A/N: SeverusxLily, AU, oneshot, songfic

"A little fall of rain" from Les Miserables, changed slightly to fit the context.

Bold Italics=Song lyrics

October 30th 1981

"Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!"

"Stand aside, you silly girl... stand aside, now."

"Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead -"

"This is my last warning -"

"Not Harry! Please ... have mercy ... have mercy ... Not Harry! Not Harry! Please - I'll do anything ..."

"Stand aside. Stand aside, girl! SECTUMSEPRA! SECTUMSEPRA!"

Lily Potter watched as Lord Voldemort proceeded towards her baby, pointed his want at his face, but she could do nothing with so much blood coming from her. He wanted me to watch this, she thought, but he wanted me to die afterward.

"AVADA KEDAVRA!" A flash of green light erupted from Voldemort's wand, a flash that would kill little Harry Potter. But then it didn't, the dark lord was gone, and Harry Potter had a lightning scar on his forehead, left to watch his mother die.


Severus Snape walked through the door of the destroyed house of the Potters, I'm too late, at the sight of James lying dead at his feet he knew hope was lost. Then he heard a baby crying upstairs, so re ran up to the bedroom, where he found Lily inches from death. He rushed to her side, sectumsempra, he used my own spell to kill the only person I ever loved, she is beyond help, this thought brought tears to his eyes. "Lily it's me, Severus, I'm here."

"There is nothing you can do Severus."

"I have to tell you that I love you Lily."

"Don't you fret, my dear Severus

I don't feel any pain

A little fall of rain

Can hardly hurt me now

You're here, that's all I need to know

And you will keep me safe

And you will keep me close

And rain will make the flowers grow."

"But you will live, Lily- dear God above,

If I could heal your wounds with words of love."

"Just hold me now, and let it be.

Shelter me, comfort me."

"You would live a hundred years

If I could show you how"

"I won't desert you now..."

"The rain can't hurt me now

This rain will wash away what's past

And you will keep me safe

And you will keep me close"

"You'll be in my embrace at last."

"The rain that brings you here

Is Heaven-blessed!

The skies begin to clear

And I'm at rest

A breath away from where you are

I've come home from so far

So don't you fret, my dear Severus

I don't feel any pain

A little fall of rain

Can hardly hurt me now"

"I'm here"

"That's all I need to know,

And you will keep me safe"

"I will stay with you"

"And you will keep me close"

"Till you are sleeping"

"And rain..."

"And rain..."

"Will make the flowers..."

"Will make the flowers... grow..."

Severus leaned in and kissed his beloved Lily, just before she went limp in his arms. And he swore that he would fight until the dark lord was defeated, and his Lily was avenged. Severus took baby Harry and vowed to his parents that he would protect him from all danger.