Imagine a young Severus Snape being your potions tutor.
Severus Snape was a few years older than you and hadn’t smiled since his 5th year. You were a fellow Slytherin and had asked him to help you in potions.
“Severus, I’m going to make you smile before I die, like it’s number one on my bucket list.” You said breaking the silence.
“What?” He said without even looking up. “Who cares if I smile or not. Anyway I think we are done for today.” Severus got up to walk off but not before he looked down at where you were sitting to make sure you didn’t have any last questions.
You looked up and Severus and made the funnest face you could. Severus just rolled his eyes.
“Really? I think I’ll go now.” He turned to go and as he did James Potter walked in, Severus stopped in the doorway and watched James walk over to you.
“Hey y/n!” James said as he put his arm around you.
“Oh shut up and get your hands off me you filthy animal.” You said with a scowl.
“What did I do to you cutie?” He asked with a wink.
“You were born.” You quickly got up and followed after Severus…..who was chuckling?!?!
“Did I?! Are you?! You were laughing!!” You said quite excitedly to Severus as he noticed your presence. He took a moment to compose himself.
“Am not.” He turned to you, his face now as somber as it was before.
“You’re a liar Severus Snape! I made you chuckle! I can die a happy girl.” You said closely examining Severus’s face. The corners of his lips turned upward ever so slightly.
You had made Severus Snape laugh. You hadn’t heard a cuter noise in your life.
(Yes I like Tom Hiddleston playing a young adult Snape, sorry not sorry)