Out of the Box (Harry Potter)

Originally Posted: Jan. 11th, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for snape100 challenge #159: Severus Snape’s Birthdays, 1989

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There’s something about turning thirty that makes Snape wax ironic more than maudlin. He’s already seen too much, done too much, been too many things to too many people in that rough span of years. Friendly ribbing from a stranger declaring Snape’s now formally ‘old enough to know better’ is amusing in ways he wouldn’t have appreciated in years past.

Because he’s right, Snape is old enough to know better, but it had taken Quirrell and not the years to prove it. Dumbledore and Voldemort; playing opposite sides, but the same damned game.

This time he’s making his own rules.

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