Disclaimer: I do not own anything Harry Potterish, J.K. Rowling does, as well as Warner Bros., Bloomsbury, and Scholastic.
A/N: Please read/review this fic so I will no whether or not to continue it. Also, I’m not sure that I have enough ideas for what students can go through, so please put any ideas in your review. And please note, that the Jenna Blake in the story is not me. My pen name is Jenna, and that just happens to be the name I chose for this story. Thank you.
The students were whispering quietly in groups at their tables. The fear of their teacher worked only when said teacher was in the room. So, the students shared stories of what they had done over the summer. Quidditch, homework, boyfriend/girlfriend, family holidays, and so on.
The door to the classroom opened, and in came Professor Severus Snape, Head of Slytherin House and Potions Master of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was wearing dark, black, billowing robes that made his pale skin seem even more pain that usual. His shoulder length black hair, the students were shocked to see, was actually washed. It was no longer greasy.
Anyway, back to Professor Snape, he was in a very foul mood, he did not have the Defense Against the Dark Arts job, Potter, all the Weasleys, and Granger were still at Hogwarts, and he had been at a Death Eater Gathering all night, and had gotten no sleep what-so-ever. He also had to teach his least favorite class, the fifth years. He stormed up to his podium, and glared at everyone, as thought daring anyone to say anything. No on did so he gave the class some dreadful news, “Professor Dumbledore, and all the other teacher for that mater, decided that we will give each class a project to be presented at the end of the term. I completely disagree with this decision. All you lot will do is goof off and turn in a sloppily done project, that you will have completed at the last minute, no doubt.”
“He’s got that right!” Harry whispered into his best friend Ron Weasley’s ear. Ron and Harry’s friend Hermione just glared at them.
A voice broke though their plotting, “Excuse me, Professor Snape, would you please repeat what you just said, the students behind me have been talking the entire time.”
It was that American transfer student, Jenna Blake. She had been sorted into Slytherin, much to the disappointment of Ron and Harry, because she was very pretty. She had emerald eyes, long black hair, and very pale skin. Her robes were also a little bit tighter that most girls at Hogwarts wore theirs. Snape seemed to favor her even over Malfoy. She was one of two transfer students from the American school. The other student was Elizabeth Freeman, she was also in Slytherin, but Elizabeth was nice. She had introduced herself to Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Sandi before class.
Snape walked toward the group, “Potter! Why are you, Weasley, Granger, and Tilesmann interrupting my class? 15 points from Gryffindor! And detention!” he added when Harry opened his mouth to argue. “I’ll explain it to you after class Jenna.”
Jenna turned around and smirked at Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Sandi. Snape walked around the dungeon and talked about their projects. They would work with ONE partner, research an assigned potion, brew the potion, and make their presentation. Harry and Ron plotted what they could do to mess the project up, when something unexpected happened, “I will be partnering you myself. I will be the only teacher who has his/her class actually working.”
All the students in the class moaned. Snape, and evil look on his face paired the student as follows:
Draco Malfoy and Sandi Tilesmann
Harry Potter and Jenna Blake
Ronald Weasley and Elizabeth Freeman
Neville Longbottom and Erin Nire
Crabbe, Goyle and Hermione Granger
No one knew why Crabbe, Goyle, and Hermione had been partnered together. There was a huge sigh of desperation from the students as the gathered their things and moved next to their new partners. No Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, or Slytherins had been partnered together (except Crabbe and Goyle…).