xx ProfSnape xx: Snape found himself with the morning free. His first class of the day a student had melted a cauldron and the fumes the potion had produced caused him to have to cancel the rest of his morning classes. He'd stood in his rooms for some time, staring at the fire, and the tossed a handfull of Floo powder in. A moment later he stepped out into the study at his manor and saw Bella on the couch. He sighed sadly and went over to
her, sitting on the edge of the couch and lightly brushing her hair back. "Bella..."
Bellatrixmagick: She opened her eyes and blinked them. Her voice came out slightly hoarse. "Hello...."
xx ProfSnape xx: "Why are you on the couch, love," he asked softly. "Why not in bed?"
Bellatrixmagick: She smiled sadly. "I'm tired of going to bed by myself every night."
xx ProfSnape xx: He sighed. "I'm sorry."
Bellatrixmagick: She shook her head, and tried to sit up a little. "Not your fault, now is it?"
xx ProfSnape xx: He helped her sit up and shrugged. "I can't help thinking it is, partially anyway."
Bellatrixmagick: She sighed, and looked away from him. "Not even partially...this is all my doing, so please...don't blame yourself." *I will not cry, I will not do that to him....I will not make him feel and worse then he already does.* She thought to herself.
xx ProfSnape xx: He watched her silently, his anger dissolving more with each moment. He still hurt, and he still wasn't sure he could trust her, but Merlin he missed her. Gently he cupped her cheek, stroking his thumb over the soft skin. "I've missed you," he whispered.
Bellatrixmagick: She closed her eyes and sighed. "I've missed you as well." She felt like a part of her was ripping inside, and she put her hand on her stomach absently, willing herself to be calm.
xx ProfSnape xx: He brushed his thumb over her lips and then bent forward, pressing his lips to hers in a kiss that started out soft, but held a great deal of passion behind it.
Bellatrixmagick: She started to return his kiss eagerly at first, but then pulled back a little, clenching her hands into fists on her lap to stop them from
xx ProfSnape xx: He wasn't going to let her pull away from him. Slipping his hand into her hair, he pulled her back, his kiss more firm this time. He needed this, needed to know she still wanted him.
Bellatrixmagick: She gave up any restrain she had and unlenched her hand and wrapped them around his neck to pull him closer as they kissed. She uttered a small moan as she kissed him, unable to stop herself.
xx ProfSnape xx: His free hand wrapped around her waist, pulling her closer to him. Slowly, he told himself. As much as he wanted to take her, he did not want her to think that everything was now fine. So he contented himself with kissing her like his life depended on it. His tongue played with hers, mimicking what he wanted to do to the rest of her body, even as his hands ran down her back, pushing her closer still.
Bellatrixmagick: She kissed him back, nearly melting into touch. She can't believe she had ever been so foolish to turn this aside.
xx ProfSnape xx: A low moan sounded in his throat and he pulled back slightly, resting his forehead against hers. He wasn't going to rush this. Wasn't going to just jump back in bed with her, no matter how much he wanted to. And of course there was the lovely mark Lucius had given him to consider now as well. He had to do something about that first. "I love you, Bella," he breathed against her skin, stroking her face.
Bellatrixmagick: She whispered back to him, her voice feeling as though it was thick and heavy. "I love you too, Severus."
xx ProfSnape xx: "We will get through this," he said softly, looking into her eyes.
Bellatrixmagick: She nodded and looked at him, unsure whether he would ever truly forgive her. She wanted to go back in time and change what she had done, but she knew the best she could do was to promise herself she would never do it again. She hoped that would be enough for him.
xx ProfSnape xx: With a sigh he sat back on the couch and pulled her to him, wrapping his arms around her and laying her head on his chest. "Tell me what you have planned for the
Bellatrixmagick: She laughed softly and snuggled into him, grateful for his presence. "In another week or so, I don't think you'll recognize it. I'm going to totally re-do every room I can...except any you'd rather I not. I'm going to start on the study next, I
think. I have the most lovely silver black chair picked out, and I'm going to work on the color scheme from there. A lot of muted, soft colors, I think, to make it seem...not so empty and lonely."
xx ProfSnape xx: "Sounds nice. This place has always been so cold. Most of the time I would stay at the school during the summer holidays when the students were gone. Sad that the dungeons felt more inviting than this place did. Change whatever room you like, though I ask you leave my lab alone. There are things down there you do not need to be handling while pregnant."
