- severus snape canon au week -
⇒ day onet h e . b a c k s t o r y : fix it, different sorting - dear child bears names. but how would it actually effect severus snape, if someone unexpected - yet expected - got sorted with him? /// 260 words
“Who wants to be in Slytherin? I think I’d leave, wouldn’t you?” asked the unfamiliar boy, running a pair of fingers through his messy black hair, peering at the boy lounging opposite him.
The other boy didn’t smile.
“My whole family have been in Slytherin”, he said slowly, seemingly weighing each syllable on his tongue.
“Blimey”, said the first boy and pushed up his glasses further up on his nose. “And I thought you seemed all right!”
The frown deepened, Lily was gaping slightly and Severus had to nudge her side to make her close her mouth.
“And I thought you seemed unprejudiced, but I guess we can’t all be right”, the second boy retorted.
Severus looked back at the bespectacled boy again, who had clinched his lips into a narrow line and stood up, grabbing his bag, which Severus couldn’t help but notice was in excellent condition. So was the other boy’s. He suddenly felt ashamed for his very worn sports bag and tried to push it further back underneath his seat.
“I’d rather not sit with snakes”, the short haired boy said, shooting an icy look on the boy who remained, before leaving the compartment.
The remaining boy found himself alone with Severus and Lily, who immediately tried to pretend like they hadn’t followed the exchange very closely. Severus could notice a vague red colour spreading on Lily cheeks, she wasn’t used to be caught spying.
The boy grinned at them and scooted closer to them.
“My name is Sirius”, he said, holding out his hand. “Sirius Black.”
a d d i t i o n a l . i n f o :
in this timeline, sirius’ home life was not disastrous. his parents was very much considered dark, but they loved him above anything and supported him - giving sirius no reason to wish to disassociate with them. at the mere age of eleven he was already accustomed to the prejudice “ d a r k “ wizards faced and with them, the house of slytherin.