Taking Baby Steps ~ SS & HP - PG

Title: Taking Baby Steps
Author: [personal profile] lilyseyes
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Word Count: 100 x 4
Rating : PG
Challenge: [community profile] snape100 734: Snape's New Year's Resolutions: Focus on Relationship(s) / [community profile] harry100 Prompt 333: One Third
Warnings: * AU, Harry is seven, mentions of child abuse/neglect*
Summary: Severus meets a child in need – what does he do now?
Part of the Worthy Child Series
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just play in it. No money is made from these amateur works.

Harry stayed close to the building as he slipped out the door and began his walk towards Privet Drive. He knew he'd be one third of the way there once he saw the play park and he hoped Dudley wasn't still there. It didn't really matter, Harry knew, because as soon as Dudley told his aunt he'd done something freaky, he'd be in big trouble.

Smiling, Harry thought about the man who fixed his glasses, made his bruises go away, and left a sandwich for him to eat. Harry was sad he didn't get to thank him before Harry left.

Severus hurried out the door, a scowl creasing his brow. He couldn't understand why the child would leave the safety of the office without a word. Did the boy think Severus had already left? Picking up his pace, Severus chastised himself for not staying with the child until he woke up. While he'd never had much luck with relationships, Severus was determined to focus on this one, deciding both of them would benefit.

Turning the corner, Severus could sight of the small form, one hand holding up the huge trousers which were too large for him. He quickened his pace.

Harry stumbled as his foot slid forward in his trainers and would have fall if a hand hadn't caught him by the shoulder. Flinching back, Harry swung around, looking up through his fringe to see the man from earlier and relaxed. Until he saw the frown on the man's face.

"I'm sorry!" Harry said quickly, bringing his hands up in front of his face.

When nothing happened, Harry lowered them to see the man crouched down in front of him.

"You only ate one third of your lunch," the man said. "Please come back and eat the rest."

Harry nodded.

Severus stood up and turned back towards the martial arts studio. He was surprised when a small hand slipped into his and a tingle of powerful magic swept up his arm. Ian had been right; the boy was a wizard and confirming that reinforced his decision to form a relationship with him. No child, magical or not, should suffer for being born; nor scorned for being magical.

Opening the door to the studio, Severus was not surprise to see the owner waiting for them. Perhaps Ian would assist him in investigating the family as he seemed to know the child.


Oh so lovely! More more more!!!!
:) <3