Chapter 3 : The Beginning of the End
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I jumped, loosing balance I fell onto Scorpius, who fell onto the bean bag. I blushed and Scorp laughed as I rolled off him and sat on the floor.
“What’s so funny Malfoy?” James sneered from the doorway. James turned to me “So, not only are you a traitor to your house, you’re also a cheating slut. Tut tut tut, what is Toby going to think?”
I froze, Scorp didn’t know about Toby. My heart started beating faster.
“Rose” Scorp whispered, “What’s going on?”
“She hasn’t told you?” James said “Rosie, you are getting around, What would Toby thinks when I tell him?”
“No please you can’t.” I pleaded with James “Please” I heard the front door open, the keys put down and shoes being removed.
“Rose? Hugo?” I heard my mother call up the stairs. “Lunch will be in a few minutes, can you come down please?”
“Coming Mother” I called down the stairs shakily. I turned to face James and Scorpius “Both of you need to leave now”
“Why Rosie? The party is just starting, and I am family I can stay, Malfoy on the other hand… well he can’t be helped” James said proceeding down the stairs. “He’s nothing but a snake after all”
“Rose?” Scorp whispered grabbing my hand, “Please tell me what he was talking about”
I sighed. “I… well… umm… have a boyfriend, Toby, and umm… well…” I felt my heart beginning to break. Scorp was going to hate me. “ I’m sorry I didn’t tell you, I meant to but… I didn’t want it to stop.”
Scorp closed his eyes and sighed. He placed his hand on my cheek. “Rose, do you think I would have listened?” he placed his forehead against mine. “Rose we have something, I don’t know what, but it’s there”
“I know” I replied “I feel it too” I smiled and pecked him in the cheek. “What are we going to do?” I said placing my head against his shoulder.
“Rosie lunch is ready” Mother called up the stairs “Scorpius, your welcome to stay if you want.”
I was going to kill James.
“Thank you Mrs Weasley” Scorp replied. Traitor.
Scorp held out his arm “Miss Weasley.” He said in a fake upper class English accent. “Will you do me the pleasure of escorting me downstairs?”
“Why Mr Malfoy, I think I will” I giggled, replying in an equally fake southern American accent.
We both laughed and went down stairs.
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“Thank you for lunch Mrs Weasley” Scorp said several hours later “I’ll give you regards to my mother and sister.”
Mother nodded “any time Scorpius. How are you getting home”
“I have my broom, it's a nice flight this time of day” Scorp said pulling on his thin seeker gloves.
“Your Father was a good flyer in my day, when he wasn’t trying to get me in detention” Mother laughed and reminisced.
“Mother” I said “He has to leave now” I shot her a ‘please stop it’ look. She rolled her eyes, waved and went back into the kitchen.
“Sorry” I said, feeling my face turn red with shame.
“No. it’s fine” Scorp said as he pushed a stray piece of my hair behind my ear.
“We have to talk later” I said as he mounted his broom. I pecked him goodbye and he took off through the trees.
I sighed, realising what would happen when I went back inside.
Mother was waiting for me
“Rose I thought I told you your were grounded?”
I shrugged. “He just turned up, what was I supposed to do? He was lonely, Astoria is still in the hospital and Mr Malfoy is with her.”
“Don't get me started with him, he turned up looking for a meal and to see if I had changed my mind, that quaffle headed jerk.”
“What do you mean Rosie” damn, now mum was gonna get into this, then she would tell Aunt Ginny, then she would ask James, and then he would, once again, twist the truth and I would get in trouble for it.
“Forget I said anything” I turned and went up stairs where a letter was waiting for me. It was from Toby. Oh great… it was the usual, standard letter I got from him on the holidays. ‘I miss you, can’t wait to see you at school, having so much fun…..blah blah blah.’ I got these letters at least twenty times per holiday. It was driving me nuts. Maybe breaking up with him was the right way to go.
Life is confusing as a mystery novel. You don’t fully know what happens until the end.
Even then, sometime you still wonder what the hell happened.
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Before we knew it the week was over, and we had a day before we went back to school. The Sunday was filled with last minute washing, packing and general panic. I hadn’t heard form Scorp or Toby since the day I got the letter from Toby.
