James:*panicking* I know that spell from somewhere, Blondie needs help immediately. Merlin’s pants Myrtle he’s not dead STOP shouting!
Lily: He’s about to be, it can’t be.. no. That bloody book, that is a very dark spell Jamie
Sirius: Trust me knows, he was hit by it.
James: *through his teeth* Padfoot!
Sirius: We are all dead Prongs, it doesn’t matter if she knows or not really.
James: You son of a–
Sirius: Bitch. I know, I lived with her for sixteen years.
James: Doesn’t matter.
Lily:*fuming* I. said. WHO
James:*giving up*Snivellus. Dumbledore healed me pretty fast, I didn’t have many scars so I decided to keep it to myself than to hurt you.
Sirius: Speak of the devil
*Snape heals Draco and comes back to order Harry to bring his school bag*
Lily: He’s gonna have to give that stupid book to him eventually
Sirius:*smirking* Not necessarily
Lily: Sirius, I will drag you to hell myself and hand you over to Walburga if you don’t shut it.
James: He’s going to the Room of Requirements to hide his book, I can’t believe we didn’t include that in the Map.
Lily: Jamie, this is so not the time love.
James: Alright alright, got it.
*Snape checks Harry’s copy of Advanced Potion Making”
Sirius: Seriously Harry? Roonil Wazlib and the best you can come up with is “That’s my nickname”?
Lily: He’s in so much trouble, he’s done for–
James: Lily calm down a little.
Lily: He almost killed that boy!
Sirius: Well he’s up to something for Voldemort, didn’t you see his arm?
Lily: Doesn’t mean he has to die! Don’t you ever think of Regulus and how he was forced into all of this?
Sirius: Don’t you dare talk about him again Evans.
Lily: I– I’m sorry.
*“Well, we shall see how you feel after your detentions,” said
Snape. “Ten o’clock Saturday morning, Potter. My office.”
“But sir…” said Harry, looking up desperately. “Quidditch… the last match of the…”
“Ten o’clock,” whispered Snape, with a smile that showed his
yellow teeth. “Poor Gryffindor, fourth place this year, I
James: That fucking wanker, he did that on purpose. He’s gonna miss the final game. I miss the days with Charlie Weasley, he was one hell of a captain *both Sirius and Lily don’t talk* I will never understand why he went for dragons instead of eternal glory on the field.
*Day of the match and Harry’s detention*
Sirius: Snivellus didn’t just give him our detentions to go through.
James: Yes, yes he did.
Sirius: Merlin I hate him more than I did 20 years ago, I never thought that was possible.
Lily:*shyly* He does that to make sure he reads your name, Sirius. Harry is used to his comments about James but your absence is new to him. He’s just being his cruel self.
Sirius: Well fuck him, Jamie how is the game going?
James: Not bad, not bad at all. Redhead is actually pretty good.
*Hour and a half later*
James:*cheering* THEY WON!
James: Redhead caught the snitch! I can’t believe this, they won!
*half an hour later*
Sirius: Harry’s off of detention and he’s going to the common room now.
James:Well, a pleasant surprise will be waiting for him.
Lily: Ah look at them, there’s Ginny oh.. OH! Well that’s a way to celebrate
Sirius: YES! LOOK AT THE LITTLE FAWN
James: *dancing* SHE’S A REDHEAD MY DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE
Sirius:*grinning* Resemblance is uncanny.
Lily: Harry, love maybe that’s enough, Ron is watching.
James:And she loves Quidditch!
Lily: Molly’s gonna be happy
Sirius: Happy is a very underrated word but wait til the twins find out.
James:And have you seen one of her Bat-Bogey hexes? That girl is awesome.
Sirius: If you are done swooning over your future bride Prongs..
Lily: He secretly wanted them to be together since he rescued Ginny from the Chamber of Secrets, leave him be. It took Harry sometime to take his head out of his ass to see Ginny.
Sirius:*smirking*Evans! That’s your son you are talking about and that reminds me of someone.
Lily:*smiling* Oh shut it Black.
James: Nice one Pads, he’s right you know. Everyone knew you were swooning over me for a good six months before you finally accepted you liked me.
Lily: Except for you, Jamie.
James: Whatever. It’s like us but involving a lot less hexes.
Sirius: He’s like a teenager girl whose two favourite characters finally got together.
James: Fuck off Pads.
Lily: He was like that when you and Remus got together, too.
James: So what? Can’t I be happy for people I love?
Sirius: Sure you can but maybe be a little less enthusiastic?
James:*raising an eyebrow* You are one to talk
Sirius: Okay, got it. I’m out.
