Chapter 8: Snape's solution

Walking to the corridor where the big eagle was, Snape spoke the password, "Peach Cobblesprouts." and the Eagle started to sprial up to the Headmaster's office. Snape stepped on the stairs with Hermione following behind him.

"What are you planning to do, Professor?" Hermione asked him.

"You will be my apprentice and teacher assistant. You will be around me constantly, so that I will not fume up and kill a student." Snape told her as they opened the door to the Headmaster's office to find that Dumbledore was already up.

"Albus, I apoligize for jeopardizing the students of this school. I have a solution."

"I would hope so, my boy, because I had to obliterate all their memories for that little stunt!" Albus blew up. "You are definitely trying to get Hogwarts shut down because of you Lycan condition."

"Professor Dumbledore," Hermione spoke up. "Professor Snape isn't a Lycan. A Lycan is a human that turns into a werewolf, this is something entirely different. He becomes a huge Black Wolf. He is apart of a Wolf Tribe that goes way down into his genes. One of his ancestors was a Wolf protector in the tribe that must have had an illegitimate child somehow, and it came into his family line." Hermione explained.

"That may be, but what am I to do with you, Severus? I cannot have this risk!"

"I will volunteer to be his apprentice and teaching assistant." Hermione spoke up.

Albus then stared at the young witch with the offer she laid on the table.

"Why would you volunteer to help your potions professor? He could kill you if he loses his temper." Albus told Hermione. " I think it is a stupid idea."

"Professor Dumbledore," Hermione began. " Professor Snape is extremely calm when I am around him. I accept these risks, and I will make sure he stays in his human form."

Severus stood there and observed his student pretty much stand up for him.

"Severus, is this true? Can Hermione make you this calm?" Albus looked over at Severus as he sat down at his desk pulling out parchment.

"Yes, Albus. Miss Granger can keep me calm." Severus told Albus honestly.

Albus then glanced back and forth between the two before him, contemplating on what to do. He then dipped his quill into his ink bottle and began to write:

To all Staff Members:

It is hereby to be known that Hermione Jane Granger is to become the Apprentice of Severus Tobias Snape, furthermore, a teacher assistant. If any concerns on this, please see me personally to learn full details on this decision.

Cordially,

Albus Dumbledore

"I have decided to allow this to happen, but know the risks that I do not need to say." Albus told Hermione and Severus.

"Hermione, you will be moved to the dungeon where you will be in his quarters, and you will be provided a separate bedroom to sleep in. Your routine will change to be around Professor Snape at all times. You are considered to be a teacher here now, and you can sit up at the High Table if you wish next to Severus. You must not leave his side."

"Ok. Err.. what if he has to use the loo..?"

"Except for those conditions." Albus chuckled.

"Severus, the same goes for you."

"Understood." Severus replied.

"This is effective immediately, your rooms will be ready for you by tomorrow evening. Please enjoy the rest of your night." Albus smiled.