For Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Flying Lessons. Task #4.


The boy sat shivering in the corner of his home, where he could hear the noise of his mother and father arguing. Usually it was for negligible things. But his father hated magic. He father hated anything he couldn't get this hands on. It happened everyday. He just wished that, one day, he could escape the whole thing and start afresh somewhere else...


He was in Hogwarts. Sorted into Slytherin. The place he dreamt of. Even if Lily was in Gryffindor, they will still be friends. Friends forever. He has real friends now, and only have to leave two months a year. Oh, his joy was utterly infectious. Little did he know, that was all about to change in a few years...


The worst moment in his life. He would give anything to take those words back. All the gold in Gringotts. Anything. But nothing could replace the irreplaceable friendship he and Lily shared. All because of 'Golden Boy' Potter and his gang. He felt hot bubbles of anger towards all of them. Why couldn't they leave him alone? What had he done to deserve that? Nothing. He apologized countless times to Lily, but she wouldn't hear a word. They had an already straining friendship, because of his of called Slytherin 'friends'. But now he went ahead and ruined it. Why couldn't he get a break?


This is it. He had delivered the prophecy. As much as he heard, anyway. His master's competition is done for. The moment he took his Mark, he knew his life was over. Now, he just avoids thinking about ho home, Hogwarts and Lily. She never forgave him, and he never stopped yearning for it. But now he couldn't. Associating with her again while being a Death Eater will be akin to signing his own death certificate. His purpose in life now is serving the Dark Lord. He doesn't know which side is good, which side is bad. All he could hope now, was to keep on going...


Pain. That was all he could feel. He hd commited the biggest blunder in taking the Mark. Now, because of him, Lily was dead. She had sacrificed herself to save her son. But he couldn't forgive himself. It was because of him that she had to sacrifice herself. He loathed himself now. He changed sides. He changed to Lily's side the moment the Dark Lord wanted to kill her. And he made a decision: no matter what happens, he will protect Lily's son. Even if he has to lay down his life for it...


Being a double agent was harder business than he thought. Dark Lord thinks he is a spy for the Order, while Order thinks that he is a spy for Voldemort. Something like that. Life just got a whole lot confusing. All for the Potter brat. But he had made a vow, and he wasn't going to back down from it. He had changed sides knowing he was a traitor to Death Eaters, knowing he could be found out any moment. All for a woman.

All for Severus Snape's love for Lily Evans.


Word count: 555

I'm not good at the emotional stuff...

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