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Mom, who has not read the books, believes that if Severus survives Voldemort, he'll want an Order of Merlin, First Class, and "to get married." Herein, I refute her assertion.

Summary: Eschewing the official awards ceremony, Severus goes looking for a proper thanking.

A First-Class Expression of Gratitude

As had been reported in the Prophet, Longbottom was indeed to be found at the Leaky Cauldron mooning over Hannah Abbott, but Severus didn't care about that; he had a more pressing concern as he strode towards the Boy-Who-Was-Not-Potter and thrust out a hand, which Longbottom accepted.

"Thanks for killing the snake," said Severus.

They shook.

Longbottom cleared his throat. "You're welcome, and, er, thank you."

Over the resultant applause and popping flashbulbs, Severus made himself heard. "First round's on you, but let it be known that I shan't become too pissed to accept the attentions of a grateful witch1."

1Feel free to substitute "wizard" here. :P


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Jun. 10th, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Good one! I would've like to have seen this happen.
Jun. 10th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Jun. 10th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, I see in your profile that you like Remus/Sirius, and there is a Gryffindor house category open in the hogwarts_houses fest. *tempts you with fest information*
Jun. 10th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the invite! But I'm sorry--right now I'm overwhelmed with an upcoming bigbangchallenge and have two fics in the works for my current fandom, which really does take up almost all my time, seriously. Hope you find someone, though--looks like fun. :)
Jun. 10th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your fest fics! :D
Jun. 10th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
It's not really either/or but both witch and wizard. :D
Jun. 10th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
I'll be sure to mention that to Hermione and Lucius. ;)
Jun. 11th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
lol! That's great. :)

Edited at 2011-06-11 05:55 am (UTC)
Jun. 16th, 2011 08:37 am (UTC)
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