Iulia Linnea (iulia_linnea) wrote,
Iulia Linnea

Ugly (G; Severus; 100 words)

I can't remember why, but I wanted to see if I could write a 100-word sentence.

The expression of feigned engagement that met Severus' gaze as he practiced appearing more affable was more a rictus than a smile; the xanthodontous grimace—which he had achieved by repeatedly and forcibly drawing back his ungenerous mouth to reveal the uneven teeth he customarily secreted behind compressed lips out of a well worn sense of shame—served only to mar his pinched, sallow visage, and, suddenly, Severus decided that the otiose hour in which he had spent his self-pitying and ill-advised indulgence in a bout of would-be corrective facial acrobatics had merely made a mockery of his obvious lack of charm.

Tags: drabbles/ficlets, severus snape

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