Lily and Toby

Lily and Tobias Snape live with their father Severus Snape who is the potion master at Hogwarts. They never knew their mother, due to the fact that she had died giving birth to the twins. This is a story where you will not only see the hard side of Snape, you will also see his inner-side. Please likes are lovable and comments are cool!

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8. First Week of Classes

  Lily and Toby had gone their seperate ways but they did the same things. They woke up their sleepy friends and waited for them to shower and get dressed. They both read books while waiting. After a delicious breakfast and a flurry of owls that made Harry and a some other muggle-borns jump with surprise, classes began. Today, all the first years had all the subjects except Potions, Astronomy, and Flying. Their first day was okay, or at least some people thought so. The first year's classes went like this:

  During Transfigurations, Harry and Ron had been late so McGonagall had said that they should transfigure themselves into a clock or map. After that, they had to turn their match into needles. Only Hermione and Lily succeeded though - Lily was a bit faster but Hermione wasn't jealous. The same went for Slytherin except Toby was the only one who could do it. 

  At Charms, they had to practice the levitation charm on a feather. There were only two exciting things that happened. First, during roll call, when Flitwick called Harry's name, he squeaked in delight and toppled out of sight (he was half-goblin so he was short and was standing on a pile of books, therefore, it was easy to lose his balance). Second, Seamus Finnigan burnt his feather, or rather, it exploded and Flitwick had to give him a new feather. But something else also happened. Ron had been saying the incantation wrong and his wand movements weren't correct either so Hermion, who was sitting next to him gave him some tips in a bossy way. "Stop, stop, stop, stop. You'll poke someone's eye out," he had been been waving his wand up and down furiously in a foolish manner. "Besides, you're saying it wrong. It's Levi-O-sa not Levio-sar." Ron got pissed and so he said, "You do it then, if you're so good." Of course, she could do it correctly. For Slytherin, nothing was out of ordinary except many people just gave up and watched other people. Only Toby was successful. 

  Herbology had Gryffindor and Slytherin together and it was taught by Sprout but it was okay and no one gave it much attention except Neville, Lily, Toby, and Hermione. Neville had special interest in Herbology and it was the only subject that he was good at. Lily, Toby, and Hermione just wanted to get good grades. The other people in the class sometimes paid attention when there was a cool plant or fungus that they were learning about.

  For History of Magic, people usually just fell asleep because it was so boring or let their attention wander. Nothing was exciting about that class except maybe the fact that since Binns was a ghost, he came into the classroom through the wall. Binns didn't teach very well. He got Emeric the Evil and Uric the Oddball mixed up and he didn't care if students fell asleep in his class. Lily, Toby and Hermione focused and took notes but sometimes, even Toby let his attention waver ever so slightly but the class was just so boring and Binns never even asked you a question or anything. You just had to make sure you studied for the exams at the end of the year.

  All the students had been looking forward to Defense Against the Dark Arts but it turned out to be sort of a joke. His classroom smelled strongly of garlic and everybody noticed that there was this weird smell soming from his turban which Quirrell had gotten from an African prince as a thank-you gift for getting rid of a zombie but the Weasley twins insisted that the smell coming from his turban was because it was stuffed full of garlic so he could be protected from a vampire he had met in Romania. Nobody really believed all of these stories though. For example, when Seamus Finnigan had asked how Quirrell had fought the zombie, he turned pink and started talking about something entirely different like the weather. He isn't very good at changing subjects. The gryffindors paid attention but they Quirrell basically taught them nothing because of all the stuttering. As for the Slytherins (Gryffindor and Slytherin were together), they just ignored Quirrell because most of them were pure-bloods and their family made sure they knew a few defensive spells. At the end of the lesson, nobody learned anything since - obviously - nobody could decipher what Quirrell was saying.

  Astronomy on Wednesday was okay except for the fact that many of the students were sleepy and tired because their class took place during midnight. All the first years took their classes together for this subject. They had to learn the names and movements of the stars, planets, and their moons. There was a lot of memorizing.

  Double Potions on Friday was the most dramatic event of the week. Slytherin and Gryffindor were together  Snape had picked on Harry a lot and he had also taken many points from Gryffindor.

  At the beginning of the classs, he started with roll call but he stopped at Harry's name and said, "Ah,yes. Harry Potter. Our new - celebrity." After that, he finished roll call. Ande he started a speech that was about potions.

  "You are here to learn the subtle science and exact art of potion-making. As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe that this is magic.I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering rumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins ,bewitching the mind, ensanring the senses. . . . I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even stopper death - if you aren't a big a bunch of dunderheads as I usually have to teach."

