The Potions Master's Touch

By: Jessarie

DISCLAIMER: I am not J.K. Rowling. I did not write the Harry Potter series. None of the following characters, places, or things that belong to someone else is mine, except plot. No copyright infringement intended.

WARNINGS: Naked Men, M/M, Sexual Situations, and Snogging!

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Epilogue: 2 Years Later...

Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, & Neville Longbottom all sat at a table in the Three Broomsticks. They were waiting for one more to join their number. Hermione was curled up against Ron discussing their respective jobs at the ministry. Draco and Neville were talking about some pro quidditch match they had both seen recently. Harry sat alone waiting for his love to enter.

When Severus Snape entered almost ten minutes later, Harry released an audible sigh. He stood as Severus reached him, bestowing him a small kiss.

"So how's everyone?" Severus asked taking his seat. A chorus of fine's or okay's met his question. He ordered a butterbeer and pulled Harry to him. "Sorry it took me so long. I was having an interesting discussion about how we got together with the headmaster." Severus said. Neville gulped loudly and began turning an interesting shade of red. Everyone looked confused.

"What's going on?" Harry asked.

"Well, it seems that potion Neville here botched a few years ago wasn't really botched. The headmaster knew what would happen and got Neville to help himHis words were something about house unity and calming an old hatred to bring about new love." Severus answered watching Neville get even redder.

"Nev if it hadnt worked I would be very mad, as it is though we should be thanking you." Harry said.

"Yeah!" Draco said leaning in towards Neville and whispering something into his ear. Neville's mouth dropped open and he turned to look at Draco. Suddenly, no one knew who moved first, but they were kissing. After a minute or so, Hermione cleared her throat loudly and they broke apart looking sheepish.

"Ron and I have an announcement." she said. Ron nodded and placed Hermione's left hand which he had been holding onto the table. A golden band with a red diamond glittered.

"You got engaged?" Harry asked. They nodded smiling. "I'm happy for you guys." he said voice catching.

"Severus looked at him. "What's wrong?"

"Nothing, Sev" Harry said taking something from his pocket. He placed a green velvet box in front of Severus. Harry opened it and asked. "Will you marry me?"

Severus looked shocked, then he started laughing. "I was going to ask you the same thing." he said withdrawing a similar, but red box and putting it in front of Harry.

Everyone laughed as the two exchanged their rings. Until the rings glowed white and light enveloped the two. Hermione gasped aloud and they all looked to her for an explanation.

"No ceremony for you. The rings sensed you were soul-mates and bound you." she answered the unspoken question.


Later as they were leaving Severus asked. "How did I get so lucky?"

Harry smiled. "I fell for the potions master's touch." Their kiss was sweet and passionate. Best of all it felt right.

A little ways away a meddling old man sat stroking a phoenix in a circular office at the top of a tower at Hogwarts, his blue eyes twinkling brighter than ever before.


A/N: Virtual cookies to anyone who can guess or get close enough to what Draco whispered to Neville that caused them to lock lips. By the way this is it, thanks to anyone who reviewed or enjoyed the story. It was fun to write...