Looking for Presents ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: Looking for Presents
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x3
Prompt: #17: Nativity / #18: Old Christmas Movies
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 held tightly to Severus hand as they walked through the town. There were a lot of other people who thought it was a good shopping day, he decided and he kept close to Severus. Harry chewed on his lip, he had no idea what to get for Severus.

"Look, Mum, a nativity scene! Da would love it!"

A child's voice drew his attention and Harry glanced over at the display with a small grouping of porcelain figurines, Mary cradling the baby Jesus, and smiled. It was pretty, but not what Harry was looking for.

He wanted something very special.

Severus looked over the toy selection in the small Muggle shop with a scowl. The display of old Christmas movies that were classics when he was a boy, Severus thought, shaking his head. As much as Severus wanted Harry to continue to know the world his mother had grown up in, he desired the best of the Muggle world for him.

Merlin knew he'd already seen enough of the worse sort there.

Moving to stand behind Harry, Severus put his hands on the thin shoulders.

"Do you see anything you'd want Father Christmas to bring you, Harry?" Severus asked casually.

Harry stared at the floor and bit his lip. He couldn't tell Severus what he'd put in his Father Christmas letter!

"Did you write a letter, too, Sev'rus?" Harry asked, trying to divert Severus' attention.

The hands on his shoulders tightened fractionally and Harry's head snapped up but much to his relief, Severus was smiling.

"Adults don't typically write to Father Christmas," Severus said, leading Harry away from the Nativity scene, passed the old Christmas movies, and out the door. "How about some hot chocolate?"

Nodding, Harry took Severus' hand. "You deserve a present, too!"

Severus smiled, squeezing his hand.


I was really hoping Severus would find Harry's letter to Father Christmas though I suspect I know what he asked for.
:) - I suspect you are correct!
Aww! This series is really warming my heart this year. :)
I hope so - it's for you! ♥
Aw, I'm getting so excited for them as Christmas approaches. I think it's going to be a good one this year.
Severus is working hard to make it the best! :)