« Dad said…»
« … I must not talk with you ».
Rose bit her lips, holding the book in her hands.
She already saw that boy at King’s Cross, when her dad pointed at him, telling not to share a word with that little guy.
And of course, she had to spend with him the biggest part of the lessons, since Ravenclaw and Slytherin used to share a lot of time together during the day, just like Hufflepuff and Gryffindor. Bad luck.
Everytime her look met his eyes, Rose blushed and turned her head away: it was so unfair! And the worst thing was that the little Scorpius Malfoy didn’t look a bad guy at all. Not like his father, “Draco Malfoy”, a name that Rose was used to hear pronunced by her father with tons of unkind words just beside it.
And that day, for the first time, Scorpius talked to her. She was running away, away from the room where lessons of History of Magic used to take place, away from Scorpius Malfoy.
But it just wasn’t destiny.
« You forgot your book! » said Scorpius. Rose took the book murmuring a “thank you”, staring at her feet.
Scorpius waited just a moment, then he said « My name is Scorpius »
« Rose » muttered the little girl, still holding her book.
« Weasley? » asked Scorpius. Rose glanced at him, then nodded slowly. After a short silence, she finally said that hatefull words.
« Dad said I must not talk with you »; Rose raised her eyes, prepared for an evil reply. But she was incredibly surprised when she saw the boy’s expression, a mix of loss and disappointment.
« Why? » he asked. Rose opened her mouth, but she didn’t have a proper aswer: better to say, she didn’t know the answer at all.
« I… don’t know » she blushed, raising her eyebrows. Scorpius scrateched his nose, looking out of the window. Then, he looked back at Rose.
« As you prefer » he said. Rose hesitated, then walked beyond the blond guy. After few steps, she turned back at him.
« Thanks for the book » her voice fluttered. Scopius glanced at her and smiled.
« Anytime ».
Long time since I drew these two. I should give them some more love.
Image by FEuJenny07 (me).