With Alice's help, Scorpius got Rose alone a week after she blew up at him. She knew that she was being unreasonable, but jealousy is rarely reasonable and almost never bends to the pleas for reason.

Jealousy does, however, bend to chocolate and kisses, and hours alone by the lake, and boyfriends who remind you daily that he is dating you, and only you, and jealous little girls have no hope of snagging him up.

Admittedly, the chocolate helped.

But the alone time with him was all she really needed.

Note: I'll be uploading these from now on in sets of 5 or 10 about one or twice a week (maybe more often if I'm feeling generous and inspired). I just did 7 today so I could get this up to an even number! Enjoy!