TOO MUCH, TOO SOON
Chapter 11: The End
"You're back?" Harry shouted out from the kitchen as soon as he heard the door open and close. He was sitting at the table and feeding Ben a bottle. A few seconds later Severus appeared in the doorway, and leaned up against the door frame, smiling at Harry. "Well?" Harry asked, impatient. He hated it when Severus teased him like this.
"I just want to look at you for a few seconds," Severus replied.
"Why?" Harry asked.
"Because you look adorable."
"I'm feeding Ben," Harry said, frowning slightly. "What's so adorable about that?"
"It just is," Severus said and he wandered over to them and gave them both a kiss on the head.
"Severus, will just tell me what went on with Sirius? Is he ok? Is the baby ok? Is-"
"He's fine," Severus said, cutting off Harry before he exploded. He sat himself down at one of the chairs and smiled.. "Both of them are fine. He's calling the baby James."
"Really?" Harry smiled.
"Thank you so much for being with him, I know you only did it for me. I really appreciate it."
"It's not a problem," Severus replied. "In the end it was kind of enjoyable."
"Seeing Sirius in pain?" Harry asked sarcastically.
"Why do you always think the worst of me?" Severus joked and they both laughed. Harry let out a huge yawn and rubbed his eyes with his free hand. "You look tired."
"I am," Harry said, smiling and looking down at Ben. "I'll go to bed as soon as Ben's finished feeding. You can come with me if you like."
"You'll be asleep before I even begin," Severus said, making Harry laugh again. "Harry, are you tired just because of the twins… or something else?"
"What do you mean?"
"What's this about a pregnancy test?"
"Sorry?" Harry said, looking up at Severus.
"Pregnancy test… Black mentioned you thought you were pregnant again?"
Harry swallowed nervously and diverted his gaze back to his son. He could feel his heart start beating faster and closed his eyes briefly. Severus was going to shout at him, he was going to be mad, he just knew it.
"How could you tell Black about this before me?" Severus demanded calmly.
"I'm really sorry… I just… I had no idea how you would react to another baby so soon after the twins and… I…" Harry trailed off as the crying overtook his body. Severus mentally noted that if he was pregnant, the hormones would be making him ultra sensitive.
Severus stood up and took Ben from Harry's arms, who immediately started crying from having his bottle taken away from him. Severus took him upstairs to the nursery and placed him into his cot once the crying had stopped. When he got back downstairs, Harry was standing in the hallway. He smiled meekly at Severus, who put his arms around him and kissed the top of his head.
"Harry, I… I don't want you to be scared of me. It hurts me that you would feel this way."
"I'm not scared of you," Harry said, pulling away and looking into Severus' eyes. "I wanted to be sure before I said anything to you. I didn't want you to think I'd planned this or somethi-"
"Oh Harry, of course I don't think that. We're a couple, a family. We're in this together. Why don't you just talk to me?"
"I don't know. I should have. I guess I wanted someone impartial to tell me what to do."
"And what did Black tell you to do?"
"Speak to you," Harry smiled.
"I agree with him… for once," Severus said and he let out a little laugh. "Come on." Severus led Harry to the sofa in the living room.
"I don't deserve you," Harry said, out of the blue.
"Don't be so absurd," Severus replied defensively. "Harry, I love you more than anything. And I love the twins more than I ever though possible. Granted, we didn't have the best start to a relationship, but I for one wouldn't change a thing. I've got you… the twins… I'm happy."
Harry leaned forward and kissed Severus. When he broke away, he took both of Severus' hands in his. "I love you too," he said. "I'm sorry; I'll never discuss things like this with anyone again."
"So how far along do you think you are?" Severus asked.
"Well, do you remember that weekend away we had when the twins were nearly four months?"
"Vividly," Severus replied, his mouth automatically turning into a smile as he thought back to all the sex they had that weekend. They'd literally gone at it like rabbits.
"Well I think we may have slipped up an odd time. I still might not be pregnant, but I have been feeling really sick."
"And how would you feel if you are pregnant?" Severus asked.
Harry paused for a few seconds before replying "Happy."
"I was hoping you'd say that."
"Oh my God," Remus said, as he walked into the hospital room to find Sirius sitting up in the bed with James in his arms. "Wow."
Remus ran up to Sirius and kissed him hard before looking more closely at his son. "He's gorgeous," he cooed and Sirius handed him over.
"I came here as soon as I got to Ron and Hermione's," Remus told Sirius. "When you weren't there, this was the first place I tried."
