AN: Everyone is staying at Grimmauld Place. Everyone still alive. It is the trio's 7th year, or at least should be but they did not go back. Harry and Ron are on their mission from Dumbledore. Rated M for possible other chapters don't know yet far this is just a one shot with no plot. Fell free to use my idea and make it your own just let me know so I can read it. I don't get my point across very well so I would love other peoples take on.

Snape's Black Towel

Hermione went upstairs to find Snape. When she came to his door at the end of the hallway , she noticed the door was cracked open just a little . She knocked on the door but there was no answer, no sound coming from the room. She hesitated and then gently pushed the door open.

"Professor Snape ?

No answer.

She walked in the room about the same time he was walking out of his bathroom, wearing nothing but a black towel sitting low around his hips.

"Miss Granger do you not know how to knock? You just can't wander anywhere you please."

She stared at him for a moment not saying anything.

"What are you gawking at Miss granger ?"

"You…..I mean…..I….I never thought you would look like…..that."

"And what is that Miss Granger.?"

"Amazing….I mean…..I didn't expect you to be so… I mean…." she stumbled over her words. Her eyes following a strip of dark black hair from his belly button disappearing under his towel.

"Legilimens," he whispered

He was in her mind. He felt her attraction to him or at least to his body at the moment. And then he saw a fantasy she was having of him standing in his towel her walking up to him and taking the towel off from around his hips letting it fall to the floor. He saw his naked self , she had made him pretty well endowed but she wasn't close to correct. He smirked and came out of her mind.

"Think bigger Miss Granger," He turned away and walked to his wardrobe .

Her face turned read at his words. When he turned his back to her she saw the scars crisscrossing his back . Punishment from the dark lord. She remembers all the things that he has to go through for the order , ….for the wizardly world…..for her.

"What do you want. Don't just stand there and waste my time."

"I want to help you make the wolfsbane potion."

"I don't need your help," He found a shirt , solid black of course, and pulled it over his head.

"I know…I want to learn how to make it. It would be good for someone else to know how to make it in case…." she stopped.

"In case I finally get what I deserve and the dark lord kills me," he finished for her.


"I know what you mean, perhaps you are right. It would be good for someone else to know the potion and then maybe I wouldn't have to do it anymore. Very well.. Just as long as you promise not to be so….. Annoying ,if that is possible . Now leave so I can finish dressing. I'll meet you down in the lab."

She remembered he was standing there with his lower half only in a towel. And she started to stare again.

"Unless you would like to see the whole package," he put his hands on the towel and un tucked the end , holding it there for a second.

She turned red again and then stormed out slamming the door behind her.

A few days later…..

Hermione was alone in the house, sitting in the library with her nose in a book. When she heard a loud noise coming from upstairs. She jumped up dropping the book in the floor and ran upstairs. When she reached the top of the stairs she slowed and heard a groan come from Snape's room.

She found him laying on the floor ,grabbing for the bed, trying to pull himself up.

"Professor what happened?" she ran to help him to the bed.

"My punishment from the dark lord for not knowing where Potter is."

She sat him down on his bed , when she removed her hand from his back it was covered in blood.

"We have to get you cleaned up," she said.

"Start a bath and pour in half the purple potion that's lying on the side of the tub, then leave ….I'm fine."

She ran to his bathroom and quickly did what he asked. When she got back he was trying to get up from the bed.

"You need help, let me help you." She bent down and took off his boots and socks while he started to fumble with the buttons on his shirt. She stood up moving his hands out of the way and started to undo the next button.

He was looking up at her face when he saw tears start to form in her chocolate eyes. "Why are you helping me Miss Granger?"

"Because you are my professor….my friend and you need help."

She managed to get his shirt unbuttoned and pulled off his shoulders.

"I don't need anyone's help," he grumbled and tried to stand up but did not make any progress.

"Well right now you do, Professor." She helped him stand up.

Standing in front of him she looked up into his black eyes. As he put a hand on her shoulder to help balance himself.

"Um…." she looked down at his trousers.

"Leave the boxers…..don't want you to fall out on me," He laughed which caused him some pain from the look on his face.

Her hands shook a bit trying to undo the button to his trousers. When she went for the zipper he felt a little tingle near where her hand was. She pushed his trousers over his bum and helped him sit back on the bed so she could pull them down his legs. Once that was done, she got him up off the bed again and helped him stumble to the tub.

He sat down in the warm water with his boxers still on. She got on her knees beside the tub and dipped a rag in the water. Touching it to his shoulder she squeezed it letting the water run down his back. He jerked when the water ran into his cuts but did not say anything.

"Sorry" She dipped the rag in the water again and raised it to the other shoulder. A tear ran down her face. She could not believe everyone hated him after what he had done for them and continued to do. Putting his life in danger ever second of the day ,going through torture after torture and yet no one cared.

"Get a pain potion out of the medicine cabinet," He wanted to lay back in the water but despite the pain he was in, his boxers had a noticeable bulge in them.

She walked to the cabinet and retrieved the potion, she handed it to him and started to sit back down beside the tub.

"You can leave now Miss Granger. The potions are starting to work," He said.. sounding more like himself.

"Okay . I'll just wait….."

"I said leave."

She huffed and started out the door.

"Miss Granger…." he said softly.

She stopped without turning around.

"Thank you," he said so softly, she could just barely hear him.

"Your welcome professor," she walked on out the door and down the stairs.

As soon as she was out the door he laid back in the tub hard as a rock. He looked down at himself . You have got to be kidding me. Why her of all people. Miss know-it-all Granger. It isn't going to happen so get it out of your little head. He thought to himself.