  Everybody was silent after this speech. Harry and Ron looked at each other with raised eyebrows and looked at Hermione who looked eager to prove that she wasn't a dunderhead.

  "Potter!" Snape said suddenly. "What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"

  As always, Hermione's hand shot up but Lily whispered upder her breath and said, "He's just toying with Harry. He doesn't actually want answers." Hermione put her hand down and looked confused so Lily added, "I'll tell you later."

  "I don't know, sir," Harry said.

  Snape sneered.

  "Let's try again. Potter, where would I look if I told you to find me a bezoar?"

  Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle were now shaking with laughter. Harry tried to ignore them.

  "I don't know, sir."

  "Thought you wouldn't open a book before coming, eh, Potter?"

  Harry forced himself to look into Snape's cold blue eyes and didn't answer.

  Snape asked another question, "What is the difference, Potter, between monkswood and wolfsbane?"

  "I don't know, sir."

   "Clearly, fame isn't everything." Snape said slowly. "For your information, Potter, asphodel and wormwood makes a sleeping potion so powerful it is known as the Draught of Living Death. A bezoar is a stone taken from the stomach of a goat and it will save you from most poisons. As for monkshood and wolfsbane, they are the sameplant, which also goes by the name of aconite. Well? Why aren't you all copying that down?"

  There was a sudden rummaging for quills and parchment. Things didn't improve for Gryffindors as the lesson went on. Snape put everybody into pairs. Harry and Ron, Neville and Seamus, Lily and Hermione, Toby and Draco were put together. They were to brew a simple potions to cure boils. Lily had learned Occlumency and how to brew first-year potions from her father when she was nine years old. Snae went around the room criticizing every except, Draco, Lily, and Toby. He was just telling everyone how well Draco and Toby had stewed their horned slugs when clouds of acid green smoke and a loud hissing filled the air. Neville had somehow managed to melt Seamus' cauldron into a twisted blob, and their potion was spreading all around the classroom burning holes in people's shoes. Within seconds, the whole classroom was standing on their stools while Neville, who had been drenched in the potion, stood there moaning in pain while red boils sprang up all over his body.

  "Idiot boy!" Snape snarled. He cleared away the mess with a wave of his wand. "I suppose you added the porcupine quills before taking the cauldron off the fire?"

  Neville whimpered and nodded as red boils started to pop up all over his nose.

  "Take him up to the hopital wing," Snape spat at Seamus. Then he turned towards Harry and Ron who had been working near Neville and Seamus.

  "You - Potter - why didn't you tell him not to add the quills? Thought he'd make you look good if he got it wrong, did you? That's a point you've lost for Gryffindor."

  This was so unfair that Harry opened his mouth to protest but Ron kicked him behind their cauldron.

  "Don't push it. I've heard that Snape can get very nasty," he muttered.

  Once class was over, Lily explained what she had meant to say but couldn't during class.

  "During his school years, he was bullied everyday by Harry's father and Harry looks exactly like him except for Aunt Aurora's eyes. So he's taking out all of that anger on Harry. I accidently wandered up to a Pensieve while he was at work."

  Hermione's eyes went big and said, "No wonder he doesn't like Harry so much. Poor Harry."

  Hermione and Lily went back to the common room to study together but Toby had gone with Harry and Ron to see Hagrid.

   Harry told hagrid about their first week at Hogwarts and how the lessons were going. When he told Hagrid about the Potions lesson, he said that Snape seemed to hate him. Hagrid disagreed. "He doesn't like any of the students," he had said. Hagrid met Toby's eyes Toby knew, of course, and he planned on telling them later. Toby shook his head slightly. He would tell them later. After that, Hagrid asked Ron about his brother Charlie and how he was doing. Harry picked up a peice of paper cutting from the Daily Prophet​. It was about a Gringotts break-in.

  "Hagrid!" Harry said suddenly. "This happened on my birthday! This might've happened while we were there!"

  Hagrid didn't meet Harry's eyes and just offered him another rock cake.

  As Harry and Ron walked back to the castle for dinner, Toby told Harry and Ron about why Snape picked on him. "He was bullied by your dad and his friends. Everyday. No wonder he's taking out all of his anger on you. You look exactly like him except for your mother's eyes. My father says that Lily looks exactly like my mother and Aunt Aurora," Toby said. Harry nodded and just accepted the fact. Harry told his friends about the Gringotts break-in and how it had happened on the very same day. The three boys wondered what the package could be. The way Harry described it, the package wasn't that grand, it was just a grubby little package. It couldn't be very imoprtant, or could it?

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