by PaBurke

Distribution: , lj

Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended, no money made, no characters created.

Spoilers: Season three of Highlander, season one of Criminal Minds, all of Harry Potter

Summary: There are so many interesting people who play chess. A reviewer mentioned one I missed.

Word Count: 100

Ron Weasely had red hair, freckles and a British accent. He wanted a challenge, but Spencer profiled to win. Ron played as if someone's life was on the line. He played chess with an intensity that few matched. He was trying to forget something, or someone dead.

Ron and Spencer exchanged pieces until only a handful remained on the board. Ron understood sacrifice, Spencer decided. He wanted to throw the match but that wouldn't relieve Ron's grief.

Then a pregnant woman laid a hand on Ron's shoulder. Ron relaxed and said as he tipped his king, "thanks for the game."