Fandom: Harry Potter – Rowling, Numb3rs
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Severus Snape/Charlie Epps
Additional Tags: Community: slashfest
Hogwarts employs a new Arithmancy teacher and a Potion Master watches fascinated.
Dumbledore’s eyes caught Snape’s in veiled reproach at his tardiness before clearing his throat. “Now that we’re all in attendance, I have an announcement to make. As you are all aware of, Professor Vector has taken an extended leave for her upcoming maternity and will not be with us this coming year. My advance congratulations to her and Professor Sinistra.” Dumbledore nodded towards the Astronomy professor. “Thus, I have the greatest of pleasure in introducing our new Arithmancy teacher, Professor Charles Eppes. I assure you all that while Professor Eppes is not an alumni of our school, he has the finest of credentials in his field. I hope you all will make him feel most welcome in his new home.”
A round of applause broke out as the young man in the corner stepped forward and nodded shyly. Severus clapped politely along with his fellows. He found his gaze trapped on the new professor as he stepped back into the shadows the moment Dumbledore continued with the meeting. Professor Eppes was obviously uncomfortable with the sudden attention. Snape could sympathize. From appearance alone he could tell the new professor was going to be a hit among the students. The girls would find his looks, combined with the sad shyness, a compelling attraction. He had no doubt that a number of the third years would be requesting a sudden addition of Arithmancy.
The new professor was surrounded by the more inquisitive staff members the moment the meeting ended, Professor Sinistra foremost among them. Snape slipped away amidst the clamor, shooting a pitying glance at the overwhelmed professor on his way out.
If he’d looked back a second later he would have noticed that the new professor’s eyes followed him as he left.