Bets, Chapter 3/6 Title:Bets, Chapter 3/6 Author:blueskyecloud9 Pairings: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin, Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy Word Count:1,070 Rating: PG-13 Warning(s): None...besides slash obviously A/N: Any mistakes are my own! This was the first story I ever wrote/finished/published so it's a little rough :] But I love it anyway! Summary: Two scheming godsons, and a pair of men in denial. A recipe for love. Disclaimer: The Harry Potter Universe belongs to JKR and anyone she legally lets use them. Not me.
Severus looked up when someone knocked on his front door. It was almost midnight on a Friday, who could it be? Slipping his hand onto his wand, Severus cautiously opened the door. He nearly jumped in surprise when Remus stumbled in, resting his head against Severus' shoulder.
"Thank god you're home Severus. Save me. Please. I can't do it anymore."
Severus raised an eeybrow, closing the door. Taking hold of the werewolf's shoulders he steered him into the parlor, and pushed him into an armchair. Placing a glass of brandy in front of the werewolf he grinned, "Another date?"
"With a woman! Can you believe it? I think their hoping I'll convert to being straight or something," replied Remus taking a sip of the brandy. In the past four months Harry and Draco had both broken up with their respective girlfriends and had then begun dating. Not that it really mattered when they had started dating officially of course. Feeling completely depressed with the fact that their godfathers had not found their significant others the two had taken it up on themselves to set them up.
"How in the world did you get them to finally stop setting you up Severus?" Remus asked, looking at the dark haired man.
Severus smiled evilly, and slid back into his own armchair. "I simply told them that I had no need. I had found my own lover."
Remus choked slightly and looked at the other man incredulously. "You have?" Remus' heart began to pound harder. He didn't know what he would do if Severus had found a lover. Yes, he was too afraid to say anything to the tall wizard himself. He was simply too afraid of losing the friendship they had. But if Severus had a lover…he wasn't sure how he'd survive.
"No you idiot werewolf. I told them that to stop those infernal dates. I was starting to feel nauseous every time I returned from one of them."
"Oh." Remus' heart returned to its normal rhythm and he let out the breath he was holding.
Severus looked at him strangely, but returned to looking quite amused, "You could do the same, I assume, Lupin."
"mhmmm, I think I will. Do you mind if I crash here? I don't have the energy to go back home. Especially since Harry and Draco are probably waiting…"
Severus chuckled. "Of course. I was about to sleep myself. Come."
Remus smiled. If not in the same bed, the same house was good.
Harry and Draco stormed into Severus' living room exactly a week later. "Did you know that Remus has a boyfriend?" they demanded of Severus.
Severus's lips curved into a slight smile. So the wolf decided to use his advice. "Yes I did. I've met him too. Quite handsome."
"And you didn't tell us? Again!" they exclaimed. In perfect unison. It was amazing how they did that.
"Seeeeeeverus." Remus' voice flew in from the hallway. Thank god.
"Lupin. I see you've finally found it fit to divulge the information of your relationship with the boys."
"Yes I did."
The two looked in between their godfathers in amazement. "You've been hiding things from us!"
The two men looked back at them and just raised their eyebrows.
"Of course," was Severus' response.
"Exac—" Remus suddenly snapped his mouth shut. Severus glanced at him. "Draco…is that a ring?"
Severus snapped his eyes back at the two boys again and looked at their hands. They were in fact wearing light, silver rings.
"Silver? Are you two engaged?"
The two boys blushed and laced their fingers together. They nodded gently. Severus and Remus fell into the armchairs behind them.
"Silver? Do you realize how dangerous that is? And when did this happen?" Severus demanded.
"Their actually platinum. No silver in them, so no worries. We had a mutual proposal on Wednesday." Harry replied. Draco and he didn't believe in asking anyone's permission or opinion, but these men where their father-figures, and their opinion did matter. It was simply the fear of being told that they were making a mistake that had kept them away for two days.
"I do believe you owe me Lupin."
Harry and Draco's eyes widened. "You've been betting on us? Again?"
The two older wizards simply smiled. "We've been expecting it." Said Remus.
The younger wizards glared a little. Then smiled and sat down on Severus' sofa.
"We want to get married in three weeks. It a week before the next full moon, so it's good timing, and we don't want to wait that long," Draco said.
"Three weeks. That isn't a lot of time boys," cautioned Remus.
"We're not inviting too many people. And Harry can pull some strings," smirked Draco glancing side-long at his fiancé. Harry rolled his eyes, but didn't say anything.
"Hermione, Ginny, and Pansy are planning it. We just have to make choices here and there and the menu and stuff," Harry said.
"Ah." Severus said.
"But we want two things from the both of you," began Draco.
The two men looked at their godsons sharply. This was not sounding good. "What would you like?" questioned Severus cautiously.
"Oh don't look at me like that Severus, it's not something terrible. We simply want you to stand up for both of us…and bring your partners," Draco finished.
Remus and Severus paled slightly. "Our partners?" squeaked Remus.
"Yes. We're getting married. We think it proper and necessary that they be there to be part of it if they are in fact part of our godfathers' lives," Harry reasoned.
"Please Remus. Please Severus." The two boys looked at their godfather pleadingly.
Damn them. They've figured out our inability to say no to them when they make that face!
Fuck. Why me?
Remus and Severus looked at each other, and then sighed resignedly. "Ok children. We will." Severus sighed.
"Thank you!" the two boys leapt into the air to wrap their arms around the two men. "Thank you thank you thank you…"
"We get it boys. Now, should you not be at practice?" Severus said, running his hand through his hair lightly.
"CRAP. Thanks Sev! See you Remy!" the two boys ran outside and Apparated away.
Remus looked at Severus. "Brandy again I think. And then YOU have to figure out a way to get around this."
"I do?" asked Severus, grabbing the alcohol. "Why me?"