"I'm so glad to see you Remus," Sirius said, a lump forming in his throat.
"I'm so sorry I missed this," Remus replied.
"Don't be, we've got the rest of our lives together… um, Snape was with me during the labour."
"Snape? But… I thought Harry was-"
"He wasn't well. Suffering from morning sickness I think," Sirius replied, adding a wink.
"Are those two breeding rabbits?" Remus laughed. "But seriously, how was he?"
"He was… ok. I know he was only here because Harry forced him to be, but I think it was good for him. Good for our relationship."
"We've been waiting a long time for you James Black," Remus said, smiling down at the baby in his arms.
"Harry, what are you doing in there?" Severus shouted through the toilet door.
"What do you think I'm doing?" Harry snapped back.
"You've been ages," Severus pointed out.
"Don't rush me," Harry said angrily.
Severus sighed and rolled his eyes to the heavens. He gave up and went to sit down in the lounge to wait. Harry was in the toilet taking a home pregnancy test Severus had gone out and bought. They were about to find out if their family was to expand, Severus was praying that Harry would be pregnant. He never in his life would have imagined a moment like this.
He knew the simple solution would be for Harry not to be pregnant. After all, they'd technically only been a couple for a few months and they were already completely exhausted with their baby twins. But the thought of Harry not being pregnant made his stomach drop. He suddenly wanted another child desperately.
"I'm pregnant." Severus looked up to the doorway to see a beaming Harry. He rushed towards him and gave him a hug.
"I couldn't be happier," Severus said as he broke away.
"Really?" Harry asked, looking utterly adorable and wiping his eyes with his sleeve.
"Yes… really. The twins are an absolute blessing, and another one? I'm a very lucky man."
"Shut up," Harry said shyly, looking down to the floor.
"Now, how do you want to celebrate?" Severus asked, kissing Harry lightly on the lips.
"Well… seeing as Molly has the twins for a couple of more hours, we could um… fuck?"
"Fuck? Isn't that what got us into this in the first place?"
"At least we don't have to use protection now," Harry said quietly, as he trailed kisses along Severus' neck and then nipped his ear lobe. He knew that would always weaken Severus' inhibitions. He wouldn't be able to resist.
"Ooooh… that feels good," Severus moaned, closing his eyes and letting Harry repeat the same thing on the other side of his neck. Harry lightly reached around and grabbed his bum cheeks.
"I want your cock in me now," Harry whispered into Severus' ear. Without wasting a second, Severus grabbed Harry's hand and marched him up the stairs, intending to give him a very good fucking.
Severus put Ben and Izzy in the play pen that Sirius and Remus had put up in their lounge, and then turned around to observe all the coo-ing that was going on. James was a week old and he, Harry, Ron and Hermione had come over to visit.
"He's got your nose," Harry was saying as he looked happily down at James.
"Do you think so?" Sirius asked proudly.
"He's got Remus' eyes," Hermione piped up, looking over Harry's shoulders. "What do you think Ron?"
"Er, yeah," Ron agreed, looking down at the baby with a frown.
"You're not really into babies are you?" Remus asked Ron, chuckling.
"They're alright, I suppose," Ron reasoned. "But they don't do much, do they?" Everyone laughed and Hermione shook her head at Ron.
"Actually, there's something I want to say, seeing as we're all here," Harry said, giving James back to Sirius and walking into Severus' arms. "We did a pregnancy test… Severus and I are expecting another baby."
"Oh wow, congratulations," Sirius said.
"Nice one mate," Ron added. "Hermione and I have an announcement to make too."
"Are you pregnant?" Remus and Harry both asked Hermione in unison.
"Oh gosh no, I wouldn't be so irresp- um, I mean, no. Ron proposed and I said yes. We're getting married."
Several hugs and squeals followed and even Severus offered his congratulations to the happy couple. As Ron and Hermione left the room to make everyone tea and sandwiches in the kitchen, Severus took Harry's hand and led him out into the garden.
"Are you ok?" Harry asked.
"I'm fine." Severus answered. "You? Are you feeling sick?"
"Only a little," Harry replied, smiling down at his still flat stomach and looking forward to watching it grow. Severus leaned down and kissed Harry sweetly on the lips just as they heard Ben begin to cry. "We're being summoned," Harry said, laughing. Harry took Severus' hand and smiled up at him.
"I love you," Severus whispered.
"I love you too," Harry replied.
- (This chapter was first posted on January 6th 2008)
- (This story was first completed on January 6th 2008)
- (This chapter was edited and re-posted on October 18th 2010)