Please Don't Walk Away

Disclaimer: I do NOT own Harry Potter or any of the characters and places associated with the series. The song "Your Guardian Angel" Is by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.

A/N: This is a Snarry fic. Contains SLASH! (duh) Don't like, don't read. I know songfics are usually pretty lame but I heard this song and this story just played in my head like a movie and I could not resist. Beware of ooc-ness.

I can't believe this is happening. Why would he do this to me all of the sudden?

Harry sat, staring forlornly into his bottle of whiskey before taking another deep pull. He had, over the last seven days, commandeered Hermoine's head girl room and doomed her to life on the common room sofa. Over the week he'd sat alone; the room heavily warded, and drank himself into a stupor. A vicious cycle of crying and drinking until he puked followed by passing out, only to wake and find that it WASN'T a dream and proceeding to do the same thing all over again.

Seven days already; I can't keep this up. I have to show him that I need him; but how?

Halfway through his second bottle of liquor that day, he had a stroke of genius…or at least that's how his drunken mind saw it.

"That's it! Why didn't I think of this sooner?" Fumbling for his wand, Harry conjured himself an acoustic guitar. "I'll write him a song! That'll show him that I love him, the slimy bastard!"

Harry worked for two straight days and nights, nursing bottle after bottle of whiskey while scribbling away on copious amounts of parchment and strumming his guitar until his fingers bled. The usual pounding on the door and yelling from his friends was the only thing to break his concentration. Another such pounding was going on at that very moment, which happened to be six in the morning.

"HARRY JAMES POTTER YOU OPEN THIS DOOR THIS INSTANT!" came the shrill scream of one Hermoine Granger.

Harry ignored the incessant pounding for all of five minutes before his frazzled nerves could take no more. He flung the door open and gave his best death glare to his best friend. The moment she saw him, her eyes flooded with tears.

"Oh Harry! What happened to you?" Seeing the tears begin rolling down her cheeks Harry couldn't bear to turn her away.

"Come in 'moine and we'll talk." Still heavily intoxicated, Harry stumbled through the parchment covered floor and collapsed on the bed, Hermoine not far behind.

Once she settled comfortably beside him, she grabbed him into a comforting hug.

"Tell me." She whispered. And that all it took for Harry to break into heaving sobs.

"It all started last Thursday after potions…"


"Potter! Stay after class" Harry glanced up to Severus with a confused expression.

"Y-yes professor."

As the other students packed up their books, Harry waited quietly at his desk, anxious to see Sev in private. It had already been three days! Once the last student filed out, Snape cast a powerful locking and silencing charm and turned to face Harry. The boy stood and began walking briskly towards his lover but Severus held up a hand, halting his progress. Harry felt the cold hand of dread curl in his gut; something was wrong.

"Sev what..?" The potions master interrupted him before he could continue.

"Mister Potter, I'm afraid that we will have to…discontinue this liaison between us. I ask that you no longer call me by my given name, and that you refrain from coming down to my private rooms." Harry, shocked and hurt searched desperately in his lovers eyes for some kind of emotion, any hint that this wasn't really what Sev wanted. Alas all he saw was a blank, cold stare.

Tears flooded vibrant green eyes and Harry choked on a sob as he tried to speak.

"I-I don't understand Severus, please what did I do wrong? I'm sorry! Whatever I did I'm sorry! P-please don't leave me alone!" By the end of his pleading Harry was close to hyperventilating and had screamed himself hoarse. Looking down for a moment to wipe his eyes from under his glasses, Harry missed the pained expression that flashed across his loves face. By the time he looked up, it was gone.

"Mister Potter, I will not ask you again. Do NOT use my given name. Now I suggest you stop by the hospital wing and get a calming potion before you go to your next class." With that, Severus turned his back on Harry, and exited the classroom.

Harry clutched at his chest; the pain was crushing! He couldn't breathe! Face drenched with tears and anguished sobs escaping his shaking frame, Harry raced out the door, through the dungeons and all the way up to the Head Girls room that belonged to Hermoine where he promptly locked himself in, and everyone else out.

(End Flashback)

"He dropped me for no reason 'moine, after SIX months! He didn't look effected at all!" Hermoine stroked his hair in what she hoped was a soothing manner.

"I don't know what to say Harry. I never expected you to be in a relationship with Professor Snape of all people. All I can say is that if you really love him; you have to fight for him."

Hermoine had stayed for another hour during which, she threatened Harry with bodily harm if he didn't show up in the great hall for breakfast the following morning. The boy-who-lived tossed and turning for hours before deciding five thirty was a good time to get up and start drinking.

When breakfast time rolled around, Harry decided it was time to put his plan into action. He was going to show Severus and everyone else just how in love he was. Strapping his guitar onto his body and grabbing the small bottle of scotch (Sev's fave) he weaved his way to the Great Hall, Bumping into the occasional suit of armor along the way.

By the time Harry made it down, breakfast was in full swing. He could hear the loud chattering of the students just beyond the large wooden doors. He gulped down the last of his liquor and pushed the doors open. The noise died down surprisingly quickly as everyone turned to stare at the drunken mess that was the boy-who-lived. Harry didn't see anyone but Sev though. The bottle slipped from numb fingertips to shatter on the ground.

(A/N: you MUST play the song 'Your Guardian Angel' by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus while reading this part, it really makes a difference. You can play it on youtube for free)

Looking only at Sev, Harry took his guitar in hand and taking a deep breath he began to sing the song he had been writing during his time holed up in the head girls room.

"When I see your smile
Tears run down my face
I can't replace
And now that I'm stronger I've figured out

How this world turns cold
And breaks through my soul
And I know, I'll find deep inside me
I can be the one

I will never let you fall
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to Heaven"

Severus, who had been staring at Harry in shock, sucked in a sharp breath at the line the boy had just sung. No one in the great hall missed the meaning behind that lyric, obviously alluding to his duty in the war.

Harry continued to slowly walk towards the head table as he sang on.

"It's okay, it's okay, it's okay

Seasons are changing and waves are crashing
And stars are falling all for us
Days grow longer and nights grow shorter
I can show you, I'll be the one

I will never let you fall
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to Heaven"

By this time, Harry was right in front of the head table, with a wave of his hand, he set his guitar to play itself off to the side as he continued around to Severus. He grasped the potion masters face tenderly and continued to sing.

"'Cause you're my, you're my, my
My true love, my whole heart
Please don't throw that away

'Cause I'm here for you
Please don't walk away
And please tell me, you'll stay, stay"

Severus was trembling, fighting the emotions coursing through him and tears were rushing down Harry's cheeks. The rest of the hall watched on in shock but was forgotten by the two men.

Harry continued.

"Use me as you will
Pull my strings just for a thrill
And I know, I'll be okay
Though my skies are turning gray

I will never let you fall
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to Heaven

I will never let you fall
I'll stand up with you forever
I'll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to Heaven

I will never let you fall
I'll stand up with you forever"

When the music died down, everything remained silent for what seemed like an eternity. Harry tried to look into Severus' eyes, but the man was staring blanking at his own lap. Harry's hands slid dejectedly off of his loves face, and thinking he had failed, he stood and turned to leave.