|SereneTragedy (serenetragedy) wrote in severus_sighs,|
@ 2010-04-11 17:57:00
|Entry tags:||challenge, drabble, member: serenetragedy, rating: pg|
Just a Moment by SereneTragedy
Title: Just a Moment
Word Count: 337
Summary: Time is such a precious thing
A/N: From the 5 minute challenge we had today on the Severus *Sighs* group on yahoo.
*...* = Snape's thoughts
He saw the boy through the curtains, mingling with his cohorts.
He sneered, *Slughorn’s future celebrities*. Man’s only out for the money, he doesn’t care if this lot ever makes something of themselves, as long as he gets something in return.
But the boy wasn’t stupid, no, Severus knew him too well. After the tournament two years ago he has been much more aware, he pays attention to the subtle differences.
He smiles when I berate and strip his fellow dunderhe – students. Damn, he knows I have a sense of humor… and it amuses him.
Oh, if he only knew how much he has grown to amuse me. He still stalks the halls at night under that damn cloak –
‘I know you’re there professor,’ the boy said, ‘just take the points so I can leave.’
I stared at him, bewildered. Not many have learned how to detect my presence. I look into his eyes, and I know the reason he’s awake. He lays his head upon my chest and we stand there for Merlin knows how long. Streams of light start coming through the tower and I usher him to his dormitory.
“Get off me!”
“Slughorn, I don’t believe this one was on the invitation list,” Filch replied, holding the sleek blond by his arm.
“No,” Slughorn’s brow drew together, “I do not believe I asked for your attendance Mr. Malfoy.”
“Well, he’s yours now,” Filch shoved the boy towards him.
Severus came out of the curtains and forward, “No need, Slughorn. I shall take care of him for you.”
“Ah! There you are Severus. I was wondering where you ran off too.”
Harry was behind the man, when their eyes locked he gave Severus a small smile of sympathy. His mask almost slipped at the look on the boys face. He quickly gathered himself and turned, robes billowing.
“Come Malfoy,” he said taking the youths arm and dragging him out of the room.
*Blasted Malfoy! I just wanted a moment longer with him...*