Hello fellow fan fictioners! So I got this idea while I was listening to Avril Lavigne's song sk8ter boi. It's not a one-shot and it's only based loosely on the song. Basically, Scorpius is a bad ass and the girl he likes is really preppy… well you know how the song goes (if you don't you should definitely listen to it. It's pretty good, very catchy). But back to the point, please bear with this chapter. It's going to be a stereotypical prologue chapter about their first day of Hogwarts with Ron's famous line "don't get too friendly" and about their sorting, but from then on they'll be in their sixth year.
Disclaimer: I don't own any of this, obviously. But I really wish that Scorpius was mine :) Too bad he's not :(.
It was September 1, 2017. And in the wizarding world this was a very important day, especially for any eleven year olds. Rose Weasley and Albus Severus Potter were two of these excited and nervous children. Rose was handling it better. This could be due to her calm, diplomatic nature, or the fact that she didn't have a twelve year old brother named James Sirius Potter. Al on the other hand did. James wouldn't stop taunting him about potentially being in Slytherin. It seemed to Rose that James was going to drive poor Albus bonkers. Her father, being the oh so considerate man that he was, overlooked her anxiety and proceeded to joke with her Uncle Harry about disinheriting her. Upon hearing that she blushed the trademark Weasley blush and looked away. Her gaze meandered over the various faces in the crowd until they stopped on a blonde haired boy who looked like he was starting his first year too.
Ron looked down at his only daughter and followed her gaze to the blonde boy. The man standing next to the young boy must have been his father; they looked incredibly similar although the boy seemed… Rose didn't know how to put it, 'maybe less pointy?' she thought than the father whose face was all angles. He must have inherited this from his striking mother, but the similarities between the boy and his mum stopped there. The woman, who had her petite hand on the boy's shoulder was blue eyed and had dark brown hair that fell to her waist in a smooth, straight cascade. The child's father swiftly glanced at her family and gave a brief nod which was returned by both Harry and a grudging Ron.
"So that's little Scorpius," Ron muttered to Harry, but Rose caught every word. "Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie. Thank God you inherited your mother's brains." Her mother rolled her eyes good naturedly before returning to her conversation with Rose's Aunt Ginny.
"Ron, for heaven's sake. Don't try to turn them against each other before they've even started school!"
"You're right, sorry. Don't get too friendly with him, though, Rosie. Granddad Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pureblood." Ah ha! Pureblood, now it all made sense to Rose. The blonde boy with the silvery grey eyes must be a Malfoy. Rose knew all about the Malfoys from her family's recounts of their childhood, but she also heard from her Mum and Uncle Harry that the Malfoys weren't like that anymore, they were trying to reform after the war happened.
Rose shrugged it off, she didn't care what his surname was, or what his family had done in the past, she generally had a fairly easy going manner and wasn't particularly judgmental. The only thing that really got under Rose's skin was being proved wrong. Rose couldn't stand being wrong about anything; it was a good thing that she rarely was wrong; otherwise she'd be furious all the time.
Al, who had also been listening to Ron's words, exchanged a small smirk with Rose. Al, like Rose, held no prejudices about the Malfoy family. In fact, Rose could see the wheels turning in Al's jet black hair covered head, she would bet her new owl, Eowyn (named after a character from one of her favorite muggle books, Lord of the Rings) that Al wanted to befriend Scorpius.
A warning whistle rang through the air and all the children started to make their goodbyes and leapt on the train. Her older cousins said they would save her a seat in their compartment, so she quickly made her way to the train with Al at her side.
Before she could get there though, her father pulled her aside for a moment.
"What is it Dad? I've got to go soon."
"It'll only be a moment Rosie. Now I just wanted to tell you to write to us if you ever need anything, you hear me? And don't listen about what I was saying earlier, I'll be proud of you no matter what house you're in."
"Even if I'm a Slytherin?" She whispered quietly. Ron considered this for a second before replying.
"Yeah, even then." She gave him one last quick hug before jumping onto the scarlet train.
Ron sighed. Hermione intertwined her hand with his as they watched their little girl depart for Hogwarts for the first time.
"Rose, what are we gonna do? I can't find the compartment that James was telling us about?" Rose let out a sigh. Sometimes Al was prone to overreacting. This was something that James never ceased to exploit even though the two brothers were closer than close and could only ever remain mad at each other for mere minutes at a time.
"Relax Al, I'm sure it's around here somewhere. And even if it's a joke, Fred and James usually know when they've gone too far, they'll find us."
"But what if they don't? What if we never find a seat?"
"Then you can sit out here with me," came a voice from behind them. Both Al and Rose turned around to see who had spoken. It was Scorpius Malfoy he was sitting on the floor of the train. He gave them a small smile when he saw them before proceeding to introduce himself.