Lily: What just happened?
James: Nothing important. Ah! Look at them walking around in the castle talking, if her hair was a bit darker they would look exactly like us.
Lily:*putting his head on James’ shoulder* You are relentless.
“hi!! can you write an imagine about hermione? where the reader is a slytherin and she’s in love w hermione but hermione refuses to reciprocate her feelings because she’s a slytherin, but something happens to the reader which causes hermione to admit her love? thank u i love ur writing so much.”
Notes: this is a girl x girl fic, set in the 5th year but before Umbridge takes over and ruins everything :))
“Hey Malfoy what- hey would you quite eye fucking yourself in the mirror and listen to me?”
Draco let out a frustrated sigh as he reluctantly tore his eyes away from his reflection and turned to his friend as they walked side by side down the crowded hallways of Hogwarts. “What *yln*?” Draco drawled.
“What day is it today?”
“It’s Tuesday and if you didn’t spend every night working your way into every non-straight girls pants in our year you’d know that.” However, as Draco continued to rant to her about how she was a total wreck *yn* had tuned out almost instantly.
“Brilliant.” *yn* muttered under her breath when she realised what Tuesday meant.
“Brilliant? It’s most definitely not bloody brilliant, we still have four full days of torture before the weekend.”
“It may not be brilliant for you, you git. But it is for me.” *yn* grinned as they turned a corner to make their way down a long spiralling staircase.
“And why is it brilliant for you exactly?” Draco huffed.
“We have double potions.” *yn* smirked smugly. There were a few moments between the two and *yn* could practically hear the cogs in Draco’s head whirring as he tried to figure out why having double potions with the Gryffindors would be a good thing. Then it clicked.
“You’re not still fantasising about bloody Granger are you?” He groaned.
“You say ‘fantasising’ like I don’t have a shot with her.” *yn* shot back hotly.
“All I’m saying is that you’ve been her potions partner all year and the closest you’ve got to snogging her is that time you ‘accidentally’ glued your hand to her arse. Plus she’s totally wrapped around Potter’s finger, there’s no way she’d go for you.” Draco replied as the two neared the dungeon that Snape held his lessons.
“All part of my master plan Malfoy. Granger isn’t like the others, it was always going to take time to slither my way in. Pun intended.” *yn* replied.
“Good luck with that *yln*, that’s all I’m gonna say.”
“Oh and Malfoy, I finished making my way through the non-straight girls months ago. Turns out when you’re well, me, even the heteros aren’t out of my reach.” *yn* spoke as he opened the dungeon door. “See you after class.” She continued before he could answer, shooting him a grin before stepping past him and into Snape’s classroom.
Summary: As a new professor at Hogwarts you can’t wait for the Yule Ball.
Note: I know this gif isn’t of Snape, but I really like it. Thinking of making a part two, but I’m not sure. Opinions are much appreciated.
As a professor at Hogwarts you couldn’t wait for the Yule Ball. As a young girl you lived in America because of the work your father was in, thus attending Ilvermorny. However, once you graduated you moved to Scotland and sought work at Hogwarts as an Alchemy professor. When Dumbledore contacted you for the position you were beside yourself with joy.
“Professor Y/L/N?” Snape’s voice interrupted your reminiscing.
“Sorry. What?” You apologised and turned your attention to the tall man.
“Ugh, you’re as bad as the children.” He said as he sat down across from you.
You watched the mysterious man and couldn’t help but thingk he’d make an interesting date to the Yule Ball.
Since your start at Hogwarts he seemed to take a particular liking of taunting you and even talking with you. He often walked down the halls with you, he’d never miss a beat to say something sarcastic or try pushing your buttons a little.
To you it was a wonderful time and you’d always tell him how much you enjoyed his company as you parted. Minerva always found a way to tease you about your schoolgirl crush on the man.
“As I was saying,” he said dryly, one again taking you out of your thoughts, “The Yule Ball is coming up and I’d much rather not teach the children to dance, would you do it instead?”
You nearly lost your composure for a moment.
“Me? Teach the children to dance to a ball I’ve never even been to?” You scoffed, “I’d rather not.”
He huffed and rolled his eyes.
“Fine.” He said and in one swift movement he got up and left the small lounge.
You wished you had said something different to make him stay longer, you loved having him around.
You were walking down to the professors’ lounge with Minerva laughing and talking about the upcoming ball. You entered the room and sat down in the armchair that was almost always empty.
The door swung open and in walked your crush.
“Hello Severus” Minerva greeted Snape with a smile and walked toward the door, “I forgot some things in my room.”
