Severus looked out at the lake once more, appreciating the way the moonlight glinted off the gentle waves, then gathered the courage to ask the one question that mattered most.
Her gaze met his. “Yes?”
“Do you love me?” Would she say yes? Could he live with the embarrassment of asking her such a question if she—
“Unequivocally,” she said softly, lifting a hand to cup his cheek. “I thought you already knew.”
He closed his eyes, rubbing his face against her palm. “A single kind word will keep one warm for years. I shall cherish your answer always.”
AN: I hope you like this, my friend! Thanks so much for everything you do for the fandom. You’re such a great person; I’ll never forget all the things you’ve done for me in the past. ~grin~
MoreThanSirius wrote the following prompt, which sneaky pyjamapants passed on:
"A single kind word will keep one warm for years." SSHG