, some ham, some mustard and…a figgy pudding? “Is this—?”

“Yes.” Severus coughs. “The elves know I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so whenever they bake for the Malfoys, they make extra for me. This is my favourite orange figgy pudding.”

Harry grins. “Sounds delicious.”

“It is.” Severus’ gaze locks with Harry’s. “Although not as delicious as what I hope we’ll be doing later.”

Harry shivers at the naked desire on Severus’ face. “I can’t wait.”


Continued in Negotiation (LJ/IJ/DW).
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[personal profile] felaine 2018-12-07 12:27 am (UTC)(link)
Glad you fixed things for them all.
Amazing you managed to get the figgy pudding in, so to speak.
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[personal profile] torino10154 2018-12-07 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
I'm as relieved as Harry that's all sorted out now. On to the good stuff! :D
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[personal profile] lara_quinn 2018-12-07 04:40 am (UTC)(link)
Glad they got things cleared up.

[personal profile] valenti1965 2018-12-07 06:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ah love explanation so good!
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[personal profile] sarahsezlove 2018-12-10 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Darn. I know it’s breakfast time, but orange figgy pudding sounds perfect. Tummy rumblings here.
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[personal profile] lilyseyes 2019-01-03 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
That's a relief! Glad they cleared the air!