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Legilimency

Originally posted by teen-wolf-dirty

Pairing: Snape x Reader

Warnings: None

A/N:  Gif not mine. This is loooong overdue. Requested by a lovely anon. Prompt: “Heyy I’m mute and I would love a snape X student reader where the readers also mute and her and snape are kinda like friends cause he’s always nice to her and one day he helps her with something and she says thanks to him in his head like legilimency ?? Xxx” I’ll be honest and admit that I don’t know exactly how legilimency works and sorry if Sev is ooc. I hope I did this justice. Sorry if any of my understandings are incorrect. Enjoy!


Severus had dealt with many challenging things in his life. When hearing of one of his students who may, at times need extra assistance, he took it upon himself to offer her the same level of education just like any of his other students.

However, this was not the difficult part. You see, Severus and (y/n) had developed a special bond over the years. (Y/n) was extraordinary when it came to the fine skills of potion making. 

Straight away this had put her in favour with the known stoic professor. The difficult part, was what he had decided to do without the knowledge of anyone else. 

He had to fine tune it before he would reveal it to anyone. It took years to hone in on it, but he was finally ready to reveal it. What better way than to tell (y/n) that he had decided something very special just for her than the plan he was preparing to set in motion. 

This relationship was not one-way, (y/n) had also taken it upon herself to do something for her admired Professor. 

This is how she ended up wringing her hands nervously before approaching the emerald-clad witch. 

With a polite tug at her robes, Professor McGonagall looked down to (y/n) and greeted her, “Hello, Miss (l/n), I hope you are doing well. Is there something I can do for you?” Holding her arm outstretched (y/n) offered her something. 

A small parchment folded neatly. Scrawled on the piece of paper were the words: “How do you learn legilimency?” Heart beating fast, (y/n) knew that this could get her in serious trouble. 

After all, legilimency was a skill associated with the dark arts for its invasive nature. The stern professor read the words and immediately looked into (y/n)’s fearful eyes. 

This was it, you couldn’t take it back now. Professor McGonagall let out a deep sigh, “Legilimency is not something we teach here at Hogwarts,” (y/n)’s heart sank, “You can only find such books detailing the skill in the forbidden section of the library. It’s highly unlikely that you will find a teacher willing to sign the necessary permission slip. I can assure you I will not do such a thing." 

As the professor turned slightly, preparing to walk away (y/n) only just made out her next words, "I am not saying that your desired book will be found two bookcases down on the third shelf.” (Y/n) snapped her head up as Professor McGonagall continued, “Nor am I saying that on Thursday nights I will be assigning Filch night duty by the kitchens, far from the library.” With that she left.

That was it, that was perfect! (Y/n) could now spend her Thursday nights learning Legilimency. 

Every Thursday night she had found herself slumped over a thick book at one of the library desks. 

The first night she made the mistake of not wearing proper clothing; it was freezing! Luckily one of her muggle-born Hufflepuff friends, those friendly puffs, gave her this muggle contraption called a thermos. Whatever weird way it worked, you were grateful. 

Since the start of this experience you were always remembering to do things slightly different; wearing warmer clothes, having a thermos, packing snacks, a blanket and more. 

You were now completely comfortable in the forbidden section. Maybe a little too comfortable… you had accidentally fallen asleep maybe once… or a few times now. 

Luckily you still hadn’t been caught yet. There were a few close calls, oddly enough it was the exact reason why you were there; Professor Snape. 

He had come into the library on the third night, it seems he was returning a book. 

That was odd why is he returning it in the middle of the night when no one can check it back in? Unless he never checked out the book in the first place?

Things didn’t add up; to add more confusion to the matter when he had left you walked to where he’d left the book and realised it was in the muggle section. 

Try as you did you couldn’t work out exactly which book he’d returned. 


(Y/n) sipped at the beverage that warmed her soul. “You have nothing to worry about. You are my top student and should have no problem with this assessment.” The masculine voice was laced with a reserved familiar softness that calmed her. 

