Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters belong to JK Rowling, not to me.

Author's Note:

This is a quick, one-shot response to the Second Person Challenge on WIKTT.

The rules:

1. All stories must feature Hermione Granger and Severus Snape in some way.

2. All stories must be written in 2nd-person POV.

3. "You" must be a character or creature from the Harry Potter SeriesBe creative! 

On with the story!

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You Have Seen It All

WendyNat

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You have seen it all.

You have seen awkward girls blossom into beautiful women. You have seen beautiful women become desirable women. They come to you for help, for advice. Their stories touch your heart. You help them. They come to you, again and again. They are special. You remember them all.

You have heard your name spoken in desperation, "Madame Malkin! Please! I really need your help! Viktor KRUM wants to take me to the Yule Ball!"

You nodded wisely, calmly. "Relax, child. Let's see what we can find. All eyes will be on you, that's for certain – we'll make sure you look pretty."

You helped the child choose new robes in a flattering periwinkle. You gave her advice on her hair, how to stand, how to smile. She will be a pretty young lady. She will do the school proud. You know this. You have seen it all.

They come back, again and again. The child becomes a young lady, a pretty young lady. You knew she would.

"Please, Madame Malkin! You have to help me! I've done everything, tried everything – I'm a professor, his colleague, but the Potions Master still doesn't see me as an adult!"

You nodded wisely, calmly. "Relax, child.  Let's see what we can find. His eyes will be on you, that's for certain – we'll make sure you look beautiful."

You helped the Professor choose new robes in an eye-catching green. You gave her advice on her skin, how to walk, how to seem mature. She will be a beautiful woman. She will catch his eye. You know this. You have seen it all.

They come back, again and again. The young lady becomes a woman, a beautiful woman. You knew she would.

"Please, Madame Malkin! I need your help! He's taking things so slow – he doesn't want to scare me, but I'm ready to move to the next stage! It's been a year! I'm ready! I need to prove it to him!"

You nodded wisely, calmly. "Relax, child.  Let's see what we can find. His hands will be on you, that's for certain – we'll make sure you look desirable."

You helped the Professor choose new robes in an alluring red. You gave her advice on her voice, how to sit, how to flirt. She will be a desirable woman. She will win his heart. You know this. You have seen it all.

They come back, again and again. The young lady became a woman, a desirable woman. You knew she would.

"Please, Madame Malkin! I need your help! He proposed! We're getting married!!"

You nodded wisely, calmly. "Relax, child.  Let's see what we can find. Your wedding will be gorgeous, that's for certain – we'll make sure you look lovely."

You helped the Professor choose new robes in a soft white. You gave her advice on her marriage, how to be patient, how to love. She will be a lovely bride. She will be his heart.

You know this.

You have seen it all.