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Lucius/Severus (First night, challenge by sparrohawk)
Lucius coughed. Snape knew the sound of that particular cough. Shortly,
blood would rise in the esophagus and accompany it.
"Take...take it out, Severus."
Snape leaned harder on the end of the pike.
Lucius curled his hands about the shaft of the weapon impaling him as
if he were preparing to make love to it. "Take it out, Severus. Heal
me. In the name of what we--" another cough, and yes, there was the
blood at his mouth now--"what we once meant to each other."
Snape pressed harder. The pike made a wet noise as it exited Lucius's
back, drove its tip into the ground. Lucius's bloody mouth formed an
"o" and his hands fell away from the wood, falling to lie against the
earth like two pale spiders.
"Never let your enemy rise again," murmured Snape to the sightless
eyes. "You taught me too well, old friend."
"Let the living creature lie,/ Mortal, guilty, but to me/ The
entirely beautiful." (Auden, Lullaby)
Remus/Snape (Poetry night, challenge by Isolde)
Severus never lets the wolf know that he enters the room to watch him
Should Lupin wake, he has the perfect excuse: wanting to be sure the
Wolfsbane has taken proper effect. Meanwhile, he is able to open the
door at approximately three a.m. (even the anxious usually fall into
exhausted sleep by then, and indeed, Lupin is no exception), cross the
floor to the canine form curled on the throwrug, and watch it twitch
and sniffle in sleep.
More than once he finds himself squelching the absurd impulse to carry
the wolf to Lupin's bed, thinking that the man would appreciate waking
in the warm confines of his blankets.
Once that even leads him to wonder if Lupin would appreciate another
form in the bed beside him--just to provide a bit more warmth on these
cold nights, of course.
He stops the visits soon after.
"I had no time to hate, because/ The grave would hinder me,/
And life was not so ample I/ Could finish enmity." (Emily Dickinson)
Snape/Lucius (Poetry night, challenge by sparrohawk)
After the war, there was no lack of work for gravediggers,
coffin-builders, or marble engravers. Or for mourners.
And the cemetary holds multiple pairings of headstones, but these are
not side by side. Instead, they face each other.
One reads, "If there is a dawn in Hell, I shall meet you there for a
The other reads, "My seconds shall call on yours. In Hell, I shall not
lack for them."
The Snape and Malfoy families are not distressed by the positions of
the headstones nor the epithets. They believe it is more important to
satisfy the wishes of the deceased.
After all, you never know who might come back as ghosts.
"Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate",sonnet 142
Lucius/Harry (Lines from Shakespeare night, challenge by sparrohawk)
Harry's wand hand fell to his side. "I can't."
"You must. If you cannot do this there is no hope. No man of virtue, no
good fortune, nothing will save us if you cannot do this thing.
"You do it. You left Voldemort."
"No number of turncoats will change the fact that you are the subject
of the prophecy."
Harry rounded on Lucius Malfoy. "I am not a murderer."
"The world should fall to Voldemort because you should not sully your
hands?" Lucius sneered. "Yes, that is like you. You must remain
stainless. Harry Potter is too noble a creature to take the sins of the
world upon himself. All hail The Boy Who Lived, too perfect and
honorable to commit the one act that--"
"Shut up! Just shut up!"
Lucius smiled. Harry realized that he was pointing his wand at the man.
"You are learning, Potter."
"From ancient grudge break to new mutiny"
Snape/Black (Lines from Shakespeare night, challenge by isiscolo)
Snape wouldn't meet his eyes at the meeting.
Snape refused to stay to dinner.
Snape twitched the sleeve of his robe away when Sirius would have
grabbed it as he passed, seeing how it looked to be his last chance
before the man left that night.
And he did leave. Without a word.
That meant Sirius would have to floo. Dumbledore wouldn't like it, but
one couldn't apparate into Hogwarts.
Snape only gave him his fierce glare as he stepped from Snape's
"They were both blue."
"We had just had SEX, for Merlin's sake. I don't see why you're making
such a thing over this."
Glare still undiminished.
Sirius sighed. There was no help for it.
"Look, I am really, really sorry I used your toothbrush instead of
"I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow than a man swear he
Snape/Sirius (Lines from Shakespeare night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
"Get OFF me, Black!"
Because you and your little band of bullies hated me and everything
about me. Because you tried to kill me. Because Dumbledore kissed and
coddled you to the point of overlooking attempted murder. Because I was
no good to him until I was a ruined man, a turncoat, and even when you
were a bloody convict you never lost your shine in his eyes. Because
you belonged to a house that is presently training the very savior of
the wizarding world, and mine only raised up the one who wishes to
"Get OFF me!"
"Because you're HEAVY!"
"If I can stop one heart from breaking, /I shall not live in
Snape/Lupin (More poetry night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
"I've come to say thank you."
"Look, don't be a prat about this, Snape. This is so large I hardly
know where to begin, and if you keep this up--this attitude that
bringing Sirius back was no more effort for you than is stirring sugar
into your tea--"
"I don't take sugar."
"You insufferable--" Lupin gets himself under control. "This is exactly
why Sirius hasn't come yet. He has no idea what to say to you. How can
he possibly thank you for this? Dammit, how can I thank you?"
Snape knows. He knows what he would have from Lupin.
What he will settle for, however, would be for Lupin to stop telling
him over and over again, how much it means to him. Even if that's
precisely why Snape did it.
He will not confess the reason.
He doesn't want Lupin's pity.
"Faster and faster / They vanish into darkness / our years
together.", Wendy Cope
Snape/Dumbledore (More poetry night, challenge by isiscolo)
Harry sits on the edge of his bed in 12 Grimmauld Place and thinks
about what he's just seen.
They couldn't have known he was there.
It wasn't even lascivious. It was only the touch of two hands. And the
look in two pairs of eyes.
Harry is only sixteen, but he doesn't need experience to tell him that
the way Dumbledore bid Snape goodnight means anything but one thing.
He tries to imagine it. Dumbledore--old Dumbledore--and Snape.
It should be ludicrous.
But he remembers the look again. Thinks about the Order. And Voldemort.
And how very uncertain the future looks to everyone. Including
Dumbledore, and Snape.
A sound at the door. "Harry? Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't--"
"N--!" It's coming out too loud. He tries again. "No."
Reaches out a hand. "No, please, Hermione, come in. Will you sit with
"I kept him for his humor's sake,/For he would oft beguile",
Voldemort/Snape (More poetry night, challenge by venivincere)
In sleep, this is what he sees:
The hair, which is called limp in its usual vertical orientation,
turning to a splay of tendrils that evoke Medusa's serpents. The mouth,
held in a pursed sneer of disapproval during the day, relaxing into the
humblest of lines, lips separating with a hint of moisture at their
corners. Snape's eyelids no longer standing like sentries, but fallen
quiet, off-duty for the duration of the night. And the fingers, usually
clasped or steepled so deliberately, instead lying open, reaching,
every so often, for a corner of the pillow or the edge of the sheet. Or
even his lover's shoulder.
Voldemort has many nights where he sleeps little, himself. But he has
no lack of entertainment, during that time.
"Because I could not stop for Death,/ He kindly stopped for
me;/ The carriage held but just ourselves/ And Immortality.",
Lucius/Snape (More poetry night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
No longer cold.
"Severus, get up."
His side didn't hurt anymore. Had someone cast a healing charm?
A hand clasped his, tugged. Snape turned his head to see Lucius Malfoy
standing above him, forcing him to rise to his feet, whether he would
When he was standing, Snape began to laugh.
Lucius's mouth twitched. "You find this funny?"
"Yes, and why not? Tell me, something, Lucius: did it hurt?"
"The killing curse? I doubt it was worse than a sword through the
"We'll never know, will we?" Snape was still laughing. "Can't go
through each, and compare."
"No, but who knows what knowledge lies ahead for us? Are you...glad
that I waited?"
He stopped laughing. "Yes."
Hands still clasped, the two walked away from the battlefield.
"Without warning/ as a whirlwind/ swoops on an oak/ Love shakes
my heart.", Sappho
Harry/Snape (More poetry night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
I said, "Detention, Potter," and the brat
Remained within his seat, and did not scowl
But waited 'til the class had gone, and sat
With eyes as wide as some strange green-eyed owl.
I knew he planned more mischief. Had I known
The sort within his mind, I would have fled.
But I believed myself too wise, too stone,
My heart changed years ago to mere base lead.
So when I stalked my way across the room
And stood before him, daring him to speak,
He only smiled, not fearing any doom,
And stood, and did a thing to turn me weak:
He placed a wicked kiss upon my lips.
My heart's not lead--it must be flesh: it skips.
Let's just get drunk and screw
Snape/Harry (Cliche night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"Never again," moaned Harry. "Never never never never again."
"Oh, do shut up, Potter," said Snape, not taking the pillow from off
his head. "I said the same thing the morning after I woke up with Sybil
Trelawney in sixth year, and it didn't help. One simply doesn't swear
off the beautiful oblivion of liquor that easily."
Harry didn't move from his position next to the toilet. "Snape. I slept
"That's 'My darling Sev," if memory serves me aright."
"Oh, God!" Harry made as if to retch once more, then stopped. "Wait a
minute...oh, God...which one...which one of us..."
"Did you have to say it like THAT?"
"That would be both of you, gentlemen," said a third voice.
Snape lifted the pillow from his head as Harry looked out of the
bathroom. The blanket at the foot of the bed was pushed back.
"Good morning," twinkled Dumbledore.
Angry After-Quidditch Shower Sex
Young Black/Snape (Cliche night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
"...all the way down his throat," Sirius hissed as his hand stroked
furiously along the length of his prick. The wall of the shower was
slippery against his back, but warmed by the steam, and Sirius's rhythm
became faster still. "And he swallows my come until he thinks he's
going to choke--ahh!"
Droplets of white were interrupted by the shower stream, spattering
everywhere. Sirius sank to the floor of the shower, panting. "Yeah," he
muttered, "that's what I'll do to him next time."
"Right in the middle of the Quidditch pitch?"
Sirius's eyes snapped up to see the towel-clad figure in the
oh-fuck-not-deserted-after-all locker room standing in front of him.
"No wonder you're a Chaser," Slytherin's Keeper smirked. "Objects
getting put through holes and all. I don't suppose you'd be willing to
try that fantasy in here, instead?"
Snape's towel fell to the floor as Sirius reached for him.
A veela finds his mate
Draco/Harry (Cliche night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
Hands over the ears didn't help it. Silencing spells didn't help it.
"What is that NOISE?" Ron wailed, in physical pain now.
"Harry!" begged Colin Creevey, clinging to his sleeve. "You've got to
save us, you've got to!"
"Me?" said Harry, not seeming to notice the din. "Why me? I've got one
prophecy on me, isn't that enough?"
"You're the only one not bothered by the noise!" Hermione cried. "It's
got to be you!"
Harry blinked. "Got to be me what?"
Harry wasn't happy to hear Hermione's explanation. But at last, seeing
no alternative, he walked grimly through the corridors of Hogwarts,
which were lined with cringing, wailing students and staff, until he
stood before the Slytherin dungeons, from whence the source of the
"Shut it with the fucking mating call, Malfoy, I'm coming in!"
The noises which followed, everyone wanted to hear.
Red Riding Hood
Remus/any Weasley (Fairy Tales night, challenge by isiscolo)
Because of the stack of papers he was carrying, Percy had to back into
Which meant he didn't see Lupin sitting at his desk until he turned
Trust Percy not to drop the paperwork even under those circumstances.
"What--what are you doing here?"
"Hello, Perce." Lupin smiled, showing even teeth. "Your mother's very
sad you didn't come for Christmas dinner."
Percy wanted to run. Why couldn't he run? Lupin's eyes seemed to have
"So I told her you'd come for Boxing Day." Lupin had risen, was coming
around the desk towards him.
Percy backed away. "No--you can't make me!"
The laugh was so soft, so dangerous. "I think I can." One hand caught
Percy's wrist. He couldn't break the grip, was being pulled in, so
close. "You can throw those on the fire, you know." Lupin winked. "You
won't need them any more."
The Little Mermaid
Draco/Voldemort (Fairy Tales night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
Draco was silent when they put the Mark on him. He did not want to
shame himself by screaming, or begging.
Draco did every word his master bid, even though each move of his arm
was as if it was pricked by a hundred knives.
He did this because he wanted to be worthy of Voldemort.
And then came the day when Potter was given up to his lord, as a
sacrifice, as a spoil of war. And Voldemort broke him, remade him,
lifted him up.
Placed him at his side.
"He is so very like you, young Malfoy," said Voldemort. "That must be
why he pleases me so."
And Draco screamed voicelessly, so that none would hear, and went to
seek a blade.
Whether to kill his master's pet, or kill his master, or to sever his
own traitorous arm, he did not care.
Harry/Draco (Fairy Tales night, challenge by venivincere)
Once upon a time there was a wizard boy whose parents died, and,
because of a series of Remarkable Contrivances, he was taken in by a
pureblood family. They treated him no better than a house elf, and he
was forced to a life of drudgery from his earliest years.
As the boy grew older, he grew more comely. This was not lost on his
foster family, who decided that his household duties should no longer
be limited to objects in the household, but also...its members.
His services to Narcissa dressed as a coachman, and his attentions to
Lucius while wearing strategically-placed accoutrements made of
enchanted glass, and his engagements with Draco while clad in nothing
but a thin layer of pumpkin juice...trust me, none of you care if he
ever got to the ball or not, do you now?
Snape/Harry (Fairy Tales night, challenge by sparrohawk)
A kiss at his throat. "Sev."
"Don't you dare."
At his breastbone. "Sevvie."
"I am warning you, Potter."
"Sevviekins." The kisses continued down his chest, his stomach, each
one punctuated by the soft murmuring of further sobriquets. "Severino,
Sevamous, Sevalicious Severus..."
"Potter, if you don't--ahh!" The mouth had gone lower.
Now it was quite engaged in its task, but still found time to pause and
whisper: "Sevarius." "Sevalina." "Sevviewevvie."
"Snape. Professor Snape, Snake-like Snape..." And, his lover's
sensibilities appeased at last, the mouth really went to work without a
break, and Snape's cry a short time later was an endearment in itself,
even if completely inarticulate.
Long minutes later, as two forms breathed quietly side by side:
"...You are so dead."
Draco/Ron (Fairy Tales night, challenge by goseaward)
"Look," said Ron, "I'm sorry about your father."
Draco did not look up. The spindle in his fingers glittered like a
Snitch, a sharp-ended Snitch that pricked Draco's fingers and made him
bleed, red beads on white skin like berries on snow.
"Put that fucking thing down and listen, for fuck's sake! You can't go
on like this. You turned from Voldemort because you had to, and it's
not your fault your father was killed, and you can't go on not speaking
to anyone like this because it's not going to work, Malfoy; you're not
going to make yourself from misery die this way, even if you want, you
Draco still didn't look up. Ron knew it was crazy, but all he could
think of was that he had to do something, something to cut through the
impassable hedge of thorns with which Draco had surrounded himself, and
he crossed to Draco, took the blond boy's face in his hands and kissed
him full on the mouth.
The spindle dropped from Draco's hands.
"This doesn't mean I like you, Malfoy," said Ron, but from the way
Draco was clinging to him, he knew it was already too late.
Princess and the Pea
Snape/Lucius (Fairy Tales night, challenge by isiscolo)
"I am a true Death Eater."
Severus sighed aloud. Undoing the buttons at his sleeve, he pulled the
fabric up his arm. "It turns black, the same as yours, when I am
summoned. Is that not enough for you?"
"Hardly." Lucius twirled his cane in his fingers. "You'll have to do
better than that."
Severus raised his wand. "Priori Incantatem!" The Dark Mark rose
above their heads in all its green starkness.
Lucius shook his head. "Are you going to keep playing games?"
A scowl. "Oh, very well." He dropped his robes. "Satisfied?"
Lucius's jaw dropped. It took him a moment's effort to close his mouth,
then he rose and crossed to embrace the other man.
"My brother-in-purpose." He glanced down. "Are those as uncomfortable
as they look?"
Fighting the urge to de-wedgie the "I <3 Voldie"-sloganed emerald
thong from his posterior, Severus murmured, "You have no idea."
Snape/Black (Fairy Tales night, challenge by goseaward)
Only once every seven years, on Walpurgis night, the Veil thins.
Strange and sad are the otherworldly fae creatures who emerge from its
depths, and stranger and sadder still are the shades of mortals who are
tied to them, following in their wake on their lonely paths, before
they return beyond the barrier between life and death.
One wizard knows this, and he has been waiting.
"Black! No, you DON'T!"
He seizes the form of the long-haired, wasted figure. Instantly the
figure shifts: is a snarling, snapping hound, seeking to bite. Snape
When the hound at last becomes a man again, Snape is still holding on,
and the dawn has made an end of Walpurgis night. Black stares.
"I...I thought that could only work if the rescuer was carrying the
child of the lost mortal."
Snape snorts. "I am rather clever with potions, you recall. Hello,
Harry/Ron (Magic and spells night, challenge by isiscolo)
"That's not your Potions homework; what is that?"
Ron clutched at the table, an instant too late, as Harry snatched the
parchment away. "GIVE that! It's--it's not done!"
