The Cost of Disobeying One's Dom
Entering his Potions lab, Severus closed the door as he tried to control his breathing. His mind kept on replaying that one moment when he'd been unable to protect Harry, the bloody gate attached to more cement than he could possibly fathom being thrown at him. Breathing harshly, he leaned against the solid table, trying to calm himself down, so he could think rationally. If he went out there now, he would do something he would regret later on. Never in his life had he wanted to hit someone or something so much. He'd never been one for violence, not after seeing his parents at it all the time. He'd never be a hard core Dominant, it was probably why his previous…relationships had never worked out. What he had with Harry was perfect, or had been, until now. He was beginning to truly wonder if Harry even still wanted to be in this sort of relationship. If that was the case…would their relationship survive? Merlin, things were getting very complicated, and he wasn't going to get an answer standing here.
When he was feeling calmer, he nodded to himself, resolutely determined to go through with his thoughts. Severus stepped out of the Potions lab, seeing Harry sitting there looking sorry for himself. There was no sign of defiance in him now; honestly, he was bone achingly tired. Part of him just wanted to sleep. Unfortunately it wasn't going to happen any time soon.
"We need to talk," Severus stated, his face blank and his voice impassive. "Truthfully and without censure."
Harry nodded, staring at the floor, feeling extremely worried and anxious. When the silence continued, he felt like he was going to go mad.
Sitting down in his favourite armchair, the heat from the fire warmed him up. It was just too bad his emotions weren't as easy to warm. "Harry… is this relationship what you really want?" Severus asked, closing off the emotional end of the bond, so he could do this without feeling guilty.
Harry's head snapped up, his green eyes glimmering with fear and apprehension. He swallowed thickly; how could his Dom think for a second he didn't? Merlin, he had gone too far; what if it cost him the one thing he wasn't ashamed of in his life? No, it wasn't over, it couldn't be, god, it just couldn't be. Stiffening his shoulders, he looked Severus straight in the eye "Yes," he replied honestly, damned if he let this go without a fight. He hadn't expected Severus to get tired of him, honestly he hadn't, and hopefully it wouldn't be too late to salvage things.
Pinching the bridge of his nose, Severus was unable to stop the relief flowing through him. He didn't want to lose Harry, but he doubted very much he was capable of a normal relationship. Him and his damn bloody possessive tendencies made that next to impossible. He'd always been that way; he'd never had a way to control it until the solution fell into his lap, courtesy of the club. "Are you sure? The way you've been acting lately would indicate otherwise," Severus stated firmly.
"I couldn't let you go alone, it's me he wants, so it's me he'll get," Harry said seriously, "I've never ducked away from a fight, Sev; it goes against everything I am. I don't want innocent people dying trying to protect me when I can fight myself…not that I give a fuck about them. It just doesn't sit well with me, sitting on the sidelines…and I would never want anything to happen to you. I need you alive and kicking, not lying dead in a ditch in some attempt to prevent the inevitable. You told me I would have to face him, and I swore I would, not for the others but for you, to keep you safe."
"I am supposed to keep you safe," Severus calmly said. "That is the entire point of me being your Dominant."
"I know, but I can't be two people at once. I've tried that, out on the streets by myself," Harry said tiredly, "You said it yourself, I have to defeat him; that means fighting. Just because I'm fighting it doesn't mean you can't protect me. I just don't want you sending me away. I can't run and fight at the same time…that's mixed messages and I can't stand that. Being a sub was my decision but we aren't in the lifestyle all day every day. We have to talk about this fighting…I can't have you telling me I'm wrong for wanting to keep you safe and defeat this wizard."
"Alright," Severus conceded. "You made your point, but why bother being in this kind of relationship, Harry, when you defy me at every turn?"
"Every turn?" Harry echoed; his Dom was making it sound like he was defiant all the time. That wasn't true.
"I told you to return to our quarters if your magic got the better of you," Severus said.
"It didn't get the better of me," Harry admitted, knowing better than to lie to his Dom, knowing how much he hated lies.
"Excuse me?" Severus said, not at all surprised really.
"Although I didn't really mean to turn her into a… beaver," Harry said, pursing his lips to hide his amusement.
"What did you want to do to her?" Severus wryly asked.
"To shut her up," Harry confessed. "You should have heard her, she made you look likely to win the Teacher of the Year award."
"She couldn't have been that bad," Severus objected, his lips twitching in amusement.
"She was telling them if they didn't get it right, they'd never be allowed back in Transfiguration, saying that Minerva agreed with her… is that how Hogwarts works? Don't get magic to work right away and you kick them to the kerb?" Harry asked appalled.