At any hint of evaluation, (y/n) couldn’t help but be nervous, that’s why she was currently sitting in front of the intimidating Professor Snape. 

However, he wasn’t as cruel as he seemed, especially for those who were willing to work hard. “Now the calming draught should ease your worries, I suggest you head back to the dormitory and write out the steps multiple times to commit it to memory." 

On this occasion Snape showed one of his rare smiles, as he stood from behind his desk before he walked (y/n) out. "Now, if you have any other worries, don’t hesitate to find me." 

He showed her the door, turned to look at her before she left, analysing her thoughts; they were still not full of certainty. "I have complete faith in you.” He told her, his voice filled with truth. 


With a watchful eye, Professor Snape shadowed his students while they attempted to make a rather advanced potion. 

His eyes scanned over to (y/n), who he realised looked quite concerned. He searched for the answer, “Sir, the instructions are saying to add the frog legs before the willow sap has had time to heat up. But, that will cause the potion to not mix properly. You’ll end up with a potion that will, at its full capacity, only just work, with limited effects. Is the textbook wrong?" 

Not wanting to take away from the experience of trial and error from the rest of the class and deciphering through which students belong at a N.E.W.Ts level, Severus Snape simply nodded, confirming her thoughts. 

At the end of the lesson, the potions were assessed and graded. 

It was no surprise to the Potions Master when (y/n) had made another perfect potion. "You could all learn a lot from Miss (l/n), who has once again made another excellent potion." 

Wand in hand and a flick of his wrist, the other dismal potions vanished.


Excitement filled the Great Hall; Final Examinations were over. 

No one cared too much about their results at this time, they were free! The future had not crossed their minds in this very moment, they were celebrating together in the present. 

It was a tradition as of late to let the graduating students set off Dr Filibuster’s Fabulous Wet-Start, No-Heat Fireworks, as most graduating students were of age or nearing. 

Purple, pink, orange, red and blue streaked the hall’s open space. The charmed ceiling even joined in with its own firework display. 

Smiling faces and laughter filled the Great Hall as the final feast of the day was served. (Y/n) sat enjoying her time with her friends as they talked charismatically - (y/n) enthusiastically signing to her friends, fumbling occasionally due to excitement. 

She didn’t realise the professor walked passed her, not wanting to interrupt the conversation he had dropped her a note. "Professor Dumbledore and myself would like to discuss your N.E.W.Ts results. Following the feast, make your way to the Headmaster’s office. - S. Snape" 


Professor Snape waited for you at the concealed door. Upon your arrival you noticed the slight quiver of his lips raise in a slight curl, "With me Miss (l/n),” he swooped over to the light bricks and spoke, “Sherbet Lemon." 

The wall rattled and moved back to reveal a staircase that spiralled upwards. Snape stood on it, quickly you followed suit standing two steps below him. 

You came to a gryffin door where Snape raised his has hand and knocked twice.

The Headmaster’s office was filled with so many exotic and interesting things; most notably there was a large bird with glorious red, orange and yellow feathers. 

"Ah Miss (l/n), I’m so glad that you can join us.” You we’re still confused as to why you were there and not quite sure if this was about to be a bad encounter or not. But judging by the smile on the Headmaster’s face, you felt almost at ease.

However, anxiety still bubbled within you. 

Albus sensed this and spoke, “Fear not, we are merely here to discuss your rather pleasing results." 

You looked between the two men but your eyes settled on your Potions Professor as Dumbledore’s words floated over, "Severus, would you do the honours." 

A curt nod to the Headmaster, Severus spoke, ”(Y/n), you have received excellent results, beyond the average capabilities of your classmates. This is something to be very proud of.“ Your mind was racing trying to fathom what was taking place before you. 

Dumbledore agreed, "Both Professor Snape and myself would like to offer our highest of praises.” You were awestruck. It wasn’t until Snape had passed something to Dumbledore that you had realised he’d even moved. 

Still smiling just as brightly as he had when you entered his office he handed over a lovely bouquet of assorted coloured flowers. 

A twinkle in his eye, Dumbledore looked towards his colleague. You had a feeling that he knew something you didn’t. 

