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Personal Journal of Severus Snape

May 29th
Woke up with a splitting headache this morning.
Had talk with Dumbledore about next years curriculum and expected list of students at breakfast
Classes went as expected, 7th year class had it's fair share of explosions - Mr. Longbottom was his usual inept self
Dinner was meatloaf, I hate meatloaf
Spent evening updating Wolfsbane Potion

May 29th - Day 2?
Woke up with a splitting headache again this morning
Had talk with Dumbledore about next years curriculum and expected list of students at breakfast
Sensing deja vu, something is not right
Students appear for classes, today is supposed to be a Hogsmeade weekend. Students say no, it's Friday.
I think it's a prank, I go along, tell them classes are cancelled for the day
Dinner was meatloaf, WHAT the HELL?
Spent evening thinking if experiment has gone wrong

May 29th - Day 3?
Woke up with a splitting headache again this morning
Had talk with Dumbledore about next years curriculum and expected list of students at breakfast
Now I know there is definitely something wrong
Students once again show up for class, they don't remember I cancelled class yesterday, once again they say it's Friday
Okay, started to panic. Was I the only one who was repeating day again and again?
Must find antidote

May 29th - Day 4
Woke up with a splitting headache again this morning
I immediately post notice on door saying all classes are cancelled
I spend entire day in potion lab working on antidote

May 29th - Day 18
God damn headache!
Again classes cancelled
I start spending time in library looking for answers
By end of day, I have found nothing

May 29th - Day 30
I feel as if I'm going insane, headache is becoming a royal nuisance
Classes cancelled once more
Spending time again in library, I must look deranged, Potter has approached me for first time asking what is wrong.

May 29th - Day 31
Exact same thing as yesterday, except went through even more books than before.
Each day I feel slightly more on edge.
Potter approaches me, asks me what is wrong, this time I answer.

May 29th - Day 50
Headache, cancelled classes, I take to walking the halls aimlessly
Potter approaches me, observes irrational behavior, asks if I have talked to Dumbledore

May 29th - Day 60
Headache, cancelled classes, I stay entire day in bed

May 29th - Day 73
Screw this headache, teach classes, for change in pace
Make it fun, see how many explosions the students can make
Potter approaches me, is concerned about my odd behavior

May 29th - Day 83
Poison me now, I'm sick of waking up each morning with a headache
I'm contemplating taking my own life
It must show, Potter again approaches me, is concerned, starts talking about his life

May 29th - Day 115
Almost a third of the year has gone by, and no end in sight to this curse.
Have taken to teaching the students the Dark Arts, it's not as if they'll remember
Potter visits after dinner, talks about Voldemort

May 29th - Day 136
For once I approach Potter, tell him he's spending day with me
We discuss his early years

May 29th - Day 172
I start to have my suspicions as to who has cast this curse on me, will continue to investigate
Harry and I talk about Potions and how I came to be Potion master

May 29th - Day 195
Suspicions almost confirmed, have played Harry chess 10 days in a row, I start each game the same way
We talk about the Order.

May 29th - Day 196
Harry trips into my trap. I start the chess game once more in the exact way, I play white, I got first and move the exact same pawn.
He speaks, "Must you start the game the same way everytime?"
He looked absolutely appalled when he realized his mistake.
I asked him what had he done to me. Says he cast an ancient curse called, "Repeto Diu". Apparently the cursed has to make the repeated day perfect for the caster.
I asked him what would make his day perfect. The look he gave me said more than enough.

May 30th
No headache this morning. Wonderful!
Spent the entire day in bed.
Must thank Harry profusely for casting the curse.
Must also find way to pay Harry back in kind.