Sorry I took soooooooo long to update but I didn't want to submit just anything. I was having a major block because I didn't plan the end of the story. But today I finally got something.

CHAPTER: Beautiful Summer.

"Are you sure about this," Conner asked unbuttoning his pants.

"Yes," Lily said assisting him in his attempt to pull down the almost skin tight bellbottoms. He laid on the bed and she attempted to pull the bellbottoms off his legs. "Wait, I have an idea?" she said.

"What," he asked breathless.

"What if I tie you to the bed, wouldn't that be sort of... I don't"

He laughed. "No."

"Well if you have to be that way then fine. I've done it thousands of times with by boyfriend at school. It's what everyone does. But if you don't want to I'll just leave."

"Wait, wait wait," he called after her. "Do it."

She gave him a mischievous seductive grin. "What can I use." She asked.

"I have some ties in the chest, top drawer."

Lily walked over to his chest of drawers and retrieved four ties from it. She came back to him and encouraged him to move up further up the bed. She took his hands and spread them out and tied it to the bed post. She went down to his waist and pulled down his tidy white underwear until it left his legs. She looked down at his naked body and smiled but she really wanted to laugh. "Very nice," she said.

"I know a lot of girls tell me that."

Lily thought in her head that a lot of girls lied to him because it was sort of comically small or either Severus was abnormally large, which she knew was not true as she saw in sex books it could be bigger than his even.

She took his feet and spread them open and tied them to the foot of the bed. She looked up at him and smiled. She took out a lipstick from her pocket. "I don't usually wear lipstick. I borrowed this from Petunia." She said. She walked around the bed and stopped close to his face. "You know my sister, the one who you treated like a slag." She took the lipstick and began to write a note on his skinny, boyish chest.

"What are writing Lily?"

"A love note," she said casually. He sat up trying to see and she pushed his head back down, "No peeking."

"So when are you going to get this done."

"Now," she said casually. "But I can see that you are half way there on your own."

He tired to shift in the restraints.

She laughed and tossed her hair over her shoulders. "Severus you can come now, "she shouted.

"What," Conner stuttered. Lily laughed at him and bit her bottom lip.

Severus walked in the door and looked at Lily and then to the naked boy on the bed. "I can't believe you wrote that, that would ruin his reputation for life," Severus said.

"I know, I'm brilliant aren't I."

"Unite me," he started shirting and pulling at his bounds but the tied very tightly. "I'll tell your mother you little bitch"

"Hey, hold your tongue Mister." Severus said to him.

Lily looked bored. "You have the camera Severus."

He took it out of its carrying bag and handed it to her.

"Hey what do you need a camera for, put it away or I swear I will kill you both."

Lily took the camera and pointed it at Conner and clicked. The bright flash lit up the room. She took several others.

"Hey Lily," Severus said.

"Yeah," she replied, watching Conner struggling and cussing under his breath, while turning extremely pink.

"Why don't we put a ruler next to his little thing there to show that it's life size?"

She grinned. "That's really mean Severus."

"I know but can you really help it, I mean look at it, I can't believe he let anyone see it."

She nodded ginning and she went to the corner where his stationary was and pulled out a six inch ruler. She handed it to Severus and he went over to him and rested it on his leg. "Heavens, it's barely making four inches."

Conner started to cry at this point but Lily found that she had no sympathy for him. Severus backed away from the body that was now shivering in tears. Lily snapped the camera a couple more time and then smiled at Severus. "That's it," she said.

She walked over to Conner and leaned in close to his face. "If you tell anyone about what you did to Petunia, I mean if you even breathe a word of it. I will make sure that I post this across the entire neighbourhood."

"Get away from me you dirty little slag; you're just like your sister."

Severus walked over to him. "You really don't want to be saying that about my girlfriend right now. I may bring knife into the picture."

"That's not necessary Sev, just as long as he understands that he has to call Petunia and tell her that he only broke up with her because he's a raging homosexual and he has a boy crush on Wentworth."

"I'm not doing that"

"Yes you are," Lily said matter-of-factly. "It's what it says on your chest anyway. Look it reads: I am gay; I am waiting for you Wentworth."

"It does say that," Seveus said in agreement. "I'll take the deal if I were you."

"Just get the fuckk out of my house."

"So I take it that we have a deal," Lily said. "Good lets skate Sev."

Lily put the camera back into the bag and walked out the room with Severus in tow. "I think he learnt his lesson."

"I told you he fancied you." Severus said.

"Yeah well how was I to know that the guy was jerk?"

"You realise that when I go home I can use a potion to develop those pictures and they will move," Severus pointed out walking out of Conner's house behind Lily.

"That would be so awesomely wicked."

"Yes it would wouldn't it. I'll send it to her tomorrow."

"Wait, you're going home."

He stopped in his tracks. "Well I figured that my mother may need a bit to help with things," he replied.

Lily smiled up to him and hugged him. "It's okay to admit you miss her, she is your mother."

"I know," he said, wrapping his hands around her.

"When you go home, come back real quick you hear, I'll miss you so much." She reached up and kissed him on his cheek.

