Word Count: 200
Fandom: Buffy/Harry Potter
Challenge: #87 - Tying the Knot
Disclaimer: Characters not mine. Ideas mine.
Notes: This is part of my "In Truth, Beauty" series. All you need to know is that it's a Snape/Anya pairing. I actually wrote most of this quite a while ago, and did nothing with it because I was persuaded not to. But it was too delicious not to use, so I polished it up, and here it is.
Summary: Why change a good plan?
"You can't get married today. It's a huge mistake."
Snape looked down his nose at the old man. "And who are you to give me such advice?"
"You don't recognize me, do you?"
"Am I supposed to?"
"It sounds crazy, I know. But you have to believe me," the man said. "I'm Severus Snape. I'm you."
"Really?" he drawled.
"I'm you. I'm you from the future," the man said.
"And you don't want me to get married," Snape said, stealthily reaching for his wand.
"Look! I can prove it to you!" The man pulled an object from his pocket. It glowed purple.
"Petrificus Totalus!" Snape cried before the man had finished his movement.
The man fell like a stone.
Snape towered over him. "If you think for one minute that I would be stupid enough to blatantly break the laws of time in order to warn myself about something as unimportant in the scheme of things as my own marriage..." He waved his wand over the old man. "Revallio!"
The disguise vanished, to reveal a bumpy, leathery countenance. Doubtless one of Anya's enemies. "Incarcerus!" That should keep the demon for later. Right now he had a wedding to participate in.