Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 499: Situation.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: Choosing permanence is hard. Harder than being a double-spy. Harder than murdering a mentor. Harder than facing a dark Lord and his poisonous snake. Harder than dying, even.
Harry didn't know why his lover was on edge, but Severus' uncharacteristic distraction throughout dinner, coupled with the anxious fidgeting he'd have ruthlessly controlled -had he been conscious of it- was messing with his head.
They'd been together for eighteen months already and things were wonderful between them. 'Aren't they? Surely Severus isn't planning to-'
“What's wrong?” He finally asked, desperately seeking reassurance.
“I had to update my personal information, and I-I…”
“You're my emergency contact.”
“I'm y-your what?”
“I... Our situation is-I assumed...”
“For making us a family, my love.”