M.P.O.: Ok, this is my first AU Severitus. i'll let you guys get to reading, so here you go!
Disclaimer: (only typing this once so read it now lawers!!!) I do not own the Harry Potter world. i mearly own the idea for this fic and the names and personalities of the characters therein.
Prolouge: First-born Secret
Rain pounded the ground outside a small house, little rivers of murky water sloshing by on the'r way to the ditch. A lone candle illuminated the window, filling the room beyond with a soft golden glow.
The single room hut had a small kitchen, complete with cabinets. Along on wall sat a narrow bed, the covers piled on one end beside a wooden bedside table. A woman with lank red hair paced the room, wall to wall, clutching her swollen stomach protectively. In one corner stood a small figure, it's long fingers twisting a wet cloth as it's large blue eyes followed the woman.
Beside the door sat a chair, the man sitting in it dozing peacefully. Long black hair framed his pale face, and his black robes were rumpled as though with lack of proper sleep. A sharp cry startled him awake, and he jumped up, obsidian gaze searching the room before landing on the woman, who bent over her stomach, biting back another cry of pain.
"Lily? come on, get in bed, i'll send for the mediwitch." He helped her into the bed, beconing the house elf over and muttering instructions to it. With a nod the small wrinkled thing dissappeared with a sharp crack. He turned back to Lily and his expression softened as he took in her pale face, drenched in sweat. She reached out, grabbing for his hand and squeezed hard.
"Severus," she gasped, her emerald eyes locking with his black ones. "He can't know, N-not yet..." she bit her lip against another contraction, shivering when it passed. A second later the house elf popped back into the room, accompanied by a young mediwitch, a small bag slung over her shoulder. Without a word she brushed past Severus, pushing him into the chair as she started to help Lily.
An hour later, Lily lay in bed, propped up on several pillows as seh cradled her new baby. Severus sat beside her, one long finger tracing the babe's cheek, as he stared in wonder.
"Neither James, nor Dumbledore can know. They have to think he is James' son, if only for a little while. Severus?"
"Yes?" He looked up, a small happy smile seemingly glued to his face.
"I need to charm him to look like James. If...if we die, find him and take him. Don't let Dumbledore rule his life, please." She stared at him, her firey gaze boring into his cool one, pleading with him. He droped his gaze to stare at hte child and nodded slowly. Lily smiled at him and kissed his cheek softly. She reached over and grabbed her wand from the bedside table and began a long chant in Latin. Severus watched, intrieged, as the childs face rounded and his nose shortened a bit. Five minutes later, a minature James Potter lay in Lily's arms, cooing softly.
A knock on the door startled them both and Severus scowled, swiftly gathering his robes. With a last look at his son and a kiss from Lily, he disapparated. Not three seconds later, James poked his head inot the room, entering fully when he saw the blue wrapped bundle in lily's arms. She smiled up at him and handed over the newborn, greeting Sirius and Remus as they entered also to oogle over the child.
"Harry James Potter!" he said, bouncing the small bundle gently. Lily smiled, but said nothing.
'Daemon Tobias Snape.' she thought, smiling at her child.
A year later saw Severus Snape on his knees in Dumbledore's office, his face streaked with tears, hair hanging limp and frazzled from the many times he had pulled it in his grief. Albus' eyes held no twinkle as he looked upon the sobbing man.
"I have sent young Harry to his relatives, along with a note explaining everything." He told the half aware potions master, popping a lemon drop into his mouth. Severus stiffened, looking up slowly, his mouth open in horror. He knew of lily's sister, and he also knew that he could do nothing...while he was here. Slowly he pushed himself to his feet and walked out, shutting the door behind him. He straightened, casting a quick cleaning charm on himself as he strode down the corridor, heading for the entrance hall. Within ten minutes he was stiding across the lawn and pushing open the gates, disaparating as soonn as he was free of the wards.
Wisteria walk was quiet when he arrived, and he began walking, searching every doorstep for some sign of the one year old child. Finally, at Number Four on Privet Drive, he spotted what he was looking for. A small blanket wrapped bundle lay on the doorstep, shivering in the cool night air. Showing surprising agility, Severus jumped the hedge and crossed the yard in five steps. he stared down at the gurgling toddler, tears catching in his throat at the sight of those haunting green eyes, before picking up the bundle and stroking the pudgy cheek. A small hand wrapped around his finger and 'Harry' cooed up at him, melting the icy walls surrounding his heart. Rushing back to the alley, he disaparated, the newly named Daemon Snape tucked safely in his arms.
M.P.O.: what do you think? kinda short i know, only four pages on paper (front side only). Don't worry, the chapters will be longer. Please Review and tell me what you think.
To anyone who reads my other fics, it's going to be a while before i can update DC and DH;AE...darn writers block. this is the first plot bunny i've had in awhile and it's really taken a hold, four chapters written in three days!