I reached over to snap Burly’s mouth shut.
“Burly, that’s rude – you don’t need to show the world your dinner.” I said calmly, taking another sip of my soup as I nodded at Rose. She was currently ranting about my idiot tosser of a cousin, and I really couldn’t be bothered to listen – I basically had her rant memorized at this point.
“Dom – Lysander – Look!” He sputtered, nudging my shoulder and pointing.
“Burly, it’s rude to point – oh, shit.” My manners lesson was cut short as I caught an eyeful of the snogging session in front of me.
“Whoa, Dom and Lysander?!” Rose seemed to have finally been pulled out of her Scorpius-induced fury/brain-dead state. “They’re perfect for each other! I knew this was going to happen!”
I quickly stopped my gestures at Rose to ‘shut the fuck up now, damnit!’ as Burly turned in his seat to glare darkly at her. He looked as though he would like nothing more than to wring Rose’s skinny little neck until she took back everything she said about Dom and Lysander. But my dear, stupid friend was gazing happily at the couple in front of her, naively oblivious to the world around her.
And they call her the brightest witch of the age.
See, this is what our world has come to. It’s pathetic.
“Excuse me, but I happen to be in love with her.” Burly said in a frostily matter-of-fact voice. Rose jumped slightly, looking incredibly guilty.
“Oh – uhh…well, that…that’s really horrible, then,” She said lamely, shrinking back slightly from his glower. “I mean – wow, they make such a horrible couple, right? Aha, right? Yeah, so bad – hey-look-there’s-my-cousin-kay-bye.”
With that, she quickly swung her leg over the bench and sprinted out of the Great Hall, her bag trailing after her and banging against her leg.
Burly turned to look at me, clearly amused. “Yo, is your friend scared of me or something?”
“Who, Rose?” I looked after her thoughtfully. “Yeah, probably.”
“She’s pretty hot.”
I smacked him.
“Right, I think I’ll just stick to Dom.” He said hurriedly as I raised my hand to hit him again. I narrowed my eyes at him.
“Yes, that would be a good idea, Burly.” I snapped. Honestly, guys are just too much.
He sighed loudly and looked at Dom and Lysander again. “I wish I was him,” Burly said desolately.
“I’m sorry, love.” I patted his shoulder, which, sadly, was the highest part that I could reach.
“Hey, everyone, I just wanted to say that – DOM!?” Al yelped as he saw her. She dislodged her face from Lysander’s and smiled widely at him.
“What – but – guh!” He spluttered, staring wide-eyed at them. “You – you two?! Seriously?! What is with my team members wanting to date my cousins, huh? STOP IT! IT’S WEIRD!”
As if on cue, Blondie ambled in, smiling widely. “Hey, mate, seen Rose anywhere?”
Al growled angrily and smacked him upside the head.
“Oi!” Blondie cried, dodging another blow. “Bloody hell, what did I ever do to you?! Gerroff me, you psycho!”
I sighed and stood up, putting myself between Al (hey, he’s looking at me now! YES!...wait, that’s because I’m in his face.) and Blondie. “What did you want to tell us again, Al?” I asked sweetly. He just looked at me blankly for a minute, as though he was trying to place exactly why I was smiling at him like a creep, before turning to the rest of them team.
Fan-fucking-tastic. I love being such an awkward freak. Really.
“Yeah, practice tonight, at ten. Be there.” He nodded at everyone once, raising his eyes briefly at Hugo, who had opened his mouth to protest. Hugo shut his mouth, scowling. Looking pleased, Al grabbed a piece of chicken from Blue’s plate and walked out of the Great Hall.
Sigh. He’s so hot.
“Rose is in the library.” I turned around and said to Blondie, before I went into another Al-centered daydream in the middle of the Great Hall.
“Great, thanks!” He said enthusiastically. He started to bound off, but then stopped and said to me, “Does my breath smell?”
I opened my mouth to tell him that it probably doesn’t, please don’t breathe in my face, but – too late, he went ahead and spewed his breath right at me anyway.
I spluttered slightly and smiled weakly at him. “Yeah, it’s fine.”
“What about my hair? Does my hair –”
I quickly cut him off before he shoved his head in my face as well. “You look fantastic, okay?”
“Great – listen.” He said to me, turning around one last time. “You’re her best friend, right?”
I raised my eyebrow. “Yes.”
“Does she fancy me?”
“Do you fancy her?”
“Okay, then. Ask her out.” I said confidently.
He looked thrilled. “Wait – really?”
I nodded. “Yeah. Go for it.”
“Thanks!” He said excitedly. “You know, you’re pretty cool!” He added to me. He hugged me enthusiastically, just for good measure, and bounded out of the Great Hall. I stared after him, slightly perplexed.
Can someone please explain to me what just happened with this kid?
I was standing over my oaf-of-a-cousin in the library, my hands on my hips and an eyebrow raised in my signature gesture of disbelief. He shh-ed me and pulled me down next to him, hiding us both behind his newspaper.
“What are you doing here?” He hissed, casting his glance around.
I raised an eyebrow. “I could be asking you the same thing – like, honestly, what are you doing?”