"'I knew it from the start,/When you Wingardium Leviosa'd my heart'?"
Harry looked at Ron incredulously. "Love poetry? God, Ron, this is
shite. Hermione's never going to fall for this. If you think--"
"IT'S NOT FOR HERMIONE I WOULDN'T GIVE HER LOVE POETRY EVEN IF I FELT
THAT WAY ABOUT HER WHICH I DON'T AND YOUR POETRY IS EVEN WORSE THAN
MINE SO I FIGURED--" He stopped.
He was red to his ears. "Oh, fuck," he whispered. "I fucked it up,
Harry let the parchment flutter to the floor. There were more important
things to be holding.
Such as Ron's face, so that he'd be sure to be still for the kiss.
Draco/any Weasley (Magic and spells night, challenge by cluegirl)
"I'll tell my father!"
"I certainly hope so." Charlie smiles brilliantly. "I expect a proper
reception when you bring me home to meet the family." Draco's shirt
tears in his fists.
"Get--let GO of me!"
Charlie bats his hands away easily. The trousers require more attention
to get them off, but give no more resistance than the rest of Draco's
clothing has. Charlie starts to whistle, a cheery little tune as he
fists his hand in that blond wispy mop of the younger man's, turning
him about bodily with just that grip and a little push at his shoulder.
Draco is starting to gasp, huge gulping sounds that could be sobs
"Now you're seeing reason," Charlie says soothingly, kicking Draco's
legs apart. "You'll like this next part. You're going to see what
happens when dragons mate."
"NOOOO!" screams Draco as scales are suddenly pressing against his
lubrication spell gone horribly wrong
Hagrid/anyone (Magic and spells night, challenge by villainny)
"Back OFF, you overeager moron, I can't take any more tonight!"
"Erm--that's just it, Perfesser--I bin tryin' to get loose for a whole
minute now, and I don't seem to--"
"Oh, shit. Oh, fuck, no. Hagrid, if you fucked this up--"
"Heh, 'fucked this up.' That's a good one, Perfesser Sn--"
"HAGRID! Stop and think! What did--oh, no, it couldn't b--Hagrid,
listen very carefully. What spell did you use just before we started?"
"Hm? Oh, 'Incolo,' same 's always--"
"You IDIOT! 'Inroro' is to moisten, 'Incolo' means to dwell! You
"Now, hang on just a mo', I kin set this right. What we haveta do is
just to enlarge the receptacle, so t' speak, so let me jus'--Engorgio!"
"Oops, sorry. Bad aim. Well, it's close quarters in there, so, y'can't
blame...Perfesser? Snape?...Ooh, bugger. Heh. 'Bugger.' 'Nother joke."
Snape/Black (Magic and spells night, challenge by titti)
(A/N: this one's for the Shakespeare fans.)
"B-but I HEARD you!" Sirius said, so taken aback he had no thought of
saving face. "You said, 'I want to tangle with him between the sheets."
Snape's eyes widened. "I said, 'I want to STRANGLE him with his own
sheets.' And you, you bastard, I heard you say, 'I want him in my
Sirius gaped. "You bloody git! I said, 'I want to see him dead'!"
They stared at each other, disbelieving.
Then, as if each had decided the ironies of the universe were too much
for them to fight, they fell into each other's arms.
Outside the door, the two conspirators hi-fived each other.
"'...Converting all your sounds of woe...'" said Dumbledore.
"'...Into "Hey, nonny nonny."'" Lupin grinned. "So, which one's
Snape/Harry (Magic and spells night, challenge by _hannelore)
He knows Harry won't be anywhere but here, on the battlefield. He would
not have apparated away, would not have fled. He would not have taken
himself anywhere without letting Severus know first. Which means he
must be here.
Severus finds him.
His wand is whole, his glasses are miraculously intact.
Only one part of him is broken, it seems.
They find Severus hours later, cradling the boy and whispering the same
word over and over: "Reparo...reparo...reparo..."
When they take the corpse to prepare it for burial and lead Severus off
to St. Mungo's, he is still repeating the word.
a most disquieting tea
Dumbledore pairing (Titles from other HP fics night, challenge by villainny)
Harry sips the tea carefully--it's very hot--and takes another biscuit.
He likes these with the chocolate coating, even though they make his
fingers sticky when he handles the hot teacup.
"I--sorry about the cup, Headmaster--"
"It's nothing, my boy," smiles Dumbledore. "I have extra napkins on the
table over there."
Harry goes, still munching his sticky biscuit. There are napkins on the
table, but there is something else that he sees: a letter, half-folded,
the lower half of it visible and revealing a tight cramped script that
he knows well; he doesn't even have to see the name at the bottom.
But he does.
What he also sees is the word just before it.
"Your." Not "Yours," but "Your"--no comma.
Harry sees the half-line right before the closure: "...until I am in
your arms tonight."
The biscuit suddenly tastes ashen in his mouth.
A World Not So Black Nor White
Snape/Harry (Titles from other HP fics night. NO, I didn't pick this
one! It was sharp_tongue)
At midnight, blood is not red, but black.
Snape watches the Death Eater revels and wonders how long it will take
before he breaks. He's not asking himself how long it will take before
Potter dies. No, their pleasure in keeping him alive will go on for
many, many hours more; he does not doubt that.
But Snape will break long before that. Will break his resolve, his
composure, and his disguise, and leap forward to seize the
boy--bleeding black and incapable of even whimpering any longer--and
will apparate away with him, to some temporary refuge, and pray the boy
is still within the reach of healing magic.
Snape thinks he is fortunate that he stopped valuing forgiveness long
ago. For he will get none, for not having acted at the beginning.
He continues to wonder.
The Devil Will Drag You Under
Lucius/Voldemort (before or after Harry) (Titles from other HP fics
night, challenge by cluegirl)
Lucius watches from the staircase as Augustine Malfoy passes,
Lucius Malfoy is seven years old.
He is a Young Man now--his mother tells him so, all the time--and a
Young Man would not cry.
"There, there, child, whatever is the matter?"
Lucius knows this man. Father's most important guest. The one for whom
he must always be on his best behavior.
He swipes away the tears a Young Man shouldn't cry. "N-nothing,
Mister--Sir." Always Sir to this man. How could he forget?
And yet the man's kind expression makes it pour out of him, tears and
words both: "M-my father says I'm too big to be kissed goodnight
"Did he now?" The man bends, and Lucius is suddenly lifted in that
strong grip. A kiss is placed on his forehead.
"Not too big at all, I would say. Remember me, child."
A Good Buy
Wormtail/anyone (Titles from other HP fics night, challenge by wikdsushi)
Two seconds. Two bloody seconds and he'd be out of this cage. Of
course, that would mean displaying that he's an animagus to all. Better
to wait until nightfall, when the shop is closed.
"...wanted an owl, Mum!"
"Now, Percy, we can't afford four owls in the family. See if you find a
toad or rat you like."
And Peter finds himself lifted from the cage.
Oh, bloody bugger.
Can he make it to the door in time? He scampers up the boy's arm, to
his neck. Whoops. Long way down.
"He tickles!" Giggling, the boy plucks him from his shoulder, cuddles
him beneath his chin. "Would you like to come home with me, then?
Bacon, bread, and cheese, and a warm roof, if you want it."
Peter twitches his whiskers to make the boy giggle again. Which he
This...has its possibilities.
Quill and Ink
Umbridge/anyone (Titles from other HP fics night, challenge NOT given
I wrote it anyway)
That night she keeps Potter past midnight.
It is his seventh consecutive night--the last of his sentence--and the
scar tissue is delightfully raw. The wounds stayed open from the first,
tonight, and blood stains his sleeve, his robe, the table.
Dolores Umbridge rises, soon after midnight, and comes to stand behind
Rests a hand on his shoulder, as if she were not his enemy, as if she
meant to reassure the boy.
Then slips her hand into his shirt collar, and down, to caress one
"Go on with what you're doing, Mr. Potter."
She can smell the indecision on him. Will he resist, incur another week
Can he remain silent for another week? Will she force sound out of him,
The quill moves. He writes.
Only hesitates a little, when her hand moves lower.
An hour later she lets him leave.
Polishing his buttons
Harry/Snape (Filthy euphemisms night, challenge by sharp_tongue)
Harry hears a "tac, tac, tac" noise, and then a skittering underfoot.
"Bugger and blast, " says Severus.
"Lose another one?"
"That's the third button this week," Severus mutters. "The problem is
that cheap thread the house-elves are using."
"The problem--" says Harry, turning, "--is that you wear clothes with
too many buttons."
Severus arches an eyebrow. "None of your cheek. I haven't forgotten
what you told me, all those years ago."
Harry, who had started to bend and look for the missing button,
straightens and smiles. "I should never have admitted that it was the
idea of undoing all those buttons that first got me to think about you
"You always were a deviant brat."
Harry leans in close--and plucks Severus's wand out of his pocket.
Something flies to his hand. "Here's your button."
"Screw the button," Severus says, going for Harry's mouth.
Catching the golden snitch
Remus/anyone (Filthy euphemisms night, challenge by copinggoggles)
He could have sworn he'd jumped ten feet out of his chair. "Wormtail!
W-what are--why aren't you--"
"At the Quidditch match?" Peter was leaning on the library table
directly in front of him. "I might ask the same thing of you. 'A touch
of flu,' my arse! You came to here to read because you wanted to!"
"'S all right, you know." Peter was grinning. "If you don't like
Quidditch. Not everyone does."
Remus felt two inches high all the same. "Yes they do. I'm a complete
"Well--" Peter seemed to be considering. "All right, so, you are. I
like Quidditch." He leaned in closer. "But not so much that I couldn't
give up watching the matches, if it means that we could spend time
Peter darted in and kissed him on the mouth. "Adorable freak."
Foolish wand waving
Snape/Draco (Filthy euphemisms night, challenge by venivincere)
"Hate Potter," says Draco.
"You're drunk," says Snape, casting Evanesco on Draco's glass. "No more
for you tonight. And don't think of asking me for a sobering charm. You
can just live with it. And the hangover tomorrow."
"Don't want sobering charm. Do it myself." Snape very wisely plucks the
wand from Draco's hand before he can do himself even more harm. Draco
seems not to notice at first; when he does, the pout takes its time to
creep onto his face. "Ask you f' something else instead."
"What, pray, would that be?"
Snape is taken aback to find himself suddenly possessing a lapful of
"Your kisses," Draco murmurs dreamily. "Mmm."
The young man promptly falls asleep on his shoulder.
And Snape leaves him there, to dream (and to drool), too afraid to wake
him, fearing Draco will remember and make the same demand...and fearing
he will not.
"Cockles and mussels, alive, alive oh!"
Voldemort/Harry (Filthy euphemisms night, challenge by wikdsushi
A/N: If you don't know the song this challenge came from, "Molly
Malone," this will make NO sense.
"The polyjuice wore off when she was killed," said Lucius. "Not
Bellatrix, but Molly Weasley."
"Mmmf!" Harry's wail was muffled behind Dolohov's hand.
"Thought to smuggle him past, did she?" Voldemort smiled down at the
corpse. "Well, my dear Molly...not cockles and mussels you plied in
your wheelbarrow this time, was it?" He turned to cast the smile on
Harry. "Just one young would-be savior of a boy. But she forgot the
song, I fear: 'And no one could save her.'"
Harry was still fighting the grip of the Death Eater, tears slipping
unheeded down his cheeks.
"Well," said Voldemort, still smiling, "If her wares were not the
fleshy treasures of the sea...I shall indulge myself in your flesh,
instead, boy. So many human fluids are delightfully salty on the
tongue; did you know? Sweat. Semen. Blood."
He turned to go and prepare the Sanctum. "Bring him, Dolohov."
"Swish and Flick"
Oliver/anyone (Filthy euphemisms night, challenge by ygrane)
"My Charms grade is going to be shite," said Harry. "But who cares?
We're going to win the Quidditch cup, after all."
The slam of the locker door startled Harry into looking directly at his
"Don't ever let me hear you talking that way again," said Wood. "You
think school is all fun and Quidditch? It's meant to be bloody work,
Harry. Don't you forget it."
"I'm--" Harry didn't know what to say. "Sorry."
"You think because you're good with a broom, you're automatically good
with a wand?"
"No, I--" He fell silent, abashed.
Wood appeared mollified. "A little swish-and-flick practice isn't out
of place even here, you know."
Harry remembered that they were alone in the locker room, and Wood
seemed awfully close to him. "Are we still talking about the same
"We are now, " Wood said, and he was smiling a little.
Sliding into home
Harry/Sirius (Sports euphemisms night, challenge by sparrohawk)
There were two bangs, and the sound of a drawer closing. Then: "HARRY!
Where the hell's the stuff?"
Harry rolled his eyes, though Sirius couldn't see, a floor away, and
yelled, "It's in the whatchamacallit! Where else would it be?"
He didn't look up when Sirius walked by with the chrome polish in his
hand--but then Sirius stopped in front of him.
"How'd you know what I wanted?"
Harry blinked. "You were...talking about how the motorcycle looked like
hell. It was just logical." He thought for a moment. "How'd you know
where to go get it, from what I said?"
"Because you were telling me it would be in the obvious place."
Harry watched the expression changes chase across Sirius's face.
"Maybe I should tell the estate agent not to sell the place after all."
"What?" Harry said. "But you hate this house."
Sirius smiled. "Not so much anymore."
Neck and neck
Hermione/George (Sports euphemisms night, challenge by prillalar)
A paper bag thunked onto the table. "I brought home take-out. And yes,
I remembered to have them put the sauce on the side."
Hermione had her arms folded. "Hello, Fred."
His face started to fall, then he grinned. "One of these days, dear
The door opened, and an identical red-haired head poked through it.
"Not this time either? Aw, Fred! And I even made you wear my
"You two will never change. Lettie, go wash your hands, Uncle Fred is
here for dinner!"
"We were really meticulous this time, you know," said George.
"Even swapped underpants. Just in case."
"Just in case of what?" Hermione said, eyebrows rising as high as her
hairline, then scrunching into an annoyed furrow as her husband and
brother-in-law collapsed into boyish giggles.
"Sauce on the side!" Lettie shrieked happily as she opened the box of
Taking it on the chin
Snape/Lucius (Sports euphemisms night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"Do your worst," said Snape.
"Oh, it will be my worst," said Lucius. "Certainly my stupidest. That,
of course, would be a no-contest winner for 'one's worst.'"
He tucked his wand away, produced an unornamented dagger, and slit the
ropes binding Snape's wrists. Snape stared, so surprised he didn't even
lower his hands at first.
"Why?" he said when he could find tongue to speak.
"Why?" Lucius echoed. "Dear Severus, because it is you. The Dark Lord
owns me, rules me. But you..." He shook his head, staring. "You unmake
me. You always have."
He turned away. "Go. The door isn't locked, and I have nothing to fear
from Priori Incantatem, since I used a knife. I shall do what I
must, to buy you time."
Snape never forgot the smile Lucius shot him over his shoulder, the
last time he ever saw Lucius Malfoy.
The Winter's Tale
Snape/Harry (Novel titles night, challenge by venivincere)
"Jesus fuck, Snivelly, you look like shit. Coming out into the
anti-apparation zone in winter without a portkey or wand; what were you
"Th--" Snape's blue lips could barely form the words. "Thinking...h-had
to get back t-to Order...w-would have m-made D-Dark Lord suspicious
"I'll get a warming charm going for you. Then, I've got to go find
Harry, got to. He's out here too."
"What! Where is he?" Sirius eyed the dark inside of the tiny tent
behind Snape. "Let me guess," he scowled. "the two of you had to huddle
skin-to-skin for warmth, is that it, you greasy pedophile?"
"N-no." Now the lips twisted into a smile. "I c-cut him open and
c-crawled inside him."
Sirius's jaw hung open just that long, before the voice from the tent
called, "Sev-Severus, d-don't t-tease him! He's n-never seen that
The Satanic Verses
Neville/Draco (Novel titles night, challenge by sparrohawk)
A/N: This one is subtle, guys. Prob'ly too subtle. Go check out the
first nine verses of Genesis, ch. 4, for all the nuances.
"How--how do you know all this?" said Neville, sitting up as the sheet
slid down his chest.
Draco laughed. "You think my father didn't know?" He slid an arm around
the other boy, drew him in for a lazy kiss. "Dumbledore doesn't
appreciate you, you know. Even if he knows the truth about the
prophecy. He's always favored Potter. Potter leads the Gryffindors
around like willing little sheep. What have you got to compete with
that? Plants and herbs, that's all you're good at--that's what he
thinks," Draco was quick to amend. "But I appreciate you, you know. You
going to play for his team? Or ours?"
Neville was silent.
"It's all one big Quidditch game to Dumbledore. With his star Seeker
going after all the glory." Draco kissed Neville again. "Play on our
team, love, where you can be a star player yourself. Don't be Potter's
The Master of all Desires
Sirius/Lucius (Novel titles night, challenge by cluegirl)
He would die for this. Die if he couldn't get more of this.
Die of this.
Lucius wields the riding crop against his arse with perfect, loving
The door creaks open, but Sirius is too far gone to care who is
entering, who is seeing him like this.
Until he sees Regulus standing there. Shy. Biting his lip. His robes
hanging open to reveal his pubescent nudity.
