Joke: How do you keep a blonde in suspense?

Answer: either simply walk way or say nothing.

A/N: That is the joke I used for this fanfic. I love creating new ways for Harry to torture and make fun of Draco! This takes place after the war and Snape has no reason to be so nasty to everyone anymore because he no longer has to be a spy.


"Hey Malfoy, how do you keep a blonde in suspense?" Harry called across the isle to the Slytherin table. The blonde seventh year turned around with a sneer on his narrow face.

"How Potter?" Malfoy asked. With a face completely void of all emotion Harry turned back to face Ron and Hermione once more.

"Potter!" Malfoy hissed. "Potter answer me!" but Harry continued to ignore the blonde and laughed merrily with his fellow Gryffindors. With a huff Malfoy returned to his plate and snapped at anyone who dared talked to him.

"Potter, tell me how you keep a blonde in suspense!" Malfoy demanded after he cornered Harry when he exited the Great Hall after dinner. Harry smirked, his green eyes sparked mischievously, but he said nothing.

"Back off Malfoy," Ron said. The ginger seemed in on the joke because he couldn't keep a smile off his face.

"Not until he answers the question!" Draco growled pulling out his wand to emphasize his point. The grin on Ron's face vanished.

"Watch your self Malfoy," Ron said taking a step forward. Hermione placed a hand on his arm and Harry shook his head slightly.

"Is there a problem here?" a soft voice asked causing the four students to freeze momentarily.

"Professor," Malfoy said lowering his wand. "Potter asked me a question at dinner assaulting my intelligence and hair color then refused to answer it." Snape made eye contact with Harry briefly before raising an eyebrow at Draco.

"I don't know what disappoints me more," Snape said in a sinister voice. "Allowing Potter to get to you with one simple question or he was able to provoke you into pulling your wand in the middle of the Entrance hall where any teacher can stumble onto you little show." Malfoy's ears went pink.

"Yes," Ron answered in a murmur, Harry snorted.

"Wish to add something Mr. Weasley?" Snape snapped. Ron went a tad red as he shook his head.

"No sir," he mumbled. Snape looked over the four students that he fought along side of. There was something in the look on Potter's face that made him suspicious.

"For sake of argument, what did Potter ask you Mr. Malfoy?" But Draco seemed unwilling to answer. Snape crossed his arms over his chest and looked down at his student. "Do you really wish to give Potter the pleasure?" Malfoy seemed to get pinker around the ears.

"He asked me, how do you keep a blonde in suspense?" Malfoy finally said with some difficulty.

As Malfoy spoke Harry kept a close eye on Snape's face and as Malfoy repeated his question Harry saw what he was looking for. A brief upturn of Snape's lips and amusement flashed across his black eyes, but as quickly as it came, Snape was able to slip his emotionless mask back into place. The group stood in silence as Snape pondered the question. Ron, Harry and Hermione shot looks at each other.

"Yes, Potter, please do answer your question," Snape finally said looking Harry square in the eyes. "It's rather rude to walk away from an unanswered question."

Harry looked right back at Snape with determination and for several moments it seemed as if Harry wasn't going to answer Snape, but an evil smirk crossed his face and Snape knew what ever was going to come out of the young wizard's mouth couldn't have positive results.

"Ask me tomorrow," Harry said before walking away form the group and headed up to the common room.

Severus wrapped his arms around Harry as he moved to roll of the top of him and onto his back, moving Harry with him to lie across his chest. They were both still panting slightly. Severus casted a quick cleaning charm before pulling the covers up around them.

"How do you keep a blonde in suspense?" Snape murmured quietly in the darkness. He heard Harry snort with amusement.

"The same way you keep a Slytherin in suspense," Harry said, his voice filled enjoyment.

"Is that so?" Harry nodded. "And how is that?"

"Ask me tomorrow," Harry said. Severus could hear the smile on his voice and he laughed deeply.

"Brat," he muttered affectionately.


A/N: R&R's would be appreciated. Let me know what you think about Harry and Draco's little tiffs because I have a few more up my sleeve that I may write out…the world may never know!