The Perfect Gift ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: The Perfect Gift
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x 2
Prompt: #22: Tinsel / #23: Winter Solstice
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's voice was soft as they walked down Diagon Alley, taking in decorations celebrating Yule, Christmas, and Hanukkah.


"What's tinsel?"

Severus blinked as Harry's voice was dead serious. "I believe Muggles invented tinsel to represent icicles to place on their Christmas trees."

"Where do Christmas trees come from?"

Severus almost smiled, knowing most parents would be irritated by now, but he was delighted Harry was confident enough to ask. "It goes back to when the ancient people, wizard and Muggle, celebrated the Winter Solstice. Their celebrations at having survived the first half of winter became known as Yule—"

Harry listened intently as his dad told him how the winter solstice became Yule and then Christmas. They'd even bought some tinsel for their Christmas tree that was charmed to sparkle in the dark. The allowance money he'd saved was heavy in Harry's pocket, reminding him that he needed a present for Severus.

Suddenly, Harry saw just what he wanted in the window of a shop. He stopped suddenly.


Harry smiled at him. "I'll be right back, ok?"

"All right." His dad watched as Harry disappeared into the shop.

It took almost all his Galleons, but was worth it.


Aww! They are so sweet as a little family. And I can't wait to see what Harry got his dad. *sniffs happily*
Thank you, bb! I'm glad you are enjoying this years series.
This is adorable, as is the entire series. And now I'm darn near dying of curiosity as to what Harry has purchased for his dad.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
Hope your Christmas was awesome and Happy New Year!
Aw, love Severus explaining about Yule and Christmas. Can't wait to see what Harry bought. :)
Thank you! :)
A cliffie??? Nicely done!