Dec 13, Harry Potter, Hermione/Severus, A Bit of Light Reading Title: A Bit of Light Reading Fandom: Harry Potter Pairing/Characters: Hermione/Severus Rating/Warnings: G Word Count: 313 Disclaimer:here Summary: Doesn’t relate to any of the prompts, but it does pick up after Silk Stockings.
Miss … Hermione seemed to think it discreet to suggest he join her in the library, as though anyone would believe she actually wished to show him some obscure tome. He smirked, not caring at all if Potter or any of his Ministry cronies speculated as to what they might actually be up to, even if things did not go as he suspected they might.
She made rather a production of locating a specific book. For some reason, she could not seem to remember whether it was on a high or low bookshelf, or, indeed, on which side of the room. When she finally located the text, roughly in the same area she had first begun looking, she brought it to him, a glint in her eye.
“Would you be so kind, Professor, as to read the paragraph at the top of page two hundred and sixty-five?”
Raising an eyebrow, he opened Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms and scanned the paragraph in question.
“Aloud, please, sir?”
Intrigued, he complied.
“The Etruscans, then, integrated the two systems of writing into a single, more powerful collection of symbols. The Etruscan Syllabary thus became the foundation for several runic systems throughout the Western wizarding world, and the wizard or witch who desires to learn to utilize any of these systems effectively would do well to begin their studies …” He noticed that she did not appear to be attending the actual words. “… with a cursory review of the care and feeding of Hippogriffs, particularly with regard to proper handling of fecal matter.”
At this last, her eyes narrowed, though one corner of her lips twitched.
“And is there anything else you wish to hear?”
Her lips formed a mischievous smile. “Just you casting a Silencing Spell, as I’ve already locked the door.”
Very intrigued indeed, he drew his wand and pointed it at the door.