Chapter 8 : Mistletoe
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Mistletoe. Damn. Uhh how was I supposed to get out of this one? I mean if I started kissing her I’m pretty sure I couldn’t stop. I turned to yell at Al and tell him to bug off, oh and to mention that there’s no way I’m kissing my best friend. Unless she wants to that is.
“Scorp, just keep walking.” Rose said quietly to me. Al burst into laughter. He immediately put his hand over his mouth to muffle the noise.
“What’s so funny?” I asked him, in a not-so-nice way. There may have been a few choice words sprinkled in as well.
“You won’t be able to move.” Al started, my eyes widened, “Not until you two kiss.”
“Oh and why’s that?” I asked, trying to keep my voice steady.
“Come on. Really? We’re wizards, which means it’s magic, which means you won’t be able to move from that spot until you kiss her.” He said matter-of-factly.
Shit. Shit shit. Now what?
Al walked back into his room but not before waggling his eyebrows at the two of us and closing his door.
So seeing as I was still in Scorpius’s arms, being pressed up against his body, it was kind of hard to not want to kiss him right now. But you see, he doesn’t like me the way I like him. I kind of love him. Yeah, I’m in love with my gorgeous best friend of the opposite sex who happens to be carrying me right now. Oh and there’s mistletoe above us and we can’t move until we kiss. Which is fine by me but I don’t think he wants it. I know for a fact if I kissed him I wouldn’t be able to contain myself.
“Uhh Scorp?” I said, waving my hand in front of his face while keeping the other on the back of his neck in fear of him dropping me with everything that’s going on. “Earth to Scorpius!” Damn this kid. His face was completely blank. “SCORPIUS!” I said in my loudest whisper-yell, not wanting to wake the whole bloody family. He shook his head and looked down at me with a dazed short of expression. There was another emotion there but it was only a flicker, I couldn’t quite catch it, but I could’ve sworn it was longing. That couldn’t be right.
“Erm.” He began, “So what should we do?” He was so cute when he was awkward. What was I saying, he was always adorable.
“Well, unless we want to die standing here in this spot, I suggest we kiss?” I said a little tentatively for fear of sounding too enthusiastic. He blushed. Well that was odd, Scorpius never blushed, that was my job. Yup. There I go. I felt my face heat up and knew it was even more red than my hair.
“Umm. Right. Well then. Ermm.” He made eye contact with me and my heart stopped. Those storm grey-blue eyes of his were enough to stop anyone’s heart. I felt like he was truly seeing me. It kind of scared me. My breath caught as he leaned down to kiss me.
His lips barely brushed mine and a jolt of electricity shot through my body.
It was the weirdest sensation ever, kissing Rose. As soon as my lips brushed hers it felt like I was struck by lightning. Kissing someone had never felt like this.
I didn’t want to stop kissing her. Damn Rose.
Her hands wound tighter around the back of my neck and I kissed her with more ferocity.
There was no way I was going to stop this. Kissing Scorpius. Merlin he was a good kisser. He dropped my legs, but because my hands were around his neck so tightly it didn’t change much. Except where his hands went. EWW! Don’t be disgusting, he wasn’t that much of a pig. Come on. One of his hands found my lower back and he pulled me against him while his other hand cupped the side of my face. As soon as he touched my face it seemed to burst into flames. The heat erupting from where his hand was on my back astounded me considering it was that strong when I was clothed. I didn’t want to imagine what it would be like if we were-
“WHAT THE BLOODY HELL DO YOU THINK YOU’RE DOING?” Crap. I pulled away from Scorpius knowing who it was that was yelling. Dad.
“Daddy!” I squealed, running over and giving him a hug. He stood there, stiff, not bothering to hug me back. His eyes were fixed on Scorpius.
“What were you doing to my daughter?” My dad asked, his voice came in almost a hiss.
“Daddy we were just-”
“I don’t want to hear your excuses Rose! I want Scorpius to tell me what the hell you two were doing. NOW.” He said. God he had a temper. It’s a Weasley thing. I heard doors open from around the house; all this yelling must have woken people. They heard it was my dad though and decided it was best to stay in their own rooms and not face the wrath.
“Sir, you see here’s the thing, there’s mistletoe up there,” he pointed, “And well, we couldn’t move from the spot until we kissed. It’s binding.”
“A simple kiss on the cheek would’ve sufficed.” Crap. I didn’t think about that.
“It would?” We both exclaimed at the same time. My dad turned to glare at me before turning back to Scorpius.
“Of course it would!! With all the family members here do you really think it would be that strict?”
“I’m sorry sir. I can assure you we had no idea.” Scorpius said, sounding more and more freaked out by the minute.
“Don’t let me see you doing it again! From now on you two can’t be alone together.” He turned to me, “Bed, now young lady. We’ll talk about this in the morning.”
“Yes sir.” I stood up on my tippy toes to kiss him on the cheek before turning to give Scorpius a quick smile then disappearing up the stairs.
That was bloody amazing. And terrifying. The snogging part was brilliant, the part where her dad barged in, not so much. He must hate me. God. This was going to suck. Now her dad hates me and we can’t be alone together? Well, we’d have to fix this immediately. Maybe if I talked to him and asked if I could have permission to date his daughter? Yeah that’ll work. Crap. No it won’t, I doubt she feels the same way about me. I mean I’m just Scorpius, and well, she’s Rose.
