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Title: Whatever It Takes
Fandom: Harry Potter
Summary: when your best friend saves your life, you know you have to do something other than just say 'thank you'
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Snape, Lily
Length: 299 words
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] anythingbutgrey 's At the Close: A Harry Potter Wars Comment Ficathon. Expect a few more, I think. Although I don't know when that may be. I'm posting this now before I have the time to be overly critical and chicken out. Also, it's 7:41am and I haven't slept so...yeah, not responsible if this is horrendous. XD
Also, I listened to In Our Bedroom After the War while writing this, if that means anything.

When you find out that Lily Potter has died, your whole world shatters. You feel so many emotions, you feel as if you will explode.

He promised, he swore he wouldn't harm her, you think. Then again, when has the Dark Lord ever told the truth?

Damn Lily. Damn her and her selfless nature. Damn James for taking her away from him. Damn Harry for existing. Damn your choices. You know deep inside that this is your fault. You brought this upon yourself. What you did to Lily was unforgiveable and now you’re paying. It's your fault that Lily ran to James, your fault that Lily died. Your fault that an infant is now an orphan, being sent to live with his horrible aunt.

You know that you must do everything in your power to protect the child. Lily made such a difference in your life; you must try to repay her even though it will never be enough. You could try for the rest of your life and it still wouldn’t be enough. When your best friend saves your life, you know you have to do something other than just say ‘thank you’.

You will do whatever you have to, even if it means dying so that Harry can live. Of course you’ll resent him because he looks just like James. But he acts just like Lily, and his eyes are Lily’s. You’ll be cruel to him because he reminds you so much of Lily and you can’t stand it. You can’t bear it. So you’ll push your feelings for her deep down, pull them back to the surface when the time comes.

You didn’t want to admit it, but Lily saved your life that day so many years ago. And now it’s time to save her son’s.

Date: 2011-08-01 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zireael07.livejournal.com
Such a beautiful story! I love it! This is definitely a new angle on S/L, one I haven't seen before!

Date: 2011-08-01 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sleeper6.livejournal.com
Wonderfully done. I'll admit I was never really crazy about the Snape/Lily friendship but seeing the film made me re-read The Prince's Tale and now I just love the special relationship they had--tragic but sweet.

Great job with this!

Date: 2011-08-04 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] called-daughter.livejournal.com
Wonderful. I really liked this especially the part about Snape being cruel to Harry because he reminds him so much of Lily and it brings his feeling back and hurts him. I love Lily/Snape so much I'm glad others are finding value in them too because of the movie. :)

Date: 2011-08-28 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] my-amethyst.livejournal.com
Wow. I really loved this. It rings really true to him. Thanks for sharing.


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