Second Best (Harry Potter)

Originally Posted: Oct. 22nd, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for snape100 challenge #147 : Q&A

HARRY POTTER is trademark and copyright JK Rowling, her publisher Bloomsbury, and, to some extent, Warner Bros. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

“You never asked me why.”

Snape looked up from his book, but Lupin was still staring into the fireplace. “Is that a question?” He waited until the werewolf gave in and nodded faintly. “I didn’t ask because I didn’t want to know,” Snape snorted. “And I still don’t.”

“Why?” Lupin prodded the fire with the poker, sending sparks dancing like memories.

“Because I think I know the answer.” Now Remus looked at him. “You saved me because you couldn’t save Harry.” And there was the confirmation he hadn’t wanted to see. With a sigh Snape went back to his book.

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