Title: Saving Grace
by Black Onyx Angel http://www.fanfiction.net/~blackonyxangel
beta’d by: Kristofer http://www.greatestjournal.com/users/kristofer
A/N: Hope it works . . . I never did this before. For the Master and Wolf Snape/Lupin FQF
Disclaimer: I do not own HP, and I don’t own Evanescence either.
Challenge Response: 68) Remus catches Severus attempting suicide. How will he convince him to live again?


It was something I never expected to see. Something I never thought would happen, not to him.

Not until I walked into that room did I realize how utterly broken Severus Snape was.

He was just sitting there, staring at nothing. It was unnerving to say the least. I didn’t even notice the blood at first. Or the knife on the floor beside him.

Playground school bell rings, again
Rain clouds come to play, again
Has no one told you she’s not breathing?
Hello, I am your mind giving you someone to talk to

I just saw how empty his eyes were. How still he sat. He never even moved when I opened the door.

And then I smelt it and saw it. And my heart broke, again. “Dammit, Severus! You bloody selfish bastard.”

I remember saying that, just as I began to move forward. It didn’t get a response.

If I smile and don’t believe
Soon I know I’ll wake from this dream
Don’t try to fix me
I’m not broken
Hello, I am the lie living for you so you can hide
Don’t cry

I dropped to my knees beside him. I was no good at healing charms, so I wrapped his wrists instead.

“Haven’t I lost enough people I care about without having to lose the one I love as well?”

I hadn’t meant to say it. I really hadn’t.

Suddenly I know I’m not dreaming
Hello, I’m still here, all that’s left
Of yesterday...

And there was no denying that I had meant every word I’d uttered.

He looked at me, and there were emotions swirling in his eyes again. The confusion, the hurt, the resentment, the disbelief, the love . . . It was all there, and I read him like an open book.

“Don’t leave me.” The words were quiet, and I don’t know who spoke them. Just that they had been said, and it was enough.

I leaned in, lightly brushing my lips over his, knowing I had just given him a reason to continue living. And as I felt him respond, I knew that I had managed to convince him to live as well.


A/N: *hides* I really don’t know what to think of this one.