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Serenity in Death // PG-13 ; character death, angst
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Title: Serenity in Death
Author: hikaru / _regarde
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Feedback: If you so desire.
Disclaimer: They're all J. K. Rowling's, and I've got the feeling that she'd have my head for this.
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy
Warnings: Character death, angst
Summary: Description of a snippet in time -- Severus Snape loses his last battle.
Notes: Written for the the "Screencaps" series in Ruth and Hilary's mpic -- thanks to both of them for opening up their sandbox for others to play in.

It is a beautiful day.

Severus curls up on the moist ground, feeling the thick grass slipping underneath his body, hearing the chirping of birds and the flittering of small insects moving about. His deep black hair fans out around his face as he looks skyward, as he looks towards the tall blonde figure looming over him.

He is dying.

He clutches at his stomach with his hands, knees tucked to his chest. His raven black robes are torn and shredded, evidence of the struggle he put up before finally succumbing to the Death Eaters intent on capturing the spy among their ranks. Blood pools and runs out over his fingers; a small trickle of blood creeps down the corner of his mouth. Severus's colour is paler than normal, but he is serene and confident, even as death approaches. He takes a deep breath, a great rattling gasp, and his eyes roll back in his head.

It is a beautiful day.

Severus's jaw drops open and words form on his lips. The sun shines down on him, trying to inject some heat into the shivering body that lay huddled on the ground. The blonde merely sneers.

It is a beautiful day.

With one last spasm wracking his body, he coughs out a phrase. "No," he spits, "no, Lucius, no." The words fade away into a whisper, hidden under the laughter of the blonde figure.

His life fades away into the wind.

He dies.


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