“Hello Minerva.” Snape said as she walked out.
“Y/L/N.” Snape’s cold greeting made you long to be greeted like Minerva.
“You know you can call me Y/N.” You said with a slight smile.
Snape made a sort of affirmative noise and cleared his throat.
“And if you’re mad at me for not teaching your students to dance I’m not sorry. They are your students, I would be willing to help if you needed it though.” You said without even looking at the man.
He made another grunting noise and sat down and huffed.
“Some of my female students are struggling with dancing, would you come to one of the class and show the dunderheads how to dance properly?” He asked, but it seemed more of a statement rather than a real question.
“Uh, um,” You were completely taken by surprise, “sure. What day?”
“Tomorrow, and please don’t be a stammering idiot.” He said and turned and left.
That man was such a mystery you wondered if you’d ever figure him out.
You couldn’t sleep last night, your brain constantly thinking of how Severus’s hands would feel on your hips if he decided to demonstrate a dance to the children. You dressed quickly and walked down to his room in the dungeons, your stomach in knots and images of what may come in your head.
The door was slightly ajar and you knocked lightly as you didn’t want to anger Severus by interrupting his class.
“Enter.” He said, “Ah, Professor Y/L/N. She is here to help me demonstrate the correct way to dance.”
The students smiled wearily and you took your place in front of them. Snape moved forward and swung his wand and music started to play. He closed the gap between the two of you and lightly put his hand on your hip, in that moment you felt your face go red and you avoided his eyes. He then took your hand in his, his hand was bony and cold. He then began to lead in the dance.
“Alright now you all start.” Snape said not pausing the dance.
“Your hand is cold.” You stated, trying to make yourself feel less embarrassed.
He said nothing.
After a few moments he looked down at you and cleared his throat.
“Will you be attending the ball with anyone?” He asked in almost a whisper, as if he was scared one of the children would hear
“Well one of the students asked me to go with them, but I thought it’d be inappropriate, so no, I will be going alone.” You said in a lighthearted manner .
“Ah.” He paused, “would you like to go with me?” He said unsteadily.
A smile etched itself on your face and you blushed again, “I’d love to, but you have to promise me one thing.” You said.
“That is?” His voice now a little more confident now.
“You have to dance with me at least once, I’ve never been to a ball and want to experience it in full.” You confessed to him.
He nodded but didn’t say anything. He stopped dancing and signaled for the children to do the same. No more than a minute later the dismissal bell rang and the children filed out.
As you began to walk to the door Severus stopped you, “I think I can manage one dance.” He said as if it were a big deal.
Name: May I have your hand? Pairing: Snape x reader Summary: just as McGonagall had to do with the Gryffindor, Snape has to do with the Slytherins, and he decides to ask you to help him with the dancing.
“The Yule ball is approaching,” Snape starts the unexpected Slytherin meeting. “Our House is known for having perfect manners, so I expect you to be worthy of our traditions and reputation. The ball consists of mostly dancing, but I want you all to know the rules and moves perfectly.”
“Do you have the moves, sir?” a brave guy asks, and Snape shakes his head, ignoring the question, as he approaches you and stops right in front of you.
“Now, remember the simple rules. Y/N, do you mind helping me with that?” you quickly agree, and Snape gratefully smiles at you. “Before asking a lady to dance, you should bow,” he slightly bows in front of you and offers you his hand - palm up. “Miss Y/L/N, may I have your hand for this dance?”
“It will be my honor, professor,” you nod, bowing for a second and placing your hand in his, and he quickly squeezes it. Snape helps you up and leads in the middle of the room. He gently takes your right hand in his left, wrapping your palm with his cold fingers.
“Place your hand on my shoulder,” he demands, and you carefully put your hand on his shoulder, trying not to touch the suit. “Miss, I am not biting.”
“Sorry, sir,” you lower the hand, resting it on his shoulder, as Snape lifts his right hand and puts it on your waist, slowly pulling you closer with the unreadable face expression. But you assume he wants to kill Dumbledore for making this lessons a rule.
“Now, always make sure you know the count of the music,” he comments, as the music starts in the background. “If you mess up with the music, I will make sure I spend the rest of the night in my company. And remember, if you are a man,” he glances towards the guys. “You must lead.”
“What about equality?” asks one of the girls, and Snape sighs.
