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I took Snermione prompts, and I'll post the drabbles as I complete them.

2. inell prompted me with clock.

Time Begins in the Temple (G; Snermione; 135 words)

(This drabble follows Towards an Earthly Form of Worship.)

The seconds ticked by like hours, the hours felt like days, and when her labour reached its end, Hermione could hear, over her heavy breathing and Severus' delighted description of their babies, three sweet, unfamiliar chimes.

"That's one . . . for each of . . . them!"

"Hmm?" Severus asked, smoothing back her damp fringe.

"One . . . chime for each . . . child."

It was only later, after she'd cuddled her girls and boy with Severus leaning against her on the bed to help—and then waking up to the peaceful comfort of others' sleeping—that Hermione understood the meaning of the sound: Molly had made them a clock.

Hermione blinked back tears to see their children's faces on the hands, and the hands each pointing to "Safe and Well."

"Our first temple relic," Severus murmured, from his position by the bed.

Hermione smiled. "Our family."


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Jan. 10th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
Oh, that's beautiful!
Jan. 10th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you, m'dear. :)
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Jan. 10th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Jan. 10th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's lovely! Thank you, hon.
Jan. 10th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
Jan. 10th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
That is lovely...
Jan. 10th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D
Jan. 10th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. Molly's special clock embodies family and a mother's heart. Perfect.
Jan. 10th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) *hugs*
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)

My you are going into het with all guns blazing. ;-)
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)

I've always enjoyed het, you know, and I believe that Severus is thankful not to be considering ass babies at this point. ;)

Also? I saw your "dud" comment, and I salute you. *salutes* Your mode of refined bitchery is something to which I aspire.
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
I amuse me. :D
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)

So, is Lord Voldemort behaving now?
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Dunno. He dies on boot, and I've left him running so I don't have to boot him. We shall see what he does tomorrow. I've taken on far too many cocktails to be able to update the bios tonight.
Jan. 11th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
That is irritating. Ah, but a cocktail sounds like a fine idea!
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