Title: A Perfect Day for Harry
Author: goldenpaw72 [aka cyrunge and goldenpaw]
Summary: Harry casts a curse upon Snape. Snape must repeat the day over and over again until he gets it right. Perfect for Harry that is. These events are seen through Harry's eyes. Companion piece to a "Loop in Time" S/H
Disclaimer: Not mine. No money made.
Feedback: Always welcome
Author Note: PWP, this is the companion piece to a "Loop in Time"
Excerpts from the Personal Diary of Harry Potter
May 29th - Morning
After several weeks of looking through the restricted section, I've finally found the perfect curse to cast upon the perpetual thorn in my side since day one -- Snape!
The curse is called, "Repeto Diu". The cursed person has to make the repeated day perfect for the caster. At the moment, I have nothing in mind for a perfect day, all I know is that I want to see Snape go slightly insane trying to figure it out. So until that happens, it might take a few repeated days. Oh well, I'm sure I can survive. I just have to remember that once this curse is cast, only Snape and I will recall what happens on each repeated day. Therefore, I must pretend that each day is a new one, otherwise Snape will suspect something.
Wish me luck!
May 29th - Afternoon
I have done it! I cast the spell as I was leaving potions. Snape didn't even feel it. Of course, he looked like he was suffering from a headache, as he kept rubbing his temples throughout class. You'd think for a potions master, he'd be willing to drink his own vile concoctions to get rid of the pain. He must be a masochist or something. Well, starting 'today', smirk, Snape gets to keep on having that same headache, especially if he woke up with it this morning. So far, this curse is going well, but it's not perfect yet.
May 29th - Day 2
Watched Snape talk with Dumbledore at breakfast, Snape looks utterly confounded. Snape hasn't caught on yet as to what has happened. He just probably thinks Dumbledore is crazy. Which I think is true as well.
Showed up for potions class this morning, Snape looked at the students as if they were insane, Snape says that it's Saturday and a Hogsmeade weekend. I stayed quiet, as the rest of the class told him, that 'No, today was friday and they had class.' Snape's face took on this weird look. He muttered under his breath, something to the effect that the entire class must have gotten together to pull a prank on the Potions Master. He then told our class that he's decided to cancel class and make the weekend come early. Snape then yelled at us to get out. Snape looked utterly confused. HAHAHAHA, my plan is working. I just have to be patient.
May 29th - Day 3
Again, watched Snape talk with Dumbledore at breakfast. Snape looks like he's about to explode. Dumbledore, the poor man, can't understand why Snape is acting so oddly. Hehehe! I feel like those evil geniuses from movies who rub their hands together manically as their plot comes to fruition.
I tagged along with Ron and Hermione once more to go to Potions class. Personally, I'm glad that this was our only class for the day, I can't imagine trying to get through Binn's history class day after repeated day, shudder. Anyway, it was pretty much a repeat of Day 2, Snape frowned and just yelled at the students that class was cancelled and to get out. I think Snape's headache just got worse, I swore I saw the vein in his forehead throbbing. Snape did not show up for dinner.
I look forward to see what happen's 'today' tomorrow.
May 29th - Day 4
Hmm, Snape did not show up for breakfast this morning and when I joined Ron and Hermione down in the dungeons for classes, there was a notice on the door saying classes were cancelled. Okay, maybe I haven't thought this through, how can I have the perfect day at Snape's expense if I can't see what Snape's up to. I convinced Ron to spend the rest of the day flying over the Quidditch pitch.
Snape did not appear for lunch or dinner.
May 29th - Day 5
No change from Day 4, Snape posted noticed that classes were cancelled. Tempted to see what he's doing down in his labs. Will just wait him out and see.
May 29th - Day 18
Classes cancelled, again! This is getting old fast. Only so much Quidditch practice I can take. Spotted Snape in library for the first time, he was in the restricted section. He looked determined. Stayed out of his way. Must say though, surprised he's not cracked yet. Spent day studying for NEWTs, make use of my time. Who knows, if I spend each day studying and I'm the only one who will retain the information from each previous repeated day, I could be smarter than Hermione. *Grin* But studying is not what I would call a perfect day.
May 29th - Day 30
Classes cancelled, what else is new. Spotted Snape again in the library, he looked like he was cracking. Finally! But why am I not pleased by this aspect, as much as I'd hoped I'd be. I feel a slight ping of concern for the man, so I approach him for the first time and ask what's bothering him? He ignored me and and went back to his labs, taking a stack of books with him. So far, he's not located the book I found the spell in, of course he won't, the poor devil, I've got it wrapped in my invisibility cloak at the bottom of my foot locker.
Spent the day studying. I'm learning so much useful stuff, spells, hexs, potions.
May 29th - Day 31
Same as yesterday, almost down to a tee, except this time Snape checks out another new set of books. I approached Snape again and asked him what was bothering him? He looked at me strangely, but this time he actually answered. Says he's got a headache, that it has been annoying him now for what feels like forever. Why won't the man take some potion or something to make the day more tolerable? And why does it bother me that much that he hasn't? I'm getting soft. I wanted him to crack and here he is, doing just that. I'm not happy and my day certainly hadn't gone perfectly. Spent the evening studying in the library. Have taken to hiding what I'm learning from them, otherwise they would become suspicous. Of course it's not as if they would remember the next repeated day that they had been.
