Chapter 16: The not so happy but laughable reunion
“Hi, mum… dad,” Rose said shyly. No one in the room moved and her parents were still staring at her open mouthed. She shifted uncomfortably under their gaze.
It was not the Weasley’s who broke the uncomfortable silence around them but Natalie.
“Scorpius?” she asked quietly. Tears were welling up in her eyes threatening to spill over.
“Mum…” he said. They both ran towards each other at the same time, meeting in the middle of the room. Scorpius embraced his mother who now had tears pouring down her face. Natalie hugged him back with so much feeling. It looked as though that would be the last time she would ever hug him again. Then again, if this didn’t go well, it would be.
Rose looked over to see that Scorpius also had tears in his eyes. Apparently, he had missed his mum more than he had let on. Rose felt a sense of longing. The longing to be hugged by her mum again.
As if Hermione read her mind she walked over to her and enveloped her in a large bear hug. Rose flung her arms around her mum and began to cry silently. This is what she had wanted ever since she ran away. She never wanted to stay in Spain but her anger towards her father and her fear of returning kept her there.
“Rosie, promise me you are not going anywhere,” Hermione whispered in her ear. Rose nodded and held her mother tighter. Somewhere in the distance she heard Hugo open the door.
“Come on, Emily. Let’s leave mummy and daddy with their parents,” he said. He was just about to walk out the door when he was stopped by Ron.
“Hugo, don’t you dare take her anywhere.” His voice was flat and held no emotion whatsoever. Rose turned around and looked at her father with surprise.
“Dad…” Rose began.
Ron cut her off. “Rosie, I think I have a right to see my granddaughter after three years. But first, I think that I would like to give my daughter a hug.” He smiled lightly at her. Rose beamed and flung her arms around him. After a few moments they broke apart and Rose turned around to see her daughter.
“Come here, Emily.” She motioned for her to come to her. Cautiously Emily walked over and held her arms up for Rose to pick her up. Rose obliged and set her on one hip. “Dad, mum, this is Emily. Emily Rose Malfoy.” Ron stiffened a bit when he heard that his granddaughter was a Malfoy.
I guess I will have to get used to that. Ron turned to Scorpius, who was sat in a corner with his mother, and beckoned him forwards. Slowly Scorpius came forwards.
“Hello, Mr Weasley,” he said politely extending his hand to him. Ron looked at it for a second before grasping it and giving him a firm shake.
“I know it’s a little late, but… welcome to the family Scorpius.”
Rose and Natalie both stared at Ron in surprise. Hermione smiled.
“Rosie, what you have to understand about your father is that, even though he is incredibly stubborn, he does admit when he is wrong from time to time,” Hermione informed them. She walked up to Ron and gave him a light kiss on the cheek.
“Thankyou, Mr Weasley. That means a lot to me… us.” Scorpius smiled and walked over to Rose. He noticed Hugo stood in the corner, he seemed slightly uncomfortable, as thought he didn’t really want to be there.
Rose suddenly started to feel hot and nauseous. She took a few deep breaths to keep herself from throwing up. Something Scorpius didn’t fail to notice. He gave her a questioning look but she just shook her head and handed Emily to him.
“Mum, do you have any oranges?” Rose asked, hoping to god that her mother wouldn’t figure out why she wanted one. She wasn’t showing yet and hopefully she wouldn’t have to tell her mother about her pregnancy just yet, not to mention her father might have a heart attack.
Then again, nothing ever went to plan. Her mother motioned for her to follow her into the kitchen. She took an orange from the fruit bowl on the table and threw it at her.
“Pardon?” Rose tried playing dumb, even though she knew exactly what she was talking about.
“How long have you been pregnant?”
Rose sighed. Her mum was too smart for her own good. “About two months.”
Hermione nodded and smiled. “Don’t worry, I wont tell your father.”
Rose smiled and nodded gratefully. She walked back through to the living room and was met by Natalie.
“Hi, Rose. I guess that all I can say is that I am proud to call you a Malfoy. I don’t think that my son could have chosen a better girl. Thankyou for making him happy,” she said. Rose smiled at her. “And congratulations by the way.” Rose was surprised to say the least but she guessed that it had been quite obvious.
“Thanks,” she replied. She went to curl up on the sofa next to Scorpius. In her opinion this was going pretty well. The families had accepted them, their mothers had accepted her pregnancy and Emily seems to get along well with her grandparents. Yes, it had gone very well indeed. Until…
The fire place turned green as someone activated the floo. The person that fell out of the fireplace was the last person Rose wanted to see right now, and, by the way he tensed up, she would say that Scorpius didn’t want to see him anymore than she did.
“Natalie, what is the meaning of this? Why are you here, at weasel’s house?” Draco Malfoy demanded of his wife.
“I am here because of business I am taking care of, Draco! How did you know I was here?” she said as calmly as she could.
“In future, don’t leave letters from a weasel lying around the house. What business are you attending to with these people?”
Rose could feel Scorpius getting more and more tense with every word his father spoke. She didn’t know if it was out of anger or fear. She certainly felt both.
Draco then looked around and, for the first time, spotted Rose and Scorpius on the sofa.
“YOU!” he spat at them. “How DARE you come back here?”
“Hugo, take Emily upstairs,” Rose commanded.
“No way! I am not leaving you alone with him!” Hugo retorted.
