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The Whisper of Red Roses by Skizzy

Format: Novel
Chapters: 2
Word Count: 4,703
Status: WIP

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers

Genres: General, Action/Adventure, AU
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, McGonagall, Snape, Fred, George, OC
Pairings: Harry/OC, Snape/OC, Other Pairing

First Published: 04/05/2009
Last Chapter: 05/26/2009
Last Updated: 05/26/2009

Summary:


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Hiatus A young woman at his doorstep in the dark of night… An unbelievable passion and electric connection… And tragedy. As Severus Snape carries on after the death of his beloved Nolicia, all his hopes are placed on their daughter, Suri. But Suri’s wild side proves to be an unexpected challenge for the Potions Master. Can he keep up?


Chapter 1: Prologue
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Severus looked up from his piece of parchment as a soft knock sounded at the door.He stood up and walked over to the door, lifted the latch and opened it just in time to catch the woman as she collapsed. He quickly lifted her over to his ebony bed and lied her down softly. Summoning a bowl of warm water and cloth and placed it onto the bed side table. Severus unwrapped her cloak that was twisted around her starved body. Carefully avoiding her chest, Severus cleaned her dirt-covered body before casting a brief Mobilicorpus charm so he could cleanse her brusied back. Even with the dirt removed, she still looked horrible. He cleaned the sheets quickly before lowering her carefully down onto the bed again. Severus waved his wand over her body, casting a health detection spell, and waited the standard minute. Suddenly a bright light flashed above her, and a sheet of parchment listing her injuries appeared, floating above her. He grabbed the paper and skimmed it, relieved to see that there were no serious internal injuries. Everything should be able to heal eventually, he thought to himself. Walking into his storeroom Severus grabbed two healing potions to ease the pain. Walking briskly back over to the bed he poured the contents down her throat. Then waved his wand to clear up the brusies. Happy with his work, Severus walked back to his oak desk and started writing.

Scratching his ear he noticed the woman moving, his gaze raised and lowered from her feet to her glossy locks of chestnut hair, he noted they were laced with shades of blonde. The image of her ivory skin with cherry stained cheeks was mesmerizing in the flicker of the candlelight, it was at that moment he decided that she was truly beautiful.

~*~

A couple of hours later Severus sat at in one of the tattered arm chairs reading. Looking up he noticed the woman tossed and turned in her sleep. Severus rose from his seat to wake her but at that moment she sat up a let out a terrible scream. Noticing there was no danger she stopped and cried. Tears fell from her eyes as she lowered her head into her hands. Severus noticing this rushed over to calm her.

“Shhhh” he hushed.

She took no notice of he soothing sound. Sighing he raised his voice. “Shhhh quiet girl.”

“S-sorry” she managed to say between sobs. “I w-was just s-so scared.” she said while breathing in. “I had nowhere else to go. He killed my parents, my friends just to find me!” She began to cry again.

“Shhhh calm down, tell me who?” he said trying to get through to her.

“M-my husband Avenir” she said with a sigh and another wet sob.

Rubbing her back awkwardly he replied “It’s alright he is not here”

“He'll come. He'll come looking. I know he will!”

“I'm very sure I can protect myself as well as you,” he said matter-of-factly

“Y-you don't know him,” She said, wiping her eyes.

“Exactly. Why would he come here, to someone’s house he does not know? Hmm?”

Her gaze rose to his, and it was only then that he noticed her lovely blue eyes, the same color of the sea at summer time. Staring too long in her eyes, he accidentally looked into her mind. He saw torture, hate, all of it. He pulled back, shocked, and looked away.

“I can't stay here,” she said pulling the blanket away from herself.

“ You can and you will. At least until your bruises have healed, and you are safe.” he replied

Looking at him she realized she was indeed safe here with this man.

“Thank you, erm...”

“Severus, Severus Snape. And your name is?”
 
“Nolicia Mews,” she said with a sad smile. 