May 29th - Day 50
Snape appears to have gone through the entire library, to no avail. So now he's walking the halls aimlessly. He looks like a ghost of his former self. I approached him, asked him if everything was okay. He says he's just been feeling down as of late, and I respond back and ask him if he's talked with Dumbledore about things. He told me no. He walks off in a different direction, as if he doesn't care. I take to shadowing him, to make sure he comes to no harm. I am truly worried about the man, but I'm afraid to approach him to let him know it was I that put him into this position and that it is up to him to make the day perfect for me. Strangely enough, even if I did, I couldn't tell him what would make me day perfect, because now, I really don't know. Learned a new spell, more advanced than Alohomora to get through locked doors and wards, may come in handy.
May 29th - Day 60
No sign of Snape at all so far today, it's after lunch already and this really worries me. I decide to take the chance and spy on him.
I took my invisibility cloak and headed down to his rooms in the dungeon. Got to use the new spell I learned a few days ago to get through Snapes wards. The entire set of rooms were cast in darkness, I was very concerned, until I found the man's bedroom. He had a small fire going and it cast shadows on the sleeping man. He looked so tired, so worn out. I left him in peace.
I really wish I could tell him, but I'm afraid he might kill me.
May 29th - Day 73
I attended breakfast as per usual and tried to steer conversation into new areas. Getting tired about hearing yesterday's events for the umpteenth time. Snape showed up for breakfast. He looked much better. Followed Ron and Hermione to Potions class, this time no notice on the door. He'd decided to teach again. Snape was in an odd mood, he encouraged Neville in his attempts to make his potion poorly. In fact, he wanted to see how wrong each of us could make our potions. Hermione of course could not, her's was perfect. Snape took points from her for not following directions. Of course, it's not as if the points would stay gone, they would return to the same number when the day repeated itself. After class was over, I approached Snape and asked if he was off his rocker. Asked him, what if someone had gotten hurt was this little experiment. He just shrugged and told me to get out as it was none of my business.
May 29th - Day 83
Ok, I thought for a while there, things had gotten better, Snape had looked fine and was going about his day, teaching a different potion each day. Yesterday, he'd even had us brewing a love potion. It had even been fun to watch Draco pour some of the potion on Ron and to see who he feel in love with, seems Ron looked at Goyle just after that had happened. Today, though Snape seemed most despondent. My concern for the man grows, I approach him after class, try to talk to him about my life and how I felt like he's feeling now, especially during those summers in the first few years here at Hogwarts. He seems in some small way greatful for my talk with him.
May 29th - Day 84
Spent another day in Potions class, this time I just watched Snape do his thing. He seemed better today, maybe my talk with him did help. I've never noticed before, but Snape is quite passionate about his work, it's almost bordering on an obsession. I wonder what else he could become passionate about. I'm finely realizing what I might actually want in a perfect day. It's not quite there yet, but at the moment, I have all the time in the world at my fingertips to pursue just such a perfection.
May 29th - Day 115
Skipped breakfast, went straight to the kitchens and got something to eat. Dobby was ever so helpful. Snape decided to switch topics. He taught us some Dark Arts today. Snape is quite knowledgable on the subject, maybe it wasn' a rumor after all that he wanted to teach DADA. I talked with him after dinner about just that. Said that he had indeed been wanting that position for some time, but that Dumbledore didn't feel it was in the schools best interests to let a former Death Eater take such a role, that it would upset the parents too much.
May 29th - Day 136
For once, Snape approaches me, tells me he would like to spend the day with me, teaching me and getting to know each other better. I show my scepticism, must not make it appear that I am eager, considering just 'yesterday' I loathed the man.
After spending the day with the man, I am happy. I now know what it is that would make things perfect. Somehow, I have to convince Severus that he loves me, because I now know that I am falling in love with him.
May 29th - Day 160
Must remember that each day is supposed to be just a natural progression of the 'day before'. It's becoming more and more difficult to not let on that I know more than I do, considering I've had 159 days of the same day, and Severus is now wanting to spend more time with me. I still have to show my scepticism everytime he wants to chat. I no longer come to him, as he's shown vast improvement as he looks remarkably healthy and happy. I believe he's finally started taking a potion each day to combat the headache he wakes up with each morning. I've fallen head over heals in love with the man. From his irreverance but obvious affection for the Headmaster, to his ability to be sarcastic, to his passion about Potions...everything about him is fascinating. I now know exactly what would make my day perfect, but I still have to have patience.
May 29th - Day 195
Severus and I have spent each evening playing chess now for well over a week. He's played the last several nights games the same way. I think he's caught on to the fact that I was the one who had something to do with his curse. Severus started being very friendly to me a few weeks ago, with casual touches here and there on my shoulder and arm. As I didn't flinch or react as if I just tolerated the man, he must have realized that someone who had barely stood the man 'yesterday' was now comfortable and accepting of him 'today' was not possible. Yet, he's been playing along going about each day, again and again as if nothing is wrong, but I think not much longer. I just wish I knew how he felt about me, so that I could tell him how I feel in return.
May 29th - Day 196
Severus started the chess game exactly the same way, he picked white and moved the exact same pawn. I slipped, I said, "Must you start the game the same way everytime?" My eyes had widened with surprise, and then I sighed with relief. There it was done, it was now out in the open and on the table. Severus asked me what I had done to him. I told him about the "Repeto Diu" curse. That the cursed person has to make the repeated day perfect for the caster. He didn't ask me why I had cast the curse on him and what my reasons were. He just asked me simply what would make my day perfect. I opened my heart and soul to the man, and in my gaze he saw all the love I felt for him and the passion and lust as well. His gaze became unshuttered and I saw the same reflected back at me. I smiled and he held out his hand to me. That night was beautiful, it was perfect!
Severus woke up and he saw me lying next to him. He smiled and said, "Thank Merlin, no headache!" I laughed at him. Spent the entire day in bed, getting to know one another better. I thought yesterday had been perfect, but I was wrong. Apparently, it can only get better.