Virtue And Vice

by Kathryn A

In Truth Beauty

Harry Potter /

Buffy

( 100 words) [2009-02-15]

Severus Snape, ?Anya Jenkins

Anya knows her stuff.

Done for tthdrabbles challenge #83: Virtue and Vice


"Rarer than hen's teeth." Anya pressed her thumb against the fingerprint scanner on the safe. She handed Snape a glass-stoppered glass jar sealed with beeswax. "Jukskei Horn flakes."

Snape held it up to the light, examining the translucent amber flakes within. "How was it prepared? If it's touched by flesh, metal or magic, it loses all its virtue."

"I know that," Anya said. "I prepared it myself. Obsidian knife."

"Without a holding charm? The slices are too even."

"Holding charm?" Anya gaped at him. "Do you see a wand here anywhere? I used a muggle invention: it's called a vice."