The Come Hither Stare
Title: Slytherin’s Three Musketeers
Rating: PG 15 (in case of future swearing and some boys kissing boys)
Disclaimer: Yeah so I don’t own Harry Potter or Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Chapter One: The Come Hither Stare
Fourth year Severus Snape sat down at the Slytherin table with the rest of his house and waited for the first years to be led through the door by the newly appointed Deputy Headmistress, Professor McGonagall. Severus let his gaze wander across the table towards the Gryffindor table just in time to duck as a piece of parchment was thrown at his head. Severus glared at the four laughing Gryffindors. Severus was about to flip them the bird when Professor McGonagall came through leading the newest students of Hogwarts.
Severus was about to go back to glaring at the self named Marauders when two of the new students caught his eye. These two were trailing behind the rest of the first years. They looked like they should be fourth years maybe even fifth years, but that’s not what caught his eye. The one boy had ripped his pants so that they looked like shorts and he had also ripped off the sleeves of his sweater and the shirt under it as well. He had shoulder length hair gathered in a ponytail. He saw Severus looking at him and he winked at him and nudged the boy walking beside him. This boy was in the normal uniform for the most part except instead of a cloak, he was wearing a leather jacket. He went to move the hair out of eyes and looked pointedly at Severus. Then he brought his other hand to his mouth revealing a cigarette. He took a puff and raised his eyebrow.
“Oy!” He yelled as his cigarette flew from his mouth and into the waiting hand of Professor McGonagall. He exhaled and then sighed. “Fine. It’s good stock if you want to try it.” The professor tapped the cigarette with her wand and made it disappear. “Or not.”
“Boys if you would please, I would like to start the sorting ceremony.” Professor McGonagall said tapping her foot and gesturing for the two boys to come join the rest of the children. They looked at each other, shrugged, then walked up to the raised platform.
Professor McGonagall went through the list of children until the only kids left standing were the two boys from before. Once the last kid was sorted the two boys stepped up on the platform and stood on either side of Professor McGonagall.
“We have two new fourth years that will be joining us this year, Professor if you would continue.” Professor Dumbledore, the Headmaster said standing briefly and gesturing for McGonagall to continue.
“Rupert Giles.” McGonagall said. The boy with the ripped clothes sat on the stool and frowned just as the hat went over his head. The hat seemed to frown as well. It took the hat about ten minutes before it shouted, “Slytherin.” As Professor McGonagall took off the hat she said, “You can go join your fellow housemates.”
“No thanks, I’ll wait for Eth.” Rupert said standing off to the side.
“Ethan Rayne.” McGonagall called. The other boy sat on the stool and crossed his arms with a look of impatience. The hat had barely grazed the boy’s head when it yelled, “Slytherin.”
“Come on Ripper, let’s join our house.” Ethan said grabbing Rupert’s elbow and pulling him to the Slytherin table. He was pulling Rupert toward the end of the table when he stopped at Rupert’s tug. Ethan looked at where they stopped to see the boy who had been staring at them from before. They took the seats across from him and turned toward Professor Dumbledore as he stood once more.
“A few reminders before we start this school year are that students are not allowed in the Forbidden Forest, try and avoid the recently planted Whomping Willow it does not like being touched and will hit you back, and lastly tuck in.” Professor Dumbledore sat down and the food appeared on every table.
“My name’s Ethan, his is Ripper, and what’s yours pretty boy?” Ethan said leering at Severus. Severus looked down and started eating some food. Ethan leaned across the table to grab Severus’s chin. “Hey now cutie I asked you a question the least you could do is answer it after you gave us that come hither stare.” Ethan tapped his cheek lightly before letting go, “So what do you say, tell us your name handsome?”
“It’s umm Severus Snape.” Severus said blushing lightly.
“Good to meet you Sev, hold on, Eth look you made him blush.” Ripper nudged Ethan, “You would think no one’s ever told him how hot he is.” Severus’s face turned even redder at that comment.
“I think you’re right Ripper.” Ethan replied. Then he looked down at the food and sneered, “I don’t quite think I want to eat any of this stuff today. How about you Ripper, you done eating?”
“Completely. How about you Sev?” Ripper asked.
Severus nodded, “Yes but we can’t leave until everyone else is finished and then we have to sing the school song.”
“School song?” Ethan said looking perplexed.
“Not bloody likely. Come on Sev I think it’s time you showed us our common room.” Ripper said standing up. He waited as Ethan crawled under the table, grabbed Severus, and pulled him onto their side of the table. “Alright let’s go to the Viper’s Den then.” He said grabbing Ethan by the elbow and putting an arm around Severus, then he started walking out of the Great Hall.
“Mister Giles, Mister Rayne, and Mister Snape, it is not yet time to leave. Please sit back down.” Professor Dumbledore said getting every one’s attention.
“Sorry Prof, but as much as I would love to stay and hear this great song, well actually no I wouldn’t, I’d rather leave. Have fun singing then, ta.” Ethan said as they left the Great Hall.
“Come on luv you heard Ripper lead us to this Viper Pit.” Ethan said giving Severus a little push once they were outside the Great Hall. Severus started walking towards their common room but stopped after ten steps. “What’s the problem cupcake, forgot the way.” Ethan asked.
“Why did you take me with you, just so I could show you where the common room is, you could have just waited for every one else to leave and follow one of the prefects.” Severus turned around to face them.
“Come on Sev don’t be a pillock, we took you because we like you. You being able to show us where the common room is, is just an added bonus.” Ripper said slinging an arm around Severus’s shoulders.
“Not to mention being able to watch that arse.” Ethan said looking pointedly at Severus’s backside.
Severus blushed darkly before replying, “Okay it’s this way then. By the way you can look all you like but if I feel one finger on my arse, I’ll hex yours off.”
“Oh kitten where have you been all my life?” Ethan laughed. Severus smacked Ethan on the arm but gave a slight smile.
They stopped in front of a portrait which asked, “Password boys.”
Severus groaned, “We left before any of the prefects told anybody what is was. We need it to get in.”
“No we don’t.” Ripper smirked, “So I suppose that there’s a lock and only you control it, am I right.”
“You are.” The portrait answered slowly.
“Now where would it be?” Ripper muttered to himself. Then he began to examine the painting.
“What’s he doing?” Severus asked Ethan.
“Just watch.” Ethan nodded his head at Ripper.
“Here we go, here we go.” Then Ripper knelt in front of the painting and took something out of his pocket.
“Hey you can’t do that!” The painting yelled in outrage.
“Sure I can.” Ripper smiled as the door swung inward. Ripper looked back at Severus and laughed at his look of awe. “I just opened a door Sev, it’s nothing to drop your jaw about.” Ethan shook his head and dragged Severus through the open door. Once Ripper stepped through, the door slammed shut.
“How did you do that?” Severus asked as he started walking up the stairs to his dorm room.
“Practice and some nice muggle lock picks.” Ripper shrugged. They entered one of the two doors that said fourth years. “Are we the only ones in this room?”
“Yes. All the other fourth year boys are in the other room.” Severus said sitting on the bed his stuff was in front of.
“That means we get you all to ourselves, oh goody.” Ethan said lying down on his own bed.
“Bloody hell, I’m doomed.” Severus said looking at Ethan.
“Well yeah, but only a little bit.” Ripper said before ripping down the curtains around his bed, “Why the hell would I want girly curtains around my bed?”