A/N: My third update in a day. I must be really really bored, or a really really sad person with a really really sad life. Whatever. Here's the next in the The Grimmerie collection for you to enjoy and devour. Please review when you're done!

Title: For Good Part I

Characters/Pairings: Severus Snape, Harry Potter

Lyrics: For Good by Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

Setting: The Shrieking Shack, May 2nd 1998

Summary: Severus realises he is going to die, and so carries out his final act.

5. For Good Part I

"I'm limited...just look at me."

Searing pain, and then the warm of gush of blood, pouring out as if it would never stop. Closed eyes, and life beginning to ebb away like water down a drain.

He knew he was dying, he could feel it, his body getting weaker and weaker and weaker. But there was just one more thing he had to do before he left this earth.

"I'm limited...and just look at you,

You can do all I couldn't do"

The boy needed to know. He saw him in his peripheral vision, an expression of utter horror and panic on his face – that face, he though bitterly, was not one he wanted to see when he was about to die.

But there was no time to worry about that now. He had to get him to understand, so that he could finish this all off.

Younger hands at his neck, trying to stop the bleeding, but in vain.

"So now it's up to you...now it's up to you"

And now something else – not blood, but silvery-grey, neither liquid nor gas, pouring out of him as the last of the red soaked his clothes.

"Take...it..." he tried to say, but he couldn't find his voice, so instead he reached for the front of the boy's clothes, pulled him forward so that he could see his face properly. No, not his face. His eyes.

"Look...at...me..." he begged, wanting desperately for him to look him in the eye – to convey what he wanted to say without speaking.

He did.

"Now it's up to you"

A/N: Was it good? As I said, I don't have much experience with the Slytherins or the 'bad' characters, so I hope it comes across alright and it's not completely rubbish or incorrectly portrayed. Everytime I think of the song For Good Severus/Lily immediately springs to mind, so I thought this would suit this title.

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