Title: Playing It Safe.
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 601: Finish.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: Severus watches and waits, wondering if Potter will ever grow the balls to finish this game he’s started.
Playing It Safe.
Severus watches Potter rush towards him, and wonders if the brat understands why he loiters at day’s end outside St. Mungo’s laboratory, where no healer should be.
“Done for today, Master Snape?” Potter asks, flashing him that shy, adoring smile that promises so much.
“Yes.” Severus responds, daring to smile in return. He’s no innocent. He understands the concept of attraction, and ponders whether he’d be excited or terrified when-if Potter ever grows the balls to finish this game he’s started.
“Good night, then.” Potter plays it safe for another day, and Severus’ smile dims with disappointment.
“Good night, Potter.”