Here is another short for Severus. I hope you enjoy it.
They say it cleanses and washes everything away. I suppose that's why he stands under it for so long, to somehow try to erase all the darkness and maybe to forget in some way.
Water should wash away more than just our sins. If it could cleanse the soul, perhaps then we'd all be saved.
But no. He stands out there catching his death without a single ounce of weight lifted from his tired shoulders.
In that rain he tries and tries and tries to move on and finally let go. The curtain of rain stands between us and I keep watching until the rain stops. When it does he returns looking guiltier than before. Their ghosts are heavy on his shoulders and the dark still stains his eyes.