It's very easy to do stupid things in the heat of the moment, especially when you're angry… what would've happened if the end of COS was a little different. Rated for language.

Disclaimer: J K Rowling owns everything. Including my soul.

A/N: I wrote this in half an hour when my English lesson was cancelled. I was catatonically bored. A thought struck me about the COS film – at the end, Harry frees Dobby, Lucius is a tad pissed off and gets to 'avada ke…' before Dobby kicks his arse into next Tuesday.

This is what would've happened had things turned out a little differently.

Why you should always think before you Avada Kedavra someone…

Malfoy pulled out his wand. Dobby was too busy admiring his new sock to notice that Harry was about to be blasted off the face of the planet.

"Avada kedavra!"

With an amazing display of agility only possible in feature films, Harry leapt out of the way of the green light. Dobby did not, but he was so short it went straight over his head anyway. Harry didn't know what the curse was, but he suspected it wasn't very friendly...

Having not hit its target, the killing curse carried on down the corridor and struck the griffon that guarded Dumbledore's office. Harry threw his arms over his head as the stone exploded extremely spectacularly, and was confirmed in his suspicion that it was indeed an unfriendly spell.

Malfoy looked at the destruction and the unmistakeable figure of Dumbledore hurrying through the smoke. A single thought crossed his mind.

Oh. Fuck.

"What on Earth?" asked Dumbledore.

"It was him!" said Dobby, helpfully pointing out Malfoy, who was still stood with his wand out in front of him. He looked remarkably reminiscent of a petrified person.

"Dear oh dear Lucius," said Dumbledore. "You mean to say you attempted to use an unforgivable curse, in the middle of a school, in broad daylight, right outside the headmaster's office?"

Malfoy didn't move.

"Good grief," said Dumbledore. "I had no idea the 'Dumb Blond' stereotype affected wizards as well."

A/N: No offence at all meant to any blonds out there.

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