Pleading the Fifth (Harry Potter)

Originally Posted: Jan. 13th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for hpshortfics Challenge #3

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.

“Do you know what this is, Potter?” Snape said, holding the offending object at arm’s length, his eyes glittering dangerously.

Harry shot Hermione a pleading (and slightly panicked) look, but Snape cut her off with a curt flick of his wand. “I believe I was asking Potter, Ms. Granger.”

Snape refocused his glare on Harry. “This is your potion is it not?” He gestured at the still foaming cauldron and Harry nodded. “Then presumably you know what this is?” He dropped the rather terrified grey and white guinea pig on the desk in front of Harry.

“Um, it’s Neville? Sir?”



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