And still Sirius can't move.
His beloved's hand tangles in his hair, his lips come close to kiss,
and to whisper: "Don't fear, my heart--he's here at my request. I
wanted to see you together. Both so beautiful. You'd like that, to
please me, wouldn't you?"
And Sirius can only answer with a moan.
And feels his brother's presence next to him on the bed, hip pressed to
hip, as Lucius takes the crop to both of them, side by side.
The Left Hand of Darkness
Severus/Voldemort (Novel titles night, challenge by goseaward)
Severus can't keep from touching the newly-acquired Mark. Voldemort
smiles at his fidgeting, and Severus has the absurd image of the man
admonishing him to stop, lest it get infected.
"Come here," says Voldemort, and holds out his arms. Severus goes to
them. "You know the ritual is not yet completed?"
Severus nods, then whispers, "Yes. They told me."
"And Lucius told me you are still a virgin. How very interesting."
Severus thinks he avoided saying amusing. "Is that true, pet?"
Severus nods again, but does not trust his voice to speak this time.
Voldemort touches Severus's chin and tilts his face up. "This will be a
most memorable night for you."
And the Dark Mark is not the hundredth part of it.
Snape was bitten in the Shrieking Shack incident
Snape/Lupin (AU night, challenge by isiscolo)
It's the kick to his ribs that brings him 'round. "Get up."
Snape doesn't move. His arm burns like fire. He knows if he looks down
at it it will be three times its normal size, and red and pulsing and
certainly have to be taken off at the shoulder before the corruption
"Get up!" He's shaken by brutal hands. "Sweet fucking Christ, get up!"
And then the hands leave him, and the voice dissolves into sobs. Great,
horrible sobs that finally cause Snape to move.
Lupin crouches near him, his arms covering his head as he weeps.
"...kill you and hide the body," he gasps. "I want to, oh, Christ, how
I want to."
Snape does see his own arm at last: not swollen, not diseased. The bite
is already healing.
"I'm not going to tell," says Snape.
Lupin looks at him.
"Teach me how a werewolf survives."
Sirius was the traitor and not Peter
Sirius/Remus (AU night, challenge by goseaward)
He should be reaching into his robes for his wand, preparing to spin
about, to face and to disable the traitor.
That's right, Remus thinks, call him traitor. Call him escapee,
fugitive. But do not think of him as anything else.
And yet, the words on his lips as he turns, slowly--wand still inside
the breastpocket of his robes--are, "Hello, Padfoot."
The worst sight he has ever seen is Sirius's wild eyes.
They smile as Sirius's mouth smiles. "Wanted one thing. One thing only
for the last twelve years. You wouldn't come. So I had to come to you."
He steps closer. "All I could think about, when I read about your
appointment: you would be at Hogwarts. And I could find you here."
Another step. "Want my goodbye kiss from you. Not a Dementor."
"Oh, Moony," Sirius breathes. "Yes, it will."
Harry was sorted into Slytherin
Snape/Harry (AU night, challenge by cluegirl)
Snape's applause is genuine. Well, well.
As the skinny First-Year in glasses makes his way to the Slytherin
table, looking at the space which Draco Malfoy clears for him with
dubious trust, as though the spot might have been hexed, Snape is
already years ahead in the future.
Praise for the boy's smallest achievement. Offers to tutor him
privately. The precise balance of truth and lies...
"Your father and I were great friends, you know. He would be ever so
proud of your accomplishments."
"...always been particularly fond of you, Potter--may I call you
Harry? You'll forgive your Head of House that familiarity, won't you?"
"...must be careful...these intimacies would be frowned upon if any
knew--oh, let me kiss you again..."
Snape fancies he can feel James's Potter's spinning in his grave even
at this distance.
Snape smiles. He wishes he could do something nice for that Hat.
absence makes the heart grow fonder
Draco/Ron (Proverbs night. Challenge by goseaward)
"Where the fuck have you been?" said Ron. "Get naked."
"And once again," Draco sighed, folding his arms, "I am wooed with
"Romance?" Ron was already on his knees in front of him and had the
trouser placket half-open. "You lying sack of shite. The one time, the
one time I sent you a birthday card with a sentimental message, you
faked puking for an hour and kept repeating 'Heart's delight?'
for three bloody days." He gave the already-purpling head of Draco's
erection a slow lick, the groan it prompted an even stronger stimulus
to his own interested cock than even the smell and flavor of Draco's
musky crotch. "Fucker pretends he wants romance. My arse." He adjusted
his position for his knees' comfort, and began sucking in earnest.
"I expect flowers next time," Draco bleated as his hands searched for
something to grip, finally settling on Ron's hair.
neither a borrower nor a lender be
Lucius/Fudge (Proverbs night, challenge by venivincere)
"Two hundred thousand galleons," Lucius Malfoy said with impeccable
enunciation, even as he plunged to the hilt in the Minister of Magic's
"Two huhhhnn--" Fudge was not so articulate.
"I trust that will insure the tax increase on electrical Muggle items
goes through?" He had paused in mid-thrust for that statement, and now
brought the riding crop to his hand with a soft accio.
Fudge huffed and uhrumed some more, and then said, "It's--it's a most
generous loan, Lucius..."
"Nonsense." Lucius flicked the crop against the Minister's pudgy
flanks, left-right, left-right. "Not a loan, but a gift. My very great
pleasure to give it."
Fudge's passionate breathing hitched with a not-unexpected urk
of panic. "But--if, under Veritaserum, I'm asked if I--"
"Oh, really, Cornelius, such a silly precaution. Now, say thank you for
my gift, or I'll have to stop."
look before you leap
Remus/anyone (Proverbs night, challenge by isiscolo)
"I love you," hears Remus, and he's standing in the Department of
Mysteries, in front of the veil.
"I love you," hears Remus, and it's oh so soft, as if spoken across
great distances, and yet filled with conviction.
"I love you," hears Remus, and knows that the voice speaks of history
and heartache and home, and nights where he will never have to be alone
"I love you," hears Remus, and realizes that it's coming from behind
Remus turns from the veil. There Harry stands, arms folded tightly as
if he can't get warm.
Remus opens his arms to draw him in.
One kind word can warm three winter months
Snape/Harry (Proverbs night, challenge given by _hannelore)
Bodies in rhythm, bodies locked as if fighting to the death. Then, as
if both combatants changed their minds on a whim, bodies separate to
pant and shudder and let the aftershocks drain into the ether.
Then, before his sweat can even trickle from his armpits to join the
other stains on the white sheets, Harry rises from the bed, and begins
to dress: first socks, so that he may stand on the chill stone floor
without such discomfort, next shirt, and only then his pants,
camouflaging the last of his wilting erection.
Such a well-rehearsed ritual, this.
That night, Snape interrupts it.
The nights are warm, that winter.
Snape/Black (Games night, challenge given by Blue)
"Oh, do come down from there, Black," said Snape.
There was a thud as the individual--Black, of course--lost his grip and
came down. On his feet, so, Snape saw no reason for the yowl of pain.
"How'd you know it was me?"
Snape didn't even turn. "Really, Black."
"Give me one reason why I shouldn't scream for the authorities right
"Oh, it's going to be like that, is it?" Sirius came forward, grinning.
"All right. Snap on the restraints. Have your wicked way with me."
"This is Hogwarts, and you are a fugitive. If anyone saw you enter,
they'll wonder immediately why I'm not raising the alarm. Can you find
some way of not placing us all at risk next time, you selfish bastard?"
"I like my idea better."
Snape rolled his eyes.
The set of wristcuffs in the closet had been neglected, recently.
Weasley Twin(s)/anyone (Games night, challenge given by dragon_light)
"Put that down," murmurs Voldemort, and though he has not named either
one of them, both of the twins set down their respective unlit firework
and glass flute immediately.
Nor do they wait, but approach their master as soon as the items have
"Yes, my lord."
"How may we serve, my lord?"
Voldemort reaches out a hand, pets the fire-bright hair of each. "I
would prefer a different entertainment just now. Go to the bedroom and
disrobe. I shall be there shortly."
"Yes, my lord," comes dual-voiced, their eyes not remotely dull nor
broken. No, they are animated, respectful. Voldemort's minions did an
especially fine job with these two.
Court jesters and court concubines in one. Has any emperor ever been so
Apples To Apples
Snape/Hagrid (Games night, challenge given by goseaward)
"I c'n fix that leak in the ceiling," says Hagrid.
"Merlin, drink this before you give me that cold," says Snape.
"Yer so tense. Let me see what I c'n do with those shoulders," says
"I'll be out well past midnight tomorrow. Don't sit up worrying," says
"Didn't think you had time to cook. Stew's in the cauldron on the
hearth," says Hagrid.
"I thought your umbrella looked a bit shabby around the edges. Bought
you a yellow one," says Snape.
"Yer mother firecalled. I gave her yer love," says Hagrid.
"Your hut's a fright. Don't you ever clean? Oh, never mind, I'll do
it," says Snape.
"Good night," says Hagrid.
"Good night," says Snape.
And there are good-night kisses.
They can translate.
Ron/Harry (Games night, challenge given by rosesanguina)
"What can I get you?" A wrinkled, but beloved, hand pushes the wisps of
grey hair away from Ron's forehead. "Tea? Broth?"
Harry's face breaks into a smile. "How about a Chocolate Frog?"
Ron's happy to see Harry smile at his own joke. "You know--" he does
his best to sit up on his arthritic elbows; Harry's hand goes
automatically to pull up the pillow behind his head--"Mum never
believed me when I told her I could feel those jumping in my stomach
for hours, after. Said it was my imagination."
"Well, she was wrong." Harry cleans his spectacles, replaces them. Ron
knows he's blinking to hide tears, though.
Ron's own vision is blurring. "You know, maybe I will have tea."
He doesn't want Harry at the bedside, when it happens. Perhaps, on one
of Harry's trips to the kitchen, fate will be kind to him.
Blind Man's Bluff
Harry/Sirius (Games night, challenge given by cluegirl)
"No. Go back to your own room. To your own bed."
Harry doesn't budge. "I know you like guys."
"That has absolutely nothing to do with it. Go."
"I know you like me."
"Yes, I like you, but not in that way. Get--Christ, Harry, are you
"Yes. So are you. And you're lying."
"Remus told me."
Sirius is silent for a moment. A crucial moment. Then: "Remus has a big
mouth, you know that?"
Harry gets closer, and right then Sirius can't bring himself to push
his godson--his naked godson--away. "So do you."
Tricksy little brat. Sirius doesn't even have time to protest the trap
before Harry's silencing him further with his own, hot, sweet, anything
but big, mouth.
Marcus/Oliver (Games night, challenge given by prillalar)
Flint is on his knees in front of Oliver, who can't form words right
now. His fingers are gripping Flint's shoulders, and Flint's mouth is
doing criminally wonderful things to his cock, while his fingers
perform similar illegalities to his balls and the crack of his arse.
Oliver would like to say, "Stop," or "Yes," or "More," something, but
that just isn't possible right now.
It's not possible until after he comes.
Flint is sitting back, licking his lips obscenely and grinning, when
Oliver finally says, "Fuck." He swallows against a dry throat. "You
don't waste time sweet-talking, do you?"
"Fuck sweet talk. Sweet talk to get to sex is like starting in Europe
when you're playing Risk."
Oliver blinks. "Pardon?"
"Start in Australia and conquer, my friend. And that--" he tweaks
Oliver's sated prick-- "that's Australia, that is."
Oliver thinks Flint's mixed his metaphors, but he doesn't care.
a novel intepretation
Snape/Lupin (Misc night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"There's a problem."
"I forgot the elecampane."
Remus arched an eyebrow. "Really."
"And I don't think there's enough time to brew it over."
Remus waited again.
"And the Shrieking Shack is undergoing repairs."
"So I thought you could stay here tonight."
Remus glanced around Snape's bedroom, then back at Snape, content to
let him continue.
"And for safety, I thought you could...wear these."
Remus looked at the set of shackles.
"Before or after the French Maid's costume, Severus?"
"Honestly. If you want to shag me when I'm in my werewolf form, just
say so, all right?"
He could see Snape take a deep breath.
"Well." Remus smiled. "Now we're getting somewhere. Mmm, shackles."
Remus/Neville (Misc night, challenge by goseaward)
(A/N: I've decided that all Neville challenges will be met by me
working with Top!Neville to start with, because that seems to be the
only way I can get interested in him, see.)
"Let me see it. Oh, Merlin, yes. You look so fucking hot."
Remus wonders why his partner's close scrutiny of his perineum should
make him blush, after all this time. "I can't believe I let you talk me
"I was right and you knew it." Neville touches the piercing at
the base of Remus's scrotum with a tender finger, though his leer is
anything but. "You look so sexy you make me want to collar and leash
you and keep you in our bedroom, so no one can steal you away from me."
The little gold ring catches the light as Neville turns it,
and Remus feels his balls tightening, his cock hardening in response.
"Want to play 'Frighten the Boggart' again, Professor?" says Neville,
Remus would tell him that it's killing him slowly, trying to keep up
with Neville, but he can't speak at the moment.
"The water is wide, I can't cross o'er / and neither have I
wings to fly"
Lucius/Harry (Song titles night, challenge by sparrohawk)
Thirty paces by twenty paces.
Those are the measurements of the length and breadth of the island upon
which Lucius Malfoy now resides. At its widest points.
They gave him an island in a tropical climate, and furnished it with a
four-walled dwelling, for which he is glad. Not grateful. One is not
grateful for exile, even when it is the alternate sentence to death,
when one's exile is an island thirty paces by twenty paces.
Even in isolation, he does not forget how to manipulate other
human beings. So when one of his enemies begins unauthorized
apparations to his island, unable to resist a face-to-face taunt,
Lucius brings all his charm to bear, and before long, those visits have
a completely different purpose.
Each kiss, each caress, each moan from Potter's mouth is worth another
ten paces of earth to him. In both dimensions.
"you're just like a pill 'stead of makin' me better you're
makin' me ill"
Ron/Draco (Song titles night, challenge by dragon_light)
"You're sure you don't want to sleep in the other bedroom?" Ron said,
"Don't be an arse." Draco kissed him. "I want to be here with you.
Besides, I almost never get sick."
"Yeah, I've noticed that." Another cough. "But I might keep you up all
"No." Draco licked his lower lip in a style that would make a dead man
come. "I'll be keeping YOU up all night."
Despite himself, Ron grinned. Then sobered. "This has been really hard
to shake. I don't seem to be getting better."
"I'm taking you to the healer tomorrow, then. Should have done it last
week, but you refused to go! No more refusing."
"I--oh, all right. You worry too much.
Draco wasn't worried at all. The healer wouldn't find anything.
White hellebore was almost entirely untraceable.
And Draco had built up the tolerance so carefully.
He kissed Ron again.
"Reach out your hand if your cup be empty / If your cup be full
may it be again."
Snape/Lupin (Song titles night, challenge by isiscolo)
"I shall make you a deal," says Snape.
Lupin blinks. "A bet?"
"A deal. You answer me one question truthfully, and I will make the
Wolfsbane for you while you are at Hogwarts."
"Fuck that meddling old man. He has taken both of us in, so we
are on even ground. You answer my question truthfully, or I don't make
"Veritaserum?" Lupin says quietly.
"Unnecessary. Just look me in the eye when you answer, wolf:
What would you have done, had you bitten me on that night? Killed me
and hidden the body? Killed yourself? Would you have done anything that
would have allowed your dear Black to suffer his deserved
Lupin stares helplessly.
Then he answers, but not with words.
Snape is the first to break the kiss, spitting.
The wolfsbane arrives on schedule the first month, popping and steaming
in its goblet.
"Some wild idea in a big white bed, Now you know better than
that, I said"
Snape/Harry (Song titles night, challenge by cluegirl)
He could purchase black sheets. Or crimson.
But what would be the point of that? Snape wants evidence that Potter
Evidence that Potter comes to him at night, shivering, looking for
understanding that does not diguise itself as sympathy.
For enlightenment that does not disguise itself as security.
A moment's release that does not disguise itself as comfort.
The bloodstains are there every night, no matter how much lubricant,
how much preparation they use.
And in the bright white light of day, they are sometimes the only
evidence of their encounters that Snape thinks he has.
For memory is false. As false as sympathy and security and comfort.
"Finish him with simple laissez-faire"
Snape/Draco (Song titles night, challenge by goseaward)
"Another one of 'em! Over here!"
Snape watches the men coalesce about another fallen form.
"Only a boy, he is!"
"Boy my arse. He's got the mark, all right."
The speaker has dragged the victim's arm up so that all can
see. Snape can just see the boy's face as it lolls to one side. The
mouth parts slightly, and moans.
"Kill 'im here. Filthy Death Eater."
"No reason to bring him in, is there?"
Snape knows that if Draco wakes, and sees him, there is every
likelihood the boy will betray him. The glamour that disguises Snape's
own arm will not survive close inspection.
Better to stay silent.
Blemishes of grey are emerging behind slitted eyelids as the men raise
"Stop." Snape recognizes his own voice. The men look up.
"The boy is a spy for the Order of the Phoenix. As am I."
Fool, fool, fool.
