Hogwarts and Harry ~ Severus & Harry ~ PG

Title: Hogwarts and Harry
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating :PG
Pairing: Severus Snape & Harry Potter
Author: [info]lilyseyes
Word Count: 100 x 4
Prompt: #30: Christmas Socks / #31: New Year's Resolution
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 wiggled his toes in the red Christmas stocking, complete with a reindeer on each foot, which the headmaster had given him. Although Harry was still wary of the wizard, he did rather like the socks. His dad told him they were perfect for the chilly dungeon floors of their rooms. They'd arrived yesterday, Harry wide-eyed as he got his first look at Hogwarts. He'd been uncomfortable, the large rooms making him feel very small.

His dad had taken his hand, though, bring Harry to their cozy rooms, where his bedroom was an exactly copy of the one at home.




Severus smiled as he watched Harry explore their quarters. Being able to have his son at Hogwarts with him would simplify their living arrangements, but he was a bit suspicious of Dumbledore's unexpected support. Minerva believed he'd paid the Dursleys a visit and used Legilimency on them. Severus, however, believed Dumbledore had deeper motivations and made a New Year's resolution to find out what they were.

"Dad, can we go visit the house-elves again?" Harry asked with a smile.

Severus snorted. "You just want the biscuits they hide in your pockets."

Harry grinned. "They're not as good as your biscuits!"




After lunch in the kitchens, Harry held his dad's hand tightly as he showed him how to get to the Great Hall. The amazing ceiling took his mind off how big the room was. Harry was staring at it, Dad's hand his shoulder, when Aunt Minerva found them.

"Oh, there you are!" she walked up to them, her eyes on his socks. "Hmm, Albus' gift, no doubt."

Harry nodded, but pressed against his dad's leg when he saw others with her.

"It's all right, Harry," Dad told him. "These are other professors who teach here."

Harry gave a tentative smile.




Severus tucked Harry into his new bed and pressed a kiss to his forehead. It was New Year's Eve and they had celebrated the year's end with Minerva, Poppy, and Filius. Harry liked both his new friends, although he'd shied away from the exuberant Hagrid and pessimistic Trelawney.

Looking down at his son, Severus renewed his resolution to provide Harry with the best life he could. There would be enough time to prepare him for Dumbledore's bloody prophecy when he was older.

For now, Severus resolved that Harry's childhood would be carefree and he would never doubt he was loved.


Comments

Very good. :)
Thank you!
Aw! Severus should know he'll be well loved in return. :)
Just lovely, bb!
Thank you, bb!
Fantastic! I am glad that Minerva and Filius are both on Severus' side!
Yes! Thanks!
A lovely introduction to Hogwarts and its teachers. I can see how Hagrid's exuberance might be a bit scary to a shy boy like Harry. And Trelawney is just creepy with those eyeglasses, spacey attitude and probably the odor of sherry.