Chapter 5: in 24 hours
They all found out that a lot can and will happen in twenty four hours.
First he had to tell the rest of the family, or rather have Hermione do it.
“Okay can someone tell us why we are all here?” Bill asked sitting in the small cramped living room of his mother.
“Er yes, me and Ron have an announcement to make,” she said silently crying.
“Oh my God! Are you pregnant again?” asked George.
“What? NO!” She said sending a death-glare at him. “If it was something good I wouldn’t be crying would I you idiot?”
“Oh good point. Your not getting a divorce are you?” he asked his face growing darker.
“No! Will you just let me finish?” she asked.
“Oh right, yer, go on,” he said giving a small smile.
“Oh my god is she pregnant?” George interrupted again.
“I don’t know, maybe, but that isn’t what I was going to say.” She let out a small gasp which quickly turned in to a frustrated noise as George interrupted again.
“What do you mean maybe?”
“It means I don’t know George. She didn’t say in her letter.”
Ron, sensing Hermione was just about to curse his brother, silenced him with a flick of his wand.
“Thankyou, as I was saying, before I was rudely interrupted,” she glared at George. “Rose has gone.”
“Gone?” Ginny asked confused.
“Yes, gone, ran away, eloped, what ever you want to call it,”
“WHAT?!?” they all exclaimed simultaneously, apart from George who still couldn’t speak, gaping at them.
“When? Where? Who with?” Molly spluttered.
“Last night, with Scorpius Malfoy, but if we knew where don’t you think we would be there instead of here?” asked Ron speaking for the first time.
“Of coarse, sorry dear,” she replied letting silent tears run down her cheeks.
“But why?” Ginny asked now sat next to Hermione and hugging her.
Ron gulped. He did not want to answer this.
“B-b-because I-I didn’t want her t-to m-marry him,” he stuttered quietly.
Ginny now moved from Hermione to Ron and began hugging him.
“R-Ron st-stop blaming yourself,” Hermione said through her tears.
“Why not Hermione? You know as well as I do that if I had just let her marry him she would still be here, and we wouldn’t be having this conversation,” he said his voice raising with every word he spoke.
“Ron, maybe Malfoy knew where they could have gone. It is his son after all, don’t you think that he might be worried?” Bill said.
“I really don’t want to work with him,” he returned in disgust.
“Ron it maybe your only choice. I don’t particularly like him either but if he can help it’s worth a try right?” Harry asked.
“I guess I should try that now then, but I doubt he would help. He threw his own son out on the street because he wanted to marry my daughter.”
“Well it’s worth a try, go now we will wait here for you,” Molly said.
Ron nodded and made his way to the door. Once he was outside he disapperated to Malfoy manor.
Then he had to tell Malfoy what had happened. This he found most frustrating.
“What do you want Weasley?” he sneered.
“Well since you kicked your son out last night I thought that you would like to know what has happened to him,” he returned with the deepest loathing for both Malfoys.
“Well to be honest I don’t really care because he is disowned. As far as I am concerned I don’t have a son, but then again I suppose that you will tell me anyway.”
“Well thanks to your son my daughter has run off with him to get married. So whether you like it or not Malfoy our families will be joined together. The fact doesn’t really please me either but its true and we have to find them. Do you have any idea where they mite be?”
“No, how would I know?”
“Oh fine be no help then.”
“I wont, just hope that they never come back because if they do I will be ready to throttle him to death.”
“How can you be so cold? He is your son Malfoy.”
“No he stopped being my son when he started dating your daughter two years ago. As far as I am concerned Weasley, I have no son.”
Ron gave him one last glare before disapperateing back to the burrow.
“Ron, how did it go? What did he say?” asked Hermione as soon as he walked through the door.
Ron shook his head.
“Hermione as far as he is concerned he doesn’t have a son he is not going to help us one bit,” he said finally breaking down into tears.
Ginny and Hermione both ran and hugged him. Offering words of comfort.
“I just wish that I could turn back time and change it,” he said shaking.
“Ron be careful what you wish for. What’s done is done; we just have to hope that we can find them soon. Hermione, do all the research you can. There must be a spell somewhere that acts as a locator or something,” Harry said taking charge. “Ron can you also please do research but first, undo the spell on George its strange that he cant speak,” he motioned to a sour looking George who was currently glaring daggers at Ron.
Ron nodded and removed it with a flick of his wand.
“Now I suggest that you both go home and get some rest. Hugo can stay with us for the time being. Ron don’t worry we will find her,” he added.
Ron nodded and took Hermione home. They both lay in bed wide awake. Neither could sleep, neither could talk but they were both thinking the same; what if we never find her?