“Equality does not exist in dances. Now, one, two, three,” he counts down for you and starts dancing. You are surprised, but Snape does have the moves - his movements are usually quick, but now he is rather soft and gentle. The same whisper goes around the room - no one before saw Snape dance, and now it is not only amusing, but a highly attractive picture. Not once he messes up with his steps or lets you do so, guiding you, and ensuring that you don’t have to make steps too large for you. “Remember to control your steps. If you are much taller than your partner, Mr. Malfoy, you should not rush and make those huge steps, as your rush will destroy your dance altogether. Small steps, soft hands, do not take your eyes off the partner. Even if you are dancing with a troll, I want your eyes locked on them.”
“Where did you learn how to dance, professor?” asks someone.
“I am a Hogwarts professor, I have to. You are allowed to talk to your partner, but do not stop dancing, as the other couples will not appreciate that,” the music ends, and Snape lets go of your waist and lowers your hands. “After the dance, you are obliged to lead your lady back to her seat,” he walks you towards your chair and seats you down. “Do not leave your lady’s side unless she allows you to, and never let her feel bored or abandoned. Is everything clear?”
“Yes, sir,” the House answers - most of you know how to dance, but seeing Snape actually show you that even he is so good at it was impressive. You see jealous glances of other girls, and you realize that you will be asked to describe what it felt like to dance with the scariest professor of the whole school.
“Miss,” Snape quickly bows again. “It was a pleasure. Thank you.”
“You are welcome, professor,” you nod, trying to not blush. You manage to do that, but you know that it will be much harder to forget about what good a dancer Snape is, and how perfectly he leads in a dance, even though the initial impression is that he is hardly capable of dancing.
Okay, so since the first time I read Harry Potter and the Deathly
Hallows I‘ve been witness of some fans making Severus Snape a hero. Like hear
me out: THE FACT THAT SNAPE MADE SOME BRAVE
CHOICES DOES NOT MAKE HIM A HERO. All he did to protect Harry was because
the boy was the only thing left of Lily, he felt no remorse whatsoever about
joining the Death Eaters in the first place, he only left bc the “love of his
life”, I mean the girl he was obsessed with, was in danger. (like, she was in
danger the whole time becase she fucking joined the order AND she was a
Now I’m going to
point out, with actual facts, why Snape was a terrible person who happened to
be brave in some cases:
He knew Harry was raised by muggles,
he knew how Petunia was and still went on to ask questions thet he probably
wouldn’t be able to answer
I DON’T CARE WHAT HE MEANT TO SAY
WITH THE FLOWERS THING LIKE HE MADE FUN OF AN 11 YEAR OLD FOR NOT MEMORIZING
EVERYTHING IN A BOOK
´Snape’s lips curled into a sneer.
“Tut, tut- fame clearly isn’t everything´ (PS, The Potions Master)
If there is something I learned as my
time as an english tutor for kids i that you NEVER call them idiots, they’ll
belive it and it won’t be easy for them to forget it either. But Snape just
went on and called Nevile, a boy who was ALWAYS looked down even by his own
family “they tought I might not be magic enough to come” (PS, The Sorting
Hat), an idiot, like, seriously Snape?
After calling Neville and idiot for a
mistake that ANYONE could have had he took points from gryffindor because Harry
didn’t tell him how to do it right “You- Potter- why didn’t you
tell him not to add the quills? Thought he’d make you look good if he got it
wrong, did you? That’s another point you’ve lost for Gryffindor” (PS, The
Potions Master). Likechill Severus
the boy was probably trying to do his OWN potion.
Imagine how bad he treated Harry and
how much he hated him that his friends, Hermione speifically suspected Snape
when Harry lost control of his broom: ´”I knew it” Hermione
gasped, “Snape- look”´ (PS, Quidditch)
He was biased while refereering the
gryffindor vs. hufflepuff match. “Snape awarded Hufflepuff
another penalty for no reason at all” (PS, Nicolas Flamel)
He used his position of power to
abuse others, and that, it’s not a correct move
Chamber of Secrets:
When he caught Harry and Ron after
they arrived at Hogwarts in the car instead of the train he didn’t let them
explain: “So,” he said softly, “the
train isn’t good enough for the famous Harry Potter and his faithful sidekick
Weasley. Wanted to arrive with a bang, did we, boys?”“No, sir, it was
the barrier at King’s Cross, it—”“Silence!” said Snape coldly.
