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Sev's POV

When dinner had finished I found myself so compelled to follow Vela to her rooms, but I did not want to impose.

"Severus!"

I turned and found her coming towards me. She had that same amazing smile plastered on her perfect face and if it hadn't been for the students I would have probably smiled as well.

"I um...I just came to say good night." she said sounding flustered.

I wanted to invited her for tea or a glass of brandy but I could not remember for the life of me if she like tea or not. I watched as she looked at me trying to interpretate my thoughts. Was it possible that she wanted to come with me for tea?

"Severus...would you like to-um come to my rooms for some tea later?" she asked hesitantly.

"Yes, I would like that very much!'" I said happily but the only question I had was how soon.

"Okay, then how about you come by in about half an hour, the password is Jelly Slugs."

When she turned and left I groaned, she had the same taste in passwords as Albus did. But other then that I was looking forward to it-

"Ouch!"

Damn me for not paying attention to where I was going! Who the Hell did I-

"Potter." I sneered.

"Hi Professor." the boy stuttered standing. "I'm sorry, sir." he said while brushing off his robes.

"That is fine Potter, I should have been watching. Still next time please be more cautious." the boy looked at me shocked and honestly so was I! Since when did I let the boy off without a snide remark. Well, I'd have to remedy that, "Just because you are famous in other places does not mean I have to make a path for you to walk through."

When the boy smiled I looked at him in wonder, now what was he schemeing this time?

"Good night Professor Snape."

"Good night Potter." I said dryly. I was not going to let the boy know I care...even when I did, his nightmares have no doubt probably gotten worse. Still I have a reputation to keep, I wonder how Vela was going to handle that considering the fact that the Ministry did not like him either. She had at one time been a very convincing Death Eater but now that she did not have to uphold that image she would probably go soft on the boy. To be honest I wish I was allowed to, Albus had pointed it out to me that the boy was not his father and I agree with him. Now Draco was the spitting image of both James and Lucious. An all around bully and a snot nosed pretty boy-god sometimes I hated being head of Slytherin house!

I watched Potter go up the steps to the Gryfindor Common Room and only when I was sure he wasn't making any detours was I able to leave and go down to the Dungeons. The boy had a way of always finding danger. He can always say that it finds him but it takes two to tango or in his case duel.

I had spent the past thirty minutes telling the first years what I expect of them this year. I hate the look they always give me...it is one of sheer terror. I am glad that they respect me but I do not condone them fearing me. Fear is an awful thing to be around, in the case of Potter he does not fear me he hates me. And although the fine line between it is dificult to see I know that Potter has no reason to fear me. I almost wish he had no reason to hate me but there it is again the wish. The wish that I would have never become a Death Eater, the wish that I would not have to be the Dark Lord's spy, and now I have a new wish to add. The wish that I would have been with Vicktoria when I had the chance.

Why in God's name did her Quarters have to be upstairs? I usually never have to walk up so many stairs, ugh. I turned the corner and walked through another portrait hole. I'll have to discuss the heating arrangement to Albus later, it is far warmer up her then it is down in the Dungeouns. Vicktoria's rooms were hidden behind a live picture of Rowena Ravenclaw.

"Now this is interesting," he heard the brown haired woman coo, "I have a Slytherin that is leading my house and another one coming to visit. Tell me boy, is there some type of attraction between you two?"

I smirked and chuckled. There was but I was not about to leave the information with a gossiper like Rowena Ravenclaw. "Tell me my dear lady is there still an attraction between you and Salazar?"

Even as a painting you could see her face turn a bright shade of scarlet.

"What is the password?" she asked coldly.

"Jelly Slugs." I said highly amused.

The portrait flew open and I walked inside. Her quarter's were not done being set to her liking, I could tell seeing as there were still boxes around the room.

"Oh, Sev!" she said jumping noticing that I was inside.

"I think hello is the more polite thing to say."

She smiled and laughed at my remark. "Well, if you wouldn't sneak in like such a cat I wouldn't have been caught so ungaurded." she said going towards him.

I looked at her and noticed that she had changed into her night clothes, she was wearing a satan night gown and a blue silk robe over top of it. All in all she looked gorgeous.

