Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy

2) He tries to style his hair in the least Malfoy-ish way possible.

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Albus isn't very surprised when Scorpius shows up with his hair dyed jet black; in fact, he's probably the only one who isn't surprised. He doesn't ask why his friend dyed his hair, like many others have asked already; he does ask how he managed to dye it over the summer without his parent's objecting. Scorpius doesn't answer.

And so the subject is dropped.

Albus knows better than to continue talking about it; he understands why his friend dyed his hair. In fact, the thought inspires him. He wonders how he would look with blond hair. Certainly he couldn't look worse than Scorpius currently does with black hair.

Somehow, he manages to look even paler with dark hair; it certainly doesn't suit him at all. Albus wonders whether he's still considered the Ravenclaw heartthrob with his new hair color. But Albus also knows that has absolutely nothing to do with his decision to dye it in the first place.

At least he accomplished what he wanted to: Scorpius definitely doesn't look like his father with black hair.

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He doesn't ask when Scorpius comes up to him in the Great Hall with platinum blond hair. He doesn't have to, though, because Scorpius mumbles out something about Rose saying it looked 'dreadfully awful.' Albus stifles a laugh; leave it to his cousin to be completely tactless with everything she says.

With another glance at his best mate, Albus realizes that while Scorpius no longer sports black hair, he has still managed to make it look different from his father's: the third year's hair is now short and spiked all over, with long, messy bangs hanging just over his gray eyes. Even though it's still Malfoy-blond - a term coined by an irate Scorpious a few months back - it manages to remain completely un-Malfoy-like. Albus smirks slightly at his friend, giving a simple nod of approval.

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Not more than three months later, Albus remains the only one unsurprised when Scorpious comes to class with bright blue hair.