We all sat awkwardly in the living room waiting for Hugo to arrive.
Rose dropped my hand as soon as we came, but I really would've liked to hold it. Although that would probably increase the amount of glares her father was throwing my way.
Mum and Mrs. Weasley were in the kitchen talking about who knows what, while Dad sat on the loveseat and Mr. Weasley sat in an armchair.
Suddenly, there was a burst of green flames from the fire place and Hugo appeared before us.
"Hugo!" Mrs. Weasley said, hugging him and giving him a kiss on the cheek.
"What's Malfoy doing here?" Hugo asked his mother, recieving a glare.
"Well Hugo," she started, and you could hear the anger in her voice. "Our guests are here and it would do you well to be polite to them. We couldn't find out why they were here because of your tardiness. Now go sit on the couch next to your sister."
Hugo did as he was told.
Mrs. Weasley was fucking awesome.
Hugo glared at me and I noticed what a big guy he was. We were about the same height, but since he was a beater, he was more broad and was easily broader than I was.
He probably could kill me if he wanted to.
Not that I was worried.
"Okay, Rosie, what's up?" Mrs. Weasley said as she sat on the arm of her husband's chair.
I looked at Rose and saw her playing with the bottom of her sweater. Rose was looking down at the ground and I could tell that she was nervous. She was going back to the Rose I found crying in the hall yesterday. The one that was scared and believed she couldn't do this. And even though I knew I would get many glares from her dad and brother, I grabbed her hand to stop her from fiddling with her sweater and intertwined our fingers. She looked up at me and I squeezed her hand. Over her head I saw Hugo giving me a death glare. If this is what I was got for holding her hand, I could only imagine what he would do when he finds out why he's here.
Rose squeezed my hand even tighter as she said, "Well, Mum, Dad, Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy..." Holy crap she hasda grip. I feeltlike my fingers aweregoing to fall off. "I'm...I'm pregnant."
"And Scorpius is the father."
I expected the fact that I was the father would get her Dad going. But he sat there looking at the ground.
I looked over at my parents and saw them looking shocked too.
It was completely silent.
Until Hugo decided to attack me.
"I'm going to kill you!" he yelled as he lunged across Rose. He managed to grab my shirt, but Mrs. Weasley cast a protection charm between us.
"Hugo Weasley!" Mrs. Wealsey yelled. I pulled Rose up so that we were standing on one side of the charm and this time I was squeezing her hand to death.
"Mum, you heard her!" Hugo yelled. "She's pregnant because of him! It's my brotherly duty to kill him!"
"It's not his fault!" Rose yelled at her brother. "It's no ones’ fault ,but if you're going to blame someone then blame me!"
"You're just going to stand there and let my sister blame herself for this?" Hugo said, advancing on me. "You worthless piece of Death Eater-"
"HUGO ARTHUR WEASLEY!!" Mrs. Weasley yelled. "GO UPSTAIRS RIGHT NOW AND STAY IN YOUR ROOM UNTIL I SAY YOU ARE ALLOWED OUT!"
Hugo glared at me before he stomped up to his room.
Mrs. Weasley turned to my father. "Draco, I am so sorry. Hugo never talks like that, I have no idea what got into him. I'm so sorry-"
"Hermione, don't worry about it," Dad said. "There's a reason he said it. No matter how much we would like, to we can't change the past." He was gripping his left arm where his Dark Mark was, until Mum took his hand away and held in her own. She put the other one behind his head and kissed his cheek.
"That's not the man Draco is anymore," Mum said. "I know the man I married is nothing like the boy who did those things. I love him, every part of him, no matter what other people say about him."
"Your parents are really cute," Rose whispered to me.
"He's made mistakes just like everybody else in this room," she said. "But we are not here to talk about our mistakes, we are here to talk about our children's mistake."
Cool Mum, go from being totally awesome to totally not.
"Sit," Mum said.
Rose and I did as we were told.
"How did this happen?" Mum asked.
"Well, I think you know how babies are made," I responded with a smirk on my face.
