phoenix ashes
dreams, dormious projectionous potion and red leather (chapter 5)



Ginny looked around at the stunned expressions on everyones faces. It was so silent you could hear a pin drop.

'Well she wasn't kidding when she told me about her crush on Black and Draco. If that affected me and I'm a grown man, I dread to think what it did to the students.' Severus thought to himself.

'Who'd thought Ginny would dream about that sort of thing....Ew she dreamt of MY Godfather and Malfoy covered in ice cream. Must take cold shower. I am a teenager after all.' Harry thought.

'Mmm me, Weasley and Black covered in ice cream....Mmmm must put THAT dream to the back burners until tonight.' Draco thought.

"Ginny, I didn't think you knew things like that." Ron said, his voice in the silent classroom, making everyone jump.

"Yeah well Ron, It's not as if I thought to myself,' Must fantasize about Sirius Black and Draco Malfoy to piss my brother off', Come on Ron. As if I would."

"It's not Sirius I'm worried about."

"Yeah Ginny, what 's this thing about Sirius and Malfoy? MY GODFATHER AND MY ENEMY MAKING WITH THE SMOOCHIES!" Harry yelled.

"Harry, calm down, it's only a dream." Hermione said.

"Potter I never knew you cared."

A voice from the doorway made everyone jump, "So Snape, you get your jollies by watching other people's dreams..."

Snape turned and saw Sirius leaning against the doorframe," Black, How long have you been standing there?" He spat out.

"Long enough to see Ginny's dream. Do you really get your kicks from watching other people's dreams, don't you get any interesting ones of your own? You really must lead a sad life."

"I have plenty of good dreams, I'm just not going to share them with you." Snape spat.

"Prove it. Take the potion or I'll tell your brothers that your scared to take a little potion. I know they're coming coz I got an owl today telling me. Including your much older one."

"Do it."

"I'll get Steven and Shaun tell everyone about the Snape triplet curse if you don't take that potion." Sirius threatened.

Snape paled at that, because the Snape triplet curse was a family secret and it was really embarassing," You wouldn't?"

"Take the potion then."

Hermione raised her hand, "What's the Snape triplet curse?"

"It's a very old curse, affects triplets," Snape muttered, "Don't ask so many questions, just serve your purpose."

"What's her purpose? Professor?" Harry asked.

"Interesting dream, Miss Weasley," Severus said, trying to deflect attention back to Ginny.

"Substitute Sirius, myself and Malfoy for Professor Snape, Alan Rickman and Myself and........" Hermione muttered a bit to loudly for Severus, Sirius and Ginny heard her. They turned to look at her.

"Would you repeat that?" Sirius asked.

"Yes Please do."

"I said it out loud didn't I? How much did you hear?"

"Only something about Alan Rickman and yourself." Ginny replied making Hermione blush.

"Really Miss Granger, this obsession with Alan S...Rickman is really getting out of hand."

"Who's Alan Rickman?" Sirius asked.

"Muggle actor...Was in Die Hard, Dogma and Galaxy Quest amongst other films. Oh and he also looks like Professor Snape. His full name is Alan Sydney Patrick Rickman. "The whole class gave her an incredulous look, "What? It's all on the websites."

"Not up to your usual standards Miss Granger, Two out of four correct."

"What?! Professor, but his details are all on the IMDB. What did I get wrong?"

"Yeah Snape, what did she get wrong?" Sirius asked.

"You'll see."

"For God's sake Snape, stop delaying, just take the damn potion, or I'll pin you and pour it down your throat myself."