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Tea With Severus; around 6 pm Friday evening [Sep. 10th, 2004|07:58 am]
In the center of the storm

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[Blaise straightens the collar on his robe one last time before heading down to the common room. Pansy and Draco are fighting, again, and no one pays him much attention as he slips out of the portrait hole and begins making his way to the Potions Master's office.

Once there he runs a hand through his hair, tries to squash down on the nervous-excited jitters that always seem to accompany these teas and knocks at what appears to be a random spot on the stone wall.]
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 01:28 pm (UTC)
[Severus shoots Blaise a glance]

True. I am becoming maudlin in my old age.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 03:17 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smiles at him, hiding it in his cup,] You're not old, sir.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-13 03:48 pm (UTC)
And you, apparently, have an urge to practice deceit. I do occasionally look into the mirror.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-13 03:55 pm (UTC)
[Blaise laughs then, something not so easily hidden behind a cup of tea.] You're biased. And I am the picture of honesty!
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-14 03:29 pm (UTC)
[Severus arches an eyebrow]

You'll forgive me if I am disinclined to believe you.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-14 04:13 pm (UTC)
[Blaise smirks,] You're forgiven - though I don't believe you either so there.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-14 05:42 pm (UTC)
[Severus hides his smirk in his cup of tea, and faces the fireplace. Unable to make an appropriate response, he remains silent.]
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-14 06:12 pm (UTC)
[Blaise's smirk turns into a smile. He knows that when Severus says nothing it means Blaise has won. He's not sure what he's won, just that he has.

Finishing of his tea,] May I have some more, sir?
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 11:12 am (UTC)
Of course.

[Severus pours Blaise more tea]
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 01:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, [Blaise murmurs softly. Then, as if remembering something,] Oh I. wanted to. ask you something...
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 02:20 pm (UTC)
[Severus arches an eyebrow in inquiry]
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 02:58 pm (UTC)
[Blaise blushes, looking into his tea cup.] I was wondering if. [He looks up at Severus,] If you'd given any thought to taking on an apprentice.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 03:05 pm (UTC)
[Severus looks curiously at Blaise]

It is hardly feasible for me to think about accepting an apprentice while I am a professor at this school, Blaise.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 03:13 pm (UTC)
[Blaise flushes darker, ducking his head again and nodding.] Of course, that was silly of me. [He chews his lip, debating with himself for a moment before asking,] Do you know anyone who. might be? Later, after graduation? Or even for a summer internship? [He doesn't really want to study under anyone else, but he has to do something once he leaves Hogwarts.]
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 05:20 pm (UTC)
[Severus tilts his head thoughtfully]

Several come to mind. Is there any particular place you wish to be?
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 05:24 pm (UTC)
[Without really thinking,] Here, [softer] with you.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 05:33 pm (UTC)
[Severus goes completely still.]

I'm, ah. Flattered that you hold me in such high esteem.

[Slightly softer] There are several potion professors in my aquaintance whom I believe you will get along with quite well.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 05:38 pm (UTC)
[Blaise frowns in a manner that could be considered pouting.] But you're the best and I know you and you know me and I'm sa -- I like it at Hogwarts. And I could do all the little things for you and it would. give you more free time to. to write scathing comments on first year Hufflepuff essays or. whatever.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 05:48 pm (UTC)
[Severus arches an eyebrow and smirks]

I do not need any time for scathing comments. I make it a substantial part of my daily routine.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 05:49 pm (UTC)
[Blaise chuckles, though their's still a decidedly disappointed tilt to his mouth,] Of course, how silly of me.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 06:00 pm (UTC)
[Severus' smirk deepens]

I am accustomed to dealing with silly children.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 06:03 pm (UTC)
[Blaise flinches slightly, flushing, and takes a drink of his tea. He looks away from Severus, into the fire and says,] It's no wonder then, that you don't want to take on an apprentice.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 06:10 pm (UTC)
[Severus ponders his next comment]

It isn't that I have no wish to take you, it is simply that I do not have the time to adequately consider your tutelage.
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[User Picture]From: stained_images
2004-09-16 06:13 pm (UTC)
[Blaise shrugs, still looking into the fire,] It's okay, I knew that you wouldn't want -- be able to. I just. wanted to ask, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: stopper_death
2004-09-16 06:18 pm (UTC)
[Severus strokes the side of his tea cup unconsciously again]

Perhaps...

[He looks at Blaise speculatively]

We might test your knowledge and abilities for a short period of time, and see if we suit each other. Albus might reduce my professorial duties if I had more important matters to attend.


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