Title: No Expertise Required.
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 600: Start.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: I’m not looking for an expert, Severus.
No Expertise Required.
Severus approaches Harry’s table slowly, all tense limbs, pinched expression and wary dark eyes. He stills beside the unoccupied chair and whispers “You're still here” in a tone that brims with disbelieving wonder.
“Where else would I be?” Potter answers oh-so-softly.
“I’m fifty minutes late.”
“I know that.”
“Then why are you still here?”
“Because I’m waiting for you.”
Severus fidgets uncomfortably. “You think I want it. This so-called fresh start of yours.”
“You’re here, aren’t you?”
“It’s a bad idea, Potter. I know nothing about love.”
“I’m not looking for an expert, Severus. I’m looking for you. Just you.”