"Hermione, please calm down. If you continue screaming, I fear someone might report me to the ministry of magic for child abuse," reasoned Dumbledore.

"Good. Sending me to live with him is abuse. This is the only holiday I get to see my family, Professor. You can't do this."

"I'm afraid he must Miss Granger…"smirked the snarky potions master, from the corner of the room.

"No one asked for your opinion, you overgrown bat!"

"You will not speak to me that way Miss Granger, I demanded respect from my students! This is not your decision, as Professor Dumbledore has tried to point out…its for your own safety. Believe me, I did not beg for this job Miss Granger. It pains me to have to put up with an insufferable know-it-all such as yourself all summer," reacted Severus, his anger slowly rising.

"Good. Because I'm not going," snapped Hermione.

"Oh really?" he smirked.

Why is he looking at me like that? He can't make me leave!

With that Snape snapped his fingers and a house elf appeared before him.

"Please prepare Miss Grangers belongings, and take them to my residence," asked Severus, as calmly as he could muster.

Hermione just stared. She couldn't quite decide what shocked her more; him actually thinking she would leave with him, or the fact he had just asked something from a house elf; saying please!

She snapped out of her trance, as Severus began walking in the direction of Professor Dumbledore.

"I said I'm not going, so you better call that house elf back now!" retorted Hermione.

Severus just ignored her.

"I shall see you after the holidays, Albus." Stated Severus, matter of factly.

"Good day Severus." He replied.

With that Severus sweeped across the room, grabbed Hermione by one hand, and a handful of floo powder.

"Snape Manor," Severus announced clearly.

In seconds Severus had disappeared into the emerald green fire; Hermione dragging closely behind…before she could say anything.

They appeared out of the emerald green fire, almost as soon as they had entered. Except this time they were no longer in Dumbledore Office.

The sight before her had even the know-it-all Gryffindor shocked.

Professor Snape lives here? But its soo nice…

They were now standing in a very luxurious hallway. Opposite where they were standing was a grand marble, spiral staircase; what looked like rose plants, looped through the banisters all the way up.

Hang on! This wasn't the plan! She wasn't here to admire the scenery! She wasn't meant to be here at all!

Hermione whipped herself round fast, until she was facing what looked to be the front door. Running over to it and grabbing the handle, she tugged hard. It was locked.

"You'll find all the outside doors and windows are the same Miss Granger. Oh and don't try anything stupid. Last time someone tried taking off those wards without my permission ended up in St. Mungos hospital for three weeks with 1st degrees burns. Oh and yes, you can't apparate here…we wouldn't want you splinching yourself now would we?" He said; humour evident in his voice.

"You can't keep me prisoner here Snape!" she screamed.

Severus swept over to her fast, backing her into a corner, as once again his temper got the better of him.

"Miss Granger, whilst you are by no means a prisoner here…I'll think you'll find I can do whatever I want!"

The next thing Hermione felt was a sudden dizziness and slowly everything fell into darkness…