Friday, June 23rd -- Early Afternoon
The very idea that Severus was about to ask Potter for help made him ill. If there had been another option, he would have taken it in a heart beat.
Mrs. Crockford had confirmed that Potter was in the building. The moment she'd mentioned Horace Slughorn's name Severus had retreated with the first excuse he could manage. There were things no man was ever meant to know and if there was a minuscule chance in Hades that she was attracted to Slughorn at all, Severus did not want to know.
He paused outside of the door to Potter's office and then knocked.