"Why?"

"Why what, Professor?"

"Why would you save me, Miss Granger?"

"It was the right thing to do."

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"Why?"

"Why what, Miss Granger?"

"Why would you write me such a glowing recommendation?"

"It was the right thing to do."

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"Why?"

"Why what, Severus?"

"Why would you give me something so valuable as this first edition copy of iMoste Potente Potions/i?"

"Because you are my friend."

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"Why?"

"Why what, Hermione?"

"Why would you endanger yourself that way? Draco is your godson, and I'm..."

"Do not dare to say you are not worthy. You are my friend, and you matter more to me than anyone."

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"Why?"

"Why what, Severus?"

"Why would you break with the Weasleys? I know they were for all intents and purposes your wizarding family."

"Yes, Severus, they were. My grandmother once said, 'Friends are what God gives us to make up for our relatives.' You matter to me more than anyone."

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"Why?"

"Why what, Hermione?"

"Why did you wait so long? Of course I will marry you."

"That is why."