Your eyes followed his gaze to the stern professor. Hands clasped behind his back and a posture of intimidation. “Well done, (y/n),” Snape spoke so softly it seemed out of place for the stoic man. “You graduated with outstanding results, and in other areas of your study have done well.” the last word was drawn out, you knew yourself that Potions was by far your best subject. 

He paused before drawling, “Save for the couple of Acceptable and one Outstanding." 

"Very well indeed,” chimed Dumbledore who seemed to be almost bouncing on the spot from pure joy. 

You cocked an eyebrow in confusion, you felt there was something more. 

There was a knock at the door. “Enter,” Dumbledore’s gravelly voice commanded the unseen figure. 

A jovial witch appeared with a light-hearted smile. “Professor Dumbledore, may I ask your assistance?” To which Dumbledore nodded with a polite manner of excuse. 

Professor Snape cleared his throat.

Taking a deep breath the man before you seemed oddly and uncharacteristically unreserved. “Miss (l/n), please excuse my poor attempts, there is something I wish to tell you… er, show you. However, keep in mind that this is for mere congratulatory purposes." 

You were utterly confused but watched tentatively as Professor Snape raised his hands and slowly began moving them in precise movements. You understood perfectly; he spelt out your name, congratulated you and presented that he wanted to ask you something. 

He spoke again, "Now, you must forgive my forgoing the art of ‘sign language’, my ability has not yet reached the desired level." 

Without so much as a smile, he continued in a professional-job-interview-like manner, "I would like to put forth my recommendation that you consider taking up a position here at Hogwarts as a Potions Teacher’s Assistant.” For a moment you just stared. 

Surely this wasn’t true. 

Time passed and a smile appeared finally on your once void face. You nodded enthusiastically, agreeing to the offer. Snape merely nodded curtly. 

The hysteria bubbled inside you, without thinking you had used your newly developing skill to say “Thank you, Professor Snape. For everything.”

Obsidian eyes locked to your (e/c) ones, a look of shock that quizzically searched for truth that he had imagined what had taken place. “You learnt Legilimency?" 

You nodded simply. Explaining through the same means, "I thought it was best to learn to communicate easier." 


Years had passed and you were standing in front of a group of first years. Overlooking their Potions. 

You looked to the man who stood menacingly at the front of the classroom, brooding over the students’ efforts. "Check Mr Thomas’, with a few minor changes he should be on the right track to achieve decent results on his upcoming O.W.L.’s." 

"Right you are, Professor (l/n). Mr Thomas please see to it that you remember to let your potion simmer longer before adding the eye of newt." 

The class had reached its succession and in a billowing fashion Snape bid you good evening and made his way to his office. 


Laying on you four poster in your private quarters a smile graced your lips. 

No matter the circumstance, with or without aid your achievements could never be masked. 

A lifetime ahead only proves to be an opportunity to keep going.

blursface  asked:

I wanted to mention something from the season 5 opening. before holland, you see one of the doctors and then his mask kind of evolves onto lydia's face. do you think that's some kind of foreshadowing or just I'm I just thinking too much about this lol. I know jeff loves to hide secret messages here and there about what will happen in the future

Hey, and sorry for the late reply, life is conspiring against my tumblr time at the moment. 

I’ve finally had the chance to really look at the new opening credits and so this will be my little breakdown of that - including your awesome observation. Since I’ve had no time on tumblr lately I realize many have probably done this already and that I’m late to the party, but what the heck :) 

TW S5 Opening credits breakdown

Coloring

The first thing I noticed is that the overall coloring of the opening credits have changed from a yellowish tint last season to a blue one. This is most noticeable for the sections that are identical from last season like Stiles and Scott.

Season 4

Season 5

Color theory is a b**** but overall we seem to have landed on the conclusion that blue = damnation. It’s also the color of water which is not good at all. We still have the dry feel from last season, especially with Scott as he pounds the ground and dirt fly in all directions. 