“What have you done with the car?” (CS, The Whomping Willow) Like
Ron said once why do you ask the boys a question if you are not going to let
He wanted to expell them after the
incident with the car and was very disappointed when that didn’t happen: ´Snape looked as though Christmas had been canceled. He cleared
his throat and said, “Professor Dumbledore, these boys have flouted the
Decree for the Restriction of Underage Wizardry, caused serious damage to an
old and valuable tree-surely acts of this nature—"´ (CS, The Womping
“Harry had been held back in Potions,
where Snape had made him stay behind to scrape tubeworms off the desks “ (CS,
The Writing on the Wall) Why,
“When Snape turned and walked off to bully Neville
“ (CS, The Dueling Club)
Prisioner of Askaban:
He is a resentful git: “
It was common knowledge that Snape
wanted the Defense Against the Dark Arts job, but even Harry,
who hated Snape, was startled at the expression twisting his thin,
sallow face. It was beyond anger: it was loathing. Harry knew that
expression only too well; it was the look Snape wore every time he
set eyes on Harry.” (PA, The Dementor) Why would you use that look on a 13 year old, Severus?
Again, he uses his position of power for his own gain; “Snape was head of Slytherin House, and generally
favored his own students above all others” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
Again, infered Neville is an idiot: “Orange. Tell me, boy, does anything penetrate that thick skull of yours? Didn’t you hear me say, quite clearly, that only one rat
spleen was needed? Didn’t I state plainly that a dash of leech juice
would suffice? What do I have to do to make you understand,
Longbottom?” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
When Hermione offered to help Neville she called her a show of:
“I don’t remember asking you to show off, Miss Granger,” (PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
And then he went and threaten Neville’s toad:
at the end of this lesson we will feed a few drops of this potion
to your toad and see what happens. Perhaps that will encourage
you to do it properly.”
(PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
Then he takes points from gryffindor because he couldn’t poison Trevor:
“Five points from Gryffindor,” said Snape, which wiped the
smiles from every face. “I told you not to help him, Miss Granger.
(PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
“Possibly no one’s warned you, Lupin, but this class contains
Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with
anything difficult. Not unless Miss Granger is hissing instructions
in his ear.”
(PA, The Boggart in the Wardrobe)WHAT AN ASSHOLE, teachers should encourage their students not put them down for their mistakes
When Lupin asked Neville his worst fear he answers Snape (a boy who got his parents tortured and a grandma like augusta) No wonder he can’t finish his potions
After the encounter with the boggart, it is said that Snape bullied Neville worse than ever (Flight of the Fat Lady, if you were wondering)
He tried to get Lupin fired for helping Sirius Black, just because he did not trust him
And when Dumbledore didn’t agree, as always, he was resentful: “Snape stood for a moment, watching the headmaster
with an expression of deep resentment on his face; then he
too left.” (PA, Grim Defeat)
He tried to expose Lupin in front of the third years
In order to make Lupin look like an useless professor, by ignoring Hermione when she knew the answer to the question he asked
“That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger,” said Snape coolly. “Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.” (PA, Grim Defeat) As Ron said you don’t ask a question if you don’t want to hear the answer
Gave Ron a detention for defending Hermone and criticizing his lack of skills while teaching
As he couldn’t talk about werewolves in class he left them a essay, so he could expose Lupin and get him fired
He insulted James in frot of Harrry just to provoke him:
for lesser mortals, not Quidditch Cup-winners. His head was so
swollen —” (PA, Snape’s Grudge)
He was very happy with the thought that he could send Lupin and Black to askaban
Insulted Hermione, he called her stupid
Showed his resentment towars James multiple times:
“Like father, like son,
Potter! I have just saved your neck; you should be thanking me on
bended knee! You would have been well served if he’d killed you!
You’d have died like your father, too arrogant to believe you might
be mistaken in Black — now get out of the way, or I will make you.
