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nevereverposts prompted me with McGonagall/Aberforth: bar, Transfiguration, goats.

The Regular (PG; Aberforth/Minerva; 130 words)

"Aberforth, the number of goats in your pen has increased," Minerva said, sitting down at the tap.

He grunted and poured her a measure of Ogden's Old, sliding it down to her. "So what if it has?"

"You know very well that such Transfiguration is frowned upon."

"Who says I—"

"Aberforth."

Ignoring Minerva, Aberforth moved to draw the bar down over the door.

"Aberforth?"

"Stop plaguing me, woman!" he exclaimed, beginning to polish the table tops with a filthy cloth. "A man's got a right to insist upon the rules o' his business being followed—and that lot was nasty."

"That's no excuse."

"Don't fret, I'll change 'em back in the morning. You can remind me."

Minerva snorted. "What makes you think I'll still be here in the morning?"

"It's Saturday."

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nevereverposts
Apr. 2nd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha yesss.

You are seriously on a roll with these. This was extremely well-timed, too. Am in the middle of writing a report on orchids. X___________X
iulia_linnea
Apr. 2nd, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Glad I could take your mind off it for a bit—thanks for prompting me!
dickgloucester
Apr. 2nd, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
*applauds* Brilliant!
iulia_linnea
Apr. 2nd, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
*bows*

Thank you!
a_boleyn
Apr. 2nd, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
Very funny. I wish I knew the TRUE story behind Aberforth's long standing obsession with/scandal about goats. Has anyone ever written that story?
iulia_linnea
Apr. 2nd, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I don't know, but I imagine several people have. I like the idea of a grumpy publican Transfiguring "rude" customers. ;)
a_boleyn
Apr. 2nd, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
"I like the idea of a grumpy publican Transfiguring "rude" customers"

Especially as the clientele at his bar are probably not of the more genteel sort to start with. Asking them politely to leave likely doesn't work. A night in the pen out back as a goat provides a more salutary lesson.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 2nd, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
If I didn't already have so many prompts, I would write that. *snorts*
a_boleyn
Apr. 2nd, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Maybe something to keep on the back burner for when you get out from under the landslide of prompts you're working through. I'm enjoying all the ones I've read, though some of the pairings aren't immediately of interest. I'm sure I'll get around to them later. :)
iulia_linnea
Apr. 2nd, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
:D
a_boleyn
Apr. 3rd, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the link. The cross-over with the Narnia universe was such an imaginative way to explain Aberforth's goat obsession. Though, they were both pretty drunk and Aberforth seems like a tricky guy so I don't know if his story should be believed. He'll probably deny the whole thing the next morning. :)
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