~*~ 

A couple of days passed and Nolicia’s bruises were fading fine. Severus and Nolicia often took walks down to the stream near Spinner’s End. Nolicia would often take a book down to read. Occasionally Severus would join her but more often he would decline as he had a whole knew year to plan for a Hogwarts.

Nolicia and Severus sat at the corner of the stream, between them sat a basket full of food. They sat on a green striped rug that Severus suggested because he didn’t want to sit on the wet grass. Severus stared at the women as she ate. Her small mouth even though filled with food still looked so beautiful. Severus snapped out of his gaze as she spoke.

“Severus I must admit I never thought of you as a cook, but this is just divine.!” she said between chewing.

“Indeed it is” he admitted, while nodding his head slightly

“I think I have found my light in all this darkness,” she said as she grabbed his hand. Severus looked at their hands as they intertwined. Then turned his gaze to her beautiful sea coloured eyes

“Nolicia may I ask you something”

“Mhmm” she said without moving her gaze from her plate.

“May I spend the night with you?” he blurted out. Then quickly realized what he’d said

“I mean, erm..” But she interrupted “Its quite alright, we are both adults. But you may” she said leaning to give him a tender kiss.

~*~

Nolicia woke to the early morning sun shining threw tattered curtains. She rolled over so she was lying on Severus’s chest. Sleepily she lay there listening to the beat of his heart. How it enchanted her. Slowly she rose up from her sleepy daze and dressed her naked body. Slipping on the green velvet dress Severus bought her the previous day. It hugged her slim waist, showing her beautiful features and flaring out at the bottom like a fairy dress. She strolled down to the river, cutters in hand she clipped some red roses and lay them in a bundle. She gently lay back in the long grass and gazed up into the pale, fluffy clouds. Eventually she fell asleep dreaming about lovely and beautiful things. 

Severus woke in his comfortable plump bed with a start! He jerked open his eyes, looking around frantically for Nolicia, wondering where she was. He flew out of bed running out of the house shouting and yelling her name. He ran down to the river and noticed the freshly cut flowers the sight of them made him feel relaxed knowing she here somewhere. Looking around he spotted Nolicia sleeping in the wheat grass. He walked over to her and gently shook her. She opened her beautifully colored eyes and sat up.

“Severus?” she said, “what’s the time?”

“Well about 10:30 I think my love” he stated

“Ohh I'm so sorry I must have dozed off”

“I think so,” he said with a smirk

“Uhmm Severus” she said pointing at his lower half. It was then he noticed he was fully naked. 

Turning bright red he turned on his heel and ran full blast up the hill and out of sight. Laughing out loud she stood up and picked up the flowers.

In the evening Severus and Nolicia took a stroll down to the village in the hot holiday sun.. Hands intertwined they were completely oblivious to their surroundings. He took her to the bookstore where she bought a book about Cinderella. And Severus’s looked earned him a swat with book, which got them both kicked out.

“Nice going love.” she said plainly.

“Hey, you did pick the book!”

“So what?” she replied and stormed off.

Severus ran to catch her, lifted her on to his shoulder and walked up the hill.

“Severus honestly we look ridiculous,” she complained.

“I do not care what they think and neither should you” he said flatly

Sighing she wriggled out of his grip and took his hand.

~*~

“Severus I’m fine, it’s just a stomach cramp” she explained.

“When was your last period?” he replied while looking around for his wand “ where did I put the blasted thing” he said furiously.

“Severus please, I’m not pregnant,” she said with a smirk “ I mean my last period was.” counting her fingers she realized just maybe she just might. But her train of thought was interrupted by a yell of triumph.

“Ok lie on your back and breathe normally” He placed his wand on her lower abdomen and whispered the incantation “pregnante incanteo” he whispered. It slowly turned a light blue. Severus totally shocked, that he fell backwards and landed painfully in a heap..

“Severus,” she said sitting up. “What does blue mean?” she asked but she already knew what his answer was going to be.

