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Title: No Honorable Way.
Author: pekeleke
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 597: Find.
Rating: G
Length: 100
Warnings: none.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: “There's no honorable way to kill, no gentle way to destroy. There is nothing good in war. Except its ending.”
A/N1: Both the title and summary of this particular drabble come from a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln.
A/N2: Wrote two very different drabbles in response to this prompt and couldn’t make up my mind about which one to post, so I’m posting them both.

No Honorable Way.

Harry leans against the door, wishing himself unaware of why, exactly, Severus suddenly finds his left arm so fascinating.

His lover is lost in thought, gone somewhere Harry can’t follow. Severus’ failure to lean on him while he wrestles with the demons his official pardon awakened makes Harry wonder if Severus realizes Harry loves all of him, darkest corners included.

You all right?” Harry asks, leaving the far more telling ‘let me in’ unspoken.

You think I deserve it.”

What, the pardon?”

All this happiness.”

Yes. You deserve it.”

But I’m-

A murderer like me. Like every war hero, Severus.”

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Date: 2017-10-13 02:47 am (UTC)
dreamingjewel64: Josephine Baker (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamingjewel64
A hard truth.

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Date: 2017-10-13 11:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adafrog
Very good answer Harry.

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Date: 2017-10-14 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] maraudersaffair
ugh very tough

I'm glad they have each other <3

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Date: 2017-10-15 12:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alisanne
Alas, this is too true.
Poor boys. *hugs them*

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Date: 2017-10-22 05:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarahsezlove
Hard truths surround us all.

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Date: 2017-11-02 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] keyairreem
Ouch! Painful part of being a survivor is the guilt.

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Date: 2017-11-02 06:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] teryarel
You think I deserve it.
For a moment I thought 'what, the Dark Mark?!' (and everything it stands for)
((I don't know which is more sombre - Severus' thought that he doesn't deserve happiness, or mine that Severus would think that he deserves all the bad that had happened in his life))

Thank you for sharing this little glimpse, dear pekeleke! :)

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