The Rescue

Title: The Rescue
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: None at this time
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 300
Prompt: [info]adventdrabbles #2/Christmas Puppies
Warnings: *AU, *
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just use the characters for fun. No money is made from these amateur works.
Summary: Harry's return to Hogwarts to complete his education after the War hasn't gone the way he'd planned.







A soft whimper drew Harry down a darkening alley in Hogsmeade. It was the whimper of someone or something hurt and the needy sound sliced right through Harry. Casting a silent Lumos, Harry searched through the dust bins and boxes until a pair of dark eyes stared up at him from a filthy box. A little dog watched him warily, the whimpering coming from deeper inside the box.

"Easy," Harry whispered, carefully moving aside the top flap.

Three tiny pairs of eyes stared at him. Puppies, dirty, emaciated, and shivering in the cold. One of them whimpered again and, without a second thought, Harry pulled off his cloak. Gathering the dogs carefully in his arms, Harry ran for Hogwarts.

He managed to catch Hagrid before he left for his Christmas in France and Harry now hurried up to his room, Hagrid's blistering tirade about animal abusers still ringing in his ears. Settling the dogs in the shallow box Hagrid had given him, Harry prepared a small meal for mum. Watching the dog cautiously take a bite, Harry sat back on his haunches. Duchess, as Hagrid had christened her, paused as if waiting for a blow, before taking another. The action cut through Harry, throwing him back to his own childhood.

Shaking off the memory, Harry washed each of the puppies and then Duchess, leaving food and water in the box as he moved to collapse on the couch. It was a good thing that he had his own room as an eighth-year student and that the corridors had been clear. It wouldn't do to have the Headmaster find out he'd smuggled them in.

Not that Snape had spoken to him since his acquittal. Perhaps he was having as hard a time adjusting to life after the war as Harry was.


Comments

What a lovely start for a whole new Snarry series!
*looks up with very appropriate puppy's eyes*
Very IC for Harry to take the puppies in and damnable the consequences, even if Headmaster Snaps wrath is one of them.
LOL! *hugs you*
Thank you!
That is so, so very Harry. I imagine the Headmaster will probably not be overjoyed, but am looking forward to finding out exactly how that will play out. Good job!
Thank you so much! :)
That is so Harry. Lovely.
Thank you!
new Snarry!!!!!! YAY

Puppies for Harry-saving gene reactivated! LOL

Now if only he gets 'caught' LOL
:) Thanks!
Aw, good for Harry. Can't wait to see where this leads him....
Thank you!
Awww! Puppies!
*sniffs*
So sweet, bb! I can't wait to see where you go with this one.
And I was sure I commented before but I guess I am losing my mind... :P
You are working too hard! :)

And you know how I feel about puppies...

This promises to be a lovely snarry tale developing around the boy's 'parenting' of these puppies. That's such a charming idea. I can't wait to see how Sev reacts to Harry's smuggled pets... :)
hugs* Thank you!
Looking forward to reading the rest of these. Of course Harry would rescue those puppies.
Thank you, sweetie!
Awww of COURSE Harry would rescue the puppies. I'm sure Severus won't mind at all... *shifty*

Love it!
Thank you, sweetie! :)
You came up with an intriguing way to use the puppies prompt. I drew a blank.

I do like how Harry stopped by Hagrid first. Duchess and her family couldn't be in better hands that Harry's,especially armed with Hagrid's knowledge.