Teaching in the Future

Talking to Snape

Chapter 4: Talking to Snape

When the three new defense teachers came to the Great Hall, they were greeted warmly. Some teachers hadn't changed, such as McGonagall. Others made there mouths hang open.

"What the bloody hell is Snivellus doing here?" Sirius whispered to James.

"I have a feeling I'm going to regret hexing him every time he hexed me or called Lils that dirty word." James whispered back.

"C'mon you two. There are three empty seats over there." Lily said pointing in Snape's direction.

"Honey. Did you realize who is seated over there?" James asked sweetly with a forced grin on his face.

"Do you really think it's a good idea for us to be seated next to him?" Sirius added.

"I'll sit by him keeping his greasy hair away from your food. Alright?"

"But what about your food?" James asked.

"I'll eat off your plate." She joked.

After they sat down, Snape introduced himself.

"Hello, I'm Professor Severus Snape." He spoke to Lily who was seated in between Snape and James.

"I'm Rose White. This is my HUSBAND Jamie White and my brother-in-law Procyon White. They are very protective of me."

"Pleasure. I take it you three are the new defense teachers."

"Yes. What do you teach?"

"Potions. I must warn you about a few students. There are two redheads in Gryffindor." He said, "Called Fred and George Weasley. They are a couple of pranksters."

Professor McGonagall, overhearing this added,

"They are seventh years. They are good enough to give the Maurauders a run for their money."

"That's nothin'." Hagrid said taking the seat next to Snape. "I heard they look up to the Maurauders."

Sirius and James grinned at each other.

"We'll be on the lookout for them." James said.

"We NEVER get pranked." Sirius gloated.

"There is also the "Golden Trio"." Snape added with a sneer.

"Pay 'im no mind." Hagrid said. "I don't believe we met. I'm Rubeus Hagrid."

"I'm Procyon White. This is my brother Jamie and my sister-in-law, Rose." Sirius introduced himself.

"Who is the "Golden Trio"?" James asked McGonagall.

"A group of fifth years consisting of Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, and Harry Potter." McGonagall explained. "Hermione is the brightest witch in her class. Ron is a good friend. Youngest boy of the Weasley family with only a younger sister and five older brothers. Three of which have graduated."

"And Harry Potter?" Lily asked interested.

"Arrogant. Just like his father." Snape told them

"No he's not. You just don't like 'im because he LOOKS like his father." Hagrid said to Snape.

"There are times when he's like his father and other times when he's like his mother." McGonagall said.

"So he's in Gryffindor?" James asked.

"Yes. All of the students Snape will "warn" you about will be in my house. He's just sore that Slytherin hasn't won the house cup infive years."

"And then there's Longbottom." Snape added. "He is constantly messing up Potions and spells."

McGonnegall was about to say something when she realized the time.

"Excuse me. I have to go meet the first years."

After she left, the halls to the Great Hall opened and students came pouring in.

Lily, James, and Sirius watched the students as they sat at their respected tables. They saw some faces that they recognized to be the children of their classmates.

"That blond at Slytherin must be a Malfoy." Sirius pointed to Draco.

"And those two goons next to him must be a Crabbe and a Goyle." James added

Lily, however, was looking at the Gryffindor table. She saw a group consisting of a blond haired boy, three redheaded boys and a red headed girl, a brown haired girl, and a black haired boy. Of the seven children, the last child was the one she was most interested in. She knew that messy black hair anywhere. She recognized that boy as Harry Potter, her future son.

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