Tough Love - Hogwarts Love Story 7

Tough Love - Hogwarts Love Story 7

ok, guys, i promised the 7th part tonight, so here it is! :DD
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Chapter 1


"You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potionmaking, As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses.... I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, even stop death -- if you aren't as big bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach." No body moved when he finished, it was like a graveyard. I chuckled and he gave me a glare to shut up so I bit my lip to keep from laughing. I could see Harry and Ron exchanging confused looks but Hermione seemed excited. "Potter!" said Severus suddenly. "What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood." Only hand in the air was Hermione's. "I don't know, sir." Harry said after a moment.
I could see Severus's lips curling into a sneer. "Fame clearly isn't everything, am I right Mr. Potter? Let's try again. Potter, where would you look if I told you to find me a bezoar." Once again, Hermione's hand shoot up in the air. Slytherins were shaking from laughter, but Severus didn't glare at them, did he? Hmpf.
"I don't know, sir." Harry muttered. "Thought you wouldn't open a book before coming, eh, Potter? What is the difference between monkshood and wolfsbane?" Hermione turned over her chair as she stood up, her hand still high in the air. I bit my lip again. Still, Severus ignored her and kept glaring at Harry. "I don't know," said Harry quietly. "I think Hermione does, though, why don't you try her." I had to laugh on that one. Severus, however, kept a straight face. "Sit down," he snapped at Hermione. "For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood make a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the same plant, which also goes by the name of aconite. Well. Why aren't you all copying that down?" he asked and we began to write quietly.
"Now, I will put you into pairs. Your assignment will be to make a simple potion to cure boils." I wanted to work with Hermione, but he took me to Draco's cauldron. "Mr Malfoy and Ms Katt, you will be working together. I except a potion of quality from you." He notified us and walked away. "Um...hey" I smiled to Draco, and he smiled back. " wont go anywhere, right? Cause I can't make this potion on my self, you know." he teased me. Well, I deserved it. I helped him to start the fire and brought the ingredients, "Yeah, I'm sorry about that...and I'm sorry about what twins did in the train..." I looked up to see his reaction, but didn't expect to see him smiling. "It's alright, they did it, not you. I'll get them back, don't worry." he passed me the snake fangs and I began to grin it.
"So, what's up with you and Weasleys? Are you going out with one of them?" I felt blood coming to my face. Why is he asking me that? I looked over to him, but I couldn't see his face as he leaned above the cauldron. "No! Where did you get that idea from?!" I said and I could hear my voice getting slightly higher than normal. "I...just assumed..." he said with his head still in the cauldron.
Severus came to our table just as we finished our potion "Well done Malfoy...and Ms Katt, ofcourse." Agh, I gave him a glare - he said that just to annoy me. "Thank you, professor." I said formally and looked over to Draco who had a big smile on his face. "Attention!" Severus said to the class "This is how the potion is supposed to look like. Mr Malfoy and Ms Katt are the only ones in this room that succeeded to do a simple task as this one..." he was cut by an explosion sound.
There was green smoke everywhere and a hissing sound coming from behind us. When air cleared I could see Neville standing over Seamus's cauldron covered in red boils. I laughed with a couple of other students, though I did feel bad for him. I felt someone's hand on mine and Draco pulled me to climb on a chair as the green liquid spread across the floor.
Seamus took Neville to the Hospital wing, and after cleaning the liquid with one wave of his wand. Severus turned back to Harry "You - Potter - why didn't you tell him not to add the quills. Thought he'd make you look good if he got it wrong, did you. That's another point you've lost for Gryffindor." What? That's not fair! "He didn't do ANYTHING! He was...""Miss Katt, you will not talk in my class unless asked! Are we clear on that?" he cut me off with an angry whisper, fixing me with his black eyes. I opened my mouth to answer him back, but he cut me off again "Are we clear?" he said raising his voice. I glared at him "Yes...professor." I muttered as much despite I could. I could feel everyone's eyes on me, but I just looked down and started packing the ingredients we didn't use. Draco helped me in silence, but when Severus was away from our table he whispered "Are you okay?". I felt something stopping in my throat. "Yeah...I'm fine." I lied, and he didn't ask me anything till the end of the class.
"Joan?" I turned to him "I'm glad you didn't went anywhere" I smiled "I'm glad too." he smiled back "So..see ya around?" he asked. "See ya" I said before he walked away with Crabbe and Goyle.
I caught up with Harry and Ron. "Cheer up, guys" said Ron after a minute of silence, "Snape's always taking points off Fred and George and giving them detentions. Can I come and meet Hagrid with you, Harry?" "Sure. Joan, you wanna come?" he asked me. I wanted to say yes, but I remembered I had to go to Severus's office. I didn't want to go, but if I don't he'll just give me detention so i would have to come. I sighed "I would love to, but I can't today. Next time?" he nodded and we started talking about our charms homework.

