Here's a really short Lily/Snape one-shot inspired by The Cranberries song Dreams.

Disclaimer: Everything you recognize belongs to JKR not me.

I looked up from the old, frayed pages of my charms text book to glance out at the sun setting over the Hogwarts lake. The sky was tinged with purples and pinks as the last few rays of sunlight shot out across the sky. I took a deep breath, and closed my book, setting it down on the grass beside me -- finally giving up on trying to read after having read the same paragraph five times in a row.

I heard the ruffling of papers and turned my head away from the lake to glance over at my best friend sitting beside me, who was now looking at me with concern in his dark eyes. His black hair brushing lightly across the tops of his shoulders in the light spring breeze.

"What is it Lily?" he asked me quietly.

Not knowing how to answer him, and not even completely sure I wanted to, I turned my head back toward the lake. Small ripples appeared on the smooth, glass like surface of the water as the creatures below came up for air, still entirely hidden beneath black and pink surface of the lake. I watched the water fan out in circles as I sat there thinking about the answer to the question that Severus was still waiting to be answered.

Best friends. Thats all there was between the two of us, yet there was a part of me -- no matter how many times I tried to ignore it -- that was screaming for there to be something more. I sighed, and turned back to him once more, knowing I could no longer ignore what my heart had been telling for the past few months.

I sat there for a moment, staring into his eyes still full of concern for me, trying to decide the best way to phrase exactly what it was that I wanted to say to him. He reached out his hand, taking my own small hand to hold it within his own. And that's when I realized that the best way to say what I wanted to tell him required no words at all.

Slowly, I leaned toward him until our faces were only an inch apart -- still staring into his dark eyes all the while. And then after a few seconds nervous hesitation I gently touched my lips to his. Then just as gently, he wrapped his arms around my waist pulling me closer to him, as I wrapped my arms around his neck, deepening the kiss.

After what could have been hours or even days later for all I knew, but was actually probably only a few minutes, he pulled back to stare into my eyes once again. The concern that had been in his eyes only moments ago had been replaced by a tender adoration that I didn't recognize, but which sent butterflies streaming into my stomach.

We stared into each others eyes for an indeterminable amount of time, words failing both of us. But as I had learned only too recently, sometimes there are no words required to say what it is you want to say -- and I leaned in to press my lips to his once again.

I don't think this is my best, there are a few rough spots that I wasn't quite sure how to fix. So if you have an ideas of how to make it better or any other comments at all I'd love a review. =]