Interestingly this bluish coloring instantly reminded me of the coloring used in Teen Wolf to signify flashbacks. Which might just be a hint to time, time travel and time issues being important this season. We also have the clock from the trailer going both forwards and backwards, and the mysterious ticking sound (anyone else thinking of Harry Potter puppet pals?) 

Here’s a few examples of flashback coloring from previous seasons. 

4x06 - flashback to how Kate learnt about the deadpool

4x01 - flashback to how they found out Derek was taken

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anonymous asked:

Favoutite Su Songs?

oh, I answered an ask about this last week talking about my top 5 instrumental tracks. You can read it here, I rambled quite a bit so I won’t bore everyone with my same spiel. Instead, I’ll list by top 5 lyrical songs (in no particular order - I actually just list them in the order the episodes they’re from are, haha)

  • We are the Crystal Gems (Full Version) - What can I say, the theme song is a classic and hear it so much since its at the beginning of every episode I just have to love it. I’m also super intrigued by the full version, what the ‘censored’ parts are (can they tell us yet?) and just the added stuff is really great. I remember being in awe the first time I heard it at the gallery opening. I’d still really love to hear a fully completed version
  • Strong in the Real Way (Coach Steven) - I’ve always loved all the music in SU but I think this song was the first one I really fell in love with. When the episode came out I was so enamored, I listened to it on loop almost nonstop for days. It’s a wonderful song and its sung beautifully and I absolutely love the sort of playful lyrics, like “Why do you have to look up to her (aside from in a literal sense)?”, I love that because it seems like a such a Pearl thing to add and its both funny and true (you really can’t help but look up to Sugilite, she’s huge). I also love the use of overzealous in a song and stopping short of rhyming it with jealous, knowing the listener will autocomplete that. Also I just really love Pearl’s voice so
  • Be Wherever You Are (Island Adventure) - I love this song, I think it might be my favorite of Steven’s songs. It’s such a nice song and its really pleasant to just sit back and listen to. It’s so sweet and so positive. Plus I just love love love the sentiment, especially the ending variation of the title line as “Why don’t you let yourself just be whoever you are”. I think that’s really nice
  • On the Run (On the Run) - Ah, I really liked this song when they released it as a sneak peek on MAGFest, it follows what you expect from SU - something that seems cheery and lighthearted but is actually quite sad if you’re paying attention. We don’t often get to hear Amethyst sing so it was really awesome for her to get a song, I’m hoping she’ll have more in the future
  • Stronger Than You (Jail Break) - Is it even legal to not list this in a top whatever list of SU songs? ‘cause I think it’s pretty much required. It’s a really excellent song that’s incredibly hard to stop listening to, haha. It has a lot of meaning and feels very heartfelt, its really fantastic listening to Garnet sing As a side note, I also highly recommend the demo version. It’s mostly the same but some of the inflections and how its sung are different and it makes it a unique listening experience than the finished version, imo. I enjoy setting the two to loop one after the other

Of course, all the songs in the show are really good, I don’t think there’s one I dislike, just others I like better. I can’t really do honorable mentions too much, because there’s not that many lyrical songs. I will mention that Let Me Drive My Van Into Your Heart was an early favorite of mine and I still think its really really sweet. It’s also really nostalgic to me, since it was from so early in the series and listening to it reminds me of the original promos for the show that had interview clips and they played a little bit of this song (the bit where Steven was singing along in the car), so it always kinda takes me back when I listen to it.

Made In The A.M. Review

1. Hey Angel

The lyrics are a bit sad but it’s still a song you can sway to ya know? Harry’s voice is phenomenal as usual and this song really showcases his vocal range which I’m all for. Niall’s voice is also fantastic as usual and the backing vocals (which I think are Liam?) are just as good and pull the song together. The sped up singing bit for the bridge is also very cool. 

Favourite Lyric: Oh I wish I could be more like you / Do you wish you could be more like me?

2. Drag Me Down

It’s been out for awhile but I’m lovin’ the EDM sort of trap music feel they’ve put in, it’s sick. And I continually have people telling me they like it when they used to think One Direction sucked which pleases me. I think it was a good choice for their first single because of the lyrics added on to it being the first released song without Zayn. I think of it as an ode to the fans for sticking around, which I like.

