10% literal, 90% metaphor (speccygeekgrrl) wrote in hateloveletters,
10% literal, 90% metaphor

Chapter Two: The Broken Quill Incident

The students came in seperately, as usual; the Slytherins tended to sit to the back of the room en masse, leaving the front seats for the Gryffindors. Not that it mattered, in this class; Professor Binns wouldn't have noticed if one of the many notes that passed during his class had been passed right through him. Toward the middle of the class, Remus Lupin found himself a desk in front of Rabastan LeStrange. The back of his neck itched uncomfortably, as it usually did around that particular Slytherin. As Binns droned into the twelvth minute of class, Rabastan leaned forward slightly. Remus fought very hard not to reach back and scratch his neck-- or Rabastan's face, for that matter. He slipped two nicely-worded notes back in hopes that the larger boy would back off, with no success.

Severus Snape was sitting next to LeStrange, Remus noted, and he hastily scribbled down a note to the only Slytherin with whom he was on relatively friendly terms.

Written by Remus's margin-notes from last week's potions class and carefully thrown into Severus's lap.

Crushed in a tight ball and thrown directly at the itchiest spot on Remus's neck.

Crumpled in annoyed haste and tossed back indiscreetly, leaving an ink stain on the desk where it landed.

Written on a ragged scrap fished out of Severus's pocket and slid across the desk.

Scrawled angrily and shoved back at Severus.

Reply; on the back of previous note.

Charmed behind Remus's left ear.

Flown back on a piece of broken quill Transfigured into a moth.

After a bit of misunderstood gesturing between Marauders, including such implicit signs as Remus pointing at Sirius's bag, his own quill, and miming snapping the feather in two; written near a doodle by the famous Messr. Padfoot.

Neatly folded and thrown back with much rolling of eyes.


With much exasperation, Charmed directly into Sirius's trousers.

Discreetly passed from the back row.

Equally discreetly returned.

Blown from Severus's open palm to Remus's robes pocket, very neatly indeed.

Rolled along the floor, landing a few inches to the right of Severus's right shoe.

Crumpled, in Remus's pocket from a sudden thought at breakfast.

Folded in half and slid down two desks to James.

Folded very small indeed and chucked back over two heads to bonk into Remus's.

Passed on the teeth of a smile, with a gesture to a red head of curls three desks diagonal.

Thrown back, crumpled, and missing its mark by several feet. Passed back with a Charm.

Very indiscreetly handed to Severus.

Handed back with equal disregard for the teacher.

After great delay, found inside Remus's bookbag.

Written during a lull in the notes, to help with scheduling homework into the day.

Passed rapidly in the last few minutes of class.


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