Best Present Ever ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: Best Present Ever
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x 4
Prompt: #20: Warm Winter Night / #21: Evergreens
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.
A/N: For [info]alisanne

Harry sat on the floor in front of the warm fire, using the table to colour in the Muggle colouring book Severus gave him as a Yule present. The evergreen trees in his picture were different shades of green, but Harry thought they looked quite good. He was careful to stay in the lines as he wanted to give the picture of a doe in the forest to Severus as a gift. The Yule log popped, sending a flare of flames up the chimney.


He looked up as Severus came from his lab, a golden goblet in his hand.

Severus set the goblet carefully on the table and sat down on the couch. "Come sit with me."

Harry immediately set his colouring aside and sat beside him, hands clenched in his lap. "Did I do something wrong?"

Severus felt a twinge in his chest, pulling Harry closer. "No, Harry, nothing wrong. In fact, I'd like to give you a special present."

Drawing a scroll from his pocket, Severus set it on the table and unrolled it as Harry watched with wide eyes.

"Or perhaps I should say, give both of us a gift for Yule." Severus felt inexplicably nervous.

Harry leaned over the parchment, trying to read the fancy writing. He looked at Severus with a puzzled frown. Severus continued to stare into the crackling fire for a moment, before looking at Harry.

"It's an adoption agree—"

Harry didn't give him a chance to say anything else as he flung himself into Severus' lap and hugged him hard. "Yes! I want to adopt you as my dad!"

A low rumble went through Severus' chest where Harry's ear was pressed before Severus lifted him to meet his eyes.

"And I want you as my son," Severus told him, smiling.

Severus sat with his sleepy son in his lap, inhaling the fragrance from the evergreen boughs Minerva brought as a Yule offering when she came to witness the ceremony. Harry chose to be blood adopted, which thrilled Severus, and he'd been proud when Harry swallowed the potion without a grimace.

"Dad?" Harry tried out the name.

"Yes, son?" Severus replied, marveling at the subtle changes in Harry.

"This is the best present, ever."

Severus let his eyes trace over Harry's features, his face a little more oval and hair smoother. "It is indeed."

"Love you, Dad."

"I love you, Harry."


adopting a dad... just the cutest thing ever. Blinking hard but I still need some Kleenex <3
Aww! *hugs you hard*
I found Harry's assumption that he's adopting Severus so sweet.
Thank you! A child does seem to think the world revolves around them, don't they?
*sniffs* So sweet.
Thank you!
The cutest adoption ever... This made me laugh and cry at once. ^^

I love your wonderful and heartwarming story. Thank you so much for sharing!

I wish you as merry a Yule (or whatever you celebrate) as Harry's and Severus's will be. :)
I hope you had a Blessed Yule, a Happy Christmas, and wonderful New Year!

Thank you!
Aw, that was lovely. I adored Harry saying he wanted to adopt Severus as his dad! So cute. Nicely done.
*sniffs hard*
Yes! Just perfect. And now they have each other. <3
Love this, bb! Thank you. *glomps*
*smishes you* I'm so glad you liked it! ♥!

Little Harry has his 'dopted Daddy now!
Perfection-adopt a dad is just the best idea ever.
Thank you! :D