“Yo- You You’re pregnant” he said shocked

“Oh my,” she said leaning on her forearms.

The next couple of days Severus was frantic with worry. He didn’t understand what had gone wrong he had given her the morning after potion right he asked himself.

“Oh merlin” he sighed. Now that he thought of it he had left it on the side table for her. She must have tipped it out without realizing.

“What an insolent idiot” he said while running his hands through his greasy hair. How was he suppose to handle being a father and a professor? What would Dumbledore say, Ha he’d just twinkle those annoying eyes he thought furiously. This was not going to be easy.

~*~

Nine stressful months had past and Nolicia was sure Avenir was gone. She was getting quite big and she was due any day now. Severus had painted the room yellow just in case it was a boy. He didn’t want a daughter in a pink bedroom let alone a son. 


While Severus was at Hogwarts Dumbledore offered Nolicia to stay there as well before the birth, and was able to stay until a couple of week after the birth.

“Severus!” Nolicia yelled. “The baby is coming” Severus with her bag of clothes steadily helped Nolicia off the bed and into the fireplace. With a poof of green flame they were gone. 

Four hours later Severus stood pacing in front of a set of St. Mungo’s infirmary doors. Every so often he would place his head against the cold door to listen for the cries of his new child, but all he could hear was the painful cries of the woman who stole his heart. Severus sat down and gathered his face and hair into his hands. Breathing heavily he tried to calm his nerves by thinking about other things he even thought about going to sleep at one point but it was hopeless with the loud screams.

The squeak of the door told Severus someone was coming out. He slowly noticed the screams of the woman he loved had died down actually they had stopped completely. Taking his head out of his sweaty palms he noticed the look on the healer’s face it was full with despair and misery. Even without looking into the man’s eyes he knew something was wrong. He stood and rushed over to the man.

“ What’s wrong?” he asked, “Why has she stopped screaming? Why is there no screaming at all?”

Severus’s onyx eyes roamed his face searching for the answer.

“There was a problem...” but he was cut of by Severus question.

“Is the baby fine?”

“The baby is healthy and thriving,” he replied. “But giving the circumstances Nolicia’s body was not fit enough to give birth. We are wondering why the woman who was giving regular check ups never told you that. We are sorry we didn’t consult you but we had no choice but to perform a Caesarean section as muggle would call it.”

“Will you stop blabbering on and spit it out?” Severus demanded.

“I’m very sorry to say but she didn’t survive. She lost a lot of blood…” he faded out.

Suddenly a wave of disbelief crashed over Severus. She can’t have died. She has survived this far she can’t die. Not now. We were supposed to die old. NOT NOW. He argued in his head. But he knew deep down the healer would not lie to him. But he knew he would have to see her for proof.

Spinning on his heel he flew passed the shocked healer. Rushed through the closed doors.

Lying there was his beautiful bumblebee. She looked horrible, but still beautiful but she looked almost peaceful. She wasn’t screaming anymore the thought made him cringe. Slowly walking over to her he searched her body for any signs of breathing but he could find nothing. Tears erupted form his eyes. Pushing past on of the witches he picked her up and cradled her body.

Some hours later Severus looked at his surroundings. He noticed the woman and men cleaning up. No one even took any notice of him. Out of the corner of his eye he saw one woman staring at him.

“What?” He asked furiously

“I-I’m sorry sir but I wanted to know what you would like done with your daughter.” He had totally forgotten about his brand new baby…no, wait…brand new daughter.

Placing Nolicia back on the bed he slowly walked over to the woman who was carrying his daughter. Blood on his hand he quickly wiped them on his cloak and picked the adorable baby up. She had her mother’s beautiful sea blue eye’s, he noticed the tint of green around the pupils. Her beautiful locks of jet black hair flowed down her head and how they curled at the bottom was enchanting. His heart broke as he took in the sight of her perfect, beautiful little button nose placed perfectly on her chubby face . Her tiny hands fidgeted with his black cloak. She had both Severus and Nolicia in her. 