“Hugo!” Hugo quickly took Emily from Scorpius and ran up the stairs as quickly as he could.
“Shit, I can’t stay up here with her while they are downstairs.”
“Who go, wat does sh-it mean?” Emily asked curiously.
“Bugger! Oh shit! No! er, Emily, promise me you will never repeat that word again,” Hugo tried desperately. Emily nodded but had an evil grin on her face. Hugo shot her a suspicious look before going over to the door and pressing his ear against it in order to hear what was going on down stairs.
“I dare because I belong here! Whether you want me here or not I am staying!” Scorpius shouted at his father.
“Well, I don’t want you here, I thought I made that clear three years ago!” Draco shouted back.
“Yeah, that broken nose sure gave me the message! But, even if you don’t want me here, mum does and so do my in-laws!”
“Sorry, dad, did I forget to tell you we are married? Have been for a while now. But, then again I would think that you are smart enough to work that out since I told you of our engagement three years ago!” Scorpius was very on-edge now. All the built up anger towards his father was finally been let out.
“You were a dishonourable little twat! You are not even part of our family now, last name or not!”
“Well, it’s a shame that you think that because we just wont carry on the Malfoy name. I think I would much rather call my children Weasley than Malfoy! At least the Weasleys are a better and more caring family than you ever were!” Scorpius shouted. Draco looked as though he had been slapped.
“Scorpius, please keep it down, Emily can here everything from upstairs,” Rose whispered into his ear.
“YOU! You foul blood traitor! You brainwashed my son. You made him run away with you and marry you. What did you marry him for, his money? Or maybe the sex was good!” Draco sneered.
Rose had never been so offended in her life. “Actually, Draco, I married him because I loved him! Unlike you, my family cares more about love than wealth!”
“That is evident,” he muttered staring around the room. That was the last straw for Scorpius. He strode over to his dad and punched him in the nose.
“Don’t you EVER talk about my wife like that again!”
Draco straightened up. He had blood pouring down his nose. He raised his right fist and aimed it at Scorpius. Scorpius ducked, causing Draco to miss and hit the wall instead.
“You, Draco, are an absolute bastard! You have no right to insult me or my family that way and you certainly shouldn’t be trying to hit your son!” Rose screeched.
“Malfoy, just get the heck out of my house!” Ron roared over all the shouting.
“What, you call this a house?” he sneered back.
Hermione had had enough. She raised her wand and pointed it at Draco. He disappeared and in his place stood a white ferret. Everyone looked at him and burst into laughter. Even Natalie couldn’t help but smile at the memories it brought back.
“Now, Malfoy, I suggest that when I turn you back you apologise to everyone in this room and go home. I also suggest that you accept the fact that your son married a half-blood and a Weasley. Get over it and move on. Got it?” Hermione said in a sickly sweet tone but at the same time very firm and almost threatening.
She gave another flick of her wand and the ferret disappeared to reveal Draco standing there looking at Hermione scared.
“I er… I'm er… I'm sorry, for shouting… and insulting you,” Draco looked fearfully at Hermione again to see a scowl on her face. “And for disinheriting you and trying to punch you. I'm sorry, I hope you can accept my apology as I will, in time, accept this marriage. Now, can I leave with what is left of my dignity?” he aimed the last question at Hermione. She didn’t seem pleased or satisfied by his apology but nodded anyway.
Draco disappeared into the fire again just as Ron started laughing hysterically.
“Boy does that brings back memories. Malfoy, the amazing bouncing ferret!” he forced out while laughing.
“I had better go and make sure his ego didn’t receive too much damage,” Natalie said while heading towards the fireplace. Everyone bade her goodbye and sat back down in their seats.
“I think that we should be getting back to Hugo’s too, I mean I'm a bit tired and Emily needs her nap,” Rose said. She made to stand up when her mother objected.
“No, Rosie, stay for dinner, you can take a nap upstairs and Emily can go for a nap too, we kept your room as it was- not that there was much to keep.”
“yeah, okay mum. I will go release Hugo and take a nap myself. See you later.” Rose stood up and Scorpius followed her. “where are you going?”
“I have to put Emily to bed, punishment, remember?” Scorpius grinned cheekily. Rose rolled her eyes and continued up the stairs. She opened the door to her room to find Hugo in a frenzy and Emily running in circles, swear words spilling out of her mouth.
“Ass-hole. Shi-it. Fuk. Bassstarrrd.”
“Emily, no! stop it please, if your mum finds out she will kill me!” Hugo pleaded.
“Trust me it is going to be a very painful death!” Rose said making Hugo jump.
“Shit! NO! Rose I am so sorry… I didn’t mean to-”
“you never do Hugo,” she replied in a bored tone. “Emily Rose Malfoy! Stop saying those words now or I will confiscate your teddy!”
Emily immediately stopped and pointed at Hugo. “Who go did it!” Scorpius and Rose laughed while he picked her up.
“Come on sweetie, nap time.”
Emily rubbed her eyes and leant on his shoulder. Scorpius gently laid her down on the bed.
“For once that was easy,” he whispered as they all made their way out of the room.
“yep, now it’s time for our nap. See you Hugo.” And with that she pulled Scorpius into the next room along and shut the door behind her.
An: haha there you go guys, the reuinion you have all been waiting for. :] im sorry if it wasnt what you expected but i had fun writing it :]
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