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The Prince's Tale by HollyBell The Prince's Tale by HollyBell
“So the boy…the boy must die?” asked Snape quite calmly.

“And Voldemort himself must do it, Severus. That is essential.”

Another long silence. Then Snape said, “I thought…all those years…that we were protecting him for her. For Lily.”

“We have protected him because it has been essential to teach him, to raise him, to let him try his strength,” said Dumbledore, his eyes still tight shut. “Meanwhile, the connection between them grows ever stronger, a parasitic growth. Sometimes I have thought he suspects it himself. If I know him, he will have arranged matters so that when he does set out to meet his death, it will truly mean the end of Voldemort.”

Dumbledore opened his eyes. Snape looked horrified.

“You have kept him alive so that he can die at the right moment?”

“Don’t be shocked, Severus. How many men and women have you watched die?”

“Lately, only those whom I could not save,” said Snape. He stood up. “You have used me.”


“I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter - ”

“But this is touching, Severus,” said Dumbledore seriously. “Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?”

“For him?” shouted Snape. “Expecto Patronum!”

From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

“After all this time?”

“Always,” said Snape.


This would be the second picture in my series "Bawling moments" (anyone who has read the book or watched the movie will find the title appropriate). The most beautiful unrequited love story ever told !

Characters and text (c) JK Rowling
Art (c) Me

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cisamos Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I love how throughout Harry Potter everybody thinks Snape is this awful wizard who is part of the evil side, but then Rowling turns all your opinions on your head once you read "Deathly Hollows". Then that is when he is redeemed; that is when he truly shines. Snape is a hero--an unexpected one--but a hero, in his own right.
Princess15eevee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O only swan the movie really sad moment T.T
KawaiiOniKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
So few words will with such emotion and your picture just amps that up 1000 fold. Great work!
ThePaleRaven Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
This scene brought tears to my eyes. By the end of Deathly Hallows I'd really grown to hate Dumbledore. It felt like Snape was this caracter you start of hating but grow to love when you realise how much he's done, how he seems to constantly have this moral dilemar. 

Dumbledore is this wizard you start off loving, he seems kind and caring and yet as the books.films progress you realise that he's manipulative and contrling and just not all that nice of a man. 
wrybread Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
this is most def one of Rowling's praiseworthy accomplishments--the gradual unfolding of Severus' love of Lily; turning Severus from someone snide and aloof to admirable and sublime;

I was reading somewhere, a fan-review of one of the movies; the fan made the comment that James Potter could be a real prick; I have to agree; he could be at least as bad as Dudley Dursley

Harry did well in naming his son for the 'bravest man' he 'ever knew'
iamSketchH Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Which book / movie is this from?
HollyBell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Really ? It's Harry Potter ^^
iamSketchH Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
lol, I meant which book / movie from Harry Potter. I've only watched the first 3. :D
HollyBell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Weeeell I think it's the 6th or 7th one but I could be wrong. You should totally watch/read the rest of the series !
iamSketchH Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Thanks so much! I appreciate it.
Yes, I've been wanting to get back into them, but I think I'll have to start
over again to refresh myself on the story.

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