GET OUT OF THE WAY, POTTER!” (PA, The Servant of Lord Voldemort)
Hereally wanted Sirius to get kissed by a dementor just because he was still angry for the pran they played on him:
“Sirius Black showed he was capable of murder at the age of sixteen,”
he breathed. “You haven’t forgotten that, Headmaster? You
haven’t forgotten that he once tried to kill me?” (PA, Hermione’s Secret)
I’m pretty sure Snape, being Voldemrts right hand, knew the real spy and traitor was Peter AND he also knew Sirius was innocent, and still wanted hm to get the dementor’s kiss
He was soooo angry when Sirius scaped and did not hesitate to blame Harry in front of the minister of magic WITHOUT proof (PA, Owl Post Again)
AND still pissed off because of Sirius escaping and being unable to get Lupin fired all year he managed to make him resign by tellin his house he was a werewolf
“Er — Snape told all the Slytherins this mornin’… . Thought
everyone’d know by now … Professor Lupin’s a werewolf, see. An’
he was loose on the grounds las’ night… . He’s packin’ now, o’
course.” (PA, Owl Post Again)
Goblet of Fire:
He was resented with Harry after what happened with Sirius the year before: “Harry’s
loathing of Snape was matched only by Snape’s hatred of him, a hatred
which had, if possible, intensified last year, when Harry had
helped Sirius escape right under Snape’s overlarge nose” (GF, The Triwizard Tournament)
Gave Neville a very cruel detention:
“and Neville returned from it in a state of nervous collapse, having been made to disembowel a barrel full of horned toads” (GF, The Unforgivable Curses)
Are you really going to poison your students, Severus? “They took this one seriously, as he had hinted that
he might be poisoning one of them before Christmas to see if their
antidote worked.” (GF, Beuxbatons and Durmstrang)
Without proof (as most of the time) tried to blame Harry for something, in this case joining the Triwizard Tournament):
“It’s no one’s fault but Potter’s, Karkaroff,” said Snape softly. His
black eyes were alight with malice. “Don’t go blaming Dumbledore
for Potter’s determination to break rules. He has been crossing lines
ever since he arrived here —” (GF, The Four Champions)
Mocked Hermione’s teeth
Snape looked coldly at Hermione, then said, “I see no
difference.” (GF, The Weighing of the Wands) This ended with Hermione changing her appearence forever
When Ron and Harry went to defend Hermione after Snape’s stupid remark he gave them a detention
Be reasonable, Severus. You know what can happen to a kid who’s been bullied, and still you abuse your students
Imagine how bad he hd to be to his students that they called him evil, like Ron did multiple times during the book
Again tried to provoke Harry, but this time, by insulting the boy
“All this press attention seems to have inflated your already overlarge
head, Potter,” said Snape quietly, once the rest of the class had
settled down again. (GF, Padfoot Returns)
“but I don’t care how many times your picture appears
in the papers. To me, Potter, you are nothing but a nasty little
boy who considers rules to be beneath him.” (GF Padfoot Returns) Severus back a it again with insulting his students
He was a death eater
Order of the Phoenix:
Knew of Sirius’ condition as a fugitive, and how he could not get out of Number 12 Grimmauld Place and still made fun of him: “Listening to Snape’s reports,
having to take all his snide hints that he’s out there risking his life
while I’m sat on my backside here having a nice comfortable time …
asking me how the cleaning’s going —” (OOTP, The Order of the Phoenix)
“Merely that I am sure you must feel — ah — frustrated by the fact
that you can do nothing useful,” Snape laid a delicate stress on the
word, “for the Order.” (OOTP, Occlumency)
“Oh, but why don’t you tell him so?” whispered Snape. “Or are you
afraid he might not take the advice of a man who has been hiding inside
his mother’s house for six months very seriously?” (OOTP, Occlumency)
Instead of correcting his students mistakes he shamed them for it:
“Tell me, Potter,” said Snape softly, “can you read?” (OOTP, Professor Umbridge) And then instead of giving him the grade he deserved for forgetting one ingredient, like he did with others like Ron and Neville, he vanished his potion like he didn’t do it so he couldn’t test it.
“Yeah, well,” said Harry, glowering at his plate, “since when has
Snape ever been fair to me?” (OOTP, Professor Umbridge)
Again he vanished Harry’s potion, leaving him with no marks
Severus, again, using his position of power for his own privilege: “He was also turning a deaf ear to the
many reports of Slytherin attempts to hex Gryffindor players in the
corridors.” (OOTP, The Lion and the Serpent)
He didn’t tell Harry how to block his mind:
“I’m trying,” said Harry angrily, “but you’re not telling me how!” (OOTP, Occlumency)
You don’t insult your students, Severus:
“Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves,
who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and
allow themselves to be provoked this easily — weak people, in other
words — they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate
your mind with absurd ease, Potter!” (OOTP, Occlumency) and again
“You are lazy and sloppy, Potter, it is small wonder that the Dark
Lord —” (OOTP, Seen and Unforseen)
He used Sectumsempra’s curse on Jmaes, I know he was defending himself ut there’s no need to use dark magic
He called his best friend, ONLY FRIEND, a racial slur:
“I don’t need help from filthy little Mudbloods like her!” (OOTP, Snape’s Worst Memory). And don’t dare to tell me he only did it because he was angry, I know sometimes we say things we don’t mean in these kind of situations, but he still surronded himself with people who wante to kill all muggleborns AND every other muggleborn was a mudblod for him, why was Lily any different?
