P.: "What do you think Severus asked Santa for as a kid?"
Me: "Nothing. Severus wouldn't have bothered asking Father Christmas for anything. He would have known better."
P.: "You're in a grim mood, aren't you?"
Me: "No, I just can't conceive of canonical Severus ever—"
P.: "Obviously, I'm not talking about canon. Go write me a Sev letter."
P.: "And try not to be entirely canonical about it!"
Tallest Chimney, Spinner's End, By the River (G; Severus; 250 words): A seven-year-old Severus writes to Father Christmas.
1 December 1967
Dear Father Christmas,
Mam says big boys don't lie so I'm writing to tell you I don't believe in you anymore. If you
waswere real, Da wouldn't still shout all the time and Mam wouldn't still always be sad. I hate you for ignoring me. Just so you know.
No matter what Da says I've been a good boy this year. Here's what I want:
1. the mill to open up again so Mam can buy food (that isn't rubbish) with the money Da
don'tdoesn't waste down the pub so we can eat goodwell for every meal
friendkitten (and not a Kneazle cause Da would hurt it. He does not like magical thingscreatures. A kitten can hide better than a puppy) and food and toys for the kitten and a bed for the kitten too
3. whirled peas (that's a joke. I heard some of the older boys telling jokes. That was the best one cause they
meanedmeant world peace and that's really a joke cause they don't care about peace. There bullies. But I'd eat whirled peas if you brought them. Course, I'd rather have ham. Ham's really good).
tallest chimney, Spinner's End, by the river
P.S. World peace is all right if you can manage it. I expect you can't though or we'd have it already. I still want the kitten though even if you can manage the world peace. And the ham.