Cedric had taken the honor of first job, apparently, as Draco discovered coming out of his Common Room the next day, his head still throbbing from liquor. It hadn't been strong liquor, but there had been a looooot of toasts.

"Ah! There you are!" Cedric said, pivoting to face Malfoy. "I'm not supposed to see, I know, so I closed my eyes and listened." And then Cedric gave that wide grin that all the girls squealed about. Yes, even the Slytherins.

Still, despite the handsomeness, Draco Malfoy had to admit that Cedric had a point. "So what did you want?"

"An assignment for you." Cedric said, "I need broomsticks polished before our next match." That was with Ravenclaw, wasn't it?

Malfoy nodded, "That'll take three hours."

Cedric handed over the change. "Do it after our last practice." That meant on Friday night. Draco was vaguely surprised that Cedric had been first. It made for good policy, really, but that assumed that the Hufflepuffs had any idea of the changelings in their midst. Which was a ridiculous thought.

[a/n: no, not ACTUAL changelings. Leave review?]