Say You Love Me

By The Emperor's Sister

The things a girl will do to hear…

Those three little words…

Robes lint free? Check.

Tie straight? Check.

Jumper fresh and clean? Check.

Skirt neatly pressed? Check.

Socks not sagging? Check.

Shoes shined? Check.

Laces tied? Check.

School bag present? Check.

Homework done? Check.

Quills, ink, parchment, books all secure? Check.

'Alright then.' She was ready.

Today was the day. No more waiting. It had all come down to this very moment.

Hermione Jane Granger patted down her robes somewhat neurotically.

It was time.

The students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at least those present in the southeast lower hallway, were treated to the rather surprising sight of their resident know-it-all launching herself across the way to tackle the surliest professor of their esteemed noble school. They were continually amazed and amused as their obviously jinxed head girl wannabe proceeded to glomp the disturbed and put out potions professor and proudly proclaim "I Love You!" for all to hear.

"What's happened?"

"I love you!"

"Somebody's hexed Granger."

"I LOVE you!"

"To Snape? Of all people?"

"I love you!"

"Gryffindor is going to be in the negative soon."

"I love YOU!"

"Unhand me this instant!"

"I… Love… You!"

Several chortling members of the student body were soon witness to the comical spectacle of one Severus Snape attempting to remove a desperately clinging girl from his person. As this girl had no desire what so ever in being removed, he failed miserably. He did eventually manage an almost upright position after struggling through many and awkward "I say!", "Miss. Granger!", "Damnation!", and "Watch what you grab there you silly woman!"

All through which the pertinent young Miss. Granger stoically replied. "I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I Love you!"

Gazing earnestly up at her gob smacked teacher's face she promptly fired off the following ion quick succession.

"I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I love you! I LOVE YOU!"

To which Severus Snape, the git of the century, defeatedly announced to her ears only… "I love you too."

With a contented sigh Hermione released her captive and straightened her robes once more. Collecting her school supplies she finally looked at her professor at last.

"Thank you." She said.

Turning away she marched off to class. The show being at an end the peanut gallery followed forth with, to spread news of the entertaining bit of gossip they had all been privy to. Distracted as they were, they all failed to catch her parting quip.

"Now that wasn't so hard was it." She smiled.

The end.

(Author's Note: Hola all! Here's a little something I wrote, that I thought you might get a kick out of. I figured I'd post it while I continue to search for the location of the second half to my "If Wishes" fic. For those who are curious about my "Marry Mione" fic, I've temporarily put that one on hold until I get a new BETA. Until later then!)