"Not to worry, we'll get you fixed up in a jiffy. You'll be right back to class by fourth period." Madam Pomfrey said pulling out a glass bottle filled with blue liquid.
I simply nodded my head.
She walked around to the side of my bed and poured it into a goblet.
"Drink this." She instructed, holding out the glass for me to take.
"What is it?" I asked.
"Medicine." She whisked away to attend to a few other students in the Hospital wing.
I sighed before taking a huge swig and letting the burning blue medicine run down my throat.
"Damn." I cursed under my breath.
My heart rate began to race again and my stomach churn again. I knew what was going to happen. I reached for the trash can besides my bed and puked into it.
Madam Pomfrey scurried over and tutted her tongue.
"You have to keep it down."
"Like I can help it." I muttered.
"Fine. I'll go get you some bread so it can have something to stick to." She hurried to her office and returned with a think slice of bread.
"Here." She said shortly, handing me the bread.
I swallowed it reluctantly and closed my eyes as I leaned back in my bed.
"There you go. I'll go get some more of that medicine." She scurried of to the cabinet again.
I looked around and saw a first year in Huffelpuff robes lying down four beds from me. She was crying and looking at her arms that were all swelled up. She turned her head and saw me looking. She sniffed before she began to talk to me.
"W-why are y-you h-ere?" She said in between sobs.
"My stomach." I responded vaguely. Everyone else would spread the word, they didn't need my help in that.
"What about you?" I asked.
"A boy jinxed me with a swelling charm. I didn't reach for my wand in time so I just threw up my arms to protect my face. And now my arms are swelling and they hurt. So. Much." She began to sob again as she looked at her puffy arms.
"Oh that sounds bad." I said looking away, unable to watch her cry and her arms swell.
After a few minutes of sobbing, she composed herself a bit and asked me another question.
"Why did you sick?"
"Like, did you eat something bad or see something gross?" She explained.
"I got nervous."
"Did you have to speak in front of the class?"
"No, I was gonna tell this girl-" I stopped myself, knowing she would know Lily and maybe tell her. After all, Lily was one of the most popular girls in Gryffindor house.
"Tell her what?" She asked eagerly.
"That I loved her." I whispered.
She gasped and wiggled a little.
"What did she say?"
"I don't know, I never got the words out." I spoke bitterly.
"Oh, I see. You got nervous and...." She said nodding her head slowly.
"Yes." I spat.
"Who was it?" She asked carefully.
"I you'll hear soon enough." I sighed.
"What do you mean?"
"The rumors." I chocked back tears.
"If she's nice, she won't say what happened." She said sympathetically.
"The others will. They all will. I can just hear them saying things like, 'Look at Pukey' or 'Hey grease ball, I heard you blew chunks in Slughorn's' or 'Hey Snivilus, warn me before you barf everywhere."
"You're Severus Snape, aren't you?" She asked.
"So....that means that the girl you were talking about is Lily Evans! Right?" She asked excitedly.
"Lily is so nice! She helped in the hallway when my brother and his friends knocked my books down. She helped me pick them back up and told the boys off." She gushed.
A flash back flooded into my brain.
Lily and I were in our second year, walking down the hallway. That was back when we were friends and all was good. She wore her hair in two pigtails with light blue ribbons and her robes were a size to big for her.
"Severus, you have got it lucky! You don't have to deal with stupid Potter and his friends every waking moment. If they give me one more high five every time I raise my hand, I think I'm going to scream." She said rolling her eyes.
"Haha, yeah but I kinda wish I was in Gryffindor."
"Because. I could be with you. And I wouldn't have to sleep in the dungeons, which are located under the lake. I'm so tired of water dripping into the common room."
"I think they're both good, give or take." She said kindly.
I looked at her bright eyes look at me. But they looked at me in only one way. As a friend. That's all I'll ever be in her eyes.
Just then, James Potter and his stupid monkeys came rushing in between us and slammed the books out of Lily and my arms.
"Hey Snivilus, watch were you're going!" James shouted.
I looked at the mess of books on the ground and bent over to pick them all up.
"Shove of, James!" Lily shouted back.
"Lily, just forget it." I whispered.
"No. He deserves to be yelled at." She replied.
"No offense Evans, but if you and Slime ball over here are friends, you have the worst taste in friends." Sirius jested.
"I could say the same to you about James!" She growled.
I finally picked up all the books and handed over Lily's to her.
"Catch you later, Sweetheart." James said winking and running away.
"I am NOT your sweetheart!" She stamped.
"Hope we never catch you again, Greasy." Sirius called after James.
"See what I have to deal with?" Lily complained.
"Hey," She put her hand under my chin and made me look up, "They're jerks. Don't let them get to you. Okay?"
"Mr. Snape, it's time for your medicine." Madam Pomfrey snapped me back to reality.
I looked over to the girl, who was now fast asleep and her arms were bandaged and less swollen.
I downed the medicine, and this time it stayed down.
"Let it set for a few minutes and then you can go." She instructed, walking over to the girl.