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The Fatal Kiss

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It had taken months for Harry to get over his insecurities with Severus. They learned together what Harry’s triggers were. They had ups and downs, but they got through it.

Sure Harry’s friends were at first not happy with aspect that Harry was dating there once most hated professor, but once they got to see how much Severus loved and cared for Harry, they got over it.

Mr. and Mrs. Weasley were not as accepting.

The twins loved to tease Harry about his new relationship.

Charlie, and Bill had no qualms with it.

Once everyone knew about it, they told they interviewed with the Prophet. They were inundated with Howlers and letters proclaiming all sorts of things. There were a few who supported the relationship though.

Once the hype was over, people eventually moved on.

Finally, Harry agreed to yearlong courtship ending in bonding ceremony. Severus was completely overjoyed by that.

At the end of the year, Harry and Severus married in the Great Hall by Headmistress McGonagall. The Great Hall was lit up with dozens of candles, tiger lilies were strewn throughout, and soft violin music played in the background as Harry walked down the aisle to meet Severus. They were surrounded by all their close friends and family.

“We are gathered here today to bond Harry Potter and Severus Snape as life partners. This contract is not to be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities. The grooms have prepared their own vows which they will recite now.” McGonagall started.

“I see these vows not as promises but as privileges: I get to laugh with you and cry with you; care for you and share with you. I get to run with you and walk with you; build with you and live with you. I get to have you be the person I spend the rest of my life with. I get to be there for you and support you. I don’t have to honor and cherish you – I get to. ”Harry recited.

“I vow to fiercely love you in all of your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget this once-in-a-lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.” Severus recited.

“And now do you Severus Tobias Snape take Harry James Potter to be your life partner? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect him, forsaking all others, and holding only unto him forevermore?” McGonagall asked.

“I do.” Severus promised.

“And do you Harry James Potter take Severus Tobias Snape to be your life partner? Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and protect him, forsaking all others, and holding only unto him forevermore?” McGonagall asked.

“I do.” Harry Promised.

McGonagall smiled and said, “Now Harry and Severus will exchange rings as a symbol of love and commitment to each other. Rings are a precious metal; they are also made precious by you wearing them. Your wedding rings are special; they enhance who you are. They mark the beginning of your long journey together. Your wedding ring is a circle—a symbol of love never ending. It is the seal of the vows you have just taken to love each other without end. Severus repeat after me: As a sign of my love, that I have chosen you above all else, with this ring I thee wed.”

“As a sign of my love, that I have chosen you above all else, with this ring I thee wed.” Severus repeated while sliding the simple platinum Celtic band on Harry’s finger.

“Harry repeat after me: As a sign of my love, that I have chosen you above all else, with this ring I thee wed.”

“As a sign of my love, that I have chosen you above all else, with this ring I thee wed.” Harry repeated while sliding the simple platinum Celtic band on Severus’ finger.

McGonagall smiled “And now by the power vested in me by DMLE and Hogwarts, it is my honor and delight to declare you married. Go forth and live each day to the fullest. You may seal this declaration with a kiss.”

Severus and Harry shared a sweet, and short, but still passionate kiss.

“It is my deep pleasure to present the newlyweds, Harry and Severus Potter-Snape.” She announced.

All their friends and family clapped and congratulated them.

They danced the night away in each other’s arms.

“Are you happy?” Harry asked Severus.

“How could I not be? I am with you. This is the happiest day of my life.” Severus replied.

Harry smiled. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

Severus hummed in reply.

They kissed again sealing their lips in searing kiss. They shared their love with each other.

“I love you.” Harry said.

“I love you too.” Severus replied.

“Forever.”

“Always.”

They kissed again. Their future was bright.

THE END