Drabble: Victory Title: Victory Author:lemondropseven Pairing: Severus/Harry Rating: PG-13 Word Count: 100 Warnings: Implied torture and rape Summary: The price of victory. Disclaimer: The Harry Potter world belongs to JKR. A/N: Thanks to whitecotton for the beta. (original post date: 10/2/09)
Harry slowly peeled the soiled, bloodstained clothes from his lover, staring at the ravaged body beneath. Cuts, abrasions and fingertip-shaped bruises marred Severus' pale skin; and blood trickled down the insides of his thighs.
"It was worse this time, wasn't it?" Harry's voice was harsh but his hands gentle as he cleansed the new wounds; the old ones were barely healed.
Severus sighed. "You knew it would be. The Dark Lord could not pass up the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of your death."
"The price is too high, Severus. There has to be another way."