Hermione woke up slowly to the early morning light, blinking sleep from her eyes. Sighing she rolled to her side and looked at the man next to her. His eyes were still closed and his breathing heavy. She smiled as he snorted once, and his face screwed up in his sleep as he fidgeted. His dark hair fell across his face and she longed to move it away but didn't want to wake him yet. Even the slightest touch could wake the man, he was such a light sleeper.

The past few years had been…interesting, to say the least. After her graduation she'd gone on to further her medical career by apprenticing at St. Mungo's Hospital. After two years of extensive training she'd been promoted to an assistant mediwitch, sooner than the allotted 4 years it usually took to get to that stage. She had stayed in contact with Severus throughout those two years, although she had had a flat in London. She had rarely gotten the opportunity to visit him however, and it had been this distance and time away from him that had enticed her to get through her apprenticeship as quickly as she could so as to find a job closer to him. It had been an answer to her prayers when Poppy had contacted her with an opportunity to succeed her in Hogwarts. Poppy had heard of her success in the medical world from the Mediwitches at St. Mungo's and had thought her the perfect candidate. Hermione had been ecstatic when she told Severus and had never expected his reaction. After she told him he'd gone silent and thoughtful, which wasn't the exact reaction she'd been expecting from him, but then again she still had troubles reading the man.

"So," he'd said slowly, "since you will be now employed in Hogwarts, I expect you will be taking up residency here also, correct?"

She'd confirmed his musing hesitantly, wondering what he was thinking.

"Well, if you will in fact now be living here," he'd continued, "it only makes sense that we take up residency together, don't you think? Less trouble for our beloved Headmaster."

He'd then smiled widely at her gaping expression of disbelief, and after she'd confirmed, reconfirmed and repeatedly asked him if he was seriously suggesting that they live together, she'd thrown her arms around him, laughing with her joy.

It had been three months now since she'd taken the job of training with Poppy and moved into her new home with Severus and already she couldn't imagine her life any different, she couldn't imagine not waking up to him next to her.

Finally, she could no longer resist and lightly swept the hair from in front of his face and placed it behind his ear, her fingers stopping on his rough cheek. Bending forward she kissed him softly on the lips, his eyes still closed as he kissed her lightly back.

"Good morning, Severus," she said softly.

His eyebrows furrowed and he grumbled as pulled her to his bare chest. She sighed as he lazily rubbed her back.

"Whatimizit?" he muttered groggily.

"Almost seven, I believe," she answered and he groaned. Unlike Hermione, he never had been a morning person.

"You're warm," he said lightly, his eyes blinking open slightly.

"So are you," she answered, grinning.

He kissed her gently on the forehead and sat up. Rubbing his eyes he swung his legs over the side of the bed and headed for the bathroom.

Hermione rolled onto her stomach, watching his reflection in the bathroom mirror until the steam fogged it over. With a mischievous grin she got up from the bed and walked into the bathroom.

"Severus," she said lightly, getting his attention. He turned towards her, moving the sheer shower curtain to the side, an eyebrow cocked.

"Can I help you with something?" he said dryly. Her grin broadened as she let her nightgown fall to the floor and stepped into the shower under his appreciative gaze. She turned his back to him.

"Wash my back?" she asked casually.

She sighed appreciatively as she felt a bar of soap and his hands wash over her back. Warm water washed the suds away from her skin as he pressed himself to her back and his arms wound around her front, his hands cupping her breasts.

"Hermione," he said huskily, "Why don't you do my students a favor and get me into a good mood before I have to go to class?"

"If I'm not mistaken," she said lightly, rubbing her rear against his erection, "I'd say you're in a pretty good mood right now"

He grinned against her neck and swiftly spun her around, pressing her back to the shower wall with his body. Lifting her, he wrapped her legs around his body and captured her mouth in a kiss.

Hermione smiled into his kiss. Definitely a good morning.

They're kind of like rabbits aren't they? lol So yeah…. I little bit more M rated than the first story, but yeah :D I like it alright. I know the chapters have been pretty short but they come out sooner that way nyeh heh…. And I'm working around school so they'll mostly be coming out when I have a big paper due, or have a speech in the morning or I have something else I need to procrastinate on XD. This is still kind of in the introduction phase anyway :D

but yeah feeling rather boring right now...... hope you enjoyed it more coming soon :D