Author: downeyjr PM
And they shouldn't even try, really. It'll all go down in flames. - - NextGen. Characters. ; Amy, Ellie, Mystii, Aimy, Ria ;Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 27,733 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 08-14-11 - Published: 12-16-10 - id: 6561688
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a/n: dedicated to PrincessPearl & Ninja Potter because they ship this pairing ;)
kiss, touch, and love
i know you get me,
so i let my walls come down, down
/teenage dream, katy perry/
These sort of things always end in disaster.
kiss, touch, love.
They start seeing each other in the middle of summer—when his relationship with Rose is 'off' again and she's bored, so what else is there to do? He's at her and Al and James' house because he always—alwaysalwaysalways—stays there for the hols, and god, it's sweltering hot and there's nothing to do, okay?
"Kiss me." She is ever the blunt one, and simply watches as his face morphs from confused to surprised to amused.
"Why would I do that?" His mouth is turned up at the corners.
bat those pretty grass-green eyes and he's gone.
"Because I want you to."
And he does.
feather-light peck on the cheek.
(And then, and then, and then, that's when it all goes spiraling out of control.)
They meet up often, in her bloody house, even, and when the holidays are over they begin to meet up at school. Rose doesn't know, nor will she ever know, because Scorpius won't tell her and Lily's too oh, I don't feel like it, but personally, he just thinks she's scared.
It's been a couple of months and Rose is too oblivious and they're sneaking around right under her nose, for Merlin's sake.
"Hullo, Rose! I've got to speak with Scorpius." She begins tugging on his arm and he laughs good naturedly, turning to face her- and he winks. Rose looks bewildered.
ponder briefly what she would do if she knew.
"What for? I was planning on spending the day with my boyfriend, Lily." Lily grins and gives her her very best puppy dog eyes, and she gives in. "Fine, fine, but ten minutes only, kid. I'm counting!"
Lily blows her a kiss—she rolls her eyes but smiles anyway—and guilt is still on the back of her mind as she grabs Scorpius' hand and they leave.
run, run, run, baby boy. run, run, run, baby girl.
They start laughing once they get there, Filch's closet, but they know he won't be here because it's his break, and they pant and wheeze and stand there till the laughs subside.
"Good one, Potty."
She sticks her tongue out at the nickname and slaps his arm lightly.
hearts beat faster.
"Whatever, Malfoy, let's get this over with." She winks, pulls on his tie, and they tumble into the closet.
They get caught.
"What is going on here? Bloody kids these days, always trying to sneak off…" Filch wheezes, squinting his beady eyes at them until the guiltiness is rolling off of them in waves and pooling at their feet. "Say, aren't you the Potter girl? And…and…the Malfoy boy?"
thump. thump. thump.
They wait, half-naked but too afraid to actually say anything.
They get dragged off to their respectable Common Rooms—Gryffindor, Slytherin—and then they lie in bed, ignoring their roommates' questions and pretending to fall asleep.
lie awake. drown in your shame, boy and girl.
The next morning is a rough one. She prepares herself.
take a deep breath, close your eyes.
She's at the Gryffindor Common Room in minutes. He's not there.
heartbeat. heartbeat. heartbeat.
"Lily!" Rose calls her over.
"What's the matter, Rose?" She notices the distressed look on her cousin's face and begins to panic.
"Well, I heard a rumor that, um—"
"Rose!" His voice is calling from across the Common Room and Lily lets out a sigh that she hadn't known she'd been holding. Rose's face looks even more troubled. When he is in close proximity to them, his arm accidentally brushing hers, Rose begins to speak.
She takes a deep breath and—
"Are you seeing each other behind my back?" She doesn't even sound angry, no, just…just, disappointed and Lily feels that crushing guilt and Scorpius is frozen in his spot and Rose is the only calm one.
She decides to come up with an excuse instead of telling the truth, the whole truth and only the truth, because Slytherins are better at lying.
"I—it was just-" She finds she can't speak and a lump forms in her throat.
"It was just for fun." Scorpius cuts in, giving her his most winning I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I shouldn't have done it, I regret it smile, but Rose can see right through it. She shakes her head and thinks for a moment.
"Obviously, we're broken up now, Scorpius," She says as calmly as possible without her voice shaking, no, not at all. "Just—just- why didn't you tell me?"
That's what she wants to know. That's all she wants to know.
They are bewildered and his hand grasps hers without any hesitation. Lily stares at their hands, the floor, anything but her cousin, anything but her cousin.
Rose looks at this gesture, the hands, pondering for a moment, before sighing. The fire in her eyes dies out and her eyebrows crease. She gives them both a sad smile, dull, dull, dull, swallows her pride, and walks away with her head held high.
"Well, that went horribly." He sounds oddly chipper when he looks at her and her eyes hit the ceiling. His arms wrap around her waist. sigh.
But then he kisses her and though they're going to be the scandal of the year—who gives a fuck? This is good enough for her.
kiss. touch. love.