Author: amburnikole PM
Supernova: a massive star in the latter stages of stellar evolution that suddenly contracts and then explodes, increasing its energy output as much as a billionfold.**UPDATED-Chapter 2!!**Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Drama - Severus S. & Hermione G. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,494 - Reviews: 8 - Updated: 12-11-02 - Published: 02-15-02 - id: 605252
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Hermione sat in the oversized chair in front of Dumbledore's desk, clutching the huge book to her.
"Well Hermione, what you ask about is a very dangerous subject. The reason the reference information is not in there is because it was taken out purposefully. There is a book about magical supernovas, which is made reference to in that book you hold in your hands. The author was one of the few to actually be able to read the book. Most of the books were burned. There are only two copies left in existence."
Hermione furrowed her brow. What was so dangerous about all of it? And if he was trying to say he didn't want her researching it, why was he even telling her the book still existed?
"Are you trying to tell me to forget about it, or are you….I mean….what exactly are you saying sir?" she said with a confused look on her face.
"Even if I told you to forget it, you wouldn't. You love knowledge too much. I guess I'm trying to say that I'm going to let you borrow the copy from the restricted section of Magical Supernovas. BUT, you must not let anyone else see it or read it. Understood? Am I correct in assuming that you most likely will want to make this your Seventh year project?"
"Well then, I'll give you the book."
He turned around and she thought he was dismissing her.
"Sir, don't I need a pass to get into the restricted section?"
Instead of leaving he only walked to his bookshelf and pulled a book from it.
He dusted off the cover before placing it on his desk in front of her.
"No, because it isn't there."
She put the huge book down and moved to pick up the smaller one. It was beautiful. It was almost an iridescent shade of black. It seemed to feel alive in her hands with power.
She looked up at Dumbledore in question.
"It contains an immeasurable amount of power. What you are about to undertake isn't the easiest thing. There has been only one case of anyone EVER trying to obtain what you are about to. Once you pass a certain point, there is no going back."
She ran her hands over the cover of the book, marveling in the electric pulses she felt.
"I want to do this." She whispered.
Dumbledore smiled, though she didn't see it.
"Then take it with you. Always keep it in a locked place. Since you have your own rooms as Head Girl, that wont be difficult."
"Of course Professor." She spoke.
"Now, I think you need to take this book back to Madame Pince and then get to the hall for dinner." He spoke, his eyes twinkling.
She nodded and hauled the big book and the smaller back out the door with her.
"Oh, and Hermione?"
"You will report to the dungeons this evening at 8. Professor Snape will be your advisor and teacher for your project."
The shock must have shown on her face because he chuckled.
"Now now, Miss Granger. I'm not trying to put you in an unpleasant situation, but he is the best person to help you. Trust me."
She sighed and nodded before turning to leave again.
Snape. Was her project advisor. Best person to help. Right……..
After depositing the book with Madam Pince, she quickly ran to her rooms and laid the Supernovas book on her desk. She was about to go back out the door to head to dinner when curiosity got the best of her, and she opened the front cover. She ran her hands over the old pages within the book. It was then she noticed it wasn't just any book. It had belonged to someone. There was a nameplate on the inside of the cover. She squinted in the dim light to see what it said.
This Book Belongs To:Alexandria Snape
So that's why Snape is best to teach me. Someone in his family owned this book.
She quickly closed the book, heading to the great hall after placing many wards on her room.
Upon arrival, she instantly snapped her head to the high table. There she saw Snape. As if one cue, he turned to look at her with an impassive glare.
If she ever thought this would be easy, that thought was squashed.
She had her more-than-difficult project with Severus Snape: King of Kindness.