Start of Sixth Year: from Rose's point of view.
I pulled my trunk onto the train and pushed it onto the compartment above the seat.
"Oh good you saved a compartment," Scorpius' voice said from the door way.
I looked down at Scorpius as I stood on the seat and I felt my breath being taken away from me. He looked taller than he had at the end of the school year and his hair hung down in front of his eyes. My throat went dry as I watched him lift his trunk onto the compartment across from me while his shirt stretched over his muscles. Why hadn't I noticed those before I thought and I stood there on the seat staring like an idiot?
"You alright?" he asked as he turned around his gray eyes sweeping over me.
"I'm fine," I said quickly stepping down off of the seat.
"Have you seen Rose and Al?" he asked.
"Nope," I told, "you're the first one I've run into."
We stood there for a moment and I couldn't help but stare into his eyes. His eyes searched mine back. I swallowed as his eyes went from my eyes to my lips and back to my eyes again. He started to lean in slightly when we were interrupted.
"There you guys are," Al said loudly dragging his trunk in and he was followed by Emily.
"Here let me help you with that," Scorpius said quickly helping Emily with her trunk.
I sat down looking at my knees. Did that just really almost happen I thought? I shook my head as my friends took their seats. I quickly met Emily eye and she raised an eyebrow at me.
'Later,' I mouthed to her and she nodded as she took a seat across from me while Scorpius sat down next to me. I was too aware of him sitting close to me and I couldn't help but fidgeting in my seat a little. The train ride went quickly by as we sped towards Hogwarts.
"So how did everyone do on their O.W.L.S?" Emily asked.
"I got one in defense against the dark arts, charms, transfiguration, and potions." Al said.
"Same," Scorpius said.
"Not surprised," Emily said, "I got one in everything except potions."
"Not surprised," Al and Scorpius said at the same time.
"How about you Rose?" Emily said rolling her eyes as she turned to me.
"Everything but potions and divination," I said, "but who is counting divination."
We continued talking before Emily had to go up to the front to check in with the other prefects before we got to Hogwarts. We continued to talk before Emily came back clearly unhappy.
"You'll never guess who they made Head Boy," she said angrily.
"Um," I said look at Al as he avoided Emily's eyes.
"Who?" Scorpius asked.
"James Potter," Emily said sitting down roughly and frowning, "I was so excited about being make Prefect but now I have to put up with him more this year."
"At least it's his last year here;" I said calmly, "After that I doubt you will not have to see him much."
"True," she mumbled, "and I won't have to deal with him asking me out every five seconds."
"I think we are nearly there," Scorpius said looking out the window, "we had better change."
We quickly changed just as the train started to slow down and got off. We found a carriage and we talked quietly about the coming year as we drew closer to the castle. The Great Hall was full of noise as friends continued to chat until a stool and an old hat was placed up near the teacher table while a group of first years walked in through the doors.
The sorting came after the sorting hat sang a new song from the previous year. Once everyone was sorted we got to eat the feast. Soon Emily and I walked towards the common room and we walked into an empty dorm room.
"So what was going on between you and Scorpius?" Emily asked taking advantage of the fact that none of our other door mates had arrived yet.
"I have no idea," I told her as I launched into what had happened on the train just before her and Al had arrived.
"So do you think if we had waited a few minutes more…" she said trailing off as she sat on my bed.
"I don't…I honestly don't know," I said sitting next to her, "I mean what if I am imagining things. I also think, you know, if we did kiss that would totally ruin our relationship."
"Right," Emily said nodding, "Well maybe you aren't imagining things. I did notice the way he looked at you tonight, I've never noticed it before but it was different."
"Maybe," I said, "I think I should just take things slow, you know."
"I think that is smart," she agreed.
That night I dreamed of what would have happened if Scorpius and I hadn't been interrupted.
Scorpius' point of view:
My mind kept on going back to what had nearly happened on the train. I couldn't believe that I had been that stupid. How could have I allowed myself to kissing her, well ok almost kiss her? She was one of my best friends. True I had developed feelings for her over the years but I had always been able to keep them at bay.
That had changed earlier today; I had almost kissed the girl that I had developed feelings for. Now I didn't know what to do. Should I go after her and take a chance or should I keep holding back because I was afraid of ruining the relationship? These thoughts swirled around my mind as I drifted off to sleep that night.
Sixth year started and it seemed like I had little to time to think about anything else besides my classes. It seemed teachers really wanted to start pushing us even further in our studies than the previous years. After the first couple of weeks of school my schedule got even crazier when Quidditch started. I hated that I felt like I didn't have much time for anything other than school or Quidditch. I started to miss Rose after several weeks of Quidditch because I hadn't been able to see her as much as I had wanted.
One evening during practice I spotted Rose sitting in the stands, I swallowed hard and felt nervous as I thought of her watching me. What was wrong with me? Rose was one of my closest friends and one of the people I felt most comfortable around. She had also come to my practices before as well as watched all of my games.
The practice soon ended and I found myself heading off to take a hot shower while Al decided to train a little longer. Stepping out of the shower I found Rose waiting outside of the changing rooms.
"Hey," she said smiling at me, "Where is Al?"
"He is training a bit longer tonight," I told her.
"Oh," she said, "I thought maybe if you had some time we could hang out."
"That would be great," I told her.
We started walking towards the spot near the lake where the four of us would hang out usually. I cast a warming charm on the ground before sitting down with Rose next to me.
"So where is Emily?" I asked thinking of our other friend.
"She had Prefect duty tonight," she said, "I think she was dreading it because she has to work with James again."
"Seriously," I said chuckling and shaking my head, "I wonder when she is going to realize that James is perfect for her."
"I've thought that that so many times," she told me smiling up at me causing my heart to skip a beat.
"People can be so blind to what is in front of them sometimes," I said.
"They are," she said looking away over the lake.
We sat talking about our different classes before we headed inside once Rose started yawning. I walked her to the common room while we didn't talk but it was comfortable. Just as we reached the Hufflepuff common room we met Emily there.
"Oh I swear I should request not to work with him," she huffed.
"Really my dear cousin can't be that bad," Rose argued with her.
"You'd be surprised," Emily said rolling her eyes, "I'm going to bed."
"Well I will see you tomorrow," I told them, "Thank you Rose for the lovely evening."
"Sure," Rose said as I saw her cheeks turn red and Emily look at the two us of with raised eyebrows.
"Night," I called with a wave of my hand as I started off towards my own common room.
I smiled to myself as I thought about Rose while getting ready for bed allowing myself to be completely lost in my feelings for her. I'm completely lost I thought but maybe, just maybe that wasn't a bad thing after all.