Title: lily of the valley

Characters: Severus Snape and Lily Evans.

Summary: And they would whisper about her, saying, "That's the girl who saved Severus Snape." Unrequited Snily freeverse.

Notes: Gahhh. I like it. Enjoy?

He watches her.

He watches her l-o-v-e and laugh

and live her life with/out him.

Watches her sparkle,

and glitter,

and *outshine* anyone who dares to even



Lily Evans.

Just as b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l,

he thinks,

as she was when they were ten.

Even more so.


Lily Potter.

Not quite so beautiful;

not quite so brilliant.


Lily Snape.

Not quite so happy,

not quite so

F R E E.

But still b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.



Lily is b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l, and brilliant,

and happy, and FREE, and fierce.

She is *fiery*

and open and honest

and kind and s~w~e~e~t,

and most of all,



She ignores him.

She sees him,

of course she does.

He hovers at the corners

where she meets her friends,

leans against the


side of the t~r~e~e

where she's reading.

He watches as *Potter* begins to become


and hides behind the open doors of the church

one T-h-u-r-s-d-a-y morning

that will change her.


Lily Evans.

She is honest and open

and scared and s~w~e~e~t.


Lily Potter.

She is b-r-i-l-l-i-a-n-t and happy

and FREE and fierce,

and she's nervous and haunted and

being watched...


Lily Snape.

She is the girl that Lily could've,


should've been;

she could've been the saviour,

the martyr,

the b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l queen.

She could've been the *angel*

and people would w~h~i~s~p~e~r about her,

saying, "That's the girl who saved

Severus Snape."



Lily is scared and haunted

and bro/ken and b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.

Severus is the same,

not that he knows it,

because he only has eyes for Lily Evans,

the girl she used to be.