Author: hikaru / _regarde
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Disclaimer: They're all J. K. Rowling's, and I've got the feeling that she'd have my head for this.
Summary: A lazy night in the Serpent's den.
Notes: Written for the ladies in #knockturn during drabble night. 235 words.
Harry lay face-up on the bed, tracing lazy circles in the air with his fingers as he stretched his arms above him. His partner twitched in his sleep a few times, unaware of Harry's restlessness. The younger man sighed and rolled over to his side, propping himself up with his arm. He'd been waiting for this moment for months, and he wasn't about to let the other man sleep through it.
"Wake up, Severus," he called quietly, reproducing the lazy circles as light caresses on his lover's back.
Severus stirred and curled further in on himself in response.
"Wake up, sleepyhead," Harry said jovially, the light circles becoming somewhat more pointed and demanding.
Severus' body shook at a particularly insistent touch from Harry, and he exhaled dramatically. "Let me sleep, you insolent brat," he mumbled, still mostly asleep.
"But this is our first sunrise, Severus." He leaned in close to the older man's ear, planting a quick kiss on his cheek. "Our first sunrise together, as free men." Severus relaxed a bit and opened his eyes to see the breathtaking setting that Harry had implored that they watch together.
Harry slipped his arms around Severus' chest and snuggled closer. "No more hiding, no more pretending, no more evil, Severus. Voldemort is gone, and we're free. Forever." Severus sighed, his lips forming something that only he would call a smile, and contentedly nestled into Harry's arms.