Smooth Skating ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: Smooth Skating
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x 2
Prompt: #5: Frozen Pond
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.

Harry hung onto Severus as he took small, shuffling steps out onto the ice. The pond had frozen over finally and Severus was teaching him to ice skate.

"Move your feet away from each other," Severus told him, demonstrating what he meant. "Do it slowly and concentrate on your balance."

It took Harry four trips around the small pond and two spectacular falls on his bum, but Harry could finally propel himself around the pond. He grinned broadly and looked up at Severus.

The pride in his guardian's eyes took his breath away – is that how a father would look?

Severus watched as Harry's jerky movement became smoother and he was soon skating steadily around the pond. The child's elated grin warmed Severus' heart, but it was his determination and tenacity that made Severus proud. It took so little to delight Harry and Severus had decided he liked doing it.

His thoughts flashed to the adoption papers that resided in his desk and the uncertainty he felt over the surprise he'd arranged for Christmas. After a year of work and preparation, he was suddenly having second thoughts.

Did Harry want him as his father or would he reject Severus' offer?


Two uncertain people reaching out to each other. Soon they'll be a family.
Yes, indeed they will! :)
Just a few hundred words but you always manage to leave me in tears. I don't know which one's clenching my heart more: Severus' insecurities in being a father or Harry's insecurities in being a son. But they're doing so well and it's a joy seeing them happy at last ♥
*smishes* They'll be okay - they have each other!
Aww, I really liked this. Poor Harry needs a family.
I think Severus is as needy! Thank you!
You had better sign those papers, Severus. *glares*
LOL! Yes!
*sniffs hard*
Just beautiful. *cuddles them both*
They'll be the perfect little family. <3
*hugs you* I think they will!
Aw, that was lovely.
Thank you!
Oh, the ache and longing they're both feeling makes my chest tight. It'll all be all right though, I know it.
*hugs* They are both tenacious! :)

Thank you!
Family is just around the corner for both of them-can't wait for that episode!
Thanks! :)