Ron awoke earlier than usual the next morning. He was in quite a good mood until yesterdays events came rushing back into his mind. Rose had eloped with Scorpius, Malfoy had flat out refused to help and Hugo was now staying with Harry and Ginny for a while. How could he have let this happen? Maybe it didn’t happen; maybe it was all just an awful nightmare that he had just woken up from. He would walk into Rose’s room now and she would be there in bed sleeping peacefully. He hoped.
He quietly walked out the door and across the landing. He opened her bedroom door only to find no sleeping Rose, no clothes in the wardrobe and nothing on the walls or in the draws. It hadn’t been a dream at all. His baby girl really had gone…
Meanwhile in Spain…
Rose Weasley woke up with a pounding headache. It took her a moment to register that she was not in her own bed, or alone. She rolled over to find her fiancé looking at her intently.
So she really had run away? It wasn’t just a horrible dream, it was real.
“Hey love, had a nice sleep?” he asked.
“I guess, it’s just strange, not waking up alone, in my own bed. Scorpius…” she paused. She didn’t want to hurt his feelings but she had to know, “Do you think we made the right choice?”
he stared into her eyes for a moment before answering, “only you can answer that but here is an easier question; what would you have done, run and be happy or stay and be miserable?”
“Run and be happy I guess. I just cant bare to think of how much pain I must have caused my family.”
“Then don’t think, just go with the flow. This will take some getting used to but there is nothing that we can do about that now. We walked through a one way door, once we are married, once its binding, then we can go back. I promise,” he said enveloping her into his arms.
They stayed like that for a while before rose felt a strange craving for pancakes.
“For some reason I really want some pancakes and chocolate,” she said getting out of bed. “Want some?” she asked.
“Pancakes with chocolate? I think I will pass thanks,” he chuckled.
Rose just shrugged and walked downstairs to make some. She opened the kitchen cupboard only to find it empty. There was no food in the house at all.
She sighed and trudged back up the stairs.
“Scorpius, get your self out of bed. We need to go shopping,” she shouted from the bathroom.
“Oh yeah, I forgot about that,” he laughed.
“You, of all people, forgot about food? That’s funny.”
“Hey, I resent that!” he shouted back as he got out of bed.
She giggled and walked back into the room to get her toothbrush and toothpaste.
“Good thing I came prepared, then again I didn’t even unpack my trunk so its not hard to forget what you didn’t unpack. Do you know any wizarding towns or shopping streets around here?”
“Yes, it’s just down the road actually, and don’t worry I also have money in the bank over here.”
Rose smiled and made her way back to the bathroom.
Ten minutes later, after having a shower, she started to feel sick and dizzy. She stumbled over to the toilet and threw up. When she was done she stood up and brushed her teeth again.
What was all that about? I haven’t had any food to throw up, I haven’t been feeling sick, so why do I feel so nauseous? I can’t be pregnant because we haven’t ever forgotten the contraceptive charm I don’t think. Unless… uh oh, I think that I had better pick up a test just in case.
later that day…
Rose took a deep breath as she held the pregnancy test in her hand. She didn’t dare look at it. What if it was positive? What would she do then? She took a deep breath to calm herself.
“Okay, here goes nothing,” she whispered to herself taking her hand away from the results. There was defiantly a little blue strip there, indicating that she was in fact pregnant.
“Oh bugger,” she said a little louder that she meant to. She threw the test into the bin and washed her face. How was she supposed to tell Scorpius this? She made her way slowly downstairs and into the kitchen.
“Are you okay? You look a bit pale,” Scorpius said making her jump.
“Er, Scorpius, sit down. I have something to tell you,” she said quietly.
Scorpius sat looking worriedly at her, waiting for her to continue.
“Scorpius, I'm… I'm… Ithinkimaybepregnant,” she said hurriedly.
“Sorry, I didn’t quite catch that, say again?” he said growing more worried by the second.
She took a deep breath to calm herself.
“I think I maybe pregnant,” she said avoiding his gaze.
Scorpius sat there in shock for a few moments. Did he hear correctly?
“Are you sure?” he asked.
She nodded, still avoiding his gaze. She couldn’t tell if he was angry or happy.
“This is wonderful Rose,” he exclaimed, “I don’t believe it; I'm going to be a father!”
rose smiled, this just means that they were going to have to get married quicker.
A/N: hi everyone, sorry but i changed this chapter i didnt like the old one it was too dramatic for even me. anyway i hope that you like it, please review, i dont care if it is critasism or suggestions because they are all taken into account.
ok now i am at a cross roads, what shall i do? show rose and scorpius in a few months, after the wedding and the birth of their child or in a few years. the next chapter will be about ron and hermione and the locator spell they find but after that i have no idea what to do so please review and give me some suggestions, pleeaassee???