|in_the_grass (in_the_grass) wrote in wished,|
@ 2010-07-13 23:07:00
|Entry tags:||!2003: 07, !incomplete, essery oakby, severus snape|
Who: Severus & Esserby
What: New Head of Hufflepuff!
Where: Hogwarts, Headmaster's office
When: This afternoon
Severus remembered when the summer holidays - ages and ages ago, it seemed - had been holidays. It wasn't that he missed them; the extra work was more than worth being allowed to trade a classroom for an office. Still, it seemed that every time he sat to finish something, there was some other matter that had to be addressed immediately, some other end to tie up before the students came streaming back in. One day it was some inexplicable shortfall in the ink budget, the next a faculty spat over whether the curtains in the lounge ought to be kept drawn, and the next Hufflepuff needed a Head. Irritations all, and the thought of leaving a quarter of the student body sitting bewildered and alone in the Great Hall after the sorting was tempting, but ... it would likely have produced complaint letters, and he didn't need any more of those, either. The number of parents with time to submit trivial grievances was distressing.
Hufflepuff would be easy enough to fix, at least. Oakby would do decently, he thought, if she'd agree to it - well-liked, as far as he knew about that sort of thing, but not so besotted with her own students that she couldn't bear to hand out detention on occasion. He had summoned her to his office hoping that the free room and board and moderate hike in salary would be enough to take this particular issue off his plate. Hiring from the inside was so much less problematic, and would almost certainly leave his evening free. He shuffled through the last term's disciplinary records as he waited for his appointment to arrive - at least he could assure her that they weren't the worst of the lot.