Severus had been standing in front of the mirror when he heard the knock on the door. He sighed, grimacing at his unsatisfying image in the mirror. He had bought a new robe, something unusual for him, very elegant, but he was unable to see the way it made him look more handsome than his usual, even softening his features.
"Come in." he said, opening the door with a flick of his wand. He watched her walk inside, and his heart got stuck in his throat for a moment.
His jaw clenched the next second, and he bowed stiffly in a cold greeting. "What do I owe to your visit?" he asked, looking to the side, he needed to make it quick, he didn't want Charity to wait for him.