Favourite Lyric:  I got a river for a soul / And baby you’re a boat / Baby you’re my only reason

3. Perfect

I like this one. It’s got good vocals, good lyrics and the little drop into the chorus is pretty sick. I do like the quiet bridge bit with Harry’s vocals that was really good. Overall not my favourite on the album but certainly not my least favourite. 

Favourite Lyric:  And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out, oh, yeah / And if you’re looking for someone to write your breakup songs about / Baby, I’m perfect

4. Infinity

This might be my least favourite. There’s nothing that I think is truly awful about it, the vocals and lyrics are very good. The music it’s self is pretty good, fairly basic but that’s not saying it’s bad. It’s just not one of my favourites and I don’t really think it sounds good live or is a good choice for a live song. It’s a ballad but it certainly isn’t this albums 18. 

Favourite Lyric:  Eyes can’t shine / Unless there’s something burning bright behind / Since you went away, there’s nothing left in mine

5. End Of The Day

I love this song. Definitely one of my favourites. I like the sound, the lyrics, and the vocals are awesome. I think what makes it for me is the music and the overall sound, the little bit in the last line of the verses just makes me intensely happy. All of the boys vocals on this track are exceptional. I also love the little bit when Niall/Louis sings “and me” in the pre-chorus the editing there on their voices is a cool effect. Once again, lovin’ the bridge.

Favourite Lyric: The priest thinks it’s the devil, my mum thinks it’s the flu / but girl, it’s only you

6. If I Could Fly

I love the simplicity of just the piano and the voice in this. This is a beautiful ballad and kind of reminds me of Adele honestly or this song from AVPSY called “When You Have To Go All The Way Home” (look it up). The boys vocals are also showcased beautifully on this track and the harmonies are amazing. The little quiet chorus vocals are really exceptional especially. Though it seems sad I think it’s really more of a reassurance song which is much better. Overall it’s a beautiful track lyrically and musically. 

Favourite Lyric:  Now you know me, for your eyes only

7. Long Way Down

I like the beginning few notes, a lot. Niall’s voice in the beginning is also beautiful and I’m glad we got to hear this side of it. I like that bit when you’re anticipating a drop into the chorus and then there is none. Louis’ solo also gives us a new side to is vocals and I like that his vocal track seemed very raw. Overall it’s kinda sad but I think the song is about a relationship that was very difficult but had a lot of emotions involved in it and when it ends you knew it had to but it’s sad because you do love them. It’s pretty sad but good music is sad sometimes and I really like this track. 

Favourite Lyric:  I try to forgive you / But I struggle cause I don’t know how

8. Never Enough

This is the kind of song that comes on the radio and someone screams “THIS IS MY JAM!”. It’s a feel good song and I can practically see me singing this with my friends on a road trip or just in the car by myself and then showing up wherever overly happy. The beginning bit with that noise I can’t even describe kind of reminds me of Hooked On A Feeling. I also love the Du Dum Da’s or whatever. The song as a whole is fantastic and I am just in love with it. 

Favourite Lyric:  I don’t need my love / You can take it, you can take it, take it

9. Olivia

This is also a jam song. Liam you little shit in that interview like “I live for you, I long for you… insert name here”. I get it now Liam you’re very clever. Anyway this song is just feel good dance around in your underwear kind of song. I love the trumpets in the back and I kind of get a Beatles feel from this song actually. I love The Beatles so I think this song is fantastic. Louis’ voice is also really shown off in his solo bit and I love it. The vocals are good, musics good, lyrics are good, and I like the beginning and end bit with the kind of studio voices. Reminds me of the beginning of Lovebug by the Jonas Brothers. 

Favourite Lyric: Please believe me, don’t you see / The things you mean to me?

