|shiv5468 (shiv5468) wrote in adventdrabbles,|
@ 2007-12-24 15:08:00
|Entry tags:||contributor: shiv5468, dec24, fandom: harry potter, year: 2007|
Dec 24, Harry Potter
Title: The Right Recipe
"Preparing mulled wine is a delicate business," Severus said. "The results depend on the fine balance of competing flavours, neither one stronger than the other, blending together to make a harmonious whole. Cinnamon for scent and flavour..."
"And associated with love potions," Hermione offered.
"Cloves and nutmeg to heat the blood," Severus continued.
"My blood is already rather warm," Lucius said.
"And honey, for added sweetness." Severus stirred the mixture one more time, then decanted it into three glasses.
"Not that Hermione needs the addition." Lucius raised his glass to her.
"Nor you," Severus said wryly.
"Anyone would think he was after something." Hermione smiled knowingly over the rim of her glass, sipping at her wine.
"I always said you were a bright girl." Severus sat down next to Hermione on the sofa, and wrapped an arm round her.
"And a lucky one." She leaned back on him, and smiled at Lucius, her foot swinging to and fro.
Lucius returned her smile, then drained his glass.
"I've another recipe in mind now," Severus said. "It's a little more volatile though, and requires a lot longer to simmer."
"The blend of ingredients is still vital though, and there seems to be far too much Severus in the mix at the moment. Do move over and make room for your third, and dare I say it, most important element."
Severus sighed, and Hermione giggled, but they did both move up for that extra spice.