"Scorpius Hyperion, don't you dare get cheeky with me," she said back at me. This is when I noticed how angry she was.
"Halloween," Rose said, as if she could feel the fury coming off my mother. "On Halloween, there’s an annual party and I went. I ran into Scorpius on my way to the common room and he offered to walk me back. I kissed him and brought him up to my room. I'm pretty sure the rest is self explanatory."
There was a moment of silence until Mrs. Wealsely said, "Well, It appears that all we can do is move forward from here. We'll need to book Rose an appointment at St. Mun-"
"Daddy," Rose whispered, interrupting her mother. "Daddy, please say something."
All of us looked over at Mr. Weasley who was the only one who hadn't said anything. He was still doing exactly what he did when he found out: staring at the floor.
"I just can't believe it Rosie," he said. "I just can't believe you did something so stupid. I just...I never though this would happen."
"I know Daddy, I didn't mean to. It just sort of happened," Rose said, looking down at the ground.
"Rose, lots of things 'just sort of happen' but you need to be careful," he said, standing up and raising his voice. "You can't go around being careless! Rose you are such a smart girl! How could you make such a dumb mistake?!"
"Daddy, I'm sorry," Rose said, still looking down at the ground and crying. Shit. She was crying. And I was getting pissed.
"Sorry won't cut it this time ,Rose!" He yelled. I figured Mrs. Weasley would jump in ,but I saw her looking at him in shock herself. This needed to stop. "It happened, you can't undo it-"
"Stop yelling at her!" I yelled as I dropped Rose's hand and stood up. "She's already freaked out enough! She doesn't need you yelling at her about how she can't change it! She knows! I know she knows because I had to be there for her and comfort her more than I have ever had to comfort someone before!"
"Don't you tell me what to do, Malfoy!" He yelled. "My daughter wouldn't even be in this mess if it weren't for you! Do you even know how to raise a child? Have you discussed anything about adoption or any other options? You two are 17 and both still in school! You don't understand children at all and there is no way you could raise one! You are still children yourselves! Most teen fathers end up leaving their child with the mother for someone else, which is what I’m guessing you would do!”
"I would never leave Rose or my child!" I yelled back. "Rose and I still haven't decided if we are going to keep the baby or if we are going to give it up for adoption! I know that this is partly my fault and I will always take responsibility for it! Yes, we’re young but I will take care of Rose during her pregnancy and after, whether or not we keep the baby!"
"Ronald Weasley, don't you dare say another word," Mrs. Weasley's calm but stern voice broke us out of our little world.
I looked over to the couch where Rose sat with her face in her hands, her entire body shaking. I rushed over to her and put my arm around her.
"No," she said, pulling away. "No, just leave me alone." She got up and ran up the stairs.
I got off the couch and went into the kitchen, making sure to avoid eye contact with anyone. I was about to lose it. I raked my hands ithrough my hair, trying not to fall apart. I had tried to be strong for Rose and not freak out about the fact that I was going to be a father. Holy shit. I was going to be a father.
"Scorpius?" I heard from behind me, I turned and saw Mum, standing in the doorway. She looked at me and instantly said, "Oh, honey." She rushed over and brought me into a hug, pulling my head down on her shoulder.
That's when I lost it. I broke down, crying in my Mum's arms like a little boy.
"I'm so sorry, Mum," I cried into her shoulder. "I'm so sorry."
"I know, honey," she said, rubbing my back. "It’ll be okay sweetie, it’ll be okay."
"Rose?" Mum said, peaking in my door at me lying on my bed holding my teddy bear. "Can I come in?"
"I suppose," I said. Mum came in and sat down next to me. "Will Daddy ever forgive me?"
"Honey, of course," Mum said, stroking my hair. "He's just in shock right now. We all are."
"Yes, but you aren't ignoring me," I said as I pulled my teddy closer to me.
"Everyone deals with shock differently," Mum said. "Your father has always been the type to blow up and ignore people when he's upset." She wiped a tear from my cheek. "He loves you, Rosie. He always will no matter what. You're his little girl."
