Desc: Hermione returns to Hogwarts looking for work experience. The only position available however, is with her old potions master…

(Hermione G. Severus S.) Dolores U.

For the two images I used for my cover image I google searched Hermione Granger and Severus Snape. The finished product is my own :)

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AN: I do not own the Harry Potter universe. I am simply borrowing it for a fic. Enjoy!

Chapter 1

Hermione put down the phone and sighed. Another rejection. For the past few weeks she had been replying to ads in newspapers and websites, but all she got was rejection after rejection. Some were because she was "over qualified", (how on Earth was that a bad thing)?! And others didn't want a big name on their shoulders. But the resounding amount of rejections had been because she, "didn't have enough experience." She had fought against death eaters, performed healing magic in dire situations and brewed potions with barely any materials, with ingredients she had to source herself, (in the forests)! But they all wanted her to have experience in a "professional environment". She ran a hand through her hair in frustration and winced as they got caught in her knots. As she tugged her hand free a large brown owl flew through the window and dropped a stack of letters onto the table. She quickly skimmed through The Daily Prophet and glanced at The Quibbler. Then she turned her attention to the letters. "Bills. Bills. Bills…" She muttered flicking through them- "Oh what's this?!" She exclaimed, surprised. At the bottom of the pile there was a small envelope that was sealed with red wax. As she peered closer Hermione saw that it was the Hogwarts seal! Tearing open the envelope in excitement she read the letter hungrily, her eyes devouring every word. It said:

Dear Miss Granger,

We would like to inform you about the event that is taking place three weeks from today. As you probably know your five year reunion is around the corner. We hope you could attend so you can revisit Hogwarts and catch up with old friends. The dress code is formal evening wear. We hope to see you soon.


Minerva McGonagall

Hogwarts headmistress.

Hermione leaned back in her chair grinning, she'd love to catch up with old friends! Sighing, Hermione thought to what her friends had become; Harry and Ron had gone on to become successful and well respected aurors, Neville had become the Hogwarts herbology teacher and Luna had become the chief editor of The Quibbler. Draco, Dean, Parvati and Padma all had families as well. But her… Well the massive media storm and huge coverage of the battle of Hogwarts had kept her busy for a while and she had made enough money to be able to sit at home and relax comfortably. However she had recently visited her vault at Gringotts, (after a while), and had found the amount of galleons had decreased dramatically. She visited a Gringotts goblin and he had sent charms around her home, telling her the price of everything. It didn't take them long to figure out that she had spent all of the missing galleons.

Since then she had been looking for job after job with nothing to show for it. And her love life. Nothing there either. The media coverage she was geting after the battle made it difficult to see anyone without The Daily Prophet shouting about it on the front page. And really, after finding out about her financial issues, she hadn't given romance a second thought. Hermione groaned, she had to get some work experience.