Sadly, I am not the owner of this story. If I were, I would not be writing on FF. I do not own the story, or the characters. I am just borrowing them and will return them to their original owner.
Severus Snape looked over the school and fought to keep his eyes away from the Gryffindor 7th years, or one 7th year to be exact. While watching over the hall he listened intently to Minerva and Poppy's conversation. "She said he has never been sick before."
"Well, send him down to the infirmary and I will look him over." Poppy replied.
"Hmph, when has it ever been that easy to send Harry Potter to the infirmary? If I told him that there was something going on down there, oh he would rush off, but if I told him you wanted to check to see what is wrong he wouldn't go." Minerva said chuckling. Severus hid a grin with his hand, and for a second let his eyes drift over to Harry. He was shocked to catch Harry's eyes looking at him. After a moment, Severus looked away. For the rest of the welcoming feast Severus worried about Harry. He looked sick and sad. Severus wanted nothing more to check on him, but he could not without suspicion.
The next day in the 7th year's potion class, Severus ran his eyes over Harry and decided he looked better today; maybe he had just had an off day the day before. "Today we will be making a sleeping draught; the instructions are on the board." Severus looked toward Draco and Pansy Parkinson's table, "Miss. Parkinson since you are expecting, I would recommend letting Draco prepare the first 6 ingredients. They will be harmful to the baby."
Severus knew several of the 7th years ended up pregnant every year and wanted everyone who was pregnant even those who were not willing to share the news yet knew to be careful. Severus heard whispers and turned to two of the Gryffindors who were whispering frantically amongst themselves.
Harry was trying to convince Hermione to do the first part of the ingredients for him. "Why?" Hermione whispered.
"I will tell you after class I promise just please, do this for me?" Harry whispered back. He had to get her to agree before Severus came over to find out what they were whispering about.
"Harry, I will not do the whole potion by myself." Hermione whispered frowning at him.
"I'm not asking you to, just please do this I promise I will explain after class." Harry whispered, "Don't mention this to Ron alright?"
"And what are two parts of the Golden Trio whispering about over here?" Severus asked from in front of their table.
"Harry was asking me. Ouch," Hermione said. Harry had kicked her to make her stop talking.
"What?" Severus sneered down at them. He glanced quickly towards Harry.
"I was asking which ingredients she wanted to prepare and which ones she would like for me to prepare." Harry said quickly. "So that we were not preparing the same ingredients at the same time."
"Hmm, 5 points from Gryffindor for talking in class." Severus said before walking away. The Slytherins snickered from their side of the room. "And Mr. Potter stay after class."
After everyone had left the class, Severus waved his wand and the door closed and a silencing ward was placed around the class, "Now, what were you two really talking about?" Severus moved to stand in front of Harry.
"The ingredients, sir." Harry said keeping his eyes away from Severus eyes.
"Harry, come on don't do this," Severus said running a hand over his face, "You know why I had to end this. Please don't make it harder by shutting me out."
"I know, and I'm not trying to really I'm not. It's just easier for me if I try to go back to thinking of you as my teacher." Harry said.
"Can you do that?" Severus asked interested, "I am having a hard time remembering that you are my student. I keep seeing you laid across my bed arching against me, your body flushed and begging for me to…"
"STOP!" Harry said ignoring his body's reaction to Severus words, "Please don't do this. You said it was over, and you were right, it's safer for you if we are not together."
"When this war is over," Severus started.
"It may not be over for a long time, and we may not survive." Harry said, "May I go now, please, I have another class soon."
Severus nodded and Harry ran from the class. After he was gone, Severus said to the room, "I don't want us to be over either."
Harry was sitting in front of the fire that night with his friends when Hermione said, "You need a date."
"What?" Harry said turning to face her.
"Well, you can't stay single forever. Why not date now?" Ginny said with a grin, "I know several guys who are interested in you."
"Wait, what do you mean guys?" Ron asked.
"Anyone I dated would be a target for Voldemort." Harry said sighing not hearing Ron.
"Well, at least ask someone to go with you to Hogsmeade tomorrow." Hermione said, "We could double date."
"I don't know," Harry said.
"I know who you should ask to!" Ginny said, "Eric from Ravenclaw has been eyeing you and I heard him today in the hall saying he wanted to ask you out."
Harry thought about it for a moment before sighing, "So do I ask him, or have you already asked for me?"
"I, err, already asked," Hermione said with a sheepish grin, "How did you know?"
"This conversation was a little too convenient." Harry said grinning. "Fine, I'll go."
"Wait a minute, what do you mean you asked Eric? Why isn't Harry going to date Ginny?" Ron asked finally getting attention from the group.
"Because Harry is gay." Ginny said with a frown at him, "You know that Ron."
"But…..no he isn't." Ron said frowning at them. "Harry, you told me you were not sure."
