Title: Tulips
Pairing: Charlie/Hermione
Rating: G
Word Count: 323
Prompt: Something within the Discoveries With The WeasleyStory from merlinsbabe. I chose to go back to the beginning.


This was ridiculous, they weren't coming. If Hermione had any sort of a brain, she wouldn't have come either. Being set up was very embarrassing, and nothing against her co-worker, but she was terrified of the sort of wizard who would appear.

As long as he wasn't a complete imbecile she could somehow make it through lunch, and then she'd tell her that enough was enough. It was bad enough having to do it once, but she wouldn't do this anymore.

"Hermione! What are you doing here? It's too bloody cold to stand here," someone said from behind her.

She turned towards them, "Hi, Charlie. It's a bit chilly, but I should be going soon."

"A hot date then?" Charlie grinned, leaning against the wall beside her.

Scoffing, "Likely. I don't even know what he looks like, and I'm hoping it's a he."

He laughed, "Well I'm hoping it's a witch."

"You too? Isn't it awful?"

"Very bad, where are you meeting the intended?"

"Well I thought I was meeting him here, but we're having lunch down at that little cafe."

"Least it's not dinner, dinner has implications."

"Yep, I'm so very glad it's not dinner. What about you?"

He smiled, "Well I was down at that little cafe waiting for my date but they never turned up."

"Well that's horrible, or a blessing."

"I'm leaning towards the first, if it's what I think."

Hermione looked up at him slowly, "You don't think? Where's your flower?"

Charlie pulled his jacket open, and showed her the tulip in his shirt pocket. "Where's yours?"

She pulled it out of her bag, "I wasn't sure if I was going to display it. Figured I'd wait and see..."

"If I was worthy?" He laughed.

"Something like that," she smiled.

"Well Hermione, am I?"

Hermione took the arm he offered, "I think you'll do."

NOTE: This story isn't being continued, nor is the "sequel" (what a bad idea that was). Someone just requested something from C/Hr during this time, and I figured I'd post it here. Please don't ask me to "update soon". I will slap the computer otherwise. :D