Title: Voice Battle

Author: LadyFanatica

Info: The songs are 'Speechless' by The Veronicas, 'I swear' by All 4 one, 'I touch myself' by Divinyls, 'Does your mother know' by ABBA and 'I'm so excited' by Pointer Sisters.

Disclaimer: I own nothing.


It was Harry's seventh year at Hogwarts and the graduation party was nearing. After Harry's defeat over Voldemort at the end of his sixth year, he and his classmates had a relative quiet last year.

Now the whole school was in the Great Hall having dinner. The students all talked about the coming weekend and homework until suddenly Dumbledore stood up and everybody shut up to listen to the Headmaster.

"I'm sorry to interrupt you all and do hope that everybody has finished their meal."

Everybody looked anticipatory at him and so he continued.

"I have decided that this year the graduation party should be exceptionally special, just like our seventh year students. I wish for every student and teacher to stand up now."

As soon as everybody was standing, all tables and seats, even the teacher's and Dumbledore's, vanished.

"Now I want you to know that in a few moments the lights will go out and two of us all will find a piece of parchment in their right hand. Those two are chosen to participate in my 'Voice Battle'. At the graduation party they will have to sing at least three songs that describe them and their emotions. Nobody is to know who those two are!"

Everybody waited for the lights to go out, many hoping they wouldn't get a parchment. So it was no surprise that you could hear grateful sighs in the whole Hall as light flooded it again.

Harry wasn't so lucky. He could feel a small piece of parchment in his right hand. Remembering Dumbledore's words he pretended to look whether any of his friends got a parchment. Without letting anybody know he had a piece, he put both his hands into the pockets of his jeans and kept on looking through the Great Hall.

Later that night, while all his dorm mates were sleeping, Harry silently searched for his jeans and grabbed the piece of parchment. There was only one thing written, a big and bold "First".

He thought that it meant he had to sing first and the other person second. Laying in his bed he tried to decide which songs he knew, which described him best and which he could sing.

He avoided Ron and Hermione the whole weekend, which wasn't really difficult, because they were together and Harry was alone most of the time anyway. They had had all their NEWTS and only waited for the results and the following graduation party next Friday.

So Harry had exactly one week to get ready for the Voice Battle. He wished he could know who the other one was, but all he could do was find songs, learn them and not let his friends or anyone else find out that he was one of the participants.

After one week of learning, waiting and sweating for Friday to come, Harry was a wreck. He just wished it all to be over and done with. Friday morning at breakfast Ron and Hermione discussed the Voice Battle again.

"So, who do you think has to sing, Mione?" Ron asked.

"I don't have the slightest idea and it's killing me!"

Harry tuned them out and ate in silence. He had chosen a few songs about his love. Yes, he was in love with someone. Only this someone didn't know and Harry wanted it to stay that way. After all, what would Ron and Hermione think, if they knew he loved the Severus Snape? Harry smirked at the thought. It was hilarious.

He had decided to at least once tell his true feelings and what better time was there than a Voice Battle, where he had to sing about himself and his emotions?

The whole school had the following hours free and Harry prepared along with his dorm mates for the graduation party. The student body went into the changed Great Hall. The four house tables were absent and there were chairs for everyone. The chairs stood in front of a stage, which was where normally the staff table stood.

In the front row sat the teachers, in the second the seventh years, then the sixth, fifth and so on. The rows behind the first years were for the family and relatives of the graduates.

As soon as everybody was seated, Dumbledore got on the stage.

"Welcome, dear students and families, to celebrate the graduation of the seventh year with us!" He looked around at all present.

"Now I will call your name, you will come up here on the stage and get your certificates."

This was the sign for all for all teachers to go on the stage and stand in a row behind Dumbledore.

"Abbott, Hannah!"

Hannah stood up and walked to the Headmaster. She got her certificate and then shook Dumbledore's and the teacher's hands. Harry watched the whole ritual with disinterest, singing his songs ins his mind.

"Potter, Harry!"

He got up and glided to the stage.

"I'm so proud of you, my boy." Dumbledore whispered as he gave him the parchment. McGonagall had tears in her eyes as he shook hands with her. The teachers got very sentimental as soon as he reached them. Even Snape had lost his sneer and looked at him without hatred.

Harry went back to his seat and waited until everyone had their NEWTS.

As the last student left the stage, the teachers followed him and sat down again. Dumbledore was still standing on the stage though.

"Now it's time to start our 'Voice Battle'. Two persons, students or teachers, will sing songs and the rest of us will decide which performance was better. One of you got a parchment, which read 'First'. You will sing your first song, then the other participant will sing his first song. Then you two will sing rotationally."

Dumbledore left the stage and took a seat. Everybody was waiting for the first to start. Sighing Harry stood up and went to the stage. As soon as everyone else noticed him, they began to applaude.

Harry stood on the stage and looked at the crowd. He waved his wand and music started to play in the Great Hall. He closed his eyes and started to sing.

"Feels like I have always known you

And I swear I dreamt about you

All those endless nights I was alone

It's like I've spent forever searching

Now I know that it was worth it

With you it feels like I am finally home

Falling head over heels

Thought I knew how it feels

But with you it's like the first day of my life

Cuz you leave me speechless

When you talk to me

You leave me breathless

The way you look at me

You manage to disarm me

My soul is shining through

Can't help but surrender

My everything to you

I thought I could resist you

I thought that I was strong

Somehow you are different from what I've known

I didn't see you coming

You took me by surprise and

You stole my heart before I could say no

Falling head over heels

Thought I knew how it feels

But with you it's like the first day of my life

You leave me speechless

When you talk to me

You leave me breathless

The way you look at me

You manage to disarm me

My soul is shining through

I can't help but surrender

Oh oh

My everything to you

Oh oh

You leave me speechless

the way you smile, the way you touch my face

You leave me breathless

it's something that you do I can't explain

I'd run a million miles just to hear you say my name

Baby

You leave me speechless

You leave me breathless

The way you look at me

You manage to disarm me

My soul is shining through

I can't help but surrender

Oh, my everything to you

Oh oh"

As he finished the crowd cheered for him. He opened his eyes and stepped back so the other participant could sing. Harry gasped as he saw exactly who would sing now. Severus Snape went on the stage and waved his wand.