Physically abused Harry because he was angry, I know what he did was not ethic at all, but a detention is enough:
Snape threw Harry from him with all his might. Harry fell hard
onto the dungeon floor.” ;
“Get out, get out, I don’t want to see you in this office ever again!”
And as Harry hurtled toward the door, a jar of dead cockroaches
exploded over his head.
(OOTP, Snape’s Worst Memory)
He threw Harry’s potions sample to the floor preventing him to test the potion just because he was resentful.
He knew how important it was for Harry to learn occlumency and he stopped giving him classes (in which he never actualy explained how to clear your mind) and later ignored when Lupin asked him to start them again even when he knew how poorly Harry’s progressed
Professor Dubledore himself:
“I trust Severus Snape,” said Dumbledore simply. “But I forgot —
another old man’s mistake — that some wounds run too deep for the
healing. I thought Professor Snape could overcome his feelings about
your father — I was wrong.” (OOTP, The Lost Prophecy)
The Half-Blood Prince:
Mocked Tonks when her patronus changed to match Remus’, like dude, have you seen your own patronus? (HBP, Snape Victorious)
He still uses his position of power for his own privilege
He knwe Harry was still sad about Sirius’ death, and gave hima detention in which we WAS going to see his name multiple times: “
It was, as Harry had anticipated, useless, boring work, punctuated
(as Snape had clearly planned) with the regular jolt in the
stomach that meant he had just read his father or Sirius’s names
“ (HBP, Sectumsempra)
HE TOLD VOLDEMORT THE PROPHECY THAT GOT LILY AND JAMES KILLED
He never got tired of insulting James, did he? Don’t you feel a littel remorse for getting him killed, Severus?
“You dare use my own spells against me, Potter? It was I who invented
them — I, the Half-Blood Prince! And you’d turn my inventions
on me, like your filthy father, would you? I don’t think so
… no!” (HBP, Flight of the Prince)
He spied on Petunia and Lily (DH, The Princes Tale)
Snape threw a tree branch over Petunia, it hurted her shoulder
(DH, The Prince’s Tale)
Mocked James for wanting to be a gryfindor
“No,” said Snape, though his slight sneer said otherwise. “If you’d
rather be brawny than brainy —”
(DH, The Prince’s Tale)
Did not listen to Lily’s advice and thought that using dark magc on Mary Mcdonald was just for “a laugh”
Tried to compare his use of dark magic withthe pranks that the marauders pulled off
Tried to control Lily’s life:
Snape’s whole face contorted and he spluttered, “Saved? Saved?
You think he was playing the hero? He was saving his neck and his
friends’ too! You’re not going to — I won’t let you —”
“Let me? Let me?” and
“I know James Potter’s an arrogant toerag,” she said, cutting
across Snape. “I don’t need you to tell me that. But Mulciber’s and
Avery’s idea of humor is just evil. Evil, Sev. I don’t understand how
you can be friends with them.”
(DH, The Prince’s Tale)
Wanted to join Voldemort and his Death Eaters, a group who persecuted and harassed muggleborns, like Lily, in order to mantain blood purity
“No — listen, I didn’t mean —”
“— to call me Mudblood? But you call everyone of my birth
Mudblood, Severus. Why should I be any different?”
He struggled on the verge of speech, but with a contemptuous
look she turned and climbed back through the portrait hole… .
(DH, The Prince’s Tale)I think Lily already said everything there is to say here
Did not care about James and Harry dying as long as Lily lived, he did not care if by doing so Lily will lose everything that makes her happy, her husband and son:
do not care, then, about the deaths of her husband and child? They
can die, as long as you have what you want?”
Snape said nothing, but merely looked up at Dumbledore. “Hide them all, then,” he croaked. “Keep her — them — safe.
Please.” (DH, The Prince’s Tale)
“Always,” said Snape.
(DH, The Prince’s Tale): Now let’s talk about this quote, almost everyone think this is beautiful, but what it really shows it’ shows obsessed Severus was with Lily, their pratonuses are a stron reason, they don’t complement each other like Lily’s and James’ do, instead, Snape’s patronus copies Lily’s. He can’t stand the fact that Lily chose James over him, even if their friendshipended because he chose eath eaters over her. The hatred he feels towards James makes it unbearable that Lily and James got married
Now concluding, as JK said Severus is a grey character, he’s very complex and useful to the plot of the story, but still he was a terrible person, and THAT is somethig that Snape lovers seem to ignore. To be a hero you do the things because they are the right thing to do, Snape chose his moves just because in order to redeem himself he promised Dumbledore to protect Harry, the only thing left of Lily.