"You look...nice." I felt my cheeks redden at such a lame comment.

"Oh, thanks." Vicky said going a slight shade of pink. "Well how about that tea? Or would you prefer something a little more adult."

"Adult?" I said chuckling.

"Yeah, such as wine...brandy...you know adult drinks?"

I let out a small laugh. "I for one loved how you put that."

"Thanks." she said still smiling. "Well, about that drink?"

"Brandy would be lovely." I said following her out of the door way and into a sitting room.

"Please pardon the mess, I am still settling myself."

"Oh, it is no problem. You should have seen my rooms when I first moved in here."

Vicktoria looked at me and giggled, "That bad huh?" she asked.

"Yes, as a matter of fact it was so bad that Albus took a day off to help me."

"I was thinking about asking someone to come up and help me with my things." she hinted looking deep into my eyes with her emerald ones.

"I would...gladly help you." I said feeling my lip curl slightly.

"That would be lovely." she said motioning for me to sit on the green couch she had sitting next to the fireplace.

She handed me a brandy glass and filled it about half way. I sipped from the glass and when she sat down she held up her glass.

"What should we toast to?" she asked eyeing my hands.

"How about a toast to old friends." I said raising my glass.

"No, a toast to moving on."

I stopped for a second and looked at the glass. Was she implying something? Of course she was, because I could not move on I cost this dear woman her life and her heart. I will not hide it I think I am in love with this woman, not once had I the feeling that my heart was put back together. I haven't felt this way in a long time, not since Lily, and I being a moron had pushed her away and not given it one thought.

"A toast to moving on." I announced gently banging glasses. Sorry Lily but I gave up this girl for you and look where it got me, just as before you have chosen your path and now I will choose mine. But I will keep my promise and protect your son, for my word is my bond.

She took a small sip from her glass and faced me,

"So, have you met any of the students yet?" I asked building conversation.

"Yes, I met Mr. Potter." she said sighing sadly. "Please tell me Sev that you aren't mean to him because of that toe rag James."

I blushed furiously. "I have a reputation to keep among my fellow Slytherin. If I start acting nice to Mr. Potter they will tell their parents-"

"I understand that Sev, but do try to at least be fair." she said raising an eyebrow.

"I will try." I said humoring her. "Did you meet anyone else?"

"Unfortunately I had the pleasure of meeting Lucious' kid."

"Ah." I grimanced at the thought. "And?"

"He's so much of an annoyance that I told him if he didn't stop bugging me I would report him to you."

I smiled slightly. "You really shouldn't mess with him, Vick- uh Vela."

"Well I'm not going to let him walk all over me like-" she stopped abruptly and looked down at her glass.

"Like I did." I assumed finishing her sentence.

"No!" she said shaking her head frantically.

"Vela, it's okay. I know that is what you wanted to say. I actually wanted to talk to you so I would be able to tell you that I am sorry."

Vicktoria looked away and sighed

"Vicktoria, please-"

"I told you that wasn't my name anymore." I could hear her voice quaking and I prayed to God that she would not start crying.

"You will always be Vicky to me."

"Yeah, and Vicky wasn't near good enough for you. Not even when you had given up on Lily."

I bit my lip, I knew that this would eventually come up but damn it why so soon?

"You were always good enough for me if not too good for me but I didn't realize that back then! I was foolish and blinded by my own selfish reasoning. Please believe me when I say that I regret it now! I know that I made you feel that you weren't-

"Pretty...good enough...right." she said stealing the words right out of my mouth.

"Yes, but believe me you are far to good for me and I regret not stealing you when I had the chance." I bowed my head in shame and awaited for her answer.

At first I expected her to slap me in the cheek but she placed a warm delicated hand on my cheek and forced it so I would be looking to her eyes, What made me feel worse was the fact that they had tears in them.

"You do not know how wrong you are Severus Snape. You are not beneath me, and don't you dare something like that. again!"

I could no longer bare to look at her gorgeous face. I had let this beauty slip through my fingers and I wanted her to be mine more then anything, but I do not deserve her.

"I love you." she whispered pressing her lips against mine.

I closed my eyes and kissed her back, it was absolutely wonderful. And it felt absolutely true. I pulled away and looked into her eyes.

