A/N: Yes I know it took me forever to get this thing out, but things got in the way.  A) A-kon (super awesome fabulous anime convention)  B) I got sick  C) I'm working full time at my job as apposed to part time.  Anyways the point is that I finally got it out and let me apologize in advance for it being a complete crap ridden epilogue.  I think the muse just hasn't been with me with this epilogue, but I needed to get it done, I got it done and I got out what I had to say so I am happy now and feel as though a weight has been lifted from my shoulders.  Now for another small weight to be lifted from my shoulders.  No offence to anybody and especially to this author, but is it just me or does it seem to anybody else that the fic The Past and the Present by Silverblue55 is overly similar to this fic.  I know there are differences in her fic but as I've read it, it seems to be following the exact story line….It could just be me, but who knows.

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The Young And The Hopeless


            Harry and Severus agreed to wait a few more months until Harry had officially graduated from Hogwarts to carry on their relationship.  Severus had already waited long enough to find out if Harry would accept him as he was presently, he could wait a few more months.  It would also give Harry time to re-analyze the situation and decide if this was really what he wanted and not some rash lusty teenage decision.  Severus kept up his usual act around Harry and they corresponded more truthfully to each other through letters. 

            After the Hogwarts end of the year feast Harry went to meet Severus down by the lake, by the tree where he'd first found Sev that one faithful day.  Severus stood by the tree waiting for him.  'Hey you,' Harry said as he approached.

            'Hello yourself,' Severus said.  He snaked his arms around Harry's waist and looked down into his eyes.  'You're still sure about this?'

            Harry pulled Severus down into a passionate kiss.  'I've never been more sure about anything in my life.'

            Severus smiled.

            'I've had plenty, if not too much, time to think about how I feel about you, even though I first fell in love with a younger you, it was still you.  It did take me some time to realize that, but I'd already made the decision about how I felt when the younger you left.  I'm yours, then, now, and forever.'

            'We'll leave for Snape Manor tomorrow if it's okay with you,' Severus told him.

            'That'll be great,' Harry said with a smile.

            For the first time in his life Harry felt like he had a real home he'd be able to come home to.  Snape Manor was everything he'd imagined and more.  Severus' family had been pretty wealthy and they left everything to him.  Harry and Severus spent the entire summer together getting to really know each other again.  Harry getting to find out the things that had happened during the time of Sev and the time of Professor Severus Snape, and Severus getting to find out the things that he'd forgotten about and some things that Harry had just never gotten around to telling him. 

            Their relationship soon became a physical one again.  Severus had been apprehensive about it knowing he wasn't quite how he used to be and Harry still being the nice bit of hot arse he'd remember him being from the time of Sev.  To Severus' surprise Harry never seemed to notice. 

            Eventually the summer ended and Severus had to return back to Hogwarts for teaching.  Harry still hadn't decided exactly what kind of career he wanted to go into yet.  So many things had looked appealing and he couldn't easily decide, and since he and Severus were already set for life in the financial department, money really was currently not an issue.  When Severus had to go back they made arrangements with Dumbledore for Harry to stay with him during the school year.

            Harry didn't become part of the official Hogwarts staff, but he helped out with various things here and there over the school year.

            And generally as life would have it Harry and Severus in essence lived happily ever after.

A/N:  Yah uber sucky epilogue, but sue me why don't ya.  I pretty much just kinda wanted to wrap things up with all things are happy and honky dory and such.  I swear that I had planned to add more in here, but I can't remember now that I've written it.  I know if peeps review this chap they will be telling me how much it sucks, but I did what I wanted to do and it's finally done and I can start on my next fic which will be an AU Harry/Remus one.  If you read various pairings and happen to like my work, look forward to it because the first chapter is done on paper and needs to be typed.  It's been fun doing this fic and I am more than happy with the great response I've gotten out of it.  One of my most popular fics to date I believe.  Thank you all!