AN: Took forever to shave it down to 100 words (not counting disclaimer and author’s note), but I could not have done it without my beta, even though he is being a spoilsport by wishing to remain anonymous.
Disclaimer: Hermione and Severus are Rowling’s creations but only my playthings.
“Hermione, it won’t fit!”
“You getting angry won’t make this easier. A little harder- I promise it’ll go in!”
“I…can’t! It’s too big!”
“Another few inches. Okay, keep trying!”
“I’m pushing as hard as I bloody can, Hermione! What can a bloke do? It’s too big!”
“I don’t remember any of the others’ being this big. I swear, yours is the biggest I’ve ever seen! Give it a good shove. I can get this in!”
They strained until it finally went in. Panting, Hermione grinned.
“I told you that if we persevered, we’d get your couch into my flat without magic!”