Rating/Warnings: PG, swearing
Characters/Pairing: Severus Snape, James Potter, Sirius Black, Professor McGonagall, Remus Lupin (mentioned)
Summary: During a Transfiguration test, James and Sirius decide to mess with Severus... for the umpteenth time.
Word Count: 495
Notes: Told from Severus' POV
"Hey Snivellus, your epidermis is showing!" James hissed at him from two seats over, bringing a quietly muffled snort from Remus, and louder snickering from Sirius.
Severus just rolled his eyes and hunkered down over his paper, pressing hard enough on his quill to nearly break it out of irritation. Don't acknowledge him, don't acknowledge him, for the sake of your bloody sanity, don't sodding acknowledge him, cycled through his mind in a litany as he wrote. He could feel more than one pair of eyes on him, but he didn't dare look up. He didn't exactly want to face McGonagall's wrath if he interrupted the test, and he definitely didn't want to encourage Potter with his ridiculous attempts to rile him.
"Hey. Snivelly!" Severus gritted his teeth and glowered at his test paper, furiously ignoring James' whispered attempts to get his attention. He could hear muffled laughter coming from James' little posse, which thankfully seemed to have caught McGonagall's attention.
"Potter, Black, eyes on your tests, please," came the clipped words from the next aisle, followed by a duo of, "Yes, Professor!"
Like that was going to stop them. Sure enough...
"Snivelly!" Merlin's beard, now the lout was practically hanging out of his chair trying to get his attention.
"What the hell do you want, Potter?" Severus whispered, turning to glare at him.
"Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?" The smirk on James' face was cruel, and Severus just scowled back at him and hastily turned his eyes back to his own test, trying to ignore Black's snickering.
Crack! That got everyone's attention, and the entire class turned to look at McGonagall as she stood over James' desk with a distinctly unamused expression on her face.
"Potter! Back in your own seat, and leave him alone! One more disruption from you, and I'll be taking points"
"Yes, Professor!" James said, dutifully going back to his own test. As McGonagall glanced Severus' way, he hunkered down even more, trying to ignore the way his cheeks were heating up. Move along, please, Professor, nothing to see here.
Not even five minutes later, a crumpled paper ball hit the back of his head, and Severus turned around to find Black smirking at him.
Gritting his teeth, Severus muttered viciously, "Leave. Me. Alone."
Smirk still in place, Sirius leaned forward to murmur, "We're just trying to tell you something important - like how your mum had you after she shagged a troll."
"Would you fuck off about me and my family!" Severus snapped, forgetting to keep his voice low. He ignored his classmates whispering as he started to stand up, and it wasn't until he felt a tight grip on his arm that he looked over. Crap.
"Snape, Black, both of you, go wait in the hallway NOW," McGonagall said, two pinpoints of colour in her cheeks belying how angry she was. "And that'll be twenty points from Slytherin for foul language. We'll see how much more I take when I talk to you both AFTER the test." Oh, DOUBLE crap.