Someone Like You (Severus Snape love story)
ok, so i had this idea while watching the whole memory scene part of Order of the Phoenix, and so here we go, with my absolute wonderful idea.
i dont know whether i will make this a one-shot, or if i will make another chapter, but just read the first chapter and tell me what you think in comments please!
Someone like you by Adele - the song lyrics are NOT in order, but it flows in the story better this way.
He stood in a black suit, and a small black bow tie rested on his collar. His round glasses shaded his hazel eyes as he stared at his soon to be bride with a wide, confident grin on his face. He ruffled his messy jet black hair with his hand, causing the girl to flash a smile that held pearly white teeth.
This entire scene caused me to cringe, and my heart to silently rip apart.
I watched as Lily Evans married the boy I loved, James Potter.
I heard that you're settled down
That you found a girl and you're married now.
I heard that your dreams came true.
Guess she gave you things I didn't give to you.
I was watching their wedding from the church window. Because no one would want to invite me - Nicole Scarlett, a death eater.
But it wasnt always that way. No, back at Hogwarts, I was James (and the rest of the marauders) friend. But then came that day, i believe it was in 5th year after we had taken some of our owl tests... James was torturing Snape like usual, but this day i had enough of it. Snape was going to accompany me in becoming a death eater one day, so i decided that i should probably begin to stand up for him.
"Stop it!" i yelled at James, "He doesnt deserve to be treated this way! Just put him down!"
James dropped Snape more out of shock then from anything else. James looked at me with a raised eyebrow, the smirk melted off of his face, as i had never questioned him before this. "What makes you say that?"
"I dont need your help, Mudblood!" Snape shouted as Lily tried to help him up. Lily stepped back in shock, and i couldnt help as a small smile lit up on my face. I had never liked Lily, but i suppose that was only because James fancied her so much.
James saw the smile on my face though, and pushed past me gruffly. "Apologize!" he demanded of Snape, trying to back up Lily.
"He has nothing to apologize for. He is only pointing out what is true," I interrupted, and smiled more as i saw Lily look close to tears.
"How dare you!" James yelled at me, "I thought that you were my friend!"
I had almost forgotton that he was standing there though, as i just wanted to hurt Lily more. "But i am James, i-"
"No, you are not!" His wand was now pointed at my throat.
"Come on Severus, lets go," i said as i helped him up, and as we walked away i heard Sirius say those tragic words: "See James, i told you that there is no such thing as a good Slytherin." I just wanted to rip that Slytherin symbol off my Hogwarts robe.
You know how the time flies
Only yesterday was the time of our lives
We were born and raised
In a summer haze
Bound by the surprise of our glory days
As i was thinking about this though, someone kneeled down next to me, looking at the Potter's wedding as well.
His greasy black hair being the reason for my ended friendship with the boy i loved.
"Snape," i said cooly, not taking my eyes off of James as he said his vows. "I take it that Lily wouldnt of wanted to invite you either."
He merely frowned as he continued to watch the wedding through the small window.
"Its quite sad isnt it?" I continued to speak, "that our worst enemies are both marrying the one we loved?"
"I cant help but wonder... what would of happened if that day during 5th year had gone differently..."
"I do too." I sighed.
"But then again, it wouldnt really of mattered. They both would of left us once we joined the dark lord"
"Yeah, i suppose..." But my voice was unsure.
He tore his eyes from the wedding and looked straight at me, "You wouldnt have joined the dark lord if you were the one marrying James up there." It wasnt a question, it was a statement.
"Yeah. But i suppose i could say the same to you - it you were the one marrying Lily up there."
He seemed like he didnt want to answer that though, as he turned back to the window.
"What if joining the dark lord is where we went wrong though?" i asked.
"What do you mean?"
"I mean that maybe we should have never joined him! That we should of been on the light side instead! So that maybe, just maybe, that could be us up there instead!"
"We made the right choice. We followed our house into becoming what we are now!"
"But thats just it! The right choice. Severus, what if making the right choice was actually the wrong decicion? What if we just followed our fellow house members down the wrong path?"
No worries or cares
Regrets and mistakes
They are memories made.
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?
"You called me Severus," Snape said quietly.
"You havent called me that since we were kids."
"Again, i repeat, so?"
"Nothing, its just been awhile since i have heard you call me that..."
Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light.
"I dont know about you," i said suddenly, "but im not going to just sit here and watch as they get married. Not before i have at least tried to stop this."
"What are you about to-" But before he could finish his question, i was already up and walking towards the entrance of the church.
"Nicole!" he called out, as he followed me hastily. I stopped right in front of the door and put my ear up against the church. I could just faintly hear the minister ask "And if anyone objects to the marriage of these two, please stand and speak now."
"You coming?" i asked Snape.
"umm..." but i didnt wait for his answer, as i barged into the church.
"I object." I said calmly, my arms crossed over my chest and i stood there calmly. "As do i," Snape said, standing next to me now.
I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it.
I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded
That for me it isn't over.
"Nicole" i could hear James say, at the same time that Lily said "Severus."
Both Snape and I looked at each other, both of us didnt have a plan from here on.
"James," i said suddenly, deciding i was just going to wing it. I moved forward towards him, so that i was no standing where Lily was previously standing, while Lily and Sev talked as well. "James, i know that im not Lily. My boring brown hair is nothing in comparison to her bright auburn hair. My boring brown eyes are nothing in comparison to her electric green eyes. I wont ever be as pretty, nor kind, nor beautiful as she is. But i can promise you, she will never love you as much as i do."
James only shook his head as i spoke, as if he was trying to find a way that this wasnt real, nor going on. "Nicole, i cant be with you. I love Lily, i always have, and i always will."
I could feel the tears welling up inside me, but i pushed them down. "But James-"
"No, i love her!" he said strongly, at the same time that Lily said to Snape "I love James." Both of them looked at each other, and a smile spread across both of their faces as they saw each other. But then Lily's eyes fell on me and the smile melted off her face. "Im afriad im going to have to ask you both to leave," James said harshly, while glaring at Snape.
"Come on Severus, we tried," i said tragicly as i grabbed his arm and dragged him out of the church with me.
Never mind, I'll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don't forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.
"Well that didnt go too well..." Snape said, as if it werent obvious.
"At least, we can say that we tr-tried." But my voice choked up, as the tears i had been trying to repress flowed out of me. Snape took me to a tree near the back of the church, and sat down next to me, with out back resting against the tree. I rested my head on his shoulder as i cried.
"How can you be so okay with this?" i asked him through my tears, "i thought you loved her."
"I do. I still love her. But..."
"But what?" I asked, bringing my head off his shoulder so that i could look him into the eye. He wiped a few stray tears on my cheeks off with his thumb. "Severus, i know how you feel. I have felt the same way about James all my life, but i just dont understand why you are not so broken up about this."
"I am, but..."
"But what?" i repeated.
"But there still is hope."
"Hope?" i laughed, "Hope for what?"
"Hope for this."
He brought down his thumb from my cheek and cupped the back of my neck as his head moved forward towards mine. I copied his motions, as i wrapped my arms around his neck and moved my lips closer to his at the same slow speed.
His soft lips met mind in a loving passion. And we just stayed there for a few moments, just like that, kissing under the tree.
Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes its hurts instead.