Originally Posted: Dec. 27th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: Written for snape100 challenge #157: You Know Who
HARRY POTTER is trademark and copyright JK Rowling, her publisher Bloomsbury, and, to some extent, Warner Bros. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.
“You aren’t fooling anyone,” the Dark Lord gazed over the rim of his glass, red eyes glinting in the firelight. The chessboard beside him lay half-empty, the remaining pieces scattered.
“I didn’t think I was.” Snape stepped over Nagini’s coils to take the chair opposite Voldemort. “But then, I don’t need to, do I?” Snape moved another rook and two pawns off the board. “I told you not to underestimate him.”
Voldemort snarled at the chessboard, hands clenching, then abruptly laughed, tipping his glass. “To my Grey Knight, bearer of bad tidings.”
“But not his?” Voldemort smiled.