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"Dad! You've got to see this!"

Suspicious, Hermione closed her book and rose.

"The specimen is adequate."

"But it's huge," Sam protested.

"While its length and girth are above average," Severus replied, "there is room for improvement."

Her eyes widening, Hermione joined them. "What are you two discuss—oh, that's vile!"

"Only see how the colour is off," Severus continued, as he and Sam gazed into the bowl.

"It's not vile, Mum. It's my best one, yet!"

"It's disgusting."

Severus smirked. "Well, you did want me to encourage him to eat more veg, and this is how we're tracking his efforts."