Title: Merlin Help Unfortunate!
Word Count: 315
Challenge: Written for adventdrabbles prompt 2: Christmas Puppies
Disclamer: Don't own the characters. No profit is being made from this story.
Summary: Severus Snape needs his rest... Yes. He should know better...
A/N: This time not sad;-)
Severus finally came home. His entire day at the Ministry of Magic was so exhausting, annoying and nerve-racking. Thank Merlin for a calm, silent house with a loving and gentle husband who would care for his well-being and let him alone whenever he needed it. One day he will go mad from all the paperwork with patenting new potions.
He took off his winter coat and headed for the kitchen where Harry was now spending his entire days, baking and preparing for Christmas. Severus had never understood how someone could be such a good cook and such a nightmarish potion brewer at the same time.
But he didn´t hear a sound, so he called: “Harry? Are you there?”
Nothing happened. Severus frowned. Where was the lazy git when his husband needed him?
There was a rustle in the closet nearby. Severus turned and fully opened its door. He only managed to blink before something white, something small and something really, really too much alive jumped into his arms and started to lick his face.
Severus gasped and stared open mouthed into the huge green eyes of a Coton de Tulear puppy.
“...and then it was. Really, Severus, it just happened. My first Animagus transformation. Isn´t it great?”
They were lying in their bed, the hour was late but Harry just couldn´t shut up and sleep by his side as he did the day before. And the day before that day. And...
He was enthusiastic.
He was happy.
He had to try it again and again and talk and talk about it and...
Severus was already sleepy, filled with a peaceful languor, when he heard his last words.
“What do you think? Would the Christmas cap suit my puppy head? Teddy would love it...”
Merlin help us, I will never complain about paperwork, I swear, he thought before finally dropping off, puppy curled on his pillow.