Niki skipped down the stairs to Snape's office. "What do you think he wants?" she called over her shoulder to Harry.
"Probably to give me a detention for something I didn't do." Harry grumbled.
"Then why would he want me?" Niki pointed out.
"To give you one, too." Harry said, as if it were obvious.
"I don't think so. We're on first name terms now." Niki said. "I call him Sev, and he calls me Niki, not Ms. Potter."
"He does?" Harry asked sounding completely mistified.
"Yeah, he does." She paused, thinking. " I think I know what he wants!" she announced to Harry.
"Really? What?" Harry asked.
"I dunno. I hope he hurries, though. I promised Hermione and Lily I'd meet them for dinner." Niki said.
"Well, I hope he hurries because I also want to get to dinner quickly." Harry said.
"Why? Are you meeting Ron?" Niki asked.
"No. Because I'm hungry." Harry said, grinning. Niki laughed.
"Well, we're here. So come on."
Niki opened the door to Snape's office. "Hi Severus." she said.
"Hello Niki." Severus said. "And Harry."
Harry looked at Niki. His eyes clearly betrayed what he was thinking. Did Snape really just call me by my first name? Niki grinned, and nodded.
"Well, Mr.- Harry," Severus began. "I called you down to my office this evening to, apologize."
Harry looked uncertainly from Severus to Niki and back again. "Okay..." he said hesitently.
"That is all. You may go to dinner now." Severus said. Harry left, but Niki hung back.
"Thanks, Sev." she said.
"You are welcome, Niki. Now off you go to dinner. I assume that Ms. Granger and Ms. Sapientez will be waiting for you."
"Okay. Bye, Sev." Niki said, and disappeared out the door.