"You don't want me...I'm not-"

"Shut up." she spat kissing me more and shifting her body to my lap.

Vela's POV

I could have sworn that Severus was following me to my quarters. He can only go so far seeing as his rooms are in the Dungeons but what would it hurt for him to come upstairs for a little while?

"Severus!" I yelled running towards him.

He looked at me with this shy expression on his face. I hope I didn't embarrass him, maybe I should just say goodnight and go to bed.

"I umm...I just came to say goodnight." I stuttered slipping over my own words.

I waited for him to return the gesture but watched as he struggled to find what he wanted to say. You know what I am going to invite him for tea.

"Severus...would you like to-um come to my rooms for some tea later?" I asjed with a tight throat.

"Yes, I would like that very much!'" he said sounding strangely happy.

"Okay, then how about you come by in about half an hour, the password is Jelly Slugs." I smirked at my password. Actually Albus picked it out and when he told me the name it had me laughing for about ten minutes straight.

As he walked away I turned to go to my own quarters. Wow, two dates in one week...see I haven't lost my touch. I walked and looked at all the students but one in paticular caught my eye. He looked so much like James but I can see his eyes and they are definately Lily's.

"Good Evening, Mr. Potter." I said approaching him.

"Uh- good evening Professor Valerias." said Potter turning red slightly.

"Looking forward to the school year?" I asked raising my eyebrows at him.

"Yes, Ma'am." he said in a whining sort of way. Clearly he wasn't looking forward to this year.

"Do not worry Potter, it will get better." I said, though I wasn't sure if I meant himself or me. "Well Potter, you should probably head up to the Common Room don't you think?" I hinted.

"Yes Professor, it was nice speaking with you."

I couldn't resist grinning, to be delite the boy was not his father! "It was nice talking to you as well Potter." I said moving past him to my rooms.

I shouldn't have invited Sev to come to tea! My rooms were a mess, how could I have forgotten the fact that I am still not unpacked! Moron! I hope he wouldn't think any less of me because of this mess. Maybe I could just have us drink our tea in the study! I walked over a box or two...maybe three...and went into another room. Ah, this would do nicely. The room was perfect in size and there was a nice green squashy couch righ in front of the fireplace. Hmm, I'd have to fill all these book shelves with some of the literature I brought from home. Pictures would definately need to be hung and I had many. As I matter of fact maybe I should try and go through a few of them. I walked out into the living room and pulled a box towards me. I opened it and the first framed photo that was laying on the top was of me and Severus. I remember when this was taken, how could I forget. This was when I had my hair died black and straightened. Oh Merlin, we both look so cold and unfeeling. In a way to be a Death Eater that was what you had to be; a cold and unfeeling bastard. Severus looked so much different now, it is almost hard to believe they are the same person. His hair was a bit longer back then and of course his skin was less wrinkled and all but there was something different in his eyes. Ah, evil. I won't say that that look is completely gone because with the way he looks at some students would make you think he was heartless; but there is and over all feeling in those dark eyes. And I knew that look better then anyone...misery.

The grandfather clock Albus gave me chimed in the living room. Damn it! It's been thrity minutes and I'm still looking at this one picture! I ran into the living room trying to move some of the boxes around, maybe I can make this room look somewhat decent. Before I do that I think I should change into something more comfortable. I walked to another box and pulled out my satin night gown and my blue silk robe. These were my favorite and most comfortable pajamas.

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"Oh, Sev!" I shrieked jumping. The man was like a freaking snake!

"I think hello is the more polite thing to say." he said smiling.

I laughed. "Well, if you wouldn't sneak in like such a cat I wouldn't have been caught so ungaurded." I argued approaching him.

"You look nice." Severus said making me blush slightly,

"Oh, thanks, Well how about that tea? Or would you prefer something a little more adult."

"Adult?" he chuckled

"Yeah, such as wine...brandy...you know adult drinks?" I said all knowingly.

He let out another low laugh, "I for one loved how you put that."

"Thanks." I said grinning. "Well, about that drink?"

"Brandy would be lovely."

I nodded in approval and led him out of the Hell hole I called my living room and into the study. As I watched him manuver around boxes my face became red. "Please pardon the mess, I'm still settling in."

