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Advent Drabbles: Dec. 11 Hansel and Gretel

Advent Drabbles: Dec. 11 Hansel and Gretel

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December 11, 2009
Title: Hansel and Gretel
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing/Characters: Severus
Rating: G
Words: 250
Prompt: Gingerbread House

Little Severus was on his feet, eyes angry, black hair flopped over his face as usual. His skinny body was lost in the baggy clothes in which he always seemed to be draped. The teacher sighed. There was always one child who was not quite right, who disrupted the unity of the class.

"Those evil children! They killed the witch! They must go to prison! They should be hung! How could they do that? She could make them candy! She could do anything they ever wanted, and they just killed her!"

Usually he was quiet, objecting silently. Now he seemed almost mortally offended. He had listened to the beginning of the tale without much interest, until his heroine had been revealed and he became keenly attentive, hoping for her vindication and triumph. The house was marvellous, though he had no idea what gingerbread tasted like. He once had ginger beer, and he imagined it combined somehow with bread, no... biscuits, making them bite and fizz. He pictured himself combining them in a cauldron like the pictures in his mother's secret books.

The fate and actions of the children he dismissed. He had little use for children. Then came the horrific ending. Little Severus leapt up electrified, despite his policy of withdrawal.

The whispers ran around the class. Witch's brat. His mother's a witch. Black hair and creepy black clothes. Look at his nose - his creepy witch's nose. There was hate, but fear as well.

Someday he would show them all.
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