I knocked on the door."It's open." I heard Severus's monotonous voice. I walked in slowly "You remembered, huh?" "Professor." He sighed "Why are you mad now?" "WHY?! You yelled at me, did you forget?!" "I had to yell at you, you were acting like you're not one of the students! You have to understand that you are, and that you have to follow same rules as everybody else!" " Same ones that Harry Potter does?! You yelled at him when he did nothing !" I tossed my bag on one of the chairs infront of his desk. He remained silent and just looked at me. "I will treat Harry as every other student in this school, it's just happened to treat him like that first." he sneered. "I don't understand...why are you acting like this? You're trying to make others think that you don't care..." "I don't.". Those words cut me like a blade. "But, Severus..." "I'm not going to tell you anything, it's non of your business!" "Like you tell me things that are." I sneered, and heard him sigh. "You now I can't tell you, I made an Unbreakable Vow to your grandmother..." My stomach flipped. That sentence was the one I hated the most. "I know. It's just easier when I yell at you." He sneered "I thought you do that just for fun."Yeah, that too" I smiled this time.
"'re the headmaster of Slytherin, huh?" "Yeah...You know, I thought you will be in Slytherin...I'm glad you're not. Though you didn't have to be in Gryffindor either." I remembered what the hat told me, but I didn't want to tell that to him. "You didn't want to have to take points from your own house, huh?" I sneered "No, not that...though you're right - I will now be able to take more points from Gryffindor" he laughed warmly. That's the Snape I know.
"Why Cat?" he stopped laughing. "Why did you call me Cat?" "I thought it might be tough for you, with the new school and all. Guess I didn't have to worry - that was a magnificent potion you made." "Yeah, guess I learned from the best." I said. "Why didn't you raise your hand on my class today? You knew the answers." He was right, I did. I read that book couple of times. "Like you would ask me." I simply said and laughed.
We talked for couple of more minutes "It's late" Severus said "you should be in your dorm right now." I rolled my eyes which made him sneer."Cat...I can't talk to you much often, I have...some businesses I need to do. But, what ever happens - come to me, okay?" "Sure. See ya!" I said as I left his office and ran to the Common Room.
Surprisingly, it wasn't empty. Harry, Ron, George and Fred were talking about something and Hermione was in one of the chairs reading a book. "Hey, Joan, where have you been?" she said looking up as I sat next to her. "I was in Snape's office. Anybody wanna play wizard's chess?" I asked before she could say anything, pulling out my chess set. "Yeah, I love that" said Ron and sat in the chair next to me.
"I didn't thought you knew to play it, you know cause you're a muggle and all..." Huh? I looked him confused "I'm not a muggle" I stated and all of them suddenly looked at me. "You're not?!" Hermione asked "No, why would you think that?" Fred and George exchanged confused looks "Well, you didn't know anything about Hogwarts and you didn't know any spells...we just assumed..." I sneered. They're right, I would have thought the same. I sighed "No, I'm's a long story..." "Well, tell us!" Fred and George said in one voice and I smiled. " it goes..."


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