A.N. I told you I'd post again soon!

Chapter 7

"What an Earth have you done?" Hermione hissed.

"Miss Granger?"

"I know this has something to do with you and I want to know what you and your brother are up to!" she demanded.

He was genuinely confused and slightly angry. "I really have no idea what you mean. Please tell me what it is my brother has done?"

Hermione looked sceptically at him for a moment before answering. "He used occlumency on me."

Severus looked mildly surprised but inside he was seething inside. 'How dare he? I swear I am going to kill him!'

"So what did you do?" she repeated.

"I had nothing to do with it," he replied truthfully. "Why would you think I did?"

Hermione hesitated for a moment. "Well a few weeks ago I...I erm heard you and your brother arguing in your classroom about...about me."

"Do you often eavesdrop on other peoples conversations?" he asked irritably, looking more like his usual self.

"Don't you dare try and move the blame in my direction, it's your stupid idea," she retorted.

"Well maybe it would help if you told me what Earth shattering information my brother found out," he suggested sarcastically.

"Oh you'd love that wouldn't you," she answered back.

Severus' curiosity overpowered his annoyance at her overhearing that particular conversation. "What did my brother find out?" he asked, again in a much more serious tone.

Unable to look at him she answered, "I was thinking about his...his..."


"I was thinking about his boxers okay. As well as a few other thoughts I would have liked very much to keep to myself," she finished, blushing furiously.

"What? You...why?" he stuttered.

"It's because of you and your stupid plan to set us up. Ever since I heard the two of you talking I can't stop thinking about him." It took all of her self-control not to hex him to pieces.

He was stunned. Beyond stunned. He couldn't believe that Hermione Granger let alone anyone else had been thinking about him.

"What am I supposed to do now?" she asked. "How can I go to lessons with him knowing that. I know he's up to something, you should have seen the way he looked at me."

"How did he look at you?" he asked, trying to keep his jealous feelings out of his voice.

"Like his birthday had come early and that he's going to do his best to make my life a living hell."

"Look try not to worry I'll sort it out," he told her.


"Don't worry about that, just try to stay out of his way for now."

She nodded before making her way back into the sea of students.


"So did it work?" she asked anxiously.

"Don't worry so much, this plan is as sweet as candy corn," he told her.

Modesty rolled her eyes, 'I've heard that before.'

"Excellent job Headmaster but if you don't mind me asking how did you find out about our little mission?" asked Samuel.

"I'm afraid I don't know what you are talking about," he responded airily.

Suddenly Modesty let out a small yelp. "Remus can you remove your tail from my persons as it's very uncomfortable."

"Look if you're up for a little kinky vampire sex with my sister could you please wait till I'm not here."

"Shut up Samuel," Modesty punched him painfully on the arm.

"Yes, please do Samuel. I think you're taking this matchmaking thing too far already," came the cold voice of the real Severus.

"I take it she told you?" he asked, unable to resist a grin.

"You have no right...."

"Time for the coronation," Dumbledore interrupted cheerfully making Samuel and Severus momentarily forget their discussion as he made his way onto the stage, leaving his fellow professors confused.

"What's he on about?" asked Modesty.

"Albus, Remus and I were having a little chat earlier and came up with a wonderful plan to crown two people the king and queen of the party. We want to make events like this a regular thing to try and keep up morale," Professor McGonagall informed them.

"If I could please have everyone's attention," Dumbledore addressed the Great Hall. "It is time to announce the king and queen and present them with their prize."

The students murmured excitedly waiting for the Headmaster to continue.

"Hogwarts first ever Halloween queen is non-other than...Hermione Granger."

There was a tremendous uproar of noise mostly from the Gryffindors. Hermione stood with her friends, unable to move. How many more shocks could she take today? Ginny pushed her forwards towards the stage where Dumbledore was happily smiling away as he waited for her to join him on the stage. After what felt like an eternity she was on the stage with her professor as he placed a crown on her head as the student clapped enthusiastically (well except for the Slytherins).

"Now for our king. I would like you all too please welcome Professor Severus Snape to the stage as we crown him our Halloween king."

The Hall went silent as they all turned to the person they believed to be their formidable Potions Master. Severus and Samuel were both uncharacteristically gaping at each other before Samuel started making his way towards the stage.

"Hang on, I'm very sorry I should have clarified," he said looking more amused than ever. "I meant the real Severus."

"Go on then," whispered Professor McGonagall giving him a nudge in the ribs. Severus didn't even notice. He just continued to stand where he was looking disbelievingly at Dumbledore until Professor McGonagall lost her patience and dragged him onto the stage. Everyone, including the Slytherins, couldn't help but laugh at what was happening to their Professor.

"Now we're all here I can present the two of you with your prize," Dumbledore continued to grin as he handed Hermione a large envelope. Hermione turned it over in her hands so she could read the writing on the front, "To Hermione and Severus, congratulations."

At Dumbledore's insistence she carefully peeped inside the envelope with Severus looking over her shoulder still incredibly shocked.

"Oh my God! Are you insane?" she screamed.

"You've gone to far this time old man," snarled Severus.

"Nonsense if the two of you would just..." began Dumbledore.

"Run while it's still possible," cried Severus as he grabbed hold of Hermione's hand and sprinted out of the Great Hall before anyone could stop them.

"Where are we going?" panted Hermione as they ran through one of the many dark, empty corridors of the castle.

"In here," he replied flinging open the door to an empty classroom. Once they were both inside he began setting up an assortment of spells to stop people from entering before sliding down the wall to sit on the floor, completely out of breath.

"What now?" she asked biting her lip.

"Now we wait."

A.N. I'm so evil it's untrue hehe I'll let you know their prize very soon.