Title: Depth of Knowledge
Team Name: Death Eaters
Word Count: (2x100)
Challenge: Knowledge challenge
Authors Notes: There are some things we don't realize we have learned until we say them out loud.
He found her packing her desk in the dungeons. "When do you leave?" asked Severus softly.
"Ten o'clock, on a Portkey from Inverness," replied Hermione. She fussed with the straps of her rucksack. "A day's layover in Crete, then I go on to Cairo."
"Be sure and visit Arcana Mouseío in Crete. You'll find a wealth of magical knowledge within its walls."
"I shall. You already told me."
He cast about for something to stave off silence. "Remember, the university chancellor only takes on one intern per year. In your interview, tell her about—"
"I know, Severus! Don't worry."
"Then it seems you're ready. I wish you all the best, Hermione." He smirked. "Someday, you might even know more than I do."
"Thank you so much, Severus. It's been an honor." She shook his hand and then, to his surprise, moved closer and brushed a kiss on his cheek. "If you're ever in Egypt…" she said with that lilt in her voice he loved.
"I plan to visit next summer," he blurted. The ache in his chest immediately eased. There was no point in living without taking occasional risks in matters of the heart.
She had taught him that.