Pussyfooting round Hogwarts
Rating: PG-13 just to be safe.
A/N:A very short and very silly piece, inspired by Fyrie's series "The Oddest Couples". As far as I know, this pairing has never been done before. I've used two different styles od print (hopewfully the computer keeps it) for the two characters to make it easier to tell them apart. You'll find out the first one soon enough, but I'm pretty sure you'll keep guessing about the second one right till the end.
(Finally, she's asleep. Time for my midnight patrol. Perhaps I'll come across that rat at last. The door is closed, what a good thing she had the special flap installed. Really, she's the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. I do feel a bit guilty, sneaking out on her like this, but it's in my nature, and I'm sure she'd understand. It's a shame I can't talk to her to explain...)
(At last! The last one! Now what to do to relax? Yes, why not? I've not been out in the castle on my own in the night for some time. Time to have some fun of my own. Perhaps there'll be a chance of frightening some students, too. Ah, iif they only knew! It's a shame I can't tell anybody, but after all, I have a reputation to keep up. And then there's always the occasional mouse to catch...)
(Of course, it would have been too much to hope for. The red-haired moron may be dense, but he is still clever enough to keep that door closed. Well, perhaps he'll forget one day... What to do now? Oh, hello! What's that? How come I've never seen HER around before?)
(The students are almost annoyingly well-behaved this night. Times are not what they used to be. No furtive sneaking around, not even a sign of Potter and his cloak. This is going to be quite boring. But, that shadow – who's this? Very impressive stature, really, and that ginger fur ... Perhaps this night is going to be interesting after all.)
"My fair young lady, may I make so free
as to lend you my paw and company?"
(No harm in giving her an impression of my poetic talent, though I doubt she'll recognise the lines.)
(A literate gentleman. Ah, I can do this too.)
"I'm not a lady ..." (At least I don't intend to be one tonight) "am not fair,
I can go home without your care."
"Wow, you know these lines! Tell me, who are you?"
"What's in a name? That which you call a cat ... Though I would perhaps hesitate to continue in Shakespeare's words... Anyway, I could ask the same of you, but it doesn't really matter, does it?"
"It probably doesn't. I do feel quite attracted to you, and you don't exactly seem to feel disgust for me. This is what is really important. Shall we go outside for a moonlight serenade?"
"Meaning in decoded text: 'engage in animal love-making?' Yes, let's by all means!"
"SHADDUP YOU BLOODY CATS!"
"How uncivilised to throw bottles! People have no respect!"
"Oh, that's only Snape, the Potions Master. His aim's never been any good. Just ignore him. Where were we? Mmmrrrr, yessss..."
(Ahh, what a night! She may not be a spring kitten any more, but the things she did to me... Amazing! We'll have to do this again, soon. She almost makes me forget that bloody rat. Gosh, I'm tired, I'd better get back to bed and be the good fluffy kitty again.)
(Ohh, just what I needed! A very talented character, I must say. I really must meet him again soon, he does me a power of good. But now to transform back, - being an Animagus can be useful for many different purposes. After all, it can get rather boring having to be the strict and proper Head of Gryffindor House all the time.
A/N: A final question to the alert reader: Where are the lines from that the two of them quote at each other at their meeting?