Anger Management

"Can I come home now?" Harry asked a week later.

"No, the children and I will not tolerate your temper, you have no self control what so ever."

"We're losing points."

"No, we're not, I checked. Its all part of marriage." Harry groaned. He was tired of sleeping on the couch at Neville and Susan's flat. And it wasn't as if he were out living the life of a temporary bachelor. No, Raina had access to all the funds and barred him from it only giving him a small allowance which he spent drinking every night waiting for her to get off work once he was off the clock. He hardly even saw his kids though at times he was able to get a few minutes with them at the daycare or in the store when she took them shopping.

"Raina come on this ridiculous we're married with kids let me come home."

"No, not until you get a hold of that nasty temper of yours. What happens if you get angry and the next time you don't throw a plate at the wall, but maybe at the children or me and cause damage. I can't take the chance of them getting hurt or this turning into an abusive relationship. Talk to me when you change." She walked off to head back to their town and out of the castle after picking up the children.

"Mate why don't you come stay with Pansy and I?" Ron asked. "We've got room, we dug ourselves into plenty of dept buying our home so we may as well put it to use."

"No, I couldn't possibly intrude on you with Parkinson there, I mean Malfoy can see how pathetic I am enough as it is from a far. What the hell do I need his little girlfriend running back to tell him as well.

"Yeah, I suppose that would be a pain in the arse." Harry nodded. Hermione didn't even offer already knowing his answer.

"I hate to admit it Harry, but Raina was right, you do need to control your temper, she has every right to put you out for the display you put on a week ago any real wife would." Ron and Harry stared at Hermione as if she had grown two heads. "You know I'm right. Besides Harry you should go to the AM meetings they now have in the great hall at six." She didn't tell him she was sending Draco there herself.

"AM?" Harry asked curiously.

"Anger Management, man," Ron told him. "But you shouldn't go." Ron wanted Harry to stay separated from Raina so he could move in on her.

"Don't listen to him, he just wants to clear the way to Raina for himself. Once you're out of the picture, he'll dump me for real, divorce Pansy, and put the moves on Raina." Ron looked like he wanted to hurt her.

"Let him try Raina doesn't like him."

"She doesn't like me yet mate I forsee a love affair in my future with Raina," Ron said with no regard for Hermione, who whomped him up aside the head before stomping off.

"Oi!" Ron called after her to which she responded with an offending hand gesture. "Bitch." Harry nodded. By six o'clock Harry decided that he should at least check out the Anger Management meetings. To his surprise the person heading the group was none other than Snape himself.

"Group we have a new member this evening, say hello to Harry Potter-Malfoy."

"Hello Harry Potter-Malfoy," They all greeted in falsely cheery voices as a magical urn brought around hot coffee and poured it into lovely and delicate tea cups, which were passing themselves out as well. Harry accepted cream and sugar in his own seeing as everyone else did so.

"Hello everyone." He accepted a nice warm crumpet as well. He was surprised at some of the faces he saw in the surrounding group. There was Cho Chang his ex-crush, Hannah Abbot, Malcolm Baddock no surprise there, Marcus Belby very surprised, Terry Boot, Mandy Brocklehurst, Seamus Finnigan, Michael Corner, Crabbe, Goyle, Anthony Goldstein, Draco Malfoy, and lastly Geoffrey Hooper.

"Now Harry the first step here in AM is admitting you have a problem and we do this every night to remind ourselves. Would you like to be the first since you are new?" Harry looked over at Snape and saw that he didn't have a choice in the matter. He took a sip of his coffee and made a face before he let it float in the air like the others and stood up.

"Well hi my name is Harry Potter and I don't think I have an anger management problem."

"Oh than why are you here?" Snape asked.

"Because my wife says I do and I'm hoping this will mend the bridge between us so to speak. I still think I don't, but if it'll get me off the damn couch."

"Language here Mr. Potter-Malfoy and everyone what do we call what he just told us."

"Bullshit and denial," Everyone chanted together in a group. Harry frowned.

"Its not bullshit and I'm not in denial," Harry said getting angry. Everyone was silent as he calmed down realizing he was angry. "Well what you just said would make anyone angry." Harry sat down. Cho Chang stood up.

"Hi my name is Cho Change and I have an anger management problem."

"Can you tell us why tonight for Mr. Potter-Malfoy." Cho nodded shyly.

"Well all the girls at the other school are so nice and kind and one accident happened and I blew up in the girl's face. The poor girl is always tripping and her lunch going onto everyone's beautiful clean white robes and no one ever gets mad. They always laugh it off and help her get more lunch. I knew then that I had a problem. Thankfully you started this group." She sat down and everyone clapped.

"Okay um…Mr. Malfoy." Malfoy stood up and let out a breath.

"Hi my name is Draco Malfoy and I have an anger management problem. I insult my wife and others around me constantly because they make me angry." He sat down.

"Hello my name is Hannah Abbott and I am an alcoholic."

"Mrs. Abbott for the last time Alcoholics Anonymous meets in the far east corner of the great hall. She giggled at his words and closer look told them despite the coffee she was still drunk. Snape sighed and stood up before calling professor Flitwick over.

"Mrs. Abbott when you go to AA you're not suppose to be drinking. AA is suppose to be so you can quit drinking," Flitwick sighed. Hannah giggled.