She’s the best bloody seeker we’ve had in years, she’s got the most brilliant red hair and green-blue eyes I’ve ever seen, she has a splash of freckles across her nose, and she has the figure of a model. Damn her. Then there’s me. Boring old Scorpius. I mean I’m just a flippin’ beater. I have boring blonde hair and grey eyes. Woo hoo. She’s brilliant, the best in our year, and possibly the school, and my marks are all average. Ugh. Life sucks when you’re in love with your best friend.
God. Why my dad is so flippin’ insane I’ll never know. Tomorrow was going to suck. I had a feeling he wouldn’t let this go and he was going to remain upset with Scorpius. We wouldn’t be let out of his sight the entire remainder of the break and I’m not sure how well Mr. Malfoy is going to take all this. Maybe I should just explain to daddy that I really like (and possibly love) Scorpius and that he needs to let me grow up and make my own choices. That’ll work. Ugh. Not. I mean this is Scorpius we’re talking about, then there’s me, Rose.
He’s one of the best beaters we’ve ever had in Ravenclaw. His golden hair is an utterly perfect length and he knows how to style it without even trying, his storm-grey eyes have every girl staring at one point or another, and let’s not even get started on his body. He has amazingly toned arms and his abs. *Sigh* He was bloody brilliant too. I mean I got good marks and all, but it was all book smarts. He had that and smarts in everything else. I’m just his stupid best friend. God, why does it suck so much to be in love with your best friend?
The next day:
I awoke to the sun shining in through the window. I stretched and opened my eyes only to find Al hovering over my bed staring at me.
“Bloody hell!” I cried, “What’s your problem Al?”
He smirked. Uh oh. What was that? He knew something , something that- CRAP! Last night! Rose and I kissed. ROSE AND I KISSED! OH MY GOD.
“You are in so much trouble!” Al said. “My uncle is beyond pissed. What were you thinking snogging her like that?”
“Snogging her like what?”
“Don’t give me that, I watched you two.”
“Bloody creep! Why would you do that?”
“Just wanted to check up on you guys and see how you were doing is all.” He winked at me. “Regardless, Uncle Ron is pretty pissed. He’s more than protective of Rose and has pretty much decided she can’t date until she’s 30. He thought he could trust you. Looks like you’ll have to prove to him that he can.”
“And how do you suppose I do that?”
“Scorp, you’re a bloody genius. I’m sure you can figure it out.” Looks like I was back to my plan of being honest and admitting I have feelings for Rose and that she’s not just a random snog. Ugh. Hopefully Rose won’t flip. Or her father. I knew my father wouldn’t. He’s always supported me with Rose.
*~*~*~*~*~*FLASHBACK TO FIRST YEAR*~*~*~*~*~*~*
I finished sealing the letter and sent it off with my owl. It was a letter to my father telling him about how I’d ended up becoming friends with the daughter of, wait for it, his childhood crush. But, there’s more. You see, I’m not just her best friend; I’m kind of in love with her. I know what does an 11 year old know about love? But I swear I do. I want nothing more than for her to be happy. She just thinks that’s all the protective best friend thing. Little does she know…
There was a tapping noise on the window and I looked up to see Scorpius’s owl sitting on the window sill with a letter tied to his leg. ‘Ahh finally,’ he thought to himself, ‘He’s actually written me.’
Draco began reading the letter and had to sit down in shock.
Well guess what? I’m the first Malfoy to NOT be in Slytherin. I know that that may come as a shock and that you may disappointed, but just know I made the house I wanted to. I made it into Ravenclaw.
I know that I’ve been here for a few months now and I’m terribly sorry I haven’t written until now. I had meant to almost right away but I got so distracted with classes and friends and everything else.
You’ll be happy to know that I’ve already made several friends. I have three best friends already. They’re all in Ravenclaw, Jace Wilson, Zara Mayson, and, wait for it, Rose Weasley. You guessed it, she’s the daughter of Ron and Hermione. Here’s the thing, I’m kind of in love with her. I know it sounds insane, I’ve only known her for a few months but it’s true. I guess history really does repeat itself. Only I refuse to be mean to her. I want nothing more than to protect her from anyone who wishes to harm her. I want her to be happy. Even if it means me being unhappy, I want her to be happy. I love her father. I hope you can put your differences aside and talk to her parents and family because I plan on spending a lot of time with her. In fact, she’s going to write her parents soon and find out if we can both spend the holidays with them and your family. If you’re okay with it that is. I know it’s probably a lot to take in but you’ve taught me well. I’m not going to rush into anything, and she has no idea that I have feelings for her. I can’t wait for you to meet her. I figured it would be a nice change in pace to have more than the two of us for Christmas. If you feel differently I completely understand.
Hope all is well with you, I’ll be expecting a quick reply.
He read the letter over several times before immediately sitting down and writing a response, sending it off with Scorpius’s owl as soon as he was rested.
Damn. My dad is pissed. I don’t understand why. I mean it’s not like I was snogging some random boy. It was Scorpius for crying out loud. I mean bloody hell. For all he knows I’m shagging every guy at the school. Not that I would, that’s bloody stupid.
Well, I guess I would take the blame for this in the end if it meant protecting Scorpius from the wrath of my father. I’d tell him that I have feelings for Scorpius. We could pretend to go out for a while, then I would “break up with him” that way it’s not him hurting me (which would also cause my father to kill him) and all is well. He would go along with it. I know he will.
“ROSE! SCORPIUS! GET DOWN HERE NOW!” Mum called from downstairs. Oh bloody hell. Here we go.
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