In the past ten years, I have traveled to most countries in the world, researched and produced many advanced potions, and I feel that my level of potions has reached a higher level.

So, I returned to the United States and opened my own potion store, Foster’s Potion Store.

Given my proficient potion-making skills, the business has been very good, and I am even somewhat famous in the entire magic world. I have also earned a lot of Galleons.

Another six years later, I was thirty-four years old. I started to get tired of opening a shop and doing business. I wanted to experience a different life, and I didn’t want to fall in love or get married yet.

This year, I read big news about the Goblet of Fire in newspapers, saw the retirement of Dumbledore, the principal of Hogwarts, and saw a professor named Severus Snape become the principal.

Suddenly, I became very interested in Hogwarts, the oldest school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Just after Christmas this year, when I was reading the magic newspaper delivered by an owl at my parents’ home, I saw a recruitment notice.

[Hogwarts is recruiting Potions Professor. Interested candidates can come to the school for interviews after Christmas.]

The moment I saw this recruitment notice, for some reason, I had a strong desire to apply. This idea was so strong that I sold my shop that day, registered with the Ministry of Magic, and used a portkey to go to England.

After booking a room at the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, I immediately sent an owl from the Owl Post Office in Diagon Alley to send my resume to Snape.

At eight o’clock in the evening, an owl brought back a reply from Principal Snape.

Principal Snape is very satisfied with my resume and invites me to go to Hogwarts early tomorrow morning. He will open the Floo network connecting the Leaky Cauldron to the castle.

The meaning of the letter is very obvious. As long as there are no problems in the interview tomorrow, then I will be the next potions professor at Hogwarts. I am very satisfied with this result. I think I have found the life I want to live next.

Becoming the Potions Professor at the world’s number one magic school, and teaching a large number of Potions geniuses gives me a greater sense of accomplishment than opening a shop to earn money.

As for whether I can pass the interview, I am confident in my potion skills.

In this way, I stayed in Diagon Alley for one night. After breakfast, I couldn’t wait to use the fireplace of the Leaky Cauldron to visit Hogwarts.

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December 27, 1994, the day after Christmas.

Snape came to the principal’s office early after breakfast.

The most troublesome thing for him, since he became the principal of Hogwarts, may finally be solved today. The biggest problem for him was who would succeed him as Potions Professor after he became the principal.

As a master of Potions, Snape is very strict in selecting Potions professors. In his opinion, the process of making potions is art.

As for the wizards who saw his recruitment notice and came for an interview. More than ninety percent of it was not good enough in his eyes, and they were not worthy of succeeding him as the Potions Professor at Hogwarts.

He felt that allowing those people to serve as potion professors was simply misleading students and destroying the great art of Potions.

Dumbledore recommended someone to him, the former Potions Professor at Hogwarts, the former Head of Slytherin, and Potions Master Horace Slughorn.

However, he was not particularly satisfied with this person.

It’s not that he’s dissatisfied with his potion skills, but he’s too old and knows that this person is somewhat weird. Of course, if he can’t find a suitable one, then for the time being, he really has no choice but to invite him.

According to Dumbledore, as long as he can become Harry and Jerry’s Potions teacher, Horace will definitely agree to return to Hogwarts to teach for a few more years. This will give him more time to find a truly suitable Potions Professor.

Fortunately, just when he was about to leave to visit Horace, a new letter was sent by an owl. To his surprise, the wizard applying for a job this time was not from the British wizarding world, but from the United States.

The wizard who was looking for a job was called Lily Foster. The name Lily has the same sound as the person he loved deeply, but he didn’t think much about it. There are a lot of people named Lily in the world.

Age thirty-four, the same age as him, graduated from Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and owns a potion shop called Foster’s Magic Potion in New York.

He had heard of this potion shop, and it seemed to be quite famous in the American wizarding community.

The resume contains many honors related to potions in the American wizarding community. Snape felt that if she was real, she would indeed be qualified to be the Potions Professor at Hogwarts.

So he decided to see it in person.

As a master of potions, he can naturally tell whether she has real talent or not after chatting for a while.

At nine o’clock in the morning, a burst of blue flames rose from the fireplace in the principal’s office. Snape stood up. He knew that the witch who had come to apply for the job was here.

After the flames dissipated, a lady wearing a raspberry coat and a wizard’s hat walked out of the fireplace carrying a suitcase.

“Good morning, Ms. Foster.” Snape stepped forward and took the initiative to extend his right hand, although his expression still looked as expressionless as usual.

Lily slightly raised her face revealing her beautiful green eyes and held Snape’s right hand.

“Hello, Principal Snape.”

“Lily?”

After seeing her face, he suddenly said her name, tears streaming down his eyes, and he hugged her. This sudden unexpected situation immediately made Lily confused.

“What’s going on?”

If it had been anyone else, she would have immediately drawn out her wand and knocked him away with a spell, but he was the principal of Hogwarts.

He looked sad, with tears streaming down his face.

“Principal Snape, are you okay?” Lily blushed slightly and tried to push Snape.

After being single for thirty-four years suddenly being held in someone’s arms was a very weird experience for Lily.

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Published On: January 7, 2024

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