Coping with the Pain The only way I know how
Summary: Severus discovers Harry smoking. After all, abused kids need to cope with with the abuse, right? Well besides cutting.
A/N: I dont own Harry Potter.
" You will get your wand back when you get done cleaning the remaining cauldrons. " Was all he said as he went to his desk and began to grade the papers there.
Breathing deeply, Harry walked over to the sink again and started cleaning again. He'd show that git that he wasn't lying.
When Harry got done, Severus walked over and inspected the cauldrons again.
Seeing the same result as the first two cauldrons, Snape reached into his robes and took out Harry's wand and handed it back to him. Harry looked at his wand and then back at Snape.
Snape resisted the urge to roll his eyes and said, rather reluctently, " I apologize for accussing you of using magic to clean the cauldrons. "
Harry didn't respond, but he did reach out for his wand and took it. He turned to leave and Snape said,
" Same time tomorrow, Potter. "
" Yes, sir. " Harry replied and left.
Severus turned and raised his own wand and put the cauldrons away. When he turned to go himself, he stopped mid-turn and looked back at the sink. Potter had forgotten to let the water out. He raised his wand to banish the water when he noticed that the soap in the water had a slight pink hue to it.
' Odd.' He thought as he vanished the water and went to his chambers to turn in for the night.
" Alright Potter, you'll be cleaning the desks and floors. " Snape said as stood in the middle of the room, facing Harry.
" Yes sir. " Harry replied and began with the desks first. When Harry got to the tenth desk, he stopped.
" Tired, Potter? You still have 8 more desks and the floor to clean. " Snape said.
' 8? There's only 7 here. Wait..Does he really think that I'm going to clean his own desk for him. ' Harry thought as he started to breathe hard, but then stopped and tried breathing normally. ' Just keep calm. Just wait until this is done. Just a few more desks and then the floor. ' Harry continued to think as he went to the next desk and began to clean it.
But before he went to the last desk, Snape's. He stopped again. " Sir? " He said, hating that he had to ask.
" What is it now, Potter? " Snape asked back.
" May I go to the bathroom? " Harry asked.
" Can't you hold it? "
" No. "
" 5 minutes Potter. No less. " Snape replied.
Harry couldn't believe it, Snape was letting him go! He shot out of the room and to the nearst bathroom.
Once there, Harry went into a stall, put the lid down and sat down. He began breathing hard and pulled out his pocketknife. He rolled up his sleeve again and placed the blade to his forearm and began to slice.
5 minutes went by and Harry hadn't returned.
" Why did I even let him go? " Snape asked out loud to himself and went to find the brat.
He knew that the nearst bathroom was a minute's walk away from the dungeons and went to it.
This time, Harry had almost 6 lines across his arm when he heard foot steps and pulled his legs up and slow down his breathing to where he knew that no one could hear it.
" Potter! " He heard Snape shout.
' Oh shit. '
" I know your in here Potter. Come out now! "
Caught between a rock and hard place, Harry decided that it was pointless to hide and stepped out of the stall.
" What was taking you...Potter, what the hell are you doing with that knife! " Snape shouted when he saw the blade and then the soaked sleeve of Harry's left arm.
" What do you think? I can't smoke. So I went to plan B. " Harry answered sarcasticly, keeping a firm grip in the pocketknife.
" Not any more. Accio Knife. " Snape said with his hand out and Harry gripped the knife harder when he felt the pull of the knife leaving.
" Potter, stop this. " Snape said.
" No! " Harry replied and grabbed tighter as the knife continued to pull towards Snape.
" Your getting real good at saying that word. Accio Knife! "
Finally the knife came out of his hand, causing him to hiss. The blade had cut into his hand. Snape caught the blade and put it into his robes, after putting the blade down and went to Harry.
" Let me see. " He said.
" It's nothing! Just a nick. " Harry protested.
" Then why is your blood falling on the floor? " Snape questioned sarcasticly holding out his hand.
Harry relented and held out his hand with his fist still clinched tight, Snape could see a small part of the cut and knew that it was deeper in the middle of Harry's hand.
" Open up your hand. I can't see through your fingers. " Snape said and waited for Harry to open his hand and when he did, Snape saw that it was worse then he thought. " Come with me Potter. "
When Harry made no move to follow, Snape walked over to him and put his hand on the boy's shoulder and pushed him forward. The flinch that followed had him raising an eyebrow, but he would question that later.
Harry quickly noticed that that they were going back to the dungeons and passed the classroom. They stopped in front a door Harry knew and didn't want to go back to ever again, Snape's office.
Here's ch. 3 Hope ya'll like it
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