“Lower your voice!” He whispered angrily.
“Since when have you started caring about Madame Pince’s rules?”
“Since now! Shut up!”
“Yeah, right! Your motto in life is ‘Rules were meant to be brok – UMMPH!” I choked indignantly as he stuffed a large piece of parchment in my mouth.
I spit it out, gagging at the taste. “What was that for?!”
“That was for talking! What part of ‘shut up’ don’t you understand?!” He asked me.
“What I don’t understand is what you’re even doing.” I narrowed my eyes at him, and he scowled at me before peering through a hole in his newspaper again. He cursed quietly under his breath. I followed his gaze, confused, and saw –
“Rose? You’re spying on Rose?”
“Will you shut up?!”
“Right, sorry.” I lowered my voice to a whisper. “Why are you spying on – oh, dear Merlin, you like her!”
Scorpius took a full three minutes to sputter at me, his face a bright tomato red. Finally, he shut up, glaring darkly at me. “I do not.”
“Dude, you’re spying on her from behind a newspaper with holes cut into it.” I said dryly.
“So? That doesn’t mean I like her!”
“And it means…that you enjoy stalking your cousin’s best friend?” I asked skeptically.
“I’m not stalking her.” He protested, glancing through the hole again.
“Then what are you doing?” I asked him.
“Observing.” I repeated flatly.
“Yes,” He said confidently. “Observing.”
“…stalking.” I finally said matter-of-factly. “You’re stalking her because you fancy her.”
“I don’t fancy her!”
“So, you fancy Blondie, then? I always knew you were a poof.” I said amusedly. He shot me another dark glower.
“I just don’t think it makes any sense that she can even get a Quidditch player to notice her.” Scorpius said, his voice laced with a little too much dislike for it to be entirely normal.
“Two.” I corrected.
“Pardon?” He asked absently, staring through the hole once again. His nose wrinkled as Rose laughed quietly at something that Blondie said, and he moved closer to her, smiling charmingly.
Ah – the library, just the perfect scene for a budding romance.
“She’s got two Quidditch players with their eyes on her.” I said, smiling in an annoyingly smug way.
“Who?” He asked, his voice unintentionally jealous.
“Well, there’s Blondie, and there’s also some other kid who likes her but just won’t admit it.”
“Really?” His voice was a little too interested.
“Yeah. Some Scorpius kid.” I smirked.
“Really – hey!” He shoved me slightly, but then quickly pulled me back up as I tilted over too much, ready to fall.
“Well, it’s true!” I defended, laughing slightly.
“Then explain why you’re spying. Go on – explain.” I said.
Wow, I’m so annoying. I honestly wonder how this kid puts up with me.
“I just…wanted to tell her…that he’s way out of her league.” Scorpius finally got out. “Yeah, clearly, because she’s such an ugly nerd. She shouldn’t waste her time trying to get a bloke that undoubtedly won’t ever be interested in her.”
“Er, Scorpius,” I tried. “In case you haven’t noticed, he seems to be flirting with her a whole lot –”
“Yeah,” He said decisively, standing up. “I think I’ll go and tell her that, actually. So she doesn’t get her hopes up or something.”
My mouth fell open as I watched him saunter over to their table and sit right down without an invitation, even. Rose and Blondie both jumped slightly as they were pulled back to reality, and I groaned as they turned to glower at him.
My. Cousin. Is. An. Imbecile.
“Weasley.” Scorpius said in a loud, arrogant voice. Rose’s eyes narrowed.
“Malfoy.” She spat his name like it was something foul in her mouth.
“What are you doing?” He continued.
“Tutoring, so piss off.” She told him, turning back to Blondie.
Scorpius guffawed loudly, and Rose turned around again, clearly fighting against the urge to sock him in the face.
Truthfully, I’d like to see that.
“Is something funny, Malfoy?” She gritted out. A vein in her temple was pulsing slightly, and her face was slowly turning redder and redder, a sure sign of an impending explosion.
I’m so glad that I’m sitting over here right now. I quickly grabbed a book and got it ready to shield my face from any attacks.
Better safe than sorry, Auntie always says.
“Actually, yes.” He said, smiling pleasantly and leaning forward. Blondie stared at him incredulously.
“Go away.” She said flatly, turning around again. Blondie shot her an unsure smile, but she merely glowered down at her book.
“You know, Weasley, you shouldn’t even try.” Scorpius said, clearly not understanding the point of the words ‘go away’.
“Sod off, Malfoy.” Rose said, her voice barely controlled, her eyes frozen on the book in front of her.
“I mean, a Quidditch player dating you?” Scorpius let out a cruel laugh, and Rose stiffened slightly. Scorpius leaned forward again, and hissed maliciously in her ear, “Forget it, Weaslette. He’s way out of your league. In fact, the only thing in your league is a mountain troll.”
Rose’s ears were literally steaming, her teeth gritted against an insult.
“Sod. Off. Malfoy.” She said, punctuating the words clearly.
“Don’t tell me what to do.” He said.
