The next morning, Hermione and Severus lay bundled together on the double bed.

Hermione lazily played with Severus' hair while she asked, "Why did you do that with me?" She wanted to get to the bottom of Severus' feelings…or at least, she wanted to hear him admit what she knew to be true.

Severus sighed contentedly and stared back into her honey-brown eyes. He knew Hermione wouldn't leave him alone until he told the truth. "Because for the longest time I've found myself…attracted to you." Well that wasn't so hard… "Deeply attracted to you and sometimes… I get the feeling that you're not completely adverse to me either." He smirked knowing full well that last night was proof to that statement.

Hermione continued to play with his hair. "What if I said I was?"

"You wouldn't have done that if you were."

They were both quiet for a moment, listening to the morning birds chirping outside the window.

"So, what next?" Hermione asked.

Severus raised his eyebrows. "As in, this moment or in the future?"

"The future."

"I would suggest we continue doing what we've been doing."

Hermione smiled mischievously at him. "As in, what we did last night or being Master and apprentice?"

Severus smirked. "Both."

"Mm…" Hermione wriggled closer to her Master. "I would like that very much."

"Would you?"

Hermione's eyes answered his question for her.

"Good." Then Severus claimed her lips once more with his own.


Well, that was a little longer coming than I had expected so sorry for the wait guys. I hope it was a nice sum up of the little series and lives up to your expectations…though I apologize profusely for the lack of steaminess. :) I hope Severus is still in character. Thanks for the reviews guys!

Abig thanks for the encouragement from everyone.

And thanks to Adara for her review, I like that line too. :)