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This is my first story in a really long time and my very first Harry Potter story. Please read and review or I will take forever to post more

Hugs. PotionsMistressSnape

Hermione Granger was fuming. She had just come from the dungeons where she was apprenticing with Severus Snape, the potions professor. For the millionth time in the three months that she had been apprenticing he had insulted her immense knowledge by calling her an insufferable know- it- all. Her hair, while already bushy, was frizzing wildly as an aftereffect of her magic going haywire. She marched up to the gargoyle that guarded the Headmistress's office and hissed the password. The gargoyle twisted and let the witch have access to the staircase which led to the office.

Headmistress Minerva McGonagall looked up from the paperwork she was doing when her former student walked in. She could tell Hermione was angry because of the magic that was radiating off of the younger witch.

She got up from behind the desk and Summoned a pot of tea and two cups.

"Sit down, Miss Granger and tell me what's wrong" Minerva said as she handed a cup to the young woman.

Professor Severus bloody Snape is my problem. He is such an unfeeling git and I want to hex him to kingdom come. When will he see that I am not a child anymore and treat me like the adult that I am? He continually calls me an insufferable know- it- all and insults my intelligence even though I know he was just like me in school" Hermione said, trying to calm down.

"That's just Severus. He would not have taken you as an apprentice if he did not think you had an aptitude for Potions. I mean, he still talks about your second year when you brewed the Polyjuice Potion. He's had a hard life and really doesn't know how to give compliments because he was never given them growing up" Minerva said.

"Now, what's up with you and a certain Animagus Marauder? I've noticed the looks you give each other when you think the other is not looking. I think you would be good for him, but I don't want you to get hurt."

"I thought it was just a silly schoolgirl crush when I saw him at Grimmauld Place in fifth year, but when he fell through the Veil I was heartbroken. And when he came back after Voldemort's death I realized that it was so much more. And besides, he's eighteen years older than me, not to mention he's Harry's godfather. Anyway, I doubt that he sees ma as anything more than Harry's know- it- all friend" Hermione said as she sighed.

Minerva set her cup down ad looked at Hermione. "My dear girl, I've seen how he looks at you at mealtimes when you aren't looking. Sirius is definitely interested in you and I think you should talk to him, see where it goes."

Hermione sighed but nodded her head. She had hoped that the devilishly handsome Marauder would be interested in her but she couldn't believe that Sirius Black, playboy extraordinaire, would be interested in her.

"I'll go ask Severus for the rest of the day off and I'll talk to Sirius. If it goes well then neither of us will be at dinner" she said as she got up. " Thank you for the tea" she added as she left the office.

She walked back down to the dungeons where Severus was working on his lesson plans for the upcoming school year, which was scheduled to start in three days.

"Professor, can I talk to you for a minute?" she asked as she entered his office.

"Come in, Miss Granger. I needed to talk to you myself.I wanted to apologize for the way I've acted toward you. It is not behavior befitting a Master toward their apprentice. I shall endeavor to act differently toward you." Severus said to the young woman.

"May I have the rest of the day off, please? I have some things to do today and I need to prepare for it" Hermione said, shocked that he apologized to her.

"Yes, you can have the rest of the day off. Go talk to Black. Now, don't look at me like that. There is so much sexual tension between the two of you. The two of you are such lovesick puppies it isn't even funny. Now go, get ready. Talk to him" Severus said, chuckling at the look the young witch gave him.

She nodded and exited the room, planning what she was going to say to Sirius.

Wow. Major cliffie, right? You see that button? Yeah, that's right, that one right there, the one that makes me happy when you click on it? Please do me a favor and click on it. Motivation makes me work faster.