"But I'm not a little girl anymore, Mum," I said. I hadn't cried in front of Mum in years and now I was. Maybe I was still a little girl.
"I know," she said. "And he does too. He just can't believe it happened. He never thought something like this would even be possible."
"If it makes him feel any better I didn't think I'd be in this situation either," I said.
"That does make me feel better," I heard Dad say from my bedroom door. I sat up and wiped my tears away.
"I'll leave you two alone to talk," she said. She got off of my bed and walked past Dad, giving him a kiss on the cheek as she went.
Dad and I were silent. I had never gotten into an argument with him, much less gotten him completely angry at me. So now, both of us not sure of what to say, was a first for us.
"Daddy," I managed to get out. "Daddy, I'm so sorry." The tears I was trying to hold back came out. Soon I was sobbing and Dad's arms were around me, pulling me into a hug, just like when I was little.
"Rosie," he said once I calmed down. "There's nothing to be sorry about. You’re my daughter. No matter what I will always be there for you. Even though this is something I didn't think would ever happen, you are still my child. Nothing you or Hugo do could ever make me not want protect you or love you. It's my job as a father to fix you when you fall apart."
I wiped some tears out of my eyes. "But Daddy this is something that can't be fixed easily. It's not a broken lamp or a scrape on the knee. I'm pregnant. And I have no idea how to do this."
"I'll help you through it and so will your Mum. But no one will help you more than Scorpius. He wants to protect you and be there for you. He cares about you Rosie. That's why he stood up to me when he saw you crying. I could tell it hurt him to see you like that." Dad sighed. "He's nothing like his father I'll give him that much."
"What do you mean it hurt him to see me cry? How could you tell?"
"Because he looked at you the way I looked at your mother when she would be upset at school," Dad said. "She'd always would pretend that some of them didn't hurt but a few really did." Dad looked at my bed and frowned. "Unfortunately, most of the time she was really upset it was because of dumb things I did."
"Like at the Yule Ball?" I asked. I knew my parents story better than I knew most other things. I loved hearing about it when I was little, because it was was like a fairy tale in my eyes. I knew my dad realized he had feelings for my mum at the Yule Ball when he got jealous because she was Victor Krum's date. He accused her of "fraternizing with the enemy" and they got into this huge fight, with mum saying that if he wanted to ask her then he should have before she was already going with someone else. It was one of their biggest fights and Mum left in tears.
"Especially at the Yule Ball," he said. "I wanted to kill myself for making her cry. I felt that way about anyone who made her cry." He ran a hand through his red hair, the same color as mine, and sighed. "I know Scorpius feels the same way. Even though the Malfoy's aren't my favorite family." Boy was that the understatement of the century. "If Scorpius does that for you, then we'll get through this."
"Promise?" I asked him. I felt silly, like I was five and if Dad promised it would be okay, then it would be.
Dad pulled me into a hug. "Promise."
And strangely, that did make me feel better.
Dad and I walked downstairs to where everyone else was waiting. Instantly, I was able to spot Scorpius sitting between his parents. His eyes were red, as if he had been crying and his mom had her arm on his back, soothingly rubbing it back and forth. I felt the need to run over to him and hug him and never let go; to be there for him as he was for me. In the past day he was my rock, he was the strong one while I was the one who couldn't handle it.
When he saw me enter, he stood up and walked across the room toward me and I met him in the middle, where I put my arms around his waist. I squeezed him tight, and he returned the action, pulling me as close to him as possible. I forgot that there were other people in the room until Hugo cleared his throat awkwardly.
Scorpius and I let go of each other, but I quickly grabbed his hand and squeezed it. I didn't want to let him go.
"Alright kids," Mum said. "I think we've taken up enough of your Sunday. We’ll see you at Christmas, Rose and Hugo."
"I want Scorpius there," I said, surprising myself and everyone else in the room. "The family will probably know by then and if they don't then I'll have to tell them and I just...I want Scorpius there."
