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05 January 2016 @ 12:32 am
Snowflake Challenge: Day 4  

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Day 4

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.

Title: Reasons Why Severus Snape Hates the Class of ’98 (that have very little to do with Harry Potter) (3)
Characters/Pairing: Severus Snape, Patil twins
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Absurdity
Word count: Drabble series; 200 in this installment
Summary: Reasons why Severus Snape hates the class of ’98 that have little or nothing to do with Harry Potter.
A/N: 1&2. Suggestions welcome.


Everyone expected the Weasley twins to switch places. It was a running gag.

No one expected the Patil twins to do it too.

Severus caught on first, a few months into their first year. Miss Patil of Gryffindor turned in her first perfect potion. As Severus looked up, he knew. Something—the neatly tied-back hair?—clued him in.

“Miss Patil,” he said as she brewed next class.

“Yes, sir?” Eyes widened in that oh-so-innocent way the Gryffindor-Patil affected.

“Miss Padma Patil,” he said, quieter still. “You are excused from class.”

They improved. Even the Gryffindor-Patil wasn’t stupid, as much as she pretended sometimes. Through the years, he identified them from: hair; mannerisms; knife-work; even scent.

They corrected every time, once they figured it out. At some point, it became a challenge for them, he suspected.

“How do ye find out, Severus?” Minerva asked once. He’d mentioned he’d sent Ravenclaw-Patil out of class again. Other staff knew, now, that the twins occasionally did it in their classes too but could rarely catch them.

His mouth opened, closed. There was no way he could tell Minerva McGonagall that he currently caught them because Parvati Patil wore a perkier brassiere than her twin.
Her Hamsterness: HP -- dh doe patronushamsterwoman on January 5th, 2016 05:38 am (UTC)
Hee, this is really fun! :)
Gelseygelsey on January 5th, 2016 05:54 am (UTC)

Thank you!

dickgloucesterdickgloucester on January 5th, 2016 07:28 am (UTC)
Hahahaha! This made me chortle.
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm not gay, but $20 is $20.: Sevmywitch on January 5th, 2016 07:53 am (UTC)
Oh, this is too funny! I loved it!
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
Yay! So glad.
ARWitchyWomanarwitchywoman on January 5th, 2016 11:23 am (UTC)
Love it!
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
So glad!
deifire on January 5th, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
Love it!
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
Thank you!
bearshortybearshorty on January 5th, 2016 01:34 pm (UTC)

Hee! Awesome.

Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
So glad!
Silver Adept: Defaultsilveradept on January 5th, 2016 03:20 pm (UTC)
It's always the details that trip them up. And yes, Severus would not be able to explain that one away...
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
They'll figure it out eventually!
Silver Adept: Defaultsilveradept on January 6th, 2016 03:55 am (UTC)
The twins, or the teachers?
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
Probably the twins! LOL

Some of the teachers will be totally clueless til the end of time, I think.
Silver Adept: Defaultsilveradept on January 6th, 2016 06:10 am (UTC)
The twins, or the teachers?
Dahlra's Submissiveteddyradiator on January 5th, 2016 04:01 pm (UTC)
Brava! Of course he would notice - that man notices everything. And don't tell me the twins don't know it, either ;)
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
They'll figure it out! Hehe. Master of the smallest detail.
Rozarka: padma patil (ileana d'cruz)thimble_kiss on January 5th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad you wrote another drabble in this series! And this was wonderful! I love all the little tells that give the Patils away, and I also love the element of a game here. I kind of sense Severus enjoying the challenge a wee bit, just as he suspects the twins of doing. Although he'd obviously never admit to that, even if it were true. :D Such a hilarious last line too, not to mention you managed to pack an idea that could well have carried a several-thousand word story into just 200 truly well-chosen ones.
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:45 am (UTC)
I think Severus enjoys it as well, yes :)

I can't tell you how much trimming it had to undergo. I could have done a neat 500 words, easily. Or even more. It'd make a nice longer fic.
dreamy_dragon73: Snape01dreamy_dragon73 on January 5th, 2016 10:32 pm (UTC)
Lol! Trust Severus to pay attention to details.
I also love that both Padma and Parvati are clever in this. Lovely drabbles!
Gelseygelsey on January 6th, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
I like to think they're both pretty smart. Thanks so much!
scripsiscripsi on January 6th, 2016 08:23 pm (UTC)
Brilliant- I never thought they would, but why not! The last line made me laugh; I didn't see that one coming. :)
Gelseygelsey on January 7th, 2016 03:29 am (UTC)
I wouldn't have, and then it came to me, what if they would? He'd be the one to catch them out, I think :D

Thanks so much!
scripsiscripsi on January 7th, 2016 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Snape would. We never really get to know the Twins, but I like the idea that they did! :)
Lisameridian_rose on January 8th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
Gelseygelsey on January 8th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! So glad you enjoyed.