Challenge 361: Win or Lose

Losing to Win

'It doesn't matter if you win or lose. It is how you play the game.' That was how the saying went, but Harry wasn't sure if it applied to Severus. He knew that if Severus lost, then they would play again until the Potions Master won.

Harry glanced at the time and then back to his pieces.

"Any day now, Harry."

Looking at the smirk on Severus' face, Harry made a decision.

Severus' smirk deepened as he took the piece Harry moved. "Checkmate."

Harry suppressed a smile. Now, they could go to bed with time for more than sleep.