Title: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Apprenticeship Documents
Characters: Harry Potter World
Pairings: Severus Snape and Hermione Granger
Summary: The apprenticeship contract.
Word Count: 600
Disclaimer: Not my characters. I’m just borrowing some of JKR’s characters for a little story.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
This Indenture, made the nineteenth of September in the year nineteen hundred and ninety-six, by Professor Snape, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, extends an offer to Hermione Jane Granger to apprentice herself to Professor Severus Snape, Master of Potions as recognized by the European Potions Guild established circa 900, with the consent of Professor Albus Dumbledore, Justice of the Peace.
During this time, said Apprentice may not seek any other form of bonding, matrimonial engagement, education or apprenticeship without the written consent of her said Master.
Said Apprentice will be provided food, clothing, shelter and an education as deemed necessary by her said Master in exchange for working as an apprentice for a term of seven years. Her said Master will provide lodgings in close proximity of said Apprentice’s place of work.
All meals will be provided by her said Master within the confines of said workplace and lodgings. On occasion, the said Apprentice will accompany her said Master to meals in the Great Hall or other location as deemed appropriate by her said Master.
Said Apprentice will come to fully appreciate the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes and intoxicating scents, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses.
Said Apprentice must cast aside dependence on classroom learning and evolve into a true artist, able to express herself unconsciously and unselfconsciously, unburdened by psychological blocks. The common thread found in the pursuit of mastering her chosen craft is true passion, which, when ignited, will enable her mind and body to transcend the reliance on books and knowledge. Said apprentice must look deep within her soul for that innate spark of desire that kindles passion, yearning, and dedication to the achievement of excellence. Only then will she experience the thrill of the exhilaration of combining intellect and intuition.
Said Apprentice will obey all written and oral instructions given by her said Master, without question.
Said Apprentice will not steal, waste or wantonly destroy her said Master’s potion ingredients.
Said Apprentice will adhere to a work time table as designated by her said Master.
If said Apprentice suffers any temporary condition that renders her incapable of fulfilling the terms of the contract then said Apprentice will be required to work additional time until such time as a term of seven years work has been completed.
Once said Apprentice has completed the apprenticeship and has shown to possess the knowledge of the delicate balance between the subtle science and the exact art of potion-making, said Apprentice will submit to her said Master for an examination.
Upon satisfactory completion of examination by her said Master, the said Apprentice will rise to the level of journeyman and earn a labourer’s wage while working under the Potions Masters of Bang and Gore Pharmaceuticals, London, England.
Once said Journeyman has shown to possess the self-efficacy and the exacting standards required to create her unique potion masterpiece, said Journeyman may petition for consideration of title of Master of Potions. Once the European Potions Guild has been provided verification of said masterpiece and said Journeyman has provided proof of wealth and social standing in the wizarding community, the title of Master of Potions will be bestowed.
Duties of said Apprentice are subject to change should the wizarding world be thrown into upheaval and turmoil.
The contract may be terminated by written consent of all parties involved or in the event of the demise of the said Apprentice.
In the event of the demise of her said Master, the terms of said contract will be renegotiated with the Potions Masters of Bang and Gore Pharmaceuticals, London, England.
Signed: Professor Albus Dumbledore
Headmaster, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Justice of the Peace
Signed: Professor Severus Snape
Master of Potions, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Signed in the Presence of:
Witness: Professor Minerva McGonagall September 19, 1996
Deputy Headmistress, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Signature of said apprentice demonstrates acceptance of this contract.
Reason for refusal of contract by said apprentice.
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