If he believed on Lily’s and the order cause he would have joined it in the beginning, instead he chose the group who commited slaughter and who were to kill as many people as they could. I know Snape’s life was not easy, he had an abusive father, he was bullied at school and many other things, and those can be reasons to the path he chose but tey are definitely not excuses
Note: Sorry I haven’t been posting lately, I’m very busy with tennis and school exams, I will try to post as much as I can. I love you all, and thank you for your support, my message box is ALWAYS open.
“It has to be the doctor. He was the only one without a solid alibi.” You told your new husband who was sitting on the other end of the couch with a newspaper in his hand as the murder mystery show went on break.
“Your wrong.” Was all he said as he flipped the newspaper down with a fake annoyed look on his usually scowling face.
“What?! No I’m not. He didn’t have an alibi. He must’ve don’t it. If he didn’t who did? Plus, you haven’t even been watching it like I have.” You said scooting closer to the tall man.
“Y/N, don’t fall for their tricks like a dunderhead, the doctor has a mistress, he was with her that night. The real culprits are the brothers. They are each others alibi and are the ones with the true motive.” He explained his thoughts as if it were so obvious anyone would know.
You narrowed your eyes at him but as you were starting to say something the show came on again. Sure enough, as the show came to a close the doctor admitted to having a mistress and the brothers were found guilty.
“I told you so.” Severus said smugly.
“Well wouldn’t you be a grand dettective.” You said crossing your arms and pouting.
“Don’t be such a dunderhead darling, I’m no detective, I’m the next Sherlock Holmes.” He said in a teasing manner with a hint of a smile.
“hello Draco” you said, walking into the common room of Slytherin. “Y/N? What are you doing here?” he asked you surprised. “transfiguration got cut, Mcgonagoll had some trouble with Umbridge apparently” you said, falling down on the couch. “that’s not what I meant, you know you are not allowed to be here” Draco said, turning towards you. “yeah well, it’s not like Snape is going to check on us” you laughed. In truth Draco had been caught in the Ravenclaw common room a couple times when you had invited him over and the both of you knew it would be wise to meet in the Slytherin room rather than being caught again. “he’s always to busy with his potions” you laughed. “is that so, miss Y/N?” the two of you heard behind you. You slowly turned around, face pale as a ghost. In the door opening stood Snape, arms crossed with an expressionless face. “for a Ravenclaw you sure do mistake your own common room for this one a lot” he said slowly. “I’m sorry, sir, I was just leaving” you muttered, clearly ashamed. “indeed you were” Snape said, holding the door for you. “you’ll get away with a warning this time, miss Y/N. Don’t forget that” he said as he escorted you back to your common room.
Draco turned in his sleep, he kept hearing a faint noise and was soon awoken by it. When he sat up in his bed, he could hear the sound more clearly. Someone was knocking at his door. “who’s there?” he whispered. “thank god, I thought you would never wake up” he heard on the other side of the door. “Y/N?” he questioned. “are you going to let me in or what?” you asked.
“why are you here? Again?” he asked as he closed the door behind you. “I forgot about the potion recipes we had to know for tomorrow and if Snape found out I didn’t study because he found me here I’m screwed” you explained. “if he finds you now you’re even more screwed” Draco said. “relax, he isn’t coming into your room in the dead of the night, right?” you hushed. “I suppose you’re right” Draco replied. “anyway, I was hoping you could help me with studying since you ace potions, basically” you said. “I don’t have my books with me” Draco said. “luckily I do” you said, grabbing a book from your bag. “please?” you begged him. “alright, come on” he said, sitting back on the bed, making room for you to join him.
The two of you had studied most of the night so it was no surprise you had fallen asleep and slept through your morning lessons. You hadn’t planned to spend the night in Draco’s bed and had no intention of making it a habit. The two of you were best friends and you really had wanted it to stay that way but the way Draco always smiled at you suggested something different. If you had been awake you would have heard the knocking on the door. What you did hear was the familiar voice that woke you two. “I’ll see both of you in detention today!” Snape roared. Draco and you were both mortified. Only then did you notice his arm around your shoulders and the awkward position you were in, almost crawled against him. You quickly tried to get up, out of the bed. “this isn’t what it looks like, sir” you replied hastily. “I was just asking Draco for help with studying” you said, knowing it sounded like some stupid excuse. “of course you were, detention, now” Snape said, leaving the room. “I’m sorry” you said, looking at Draco. “don’t worry, I haven’t slept this good in ages” he smirked, ruffling your hair and following Snape. You sheepishly smiled to yourself. Perhaps you too were ready to be more than friends, you thought as you followed him.