10. What A Feeling 

I’m definitely hearing the Fleetwood Mac influence and I’m lovin’ it. I was raised on Fleetwood Mac and all those types of bands so I’m digging this song. The lyrics are cute and the vocals on this track are also really good. I think the best part about this song is the music in general. The vocals and lyrics are good but there certainly not the best on the album, the music makes this song for me. 

Favourite Lyric: What a feeling to be a king beside you, somehow

11. Love You Goodbye

It’s a sad love song. I think it’s about the moment of closure in a long relationship. When a long relationship ends there’s always a moment when you really feel like it has ended and I think this is describing that. It’s beautiful musically, vocally, and lyrically. I think the idea of not necessarily wanting the relationship but wanting one last moment together, it’s really beautiful and they captured it wonderfully. 

Favourite Lyric:  My heart’s already breaking, baby, go on, twist the knife

12. I Want To Write You A Song

This one is my personal favourite. It’s sweet and I’m always a fan of more acoustic style songs. Their voices sound really good and gentle on this track and we hear a new side of Louis’ which is always great. I also like the little sound of someone writing in the background of the song I think that’s a interesting effect. It’s a sweet song that just makes me think of like cuddling with someone and I like that. It’s about this idea of not being able to write a song that is perfect enough for that person and I think that’s really adorable. 

Favourite Lyric:  So any time I’m gone / You can listen to my voice and sing along / I want to write you a song

13. History

This is a song to the fans. It’s reassuring us that they are gonna stay strong and stay together and its really awesome that they did that. I think it’s pretty cool they got some fans in the studio for it as well. The chorus is really cool because it has the whole crowd singing along feel and the song overall is really good. The music is kind of chill sing along and sway music. It’s a cool idea and the concept overall and the recording process is really awesome. 

Favourite Lyric: You and me got a whole lot of history, oh / We could be the greatest team that the world has ever seen

14. Temporary Fix

No Control 2.0. It’s literally about a booty call and I love it. This is an awesome bouncing around singing song. Every album had this song I Want to Rock Me to Alive to No Control and now, Temporary Fix. It’s awesome and a little bit grungy but it’s real and shows how much the boys have matured. The vocals are also excellent on this one and the guitar is awesome on this one. Overall I love it, it’s a bit more rocky then the other ones and it really adds to the album.

Favourite Lyric:  If you’re not hooked to anything right now, I can be your vice

15. Walking In The Wind

It’s a bittersweet goodbye. I think it’s about the whole idea of if you love someone let them go and then also the idea that if they love you they’ll come back. I think this could also be related to the break which was maybe not their intention but I’m gonna take it that way because I can. It’s for this idea that yeah their taking a break, their all gonna do their own thing but , this isn’t the last time One Direction is happening. I think the fans can relate to it this way and find comfort in it. Harry’s vocals on this track are as usual phenomenal. They all but Harry is killing it with that bridge. Overall I love it the lyrics and the music are exceptional. 

Favourite Lyric:  Goodbyes are bittersweet / But it’s not the end / I’ll see your face again

16. Wolves

This song is just so 70′s. I showed it to my Mom and she literally said that exact thing and she’s from the 70′s. I love it though it’s another dance around song and its also like sing along on a road trip and I really love those types of songs. It was also written by Niam which I’m diggin’. I really like this and the oo’s sort being like wolf howls in the back of the chorus. The pre-chorus bit is also really cool sounding.

Favourite Lyric:  In the middle of the night when the wolves come out / Headed straight for your heart like a bullet in the dark

17. A.M.

It’s this albums pub song. I’m serious I will fight people about this. The last one was Act My Age it’s like right at when a pub is in full swing packed with people that’s Act My Age. A.M. is like the last call. It’s the moment with all your friends when you gotta go home but you don’t want to because you’re having fun and you’re not ready to say goodbye yet. It’s good and I think a really good song to have the album end on. The lyrics are great and also OT4 wrote it which I think is cool. 

Favourite Lyric:  We’re just swimming round in our glasses / And talking out of our asses / Like we’re all gonna make it

Side note: I realized while doing this One Direction talk about about being boats or girls being boats, coincidence? I think not. Louis still needs a boat guys, he needs a boat.