Dead week here. Now I have some time to give a proper review. :-)
The first scene is so tantalizingly real, even if, as she said, she wouldn't have done anything with the girl. Very sexy in that way all young, curious students develop some sort of a crush at some point or the way a teacher might become overly fond of the verve of a young thing. The drunkenness, the vagueness of her subject matter and even her knowledge of it. Makes me wish I could see it.
I can totally see Minerva calling Sybil up to see how she's doing after she leaves the castle, maybe more as a sort of formality, and, what do you know, the two of them hit it off.
The bit about retired professors having cats is such a random, Sybil idea. She's got certain opinions here and there that it's hard to convince her out of. I love the image of Trelawney, in all her bejeweled, thick-lensed splendor, bringing plants to Minerva's in pots, and going out back to plant them.
I love that Minerva scares students as she walks the halls. I love that she told Albus about the plants and such. She so would. She looked up to him so much, despite his true nature. :-)
The image of Sybil trying to talk, her eyes even larger behind those thick lenses, is comical and endearing at the same time. And then to say "I like you more than I should," is just beautiful. And the way Minerva gets up on her hand to sit up a little more is such an awkward-teenagers-together-watching-a-movie-who-just-kissed thing to do. And she's retired! :-D
And then Sybil starts going on and on about her feelings, just like she might go on and on about some terrible fate she's just imagined. And Minerva correcting her, as, I'm sure, she frequently finds herself doing, about the watering can not being silly. Silly! Isn't that just the pot calling the watering can silly!
The scene, as I said before, is very hot. I happen to have a big thing for femmeslash between those of a distinguished age.
And that ending, it's so funny because it's completely a thought I can see someone like Sybil having. I mean, anyone could have it, but she'd mean it more since she's prone to interesting comparisons and thinking outside the box and all that.
What a wonderful story with so many images left to the imagination that, can indeed, be easily conjured up. And the things that you did actually write were vivid. Thank you for a wonderful picture of Sybil and Minerva both, but especially Sybil, which is great because I've not seen her in much fic at all. What a great hp_beholder gift!