Spare the rod and spoil the child
Remus, Harry (Voyeurism night, challenge by gmth)
Remus couldn't think why he hadn't knocked.
Later he decided that it was because he'd imagined Snape had been
expecting him to come for the Wolfsbane.
And the door hadn't been locked, anyway. Why on earth would
Snape not be careful to lock the door if he--if his form of detention--
Whippings had been outlawed at Hogwarts years ago.
Obviously, Snape was expecting Harry not to be aware of that.
Neither of them looked up. Neither had heard him.
And Remus watched as the riding crop rose and fell, rose and fell over
Harry's bared arse, hearing him sob, and plead, and moan,
for far longer than he should have, before he closed the door silently
and fled back to his chambers, where he wanked his aching prick to
orgasm in about fifteen seconds flat.
He was going into Hogsmeade on the weekend. And buying a riding crop.
the magic eye sees all
Moody, Snape (Voyeurism night, challenge by tartanshell)
Discarded Plot Device #27 For Goblet of Fire, (Not) From The
Notebooks of Jo Rowling
"Got it!" said Hermione triumphantly, shedding the invisibility
cloak and holding up the blue-irised prize. "Now we can find out what
Malfoy's up to!"
Ron was still blinking at her. "You just came out of Snape's office."
She blinked back. "Yes."
"You said we had to wait to get the eye because there was only one time
that Moody took it off," said Harry.
"I did? Um, yes. Of course I did."
"So what the hell does it have to do with Snape's office? We thought
you meant the bath, or someth--"
Ron didn't get to finish. From the office behind them, Moody's
voice boomed, "Severus, you bloody wanker! You forgot the condoms
AGAIN? What do I keep telling you? CONSTANT VIGILANCE!"
"And you found out about this HOW?" Harry hissed as they ran.
Care of Magical Motorbikes
Harry, Sirius (Voyeurism night, challenge by maeglinyedi)
Harry had come to him, at the beginning of the school year. You've
still got his bike, don't you, he'd said.
Hagrid had said yes, it was in the shed.
One night, going to the shed, Hagrid catches him. Well, not
catches exactly; Harry doesn't see him, so he doesn't know he's caught.
Through the gaps in the slats, Hagrid sees Harry on the bike's seat,
bent over the bars, fringe hanging in his eyes in a picture of perfect
misery. Harry's silent, but Hagrid's sure he's crying.
He sees Harry slide his hand into the waistband of his
trousers, starting to stroke himself, and Hagrid almost pulls away, but
then Harry stops, removing his hand and wrapping it about one
handlebar, gripping it in a way that he's not gripping his adolescent
Hagrid cares for so many creatures, and he has no idea how to help this
Plaintive, Luminary, Susurrus
Remus/Sirius (Three words night, challenge by cluegirl)
The nights are hell.
Remus knows what hell is now: Hell is not Sartre's other
people; it is not even the absence of people. Hell is not brimstone or
flame or nice geometrical divisions of sins and punishments.
Hell is dusk, when the candles in the parlor are poor
luminaries to replace the comfort sunlight brings during the day. Hell
is evening, when every susurrus of the old house is the voice of a
ghost pleading to be heard, and gone the next moment. Hell is night,
when there are no barriers between oneself and one's thoughts, and
might-have-beens and should-have-dones and never-will-be-agains.
"I didn't get to tell him good-bye," Remus says plaintively to the
There is no one to hear, and no one to witness him weeping.
Ornamental, taste, windowpane
Harry/Ron (Three words night, challenge by Isolde)
"Ginny had fun," said Ron.
"I think so." Harry was uncharacteristically hanging his robes
up instead of tossing them on the floor, but then, these were formal
and rented. "At least a dozen older witches told me how good we looked
Ron's reply came around a mouthful of toothpaste, but Harry understood
it anyway: "You jus' go' a thing for re'heads."
"You're sure she didn't mind?" Harry asked for the thousandth time.
"Don' be--" *spit*--"daft. She's happy to do us favors. And she likes
"Besides," added Ron. "she's still my little sister. I can put
a toad in her bed if she refuses. D'you want to open that window; it's
stuffy in here."
Nighttime rituals nearly completed, the two climbed into bed.
And, too tired for anything more that night, shared the last one:
"'Night, Harry." Kiss.
"'Night, you sexy redhead."
forgiveness, accident, delicate
Draco/Ron (Three words night, challenge by goseaward)
"I've come to beg your forgiveness," said Draco.
"Why?" said Ron.
"Because it was an accident."
"No, I mean, why should I forgive you?"
Draco thought. "Because it was an accident," he repeated, stressing the
first word just a bit differently.
"And I have very delicate feelings. So you should forgive me before I
go and throw myself off the astronomy tower."
"Draco--" Ron shifted in the infirmary bed. "--it is very hard to cast
a furnunculus charm onto someone's bum by accident."
"I know. Very, very hard. I had to practice for weeks before I could
manage it accidentally. Am I forgiven yet?"
"Jesus. You know--"
"Right. Astronomy Tower. Tell my father I never loved him." He turned
Ron caught Draco's sleeve. "Git. Give me a kiss. And don't mess up my
pillows. It still hurts to sit."
Limpid, Apotheosis, Surcease
Snape/Harry (Three words night, challenge by cluegirl)
And so it has come to this.
Two days ago, Potter reached a hand out for his, and used what
was surely his last conscious act to curl his fingers about Snape's.
Snape has not moved his hand in those two days. None have tried to make
him do so.
He sees the remainder of his own days stretching out before
him: untroubled, limpid. No one to disturb their neat order. No one to
make a beloved nuisance of himself within that calendar.
No boy less than half his age climbing in and out of his bed, his
rooms, his life.
Such a hideous apotheosis is not to be borne.
He watches Potter's chest rise and fall in breaths that come with ever
more space between them.
Snape waits, not for death, it seems, but mere...surcease.
For both of them.
Must you betray me with a kiss?
Harry, Lucius (Slavefic night, challenge by gmth)
The last element of the ritual remains. It is not the hardest one for
Harry to complete, but it is hard, so hard, all the same.
There might have been some saving grace if the ritual was not
truly completed until consummation, privately. But that is not the
ritual's end; that is the celebration after.
Celebration for one interested party, that is. Harry is nearly
stuporous with dreading it.
Lucius waits, and he knows what for. For his consent. And
Lucius Malfoy will not take a mere lack of resistance as consent, Harry
A small eternity passes, and Harry lifts his chin. His mouth.
It is enough for Lucius Malfoy. His mouth descends against Harry's, and
the kiss is the gentlest of caresses.
It is enough for the ritual.
Harry closes his eyes and thinks only of the lives he has saved, as the
officiant declares Harry's new status.
It's the end of the world as we know it
Snape/Harry (Slavefic night, challenge by cluegirl)
"You can get up."
The kneeling, naked figure does not look up. Didn't look up when the
door was thrown open.
"It's over. You're free to go."
Still Potter does not move.
Snape glowers. No, it could hardly be that simple. Not after months
upon months in service to Voldemort.
Hating this duty, he crouches down before Potter. The boy's
long hair hangs down into his eyes, hiding them. "Potter. Voldemort's
dead. You're no longer a slave."
Not a movement.
Snape is so far from being the right person for this, and he knows it.
How long will it take for Potter to make the transition?
"I'm going to apparate you to my home. Wait for me there."
This, Potter nods to. A command, of course.
Later, when Dumbledore and the bloody werewolf arrive: "No, I haven't
found him yet."
Snape's not one to ignore an opportunity.
Like father, like son
James/Voldemort (Slavefic night, challenge by gmth
Voldemort turns to his still-young, still-beautiful black-haired slave.
"Why, I have not heard you beg for many a year, loveling." His
fingers are affectionate under James's chin. "This must be of great
importance to you."
James ducks his head, glitter-lashed eyelids descending in his
contrition. He does not repeat the plea. Knows better.
"What will you give me, pet, if I do not make a gift of your
whelp to my Death Eaters? They deserve reward, you know. Expect it."
James shakes his head infintesimally. "My lord, I've...nothing left."
"Ah, you remember that. Very good. You've nothing left because
I owned you from the moment you bargained yourself for your brat's
life. But I...might be merciful."
The fingers move to his cheek.
"I shall not make him my Death Eaters' slave." Voldemort's
smile deepens. "I shall make him yours, instead. And you will use him
quite, quite thoroughly, beloved."
Don't ask, don't tell
Harry/Sirius (Slavefic night, challenge by gmth)
"Handsome animal you have there, son. May I pet him?"
"Yes, he likes that. Stay, Padfoot." The boy's fingers tighten on the
leash, just below the collar.
Later, in the privacy of their rooms, the dog transforms, and
Sirius rubs his neck, mouth set. "I want this thing off. Dammit,
Harry doesn't look up. "Stop asking me, Sirius. You know it's not
"Fu--to hell with wise." The self-censor comes quickly; Harry doesn't
like language. "Just for a few hours."
Harry patiently repeats the familiar litany. "The collar
prevents you from being tracked, whether you're in your animagus form
or not. It's for our own good."
"Besides, you know I'd never abuse its other properties. Why
don't you go into the bedroom? And take off your clothes and wait for
me? That'll distract us."
Sirius goes, before Harry can phrase it as other than a request.
No deposit, no return
Harry, Draco (Rentboys night, challenge by gmth)
In the light from the window, Draco strips off the tiny
t-shirt, revealing pale skin, and the occasional bruise and suck mark,
and one nipple piercing.
Harry's throat is dry.
But Malfoy's expression isn't right.
Malfoy should be looking at him with hate, resentment. Doesn't
Harry have the power, now? Haven't fifty galleons downstairs guaranteed
Instead, the little fucker is grinning.
"How's Granger, Potter?"
Blood surges in his ears. "Shut up."
"How about the Weasel?"
"Shut the fuck up!"
Why, why are his words deflating Harry's erection? Why is his
gut curdling, why aren't Draco's taunts about what he's lost making him
even harder, more desperate to slam eager hot flesh into that
pretty-boy arse and make him whimper, beg for mercy, for forgiveness...
Draco doesn't even have his trousers off when Harry turns to the
door."Keep the fucking money."
That goddamn smirk. "Believe me, I will."
The way you look tonight
Neville, anyone (Rentboys night, challenge by TenTen)
"The one over there." He should never, never have agreed to do
this. He's no good at this. His voice is about to break; if he takes
his hands from his pockets they'll see them shaking. He's going to fuck
it all up.
"That one? A bit old for you, I'd think."
"No, I...I like them--"
"Ah, bit of a father fixation, have we. Well, you're the customer.
Fourth room on the second floor."
Neville's hands are really shaking now, but he gets his choice
upstairs to the designated room, and manages to get the vial out of his
pocket without dropping it.
Because he's been charmed to obey, his dead-eyed choice does.
Somehow, when the spells fall from Remus Lupin's eyes and
memory and will, and dawning shock replaces them, Neville finds his
voice and hands are steady.
"Professor Lupin? I've come to rescue you, sir."
You can leave your hat on
Harry/Dudley (Rentboys night, challenge by nimori)
"It is NOT gay."
"Dudley--" Harry said, releasing his mouthful for just that
long--"there's dick involved. What we are doing definitely meets the
definition of gay." He took his stocky cousin's pulsing penis back into
"It's NOT. We're just experimenting. I read all about it. It's not gay
if you're in prison."
"Er OTT." This was "we're not" said around cock, but Dudley seemed to
have no problem interpreting.
"And not if it's for drugs."
Harry gave up. "Me not telling Aunt Petunia that you're palming your
Ritalin does not count. There are no drugs involved."
"And it doesn't count if it's for pay."
"Where did you hear THAT one? That makes no bloody sense at all."
"So I'm giving you one-tenth of my pocket money for this week."
"Fine. Whatever. Can we finish experimenting, o straight boy of all the
"Hell, yes. Keep sucking."
Ron/? (Surprise endings night, challenge by cursive)
"Ron, she's seventeen. She's allowed--"
"Shut up, Harry, just shut up."
It's the low, even tones that scare Harry. Ron's angry--oh, is he
angry. But he shouldn't be so...composed.
He'd thought Ron would be happy he and Ginny found each other
after all those messy juvenile crushes. His sister and his best friend;
why shouldn't that be all right?
And he thinks.
Ron's irritation with every girl Harry'd dated.
Ron's easy affection with him and no other.
Did he miss it all this time?
"Ron--is there...something I should know?"
It's his calmness that makes Harry miss what's coming. The fist to his
Harry's on the floor, trying not to vomit, and realizes he was
You don't have that reaction unless you're in love with one of the
And Ron wouldn't punch him if he was in love with him.
To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great
Lucius/? (Surprise endings night, challenge by _hannelore)
(A/N: This one is 156 words. Here's what happened. I wrote it,
and it was 250 words. Two hundred fifty. Yup, the idea had run away
with me. So I cut and cut and cut to try to get it down to 150. I got
to 156. Bah. Now, I could have obeyed the letter of the law, and given
you the 250 word "oh, look, it's...TWO drabbles! Yeah, that's it,"
version, but I think a) the 156 word version is closer to the spirit of
drabbling--see in how few words you can tell that story--and b) I think
it's a better story in this spare version.)
Severus cursed. "Think, man! Swearing fealty to the new order spares
you Azkaban. Voldemort is gone. Your pride is not worth this!"
"Not? How little you know me."
Lucius could not have chosen any words more painful. "I cannot bear to
imagine you imprisoned for life."
"And you shall not have to." Lucius turned, gestured.
Severus's composure was hard to shake, as a rule. But the
sensation of cold/sickness/misery/fear that swept through him as the
Dementor glided forward was enough to drive him back against the wall,
hands clutching at the stones.
And then Lucius stepped between him and the ghastly thing.
He spared Severus one smile over his shoulder--brilliant even
at this moment, and Severus's heart pushed against his ribcage with the
beauty of it.
And Lucius turned back to the Dementor, opened his arms wide, and said,
"Come to me, dear creature. Death is..."
The rest was lost in the kiss.
What color is the sky in your world?
Sirius, James (Under the Influence night, challenge by gmth)
"Prongs, look at the sky."
"...Wha' 'bout it?"
"You are shooooo drunk."
"So are you. Kiss me. Right here, under the stars."
"Bloody shtupid romantic."
James rolled to his belly, which was close enough to Sirius to
catch him underneath, and began to kiss him with enthusiasm, despite
his lack of skill, diminished by a quantity of at least two dozen
butterbeers--both young men had lost count.
A shadow fell across them.
"Inebriated again, Mr. Potter, Mr. Black. Twenty-five points
from Gryffindor. Each." Professor McGonagall ran an exasperated hand
through her unbound hair. "Next time, will you have the smallest
modicum of tact and do this outside on the grounds, instead of on the
floor of the Great Hall? I am so very tired of losing the house cup to
What you see is what you get
Remus/Bill (Under the Influence night, challenge by nimori)
No response. Remus swallows, tries again. Louder. "Bill."
"Mn. Whu'...What time 'zit?"
Time to hope this room has a private floo, thinks Remus, but
doesn't say it. Just because he was too drunk to remember last night
doesn't mean Bill wasn't.
"Eleven? No! Bugger." Bill hitches up on his elbows, but makes no other
move to get up. "Have you been awake long?"
"Well. I don't suppose you'll forgive a man for leaping out of
bed so quickly, but there's a matter of a piss that needs to be taken.
You won't mind if I come right back here and we pick up where we left
off, do you?" Bill's smile is as winning as ever. "I'm so late for
work, I might as well call in sick."
Remus watches as Bill rises, crosses the room. Oh, my.
Well. Might as well remember it, after all.
the morning after the night before
Snape/Harry (Under the Influence night, challenge by snitchnip_chill)
Take this, Snape said, and it will enhance the pleasure.
And Harry had taken it, all trust.
It certainly had made him feel different in his own skin, but
he wasn't sure it had enhanced anything. Though Snape certainly seemed
Well. Harry would have to ask him what it was later.
Snape was asleep like the dead, as he always was within minutes after
orgasm. Harry was having a harder time doing so; it seemed to be the
aftertaste of the potion. He got up to go brush his teeth again.
He almost didn't notice what the mirror had to show him.
Black hair. Glasses.
"Oh, you sick FUCK," Harry whispered.
Remus/Sirius (Passover night, challenge by dragon_light)
One year since the Department of Mysteries.
Remus cannot be bothered to set a meal on the table. He
reclines upon the couch and gets down enough food to keep up his
strength, but there is no savor to what he eats. Everything is flat,
and bitter, and flavored with the overspill of tears.
Why should this night be different from all other nights?
He drinks too much wine, also as usual. Later, he thinks he hears a
sound at the door but finds no one there when he opens it.
When he returns, Remus decides to pretend that the level in his glass
has gone down just a bit.
Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Harry/Snape (Passover night, challenge by cluegirl)
(A/N: Okay, I admit it; this one was a stretch to make fit the
challenge sentence, but I saw "Harry/Snape" and thought "Passover" and
I completely could not stop this idea. You'll either get it or you'll
"Why on earth did you drink it?"
"Because I thought it was WATER!" Harry was still gagging.
"Who--hccck!--the hell keeps a cup of blood on
"I warned you when you suggested we move in together that I
often left my projects lying about, and you said it didn't matter,
"What the fuck was I thinking. AND you never wash your hair, it's no
wonder you gave me lice..."
