"Weeeeeeee! Tuney, look! I'm flying!" A nine year old, red haired girl soared through the air like a lark, hair whipping in the summer air. Though high up enough, Lily still did not notice the slight, black haired boy, lurking behind a hawthorn bush in late blossom.But Severus Snape could see her and a small shudder sliding up his spine, making his heart beat faster, told him that she was of unforgiving nature and he saw that this girl was extreamly pretty. Daring, for a moment, to peep out from his undignified hiding place, Severus was able to catch the words that he hadn't been able to hear before: What looked like the older girl, was edging nervously away from the younger, bouncing on the edge of her toes and stealing stealthy glances around to check that no one's watching. As far as Petunia can see, no one is. "Tuney! Look! Look what I can do!" Hearing Lily speak, Severus leans closer, peering through the prickling branches to see what is happening and his eyes grow wide in fascination as he watches the blossom Lily has picked up, eerily opening it's petals whilst Petunia looks on, a mixture of shock, horror, awe and deepest envy, plastered to her slightly horsey face. Pulling herself together, Petunia shivers and backs away, seemingly terrified. "Stop it!" she shrieks.
"It's not hurting you...." protests the younger, in defense of the offended flower.
"It's just not right.......How do you do it?" This time, there was definite envy in her voice.
"Isn't it obvious?" Unable to contain himself an longer, Severus lept from behind the bush, startling both girls. When he realised that both 9 and 11 year old were both staring at him, he blushed, unused to the attention."...I know what you are..." he added, for a mysterious effect; Petunia snorted. Snape went a little redder. "you're a witch."
Seemingly thinking he was being rude, Lily, who up until that point had been utterly spellbound, gave Severus a very nasty glare: "That's not a very nice thing to say!" Slightly dimmed by her untimely comment, and throwing caution to the winds, Severus whispered urgently, "NO! You are! I've been watching you!" He realised that this news must sound slightly creepy and threw in a "casual" compliment. " you've got loads of magic... All that time, I was watching..."