Severus' eyebrows rose in shock. "She turned around and said that to the first-years?" Even he wouldn't go that far, although most of them probably wished he did. He was hard on them, yes, but that was only because Potions was extremely volatile, and truthfully he didn't like teaching. He couldn't wait until the time came when he didn't have to, and for that to be accomplished the Dark Lord would have to be dead and his Death Eaters all rounded up. Even at that he would need to be extremely cautious, there could still be an uprising of those wishing to emulate Death Eaters and kill him, or wannabe Death Eaters with the same intent.
"Yes," Harry replied sighing softly. "Have you ever made a first-year cry?"
"No, at least not in my presence," Severus said chuckling wickedly, although he sobered quickly when he saw Harry wasn't impressed. Well, he wouldn't be. It seemed to have struck a raw nerve in him, perhaps the fact he'd helped a child younger than him when he was eleven? Obviously it was enough to make him angry enough to purposely use magic on Granger.
"She did, and in turn I let her know how it feels to be humiliated and see someone better than her at something," Harry told him smugly.
"I think it's time we created a contract don't you?" Severus suddenly said out of the blue. "I should have done it in the beginning, for that you have my apologies."
"I didn't mean it you know," Harry quietly said, "I was just saying that to…"
"Annoy me? I know," Severus said abruptly. "Accio parchment and ink."
Harry just gave a sheepish look.
Agreement between Dom - Severus Snape and Sub - Harry Potter on the 14th October 1997 both currently residing at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Scotland.
This contract will be in effect for 3 years, unless otherwise wished by either the Dominant or Submissive.
This contract can be extended at any time, with consent from both parties.
The parties enter into this contract on the signed date, fully aware of its nature, and undertake to abide by its conditions, without exception.
This contract's purpose is to allow the submissive to explore his sensuality, limits and safety with respect to his needs and well-being.
The Dominant and submissive both agree to the terms of this contract, which will be consensual, confidential and subject to the agreed limits and safety procedures.
The Dominant and submissive agree that anything discussed, or acted upon, in regards to this contract will be consensual and confidential.
The list of hard and soft limits will be strictly adhered to. At all times.
If needed, the following Safe words should be used:
DITTANY- This word is to be used when the submissive is beyond his level of endurance, and wants to stop everything immediately.
WOLFSBANE - This word is to be used when the submissive is close to his limit of endurance, but does not want to cease all activity.
The submissive will not be punished, in any way, for using the Safe words.
The submissive will make himself available to the Dominant at all times.
The submissive must ask permission to do anything that might infract on the time of the Dominant.
The Dominant will respect the work and sleep hours of the submissive.
The Dominant may release the submissive from his service at any time. The submissive may request his release at any time, and the request will be granted at the discretion of the Dominant.
The terms of this contract are in effect whether we are at home in Hogwarts or in public.
When the submissive is talking to the Dominant, he must remember his role during the time they are in them.
If the submissive needs to express his feelings in a way that is not within his role, or would like to discuss terms related to the contract, he is within his right to do so by asking.
The submissive is within his right to speak freely should he wish to do so, but will ask first.
THE ROLES AND RIGHTS OF THE DOMINANT
The Dominant shall make the Submissive's health and safety his number one priority at all times.
The Dominant will never request the submissive to participate in activities that are deemed dangerous.
The Dominant is to provide the submissive with all necessary training, guidance, and materials to properly serve the Dominant.
The Dominant will help and/or provide help, in all necessary measures to help the Submissive harness full control of his powers. The Dominant promises to help the Submissive control their magic should any situation require it.
The Dominant will provide the submissive with all required day to day needs, such as clothes, food, and a safe place where he will not be disturbed, not even by the dominant.
Unless previously discussed, no permanent marks will be left on the submissive during punishment, and there will be no injuries that require medical attention.
The Dominant will not loan His submissive to another Dominant under any circumstances.
The Dominant has the right to know where His Submissive is at all times. To be informed if he wishes to go anywhere at any time and must know who he is with.
The Dominant may discipline the Submissive as necessary to ensure the Submissive full appreciates his role to the Dominant. The Dominant will always provide a reason for the discipline so the Submissive knows and understands why, and refrains from doing so again.
In case of illness or injury the Dominant will care for the Submissive, seeing to his needs, and giving him any Potion required to help him get better.
The Dominant may restrain, handcuff or bind the Submissive at any time giving due regard to the Submissive's safety.
The Dominant will ensure that all equipment used on the Submissive is clean, sterilized, hygienic and safe at all times.
THE ROLES AND RIGHTS OF THE SUBMISSIVE
The submissive accepts the Dominant as his master. He will remember his role in regard to the Dominant at all times.
The submissive shall obey the rules set forth in this contract.
The submissive shall serve the Dominant in any way, and shall endeavour to please the Dominant at all times, to the best of his ability.
The submissive is to obey the Dominant in all things. Subject to the terms and limitations in this contract, the submissive shall offer the Dominant any pleasures He requires, and will accept his training and guidance in whatever form it may take.
The submissive will conduct himself in a respectful and modest manner while the Dominant is present and in the presence of those he is introduced to unless their life is threatened or he is made to feel uncomfortable.