"AA is for quitters." Everyone laughed. Harry groaned it was going to be a very long night he noted as the others continued around the circle. At the end of the meeting Harry was officially weirded out by Snape and could never look at him the same way again. He decided to talk to Cho since she was around.

"Hey Cho," Harry greeted as everyone sort of mingled after the meeting.

"Oh hey Harry I heard you married Malfoy's cousin, Raina the girl I switched with."

"Yeah, I did, but we're going through some things. So are you here to stay?"

"Um just for a little while, I've been suspended for my behavior, Headmistress Malfoy wants me to start anew." Harry nodded.

"It won't affect your classes?" Cho shook her head.

"No, things are run a little differently, its independent study when it comes to magic, but cooking and stuff like that are class efforts and of course I'm already struggling in that category." Harry nodded.

"Would you like to go for a drink at the bar?" Cho looked surprised and nodded.

"So tell me what does everyone think of Raina at her school."

"They love her, she's charismatic they say, but I sense fear lots of fear. She's their prefect you know and everyone says she's a shoe in for Head Girl. You know they vote who the head girl is there."

"Really, so it's a popularity contest." Cho nodded as they left the Great Hall.

"Beautiful girls?" Harry asked. Cho nodded.

"Very, and so sophisticated, nothing compared to here, I mean the girls here myself included are positively primitive when compared to them. They're like perfect dolls all the time and never a frown in sight. So formal as well with each other." Raina watched Harry and Cho walk pass her. She was just coming down from the library having charged Hermione with the responsibility of watching her children for a little while with the promise she would do the same.

"Oh this is not acceptable," Raina muttered as she followed them to the bar. They were drinking and laughing when she arrived for work on time as usual. Hermione entered with Draco mouthing that they were with the usual child watchers. She nodded.

"This one is called Nobody."

Sittin' in a restaurant
She walked by
I seemed to recall
That certain look in your eye
I said, who's that
You said, with a smile
Aah, it's nobody
Aah, nobody

Maybe that explains the last two week
You called me up, dead on your feet
Working late again
I asked who with
You said, nobody
Aah, nobody

Well your nobody called today
She hung up when I asked her name
Well, I wonder
Does she think she's being clever
(Clever, ooh, ooh)
You say, nobody's after you
The fact is what you say is true
But I can love you like nobody can
Even better

Late last night we went for a drive
You were miles away
I asked, who's on your mind
You said, nobody (nobody)
Why do you ask
Oh, her again
I could've told you that

We came back home
Got ready for bed
I said to myself
I've got one shot left
Your still mine and I won't stand in line
Behind nobody

Well, your nobody called today
She hung up when I asked her name
Well, I wonder does she think she's being clever
(Clever, ohh, ohh)
You say nobody's after you
The fact is what you say is true
But I can love you like nobody can
Even better

Well, your nobody called today
She hung up when I asked her name
Well, I wonder does she think she's being clever
(Clever, ohh, ohh)
You say nobody's after you
The fact is what you say is true
But I can love you like nobody can
Even better...

"This next one is called when I think about cheating."

I've never done anything
That would ever bring a tear to your eye
I've never crossed the line
Or needed an alibi to cover up a lie
But darling I'll admit
There've been times when I could have
The thing that kept me strong
Is the one thing that is always on my mind

When I think about cheatin'
I just think about you leavin'
And how my world would fall to pieces
If I tossed your love away
Even when I'm tempted by some stranger
Oh there's never any danger
I just think about you leavin'
When I think about cheatin'

There was a time in Abilene
When he said all the things I wanted to hear
It was hard to turn him down
Between the champagne and the sound of whispers in my ear
But it just took one two-step with someone, and I was missing you
He never had a chance, cause I broke up the dance
Before the song was through

"This next song is one of my favorites and its called Pina Colada."

I was tired of my lady
We'd been together too long
Like a worn-out recording
Of a favorite song
So while she lay there sleeping
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read

"If you like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you're not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the Cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape."

I didn't think about my lady
I know that sounds kind of mean
But me and my old lady
Have fallen into the same old dull routine
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
And though I'm nobody's poet
I thought it wasn't half bad

"Yes I like Pina Coladas
And getting caught in the rain
I'm not much into health food
I am into champagne
I've got to meet you by tomorrow noon
And cut through all this red-tape
At a bar called O'Malley's
Where we'll plan our escape."

So I waited with high hopes
And she walked in the place
I knew her smile in an instant
I knew the curve of her face
It was my own lovely lady
And she said, "Oh it's you."
Then we laughed for a moment
And I said, "I never knew."

That you like Pina Coladas
Getting caught in the rain
And the feel of the ocean
And the taste of champagne
If you'd like making love at midnight
In the dunes of the Cape
You're the lady I've looked for
Come with me and escape

As she was singing she watched Harry and Cho exit the bar, but she kept going vowing revenge on Cho. Hermione had noticed as well and while she couldn't believe the audacity Harry had she was smirking because someone had won Harry over Raina. Malfoy couldn't believe it and watched his cousin on stage wondering just what she was going to do about it.

"Well?" Malfoy asked.

"Don't worry about it, he can have his little love affair, I'm angry because he didn't have the common courtesy to hide it." Raina left out after receiving her pay. Raina remained deep in thought all the way home after retrieving her children.