Cold Hands, Warm HeartsTitle: Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
Pairing/Characters: young Professor Severus Snape, Aurora Sinistra; brief mention of past Severus/Lily
Genre: Gen? Friendship? Whatever the het equivalent is of "pre-slash"?
Summary: Oooooo, Severus, I think she likes you!
Warnings/Contains: Unbetaed, unBritpicked, just a random bit of fantasy I tried not to think too hard about (but still failed in some places).
Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
Despite it being the middle of December, it hadn't snowed yet this year, only pelted freezing rains that left the grounds a slushy mess. It wasn't raining now, but the air was damp and quite chilly even when still. When the wind gusted from the north, it assaulted Severus's exposed skin with myriad icy needle-pricks, and he wondered if it might make him crystallize, like a malformed black snowflake. His ears and the tip of his nose burned from the cold, but he tr
20 Facts Albus Severus PotterCharacters: Albus Severus Potter; cameos
Summary: 20 random facts about Albus Severus Potter.
1. He's a Hufflepuff. Yes, really. This came as a great relief after all those butterflies in his stomach about Gryffindor or Slytherin, Gryffindor or Slytherin. (His parents were secretly relieved as well; something seems to run true about Potters named James, and his older brother is quite the Gryffindor handful.)
2. He ignores Quidditch except for cheering for the Hufflepuff team. He doesn't much care who wins; he just enjoys the camaraderie. It's the only time he'll wear yellow, which looks horrible on him.
3. He actually finds History of Magic interesting, and wonders if Professor Binns will ever finally fade away so he could perhaps teach the subject himself one day.
4. He feels a little funny about his own family's role in the state of the Wizarding world, and can kind of tell that his housemates pu
A Half-blood PrincemasCharacters: Severus and his internal monologue; brief appearances by Slughorn and a Ravenclaw seventh-year
Summary: A little scene from Severus's POV after the conversation with Draco that Harry overhears in "The Unbreakable Vow" (HBP Ch. 15).
Warnings: Unbetaed, unBritpicked.
Severus scowled discouragingly at no one in particular as he ducked back into Slughorn's vile Christmas party and found himself a new corner of the gaudily decorated study to lurk in. He was a bit lacking in "Christmas spirit" under any circumstances, of course; just why he'd agreed to give the old man "the pleasure of his company", as the invitation had been phrased, he couldn't fathom (although he wouldn't have turned down a nice hot cup of gin punch just then, had there been any). But this was turning out to be one of the worse ones even on his bleak personal scale.
The conversation he'd just had with Draco had been disastrous,