|The Emerald Lotus
Author: PottyParker PM
At the Yule Ball Padma is upset... but about what? Harry goes to see her. What shennanegans will they get up to? 3 shot! R&R xRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Friendship - Harry P. & Padma P. - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,839 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 05-16-11 - Published: 05-03-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6961554
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This is for wujys BIGGEST Challenge EVER! I'm kind of using a bit of film stuff but it fits! Hope you like it! Xx
Disclaimer: I don't own nothing! J. K. Rowling owns it (of course you would know that already wouldn't you!)
Pairing: "Emerald Lotus" Harry Potter and Padma Patil.
Prompts and quotes: 'Windswept' "Men are born to succeed, not fail."
"A drum, a drum, the wrock band comes" said the squeaky voice of Professor Flitwick as he announced to the group of teenagers gathered in the Great Hall of Hogwarts for the Yule Ball.
An abrupt scream of cheers and whistling erupted from the mouths of the teens, who have been waiting for this moment the whole night.
"The band which needs no introduction, the moment we have all been waiting fooo….."
"Are you ready to ROCK?"
The tiny professor was cut off by band which were totally awesome!
While the Champions had the first dance, all of the professors and other pupils started to join in and everyone had joined in, but by the end of the second song people started to go off and sit and talk; including a certain Harry Potter with Parvati Patil and Ron Weasley, in his hand-me-down dress robes, with Padma Patil, Parvati's twin sister. The twins had shared many interests and often even who they liked and didn't, but things started to change once they had come to Hogwarts and Padma was sorted into Ravenclaw not Gryffindor like her sister.
While this had puzzled people in the first few years of school life, after the events of the last year Harry could understand why, during his divination lessons he could tell that the twins had some significant differences. Padma was more caring about peoples' future where as Parvati seemed to just see what would happen, not that Harry paid any attention to them… (*cough* *cough *)
"I'm just gonna go get some food, be back soon." Ron announced to the table, which broke the silence.
Everyone grunted and nodded in a way which Ron could only take as a resounding 'okay'.
With Ron gone the sisters talked for a while, whispering and keeping in hushed tones. Harry wondered if they were talking about him and Ron. Suddenly Padma got up from the table. Wait, hands covering your face. Running from a room. Making sobbing noises. Was she crying? Why would she be crying it was only Ron and she didn't even want to go to the ball with him anyway! Then Harry noticed that Ron had been confronted by the lone girl from Durmstrang, and had started to make their way to the dance floor.
Would you like this dance?" A boy from Beauxbatons asked Parvati. Padma had been gone for quite a while Harry could see that Parvati was worried, and he was himself.
"Yeah, sure, okay" Parvati would do anything to get away from Harry who was now sat awkwardly on his own.
While Harry sat all on his lonesome he wondered about many things like the ongoing tournament and what on earth was up with Padma?
Harry sighed and got up to get some punch, which he suspected was spiked with fire whiskey but he didn't mind. What Harry didn't know was, the cups for punch were ever-filling and did not empty of drink, leaving everyone getting a bit tipsy.
For some reason Harry could not fathom, he poured two cups of punch even though he was on his own giving the fact Padma had gone of doing who-knows-what, Parvati was dancing with a Beauxbatons student and Ron was of gallivanting somewhere in the hall with that girl from the 'enemy's' school! He's such a hypocrite, saying that to Hermione then going off with a Durmstrang pupil himself!
Harry went for a walk outside, a chance for some air before any professors make him dance again, when he saw a billowing dress near the lake, under the tree that he, Ron and Hermione always sit under. He decided to investigate.
As Harry approached he started to see the turquoise shades in the dress the girl had… turquoise shades which looked just like Padma's dress. He had found Padma! He had a spare cup of punch and time what harm could be done by going and seeing if she was alright?
"Harry, is that you? What are you doing here?" Padma asked.
"I could ask you the same question."
"Oh, umm, it's nothing."
"For some reason I don't believe you." A smile played on Harry's lips but quickly died. They stayed in an awkward silence for a few minutes before Harry asked, "Do you want some punch?"
"Oh, yeah. Sure, thanks." she said taking the cup from the still-standing Harry.
"You can sit down, you know.""Oh okay." Harry sat down on the dewy grass next to Padma.
"Harry?" Padma broke another silence which Harry had somewhat come to enjoy.
"You still haven't answered my question."
"Hmm, sorry. I just wanted some air and time to think, I thought out here would be most peaceful, then I saw you under this tree and thought I'd come to see how you are."
"Well everything's fine."
"Padma," Harry took her chin in his fingers and turned her face towards his. "You ran out of the Great Hall crying, nothing is 'fine'."
"Yes. It. is. Thanks for the punch by the way." Some annoyance was showing in her voice.
"Okay then but remember, you can tell me anything."Padma nodded.
"D'you wanna go for a walk?" A hint of suggestion was present in Harry's voice.
"Yeah OK then." Padma stood up with a hand from Harry, during which she noticed his eyes really were something in the moonlight.
"Thanks for the hand… Ahhh , ouch, ouch, ouch!" Padma screamed as she held her leg and jumped up and down and started to walk.
"Oh my Merlin! Are you alright?" exclaimed Harry as he rushed over to Padmas side.
"Do *hop* you honestly *hop* think I'm *hop* alright *hop* if I'm *hop* hopping?" Padma quipped.
"Well, no obviously. But what's the matter?"
"Pins and needles! It hurts like Hell!"
"I find the best way to get rid of pins and needles, is to walk it off, so the blood gets circulating properly." Harry said with a proud/ smug smile on his face.
" You find that the solution? I didn't know you were a Hufflepuff or had a medical book in your head."
"What the hell is a Hufflepuff anyway? And I only know that because, well, you know Hermione; when something's wrong: go to the library, so we spend a lot of time in the library."
"I honestly do not have a clue, why don't you ask Diggory? Yeah she does spend a lot of time in that library."
"I already did, he just said they were finders." A smile broke out on both their faces.
"Well that must be it then!" During their conversation Padma didn't notice that she had put her foot down and was standing fine, the pain had apparently gone away.
"You ready for that walk now?"
"Yep… Oh wait a sec, let me grab my glass." Padma rushed back the few paces to the tree where she had left her glass of punch.
"Hmmmm, that's funny I swear I knocked it over." Padma examined the glass -once she had got back to Harry- looking for any evidence of a charm or spell that might have been put on the glass.
"Wouldn't it be empty then?"
"That's what I would have thought, why didn't it empty?"
"I have no clue, why don't we forget for the moment?"
"Yeah, let's walk." The former sounding distant like she was pondering something strange.
Part Une Fin.
A/N: Cliffy-ish for the first part of the 3 or 4 shot! I wish I could have put more tension and stuff in parts but it's taken me about a month or two-ish to write this! Hope you enjoyed it! Xxxx
Also next chapter will be short but I think you'll like it! x