Apparently this was not the best thing to tell Voldermort when he was already irritated with you
"That boy couldn't even kill a spider," spat Voldermort his eyes blazing
"If that's your opinion of Harry Potter then I pity you...but never mind you will learn soon enough that Dumbledore is very skilled at the dark arts..." said Harry almost laughing
"Do not speak to me of that pompous fool"
"Tom you are mistaking Dumbledore for Fudge...are you well?"
Voldermort's eyes almost burned with fury
"Fool, you will die for this, Nott, Crabbe take this and hang it by its ankles out side the three broomsticks then kill him"
"Those two don't even look as though they know which end of a sword to hold..."
"Enough..." the dark idiot left the room
Harry allowed Nott and Crabbe to apparate him to Hogsmeade
Next morning when Madame Rosmerta went for her morning walk to the baker around the corner for her breakfast she saw a scene from nightmare. There was a dark mark in the air...she turned around and looked up at the inn hanging from the gables by his ankles was a black clad Severus Snape, she ran screaming up to Hogwarts.
Harry woke to find himself on a marble table in the school infirmary; he groaned...he had only been here once before when he had first fallen off the great hall rafters. He checked his body, the post-mortem spells had been preformed he stood up and conjured a note
"This man know to you as Severus Snape is not for you to bury we his true kin will perform the honour"
He smiled at the card and then slipped out of the hospital wing, a glance at hi watch told him that he was ten minutes late for Defence against the dark arts
"Mr Potter, I hope I will not have to put up with you being this late to all my lessons..."
Harry scowled at Polik
! I can't tell my body when to come back to life can I! Exclaimed Harry in Elvish
Polik raised an eyebrow but said nothing on the subject
"very well class now that Mr Potter is here we will start the test, I would like you all to go and wait in the corridor, I will call you in one at a time...Mr Potter would you care to go first"
Harry nodded, they watched the class leave
! So professor, what is our lesson today?!
!for you? Animagus Practise, shields and invisibility...I suppose it was you hanging outside the three broomsticks this morning!
!the way the professors talk you wouldn't even...!
!the professors don't know the new me!
!well let's get this class started!
Harry became invisible
"Patil" called Polik
Parvati came in through the door; she was hastily stuffing a compact into her pocket
"Miss Patil, I will conjure various creatures and I want you to defeat them"
Miss Patil nodded her understanding, Harry turned into a Cornish pixie, Parvati's eyebrows were raised but she sprang forward and sent a stunning curse in Harry's direction, it hit his shield and he turned into a grim like dog, Parvati shrieked and ran from the room, Harry looked at Polik
!now Harry, it's not fair to pick on peoples weaknesses!
! I was under the impression that I had to get them out of the room as soon as possible!
!alright then...Harry one, everyone else, nil! "Zabini"
most people only managed five or six creatures, the people who had been in the DA were a little better, Hermione topped the class with eighteen, (she was beaten when Harry became a house elf), Neville also did very well (he was beaten when Harry turned into Snape) Ron was beaten by a Acromantula.
"Harry where have you been?" exclaimed Hermione as Harry sat down next to her at the Gryffindor table. Harry would have answered her but at that moment Dumbledore stood up and cleared his throat, he wasn't smiling
"It is my sad duty to inform you of the death of one of our most distinguished Professors, Professor Severus Snape was found dead in Hogsmeade this morning"
you could have heard a feather drop in the great hall at this comment, Harry looked over to Malfoy to see how he was taking this news, he was surprised to see that Malfoy was looking extremely scared, Harry found himself wondering if there was more to Malfoy than met the eye, Harry stared intently at Malfoy. He wondered if Malfoy had known about Snape's purpose.
Dumbledore had decreed that there were to be no lessons that afternoon, this found Harry sitting on the shore of the lake with Ron and Hermione, who were both very quiet
"We were always so cruel about him" said Hermione in a quiet voice
Ron nodded, they drifted back into silence.
"Who do you recon that is?" Ron pointed over to a muggle clad figure that was walking over towards them; he looked like a uni student
"Hello, I hope I am in the right place...I am applying for the potions position, I hope it hasn't been taken..."
Ron stood up his voice was heated with anger
"Appling for the job...for Merlin's sake he only died this morning"
"Who died? Have I come at a bad time?"
Ron gaped at the man, who continued
"I only came because there was an advert in the daily prophet for the position about a week ago, I always travel by muggle means, I was in Romania for my gap year and I saw the advert and hurried here...has the position been taken?"
"Who posted the advertisement?" asked Hermione in a quiet voice
The student took a scrap of parchment form his pocket and scanned it
"A Mr S. Snape, I suppose that he is the headmaster here?"
"No Professor Snape was the last Potions professor he was murdered by Voldermort last night...what is your name?" asked Harry
"Please would you raise your left shirt sleeve?"
'Moonshine' passed this test
"I'll take you to the headmaster; do you want to come Hermione, Ron?"
Harry started to walk to the castle with 'moonshine'
"I don't know how to thank you for doing this for me"
"Well, you could owe me a wizard debt or just don't tell the school about my inability to die and my metamophmagus abilities"
They reached the headmaster's gargoyle, Harry eyed it carefully, not many people knew that this statue was a sculpture depicting him; since he did not feel like guessing sweet names he placed his wrist in the statue's mouth. It came to life and looked around
"Hello...its you, I haven't seen you in...a long time...what was Salazar's familiar called?"
"Riazt" the gargoyle jumped aside
"How the...how did you know that Harry?"
"Tell you another time" Harry pushed the door open
"Ah Mr Potter...how I may I help you"
"The Professor and I may not have been good friends but I feel it my duty to tell you that it was you who killed him"
"I know Mr Potter, how may I help you other than that?"
"this man...Mark Moonshine wishes to apply for the potions position...Snape knew he was going to be killed soon, he posted an advert for his job in the daily prophet...just a week ago...good luck Mr Moonshine"