Snupin LDWS Week 1 Title: Staying Awake in the Staff Meeting Author:tetsubinatu Summary: Minerva drones on while our boys amuse themselves Warnings: Post-series, with the usual non-canon survivors. Word Count: < 300 words Prompt: Colleagues / assuage
tap Lupin's finger jerked again, although Minerva, droning her way through the minutiae of the first staff meeting of the year, did not appear to notice.
tap pause tap
Severus ground his teeth silently.
If Minerva waffled on much more Severus was going to fall asleep.
Board of Governors blah blah grand heritage of Albus Dumbledore tap future of the school ...blah... Dumbledore tap blah blah ...
Severus fixed his eyes on Lupin's annoying hands (what right had a werewolf to have hands so well-shaped, so elegant?) and waited for the next...
Lupin was attempting to assuage his boredom by counting every time Minerva said Dumbledore! No consideration whatsoever for the rest of them, of course! Severus' mouth hardened even further into its customary scowl before a thought occurred to him; he smirked.
"blah... blah... future..." Minerva said and Severus swung his foot, hard.
Lupin gasped, shooting him a reproachful look, but his finger still came down with its customary tap at the next Dumbledore. Snape waited patiently.
... future ...kick
Lupin's eyes narrowed but Severus got in another two kicks before his prey discovered the trigger and began to dodge. He didn't stop tapping, however, smirking at Severus with every lift of his evil finger.
"...next week," Minerva concluded.
Severus was almost disappointed. He'd only connected about a dozen times and he still had plenty of kick left in him. As he swept towards the door Minerva had a parting word. "Severus," she said. "The future is yours, as Headmaster Dumbledore would have reminded you!" Her chin quivered smugly.
Severus's gaze slid across the staff room to Lupin, who mouthed "caught!", laughing silently as he limped across to the tea tray.
Well, perhaps this year might not be so boring after all.