dispose of severed skin; severus snape; rated: g; 1,117 words.
Severus found the stack of letters and photos while he was cleaning out his mother's drawers.
They were bundled and bound by an old piece of sisal twine, the knot binding it all together neatly and precisely in the centre. Both ends of the string were badly frayed, as though it had been pulled undone and retied many times over. He skimmed his fingers through the papers and photographs at the top right corner to get a glimpse of what hidden sentimentalities they revealed but could only catch snippets of words here and there. Curiosity compelled him to take a seat on the edge of the bed, which creaked softly under his weight; he set his wand down beside him and pulled the string undone.( • • • )