Note- For the Rita Skeeta challenge.
Miss Granger or should she say, the newest Mrs Malfoy has gone too far.
But she had to make a story about it before anyone else does. After all it was her job.
She walked alongside the elegant Malfoy's Manor Garden and she had to admit, it was very elegant.
But of course, that might be because Hermione likes to do gardening herself instead of letting the house elfs do it.
But Rita had an uneasy feeling about this place. Something made her hair stand on the back of her neck and her stomach curl.
But she ignored the feeling and knocked three times.
It was silent at first and nobody answered. But then she heard voices on the other side.
"I'm sorry we lef- Oh. It's you." Rita smiled wryly at Hermione. She has grown up quite a bit.
She still had long brown wavy hair that reached to her waist. Her belly was round and Rita guessed she was pregnant but Rita had to admit, she looked beautiful.
"Of course it's me. Who do you expect? You are London's new hottest couple after all." She stepped inside and looked around her.
"Lucius, we have, unexpected company…" Hermione called coldly. There was silence for a couple of seconds before she heard the floor creak and a man with long blond hair appeared in the shadows behind his wife.
"You are banned from here Rita…" He said dangerously.
She rolled her eyes.
"I'm banned from many places. Now, where shall we start? People love a good gossip you know."
"I think not." Hermione said and Rita turned to look at her, pushing her glasses up her nose.
"Oh? And why is that Mrs. Malfoy?"
"I very well remember what you did to me in my fourth year and don't forget what I did to you otherwise, I'm afraid I will have to do it again." Hermione smiled sweetly.
Rita shivered and Lucius smirked.
"That will make an extremely good impression of you Mrs. Malfoy. Hermione Malfoy, threatens journalist. Good headline don't you think?"
Hermione rolled her eyes.
"Rita, I have handled a lot worse than that. Now you get out of our house before I will crucio your arse off!" She hissed angrily.
"Is that another threat?" Rita smiled sweetly.
Hermione glared at her.
"Now would be the best time to leave Rita. I don't want any damage done to either Hermione or the baby. Hermione, would you wait for a minute while I talk with Rita?" Lucius asked and he and Hermione shared a look and Hermione nodded satisfied.
Lucius grabbed Rita by the arm and dragged her outside. She stumbled a little but she was thankful she didn't fall.
"Why were you here?" Lucius asked.
"I came to interview you two. Since you are the latest new couple, but of course, it seems I will have to interview someone else about you two…" She gave a devilish smirk.
Lucius took out his wand and Rita stared at it before making her hand to her own but was stopped as Lucius firmly took her hand.
He stared into her eyes and whispered gently.
Rita shook her head.
"Oh hello Mr. Malfoy. Did you want something from me?" She asked confused as to why she was here.
Lucius shook his head.
"No. You were just leaving."
"Oh my, look at the time. I best be going." Lucius watched her trot along the path before she apparate outside the gates.
Lucius nodded, smirking.
That definitely was a failed interview.