"I'm Scorpius Malfoy. You're Albus Potter no doubt about it. And you," he turned to Rose with a questioning look in his eye, "I can tell you're a Weasley, but I can't tell which one, sorry." He said in a tone totally devoid of any rudeness and superiority. Not like his father at all.
"No problem, I'm Rose. Nice to meet you."
"Likewise." There was a pause before Scorpius opened his mouth again. "Not to impose or anything, but I heard you saying that you were looking for your cousins' compartment. Well, I saw them, they're a few compartments down that way. If you were wondering." Rose beamed at him and Al sighed in relief. The two cousins began to make their way to the compartment when they both spun around yet again.
"Aren't you coming with us?" Al asked Scorpius. Scorpius looked surprised.
"You would really invite me into your compartment?"
"Why not? You need a place to sit and you helped us out. Besides, you're in first year right? Well, we should be friends."
"But I'm a Malfoy. I thought that you guys wouldn't like me." Rose giggled.
"Of course not, who do you think we are? We wouldn't hate you because of old war stories. My family won't hate you either, as long as you're polite. Come on!" Rose told him before offering him a hand to help him up. Scorpius gratefully accepted it and went into the compartment to meet the Weasleys.
Scorpius' first impression of the Weasleys was that there was a lot of red. Second, was that they were loud. Like bring-down-the-house-loud, and there were only nine of them. Victoire was the oldest. She was in her seventh year as a Ravenclaw and the Head Girl, but she was leaving the compartment soon along with Molly a sixth year Hufflepuff prefect and a shoe in for next year's head girl, because they had a prefect meeting. Dominique, Victoire's younger sister was in her fifth year. She had no badge, but that was probably because of all the pranks she had played. But Scorpius found her much more interesting than Molly and Victoire because Dominique- or Dom, as she had insisted- was the star keeper of Gryffindor's Quidditch team. Scorpius was bedazzled by her awesome Quidditch stories because he himself one day wanted to play keeper. Dom's little brother Louis was also on the Quidditch team, he played beater. Louis was a Slytherin fourth year with a very dry sense of humor, Scorpius was a little intimidated by his constant sarcasm for he could never tell if Louis was being sincere or not. Finally, there was the "Golden Trio: Reloaded" as James, Fred and Lucy liked to call themselves. Louis snorted at that, for he maintained that they were more like the marauders. James and Fred were in Gryffindor, and even though Lucy was a Ravenclaw, they were all really close. It became apparent that they idolized Dominique and all of her pranking because they constantly badgered her to approve their pranks for the upcoming year. After listening to a few of the pranks, Scorpius was positive that he did not want to be on the receiving end of any of them.
Rose gave Scorpius a slight nudge in the ribs.
"So what house do you want to be in?" Scorpius ran a pale hand through his blonde locks before he answered her query.
"Honestly, it doesn't really matter to me. Dad and Mum say that they don't care where I go. But I think I'm going to be in Slytherin." He hurried to amend his sentence for fear that the Weasleys would kick him out if he said that. "Uh… that's not what I meant!" Rose shook her head and laughed.
"Did you really think I would care if you wanted to be in Slytherin? Sure, it used to have a bad reputation, but there's nothing wrong with it now. Louis is a Slytherin after all."
"Oh, erm right." He took a bite of his licorice wand and chewed thoughtfully.
"What about you?" He inquired. She didn't hesitate at all before answering.
"Ravenclaw. That's where I'm going, that's where I want to go." He smirked at her.
"You seem confident." She gave him a calm smile.
"What about Al?"
"Why don't you ask him?"
"Ask me what?" Al questioned Scorpius.
"What house?" He asked again.
"Huh, if I could choose I would pick Gryffindor, but James thinks I'm going to Slytherin. But, even that wouldn't be that bad." Al reasoned.
"I hope I'm in the same house as you two. If I'm not, I'll be all alone. At least you two have a family member per house." Scorpius said.
"We can still be friends even if we're not in the same house. We'll still have some classes together." Rose reasoned.
"True, but still, it would be nice to know someone else in my house."
"Definitely," Al said, nodding vigorously.
"Hey you three, look out the window and get your first glimpse of Hogwarts!" James called to them. The three of them rushed over to the window and stared out in awe. The castle was beautiful, tall, elegant and majestic. It also looked warm and inviting, but mysterious at the same time. Rose thought it was the most beautiful thing that she had ever seen in her life.
"James, how do we get to the school?" Even though the question was directed at James, Lucy, Rose's favorite cousin besides Al, answered her.
"First years cross the Black Lake in boats, but all the older students go by carriage."
"Oh, what if I fall in?" Lucy laughed.
"Oh Rose, I've never once heard of a student falling into the lake! That's ridiculous!" Rose looked assured by this and went back to staring out the window.
The rest of the trip past in a blur for Al and before he knew it he was standing in line, waiting to be sorted. At least there were bound to be a few names called before his own, that would give him some time to calm down.