"No, I told you I was gay, you asked if I was sure I didn't like girls, I told you since I had never been interested in girls, I was fairly confident I was gay. You replied that well obliviously I was unsure." Harry said with a grin. "But I am confident that I am gay."
"But you have been sharing a room with us guys!" Ron gasped out.
Harry frowned at him, but Ginny sighed, "Get over it Ron, Dean and Seamus are gay too." Ron glared at them before standing and walking away from them.
That weekend Harry walked with Eric down to Hogsmeade and found himself talking about cars. Eric was a half blood and his father owned a mechanic shop. "I was going to buy a car over the summer if I stayed at my relatives' house, but I was not able to." Harry told him.
"I have a motorcycle, much easier to take care of than a car." Eric told him with a grin.
Harry grinned back, "Someday, I might buy one for myself, they are pretty awesome. So where to first?"
"How about Zonkos?" Eric said, "It's not as cool as the Weasley's store, but I like it anyway."
"Sounds great," The pair wondered the store for a while, while Harry bought several boxes of candy, "If I don't have plenty I will not get any, my dorm mates will eat it all before I do!" Harry said laughing.
"I know what you mean, my mother sent me some cookies, and my dorm mates ate them all before I even got one!" Eric said shaking his head. They walked around the corner and Harry was looking at Eric as he ran into someone. He knew whom it was immediately by the feel of the body pressed against his.
"Potter, watch were you are going!" Severus snapped down at him.
"I'm sorry professor," Harry said stepping away from him.
"Sorry, Professor Snape, we will go." Eric took his hand and pulled him away, "Come on, Harry, let's go meet your friends, and eat dinner. I am glad they 'allowed' us time alone for our date," Eric said laughing, "I wish we could have had lunch by ourselves."
"Sorry, Hermione is like that, she makes plans and doesn't consult anyone else." Harry said with a grin. He glanced over his shoulder at Severus one more time. He was glancing between the two of them with a glare on his face. Harry and Eric entered the Three Broomsticks and met up with Hermione and Ron. Harry enjoyed lunch even though Ron was being a prat. He was not interested in Eric; he was a nice guy, but not Harry's type. After lunch, they headed back to the castle. Eric kept trying to take Harry's hand and Harry would not let him.
Hermione and Ron left Eric and Harry in front of the Entrance Hall. "Listen, Harry, I really like you," Eric said.
"I like you to, but I really shouldn't be dating, anyone who dates me is at risk from Voldemort." Harry said frowning Eric flinched at the name. "I'm sorry."
"That's alright, I understand, maybe though; we can still go on another date?" Eric said smiling. Harry grinned up at him. Eric glanced around before leaning in and kissing Harry.
Harry was too shocked to move until he heard, "Twenty points from Gryffindor and Ravenclaw." The boys jerked away from each other. "Mr. Cummins back to your common room. Mr. Potter come with me."
"Professor Snape, I kissed him," Eric said, "Please give me the detention instead."
"Alright, Mr. Cummins, two nights detention with Filtch. Mr. Potter, come with me." Severus said turning and heading down the hall. Eric looked shocked. Harry smiled up at him, "Now, Mr. Potter." Harry turned and ran down the hall to catch up with him. When they were in Severus office, he slammed the door shut and warded the room. "Are you trying to make me jealous?"
"No," Harry said. "We went on a date, I am single, and I am allowed to do that."
Severus frowned and walked towards Harry who walked backwards away from him until he was standing pressed against the door. "You are not allowed to date, you are mine, no one else should be kissing you." Severus leaned down and pressed his lips firmly against Harry's. Harry moaned and leaned into the kiss. Severus lifted Harry and wrapped his legs around his waist. Their erections pressed firmly against each other. "Mine."
(I deleted sex scene here….If you want the sex scene email me and I will email it to you)
Severus rested his head against Harry's shoulder. After a few moments, Severus pulled out of Harry and lowered his feet to the ground. "I shouldn't have done that." Severus whispered against Harry's head.
"It doesn't change anything does it?" Harry said closing his eyes to hide the tears.
"Harry, it can't, it's too dangerous." Severus said. Harry nodded but did not open his eyes, Severus sighed and waved his wand and they were both cleaned and dressed again.
"Am I free to go, Professor Snape?" Harry asked.
"Yes, Harry, you are free to go," Severus whispered. Harry turned and fled from the office. Severus heard his sob as he ran down the hall. Severus slammed the door shut before pacing around the room. After a few moments, he punched the door cracking his knuckles. "Damn it!" Severus muttered. He moved to sit down at his desk wondering what it was that was different about Harry his body seemed different.
