Day Nine: Cherish
Title: The Line That Must Not Be Crossed
Team: Death Eaters
Challenge: Late Night Visitor, Double Standard Challenge
She doesn’t want to go. Watching him, lying on their crumpled bed, his stern face peaceful for once, Hermione is ready to tell the world to go to hell and climb back in beside him. She will not, of course; he would kick her out the moment he awoke. Rules are rules.
He doesn’t want her to go. Severus lies on his stomach, pretending to sleep, but it’s all he can do not to pull her down beside him and beg her to stay. Seeing the pity and apology in her eyes as she refused is too much to bear.