"We live in a school." Severus's voice was so patient Harry
wanted to shriek. "Lice are a common hazard. It has nothing to do with
"Screw you. I'll be in the bathroom." Harry weaved his way
past three more of Snape's projects--the skeleton of some
unidentifiable creature, a pile of grasshopper legs, and a bowl of live
anthrax--plus a text on furnunculus hexes, as he went. And just to add
insult to injury, he almost tripped over Trevor, right in front of the
bathroom door, on one of his run-from-Neville excursions again.
The bathroom was pitch-dark. "Lumos." Nothing happened.
What the hell was that noise on the roof? Hail? In summer?
Harry suddenly froze.
No. No way...
The splotchy red writing over the door last night that Harry had
thought some prankster's graffiti...had been in Snape's handwriting.
And Harry had wiped it off before he'd come in last night.
Severus hadn't had any older siblings either, was Harry's very last
Big things come in small packages
Snape/Lucius (Misc night, challenge by gmth)
(A/N: I'm really sorry for this one--the punchline is apparently
understood in my own head and not in many others. But it was 15 minutes
and 145 words, and, hey, they can't all be gems. Apologies for its
"I shall tear you limb from limb, and each limb will take a week to
separate from your torso, Severus. Where. Is. My. Son?"
Snape rose from the bed, lost in something like wonder at the thought
that no act of copulation had ever, ever been so satisfying.
He would have to be careful not to grow addicted to the circumstances.
He stretched, not caring how affected it looked. "Now, now,
Lucius. You kept your part of the bargain, I'll keep mine." Taking his
discarded robes from the floor, he searched until he found the pocket.
"Ah." The matchbox lay on the flat of his hand as he extended it to
Lucius with a smile.
"You utter shit. You had him with you all the time."
"But of course. It seemed prudent."
"I assume engorgio will unshrink him, you bastard?"
Snape's smile grew wider. "Unshrink?"
Bill/Harry (Misc night, challenge by nimori)
No promises, Bill had said, and Harry had echoed it. It was the
sort of thing you said before you fell into bed with another bloke.
But somewhere between Got condoms, have you? and Not crushing you, am
I? come the moments you can't help.
The moments when he puts his face against the back of your neck
and inhales in a way that tells you he's smelling your hair, and likes
it. When his fingers trace your ribs, and you start and he laughs and
he murmurs something about you being awfully ticklish. When he tongues
you open, saying that he wants to make sure you're going to be ready.
No, no promises. Including a lack of a promise that Harry wouldn't fall
Words were like spells, in a way. Harry thinks they should have been
Remember when I lit the fire
Harry/Sirius (Misc night, challenge by blackdracaena)
(A/N: And this one exploded, with way too many words. Oh, well.)
Harry slid down in the bed so that he could push against Sirius's
chest. He loved to hear Sirius tell it over. "Go on."
"Your mother's put you down for the night, and you start to
cry; we can hear it downstairs. And I say I'll go; what's a godfather
good for, right? And before Lil--your mum can make some crack, I'm off
up the stairs, but you've stopped crying already; there's no sound. But
then I hear you make this gurgle, and you sound happy, so I go on in
anyway and here's the thing: the candles on the table are lit. And your
mum never would leave candles burning in your room, and she comes in
right behind me and wants to know why I'VE lit candles, and I say I
bloody haven't, and that was the moment that we realized you were
scared of the dark. And that you were going to be one hell of a wizard,
Harry." He kissed the top of the adult Harry's head. "And that I was
never going to love anyone like I loved you."
"You still tease me about being scared of the dark, though!"
"Sure. Now that you're older, I expect you could stop the sun from
setting, given the proper motivation, see."
"Very funny," said Harry, lighting the candle across the room without
even a gesture.
"Get this thing off me!"
Snape/Harry (Misc night, challenge by venivincere)
"Get this thing off of me."
"That thing, as you call it--" Harry's tone was crisp, belying
three days of exhausted vigil by Snape's deathly sick bedside--"is
probably the only reason you're breathing right now. Pomfrey made that
poultice up, and you're to keep it on your chest another day."
"It smells disgusting. God help me, I smell disgusting. I want
"She doesn't want you getting out of bed right now. I'd be glad to help
you with a sponge bath."
"It's not like you've got anything I haven't seen," Harry said,
trying to work up a leer, instead of sounding soothing. Snape was going
to blow up over soothing.
He blew up anyway. "I don't need your bloody help!" The
waterglass he seized and threw at the wall narrowly missed Hermione,
She "eep!"-ed, then, calmer, asked, "How is he doing?"
"Better," smiled Harry.
I will stare into the sun until its light doesn't blind me
Harry/Lucius (Misc night, challenge by cluegirl)
Lucius lights another Gauloise and listens to the quiet breathing in
the cell behind him.
Lucius inhales, holds the smoke. Exhales. "What do you want,
Potter?" His lip curls in the same way the smoke does, though the
prisoner cannot see him smile. "Surely not light to read by."
Weeks ago, that would have earned him a fuck you from the boy
(and a what, again? If you insist from him). This time, there
is only a thin chuckle.
Lucius turns to gaze into the cell, curious.
Potter has those sightless eyes turned in his direction, and he is
"You ever hear how if you remove one of a man's senses, the others will
grow in response?"
His sneer deepens. "Foolish mythology."
"Then explain this to your boss, Malfoy."
Later, it will be confirmed that the anti-apparation wards did not
thinking is over-rated
Sirius/Ron (Misc night, challenge by cursive)
Twelve Grimmauld Place is not nearly so dreadful when you're sharing it
with your godson.
And he's sharing it with all of his friends that drop by. Ron,
in particular, is over nearly every day, now that school's done. Sirius
likes Ron. He's a wellspring of simple joyous energy, and Harry needs
that. And so does Sirius.
Ron comes to see Harry, and they go off to play Quidditch.
Ron comes to see Harry, and they stay in and drink butterbeer.
Ron comes to see Harry, and he isn't in, one day.
"He had an interview, " says Sirius. "Sorry, I thought--"
"--that I knew? I did," says Ron. "I came to see you. You don't mind,
"Me?" It sounds so foolishly forlorn. Sirius repeats: "I thought--"
"Thinking is overrated," says Ron, and his grin is wicked as he puts
his hand on Sirius's thigh.
Not inside the castle
Snape/Hagrid (Misc night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"Hagrid, my friend, I do not begrudge you your hobbies, but,
please--not inside the castle, eh?"
"Hm? Oh, no, Headmaster! 'S not for me this time. This is that little
plan I told ya about."
"Little pl--oh. Oh, my. Really. When you said you'd get him a gift, I
had no idea..."
"Ah, Headmaster. The boy's got no friends tha' I c'n see--I thought it
might make him smile."
"Look at the lad. Don't you think he'd be happy with somethin' that
special, for a change?"
"...Oh, very well."
Severus Snape was the only student at Hogwarts with a baby kelpie for a
Nothing to write home about
Sirius/Snape (Bondage night, challenge by nimori)
Hello mum, I
"Call me 'Daddy,' you little weasel--"
have made some friends here at Hogwarts
"--oh, yeah, you love being on your knees in front of me."
and am getting plenty to eat
"Open your mouth and take it, you eager little cocksucker."
but I miss you.
"Precious little mama's boy, with skin like that. Let's see how it
You were right--the Blacks are the family to get to know.
"...love fucking your tight arse after I've whipped you."
Sirius Black is particularly capable.
"...going to see how long you can stay in those ropes. And stop
Sorry this is so short
"Fuck, you're ready to shoot already, aren't you, Snivellus?"
but I really don't have any other news.
"Let me hear you beg me for it again. Same old song with you."
"Same time tomorrow. You're all right, kid, y'know that?"
I don't want the world, I just want your half
Harry/Lucius (Bondage night, challenge by marksykins)
He has tried pleading. He has tried sweet, placid agreement. He has
even called Lucius sir and master and my lord,
even though Lucius never told him to do so.
None of it makes any difference.
Lucius does seem to enjoy his tears, so Harry allows those to
flow unchecked. But he never tries to fake those. Lucius caught him out
at that the first time and it was a very bad night.
On the good nights, only the first toybox is depleted, Lucius
is free with his kisses, and Harry even gets to come. Harry thinks he
has to be doing something right, because there are more good nights
than bad, these days.
And thinks he's beginning to understand what it is Lucius does want.
Lucius doesn't want to rule the world. Voldemort wants that.
Lucius just wants to rule the small piece of it known as Harry Potter.
"For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds / Lilies that
fester smell far worse than weeds." Sonnet 94
Snape/Lucius (Shakespearean sonnets night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"They took Draco's birth."
"A lot of blood and pain, my dear. Narcissa looked like absolute hell."
"They took the night I received my Mark."
"Did they? That was a happy memory for you? Merlin, Lucius, I
was sweating pure lead at my induction. Threw up before and after.
Well. You were always made of stronger stuff than I."
"They took the fifth of June, 1973."
Severus stops massaging Lucius's hand.
Then he resumes. "Ah. Well. I was inexperienced and pathetic. Squealed
like a girl. I should be glad you've f-forgotten--"
The stumble has betrayed him. He doesn't bother to complete the
Instead, Severus brings his face close.
"Lucius. Try and think of it as--as spring cleaning. Now we can make
new memories to replace the old."
They kiss as though they can make themselves believe it.
"My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"
Snape/Harry (Shakespearean sonnets night, challenge by venivincere)
(A/N: Of course, Cybele's already done the definitive take on
this one in "The Challenge." But I decided to give it a go anyway.)
"'If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head...' Heh. I think I'm
starting to understand what the Bard was on about."
"What--ah. Harry. Where...where did you find that?"
"On your top shelf. Hermione wanted me to find a volume of Shakespeare
for her, and I remembered I'd seen one in your rooms."
"Harry. That's a rather rare and...unusual edition of the First Folio.
Wasn't actually published. I should like it if you'd return--"
"Oh, but I have to finish this sonnet. Sounds just like me and
you, Severus. Listen to the end. 'And yet, by heaven, my love clad in
black crepe/ Far fairer than any silk-dressed flower, is my...SNAPE???'
What. The. FUCK???"
"Oh, for... Minerva's not the only one with Time-Turner
access, you know! Give me that back. I convinced Will to change that
"My glass shall not persuade me I am old, So long as youth and
thou are of one date"
Dumbledore/anybody (Shakespearean sonnets night, challenge by isiscolo)
"Staff meeting tonight, Albus?"
"Yes, my dear. Though I'm more interested in knowing if you'll come to
a later rendezvous."
"Y'are a wicked creature. Though none who hear you speak would know.
"The password is 'Caramel Sundae.'"
"Of course it is. You just want to give me ideas."
"Of course I do. And...you will wear the skirt, won't you?"
"Really, Albus! My knees are no thing of beauty, any longer! I
can't understand why on earth you'd have me in my Gryffindor girl's
uniform so often."
"You are my delicate May Blossom, Minerva. Always."
"Never compare a Scotswoman to Victoria. I'd much prefer to be a
"My prickly nymphet. You'll come?"
"I suppose that depends on your stamina, doesn't it?"
"And you call me wicked, dearest Min."
Harry, Sirius (Alternate realities night, challenge by gmth)
"Time for us to ride into the sunset, pardner."
"Christ. You're never going to get the hang of this, are you?"
"Don't say 'hang.' I can still feel that noose around my neck."
"That's why they call me 'Quick-Draw Potter.' Can shoot a rope in two
at two hundred paces."
"I still think 'Fast Gun Harry' was a better name. Considering last
"Hey! I'm only seventeen, you know!"
"I know, I know. What you lack in endurance you make up for in
renewal. Me, I get to make up lines about being hung, and how those
rumors are not exaggerated."
"That's 'hanged,' you clot. Hey, how come your words aren't matching
the movements of your lips?"
"Just trying to get the hang of the genre. Call me Sirioso Blackorini
from now on."
"You're learning, pardner, you're learning."
Bill, Lucius (Alternate realities night, challenge by nimori)
"Yes, Second Prophet?"
"I am told our stores of natron run perilously low."
"Have no fear, Second Prophet. Great Amun will provide for us."
The Second Prophet of the temple raised his coppery eyebrows so
high they appeared they might crest over his shaven skull. "First
Prophet, faith in the god over all is one thing, but if we lack natron,
there will be no way to preserve the thousand souls--including
ours--that must be interred with Pharaoh when he dies! And he lies at
the door of the very underworld as we speak!"
"Yes." First Prophet smiled. "Perhaps Amun is telling us he
disapproves of the tradition. So many lost souls when a Pharaoh dies,
don't you think?"
First Prophet's sacred incarnation of Apep had slid from his wrist and
come to coil about Second Prophet's ankle.
"Tell me you agree, my brother."
Voldemort, Snape (Alternate realities night, challenge by gmth)
The green-eyed red-head was causing all the blood to rush to his groin
just by breathing. "Potter. James Potter."
"Well, Mr. Potter--" she licked her lips--"I've nothing to do with
Voldemort. Or his Death Eaters."
James's attention to his wand in his breast pocket was rapidly
being supplanted by attention to his other wand. "I suspect, Miss
Evans, that only a careful search of your person will convince me of
His last words. Green light ripped into him from behind.
"Well," said Voldemort, stepping out from the shadows, "you
were right, Severus. Seems a pretty face--or arse--was all we needed to
"Bugger." Snape nudged the equally dead Miss Evans with a toe. "Caught
her in the cross fire."
"Pity." Voldemort petted the snake in his arms, then frowned down at
her. "Why can't you be furry like a pussy cat?"
The Buccaneer's Curse
Snape/Harry (Alternate realities night, challenge by snapetoy)
"You wished to see me, Cap'n?" piped the childish voice.
"Aye." Captain Snape removed his hat, revealing black locks to
which the sun had been none too kind. Well, his cabin boy's was no less
He couldn't wait to get it out of that absurd bandanna. Watch it
cascade down. He knew the little chit wouldn't have cut it.
"I fancy we should stop playing games. Don't you agree, Harry?"
His cabin boy blinked at him. Delightful. He fingered his dirk
"None of that innocent bilgewater with me, me lad! Or isn't
that accurate either, hmm? Thought you could sneak aboard by disguising
yourself as a boy, didn't you, Harry? Or is it--Harriet!"
One swift flick with his dirk, a hiss of tearing fabric--and all was
Beginning with his vast error.
"Um, Professor Snape?" His cabin boy--yes, boy--was vainly trying to
hold together cut shirt and trousers. "I think you must have signed up
for the 'A Pirate's Heart' adventure. Me, I asked to have 'The
Buccaneer's Curse' one. Think they just consolidated the two to save
"Oh, for fuck's sake." Snape turned to face the wall and screamed,
"Which one is poison?"
Snape/Harry (Dialogue night, challenge by goseaward)
Severus turned to look at his unwanted, but unavoidable (blast
Albus) houseguest. Couldn't the boy leave him in peace for even one
"The, um...the...sweet almond oil, or the bitter. Which one is poison?"
Severus blinked. "The--neither one, you dunderhead. You think I would
keep poisonous ingredients in my larder?"
"Oh. I thought--"
"Yes, you thought. Next time try reading your texts. Try remembering
what is in them. Honestly, Potter."
It wasn't until ten minutes later that Severus thought to wonder why
Potter wanted to know.
The bottle of sweet was gone. Potter wasn't in the larder. Or in the
study, or the bath, or in his guestroom.
That left Severus's room.
"Potter, what on earth--FUCK!"
The brat hadn't even locked the bloody door.
The almond smell permeated the room, and Potter's body glistened.
"I was sort of hoping you'd help me test it."
"You couldn't be more wrong."
Harry/Draco (Dialogue night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"Stop picking at that."
"Shut up, Potter. When did you become my designated bed-sitter,
anyway? I don't remember asking for you. And if I did remember asking
for you, I'd be screaming for a fucking memory wipe."
"Pomfrey's not about to supply that. Stop picking, I said."
"My good looks are ruined."
"You had a burn above your left eyebrow. It's nothing. You'll probably
look bloody dashing."
"Ha. Your scar's never made you look anything but a right git."
"My, you're feeling better."
"I'm alive, which is more than I should be. I still don't know who sent
the warning that it was a Ministry raid."
"Someone in Gryffindor."
"Who fancies you."
"Now I really know you're lying."
"Figures that Granger couldn't resist my charms after all."
"You couldn't be more wrong."
The kiss was the second thing to take Draco Malfoy by surprise that
"You have to look a little closer."
Remus/Bill (Dialogue night, challenge by isiscolo)
"What do you think of the house?"
Remus stood in the middle of the study, hands spread
helplessly. "Bill, it's--it's lovely. Wonderful. But you can't really
want me to move in here with you."
"Said I do, don't I? Y'seen the bookcase behind you?"
Remus looked. "It's quite an assortment of texts, yes."
"You have to look a little closer." Bill stepped up to the
bookcase, and pulled a red-jacketed volume--seemingly at random--from
The bookcase slid back with a soft click.
Remus stared. Then stared at Bill.
"Leads to a sub-basement. One that's very big. Padded. No need
for a cage." Bill ducked his head as though embarrassed. "Screw Snape
and his price for Wolfsbane."
