Baking With Severus ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: Baking With Severus
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 2x
Prompt: #4: Fruitcake
Warnings: *AU, Harry rescued from the Dursleys, implied past child abuse, Harry is eight-years-old *
Disclaimer: JKR owns the Potterverse – I just play in it. No money is made from these amateur works.
Summary: Severus and Harry, Christmas 1988
Little Harry series.

Severus watched as Harry carefully measured out the cinnamon while he stirred the rum and fruit mixture. Harry was an able assistant; following directions precisely and carefully preparing each ingredient.

"Well done. Now, use another measuring spoon for the baking powder, so you don't cross-contaminate it."

"Yes, Sev'rus," Harry answered, his brow furrowed in concentration.

Debating with himself for a moment, Severus moved to the mixing bowl and added the flour. "This was my grandmother's favorite fruitcake recipe, she preferred it over the traditional, matured fruitcake."

Harry looked up at him. "What was it like to have a grandmother, Sev'rus?"

Harry listened intently as Severus told him about his grandmother and the differences between fruitcakes. To Harry, grandmothers sounded wonderful, but he was a little lost with the fruitcakes. The words washed over him as Severus stirred, Harry to adding each ingredient slowly, savoring the warmth in Severus' voice.
Know his family hadn't wanted him, made Harry even more grateful Severus'd become his guardian. Harry loved doing things together and, in the secret part of his mind, Harry called his guardian Dad.

"Now the nuts, Harry."

Severus's voice pulled him from his thoughts and Harry poured, smiling as he did.


"What was it like to have a grandmother, Sev'rus?"

... heartbreaking. Little Harry wants a family so much. I hope he'll hear Severus calling him 'son' soon.
*hugs* Yes, Harry NEEDS his family! :)
This series just kills me. *sniffs*
I hope he gets his family with Severus soon. *cuddles him*
So sweet.
Thank you!
*hugs* Sorry, bb! Severus will make it right for him, I promise! ♥
Oh, poor Harry. I'm glad he has Severus.
Yes! Poor dear! :)
To Harry, grandmothers sounded wonderful

Oh! ♥
Love little Harry helping bake.
Thanks! :)
Heartbreaking yet I see a fantastic progress towards family for both Severus and Harry. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! :)