1. comfort in grief : alleviation of grief or anxiety
2. a source of relief or consolation
Love him enough, teach him enough, make him strong enough, and maybe it will be enough.
That was Severus’ mantra, now.
Love him, teach him, strengthen him, save him.
Over and over again, in his mind. Like wish, or a prayer.
Love him. Teach him. Strengthen him. Save him. Over and over and over.
It was the loudest at night, when Harry was asleep beside him. Intrusive, sometimes. Keeping him awake.
- Part 3 of Pacify
When Severus Snape woke up, he was in St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries, and a full month had passed since the final battle.
He opened his eyes, quite groggy, and was confronted with what seemed to be an explosion of flowers and plastic balloons. He tried to sit up, and when he couldn’t, he tried to speak. But he couldn’t do that, either, as it turned out. Instead, he could only look around his bed in horror. There were teddy bears and cards and bouquets and piles of sweets.
Was he in hell?
“What exactly are we doing?” Severus asked, folding his hands.
“You told me I could decide if what we did was a one night stand, and I decided it wasn’t,” Harry said simply.
“So, what, you’re going to court me?”
“If that’s what you want.”
After Harry begins his new job as Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor, Severus very quickly finds that he is in way over his head with this precocious twenty-something. Way, way over his head.
Hot Auror Harry returns by popular demand. And you guys. He's so hot. Enjoy.
- Part 2 of The Lost and the Found
1. Not easily disturbed or upset
2. Constant in feeling, principle, purpose, or attachment
“Why does it even matter if people get suspicious?” Harry lay back and stretched, and Severus watched him do it. He was almost cat-like, with an unselfconscious grace that took him off guard each time he saw it. It was how he looked on a broomstick. The absolute master of his body. Harry looked over at him staring, and smiled.
Oh, that smile.
Unguarded. Uncomplicated. Free, and easy. It made Severus feel drunk with power to put an expression like that on his face. He lifted one of Harry’s hands to his lips and kissed his knuckles. I love you, he thought. It was becoming almost routine, thinking that. I love you. Almost normal. Almost tolerable to hold in his mind, now.
- Part 2 of Pacify
1. To allay the anger or agitation of
2. To reduce to a submissive state
1. To break at once into pieces
2. to damage badly : ruin
“You think this will ease your suffering,” Severus said, squeezing Harry’s wrists still clasped in his hands. “But it won’t. It will destroy you.” I will destroy you.
“I want you to,” Harry murmured, and Severus' resistance wasn't enough to keep him from being pulled closer, Potter’s breath feathering across his lips. And in some ways, the fact that his eyes were closed made it worse - made the words whispered against his mouth all the more obscene: “I want you to tear me apart.”
Harry and Severus tumble into an intensely inappropriate physical relationship after events at Headquarters spiral out of control. Severus, digging his heels in, tries to stop, but he is just not strong enough.
- Part 1 of Pacify