her classes because of Mrs. Pomfrey's strict orders. She was well rested at the time 6:30 came around. With a heavy heart, he knocked on Snape dies.
"Come in hamato." sound Snape's voice.
She went in and stopped in front of Snape.
"Hamato stop looking like a lamb being slaughtered. You're here for school detention. I want you to scrub out all those vials over there on the table and when you finish to start sweeping between the tables."
Snape went and sat behind his desk and began to work on some papers.
Alex stood there stunned for a moment.
"Hamato? You waiting for mold to grow?" Snape asked, a raised eyebrow.
Alex shook his head and walked over to the vials. She worked for about 30 minutes when Snape spoke again.
"You make a very thorough job, you need to help with cleaning your grandfather's house?"
Alex snorted, "Yeah, he gives me endless chores. When he did not want me there, he uses me almost as house help."
"So you do not have a close relationship with him?"
Alex laughed. "He would be thrilled if Voldemort" She paused and corrected himself. "If he who should not be named, killed me."
"Maybe he's not so good at showing it, but do not you think your grandfather has some feelings for you? You're his grandson, and he has taken care of you since you were a baby."
Alex shook his head. "He hates me."
"How can you tell?" Come Snape soft answer.
"Because I ended up spending the first years of my life as his punching bag. Sounds like love." she replied bitterly. The conversation had started so slowly and so innocent that alex had not consciously realized that Snape had lured her to speak.
"What about your grandmother and the rest of your family?"
alex just stared at him resentfully.
"Hamato, tell me about them." Snape's request was politely, but with a quiet dangerous tone.
"Why should I? I would talk about things I'd rather not talk about while you and Dumbledore comes to keeping big secrets from me, and they are secrets about me." alex shouted for Snape, her breathing speeding up and her hands shook.
"The president has told you everything. There are no more secrets."
Alex laughed bitterly again, "I believe, from what I've learned last year? I can not trust anyone waxes."
alex was visibly paling and getting upset. "Take it easy. Take a deep breath." Snape waited until she did. "We'd better stop here tonight, but you have to realize that there are many people you can trust. If you had come to me for your nightmares about the dark lord torturing your grandmother I would have helped. I know you hate me, but you can trust me. "
alex said nothing. Her blue eyes furious constant in anger.
Snape knew that getting hamato to open up would be difficult given the extreme she went through in order to avoid occlumency. She was not about to spill all her feelings to anyone, especially himself. She needed to build your confidence slowly. It would be so hard hamato because it was him.
He added softly, "Before you go to bed tonight, I want you to clear your thoughts. Relax and take deep breaths. Do not lie in bed thinking about things. Block it all out. Make your mind blank."
hamato nodded and slip. Leaving Snape wondering if it would ever work.