"best served cold"
Draco/Ron (Dialogue night, challenge by goseaward)
Ron stared as Draco poured tea for both of them, an absurd flowered
mitt protecting his hand from the china pot. "Sugar?"
"You gonna ask me if I want arsenic next?"
"Shut up, Weasley. I've been told to make nice with you, so you
will shut up and drink my tea. I'll even swap you fucking teacups if
you want." Draco lifted the glass cover off a dish. "And you're going
to eat my blancmange."
Ron spat tea involuntarily. "Do you have any idea how wrong that
"Get your mind out of the gutter. I'm not the least bit interested in
"I never said--! Christ, accuse me about MY mind...!"
Draco slammed down the cover. "Stop fucking talking and eat it before
it runs. Blancmange is a dish best served cold."
"I think you're mixing your quotations."
The blancmange was delicious, actually.
Harry/Lucius (Fetishes night, challenge by cluegirl)
The first night, Lucius throws off his captive's expectations
by combing the snarls out of his hair, tangled during his abduction. He
continues the combing until Potter cannot sustain his terror, and falls
into exhausted sleep.
The next night Potter has no idea why Lucius has taken his
clothing and is binding him into this lace-bedecked construction of
whalebone and satin. He thinks it's for humiliation purposes. He learns
otherwise, as Lucius pulls the laces tighter, and tighter, until he is
gasping, until he is begging for them to be released, until they are so
tight Potter cannot even beg. Lucius never lets him lose consciousness,
Lucius does not allow Potter food until the next night, by
which time Potter is too hungry to resist when Lucius requires him to
take each bite from Lucius's fingers, with his mouth. Lucius feeds him
wedges of apple--Braeburn, Fuji, Royal Gala--and nothing else.
The fruit is drugged. Potter later wakes from his slumber in a
sealed coffin no wider than his hips and shoulders. The coffin is
spelled to hold all the air he needs, but he is not to know that.
Lucius smiles to hear the muffled screams and thuds that reoccur at
less frequent intervals during the day, and night.
Tomorrow they'll start on another fairy tale.
Snape/surprise partner (Fetishes night, challenge by nimori)
Severus's eyes snapped open--showing him only beige-painted bathroom
stall, naturally. Something was very wrong here.
He wasn't about to pull away and actually look at the cock that
was presently tonsils-deep in his mouth. That would create suspicion.
But he knew this one. Knew the way the ridged corona nudged
the back of his soft palate just so, knew the way the foreskin rolled
back like an eager window shade.
Knew it because it had already been in his mouth once tonight.
He'd done enough Fourth Saturdays to be certain of that...not to
mention the UNofficial Sunday mornings with that same Fifth-year
So there was no reason for Lucius to be taking Secondsies on Fourth
The longest blowjob he'd ever given also turned out to be the most
When the polyjuice wore off, the Slytherin upperclassmen gave Sirius
Black the beating of his life.
erotic mind control
Harry/Snape (Fetishes night, challenge by gmth)
He wants to push his way into that wrinkled pucker between
Potter's spread cheeks. Grease him up with the nearest thing at hand
and pummel away at the boy until his world goes black and red at the
edges. Barring that, he also wants to shove Potter to his knees, force
open that young red mouth and use it as a receptacle--for his cock, for
his spunk, for his piss, he doesn't care. All of it.
But Snape cannot let Potter leave his classroom with the burn
of cock up his arse. Does not know what excuse he would give, what
concoction he would force on the boy, to mask the taste of musk and
sperm and urine. And cleansing charms are not always reliable.
Which is why he commands this simple strip-and-display from
Potter instead, during their sessions. Focuses on the flat fawn-colored
nipples that he makes Potter finger. The pubescent cock that sometimes
hardens and sometimes does not. The gently swinging sac of the boy's
balls that he can see best when Potter turns and bends with his legs
spread. The rosy arsehole that constricts for him as Potter digs his
fingers into his buttocks and wrenches them apart.
It's not enough. It's never enough.
Snape is on his knees when he comes, and his semen wets at least three
flagstones when he does.
And if Potter notices the smell in the room when he is clothed
again and set free of the spell, at least he does not carry it on him,
and will forget about it soon after leaving.
cock and ball torture
Sirius/Twins (Fetishes night, challenge by nimori)
"How many hours has it been for him, Fred, eight?"
They had warned him. Remus, Snape, Tonks, Bill, Moody.
Don't get involved with Fred and George.
"Wishful thinking, George. Can't be more than six."
Sirius had heard. But he'd thought the warning was for the twins'
"Bet he never thought this could happen outside of a Priapus
"Doubt it, doubt it. Still with us, Sirius?"
What George tweaked to get his attention brought yet another
useless scream from his agonized throat. Useless because the gag was
muffling any pleas, and because the twins weren't paying the least bit
of attention to any of them.
"I think there's room here for a few more of those enchanted scarabs.
What do you say?"
"George, there isn't a visible bit of skin left on his balls anywhere."
"I wasn't thinking there." George fingered Sirius's raw but
Japan, and a portkey
Snape/Lucius (Travel night, challenge by cluegirl)
"Such a short season, the cherry blossoms have."
Severus paused on the bridge, looking down. The blossom-strewn water
surface almost hid the swimming carp below.
"But I prefer it when they have begun to fall. Many a poet has
been inspired by their snow-like appearance. I'm sure you can see why."
He descended the curvature of the bridge. The red was easy to follow in
all that white.
"I doubt you are pleased it ended this way. But try to
appreciate the care I chose for your resting spot, yes? Despite my
poorer upbringing, Lucius, I have as much taste as you."
As the cherry blossoms continued to descend, speckling the
corpse most elegantly, Severus resheathed the blood-wet sword. The
handle of the shorter shoto blade at his waist, hitherto
untouched, settled neatly against his palm as he bowed...and vanished.
Sirius/Harry (Travel night, challenge by cluegirl)
"When does the murder happen?"
Sirius straightened too quickly once again and hit his head on the
upper bunk. "Ow! Harry, would you please give it a rest? That joke was
old before I purchased the sodding tickets."
Harry bounced on the mattress, as enthusiastically as the low
ceiling above the upper bunk would let him. "But you promised to show
me everything! All the famous landmarks, all the travel forms that're
landmarks themselves. Including the Murder on the Orient Express."
"For Merlin's sake, the Orient Express was famous long before that
bloody-minded old bat got herself a writing hobby!"
"You think Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot were doing it? I always
"That's it! Get down here or I'm coming up there."
Harry overbalanced and ended up falling from his perch, Sirius under
"Oops. Sorry. So, is there going to be a murder?"
Snape/Harry (Travel night, challenge by venivincere)
"I told you there were advantages to flying carpets that
broomsticks simply did not have," Snape said, or at least, that was
what Harry suspected Snape was trying to say, because when one's most
hated professor's complete-and-utter-bastard act started to get sexy as
you got older and he in turn began to notice that his sneering
pronouncements were making his most difficult student squirm in a very
different kind of way and they found on one detention-scheduled night
exactly where that kind of thing could lead and they began looking for
opportunities to get away from Hogwarts Castle so that their
not-entirely-sanctioned trysts could continue and then Severus had
and Harry was presently on his knees gripping the carpet and feeling
the wind buffet his naked body and Severus had his tongue buried deep
in Harry's arsehole...well, sometimes you just had to get certain
things from context, right?
The flavor of morning
Harry/Sirius (Structures night, challenge by sparrohawk)
Sirius has given Harry all the water in the pail, and his fever
still won't break, and the scrap of cloth that was Sirius's shirt
doesn't have enough dampness left in it to sponge anything. Not Harry's
fevered face, not the wound in Harry's thigh with its now-sweetish
smell, not the ugly red streaks starting to spread into his groin and
He bangs on the cell bars for nearly an hour at a time, using the empty
pail. Yelling. Pleading.
No one comes.
Five days later, a host of dead Death Eaters in his wake, Dumbledore
Sirius's presence, draped over the corpse, lips pressed to Harry's
forehead, has kept the rats at bay.
Too blinded by tears to be sickened, Dumbledore brings Sirius
out of the dungeon cell, and takes him to face the impossible, hateful
Every force evolves a form.
Snape/Sirius (Structures night, challenge by cluegirl)
"You cannot possibly sit down."
"Why not?" Sirius shrugged as he did exactly that, plopping
himself down onto the floor of the dodecahedron. "Our wands aren't
having any effect on the walls of this thing. Might as well get
comfortable and wait for rescue."
"You cannot 'get comfortable' in this thing, Black! We've got
a pentagonal space one-twelfth of the surface structure to stand upon
in here. If you sit I can't--you'll be--"
"Touching you?" Sirius leered.
"Yes! A fucking pox on all Death Eaters who can count beyond
three. A triangular pyramid trap would have accomplished the same thing
and given us more standing room."
Sirius appeared to consider this. "But standing in a
triangular pyramid, our heads would be awfully close together, wouldn't
"You--! That's not what I--!"
Sirius snagged his robe and pulled him sprawling. "Shut up and give us
The beauty is that everything changes
Harry/Ron (Structures night, challenge by cluegirl)
"Your mum expects to see you under that, one day," said Harry in a
quiet moment, looking at the gazebo.
"Yeah, well. 'Spect she thought I'd be under it before Ginny."
Digging his hands deep into the pockets of his formal attendant's
robes, Ron turned to look at his sister. He'd never seen a girl look
more beautiful, in those white bridal robes of hers. From the way her
groom's besotted smile never wavered, neither had Neville, apparently.
"Maybe--" Harry wasn't speaking loudly, but none of the guests
were near--"Maybe another night we come out here. Just by ourselves.
Your mum doesn't need to know."
Ron snorted. "For what? A private ceremony, or just a good al fresco
"Bit of both, maybe."
"You're an absolute nutter, you know." But Ron's smile said he didn't
think it was a bad idea at all.
You've got everything now
Snape/Draco (Structures night, challenge by cursive)
"Very nice," said Snape, making a show of studying the Malfoy
Manor entryway with his hand under his chin. "Of course, the front door
will have to go. That crest. I might paint the whole door magenta,
Lucius wheezed. Poor Lucius. Azkaban really had been hell on the man's
lungs, hadn't it?
"You...!" Narcissa was ready to say more, but her husband's hand
gripped her arm. "Not. Another. Word," Lucius snarled.
Draco, however, had words. "I always knew you were a bastard,
Snape, but this tops everything. The ministry said we could stay if you
agreed! You didn't have to throw us out!"
Snape smiled. "'Us'? Dear boy, you are not going. In fact, I
insisted you stay."
"Of course. The ministry terms guaranteed me a concubine.
Lucius, Narcissa, you've overstayed your welcome. Good-bye. Tweezle,
please show Draco the outfit he'll be wearing. With the corset."
You heard that rumor where?
Snape/Black (Animals night, challenge by me)
"...thought I was a virgin?"
"Well...yes. That was the rumor. From your tone, I take it--"
"Not even close."
"House Slytherin was quite the hotbed of action in our school days--"
"Actually, I don't think I want to know."
"Why, Black. So squeamish. A man of your reputation."
"Yes. Um. Well."
"...Oh, you can't mean. No."
"Well, it's like you said. Not all rumors are founded."
"Sirius Black. A virgin. I was your first."
"Stop looking like that, would you?"
"How am I looking?"
"Bloody smug. I don't care that you know, given what's between us now,
but...keep it quiet, eh?"
"As a mouse."
Staring at the Quibbler gossip column two days later, Sirius
fumed that mice must have very loud voices on Snape's planet, and that
he was going to kill the squeaking little cheese eater.
What would I do without you?
Snape/Lucius (Animals night, challenge by cluegirl)
"Sit and drink with me, Severus." Lucius drew the cork with a
wandflick and poured, careful not to let the warmth of his hand
contaminate the goblets as he handed one to his friend. "Chateau
Mephistophe. Eighteen ninety-one. The Dark Lord is generous." Lucius
sipped, savoring the bouquet of pepper and walnut.
"The wine's a gift from Voldemort?"
"He's very pleased with our work falsifying the Ministry
records. It would appear he's willing to forgive the efforts that
effecting our escape cost him. Drink, Severus. For Merlin's sake, you
can't think I'm planning to poison you, of all people."
"The Dark Lord doesn't forgive, Lucius. I don't--"
The glass fell from Lucius's hand as the pain hit him in his throat,
his gut, his groin, his every nerve.
Severus knelt at his side.
"An ignominious end, my friend. You deserved better than to be my
canary in the coalmine."
The devil is in the details.
Harry/Ron (Animals night, challenge by sparrohawk)
"So, can you deal with the headlines?"
"'Boy-Who-Lived in Gay Sex Scandal.' Or shall we just stay in the
closet for the rest of our lives?"
"Ron, it's not a scandal. We're two unattached blokes, remember?
Scandals have to be a bit juicier. Adultery. Threesomes."
"Of course, one of us could agree to transfigure into a girl, instead."
"Oh, yes, that would make things ever so simple. I assume you're
"Well, actually, I was thinking: everyone says you've got your
mother's eyes, you're loads likelier to look better as a girl than I
"Well, it was a suggestion."
"Yeah, not one you were likely to take. You know what they say: a
leopard can't change its spots."
"Since when did you get an animagus form, then?"
"Shut up and get naked. We've got fifteen whole minutes before either
of us has to leave for work."
You get what you pay for.
Fred/George (Misc night, challenge by nimori)
Ron does not understand. He will not let himself understand.
Fred looks at him; George doesn't. "He's our brother."
"Two for one isn't fair." It's all he can think of to say, and
Now they both do look at him. Fred touches Ron's cheek. "They
don't want fair, Ronniekins. They want something worth their trouble."
"That's why we went to make the offer ourselves. Thought they might go
"Malfoy gets both of you? And releases Percy?" The twins nod in unison.
Ron chokes. "Fucker."
"To be honest, we were counting on his greed. Were hoping we wouldn't
be split up."
"Not that much different from the usual, is it, Fred? Just increases
the number of people in our bed by one, really."
A snort. "Sure."
Ron chokes again.
He will find Fudge, who spoke the words hostage exchange aloud
yesterday, and he will kill him.
What will a desperate man do?
Sirius/Lucius (Misc night, challenge by snapetoy)
"You've got to be fucking kidding."
"Not in the least." Lucius stood where he was, prick inches
from the chained man's mouth. "If you refuse, I'm sure I can find
better sport in the adjacent cell."
"There's nothing y--what did you say?"
It amused Lucius, how quickly the sneer was gone from Black's
voice. "No, I didn't think anyone had told you that we'd caught him.
And these walls are stone, and two feet thick--you couldn't have heard
him crying in the night."
To his credit, Black did not ask who. "You're lying."
"He never begs for himself, you know. Only for his godfather's
freedom. Promising us what we'll soon take anyway. Such a tender mouth
he must have. I'm sure it bruises as prettily as the rest of him."
By that point Sirius could no longer say anything. Lucius knew he
wouldn't even need a charm against biting.
I knew the first time I saw you.
Snape/Lucius (Straight boys night, challenge by nimori)
Snape is eleven, and he is a confused, unhappy boy.
He doesn't like girls. But that's all right, because none of
the first-year boys like girls. Girls cause no more sexual inspiration
than do cats or owls, at that age.
And he doesn't like boys either. No story-sharing with age-mates there.
If any boy likes boys he's a freak. End of story.
Snape doesn't like boys.
Just one boy.
It's that blond sixth-year he thinks about when he's trying to be ever
so quiet in his bed at night, when his hand is on that part of
himself and the feelings wash over him in waves, and he feels a little
When Snape is thirteen, he feels his first stirrings for girls.
Finally, finally, he knows he's normal.
He tells himself it has nothing to do with the object of his obsession
having left Hogwarts the year before.
Baby, it's cold outside.
Harry/Sirius (Straight boys night, challenge by gmth)
"Bloody hell, Harry, why didn't you tell me your room wasn't holding
heating charms longer than an hour?"
"Didn't w-want to b-bother you--"
"You're like an icicle. Stay here with me for a few minutes, then I'll
slide out and make myself a bed on the floor."
"D-don't want to kick you out."
"The floor's a better bed than I've had, many a time. You're frozen
"It's--er, bad choice of words there, sorry--I--look, it's nothing to
be embarrassed about, everyone--"
"...going to die right NOW..."
"...look, it DOES happen to everyone, I--I've got most of one
myself, right now--okay, um, VERY bad choice of revelations on my
part--fuck, look, I'm slipping out of bed right now, okay? Taking one
blanket. Good night, Harry."
"D'you...need any help with that, maybe?"
Anything you can do, I can do better.
Harry/Ron (Straight boys night, challenge by florahart)
"Jesus fuck, Harry--"
--his bed curtains were dragged open, and Harry had never seen Ron look
"--it's a bloody SILENCING SPELL, you can produce a goddamn
patronus and you teach the goddamn D.A. and you still can't get one of
--and Ron had shoved Harry over and shoved his way into Harry's bed and
shoved his hand down Harry's pyjama bottoms--
"--and you KNOW that Angelina's got me pegged for extra
practice with her tomorrow at the arsecrack of dawn because I'm still
shite for a Keeper but you, youuuu don't have to be there until the
rest of the team is because you're the fucking Boy Who Finds The Snitch
Like It Was One Of Hagrid's Balls--"
--Ron's hand was doing remarkable things to Harry's own balls
at this moment, while still keeping that amazing squeeze-and-slide
movement on Harry's stiff prick--
"--so youuuu can just keep the rest of us awake with your
nightly wank that takes a goddamn hour for whatever reason because you
still can't do the fucking SILENCING SPELL, you fucking rude
son-of-a-bitch and I. Need. My Goddamn. SLEEP!"
