Restoring Faith ~ SS/HP ~ NC-17

Title: Restoring Faith
Rating : NC-17
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100x4
Challenge: [info]snarry100 #385: Believe
Warnings: *implied child selling/human trafficing*
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just play in it. No money is made from these amateur works.
Summary:Believing in each other is one of the most important parts of Severus and Harry's relationship, second only to their love.

Severus rubbed his burning eyes before recapping the inkwell and closing his manuscript. The final edits on the potions textbook he wrote could wait until morning. Pushing back from his desk, Severus moved through the silent house, ignoring the dinner that sat under a Keep Fresh Charm, and reached for the spelled tea pot. Severus wondered how he'd every wished for silence when he was teaching at Hogwarts.

As he fixed a cup for himself, Severus avoided looking at the Wizarding clock on the wall. His faith remained steadfast in knowing that training and resourcefulness would bring Harry safely home.

Harry winced as a hex managed to get through his Shielding Spell, hitting him in the shoulder. He fired off a Blasting Spell and smirked when he heard a yelp across the darkened warehouse. One of the children he was protecting whimpered quietly and Harry gritted his teeth. The raid was supposed to hit a prostitution ring targeting Muggles, but what they'd found had been far worse: babies for sale. Harry kept fighting, having to believe that they would get these little ones to safety.

Multiple Apparations sounded around them as reinforcements arrived and Harry breathed a sigh of relief.

The Floo activating woke Severus from a light doze and he was on his feet before Harry stumbled from the fireplace. Something had left a dark stain on the shoulder of his uniform and Severus recognized it as dried blood, but a haunted look in Harry's eyes stilled Severus' sardonic tongue. He opened his arms and Harry walked into them without a word, sliding his arms around Severus' waist. He buried his face in Severus' throat.

"Ever have one of those days where your faith in the goodness of mankind is shaken?"

"Yes," Severus tightened his grip. "Fortunately, not lately."

Harry arched into Severus' touch, his legs wrapped around Severus' waist tightening. Severus' slow, intense loving reassured Harry, helping to restore his belief in love and his own worth. Severus' unconditional acceptance of him made Harry believe that anything was possible, despite the blurred lines between good and bad, right and wrong.

A jolt of pleasure exploded in him over and over as Severus stroked across his sweet spot and Harry rocked up to meet each thrust as he felt his climax pulse through him.

"Incredible," Harry whispered, cradling Severus.

"Absolutely." Severus kissed him. "And the lovemaking is impressive, too."


Faith restored due to love-well done and thank you for sharing!
We all need reassurance at times! :) Thank you!
Oh, poor Harry... It's wonderful to realize that he's managed to keep on doing the job he does without falling into the kind of jaded cynicism that so often destroys the spirit of those who are constantly confronted with the darker side of humanity. Severus' ability to read his mood with a single, silent look hinted at them having the kind of loving relationship that will always offer Harry immediate loving support whenever he's in need of it. Lovely drabble, lily. Perfect for the prompt at hand. :)
When you work in law enforcement, dealing with the darker side day in and day out, you can get jaded. The good ones are the ones that still feel, but don't let it eat them alive.

Thank you!
Oh. So much love for the intensity, the depth of feeling here. Gorgeous work.
*hugs* Thank you so much - you are one that truly understands!
Aww. Intense and beautifully done, bb. *sighs*
I can definitely see these two keeping each other going in good and bad times. *nods*
Wonderful work! ♥
The understanding is critical, I think, for someone in these type of jobs just to keep them centered.

*hugs* Thank you so much, bb! ♥