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[info]reijamira wrote
on June 9th, 2021 at 03:06 pm

[HP Fic Rec]: "Out of the Shadows of War" by Writcraft

TITLE: Out of the Shadows of War
AUTHOR: Writcraft
FANDOM: Harry Potter
PAIRING: Snape/Harry
GENRES: M/M, First Time, Romance
WARNINGS: *Harry is 19 when he has sex with Snape*
CONTAINS: Unresolved Sexual Tension *pinning to a wall/door, uncontrollable magic when emotional agitated, emotionally hurt Harry, anal sex, anal fingering, virgin Harry, blow jobs, hand jobs*
RATING: Explicit
TIME FRAME: Post-war/DH, not Epilogue-compliant, Snape is alive, Harry is 19, no kids
WORDS: approx 15729
SUMMARY (given by the author): After an almost-kiss with Severus Snape and discovering his newly acquired magical prowess, Harry doesn't feel like he fits in anywhere. With memories of the war still fresh on his mind a year later, he decides to pay a visit to the one person he can’t seem to shake from his thoughts no matter how hard he tries.
NOTES: Harry's POV, written for Secret Snarry Swap16

Excerpt:
“Potter.” Snape’s voice is a low growl. Harry has the strangest urge to bury his face in Snape’s robes and Christ where did that thought come from? Snape glares imperiously down his nose, surveying Harry with barely concealed disdain. His lips curve into a sneer and he folds his arms in a slow motion, seemingly designed to draw out his contempt for Harry for as long as possible. “What on earth is the matter with you, you little twit? I’ve rarely seen you so subdued.” His eyes glint strangely. “Has all your Gryffindor fight disappeared?”

The flicker of annoyance sparks a fire in Harry’s belly and he finds a familiar anger rolling through him. Why can’t Snape just act normally for once and make a bit of small talk instead of chasing Harry out of his rooms or insulting him?

“I’ve had a bit on my mind, with all the dying and stuff.” Harry curls his hands into fists and he glares at Snape. “I’m not really in the mood for fighting or being rude to you. I only came to say goodbye and bring you a present. Don’t start.” He knows he’s being rude and he cringes a little at the petulant note which makes him sound like the angry teenager who seems like a different person, these days. 

Snape gives Harry a thoroughly unimpressed look. “I might have known you would choose to wallow in self-pity as opposed to doing anything useful. Is that why you’re here, bearing gifts? A thinly veiled attempt to assuage your own guilt, perhaps?”

“Why the fuck should I feel guilty?” Harry’s actually trembling now, his words coming out more loudly than he’d intended. He should have just stayed outside in the cold. It was a mistake, trying to see Snape off with a handshake after so many years of animosity. He might have known it would be like this.


WHY I LIKE THAT FIC:
This fic is an instant favorite of mine. It has a lot of the things I love in a Snarry fic, like great characterizations, tension, angry arguments, an emotional agitated Harry who is kind of lost after the war and has problems controlling his magic, a snarky Snape... I could go on like this. 

It’s after the war and Harry feels adrift. He’s grieving, has nightmares, and his magic is unruly and erratic. When he leaves Hogwarts he visits Snape to say goodbye which ends in an angry argument and an almost-kiss. One year later, Harry is still adrift and can’t get Snape out of his head, so he decides to work for him in his bookshop.

Go on and read it, you are in for a treat! 


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