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Medicinal Cocoa

Medicinal Cocoa

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Title: Medicinal Cocoa
Author: [info - personal] janus
Characters: Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey
Rating: G
Word Count: 200
Warnings: het
Summary: Poppy encounters Severus outside on a cold night collecting ingredients for her potions.
Challenge: Saturday Night Drabbles

"Professor Snape! What are you doing, crouched there in the snow?" Poppy was surprised - she had almost fallen over him. She pinched her lips together sternly. He was shivering, and had clearly been out some time without a proper coat."


He started as well as her shadow passed over him and the area on which he was concentrating so intently. "I needed some snow-lichen for the Florid Fever potion before the Hospital Wing overflows with wretched, wailing children. I've walked half a mile, and look! Here it is, attached to the edge of this stone staircase." His voice was apologetic, something it only became for her.

The lichen fairly glowed, brilliant, fiery orange-red against the white snow.

She watched as he carefully scraped it off into one of his vials.

"Now, please join me in the warmth of my office. I will make you some hot cocoa. Do not protest. I insist. It is medicinal." But she smiled fondly.


"Thank you, my dear." He rose and gestured, ushering her politely up the stairs before him, again admiring the clean crispness of her nurse's cap. "I know how to take my medicine."

"I have some sugar-cakes as well..."




Prompt from 00sevvie, as this is one of her favourite pairings: Poppy Pomfrey/Severus Snape, and use two or more of these: staircase, surprise, snow, shadow, warmth, "my dear."

Thank you to peppermint for the beta.
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