“I’ll bloody tell you what to do if I want to!” Rose said angrily, finally turning around to glare at him. Scorpius, however, was still leaning forward, so their faces were only about an inch apart. Rose froze, eyes wide, not breathing.
“Like what you see?” Scorpius breathed, his mouth curling up into a smirk as Rose’s eyes accidentally traced over his face.
Rose seemed to snap out of it, her eyes narrowing. “Don’t you wish,” She spat. “Get out of my personal space.”
“Is it,” Scorpius moved closer, and Rose shrunk back slightly. “Bothering you?”
“Frankly, yes.” She said, her voice now slightly fearful. Blondie had somehow managed to spot me, and, looking perceptively relieved, literally ran to my table so that he could hide behind my book with me. I narrowed my eyes at him.
“What are you doing?” I hissed. Wow, so much for Gryffindor Bravery.
“I need your permission to punch your cousin across the face.” Blondie whispered, looking earnest.
I looked over at Rose’s table. She was leaning even further away from him, nearly falling backwards. He was standing up and leaning towards her. At this point their bodies were almost horizontal.
“Permission granted.” The words left my mouth before I could even call them back. But, come on – the prick was tormenting my best friend! I do have loyalties, you know.
“Great, thanks!” Blondie said, looking pleased. He got up to run back to the table, but I quickly grabbed his arm and pulled him down again.
“Hold on…” I said slowly, my eyes fixed on Rose and Scorpius. Scorpius had his hand on Rose’s lower back, and he was slowly leaning back to a vertical position, using his hold on her to pull her up with him. She was silent, her eyes holding an imperceptible expression in them, her lightly curled fists resting gently against his chest.
“Bloody hell – I thought she liked me!” Blondie breathed in an astonished voice. He seemed more intrigued then angry, however, so I decided that this kid maybe wasn’t so bad after all.
“I think she likes him deep down.” I whispered to him as we stared at them over my book. They were upright at his point, barely even an inch of distance between their bodies.
“She acts like she hates him.” Blondie’s voice was calculating.
“That’s clearly because she’s harboring a deep, passionate love for him.” I shot back.
“Merlin, they’re practically undressing each other with their eyes.” Blondie said gleefully. I turned towards him, a skeptic eyebrow raised.
“I thought you liked her.”
“Well, I can’t stand between something as intense as that.” Blondie stated matter-of-factly.
“I’m impressed.” I said in a voice that stated just that. It seems as though Hugo is the only idiotic prick on the whole Quidditch Team.
I looked towards Rose and Scorpius again. They were staring at each others eyes, and Rose opened her mouth, probably to say something really sweet and romantic –
“Get away from me.”
Scorpius smirked slightly, and moved closer. This time, Rose didn’t move back, her expression challenging. “Make me.” He whispered in a husky voice.
Please excuse me while I take a moment to dry-heave in disgust.
“Oh, I will if you don’t –” Deciding that her incessant talking was too annoying for him to bear, Scorpius cut her off. With his lips.
I’m not sure whether this is a kiss or an improvised gag, to be honest, but I’m leaning towards the latter. Scorpius always did complain about how Rose talked too bloody much.
But…wait. If Scorpius was merely trying to silence her, he wouldn’t be pulling her closer and tilting his head to the side, would he? And if Rose was able to sigh and open her mouth like she was doing right now, then she probably wasn’t being gagged by his lips…
Bloody hell – he’s kissing her. And she’s kissing back.
I’m in shock.
“Er – Chase? You alright? Hello?” Blondie poked me on the arm, but the only thing I could manage was a small squeaking noise. My jaw was wide open and dangling dangerously close to the ground.
This can’t be real…can it? Oh, god, it’s not, is it? Holy crap in a bottle.
Rose is kissing Scorpius. KISSING. As in, attaching her mouth to his and – well, I think you get the general idea of kissing.
Kissing, though. Scorpius.
As if realizing the gravity of her actions, Rose abruptly pulled away, shoving him away from her. Her eyes were wide, thousands of emotions swimming through them. Emotions so raw, so powerful, that even from a distance, I could read each and every one – Confusion. Lust. Dislike. Like. Understanding. Want. Struggle.
They flitted through her eyes, contrasting, fighting the raging battle that I knew always started in her head whenever Scorpius was around.
He, on the other hand, was still, his silver eyes unreadable, only waiting, watching for her reaction.
For a second, they stood there, the sounds of their ragged breathing pulsing through the air. Abruptly, Rose turned around, her mahogany hair whipping behind her, and shot out of the library.
A slow smile spread across Scorpius’ face, and he calmly walked out as well, his hands placed in his pockets.
Once again, I was the incredulous bystander left to clean up the mess.
Brilliant. Just bloody brilliant.
who's shocked right now? pissed at scorpius? finally liking blondie? i know he didnt have many fans last chapter, but you'll see ;) blondie's an absolute cutie. i'll get around to making a chapter image for him soon.
i'm so lazy. i really should work on that or something.
...eh. maybe tomorow ;)
argggh. i'm tired. i haven't slept for a full night in a looong time. you know, i actually expected to get more sleep since it's summer and all.
sadly, that is not the case.
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