"Oh, it is no problem. You should have seen my rooms when I first moved in here."

I couldn't resist giggling, knowing Severus there were probably boxes upon boxes of potion ingrediants not to mention he probably had books and rolls of parchment all over the place. "That bad huh?"

"Yes, as a matter of fact it was so bad that Albus took a day off to help me."

"I was thinking about asking someone to come up and help me with my things." I suggested.

"I would...gladly help you."

I felt my heart beat against my chest and it took all my will power to keep myself from screaming with joy. "That would be lovely." I said calmly and making room on the couch for him to sit there with me in front of the warm fireplace.

After giving him a glass and filling it about half way with the brandy I sat next to him and raised my own glass.

"What should we toast to?" I asked waiting for him to raise his own glass.

"How about a toast to old friends?" he proposed now raising his glass.

No, that is not what we are going to toast to. Because we were never friends I was basically your bitch. So, no, what we are going to toast to is to something different...something that would make the message clear to Sev what I wanted.

"No, a toast to moving on." I waited for him to put the glass down and for him to storm out but what he did was completely unexpected.

"A toast to moving on." he said clanging glasses with mine.

As the evening went on Severus asked me if I had met any students and I told that I had met young Harry Potter. It suprised me to know that Severus wasn't holding any grudges against the boy because of his appearence. At least he is doing it to maintain his role as spy among the Order. When I told him that I met Lucious' spoiled brat of a son he looked like he would be sick. Clearly Seb didn't think that fondly of the boy. And with what the little brat said to me I didn't either. He will not have me wrapped around his finger like he does all the other teachers.

"You really should not mess with him Vick- uh Vela."

I growled in my throat and said, "Well I'm not going to let him walk all over me like-" abruptly I stopped and looked away feeling tears brim in my eyes. What type of idiot am I to say such a thing?!

"Like I did." You stole the words right out of my mouth Sev.

"No!" she said shaking her head frantically.

"Vela, it's okay. I know that is what you wanted to say. I actually wanted to talk to you so I would be able to tell you that I am sorry."

I looked away and sighed in an attempt to calm my breathing.

"Vicktoria, please-"

Damn you Severus Snape! You know that isn't my name or me anymore! "I told you that wasn't my name anymore." I said with a shaking voice. Merlin please don't let me cry in front of the man.

"You will always be Vicky to me."

"Yeah, and Vicky wasn't near good enough for you. Not even when you had given up on Lily." suddenly I remembered how much angry at him I was.

What did I do Severus that you didn't love me? What did I do wrong? I would have died for you and even after Lily Evans death you still would not come looking for me! Why, that's all I want to know!

"You were always good enough for me if not too good for me but I didn't realize that back then! I was foolish and blinded by my own selfish reasoning. Please believe me when I say that I regret it now! I know that I made you feel that you weren't-" he stopped as if unsure but I wasn't.

"Pretty...good enough...right." with each passing word I felt like my heart was about to snap in half

"Yes, but believe me you are far to good for me and I regret not stealing you when I had the chance." Severus bowed his head in shame.

I looked at the man in front of me. He was right I was too good for him and I should have moved on when he left the first time, but the strange thing is I don't regret meeting him in the least bit. I remember Lily saying that she regretted ever meeting the man well I didn't I could never regret meeting Severus Snape the little boy that just wanted to feel like he belonged somewhere. Why...because...because-

"You do not know how wrong you are Severus Snape. You are not beneath me, and don't you dare something like that. again!"

Still he bowed his head and looked away. Appearently Sev thought love was no longer worthy of him...when would you learn Severus? I put my hand on his cheek and gently forced his onyx eyes up to mine. Amazingly I was able to balance the tears on my eyelids without letting them ruin my make up.

"I love you." I whispered pressing my dry lips against his.

I sat there forzen for a minute wondering if he would kiss me back or if it would be too soon for such an interaction. Then I felt the wet from his lips as well as he returned the favor and relaxed completely. Boy Sev, I can't see how you are still single. Suddenly he pulled away.

"You don't want me...I'm not-"

"Shut up!" I said kissing him again and moving to sit on his lap.


Hey Everyone this is Chapter 2!! Please Read and REVIEW!!