Bellatrixmagick: She laughed again. "I wouldn't dream of changing your lab love...honestly. What would I do to it? Paint it and give you a couch and some
throw pillows?" She giggled and put her face into his chest, finding the idea very amusing.
xx ProfSnape xx: He chuckled, the sound vibrating through his chest. "That's all I need. You'd turn it into a lab owned by Gilderoy Lockhart."
Bellatrixmagick: She sniffed and tried to act hurt, but it didn't last long, and she giggled again. "I do not want a pouf for a husband, thank you."
xx ProfSnape xx: "No worries there, love," he replied kissing the top of her head.
Bellatrixmagick: She grinned, so happy that he was holding her. If he was doing that, there was hope for them, wasn't there? She felt a sharp pain go through her gut again, and she grimaced, and pressed her hand on her stomach, pushing slightly to try to relieve the
xx ProfSnape xx: "Something wrong?" he asked frowning, his hand going to rest over hers.
Bellatrixmagick: She shook her head. "I don't think so...I think maybe I just overdid it." She pressed her hand harder into her stomach and started to get up.
xx ProfSnape xx: "Are you sure? Should I send for the mediwitch again?" He grabbed her arms, helping her stand.
Bellatrixmagick: She shook her head. "No...no, I'm fine. I have just been having cramps ever since the other day. They are nothing, I'm sure. I'll be fine. I'll take care of her, I promise. I just need some fresh air. I haven't left the house since...." She
trailed off, and paled as another small cramp shot through her stomach.
xx ProfSnape xx: "Let's get you to bed," he said firmly, wrapping an arm around her and helping her up the stairs. Once he'd settled her on the bed he went and opened a window,
allowing the cool outside are to flow in. "I know you want to keep busy, love, but you really need to slow down."
Bellatrixmagick: She lay back and smiled weakly, the fresh air wafting over her and making it a bit easier to breathe. She tried to ignore another cramp, and answered him quietly. "I'm fine, honestly. I need to keep busy..."
xx ProfSnape xx: "You need to rest," he said, moving to sit on the edge of the bed with her. "You can't work yourself like this, love. At least sit on and direct the house elves in what to do. Please."
Bellatrixmagick: She shook her head. "I'll be more careful, I promise. But I cannot just sit here and do nothing day after day. I need...I want to feel useful. I feel useful when I am doing things to make the...our house nice."
xx ProfSnape xx: "Alright," he sighed. "But I will be checking up on you and if I feel you're overworking yourself I'll tie you to the bloody bed if I have to." He smiled slightly to show he was teasing.
Bellatrixmagick: She smiled weakly. Somehow she doubted he would be checking up on her for only that. And his promise to stay with her every night, to make sure she was well? She supposed that had been decided against when she had slept with Marius. So lost in her thoughts she was, she didn't even answer him.
xx ProfSnape xx: He watched her for a moment, coming to a decision. "I need to return to the school, but I will be back tonight. No more nights alone. For either of us."
Bellatrixmagick: She looked at him, startled out of her thoughts by what she thought she had just heard. "Wha...what?"
xx ProfSnape xx: "I was angry. To angry to keep my promise. I am still angry, Bella, but I have calmed." His voice and eyes softened. "And I miss sleeping next to my wife."
Bellatrixmagick: She just looked at him, eyes wide open and slightly wet. "I..thank you...I mean...I'd really like that...I miss you as well."
xx ProfSnape xx: He bent, kissing her softly again. "I'll be back tonight. Rest for a bit, please, before you do anything else."
Bellatrixmagick: She snuggled into the pillow and smiled. "I will rest. I am so tired all the time now."
xx ProfSnape xx: "Well you're growing a child. I would rather imagine that is tiring." He stood and pulled a blanket over her. "Sleep well. I shall see you tonight."
Bellatrixmagick: She closed her eyes, and curled up slightly, ignoring another small cramp that shot through her stomach. She whispered to him, already sleepy again. "Tonight, yes..."
xx ProfSnape xx: He watched her until her breathing evened out and then made his way quietly from the room and back to the castle.