Lemons for Albus
Wordcount: 300. I like to cut it close.
Rating: Come on in, ya'll.
Summary: Filius and Pomona go shopping for Albus' birthday present. Written for the first Flash Fic Challenge on the Charming Roots boards. Based on a real life stupid moment of yours truly. :)
"She wrote lemons, but not how many we should purchase." Pomona stared at the list in her hand, as if that could make the proper number appear.
"Are you sure Minerva suggested that we bring lemons as a present for Albus? That just doesn't sound like Albus to me." Filius stood next to his dearest friend, setting their heavy basket at his feet as he watched her come to a decision. They were nearly late for Albus' birthday party, but, as usual, had left their shopping until the last moment.
"Yes, I'm sure. See, it is right after sherbet." Pomona turned the list so that Filius could look at it, though at that point he did not need to.
Trying to control his laughter, Filius placed a hand at either side of her face and kissed her forehead. Pomona had barely realized what had happened when he leaned back and spoke.
"Pomona Sprout, I love you."
"You do?" She was more than a little shocked.
"Yes, I do with all my heart and I always have, but that is not the point."
"It's not?" She was even more confused now. If Filius Flitwick loved her, what else mattered?
"No, it's not. The point is Minerva wrote 'sherbet lemons' not sherbet and lemons, which makes much more sense. Now we just need to stop at Honeyduke's and we may even make it to the party on time for once." He dropped his hands from her face, picked up the basket, and made his way to the cashier, all before realizing that Pomona had not moved.
"Are you with me, Mona?"
That seemed to wake her up as she visibly started before smiling brightly.
"If you meant it."
"I did and do." It was his turn to smile.
"Then, always, Fil. Always."