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Kevin nodded. 'Mid-forties? Quiet, but terrifyingly efficient?'

Well, Hermione thought, that certainly sounds like Snape. 'He really reads books to kids?'

'Truthfully, he might be doing that to get out of cleaning up spills,' Kevin conceded. 'The first time Tobias pulled a story out to read to a child, it was because the toddler knocked a strawberry frappé all over the floor. He read to the little girl while her mum stared at her mobile, ignoring everything her kid was doing. I was stuck with the mop.'

Hermione smiled, mulling over this unexpected image. 'That was big of him.'


'How has Tobias ended up on your bad side so quickly?' Kevin asked.

Hermione shrugged, knowing that she couldn't tell him the whole truth about her former professor. Instead, she settled for the part that was allowable under the Statute of Secrecy. 'Well, he... He spelled my name wrong on the cup.'

He chuckled under his breath. 'You don't have the easiest name. It would be one thing if you were an Emily or something, but a Hermione?'

'Still,' she said, determined to win this point, 'I don't look like a Herman, do I?'

Kevin simply laughed.


'And the balloon animals?' Hermione asked, pressing the matter.

Kevin handed over her latte. 'That was just the one time.'

'Why did he even have balloons?' she asked. She took a slow sip from the piping hot beverage. 'Was he carrying them?'

He shook his head. 'My memory of that day... It's foggy.'

'Try me.'

'Well...' he began. 'Someone came into the shop, yelling something about death... death... I don't remember. He was crazy, and Tobias tried to stop him. I hit my head, but when I came to, Tobias was calming the kids down with the balloons.'


Hermione felt the wind knocked out of her. This new information shook her deeply, and she didn't trust herself to walk home just yet. She took her drink to a corner table, picking up a newspaper. Just what was Kevin forgetting?

It sounded like Obliviation.

To be honest, it sounded like whoever was causing troubles might have been yelling at Severus. Did they know who he was? Could the mysterious invader been yelling about Death Eaters?

It had been years since Hermione had given them more than a passing thought. That was all in the past.

Wasn't it?

Date: 2017-02-09 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

OMG! Death Eaters?! Obliviated?! Balloon animals???????

I'm telling you, I'm living for these updates!!!!

Can't wait for more...❤

Date: 2017-02-10 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I swear, this thing has taken on a LIFE OF ITS OWN!

You had no idea what you were suggesting, did you?

Date: 2017-02-10 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Nope, but I'm thrilled that it's working out the way it is. 😄

Date: 2017-02-10 12:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am loving these so much. One every morning with my coffee. A word pastry, if you will. :D

Date: 2017-02-10 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ha ha ha! Love it.

FYI, if you want to get them as soon as possible, I'm posting these much more regularly over at FFnet than here. I save up a few over there and then pop them all up! (It's 'cuz I'm lazy and it's the easiest way to cut and paste.)

Date: 2017-02-10 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Quiet, but terrifyingly efficient? That's the BEST description EVER of Snapealicious.
Ooooooooooooo....what will happen NEXT?!?!
These are so awesome.

Date: 2017-02-10 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank YOU!!!!!!

Hermione has some Big Questions for Snapey.

Date: 2017-03-16 06:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
beep beep boop!

Date: 2017-03-16 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

The Hermione Granger cock book reappears!!!!!!
The ballooooooooooons!!!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!

Snape with long hair? My ovaries are fluttering strangely.
Snape with small children? I think I need to go to the doctor.

(On another note, I was rereading your Little Goblin book the other day and noticed for the first time... A certain memorably marked black-and-white cat made it into that book, didn't he? Was that a tribute from you to your marvelous beast?)
Edited Date: 2017-03-16 10:10 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-03-16 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL your ovaries!!! I love it. So glad you are enjoying these. They are great fun to do after a day of having to use my brain and stuff. Yuck!

And yes, there is a little tribute to Bruiser on the back of that book. I did it at the end of my massive road trip, while hanging out and recovering at my sister's house. At that time I wasn't rushing home, I still thought I had at least another 10 years with that little bastard. Gosh I miss him so much.

Date: 2017-03-17 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, it IS the Giant Squid! Love it.

Oh, Bruiser. I had no idea he was so young! That makes his loss seem even more unfair. I don't know if you feel this way, but when I've lost the little fur-covered creatures close to my heart, I'll find that my imagination just conjures them up in the strangest places. I'll be sitting in my kitchen and I'll hear a bell and think my beautiful, sweet, dumb-as-rocks mutt will walk through the door.

Date: 2017-03-17 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bruisey was only 7! Breaks my heart.

Date: 2017-03-16 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, Giant Squid balloon animal - just for YOU! ;)

Date: 2017-03-20 05:31 am (UTC)
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