"I see the questions in your eyes
I know what's weighing on your mind
You can be sure I know my part
Cause I stand beside you through the years
You'll only cry those happy tears
And though I make mistakes
I'll never break your heart

And I swear by the moon
And the stars in the sky I'll be there
I swear like the shadow that's by your side I'll be there
For better or worse
Till death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
And I swear
oohh


I'll give you every thing I can
I'll build your dreams with these two hands
We'll hang some memories on the walls
And when just the two of us are there
You won't have to ask if I still care
Cause as the time turns the page
My love won't age at all


And I swear by the moon
And the stars in the sky I'll be there
I swear like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there


For better or worse
Till death do us part
I'll love you with every beat of my heart
And I swear
Oh yeah!


I swear by the moon
And the stars in the sky I'll be there
I swear like the shadow that's by your side
I'll be there


For better or worse
Till death do us part I'll love you
With every single beat of my heart
I swear

I swear

oohh

I swear!"

The crowd was astonished with jaws hitting the floor. Harry narrowed his eyes in jealousy that someone else had his Severus' heart. He waved his wand and stepped forward.

"I love myself

I want you to love me

When I feel down

I want you above me

I search myself

I want you to find me

I forget myself

I want you to remind me

I don't want anybody else

When I think about you

I touch myself

ooh

I don't want anybody else

so no

oh no

oh no

You're the one

Who makes me come running

You're the sun

Who makes me shine

When you're around

I'm always laughing

I wanna make you mine

I close my eyes

And see you before me

Think I would die

If you were to ignore me

A fool could see

Just too much I adore you

I get down on my knees

I do anything for you

I don't want anybody else

When I think about you

I touch myself

ooh

I don't want anybody else

so no

oh no

oh no

yeah

I love myself

I want you to love me

When I feel down

I want you above me

I search myself

I want you to find me

I forget myself

I want you to remind me

I don't want anybody else

When I think about you

I touch myself

ooh

I don't want anybody else

so no

oh no

oh no

I want you

I don't want anybody else

And when I think about you

I touch myself

uuh

uuh

uuh

aah

I don't want anybody else

When I think about you

I touch myself

ooh

I don't want anybody else

When I think about you

I touch myself

I touch myself

I touch myself

I touch myself

I touch myself

I touch myself"

During the whole song Harry had kept his eyes on his love and had run his hands over his own torso. Severus stared heatedly at his secret love. How dare he have a lover, who's not him?! He waves his wand and stared in Harry's eyes.

"You're so hot, teasing me

So you're blue but I can't take a chance on a kid like you

That's something I couldn't do!

There's that look in your eyes

I can read in your face that your feelings are driving you wild

Ah, but boy you're only a child

Well I can dance with you honey

If you think its funny

Does your mother know that you're out?

And I can chat with you baby

Flirt a little maybe

Does your mother know that you're out?

Take it easy, take it easy

Better slow down boy!

That's no way to go

Does your mother know?

Take it easy, take it easy

Try to cool it boy!

Take it nice and slow

Does your mother know?

I can see what you want

But you seem pretty young to be searching for that kind of fun

So maybe I'm not the one!

Now you're so cute, I like your style

And I know what you mean when you give me a flash of that smile

But boy you're only a child!

Well I can dance with you honey

If you think its funny

Does your mother know that you're out?

And I can chat with you baby

Flirt a little maybe

Does your mother know that you're out?

Take it easy, take it easy

Better slow down boy

That's no way to go

Does your mother know?

Take it easy, take it easy

Try to cool it boy

Take it nice and slow

Does your mother know?

Well I can dance with you honey

If you think its funny

Does your mother know that you're out?

And I can chat with you baby

Flirt a little maybe

Does your mother know that you're out?

Well I can dance with you honey

If you think its funny

Does your mother know that you're out?

And I can chat with you baby

Flirt a little maybe

Does your mother know that you're out?

Does your mother know that you're out?

Does your mother know that you're out?"

Harry smirked and waved his wand. If Severus wanted to play, he would play, and for the record, Harry played dirty.

"Tonight's the night we gonna make it happen,

tonight we'll put all other things aside!

Give in this time and show me some affection,

we're going for those pleasures in the night!"

He stepped forward to Severus.

"I want to love you."

He put his left forearm on Severus' right shoulder.

"Feel you."

Now the right forearm on Severus' left shoulder.

"Wrap myself around you."

He clasped his right leg around Severus' waist.

"I want to squeeze you."

He pressed his body into Severus'.

"Please you."

Now he ground his groin against his love's.

"I just can't get enou-"

Severus pressed his lips on Harry's and thoroughly snogged him. Harry wrapped his arms around his love's neck and his legs around his waist as Severus took his ass and lifted him.

A loud scream in the Great Hall broke them apart. Ginny had realized what she was seeing. As the two remembered where they were, they quickly left the stage and the Great Hall.

"Do you want to come with me?" Harry asked flirtatious.

"Sure."


FIN