Everyone was looking at me in shock, especially Scorpius. I squeezed his hand tighter to assure him that I wanted there. Dad said we were going to get through this. And I wanted Scorpius by my side for as much of that as possible. (Repetitive; “...that I wanted him there.” could be cut and it would be fine.)
Mum composed herself first. "Well, I don't see a problem with that," she said. "As long as his parents agree, of course."
We all looked at Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy,who seemed to be considering this.
"That sounds fine," Mrs. Malfoy said. "If that is what Scorpius wants to do, then we can do it. We were just going to Paris anyway." (Mona’s def a slytherin)
Scorpius looked down at me for confirmation that I wanted him there. I stared back at him with a pleading look, because the idea of not having him there for either telling my entire family or having them all walk awkwardly around me, was horrible. I wanted him to be there.
Scorpius looked back at his parents. "I'll stay with them for Christmas."
"Good," Mr. Malfoy said. "Your mother and I could use a romatic vacation."
"Alright everyone," Dad said. "We should send the kids back to school."
We said our goodbyes and soon were preparing to travel through the Floo network back to Hogwarts. Hugo went first and then Scorpius and I. We landed in McGonagall's office, but she was no where in site.
"Where's McGonagall?" Scorpius asked Hugo, who was standing in the middle of the office.
Hugo held up a note. "Says shes left or a meeting and that we should show ourselves out."
"Oh," Scorpius said.
Hugo played with the note. "So are you two going to tell anyone else?"
I looked up at Scorpius and saw him shaking his head. "We both just found out. I'm not going to say anything until Rose wants to, but I'd rather wait for now."
Hugo nodded. "Makes sense." He placed the note on McGonagall's desk and started playing with some knickknacks. He was debating something. He only ever messes with things when he’s arguing with himself.
"What are you debating?" I asked him. He looked up at me and was about to speak before I interrupted him. "And don't say nothing. You and I both know that's a lie."
"Rose it's creepy how you do that," Hugo said. He sighed and turned to face Scorpius and I. "I'm trying to decided how I feel about Malfoy. We were raised to hate him. But I heard how he stood up to Dad. No one would do that unless they really cared about you, Rosie."
I felt Scorpius tense up, as if Hugo revealed a big secret. Was it possible for Scorpius to care about me as much as Dad and Hugo seemed to think?
"So, I have to like him for caring that much about you. But either way," Hugo said, looking at Scorpius. "If you ever hurt my sister or abandon her or your child, I will personally hunt you down."
"Hugo isn't that a little drama-" I started but Scorpius interrupted me.
"No, he has a right to say it," he said squeezing my hand. "You're his sister, so he's protective. Like I told your father, I will not abandon Rose. If I do, then please do kill me, maim me, do whatever you want to me. Because I could not live with myself if I did that. Yes, I may sound like a poof, but it's true."
Hugo nodded. "You're not bad Malfoy. I'm gonna leave you two alone to talk about..." His gaze dropped down to my stomach. "To talk about my niece or nephew."
Once he was out of the room, I breathed a giant sigh of relief. "It's over. We did it."
Scorpius faced me with a smile on his face. "Yeah, we did," he said, taking both my hands in his. "But this is far from over."
"I guess you're right," I said.
"In fact," Scorpius said. "It's only the beginning."
I pulled my hands out of his hand so I could put them around his neck and hug him. Hug this boy who I barely knew but gave me butterflies and who I was starting to care about a lot. I didn't know why but he had been there for me when I needed him most and I got the feeling he would continue to be there. And I liked knowing that.
I pulled my head off of his chest to let go of him when I saw him looking down at me. So I stared back at him. For a few moments, we just stared at each other. But then he leaned in.
He kissed me.
I knew this kiss wasn't like the ones we shared on Halloween. It was real, there were actually feelings behind it. Even though we had gone much farther than kissing, I knew that this was our first kiss.
And it was only the beginning.
A/N: Yaay!!! New Chapter!! I'm sorry I took so long on this but real life was taking over. I wanted to post a new chapter of Madness before I did this but I gave up and decided to upload it!
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