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Title: Friends and Family
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Rating: PG
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter.
Word Count: 785
Warnings: None.
Summary: Holiday shopping looms.
A/N: Written for [community profile] adventdrabbles/[insanejournal.com profile] adventdrabbles' prompt # 20: Holiday Party. This is part 19 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.


~

Once the kids left, Molly ushering them through the Floo, Severus turns to Harry. “Do you have shopping to do today or was that Molly being tactful?”

Harry laughs. “A bit of both, I think?” He shakes his head. “I believe it was also her subtle way of reminding me about their upcoming Christmas…excuse me, holiday party.”

“Ah.” Severus nods. “Is there anyone who will be there who doesn’t celebrate Christmas?”

“Yes, actually. Percy’s wife is Jewish, and all her family will be there. Plus, there’s Luna.”

Severus raised an eyebrow. “And what does she celebrate? I looked around her home during her party but couldn’t really sense a theme from the decorations.”

“Near as I can tell she worships a moon goddess?” Harry shrugs. “Honestly, she just loves to socialise and won’t make a fuss if it’s called a Christmas or holiday party, but Molly does like to be inclusive.”

“Hm. That sounds as if Ms Granger…excuse me, her daughter-in-law Hermione, lectured her on it.”

Chuckling, Harry finishes the last of his tea, stands, and begins to levitate the dishes to the sink. “You’re not wrong. Although I suspect Hermione would call it ‘friendly advice’.”

“I’m sure Molly saw through that right away,” says Severus, waving his own wand to help Harry clean up.

In short order the kitchen’s spotless and Harry smiles at Severus. “Anyway, yes, I do have shopping to finish up. And before you ask, yes, I got James the new Nimbus.” He rolls his eyes. “Although I should return it and put coal in his stocking for what he said.”

“But why?” Severus gathers Harry close. “I like that he’s comfortable enough with me to tease like that.” He sighs, a pensive expression crossing his face. “It does make me wonder what my childhood would have been like had I had a sibling.”

“I think about that, too,” says Harry. He grins. “About me having one, not you.”

Severus rolls his eyes. “Obviously.”

“Just clarifying.” Harry hums. “Anyway, seriously, that is part of the reason I wanted to have several children. Ginny grew up in a big family and was used to that, but it was new for me.” He exhales. “And I thank Merlin for them every day. I’m not sure I’d be as sane as I am without their help.”

“Raising children is serious work,” agrees Severus. “Claims about your sanity aside,” he smirks at Harry, “it’s obvious to anyone you’re raising some stellar humans. And for that you’re to be commended.”

Touched, Harry kisses him. “Thanks.”

Severus sighs. “Which brings me back to Scorpius. I’ve been contemplating how to talk to him about the…issue you mentioned.”

Harry nods. “Okay.”

“And I was hoping you could assist me.”

Frowning, Harry says, “I suppose, although I’m not sure why he would value my opinion over yours or Malfoy’s.”

Severus raises an eyebrow. “You mean to tell me you didn’t realise he has a serious case of hero worship where you’re concerned?”

“What?” Harry scoffs. “No way. He didn’t seem to pay any attention to me at the Christmas tent, or even notice I was here when he played with Lily and Al.”

“Trust me, he did. But Draco has managed to train him not to be too obvious with his feelings.” Severus hums. “It’s a Malfoy trait I believe.”

“You mean a Slytherin one, don’t you?” Harry says. “You lot aren’t always easy to read.”

“We don’t wear our hearts on our sleeves like others do,” concedes Severus. “But those we allow to be close to us seem to appreciate our…depths.” As he speaks, his hands slide down Harry’s body to cup his bum.

“I’d love to appreciate your depths right now,” says Harry. “But shopping, remember?”

Severus snorts. “I don’t have shopping. Now that you’ve acquiesced to James’ demands, my job is done.”

“I don’t think so.” Harry smirks. “You’re going to need a gift for the party I told you about. And before you ask, yes, you’re invited. All friends and family are welcome.”

“I see.” Leaning in, he captures Harry’s lips, slowly deepening the kiss until they’re both panting. “And which am I?” he asks once they pull apart.


“You’re my friend who I hope will eventually become my family.” Harry smiles at the look on Severus’ face. “Now, shopping?”

“Lead the way.” Severus sighs. “I hope you realise the sacrifice I’m making for you. I abhor shopping.”

Harry grins. “And I don’t like having difficult conversations with kids.”

“Does that mean you’ll help me speak with Scorpius?”

“Of course.” Clasping Severus’ hand, Harry leads him towards the Floo. “It’s what family would do.”

~

Continued in Secret, Dirty Santa (LJ/IJ/DW).

Date: 2018-12-21 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] valenti1965
Ah loved this one! So cute!

Date: 2018-12-21 12:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahsezlove
“We don’t wear our hearts on our sleeves like others do,” concedes Severus. “But those we allow to be close to us seem to appreciate our…depths.”

Oh, we do. We really do.

Date: 2018-12-21 12:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dani_meows
Awww...

This is cute! ^_^

I loved this bit:
“You mean a Slytherin one, don’t you?” Harry says. “You lot aren’t always easy to read.”

“We don’t wear our hearts on our sleeves like others do,” concedes Severus.

Date: 2018-12-22 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torino10154
I'm with Sev, shopping is the worst. Harry is going to owe him big time. :D

Date: 2019-01-03 07:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilyseyes
I loved the slice of their day.

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