Gingerbread Men ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: Gingerbread Men
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x 4
Prompt: #13: Holiday Baking / #14: Christmas Cocktail / #15: Homemade Ornaments
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 tried very hard not to bounce on his toes as Severus laid out the ingredient for the holiday baking they were going to do. Aunt Minerva was coming for tea and they were going to make gingerbread men as a treat.

"We need to prepare the ingredients before we get started, Harry, as it simplifies the process."

"Like when you brew a potion, right?" Harry asked eagerly.

"Yes, baking is similar to brewing," Severus told him with a smile, cracking eggs into a bowl. "You need to slowly add each item as I ask for it, understand?"

"Yes, sir!"

Severus smiled at Harry's enthusiasm as he began to stir. One by one, the boy carefully added each ingredient in turn, his tongue poking out the side of his mouth in concentration.

"Now, we stir until all the spices are incorporated into the flour, before we can add it to the other ingredients, but first—"

"Can I put in the golden syrup?"

"May I." Severus corrected gently.

"May I, please?"

Severus grabbed the other bowl and set it in front of him. "Add your golden syrup."

"Sev'rus, may I use one gingerbread man as an ornament on the tree?"

"And see, we made these at school, Aunt Minerva." Harry held up the clothespin snowman he'd made for the tree. "And Sev'rus let me decorate a gingerbread man as another ornament!"

Severus hid a smile behind his teacup as Minerva dutifully admired Harry's handiwork, his mind on the letter to Father Christmas that Harry's teacher had slipped him this afternoon.

Minerva shot him a look. "A very handsome gingerbread man, Harry, and his fellows are delicious. Did you help make them?"

"Yes, I helped with everything!" Harry beamed. "Except for your special cocoa drink."

Harry pointed to her Christmas cocktail.

Severus eased the door shut, Harry finally asleep. Making a mental note to monitor the boy's sugar intake more prudently, Severus walked through the quiet house. A flick of his wand took care of the dirty Christmas cocktail glass and the last of the holiday baking mess.

Harry's gingerbread man ornament did seem to have a Snape nose, as Minerva pointed out. She'd been delighted when he'd sought her counsel on his Christmas idea for Harry, promising to help. Minerva'd been humming as she collected his graded term papers and Floo'd back to Hogwarts.

Smiling, Severus collapsed into his chair.


Harry's having so much fun helping Severus prepare for celebrating a wonderful Christmas. But he's not old enough to help with Aunt Minerva's special cocktail. :)
LOL - I think Harry was good with that! Thanks!
Wonderful. I happen to know another little boy who enjoys helping with gingerbread men. It's a favorite thing we do together at Christmas. So glad Harry gets to experience that, too.
Love your icon.

Is it murder ... or suicide?
It's perfect thing for little (and big) boys to help with at Christmas! And tasty, too! :)

Thank you! it.
Thank you!
Adorable, simply adorable. This story, little Harry, and the love these two have for one another. Kudos.
Thank you!
Just lovely!
Thank you!
Dear lilyseyes

Thank you so very much for your Little Harry Series. I love every new installment you write and share with us. It's so nice to see this sweet story unfold.
Thank you so much!
Aww! Nice to see Harry happy here, doing all the fun Christmas things kids love so much. *happy sniff*
*hugs you* Yes, Harry needs some 'happy' in his life!

Thank you! ♥
This is going to be the best Christmas ever! Thwnk you for the update.

PS do you know any really easy ginger bread recipes?
Thank you!

I don't, but I googled a few for this drabble set - so I knew the ingredients! :)