A/N: gah, sorry i'm so slow with these! I dont really have any good excuses... so here's the next chapter! And I'm sorry that it's so short but I thought I should upload something because it's been like forever! I will try and make the next one longer to make up for it. Enjoy, and don't forget to review!

chapter 5

Martha paced around outside Snape's office while she waited for Donna to come out. She was very nervous wondering how it was going in there, she hoped Snape was going to take the news well. She wished she could have gone in there and given her friend morel support, but this was something Donna had to do by herself. Martha crossed her fingers and told herself that if Snape wasn't happy she was going to kick his ass.

"Severus..." Donna started nervously "there's something I have to tell you."

Snape looked at her in concern. "What is it Donna?"

"I..." She looked down at the ground trying to find the strength to tell him what she came here to tell him. It would be so much easier to just leave, but Martha was right, he deserved to know. She had to tell him. "Severus, I... I'm pregnant," she blurted out, she bit her lip and waited for his reaction.

He stood still for a second just looking back at her, and she almost wanted to cry. He was mad at her, she knew it. He didn't want this baby and now he not going to want anything to do with her.

But she could not have been more wrong. After a second of looking shocked his eyes lit up with joy and a big smile spread across his face. "You are?" he asked.

Donna nodded. "Yes."

Snape rushed forward and wrapped his arms around her happily. "Donna this is wonderful!"

She grinned as she hugged her beloved, almost overwhelmed with happiness. "Oh Severus, I'm so glad your not angry, are you really happy about this?"

He pulled back and looked deeply into her eyes. "How could I ever be angry with you? Especially over something like this that is not you're fault? I love you Donna. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. And now we are going to have a child together. How could I be anything but overjoyed?" He brushed her cheek softly with his thumb.

Her heart felt so full she thought it might burst. "Severus..." she said, her voice wavering with emotion. He leaned down and kissed her softly on the lips. When they pulled apart he layed his hand on her belly and she covered it with her's.

After a minute of silence he said "Donna... I have to confess something."

Donna looked up at him in concern. "What is it my love?"

"The potion's I made for you when we made love... I told you they would prevent this from happening but..." He looked down at the ground. "I lied to you Donna. I'm sorry. They weren't real potions and I knew they wouldn't do anything to prevent pregnancy. I should not have lied to you, but I just... couldn't stand the thought of losing you. I thought that you would never want to be with someone like me, that you would find someone better and leave me. But I thought if I gave you a reason to stay... Then maybe you might not leave." he finished, looking back into her eyes.

She didn't know what to say. "Severus, I... You know I would never leave you. I love you," she said sincerely "and I don't want anyone else." She was touched by the vulnerability she could see in his eyes, he really was afraid of loosing her. "You never have to worry about losing me, because there's nowhere else I want to be except wherever you are."

He searched her face. "I have to know if you are happy, Donna."

She returned his gaze with as much passion as she could put into it. "I'm happier than I have ever been. I want to be with you, for the rest of my life. As long as I live, Severus. And we are going to have a baby, you have given me everything I ever wanted from my life, true love and a family." She had tears in her eyes from the depth of the strong emotions of love she was feeling for him.

Snape looked at her deeply with his piercing grey eyes locked on her's. "Marry me, Donna."