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Severus Snape and Draco Malfoy
Harry froze under his Invisibility Cloak, and it was not only due to Petrificus Totalus; he was chilled to the bone at the sight before him. The man standing before him looked nothing like the stern professor whom he had grown to respect. The professor had been replaced by a grim faced wizard with tendrils of the aftermath swirling beneath his feet like snakes.
At the moment, Harry found the 'reformed' Death Eater and Hogwarts' Potions Master Severus Snape more terrifying than Lord Voldemort. Harry had not caught the hushed whisper, too caught up in his shock, guilt and anger himself.
"Forgive me, Albus."
Slight Edits: I decided to heap the definitions here as well, since I am clearing up my Scraps.
release from guilt, obligation, or punishment. • an ecclesiastical declaration of forgiveness of sin
(of an action)
convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral
: My stock folder is a mess, took me some time to find all the correct acknowledgements.
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