Who: Severus and Neville What: Discussing the terms of Neville's employment Where: Hogwarts, Headmaster's office When: Today Warnings/Rating: TBA/Low
Severus made the necessary adjustments to the fireplace, and went back to his desk. He didn't care to have anyone traipsing into his office through the Floo, and would certainly block all access again as soon as he was finished, but this was a meeting he wanted to get out of the way as quickly as possible. He didn't like the thought that someone might think he was doing them a favor, presenting a gift - didn't want to have to face down Longbottom trying to be grateful (if he was stupid enough to think that being Head of House, particularly that House, was anything but a nuisance).
Severus had never liked the boy. But he was qualified, and had showed some loyalty, and wouldn't make for a bad professor - the students would probably be able to push him around far too much, but then, so would the Headmaster. It was better to have someone moderately annoying than a loose cannon. He shook his Goyle-related misgivings away and opened a portfolio on his desk, managing to look very busy indeed.