The smell of red roses filled the room. Severus could hear a soft whisper. He noticed it was Nolicia’s voice. “Suri my love, Suri.” Was he hearing things he thought before turning his gaze to the baby in his arms.

“Suri” he whispered and looked into her sea colored eyes.
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Chapter 2: Chapter one
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Eleven years later





 






A young, slender girl sat crossed-legged in a shed, one hand stirring the bubbling cauldron before her ivory skinned legs and moving the long wooden spoon through the pink liquid. Carefully trying not to spill the hot potion as it bubbled. Her sea blue eyes darted form side to side. Her cherry lips moved soundlessly in careful, calculative counts. Leaning over to the side to peer at the open book beside her, a piece of shiny black hair hang lose from the ribbon she used to tie her hair back, partially blinding her. With her blue eyes still focusing, she gave it a quick shove out of her way before giving the potion a quick stir and standing up to stretch.



The sun shone down through the small square window landing on the dirty ground. Dusting herself off, she bent down and grabbed the vial and poured the contents from the cauldron. Placing it on the assorted shelf next to the homemade contents, she extinguished the flames beneath the cauldron. She picked up her ebony smoothed wand, with the core of a phoenix feather and placed it in the back pocket of her dirt-covered jeans, then flung her book under her arm and opened the metal door.




The old cottage sat Midwest of the Town of Edinburgh. Flowers bloomed outside the cottage daises sprinkled all over the lawn. One good thing about being a witch, she didn’t have to tend the flowers by hand. A stone fence stood half way across the grass ending up at the steps. Picking a rose she placed it in her smooth hands and jogged up the squeaky steps.




~*~




Scribbling his signature on parchment then sealing it, Severus placed it on the pile of letters to be sent out to the eleven-year-old first years. Severus looked up as the old oak door swung open letting in a whirlwind of cold air. His greasy hair fell forward in front of his onyx eyes; he quickly pushed it behind his ear and rubbed his eye. Little steps flooded the dark cottage; he looked up just as his little four-year-old angel strolled in with a rose in her hair. She turned her pale face around sending her black hair whipping towards the back. She curled her cherry colored lips into the shape of a smile. Her smile turned into a look of concern, her lips moved in slow motion as she spoke.




“Dad!” she said in an uneasy tone. Noticing her father in a foggy gaze Suri was quite sure he was not there. Off in his dreamy world, she often did this but it hadn’t happened in awhile.




“Uhh…” he said as he snapped out of the memory that once was. He always did that; just out of the blue he would remember things not specific things but just old memories. This one just happened to be one of his beautiful four-year-old daughter.




“I said, I brought you something,” she said with a smirk. “Close your eyes Daddy.

"Suri please-"



“No! Close your eyes!” she demanded.



As he closed his eyes, she pulled out the red rose from behind her back. Suri cupped her hands beneath the rose while it danced in mid air. She walked quickly but ever so lightly towards the desk in wonderment. A golden glow surrounded the rose and twirled in front of her father’s closed eyes.




“Now open,” she said.




Severus opened his eye to the golden glow of the flower. “Suri it’s beautiful” He cupped the rose just like his daughter had and placed it on the desk. The golden glow faded out. He placed his precious child on his knee and gently held her in his arms.




“You are…” Holding back the tears, he sighed. “You are so much like your mother.”

~*~




The sun fell just as quick as the moon rose. Suri sat with her legs beneath her as she stared into the blazing red flare. Her sea blue eyes roamed the green flames as they shimmered against the brick laid hearth. Tonight her Uncle and his devil of a son were coming for a nice dinner. Or as Suri would call it ‘A check up on her father’




“Suri” called a deep voice. “Can you please set the table? The Malfoys will be here any minute and I want you to be on your best behavior. That means no nasty name calling to either Lucius or Draco…”




“But Dad he started it, then Uncle Lucius…” But the Slytherin wouldn’t let her finish.