My life is very uneventful.
I declined going to the Weasley/Potter/ Delcour back to school Christmas party. I was feeling sick. Cough cough. ( < -- sarcasm, Dom calls it my identifiable trait… whatever that means…)
I was really avoiding being treated as an outcast by my cousins. And it was snowing. I hate snow. It’s so cold and….snowy…
I just don’t like it OK!
I decided to re-read one of favourite muggle books. This was one of the traits that I had inherited form my mother and it annoyed me greatly. I had an extensive range of muggle books ( much to my father’s displeasure, and to my grandfathers pleasure, it was one of the things they could never agree on).
An hour into the book there was a knock on my window.
Let me tell you now, it scared the hell out of me. I jumped at least three feet in the air.
I got butterflies when I realised in was Scorp. I never got this feeling before…
I could tell he wanted to say something, I could see it in his eyes… and his hair was a funny shade of brown and blond.
He looked me in the eyes, and it was as if I had understood him, this would be the last night together before school re-started and then things would get complicated. Between school work, an actual boyfriend and prefect duties, I would be having a hard time fitting in sleep, let alone seeing Scorp.
He leaned forward to kiss me. I hesitated.
“Scorp we shouldn’t…” I breathed, mesmerised by his colour changing eyes.
“No we shouldn't… but I can’t…”
“Neither can I…” I kissed him anyway.
A solid five minutes later, we finally broke for air. His hair was dishevelled, and my lips red. I looked at the clock, it was only 6.30. I curled into his chest sighing.
“What are we going to do?” he asked me.
I felt sad, there was no way that we could meet together without word somehow getting out somehow ( I remembered that uncle Harry had given James some sort of map at the start of the year… I don’t see the use of that at Hogwarts…)then again, I didn’t need to worry about this for another several hours.
Suddenly a pain ripped across my stomach and head. Great, thank you body for this wonderful pre- school return present, now I gonna be PMS-ing for the next week.
“You felling alright?”Scorp asked as I rubbed my stomach.
“ Yeah, what about you blue hair?” he rolled his eyes and his hair went back to its original colour.
I could get used to this. Scorp tightened his grip and relaxed a bit. I closed my eyes and inhaled, before I knew it I was fast asleep.
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“Rose. Rose wake up” Scorpius said shaking me lightly.
“Whaz goin on” I said opening my eyes.
“Are you sure you’re not sick?” he sighed and nodded.
“Just tired. You’re the one that look sick, now why did you wake me?”
“There’s someone at the door, I thought it might be weird if I answered it considering it is your house.” I hit his arm lightly and walked out smiling.
I pulled my hair out of the messy pony tail it was in and re-tied it by the time I reached the door. The large clock mother kept in the hall told me it was almost 9, the party would be in full swing about now.
I opened the door and my jaw dropped. What the hell?
I stood there for a while staring at the person before me.
“Hey Rosie…. Surprise”
“T…Toby? What are you doing here?
AN: Well, we have reached the end of another chapter, please exit to your right and enjoy the rest of your day…..
I’m sorry the chapter is a bit short but it seemed fitting to end it here. I promise the next chapter will be longer… while I’m here
Preview for Chapter 4
Toby stood on the overstuffed chair in the corner of the common room.
“Dear Miss Weasley” he read, James and the rest of the quidditch team looked over.
“We are pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the ‘bright young witch’ scholarship at our Academy. You have been selected from hundreds of potential applicants. This scholarship includes the equivalent of 5 000 galleons of Scholarship money and free accommodation to the college dorms or house of your choice. Please reply by the end of December and more information will be sent to you.
Yours faithfully Esmeralda Harrison,
Headmistress of Salem Academy of Senior Magical Education.”
I felt my stomach drop. I wasn’t going to tell anyone just yet, let alone my family. Tears welled up in my eyes. A smattering of applause rippled through the common room. Toby’s smile fell looking at my tears.
“Rosie? I thought you would be happy?”
I was alone again.
Toby betrayed me.
“Tobias Nott, I hate you” I said before turning and fleeing from the room.
Somewhere down the hall I ran into Scorp. I looked at him whimpered. He pulled me to his chest and told me “It’s ok.”
If only it was…
Until next time
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