Harry made a noise like a dying basilisk as he came all over
Ron's hand. Ron waited exactly ten heartbeats before releasing Harry's
wilting cock, pushing to his feet, and jerking the curtains closed with
such violence one of them tore free of a ring.
And Harry couldn't think of a thing to say.
Hot and humid.
Snape/Harry (No theme night, challenge by venivincere)
Harry drooped over the cauldron. Everything about him drooped:
head, hair, the slack lie of his hands on the stirring stick. The
fumes, the heat...he knew he was about to go face down into the
The stick snatched away, hands pulling him backward. Air. His
first breath of untainted air in long minutes--hot, humid summer air,
but fume-free for all that.
"You were sweating into the cauldron!" A hand swiped wetness
from his face. "It'll have to be done again. From the beginning. Are
you deliberately trying to make your detention worse, Potter?"
Unable to do more than breathe, Harry closed his eyes.
"That does it. Over the desk."
The desk was slate-topped, and so cool under his cheek Harry
did not care about the hands unfastening his trousers. And then the
trousers were down as well.
Snape might be preparing to warm his arse for him, but the air
on his skin was heavenly right now. Beyond that, Harry just couldn't
worry about it.
Harry/Draco (No theme night, challenge by several of us)
When Harry walks past Malfoy, he swears the temperature drops ten
It's everything about the son-of-a-bitch: the ice-blond hair,
ice-grey eyes, ice-cold smile. It raises the gooseflesh on Harry's
arms, makes him shiver, and he can feel his bollocks trying to draw
themselves back up inside his body for warmth.
At least, he's sure that's what that twitch at his groin is.
When Draco walks past Potter, he swears the temperature rises ten
It's everything about the mudblood-loving bastard: heated
blush, heated glare, heated fury. It makes Draco's own blood boil,
makes him tug at his necktie, and causes sweat to slip down his spine
and his sides in slow agonizing trails.
At least, he's sure that's why his smallclothes are damp.
nothing in my life ever came with a guarantee
Sirius/Remus (No theme night, challenge by goseaward)
"Sirius?" Remus didn't think to knock. "Show me where you're
getting those rats, will you, Buckbeak's making noises like he's hungry
He stopped. Sirius was sitting cross-legged, a much-worn broomstick
laid lengthwise across his lap.
Silence for almost a minute. Then: "Regulus's."
Remus licked his lip slowly, searching for something to say. "Think it
"Nah." Sirius's hands stroked the black wood. "Reg abandoned it
himself before we'd finished Hogwarts. Too old to try to fix, now."
"Well, we know how poverty-stricken your family was. Couldn't be arsed
to buy him something with a decent warranty."
That almost got a smile out of Sirius, but halfway there, his
mouth seemed to crumple in on itself. Remus was at his side in a
"No guarantees on anything in my life," Sirius choked out.
"Then make the most of every bloody moment," said Remus, and kissed him
Strike when the iron is hot
Voldemort, James, Arthur Weasley, Peter (Rarepairs night, challenge by gmth)
"Your sons," says the little, slobbering thing in the chair
before him. "They will be the first that I kill, as soon as I am
restored. I shall begin with the eldest. Move on to the next eldest.
And so on and so on, until they are gone and I reach that slip of a
girl who is your youngest child. Her I will kill. All this before the
eyes of you and your wife, Weasley. And then I shall kill your wife.
And after that, you, I may not be so generous as to kill.
"Or you can be the one who takes up the duty of the restoring of me.
And avoid such a fate."
So deceptively easy, it looks. A wand wave--ha, the mere
descent of a fist--and all life in that deformed shape would be snuffed
But stronger men than Arthur Weasley thought the same thing,
and they, and their wives and sons and daughters, are dead now,
murdered by no more than the residual power that Voldemort now
Arthur thinks of tall, handsome Bill, and of little Ginny.
On his knees, Arthur drops his head...and bares his forearm.
Voldemort sneers. "I'll have something a little more sacrificial from
"Strip," orders the revolting creature. "I haven't had any for years."
Send in the clowns
Mundungus, Kingsley, Fred and George (Rarepairs night, challenge by gmth)
"Everyone sit the hell down and shut the hell up!"
No one did. Kingsley wondered why he'd ever thought an auror was
considered an authority figure.
The room looked like Guy Fawkes day come early, with spells
sparking and flaring just above people's heads. Or, not always above
Mundungus chased a kneazle through the kitchen, calling, "Here, puss,
puss--OW!" as it turned and clawed him.
"Didn't mean it, Kingsley!" protested one of the twins.
"We were sorting our Exploding Insta-Animagus stores--" said the other.
"Oh, shi--" was all Lupin had time to say as a stray firework
bloomed in front of his face and turned him into a hummingbird. A very
"We're sorry!" said GeorgeorFred.
"We'll make it up to you!" said FredorGeorge.
Kingsley was too angry to leer. "You planning to make it up the same
way to your mum?"
The kneazle hissed.
"Eww," said the twins.
What you can't see can kill you
Harry, Sirius, Goyle, Diggory (Rarepairs night, challenge by cluegirl)
(A/N: the challenge is in here if you squint.)
"Potter's a Seeker, right?" said Vince.
"Yeah," said Greg.
"And he's got a nice arse."
"And that Diggory bloke's a Seeker. And he's got a nice arse."
"What about Draco?"
"Dunno. Wouldn't dare get caught checking out Malfoy's arse."
"Yeah, too right."
"The Ravenclaw Seeker? Cho what's-her-face?"
"I don't check out girls' bums, I check out their boobs."
"How are they, then?"
"Two fried eggs under a trivet."
"So. Not worth it."
"So, two out of four. Not bad."
"But it's the Gryffindor-Hufflepuff match today."
"So, that's...two out of two."
Greg smiled. "Thought you weren't good at maths."
They both thought the Quidditch game was marvelous that day, despite
May I bring a friend?
Neville, Remus, Charlie, Colin (Rarepairs night, challenge by florahart)
Neville's lover is forty-two years old, and yet Neville is the one who
tires first and begs for a rest, most nights.
That's how the idea starts. Perhaps if there was another person with
them, to share Remus's boundless energy...
"A friend?" Neville sees the look on Remus's face and knows
right away that it was a bad idea. "If...certainly, Neville, if that's
what you want..." Remus says, and Neville can see that Remus has had
exactly the wrong thought: that he must comply if he is to keep his
He opens his mouth to tell Remus he's made a mistake, that he didn't
mean it that way.
And then shuts it, seeing how to salvage the situation.
Colin brings his camera. Keeps his clothes on.
Neville's favorite is the one of Remus on his hands and knees,
prick crimson and jutting, barely a yard from the lens, while Neville
drags his head back by the leash as he pistons in and out of Remus's
arse. Remus likes looking at that one, too.
When I became as you loved me
Harry/Draco (Compulsion night, challenge by cluegirl)
(A/N: There's a nod to Fawlty Towers in this one.)
"You don't like marmalade?"
"If I wanted jam to taste like medicine, I'd eat in the infirmary,
Potter. Don't tell me you like the stuff?"
"Well--yeah. Don't keep any other kind."
Draco picked up the toast and ate it dry. "Forget it. 'S more
than I expected of you to provide breakfast on the morning
after.--Christ, these eggs look like you laid them."
"He should be all right, Mr. Potter. At his age, though, it would pay
for him to take fewer risks."
Harry sighed. "You think I haven't been telling him that for years?'
"We'll try to convince him of the merits of a lung-strengthening potion
twice daily. Meanwhile, if you could get him to eat more, while he's
"Harry? Stop sucking up to the healer and get in here!"
Harry did both. Draco's sulk at his breakfast tray was monumental.
"Bastards haven't any marmalade."
I believe this is yours
Snape/Harry (Compulsion night, challenge by me)
"Potter. I have far too much to do to keep track of your wayward
"Yes, Professor, I know. It's my own stupid fault and you can
berate me all you like and take points for it, but Hermione gave me
that quill for Christmas and I'd really like to have it back. So if
you've got it, please, Professor."
The drawer, opened. The quill, palmed--
--knowing it's Potter's, wanting to soil it, soil him, dragging open
his robes behind the secrecy of the locked door and stroking himself to
full erection with the feather's barbs, letting the tip play against
his scrotum, the point god the point inserted between glans and
foreskin, circled until he's coming great spurting jets of white over
his hand and the quill, Potter, you son-of-a-bitch, Potter--
--"Here you are. Don't leave it again or you can consider it
Lucius/Snape (Compulsion night, challenge by venivincere)
It's only in this bed that he howls. Sigh, yes, growl, certainly,
snarl, of course, when it's his own curtained bed in his own master
bedroom with his own blonde confection of a wife under him.
But when Snape orders him facedown and secures his wrists to
the bedposts and rides him hard and fucks his arse deep and won't even
touch his cock with a hand, it's then that Lucius howls.
Snape is releasing his wrists. Lucius swallows against a dry throat.
"I'm not doing this anymore."
Snape smiles. The silk restraints have the oils of Lucius's
skin so well-ingrained in their fibers, after all these years, it's
almost primordial. Lucius's vow is such an integral part of their
games. "Of course."
Severus/Lucius (Adverbs night, challenge by goseaward)
(A/N: If you don't know Gilbert and Sullivan and know it WELL, this
will go right over your heads. Sorry.)
"I'm not fucking joining you, you murdered my fucking parents!"
Potter was struggling to get free. "You got any idea what it's like to
grow up an orphan?"
"Often, often," said Voldemort, showing his teeth as he smiled.
"That's what I asked, you moron!"
Voldemort blinked, puzzling over the seeming non-sequitur rather than
taking offense at the epithet. "Yes, and I said 'Often.'"
"What, you need me to define it, fuckwit? It means--."
"I know what it means! I am one! I murdered mine! That's why I said,
"Wait. When you say, 'Orphan...'"
Severus felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned, found Lucius Malfoy at
"Severus, my dear, I think they'll be at this all night. Would you like
to find some other, more intense diversion?"
"I thought you'd never ask."
Arm in arm, they strode away, whistling all the airs from that infernal
Dumbledore/McGonagall (Adverbs night, challenge by fabularasa)
He knows what tenderness there can be in humor, joking that what they
used to do all night...now takes them all night.
And for all that Minerva's hair is cloud-pale and hasn't seen a
shade anywhere near auburn for half a century, it still cascades down,
long as a girl's, when she releases it from its clip.
And he tells her that it is a relief not to have to worry
about contraceptive spells. How could an old fool like him remember
But there are times when even his jokes and his flattery
aren't enough, and only the sincerity of his kiss, and his embrace, and
his passion, reassure his dear girl how much he would rather be with
her, and no other.
And after, he teases her, "At night, all cats are grey." The joke's
worth the minor hex she inevitably throws.
Draco/Ron (Adverbs night, challenge by isiscolo)
It's good to be on the winning side. Especially when one's rich.
Victorious, indolent living has spoiled some of Draco's
aquaintances, and he's watched them growing soft--literally soft in
their flesh. Draco won't let that happen to him, and follows quite the
physical regimen daily.
It's after that he lets himself indulge.
Draco chooses his red-haired servant today, just for variety.
Besides, the Weasel's got marvelous hands, and Draco's sore shoulder
really needs to be worked on.
His shoulder gets the attention it needs. So do the rest of his
And at the end, Draco indulges himself with the Weasel's talented mouth
In that delicious post-orgasmic haze, he really can't blame his
acquaintances for growing soft.
Snape/Black (Adverbs night, challenge by dragon_light)
"How come you're always wearing black?"
"Why on earth should you care?"
A snort. "I care about knowing the answer. Won't pretend I'm asking to
get at your innermost feelings, Severus."
"Because it makes laundry day simple."
"Oh, right. Is that what's in that cauldron, then?"
"Hardly. You didn't expect me to interrupt my work just because you
wanted a quick mid-day shag, did you?"
Sirius lifted his head from the pillow and peered at the subject of
their discussion. "Is it supposed to be on fire like that?"
"Oh, bollocks!" Snape was out of bed and at the flaming
cauldron's side instantly. "Bugger! Pail of water--your side of the
Sirius's aim was true, if overly thorough. Snape was as
water-drenched as the cauldron, and Sirius could not stop laughing at
Dripping, Snape sneered, "One would think you expected me to melt."
"Half-expected you would."
Harry/Voldemort (Adverbs night, challenge by isiscolo)
Hands shaking, eyes hard and horrible...and forehead unmarked,
Harry Potter placed the late Albus Dumbledore's wand into Voldemort's
"It's yours. And I'm no longer marked by you. No more prophecies. You
"Now. Keep your side of the goddamn bargain."
Voldemort smiled. "Very well, my boy."
And he changed.
Skin shifted. Hair grew long where there'd been none.
The smile--all of it perfect, right down to the same rakish smile.
Except Sirius's grey eyes could not hide the red flash beneath.
"No." Harry had no fight left in him to step back. "You said.
You swore. No. Not like this."
Even the voice was exact, and the bark-like laugh. "Yes. But it's what
you're getting, Harry."
No fight left.
Harry went to him. Sirius's arms caught and enfolded him as he fell.
Such a long, long way down.
Cross that bridge when we come to it
Harry/Remus (Senses night, challenge by venivincere)
"Was that your stomach?"
Harry grinned, caressed the gurgling offender with a hand. "Guess it
was. I haven't eaten all day."
Leaning over the side of the bed, Remus groped on the floor for
his discarded cardigan. "Here." Chocolate was produced. "I recall you
like this kind with the nuts."
Dark sweetness on the tongue, melting like no other flavor could. Harry
savored every square.
"That's my last piece, it looks," said Remus.
"Giving away all your chocolate? So careless. That's not like you."
"Brat. I can fix that." Lips covered Harry's, and he willingly shared
the taste of chocolate with Remus's equally hungry mouth.
When they separated to breathe, Harry teased, "What if a Dementor
"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it."
Even that small amount of chocolate was enough to sustain them for
And no, Dementors did not interrupt.
"You can't have any."
twins/Harry (Senses night, challenge by cluegirl)
"George, stay outside!"
"The fuck?! I--" A muffled word in Latin, and the door flew
outward, taking some of its framing with it. Coughing, George barrelled
through the empty doorway.
To find he should have obeyed his twin.
Fred was sitting against the wall, as far from the still figure
as he could go. "His eyes..." he murmured, his own hollow and staring.
"His eyes...they were red. He'd come a bit early and I started to say
that you weren't home yet, and he smiled as though that was a good
thing, as though he thought it was only the two of us who trysted
here--and I should have seen something was wrong, but then he came up
and kissed me, and I thought he just wanted to get started without you,
and that's when I saw the eyes, fuck, George, the eyes..."
George saw that the eyes were muddy dead green now, and lifeless as the
rest of Harry.
"Possessed him," Fred croaked. "He tried to kill me, George. He
was strangling me and I knew it wasn't him, it was V-Voldemort in him,
and I was going to die and I grabbed the first thing I could find and
it was just that old broken clock but it was heavy and oh fuck, George,
I've k-killed him..."
George reached a hand towards the corpse.
"No!" Fred's head snapped around. "Don't touch anything! I'm
not going to have anyone saying you were involved, goddammit! I killed
him--I'll take the blame! Not you!"
George closed his eyes. "Never gonna happen, mate."
Fred stared for another moment.
And then allowed himself to collapse weeping in the arms of the one who
had shared every moment of his life from the womb on, and would share
"It's never too late."
Snape/Harry (Senses night, challenge by venivincere)
Harry knew the taste of that mouth as it tried to send air back into
his exhausted lungs.
Which is why, when the taste slipped away from him, he knew things had
gone very badly indeed.
Couldn't smell that ozone sizzle of magic on the battlefield
any longer. The overcast daylight was fading from his vision as if the
sun had just remembered an appointment on the other side of the world.
The hands gripping him, shaking him like a recalcitrant pup--those were
soon lost to him, as well.
All he wanted was to lie down and rest. Rest for such a long time.
"NO, you pathetic excuse for a hero, you will not do this! I will not
let you! Look at me, curse you! Look at me!"
How could he possibly get any rest with that shouting going on?
"You will not leave me! I need you, you idiot child!"
...What? Had Snape just...admitted something there?
The hands really were hurting him, and he tried to blink
against the painful light. He could smell the grass crushed beneath
him, and licked dry lips to speak, tasting the foulness of whatever it
was Snape had poured into his mouth.
Snape's eyes were glittering.
"Th...thought it was too late," Harry muttered.
Snape sucked in breath slowly. "For Voldemort, yes, you bloody
reckless paladin." And he pulled Harry into an embrace, clearly not
caring who saw. "But he had no one to hold him here."
