xterm (xterm) wrote,

For mercury973

Here is the drabble (or is it a ficlet? I don't really know...) for mercury973 who made a request on this posting. mercury973 asked for "Snape as a kid with his kitten." I took some artistic licence and the kitten is a cat... I hope that's okay.

Title: Jinx
Author: xterm
Rating: G
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Snape and Lily
Word Count: 183
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: The characters are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.


“It’s okay.”

“But your sister hates Jinx.” Severus lifts the tuxedo cat to his face. Jinx responds by rubbing his face against Severus’ cheek and purring.

Lily scratches Jinx behind his ear and the cat closes his eyes and twists his head into her touch. “It’s you she doesn’t like, she actually quite fond of the cat.”

Severus laughs. “At least we agree on something.”

“Who knows maybe Jinx will melt her heart and Petunia will see what a good person you are.” Lily takes Jinx from Severus’ arms. “Leaving him with Tobias is definitely not a choice.”

Severus looks down at the cat in Lily's arms. As usual she's right, Jinx would be homeless before the train left King’s Cross. And probably with a boot print on his bottom. If only he could take Jinx to Hogwarts but his mother can’t afford the extra fee for a non-exceptional cat. Maybe it was best to leave the muggle cat with a muggle girl.

Besides he can visit Jinx in next summer. After all he and Lily will always be friends.

Tags: fanfic, fic, harry potter
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