“Suri please just do as you told, I do not want Lucius on my back, again.” Severus demanded. Lucius just so happened to be her father’s only ‘friend’ he had apart from Dumbledore and the staff of Hogwarts. Suri actually despised her Uncle Lucius, Draco wasn’t bad once you got past his Pureblood Royal ness. But his father was just down right evil. And Suri hated it. Just how his cooled voice filled her head, it would send shivers down her bony spine.




“Fine, but they’re your friends” she said before ducking low to avoid the glare he shot at her.




“Friends” he mumbled, but it was too low for Suri to hear. A few hours later Severus sat at the dinning room table drinking his elf made wine. When a voice called from the fireplace.




“Severus may we step through?” the floating head asked but not really waiting for answer




“Step through” Severus answered before mumbling to Suri to be nice.




“Uncle Lucius” the eleven year old said as she gave her uncle a hug. “Draco” she said with a slight nod before turning on her heel and walking back to the table.




Draco gave his Dad a smirk and followed in her footsteps towards the table.




“Do you need some help dearest cousin?” the eleven-year-old devil child asked with a smirk as he crossed his arms.




“Not from you” she replied with another sweet smile. Suri loved it how she could match his smartness. She did this all the time.




“Suri!” called Severus in his warning tone. “Be nice!” Noticing her warning tone Suri groaned.




“Arghh. Fine you can help, place the knives and forks into the serviettes.”




“What no magic?” he asked.




“No, you don’t need magic for everything do you?”




“Well…”




“Ohh never mind” Smiling behind her back Draco waved his wand and everything was lifted up and a started zooming around, a fork nearly stabbing her in the head if she didn’t duck. Pulling her own wand from the back of her scruffy jeans, with a wave of her wand everything placed itself down on the table.




“Draco why’d you have to do that? She said furiously. Her brow was crested far too much for a ten year old. “You know you can be a real prick sometimes.” She said while throwing her arms in the air.




“Suri” shouted a voice “Do not use that language in this household!”




“But you use it,” she fired back.




“Suri do not test my patience.”




“Fine,” she said with a huff. “ I’m finished any way thanks to Draco.




“Good now sit down and wait,” Severus said while walking out into the dining room. The warm cozy room sat at the end of the green cottage. With a arch way filled of cravings. Black walls with small strips of green around the edges filled it. It was a rather dull dining room but Suri loved it.




~*~




“Where’s Dad, Uncle Severus?” Draco asked. Before taking a sip of his pumpkin juice.




“I believe he is out in the back. I will get Dinky to summon him” Severus said. With a loud pop Dinky the house elf appeared before the master of the house.




“Master summoned Dinky?” The house elf squeaked.




“Yes, will you please call Mr. Malfoy and tell him dinner will be ready soon Dinky” Without a reply she vanished and reappeared a few minutes after.




“He is coming Master Snape” she squeaked again.




“Thank you Dinky.”




“You really surprise me Severus you treat house elves like they’re a part of the family,” called a cold voice from the door.




“Lucius, I am merely thanking the ugly creature,” he said before gesturing with his left hand to the set next to himself.




“Thank you, Severus,” The eldest Malfoy said before taking a seat. With a pinch of magic dinner was served.




“Thank you Severus for the dinner it was pleasing” said the blonde haired man.




“Not at all Lucius, I am happy to hear how you job at the ministry is going well”

“Yes,” Lucius replied with a smirk. “The old coot believes anything I say” Lucius said with a laugh.




“Yes I can see that” Severus agreed. “ The Minster is a rather a ridiculous fool” Turning around Severus looked at his daughter was staring inventively into a book with happened to be upside down. Severus smirked.




“Suri come say goodbye.” Severus said waving to his side.




“Arghh!” Suri moaned as she pulled her self from one of the side chairs.




“Goodbye Uncle Lucius, Draco,” she said before turning on her heel and returning to her chair. Severus sent a sort of apologetic look to Lucius. Being the man he is Lucius nodded his goodbye and with a burst of green flames they were gone.