First up was Allan, Scott who was sorted into Hufflepuff. Followed by two Ravenclaws named Brookes, Thomas and Crawford, Anthony. Then the first Slytherin, a small brown haired boy named Zachary Duncan. A Gryffindor, Katherine Goode. The Hart triplets who all went to Hufflepuff, Christina, Rachel and Michael. It jumped all the way to 'L' with Clarissa Lewis who was a Ravenclaw and Ashley Lawson another Ravenclaw. Then it was Scorpius' turn.
Scorpius shakily walked up to the stool and put the oversized, tattered hat on his blonde head.
"Ah, another Malfoy. You are quite intelligent, a Ravenclaw trait, but you seem to have a Slytherin streak in you, like your father. Yes, I am sure." "Slytherin!" The hat bellowed. The Slytherin table clapped loudly and so did all of the Weasleys that Scorpius had met on the train, he smiled quickly before rushing off to his house's table.
"Penhallow, Matthew" A Gryffindor was followed by his cousin, Charlotte Penhallow who went into the same house. Then it was Al's turn.
Al knew that his face probably matched his green eyes right now. He felt like he was going to be sick. The hat had barely touched his head before it called out his house. Al was a little disappointed, not in his house, but that the hat hadn't talked to him like it did to the others. "Slytherin!" Al saw his entire family clapping, even James- who gave him a wide smile free of mockery, before he went to sit down next to Scorpius who was also grinning.
Tiffany Sinclair and Keith Tyson were sorted into Gryffindor while Scorpius talked to Al.
"Do you reckon that Rose will be in Slytherin with us?"
"Doubt it, she's had her heart set on Ravenclaw, and to be honest, that's the only house I can picture her in." Scorpius grin dropped a little in disappointment and he turned his attention back to the sorting. A first year girl, Nadia Van Statten had just joined their table. So did Leslie Vine. Then Christopher Watson went into Gryffindor. Finally it was Rose's turn. The hat sat on her head for mere moments before declaring her a Ravenclaw. Rose beamed and skipped off to join Lucy and Victoire. After Rose there was only one name left to be called. David White, who was a Hufflepuff.
Rose gave the two boys a small wave before jumping into conversation with the other two first year girls in her house, Clarissa (Clary) Lewis and Ashley Lawson. Both seemed very friendly.
Scorpius and Al struck up conversation with their other house mates. Scorpius already knew that he didn't like Nadia Van Statten, she was a "family friend" that Lucius-his hated grandfather- imposed upon the family, much to Draco and Scorpius' displeasure. But all the others seemed okay. Besides Al, he really liked Leslie Vine. She was hilarious. Zach was a little quiet, but he too seemed alright.
The feast was wonderful, the food was even more spectacular than his mother's meals. He would have to tell his father about all this later. And about all his new friends. It all seemed that it was over too quickly.
"Alright first years," called Tricia Patton, a very cool fifth year prefect, "follow me if you want to see your dorm room!" All of the first years excitedly exited the table and followed Tricia's short black ponytail all the way to the dungeons. While walking out of the great hall, Scorpius accidently bumped into a petite blonde girl that he recognized from the sorting. Tiffany Sinclair, maybe? Yes that was her name.
"Oops, sorry, my bad. I didn't see you," Scorpius said quickly. Bloody hell he was so clumsy! The Gryffindor girl's green eyes met his and she smiled. Perfect white teeth.
"Oh it's no problem. I'm sorry, but I don't know your name."
"I'm Scorpius Malfoy. You're Tiffany right?" Tiffany nodded, but the smile had slipped from her face when she heard his name.
"Oh, well I have to go now. See you around," she said a little coolly, before she was swept up by the other two Gryffindor girls, Katherine Goode and Charlotte Penhallow. Scorpius was a little bewildered. Was it something he said? Then he sighed. Of course, it was his surname, back to haunt him. At least it didn't bother his other friends. It really was a shame though, she was really pretty. Then he realized that he needed to get to the Slytherin common room. He glimpsed Tricia's curly black ponytail and he darted after it.
Al got there first, he wrenched open the door and rushed in, claiming the middle bed. Scorpius took the one on Al's right and Zach took the one on the left.
"Wow! This is excellent!" Zach exclaimed and started jumping on the bed. Al and Scorpius laughed and joined in.
An hour later Scorpius' stuff was all sorted away and he was lying down in his pajamas. Both Al and Zach had fallen asleep quickly, but Scorpius was still processing how wonderful the whole day had been. He had a lot to tell his father in the morning! His last thought was of the pretty blonde girl that he had run into. He would have to apologize to her again tomorrow.
Worth continuing? I certainly hope so! Reviews make my day! So please review and tell me what you think and if what you want to see happen in the upcoming chapters!