"Hey I don't fancy being caught by your mum. No snogging, now that your parents are back, okay."

"Okay but I think they must have realised by now. I mean you are always here."

"If they know we're together then why do they still allow me come around?"

"Because they like you Severus," she said hitting him on his arms.

He looked so surprised by the idea that she laughed at it.


Severus stood across the road looking at the door to his house. He hadn't been there for more than a month. He felt his heart racing at the prospect of going back home. He pulled his trunk across the street and walked up the stairs. He took out his wand and opened the door and walked inside. He could hear the TV playing Coronation Street, his mother's favourite soap opera.

He walked to the living room with his trunk in tow and sat on his chair opposite her. He looked at her face. He could see her mouth hung open slightly, she was asleep. "Mum," he said. He found that he had adopted some of Lily's speech in the short amount of time.

She didn't rouse from her sleep, she just grunted slightly. "Mum," he said louder. Her eyes darted open and she sat up and stared at Severus with a terrified look on her face.

"Mum, it's me, Severus."

She held her hand over her heart and let out a sigh of relief. "Severus, you're home," She said. She got up and walked over to him and began to hug him and kiss him all over his cheeks. "My son, you finally came home."

"Yes, but I will like to breathe though," he said referring to the fact that she was hugging him so tightly.

"I'm so sorry Severus; I just miss you so much. I fixed your room, I got you a new bed," she commented.

"I don't need a new bed my bed is fine."

"I know but I wanted to give you something special, come and see," she said. She pulled him along up the stairs until the came to his room. She pushed open the door. There was a fresh coat of green paint on the walls. He saw that there was a king sized bed in the middle of his room, he had a new chest, a new desk and new books, everything in the room seemed to be new.

"Where's all my old things," he asked her.

"You don't need all that old stuff; you can have all the nice things all other good boys get, just like you deserve."

"How can we afford this," he asked walking in the room.

" A couple of years ago I opened a letter to your father form the bank, apparently a rich uncle left a small fortune in his name in care of a banking officer. I never told him about it because I know it would be all gone before I could blink."

"So it's his money you took."

"No, it's our money. We put up with him for so long, I gave him a good funeral I buried him with a good name, it's a fair trade I think. You deserve this, this is yours."

When she said it, he felt like he truly deserved it. He had been a good child all his life, always trying his best to please everyone and all his life he got nothing in return. It was time he got some sort of reward. "Thanks mother," he said softly.

"Don't thank me, it's yours too. Now you can buy all that underwear you wanted."

He laughed slightly. "I have those already."

"Well maybe you can buy that nice girlfriend of yours a gift."

"I gave her a gift already, the book. I hope you don't mind." He knew she would mind and he could see from the look on her face that she did but she was most likely not about to say anything about it.

"I wondered where it was," she said softly. "But I suppose it was yours to give."

"Yes," he replied.

"Did you tell her not to read chapter seventeen?"

"Yes I did and she said she wouldn't. She's not the type to do things when she is told not to, although she did contact you when I told her that I didn't want to talk to you."

"I thank Merlin that she did."

He smiled at her. He liked his mother this way, she seemed happy. "Hey mum," he said softly.

"Yes son," she asked quietly.

"Does this mean you can do magic now."

She looked at him and tilted her head to the side. "One day at a time son, everything will fall into place eventually."


There was only one time in his memory when he had felt this excited about September 1st. It was his first day on Hogwarts express, when he felt was being carried away from all his troubles. Today was that sort of day again but for different reasons. He was going to see Lily again. After he went home, he never got a chance to return to Lily's. His mother took him on a vacation to see the old houses of England, something she always wanted to do. He loved sharing that with her and wanted their happy moments to last forever. There were even some times when she was able to perform simple spells. It was the best of times, he would never forget those two weeks they spent on vacation, just him and his mother and no threat of his father looming near. He wrote Lily regularly to tell her where he was and what he was doing. She sounded so happy for him but she always reminded him that she missed him to much and she sent her hugs and kisses in the form of Xs and Os.

He sat on the train and looked out the window. He wasn't seeing Lily anywhere, he knew that she said she would be there at ten thirty but she hadn't come yet. He sighed trying not to let worry sink in. He heard someone come in his compartment. "Here's taken," he said, not looking at who it was.

"Oh, then I'll just leave then," the voice said.

He turned at it because it sounded so familiar. It was Lily and she was grinning at him. She reached out and wrapped her hands around him and planted the deepest kiss on his lips. "I missed you so much," she said between kisses all over his face.

"I missed you too," he replied quietly trying to not draw attention to the compartment.

She released him and took his hand and sat down with him close to her as possible. "So tell me in one word, how was your summer?" she said smiling.

He bit his lips and pondered. So much had happed during the summer, some of them were bad, most of them were good but all of them could be summed up in one word. "Beautiful," he said simply.


NOTE: Yes, I finished it. I am so happy. I was really one a roll today. Three updates and they were all over two thousand words.

So since I worked so hard can you guys leave a review pretty please?

It's only a few more days until our ship is proven to be right. He He.

Happy reading to all my Snape/Lily readers.