Here's another answer to the 100-word break-up challenge. HG/SS. I guess it could be a prelude to a longer fic but I'm already working on about four different stories. 100 words, not counting the title!

Disclaimer: No they're not mine. Duh :-)

All for naught.

"When you're not at Hogwarts anymore we can't keep our relationship hidden. He'll find out and he'll use you to get to me."

"I've been Harry's friend for years, would it really make that much of a difference?"

"Yes it will. You don't know how much he hates me. It's better this way."

After a long moment of silence, Hermione nodded. She blinked furiously and turned, then ran off down the hall without looking back.

He went back into his office and closed the door.

Neither of them noticed the pale-haired boy, hidden in the shadows of a side corridor.