An Auspicious Occasion

"There is only one room left, Miss Granger." Severus broke the news to his assistant as they stood in the one hotel not booked up for the annual potions conference the next day.

"I see." Hermione's back straightened unconsciously. "What is the layout of the room?"

"There's a desk… and a double bed."

"No couch?"


"No armchair?"


She paused. "Very well then."

Neither one wanted to admit that they were pleased with fate for once.

When they entered the room, they both stood still.

"We could put pillows between us…" Hermione suggested.

"No." Severus replied.

"No." Hermione agreed.


This one makes me smile.