Literatti: Fiction By Deslea
Not So Selfless
Deslea R. Judd
Pairing: Severus/Hermione (SSHG)
Word Count: 100
Summary: A moment of truth for Severus and Hermione. A little dialogue-only SSHG drabble for grangersnape100 and teddyradiator. This was an old excerpt from a fic that never went anywhere, and I was sorry never to have used it. Teddy's challenge was just the thing!
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"Spare me the I'm-not-deserving-of-love routine, Severus. It was a tired song the first time you sang it, and it's more so now."
"You're smarter than that. I'm a Slytherin. I'll admit to brooding, but deny myself something I wanted as a consequence? I'm not so selfless as that."
"Ah, now we get down to it. What's your angle, then?"
"You're playing with fire, you silly girl, and you don't even know it."
"You're protecting me from myself? I thought you weren't so selfless as that."
"You really must stop confusing me with a Griffyndor, Hermione. I'm protecting myself from you."