“Arghh” She said as she put her book down. “I hate to have to resort to reading just to block them out. I don’t even know why you keep him as a friend?” she said




“You no I can’t explain this stuff to you baby.” he sighed. “Its to much for you to know right now. And it just not the time now okay” he said rubbing his forehead.




“But why Dad, Voldmort’s gone and is possibly never coming back.” Sighing again Severus lifted Suri up and placed he on his knee.




“But you do not know that sweetie,” he said rubbing her arm with his thumb. “Its better safe then sorry” Severus said with a sigh.



“You know Dad we could always move” She said with a raised eyebrow




“Ahh Suri, I wish we could but you know we can’t”




“It was only a joke Daddy but I wish we could too” she said with a sigh. Lying on her father’s shoulder, little Miss Snape fell soundly asleep.




~*~




Birds peeked and chirped on the gray tiled roof. The bright sun shone threw the pale cream curtains. The breeze was light enough just so it cooled hot skin. The local children played under sprinklers, you could here their screams from afar. But Suri Snape still lay soundly asleep in her bed.




“Suri for the last time get out of bed!” yelled Severus from the living room.




“Ten more minutes!” she screamed back.




“Suri!” warned the voice.




“Please!”




“No Suri know get that bottom of yours down here for breakfast!” With a loud moan she heaved herself out of bed. Severus looked up as stomping could be heard loud and clear. She’s in a good mood today he thought sarcastically to himself.




“Dinky!” Severus called out to the house elf. With a loud pop she appeared.




“Master wishes to see Dinky?” she squeaked softly.




“Yes, could you please prepare some porridge and pumpkin juice.”




“Dinky will, Dinky will” With a low bow she disappeared with a shimmer of sparkles.




Suri Snape stumbled down the oak steps. Yawning loud the girl walked over to the table and moved the chair out. The squeaking sound made Suri cringe. She loved sleeping but hated waking up.




“Morning baby,” Severus said with twitch of the lips.




“Mhmm,” she waved her hand lazily.



“Did you sleep well?”




“Oh yeah, slept right through, can’t you tell” She said with a sarcastic smile.




“There’s my girl,” he said, sitting down.




“I just wanna go back to bed,” she said with yawn




“You can’t. We are going to Diagon Alley today to get books and supplys” Severus said standing up but with out taking a sip of his coffee beforehand.




“Dad is it true they call to the dungeon bat?” she said with a smirk.




“Suri that has absolutely nothing to do with our discussion.” he said, confused.




“Ohh I no, I was just trying to side track you” she said with a loud laugh.




“You know sometimes I can’t believe your ten”




“Hey” she said, “I’m eleven on soon, well in….”




“I no but you are still ten and you will always be my little girl”




“I’m going to get dressed sweetie. Make sure you do the same.” Tightening his robe he walked through the door.




Suri stood up and stretched, she couldn’t help but think what would her life be like with her Mum alive. Ok she knew her Mum died giving birth to herself, but it wasn’t her fault, right? Her twinge of guilt happened every so often especially when her Daddy was in one of his moods. She knew it he wasn’t because of her, but it defiantly felt like it.

Walking towards her favorite window she sat on her beloved cushion staring out towards the children playing in the field. She loved her Mother but she always thought mothers were supposed to look after the children. But her Mother had left--she wasn’t here to look after her. But after all she had her Dad she loved her him more that anyone could and just as much as her Mum and defiantly more than her Grandmother and Granddaddy. But she couldn’t help but wonder what could be. Looking at a photo of her Mum she had no memories of her but she knew her Mum loved her very much.

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Okay sorry for the long wait, but I've been busy with the new term. For a 15 year old its hard work. ^_^. 
Thanks to my awsome beta A N D R E A. She rocks. And special thanks to me very first reviewers. You are THEE best. Make sure you read and review.

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