A/N: Written for the Malfoy Suitor challenge at grangersnape100 on LJ. Not beta and not my characters

No Competition

Snape watched silently; a disillusionment charm making him invisible to the couple at the door.

"Thank you, Lucius. I had a lovely time." Hermione said, extending her hand.

Severus watched as the other man's lips twitched fleetingly into a frown before he gallantly kissed her hand. "The pleasures all mine, my dear. May I come in for a moment? I hate for the night to end so soon."

A smile, a nod in the negative, and she disappeared through her door.

Tomorrow would prove interesting, Malfoy no doubt elaborating their goodbyes, but Severus knew now—her heart belonged to him.