A/N: I wasn't planning on posting this on ff.net, though it is posted at my Yahoo! Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hpfanfictionuk/). This isn't a missing scene from the story, more of a separate scene, seen through the eyes of a shopper in Diagon Alley. Someone asked who Madison's husband is, and this is where you find out...


The Return
Window Shopping


Scene: Early May in Diagon Alley.

I hate window shopping. What is the point? You spend ages looking at things but not actually buying them. If you're going to take the bother of going out, you might as well buy things. My wife, unfortunately, doesn't take the same view as me.

She insists we go shopping 'just to take a look'. I've tried arguing with her saying that if we're looking we might as well buy things if we like them, but she doesn't listen. I've also tried to stay in the Leaky Cauldron while she doesn't buy anything, but when a guy (yes, I do mean a guy) started flirting with me, I decided I might as well be bored to death by my wife.

Today was no exception. I was standing idly by, listening to my wife rave about a set of exquisite dress robes we could easily afford, when I spotted a couple across the road, looking in the window of a furniture shop. It was obviously just by looking at them that they were deeply in love, unlike my wife and I.

Don't ask me why I married her, because even I don't know why.

At first I didn't recognise either of the couple, but then I recognised the woman. With her long brown hair she was no other than Hermione Granger. We were at Hogwarts together. Once I realised that the woman was Granger, I realised that her companion, or rather, husband, as I could see the slight glint of a ring on her finger, must be Weasley. He was also at Hogwarts.

The love-struck couple intertwined their fingers and I felt a pang of jealousy. Why couldn't I be like that with my wife? They turned to face each other, and I caught sight of the man's face. It was Weasley, though not the Weasley I thought it would be. It was one of the twins. I almost laughed at the sheer irony of it. Hermione Granger, the studious bookworm and a Weasley twin married. It was almost surreal.

They kissed and it was then that I noticed something else. As the happy couple deepened their embrace, I became obvious the Granger, or rather Weasley, was in fact pregnant. Not very far by the look of it, but all the same, definitely pregnant.

"Are you listening to a word I'm saying?" my wife asked irritably.

"Yes, dear, of course I am!" I replied casually.

"Hmmm. I'm not sure I believe you."

"Of course I'm listening to you, dear."

I turned to face her and she glared at me. "What were you looking at?" asked my wife icily.

"I wasn't looking at anything, dear! Why would I when I could look at you?" Her face softened when I said this and I breathed a silent sigh of relief. I'd got something right!

"Good." She turned and began to walk towards the next shop. "Oh, and Draco," she called over her shoulder.

"Yes, dear?"

"Don't call me dear."

"Yes, Madison."

Like I said - another normal day for the Malfoy's.


A/N: Well, I hope you liked it! Please review!