The fake lie detector
Moody/Draco (Urban legends night, challenge by cluegirl)
"You've done it now, haven't you, lad. Took the Mark and now you serve
"No! I--" The purple fog surrounding Draco's head gave off a resounding
"Ah, that was your first lie, then." Actually, the charmed fog
was set to sound whenever Draco gave any negative answer. Snape had
been delayed with the veritaserum, but Moody had a knack for
Thirty minutes and a dozen dozen clangs later, Moody had all he
"You're no rebel, no seditionist, my lad. What you are is a naughty boy
who needs to be spanked."
Moody grimaced. Time to dispel that charm.
But to his surprise, Draco fell to his knees, clasping Moody's robes.
"You're right. I need to be punished. Please, sir!"
How it got from there to a bare-bottomed Draco over his lap, bottom
crimsoning under his hand, Moody never quite remembered.
The Castratus hex
Ron/Draco (Urban legends night, challenge by rosesanguina)
Hermione goggled. "Ron?"
"He did it! The fucking ferret did it! Castratus hex! I'll get
him to reverse it, then I'm KILLING him!"
Hermione's hands were at her mouth. "Ron, there's...no such thing as
the Castratus hex! It's just a joke!"
"Then what the fuck is THIS?"
She hadn't expected him to drop trou that quickly, but she
gasped, then gulped, then steadied herself and said, "I'd say that's a
healthy example of the mons veneris, Ron."
"Ron. There is no Castratus hex. There is, however, a Transexualis
hex. Have you failed to notice that you have breasts?"
Before Ron could respond, the door banged open. Draco Malfoy entered,
"Well, Weasel--" Draco stopped, and his eyes grew nearly as large as
"Fuck, Weasley." He licked his lips. "You look...rather fit."
Bubble gum infested with spider eggs
Snape/Twins (Urban legends night. Challenge by me)
They come just before tea-time, a perfectly innocent time of day, and
George's pocket always has a good-sized brick of Drooble's Best Blowing
Gum in it. George doesn't offer it round at tea, though.
In fact, they rarely get to tea.
Tea's not so important, no, not when there's a war on and there
are innocent faces you must wear like masks, and have so little time to
wear your real ones, and Fred and George can't stay long with
Snape--it's crucial that it just look like a visit to an old favorite
professor (the twins laugh about that). The three of them use their
stolen time efficiently, locking the door of the bedroom and checking
the room for snooper charms before shedding their clothing and
entwining on the bed like some twelve-limbed fantastical beast,
kissing, thrusting, coming...marveling how wartime has made such
strange bedfellows of them all.
The real purpose of their visit is dealt with so quickly, after all.
They leave the gum for Snape. It seems to them a clever way to
smuggle the controlled Acromantula eggs to the Potions master. If
someone accused them, after all, they could laugh and say, "That's an
Dead Man On Campus (the "if your roommate commits
suicide you automatically get an A" myth)
James/Sirius/Remus/Peter (Urban legends night, challenge by rosesanguina)
"Well, it can't be me," said James. "You keep telling me how I've got
the champion arse of the four of us."
"No, we said you ARE the champion arse of the four of us. I still can't
see why it can't be Snivellus," whined Sirius.
"Because he's not even in our house, let alone our fucking
room. Do let it go, Padfoot." Remus threw a Chocolate Frog at him. "So,
no one's going to sacrifice himself for the rest of us? Throw himself
off the Astronomy Tower and insure we all get top NEWTs?"
"Bugger NEWTs." Sirius ate the frog. "You three would miss my tongue."
"And you've all said how much you love the sounds I make when I come,"
Peter said, batting eyelashes uncovincingly.
"And I'm the one who brews the best lube," finished Remus.
They all stared about morosely. Then:
"Got it, lads!" Sirius leapt up. "We'll try to shag each other...to
It never came close to death, but they all agreed later it had been a
fabulous go, trying.
Alligators in the Sewer
Harry/Neville (Urban legends night, challenge by florahart)
(A/N: I saw that challenge and my brain started humming the
filksong, "Black Widows in the Privy," so, I think that's why this
"Neville." Harry had stopped in his tracks, disreputable liquids
sloshing about his feet and pantscuffs. "It isn't that I don't believe
you. It's just that I'm having a hard time believing that it really
could have been Lucius Malfoy you saw fleeing down here. I mean,
Neville, the sewer. Lucius Malfoy. You really think he'd ever
use a sewer as a bolt-hole?"
Neville bit his lip. Said nothing.
"I'm just saying that it might have been someone else. You understand?"
A shuffle from Harry. "Look, I'm...going back up."
Harry stopped. "Of what?"
"You know. Things. The alligators."
Harry's mouth opened. "Oh, Neville. That's just a myth."
"Used to be."
And Filbert struck.
It was really no more sound than a splash and a gasp, and then another
splash. Neville was grateful. Didn't want to have to remember Harry's
After all, he'd loved him.
Lucius/Twins (Misc night, challenge given by nimori)
"Red-headed twin boys, Lucius, oh, they're only a little older
than Draco. Do have Arthur Weasley send them to tea. You can make the
man believe your goodwill for just a little while, can't you?"
For his wife's wishes, Lucius can. Lucius includes Weasley's
youngest son, Draco's age, in the invitation, for otherwise it would
make no sense to bring seven-year-olds to luncheon with a
And while Draco and Ronald Weasley play--rather, as Draco and
Ronald pound each other senseless in Draco's playroom--Lucius and
Narcissa have their own pleasures. Lucius has no idea which twin bears
which name; he hardly needs to know. Pink freckled babysoft skin,
hairless except for fine red down...they have ample opportunity to know
every inch of it with fingers and tongues as the children whimper
sweetly under the effects of the drugged jam sandwiches.
They finish with Imperius, but prefer the whimpering.
Lupin/Snape (Misc night, challenge given by violet_quill)
"You dress in black."
"So do ten thousand other wizards and witches. And an immeasurable
number of sullen muggle teenagers."
"Your skin's pale."
"I live in a dungeon, Lupin; why should that surprise you?"
"So you're telling me that, all rumors to the contrary, you are not a
"Why should I tell you anything? Perhaps I enjoy the air of mystery."
"Except with you it's no air. More an odor."
Snape turned on Lupin, planted his feet. "Since you insist, you
rabid horror, I will tell you: no, I am no vampire. I affect black
because it shows less soil, and keep out of the sun because I get red
and blotchy. Is that enough for you?"
Five minutes later, wiping his mouth and supporting the
half-fainting Snape, he said, "It's rude for one vampire to feed off
another. Had to be sure, old chap."
Harry/Draco (Misc night, challenge given by florahart)
"Let me, Father. Snape trained me in legilimency. I'll find what you
Harry tried to push the pain to the back of his mind and
concentrate. Snape might have instructed Draco, but his education of
Harry in Occlumency had been real, not sham.
He distanced himself from the pain of their tortures, the
chains on his limbs and the stone at his back. Show Malfoy nothing
except as he willed it. Distract him.
As Malfoy probed, Harry shifted the assault towards one set of
images. Harry touching the sides of Draco's face. His lips meeting
Draco's in a hungry kiss. Harry on his knees in front of Draco. Draco
on his in front of Harry. The two of them entwined, sucking the salt
and semen from each other's body as their hands groped and fondled and
stroked and plunged everywhere, the only accompaniment the sounds of
their panting and their groans.
The assault fell back.
So did Malfoy, a shaking step.
"What--what the fuck was that, Potter?" he gasped. "You showing me your
greatest fears? Or deepest desires?"
Harry grinned at him through a mouthful of blood. "You're the trained
legilimens, Malfoy. You figure it out."
"Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but
the immoral man sins against his own body."
Harry/Snape (Bible verses night, challenge given by gmth)
"What the hell was in that?" Harry took the goblet from Snape's
unresisting left hand, sniffed. "Aconite. Jesus."
"It's not your business."
"The fuck it's not. How long have you been doing this?" Harry was
already on his way to the workbench.
"Leave that." Snape's voice was a rasp, had none of its usual
command--which might have stopped Harry under other circumstances.
Harry had picked out the jar in just a moment of searching. "This is
almost empty. How much of it are you up to? Does Dumbledore know?"
"Dumbledore has more to worry about that my methods of pain relief."
"You still didn't answer my question. How long?"
Silence. Then: "Since his resurrection."
"Fuck." Harry had his hands on the table, as if he knees would buckle
otherwise. "And aconite is the only thing that helps."
Harry looked sideways at him. "No, you don't. Tell me. What else?"
Snape's lips were pursed, but it was clear he hadn't the fight in him
"Wouldn't--er--wouldn't that be--easier? Than aconite?" He flushed
The purse of Snape's lips...thinned. "The limb that the pain renders
ineffective, you idiot, is my arm."
Harry couldn't flush any harder. So all he said was, "Oh." He dropped
his gaze to the worktable.
He kept it there as he said, "Could I...suggest something?"
Three nights later, Snape was doing rather better. And the level in the
aconite jar had remained steady.
"These have one purpose, and they give their power and
authority to the beast."
Any two Death Eaters (Bible verses night, challenge given by nimori)
Snape rose from the bed. He did not bother with the grey puddle of his
robe upon the floor, but moved naked to the window.
"Albus, I do not think I can keep up the charade any longer."
His partner sighed from the bed. "If you cannot, you cannot."
"Are you disappointed in me?" Snape's voice was that of the
twenty-one-year-old who had appeared, bleeding and desperate, at
Albus's door sixteen years previous.
"No, my boy. This moment has been anticipated."
Snape turned to look at him.
"Hand me my spectacles and I shall show you what I mean."
Snape reached for them upon the table, touched them--and fell
bonelessly to the floor.
He could still hear every word, see the skewed-angle view of
Albus as he rose...and of the dark-cloaked figure who appeared at
Albus's side, as they both came to stand over him.
"You see, Tom," said Albus. "I told you I was not lost to you forever,
"Let the rich man glory in his humiliation, because like the
flowering grass he will pass away."
Lucius/Dobby (Bible verses night, challenge given by gmth)
(A/N: The following is a result of immediately flashing on the
obviously Slytherin answer to the Sorting Quiz question that stated,
"What would you do with a house-elf if you had one?" and being unable
to go with any other idea.)
"Suck harder, you twat," growled Lucius, spreading his legs beneath the
computer desk as Chapter Three of Cybele's Quill and Ink
scrolled across the monitor.
Beneath the desk, Dobby complied, pulling fresh tissues from the box.
The bastard might not be granting Dobby clothes any time soon, but he'd
have his revenge. Dobby had a magnet the size of a hotel bible stored
in his cubbyhole, and he swore it would be under that hard drive before
the week was out.
"They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good, not one."
Any Marauders (plus Snape, if wished) (Bible verses night, challenge
given by gmth)
"Look," said Remus, closing his book, "don't vex me so much, Sirius.
You know it's the full moon in three days and I get dodgy."
Sirius put the Screaming Sugar Whistle down. "Oh--sorry, mate. We'll
all be there with you, you know."
"Yes, but that's in three days. I'm all worked up now." He
pushed the book aside, stood, and moved to sit next to Sirius on his
bed. "If you want to be a help, that is."
"Moony--it's the middle of the day." Sirius did not move away,
but neither did he lean into Remus, either. "Anyone might come in."
"You're worried about that?" The hurt was completely
undisguised in Remus's voice. "I have to conceal that I'm a werewolf, a
fucking dark creature, and you're worried someone might call you a
Sirius didn't sigh, but his hesitation said enough.
Nevertheless he reached for the bed curtains, and the last thing that
an observer might have heard before the silencing spell was Remus's
"Look," said Remus, "don't vex me so much, Peter. The full
moon's in two days and I'm all worked up." He smiled. "You could help
me burn it off."
Deut 25:2: If the guilty man deserves to be beaten, the judge
shall make him lie down and have him flogged in his presence with the
number of lashes his crime deserves
Lucius/Snape (Bible verses night, challenge given by venivincere)
"Do you know whom you sound like?" Snape picked invisible lint off his
robes. "Like Argus Filch. Hogwarts' caretaker; a half-mad drudge of a
Squib. 'Old ways were better. Let's go back to flogging the students.'
Does the comparison please you in the slightest, Lucius?"
"Even a Squib can preach moments of truth." Lucius appeared
not the least perturbed. "Wouldn't you like that, Severus? Treating the
brats to a good old-fashioned flogging, or caning, instead of all that
namby-pamby subtracting of House Points? Nothing like a dozen stripes
of welted skin to teach a child discipline."
"You're every inch the pervert."
"You never seem to mind." Lucius set down his wine and drew
closer to Severus on the sofa, prompting a shiver. "Shall we retire to
my rooms, and I'll give you further reminder? Narcissa's away for the
weekend, as if you didn't know."
Severus wet his lips. "I...did know."
"Of course you did. Take the bottle; I'll be along presently."
He kissed Severus, and the wine on his lips was all the better a
vintage for that form of delivery. "Birch, or willow tonight, do you
I am putting on the love of the Lord. And His members are with
Him, and I am dependent on them; and He loves me. For I should not have
known how to love the Lord, if He had not continuously loved me. Who is
able to distinguish love, except him who is loved?
Snape/Dumbledore (Bible verses night, challenge given by cursive)
"I didn't see Snape," said Harry as they left the Hall.
"Well, we're not likely to, are we?" Hermione was looking for an undamp
corner of her handkerchief. "Not for some days, I'd imagine."
Ron snorted. "What--ex-Death Eaters too bloody broken up over
Voldemort's loss to show their big noses at the ceremonies?"
Hermione stopped dead, dropping the handkerchief. "You...great
imbecile!" she hissed, her red-with-crying eyes deadly as a basilisk's.
"Didn't you see it? Snape's the one who misses Dumbledore more than any
ten of us put together!"
Not more than I do, Harry wanted to say, but couldn't--something
told him to pay attention to what Hermione had just said.
"Why's that?" asked Ron, still nonplussed.
"Because Dumbledore's rooms were also Snape's rooms, as you two
would have known if you'd paid attention to that bloody map instead of
just looking at it!"
"WHAT did you say?"
But Hermione had already run off, tears coming afresh.
I'm very sorry. I don't know what you're feeling but I know what it's
like to lose someone you love very much.
If I can do anything to help--including staying out of your way because
I know you've never liked me--I'll do whatever it is.
Sincerely, Harry Potter.
It was clumsy, but the words were honest. For Dumbledore's sake if not
"Take this, Hedwig? Thanks."
And when she was gone, he wept--for Dumbledore, for his own ache, for
the one he imagined Snape bearing.
For every witch and wizard mourning the man who'd taken Voldemort down
with him, instead of celebrating war's end.
Harry/Voldemort (Sins of the Flesh night, challenge given by goseaward)
"Your choice, pet."
Harry, hands at his sides, presses the pads of his thumbs
against his curled index fingers. It's what he does, now, instead of
clenching his fists. That's too much defiance for Voldemort to let
pass--so, instead, this.
He decides. Not difficult, really.
Instead of speaking his choice aloud, he acends the few steps
to the dais and kneels next to Voldemort's chair. Like a pocketknife,
his naked body unfolds to drape itself over his Lord's lap. He does not
allow his head to droop, mercy though it would be, but stares straight
Humiliating, but less so than the alternative.
"One day," coos his Lord, "you'll call me Master freely, instead of
choosing the punishment."
Harry does not reply--only watches the twin looks of lechery
and disapproval on the faces of Snape and Malfoy, as Voldemort delivers
the first slap.
Snape/Hagrid (Sins of the Flesh night, challenge given by sparrohawk)
Nights in the dormitory are the worst. He won't be one of them,
making those rustling noises as obvious as a herd of hippogriffs--or
that utter stillness behind a Silencing Charm, no less embarrassing. As
if the great disapproving eye of God's on you.
Showers--forget it. Severus won't even linger longer than a few moments
there, for fear of an accusation about taking so long.
Secret places in the castle--there aren't any of those. Not
with Bloody Black and Poncy Potter and Lunatic Lupin and Precious
Pettigrew's eyes on him, all the time, hunting him like the little
sneaks they are.
Which is why he's here, at the edge of the Forbidden Forest.
Severus, pants about his knees, nearly has a heart attack right
there--but silently bewails the deflation of his aching prick most of
It's the bloody caretaker. Is there no place to have a goddamn fucking
private wank around this fucking school?
But the bulky caretaker--Hagrid--only leers--no, wait, it's a grin--and
takes out a handkerchief the size of a small tablecloth and tosses it
"Kinda close quarters in that castle, innit?...You come here when
y'like. I won't tell. Or watch--promise."
Severus never does go back. But he keeps the handkerchief.
Snape/Dumbledore (Sins of the Flesh night, challenge given by venivincere)
Albus feeds on Severus's mouth as if he's been denied sweets
all week. Which isn't true, Severus knows; he can taste pepper imps
with every kiss, and there was no mistaking the squeak of ice mice
earlier that evening.
He laps at Severus's chest as though the salt sweat there will
cure an imbalance in his humours. Which, Severus thinks, could explain
some of the man's eccentricities.
He feasts upon Severus's cock as though it is a gourmet's rare
delicacy: an oyster or other shelled creature, still damp from the sea,
tender and ready to be coaxed to unshy vulnerability. Severus has never
known a lover so ravenous.
Once Severus made the suggestion they bring a jar of honey or
cream to bed. "My dear, whatever for?" Albus had said, with a quirk of
one eyebrow--and resumed his feast.
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