Title: In A Hundred Silent Ways.
Pairing(s): Severus Snape/Harry Potter
Challenge: Written for snarry_100 ( IJ, LJ, DW ) prompt challenge 603: Real.
Disclaimer: Don't own these characters. No money is being made out of this work.
Summary: Although Harry has never said the words either, he’s spoken them aloud in a hundred silent ways.
In A Hundred Silent Ways.
They say it isn’t real unless you say the words, yet I find my feelings genuine enough despite my disinclination to name them.
I’m a man of few words and many lies. I’m a survivor. People claim I’m hard to love and even harder to understand but Harry has done both with ease.
He’s never said the words either. Never compared my complexion to a flower petal, gifted me overpriced bonbons or written the name ‘Severus’ inside a badly-drawn heart. Harry’s I-love-yous take the shape of fond smiles, tender caresses and playful eye-rolls. They couldn’t speak louder if they tried.