Originally Posted: Aug. 26th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: Written for Last Drabble Writer Standing (ldws), Round 1, Challenge #2: Lyric Drabble. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls.
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.
It was only a song, rife with sickeningly sweet lyrics of loss and longing. Nothing more than a passing fad and yet… Snape found himself humming it, when he least expected. It wasn’t quite the same when he sang it, quietly singing to himself as he repaired the damage. And if the student gave him odd looks, he ignored them. And if McGonagall gave him a measuring glare during staff meetings, he could bear that too.
Because he just couldn’t help himself whenever that child was around.
“When everything’s made to be broken, only Neville can bring down the lab!”