Translation of my drabble Le deuxième préfet Weasley, written on a request of ouliro-chan at LJ.


During his daily round in the castle to check if all was in order, Charlie Weasley turned around the corner of the eastern corridor of the second floor. He stopped brutally to avoid bumping into his brother, George who was, along with his twin Fred, busy casting a spell at a Bludger, making it follow Mrs. Norris to crash her.

Severus Snape was unfortunately coming at the same time at the other end of the corridor. With a flick of his wand, he stopped the Bludger,

"I am, unfortunately, compelled to withdraw twenty-five points from Gryffindor", he said with his usual voice, sharp and sarcastic. "Mr. and Mr. Weasley, be so kind to present yourselves ar my office every Saturday of this month for detention."

The twins dashed out, visibly upset their trick had failed.

"And for you, Mr. Weasley, you will follow me.

Charlie was guided by his teacher to the dungeons where the latter had his office. Snape closed the door behind him and sat, signaling to Charlie to do the same.

"You know, Mr. Weasley, I often wonder what was Dumbledore thinking when he made you prefect… You hardly manage to control your brothers, how could one hope you to maintain discipline among the other students?"

"But, Professor, I…"

"There is no need to argue, Weasley. You know, I have great influence on Dumbledore. It would be quite easy for me to take back the responsibilities you have been entrusted with."

Charlie sat there, voiceless, holding his hand to his prefect badge. The badge, the same his big brother got before him, the one who made his mother bursting with proud, was shining on his chest. He felt a lump forming in his throat at the thought of loosing that badge.

"Do not worry. There is a very simple way to keep your title and the responsibilities coming with it."

Snape locked the office door with a flick of his wand and glanced at Charlie, his look full of things unsaid.