by Kathryn A
Snape is always rational.
This is another in the loosely-connected "In Truth, Beauty" series.
Done for tthdrabbles challenge #72 "Forgotten and Remembered"
He had forgotten how beautiful she was. In his thoughts, she was a mind, not brilliant, but sharp-edged, cynical and blunt.
The correspondence had started slowly; discussions about rare ingredients, brief notes appended to his orders (delivered by common post-owl), pointers to articles she thought might interest him, and then the articles themselves. He wrote back with scathing critiques of same. And more orders.
In Muggle London again, his footsteps had taken him to her shop.
He decided to pick up his orders in person from now on. Because it was cheaper. Of course. There couldn't be any other reason.