Re: A Little Souvenir
Bella barely kept from moving swiftly to Severus' side and clawing his eyes out. Other than his potions acumen, what HAD Tom seen in him? Ugh.
"Well, Alecto, love - you recognize this wand, I can see it in your smile - and may I say, it's the first real smile I've seen out of you in years. It is, indeed, our Lord's wand. I have authenticated it through various fool-proof measures."
Including a brief session of 'question and answer' with Ollivander, that hurt him more than it hurt her. Much more.
"You ask why that rodent had it? Wasn't he the last one - besides myself -to see Him that wretched night? Indeed he was, the traitor. He was able to seize the wand from the remains," she almost choked on the words "of our Lord. He himself has attempted to raise Him again by means I plan to discuss, but his magic is paltry, at least compared to ours."
She fixed her eyes on Snape; she disliked him, but he was smart, dammit. Too smart. "He knew enough to believe he could bring Him back, Severus."