The submissive will not enter into any sexual relations with anyone other than the Dominant.
The submissive shall be held accountable for any wrongdoings when not in the presence of the Dominant should it be warranted.
The Submissive will never wear jewellery given to him by another unless with the Dominant's permission.
The Submissive holds the keys to his vaults, and has permission to use his money as he sees fit, so long as it is not for essentials that the Dominant has agreed to see to. This, with the stipulation that he spend it wisely, or forfeits these rights and privileges and will get a set amount each month to be decided by the Dominant.
The Submissive will read at least one chapter of books the Dominant requests each night, and complete all quizzes when requested before coming to bed.
The Submissive will sleep in the Dominant's bed every night.
The Submissive will take care to ensure he gets enough sleep, especially on training days or exams time.
The Submissive will eat four meals a day, breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper, and none will consist of sugary sweets.
The Submissive will be required to make their dinner every day of the week, and other times when it's called for.
The Submissive is allowed to drink but only moderately, never anything stronger than Butterbeer when the Dominant isn't present.
The Submissive will not smoke or take any drugs or potions unless otherwise stated by the Dominant.
The Submissive will not pleasure himself sexually without first asking the Dominant, and never with another person.
The submissive shall accept spankings and paddling as discipline, without hesitation or complaint.
The Dominant may restrain the submissive at any time, for any reason, and any length of time, with regard to safety.
The Dominant will tell the Submissive why the punishment is being administered and tell him the consequences as it happened and what will happen.
The submissive will not look into the eyes of the Dominant during punishment or within their roles unless requested.
The Dominant will never punish the Submissive by ignoring him or withholding touch, no matter how severe the disobedience, on request of the Submissive.
The Dominant will also respect the Submissive's space after a punishment should the Submissive wish to be alone, which will only be acceptable in the spare room.
HARD LIMITS - SUBMISSIVE
Anything involving; Suspension, needles, no hog-tying, Anal fisting, No third party present during sex or punishment. No blood play, no family play, no withholding food or water for extended periods of time. No name calling. The Dominant will not punish in a manner that will leave the Submissive without the necessary essentials, clothes or covers. Anything involving vomit, urine, or faeces; Beastiality; age Play; Fire play. Anything that will leave a permanent mark. No use of last name. No breath play, no whipping, no reverse role play.
SOFT LIMIT - SUBMISSIVE
Rough role play, bondage, plugs. No excessive role playing, no excessive ice play
HARD LIMITS - DOMINANT
No Reverse role play, No gags, no restraints, no third party, no threesomes; canning; Fire play; Hog tying. No Blood play, no name calling. No breath play; knife play. No whipping, no needles. Anything involving vomit, urine, or faeces; Beastiality; Underage Play. Anything that will leave a permanent mark. No Anal Penetration.
This agreement shall serve as the basis for an extension of our relationship, committed to in the spirit of loving and consensual Dominance and submission with the intent of furthering self-awareness and exploration, promoting health and happiness, and improving both our lives.
We both understand that cancellation of this contract means a cessation of the control stated and implied within this agreement, not a termination of our relationship as friends or lovers. Upon cancellation, each of us agrees to offer the other his reasons, and to assess our new needs and situation openly.
I, Harry Potter, with a free mind and an open heart, do request of Severus Snape that He accept the submission of my will unto Him and to take me into His care and guidance, that we may grow together in love, trust and mutual respect. The satisfaction of His wants, desires, and whims are consistent with my desire as a submissive to be found pleasing to Him. To that end, I offer him use of my time, talents, and abilities. Further, I ask, in sincere humility, that, as my Dom, He accept the keeping of my body for the fulfilment and enhancement of our sexual, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs.
"Did you understand everything in the contract, Harry?" Severus asked, stretching his hand out getting rid of the cramp lingering from all the writing he'd done. For the past two hours they had sat and discussed every aspect of their relationship. "This is merely a written agreement between us, it is nothing official." It was merely a symbol of their commitment to one another.
"Yes," Harry said in agreement. It was the first time he'd actually understood the full contract and what he was getting himself into before.
"Then sign here. Afterwards we shall discuss your punishment for disobeying earlier," Severus said, once again handing over the quill which he dipped in ink.
Harry Potter signed Harry, finding it extremely weird to be writing his last name. It was the first time he had done it since primary school and he didn't remember much about that. Truth be told, he still didn't like using his last name, and he doubted he ever would. It was why he'd ensured his Dom understood and put it as one of his hard limits.
Severus Snape wasscribbled quickly and efficiently over the parchment with a flare that almost made Harry green with envy. Tapping his wand on the paper, Severus watched the ink dry automatically, before he rolled it up and handed it to Harry. Harry held it close to his heart without even realizing it, before standing up and taking it through to their bedroom and immediately returning.
Edited by Jordre and Jake big thanks guys