|Scorpius Malfoy:Where do I belong?
Author: Mockingfire PM
Scorpius Malfoy, he worries about living up to his family's name and when he gets to Hogwarts it seems achieving what's expected of him will be impossible.Then he meets Rose and Al and he begins to learn that being different isn't a bad thing, it's what makes you special. But there's trouble brewing at Hogwarts and past and present threaten to collide once again.Rated: Fiction K - English - Scorpius M. & Rose W. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,142 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12-30-12 - Published: 07-09-12 - id: 8303315
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Here's chapter 3 everyone. I know I said last chapter I was going to have flying in it but you'll have to wait for chapter 4 cause I decided that I needed to go into more detail in the Herbology lesson.
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Herbology, Scorpius thought as he was putting away his copy of One Thousand magical Herbs And Fungi was really quite interesting. Professor Longbottom had told them at the start of the lesson that the first year especially to start with, the subject would be predominantly theory and learning as it was essential to have a good basic knowledge of what you were dealing with before handling the plants themselves. Many of the class had been disappointed but Scorpius understood and he didn't mind He had started by indicating towards a large potted plant in the corner of the Greenhouse,
'Now, does anybody know the name of this beautiful specimen?' he asked the group of.
Scorpius' hand rose before he had time to think about it. Looking around at the rest of the class, he noticed that there were only two raised hands, his own and Rose's who stood beside him.
'It's Devil's snare.' Rose said confidently.
The teacher smiled at her warmly but shook his head,
'A very good guess but not quite. Mr Malfoy?' he said turning to Scorpius.
'It's Flitterbloom isn't it?'
The teacher smiled warmly, 'Very good. How can you tell?'
'Umm…well, Flitterbloom looks the same as Devil's snare except in Sunlight, Devil Snare hates sunlight but Flitterbloom isn't troubled by it, it just grows purple flowers when exposed to the light' he said pointing to the tiny violet coloured flower buds that were only just discernible on the underside of the plant's tentacle-like limbs.
'Excellent' professor Longbottom said looking slightly surprised at his knowledge but clearly thrilled that he had answered so well.
'ten house points for that super answer,' he said then noticing Rose's scowl, he added,
'And 5 for Miss Potter as well, for having a go. I don't expect you to know everything, that's why you're here, to learn. By answering; whether you get the answer correct or not, takes a great deal if courage. The same applies if any of you have any questions because I can guarantee that someone else will be thinking the same thing and will be thankful you asked. And it gives me a clear indication of what you know and what we need to concentrate on.
So, before we continue has anyone got any questions?'
There was a silence, and most of them shook their heads in response, then someone from the Slytherin group called out
'yeah, I've got one. When can we leave?' some of the other Slytherins laughed, but none of the Gryffindors did. Professor Longbottom gaze was sharp when he turned to the boy,
'One thing I wont abide is rudeness, consider yourself warned.' The boy didn't respond however he nor any other made anymore disrespectful comments.
The remainder of the lesson passed with no further interruptions.
'You ready to go?' Rose said as Scorpius and Albus hoisted there bags over their shoulders.
'Yes' Scorpius said and followed Rose and Albus but before her reached the exit he found himself sandwiched between two figures who were not his friends. Goyle and McNair.
The rammed into his in both sides knocking him to the ground and sending the contents if his bag spilling across the floor, an in bottle shattered as it hit the earth and the dark liquid spread out leaving a ribbon like trail of ink across the stone tiles.
The two boys jeered as they left leaving Scorpius to pick himself up. The third of the three boys, Zabini, smiled along with the other two however it didn't appear as genuine and he paused as the door for a moment as though debating going back to help but one glance at his fellow Slytherins, both of whom were still snickering, seemed to make up his mind and after shifting his bag on his shoulder slightly he turned and left too.
Rose and Albus hurried over to Scorpius as he scrambled to his feet.
'What happened? Are you alright?' Rose asked demandingly.
'It was…I…I tripped, that's all' Scorpius muttered not looked at them, but neither were fooled.
Rose glared after the three Slytherin boys her expression murderous and even Al looked as though a well aimed hex would have been put to good use.
'Why, if I ever…' Rose fumed.
'Forget about it, it doesn't matter.' Scorpius told her hurriedly.
'But…?' Rose started.
'Really' He repeated ' Look, you two go ahead and I'll catch you up. I don't want you to make you late' Scorpius looked at Al when he said this as Rose still looked like she was ready to wage war.
'If you're sure' Albus said and Scorpius nodded. 'okay then, we'll explain why you're late.' Al promised.
Rose still looked reluctant.
'Well, alright, can you find your way down to the Quidditch pitch?' Scorpius nodded again.
'Come on Rose' Albus told her giving her a slight nudge 'otherwise we'll all be late'
The pair headed off to second lesson leaving Scorpius to clean up.
What a way to start He thought to himself as he shoved his books and any parchment that hadn't been drowned in ink, then he turned to the ink itself and the shards of glass that used to be it's container.
He pulled out his wand and murmured
'Scourgify' and less than a third of the mess disappeared, he sighed wondering what to do.
'let me help.' a voice said from behind him making him jump.
'Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you' Smiled Professor Longbottom drawing out his own wand and with a flourish the rest vanished completely.
Scorpius mumbled his thanks then turned to leave
'Hold up, could I have a quick word?' The Professor asked.
The teacher looked at him quietly for a few seconds before speaking.
'I saw what happened.'
He said softly and Scorpius didn't need any more confirmation than the sincerity in his gaze to know what he was talking about.
'Don't let them push you around, I've been there and it took me years to realise that I didn't have to put up with it. So don't you alright?'
'okay' Scorpius said and the Professor smiled.
'I never got on very well with your father but I find that it's best not to linger to much on things that have happened because the past doesn't dictate our lives, you alone can do that no matter what you've been told or what you may think. You seem like a good boy, so don't the same mistakes as me, learn from them and make a difference.'
'Yes sir.' Scorpius acceded. Then considering himself dismissed, he headed off towards his second lesson.