Chapter 2: proposal
Scorpius walked into the room of requirement feeling very nervous. He was going to meet Rose here in five minutes and wanted to get a nice meal for her and to prepare himself for the worst. He hoped she didn’t say no. He loved her so much and wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.
He sat down at the table, unable to control his nerves any longer, when she walked in. She looked stunning as ever with her long dark curls falling around her shoulders and a casual but formal dress that hugged her figure in all the right places.
“Hey,” she said walking over and kissing him on the lips. “Are you okay?”
“Since the last time you saw me, fifteen minutes ago, yer I'm fine,” he lied pulling her into his arms. “Shall we eat?” he asked indicating to the lovely looking spread of food.
Halfway through pudding (chocolate cheesecake) Rose put down her fork and addressed Scorpius.
“Scorpius, what’s wrong? You have been quiet all through dinner and that is not like you at all,” she said clearly worried.
“I'm fine just a little worn down I guess,” he replied shifting uncomfortably in his seat.
She looked at him suspiciously but carried on eating.
“Do you want to go for a walk?” asked Rose when she had finished.
“Sure,” said Scorpius thankful for the distraction.
They walked out the room together, down to the entrance hall and out the doors. They were walking towards the lake when Rose suddenly got a brilliant idea.
“Follow me,” she said leading him towards the edge of the forest.
“Er, where are we going?” he said obviously nervous about going into the forest.
“Don’t be such a chicken! Come on I have something to show you. Just trust me,” she said seeing his nervous face. He nodded and she led him further down the line of trees coming to a stop after around twenty minutes.
They disappeared into the trees coming out into a large clearing. It was the most beautiful sight you could ever lay eyes on. There was a large crystal blue pond and half a dozen rocks surrounding it. The moon and many stars shimmered on the surface of the pond.
“Wow, how did you find this place?” Scorpius asked staring into the pond in awe.
“I can’t actually remember,” replied Rose giggling at his reaction. She sat down on one of the bigger rocks and patted a spot next to her. He sat down and wrapped his arm around her waist.
‘Okay this is it, now or never’, he told himself while summoning up all his Gryffindor courage.
He stood up and knelt in front of her on one knee. He reached into his pocket and drew out a small, square, velvet box. He opened it to reveal a white gold diamond ring inside.
“Rose Weasley, I love you more than life itself. Will you marry me?” he said as a lump formed in his throat, dreading the answer.
She looked at him with a shocked expression but it quickly turned to joy and happiness.
“Of coarse I will marry you!” she said tackling him to the ground, accidentally, with a hug. She kissed him deeply on the lips and started to slip her hands under his shirt when they heard something rustling between the trees.
“Let’s get out of here. I don’t like the sound of that,” Scorpius said standing up and letting her lead him out of the forest. Once out they walked back to Gryffindor tower together hand in hand.
Rose decided to wear the ring on her right hand so as not to draw unwanted attention and suspicion until they were out of Hogwarts. They wouldn’t have to wait long because they graduated in three days. But one thought kept jumping into her mind all that night. ‘How am I going to tell my parents?’ Another question that was bothering her was, ‘what will they do?’ After all when you date someone your family despises for two years then get engaged you are likely to get nasty consequences.
On the train three days later…
“Scorpius when are you going to tell your parents?” Rose asked annoyed by those two questions that had been bugging her for three days now.
“About us you mean?”
“I really don’t know, I think I will do it once we are at home. Get it over and done with I guess.” His face turned into one of fret and worry as he said it.
“Me too, but I know that they are not going to react well to it, especially my dad.”
“Same here, but I can’t see why they can’t be happy for us.”
“Scorpius do you know what my dad told me on my first day of Hogwarts?” Scorpius shook his head so she continued, “He said don’t go getting friendly with him Rosie, me and grandpa Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pureblood and something about test scores too but I forget that part.”
“My dad told me if I ever marry anyone less than a pure blood then I would be disowned and kicked out,” Scorpius muttered looking at the floor.
“What! Okay change of plan, let me talk to my parents and tell you of their reaction before you tell yours, because I really don’t want you to be kicked out. If all goes well with mine then you can stay with me but if not then I have no idea what we will do.”
“You don’t have to go through with this if you don’t want to,” he said looking at her with love and compassion.
“No! Scorpius I love you so much and I want to marry you. Who gives a damn if our parents don’t want to be there I don’t care, all I want is you.”
She leaned over to plant a soft kiss on his lips. Jus after she had broken away their compartment door slid open to reveal her brother Hugo.
“Rose, James wants you to help out with Albus. He is being stubborn about something. I don’t know,” he said then ran out the door.
Rose sighed and bid Scorpius goodbye to go help James, with the same question playing on her mind again and again.
‘How am I going to tell them?’
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