Harry ran though the common room ignoring the stares he was getting. He was sure his face was red and he knew that they could tell he was crying. He ran to his room, being head boy did have the benefits have having his own room. He closed the door and laid down on his side on the bed. Harry would have loved to burry his face in the pillow and cry, but even in his distressed state, he was being careful of his baby and staying on his side. Hermione and Ginny watched him run though the room shocked. When they had seen him an hour earlier he had been laughing and having fun. "I'll kill him." Ginny said standing and heading for the door.
"Ginny!" Hermione said. "Don't you think we should find out what happened first before you go and try to kill Eric?"
"Harry never cries!" Ginny said gesturing towards the stairs where Harry had just disappeared, "He must have done something really bad, and I am going to find out what."
"Lets talk to Harry first and see what is going on," Hermione suggested. "I don't want us getting expelled. However, I will be right beside you if he has done something."
They headed upstairs and knocked on Harry's door, "Go away, Mione and Ginny!"
The two shared an amused glance, "Harry, we are coming in." Hermione said.
They walked in and closed the door behind them. The pair moved to the bed kicking off their shoes and climbing in on either side of Harry, "What happened?" Ginny asked, "What did he do?"
"He is such an asshole, one minute he wants me, the next he doesn't. He is stringing me along!" Harry said suddenly.
"Do you want me to kill him?" Hermione asked.
"NO!" Harry said shocked.
"Harry, what did Eric do?" Hermione asked.
"Eric? What are you talking about?" Harry said confused
"You came up here crying, we assumed it was about Eric, since you were just with him." Ginny said.
"No, it wasn't Eric, it was….never mind, I can't talk about this." Harry said sighing. "Sorry, I can't right now."
"Harry, while we are here where it is quiet and private, you said you would tell me why you couldn't work with those ingredients the other day." Hermione said.
"Hermione, I promise you I will tell you, right now, I just want to sleep and forget this day." Harry said, "Can we talk about this later?"
Hermione looked like she was going to protest. "Yeah, we can talk later," Ginny said pulling her out of the bed, "Sleep, I will stop by the kitchens later and bring you some food."
When they were in the hall Hermione said to Ginny, "Why did you pull me out of there? We need to find out what is going on?"
"We will, but something happened between the time that we left Harry and the time he got to the room, and he isn't ready to tell us. So we go find Eric and find out what the hell happened." Ginny said grinning.
"You are brilliant." Hermione said with a grin. They ran from the tower to the great hall. Instead of going to the Gryffindor table, they moved to the Ravenclaw table and Hermione tapped Eric on the shoulder. "Eric, can we talk to you in private for a moment."
"Sure," Eric said. When they were alone, Eric said, "Listen, tell Harry I am sorry, I tried to get him out of the detentions with Snape."
"What are you talking about?" Ginny asked.
"He didn't tell you?" at their headshakes Eric said, "Snape caught us kissing in the entrance hall, actually he caught me kissing Harry. He took points and made Harry go with him. I tried to tell him that it was my fault and to give me the detentions. He gave me detentions but still made Harry go with him."
"We were just wondering, Harry came back to the common room upset and he wouldn't tell us what happened." Hermione said.
Eric went back to his dinner and Ginny said, "Ok, what the hell happened?"
"I don't know," Hermione said, "I guess we wait for him to tell us."
That week the two watched Harry as he silently went though his classes. He was sick a couple of times and Hermione was starting to get worried. When Tuesday's potion class rolled around Harry told her, "Tell Professor Snape, that I am sick, I can't make it to class." Hermione looked ready to protest but it was obvious that Harry really was sick.
"Why don't you go see Madam Pomfrey?" Hermione said.
"If I'm not better soon I will." Harry said. Hermione nodded her head and headed to class, while Harry went and laid down. This was the only class that Ron was not in with them, so Hermione had the table to herself.
"Miss Granger, where is Mr. Potter?" Severus asked.
"He is sick, Professor Snape." Hermione said. "He was going to lie down; if he isn't better this afternoon he was going to the infirmary."
Severus was doubtful that Harry was sick, he decided that Harry must be avoiding him, and dropped it. After class, Severus went to see Minerva, "One of your lions decided to skip class today."
"Who?" Minerva said shocked.
"Harry Potter," Severus said.
"I had Harry in the class before he was supposed to go to potions, he was ill Severus. I assure you if he didn't come to class he had a reason." Minerva said.
"He was really ill?" Severus asked shocked.
"Yes, he ran from the class vomiting." Minerva said frowning. "I have asked him repeatedly to go to the infirmary he will not. If he is not better soon I will put him in a body bind and levitate him to the infirmary."
Severus smirked, "I would like to see that."
"I will let you help me at this rate." Minerva said shaking her head.
"When he is better, I will arrange for him to make up the potion he missed today." Severus said turning and leaving the room. He felt worry over Harry but shook it off, he had a stomach virus and would be better soon.