Severus still marveled at how fast his heart could beat every time he saw her. He’d thought he’d felt this way before, when he’d been young and naïve, but now he knew it hadn’t been the real thing. He had had to leave behind his unforgiving life of mistakes, allowing himself to move on.
Learning how to live an ordinary life hadn’t been easy, despite what others could say. It had demanded that the man who’d been a wizard, a double agent became a professional cook, a man to his woman, a loved man. Skills Severus never knew he possessed.