A/N: With Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set to come out in a week, I wanted to try my hand at a NextGen story. I love the idea of Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy coming from different backgrounds and overcoming it all to be together. So that's exactly what I have for you here. There is a heavy focus on Rose & Scorpius, though we do get some tidbits into the rest of their families and friends. This will be a multi-chapter fic and I hope to be able to submit a chapter every week, if not before (of course, reviews certainly help that timeline go faster!)

Disclaimer: I am not J.K. Rowling and therefore own very little in this story. If you recognize it, it's hers. If you don't...it's still probably hers.


A Different Kind of Love Story

Prologue

By ByeByeBirdie


This isn't your typical love story. They didn't meet and fall in love at first sight. They didn't date or court each other. He didn't bring her flowers and she never gave him chocolate. He didn't flirt with her and she didn't bat his eyelashes at him. Their first kiss wasn't magical. There were no fireworks or sparks. He didn't sweep her off her feet. She didn't melt at his first touch. He wasn't on his best behavior and she never expected him to be.

But this is a love story. It's just a different kind of love story.

Because before there was love there was hatred and animosity. Before there was love there was pain and heartbreak. Before there was love there was anger and confusion. And before any of that, there was a guy and a girl who lived on opposites sides of their world. A guy who never knew what love was and a girl who failed at love once before. A guy who was afraid to be himself and a girl who was afraid to find herself. A guy who didn't know how to trust and a girl who trusted too much. A guy and a girl who couldn't have been more different.

She was a Gryffindor. He was a Slytherin.

He excelled in Potions. She did not.

She lived in the library with a mob of books. He spent his free time in broom cupboards with flirty girls.

She loved her family. He wasn't sure he loved his.

Her cousin was her best friend. Her cousin also happened to be his.

When she got the Head Girl badge, she celebrated with her entire family. He celebrated alone.

She smiled every time an owl dropped off a letter to her. He dreaded it.

Her family helped save the wizarding world. His tried to destroy it.

She was just a girl and he was just a guy but they hated each other from the moment they set eyes on each other.

Until one day they didn't.

Until one day they fell in love.

Falling in love had never been part of their plan. But being in love was something they couldn't stop no matter how hard they tried.

This is the love story of Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy.