Farewells and Reconciliations

Chapter 1: ScorpiusAmy (Scamander)

Prompt: Chain

In the end, she's just another lesson to be learned.

The first time he sees her, she's sitting beside Hugo Weasley at the Hufflepuff table, chatting animatedly. There's something he's not seeing about her, he knows. She's pretty enough, but there's something that automatically repels him from her. Since he's always been about breaking the rules, he saunters up. "'Lo, Weasley, who's your friend?"

"Oh, hello, Scorpius," says Hugo brightly, not being the type to have bias against anyone, even Slytherins. "This is my friend Amy."

"Amy Scamander," She tells him with a smile.

It's then, as he looks at her, that he notices that she's Loony Lovegood's daughter. She's the daughter of the one who was locked up in her basement for a while. But she seems to have nothing but friendliness for him, even though she's surely heard of his past… unless she hasn't?

"Nice to meet you," He answers politely. "I'm Scorpius Malfoy."

"Oh, I know," She informs him. "People say I'm oblivious, but I'm not, y'see. I notice things about people, their names, their hair, and oh, I'm rambling again."

"You seem a lot like your mom," He observes with a smirk

Hugo's eyes widen. "Oh, Scorpius, I wouldn't tell her that if I were you…"

"And you're a lot like your father," She retorts. Unlike her mother's soft tones and involuntarily cutting words, Amy's tones are harsh and it's obvious that she has the intention of getting back at him.

"No need to get feisty," He warns, backing up a little.

"Come on," She challenges him, smiling again, not seeming the type to take it lightly but not the type to get all angry either. "Think you can take me, eh, Malfoy?" Her pretty eyes twinkle.

"I know I can, Scamander," He says with a grin. "If you're anything like your Mum."

"Nope, Malfoy, that's where you're wrong," She frowns a bit. Turning to Hugo, she grins. "I'll see you later, right, Hugo?"

"Of course, Amy!" He waves at the brunette as she walks away. Scorpius, turns, fascinated at the fact that this girl, this Hufflepuff, could tell him off so effortlessly. Guess she's broken all of his assumptions about Hufflepuffs.

….

He doesn't see her again until a party that James throws. She's wandering around in the crowd, looking a bit lost, and Scorpius grabs her arm. "Looking for someone?"

"Hello, Malfoy," She says with a wry smile. "No, just looking for the punch table. Heard it's spiked." She smirks at him.

"You an alcoholic, Scamander?" He retorts, feeling highly amused by this.

"No," Amy crosses her arms across her chest and glares at him. "I just enjoy drinking a drink every now and again, don't you? Especially at a party." She wiggles her eyebrows and grins.

He smirks back at her. "Ooh, someone's going wild tonight. Wouldn't mum be unhappy?"

"Malfoy, I don't care," She rolls her eyes boredly. Noticing the dancing around them, she just smiles.

"Want to dance?" He asks. He doesn't know why, or how, but somehow, he wants to dance with this rebel Hufflepuff girl.

"No," She says with a giggle, but it's obvious that she's only teasing. Smirking, she says, "Sure, why not."

He wraps an arm around her short body and grins at her as he slowly begins to dance. For some reason, she can't really dance well, but well, he can make up for that. "So, Amy, how do you deal with having the two idiots for brothers?"

"Lysander's the idiot," She says, raising an eyebrow. "I swear, if he took one of those General Skills exams, he would put 'toast' for what do you put in the toaster? Obviously it's bread. Idiot."

"I know Lysander's an idiot," Scorpius replies, but he can't help but to laugh at Amy's example. "You're sort of hilarious, did you know?"

"And sort of insane, blah blah blah," Amy places her hand on his shoulder and grins. "I've heard it all before, Malfoy."

"I wasn't going to say that," Scorpius protests, but he chuckles, placing a hand awkwardly on her waist as they dance.

"And short," Amy continues on with a smirk. "Everyone says that I'm short."

"Your mum's quite petite, too," Scorpius grins at her.

"I'm not my mum," Amy grits her teeth, frowning at him. "But apparently, according to Mum, you're a miniature version of your dad- down to the fact that you look quite a bit like a ferret."

Once again, he realises that like her mum, she's so blunt and unafraid of telling you her opinion that it's not even funny. He just shakes his head and laughs. Realising how awkward their dancing has gotten, he inquires, "Wanna go get some punch? You know, if it's not-"

"Ahem," Someone breaks in. Turning to the side, he realises that it's Louis Weasley, the Hufflepuff Weasley boy and Amy's housemate. He watches as her eyes light up.

With a squeal, she gives him a hug. "Louis! I was worried you wouldn't show."

"Thanks for keeping her company while I wasn't here, Malfoy," Louis says with a grin. "Suppose you're not as bad as I thought." He wraps both arms around Amy's back.

Louis Weasley is the chain bringing him down.

….

"So, Scamander, you and Louis?" Scorpius leans against the wall.

Amy just shrugs back at him. "What of it, Malfoy?"

"Don't you ever think of going for someone, well, a little better looking than Louis? I mean, Louis is okay and all, but he's not the best. And all he's got going for him is his Veela good looks. I mean, he doesn't really do anything," Scorpius realises he's rambling and shuts himself up. But it is true- that all Louis has going for him is Veela good looks.

"That's not true," Amy protests, crossing her arms. But she doesn't seem to have too much of a temper, which is pretty good for him at the moment. "Why do you care so much anyway, Malfoy?"

"Because you and Louis aren't right for each other," He informs her. "Two Hufflepuffs will never work, Amy, you'll just sit around being sweet all of the time."

She just glares at him from where she's standing. "You think I'm sweet, Malfoy?"

"Well," he's quick to correct himself, "Maybe not. But still, I don't think the two of you go well together…"

"What do you know about my love life?" She hisses, stepping back as if she's going to leave. "By the way, Scorpius, you slipped. You called me Amy instead of Scamander."

"Well, I'm sorry, Scamander," He growls dangerously, and he wonders how they got from being sweet friends to this sort of fighting or whatever it is. "Do you prefer Scamander or something?"

"No," She says, and it's this admission, along with the way she looks at the ground like she's going to break down or something, that makes him realise she's not brave Gryffindor. She's Amy, and she's Hufflepuff, and she has a reason for being put into Hufflepuff. "It just surprised me is all."

"Oh," He says quietly. "Well, um, nice talking to you. Have a good time with Weasley and all." He looks at the ground.

"I suppose I should be going now," Amy says, turning and shooting him a sweet smile before she begins to walk off.

"Wait!" He calls, walking a few steps forward as she halts so that he's this close to her. "Amy, wait."

At the mention of her name, she turns around to look him in the eyes, and that's it. He can't resist anymore. With no thought involved, he leans in, brushing a lock of brown hair behind her ear, and kisses her, arms winding around her neck.

For just a few seconds, she doesn't stop him, instead seeming to take it all in. Then, quickly, she pushes him away from her. "We can't do this."

"Can't we?" He raises an eyebrow.

"I'm sorry," She says, running off and leaving him to stare after her before he returns to his dorm.

….

It's a few days later that she nervously approaches him, tapping him on the shoulder. "Scorpius?"

"Hello, Scamander," he says semi politely, acting like a stranger who's just had a one night stand with her or something.

"We need to talk," She bounces on her toes, making her a bit taller than before.

"What is there to talk about?" Scorpius' tone is biting and harsh, as usual for him. "I kissed you. You kissed me back. You pushed me away, saying that we can't do this. Then you said you were sorry and ran away. What else can you really say?"

"I had reasoning behind what I did," She pleads, looking far guiltier than she should.

"I did too," Scorpius crosses his arms. "I thought you were pretty, funny, and interesting to talk to. It's obvious you don't feel anything for me."

"It was because I think I might like Louis," She continues. "And I do think you're funny, attractive, and fun to talk to, but…"

"It's always going to be Louis for you," He confirms with a slight nod. "Might've guessed."

"I'm sorry, Malfoy, but yep, it's always going to be him," She says with a bit of a grin and a lot of her usual bluntness. "There's someone for you out there and I know it. Ever considered one of the Weasleys? Dominique and Rose are pretty attractive, even though I'm a straight girl and all." She gives him a quick wink in hopes that he'll cheer up.

Scorpius has to laugh at that one. "See, Amy, you are funny and fun to talk to. Louis is lucky."

"That might just be the sweetest thing you've ever said, Malfoy," She says with a laugh. "But anyway, go make Dominique's day and talk to her or something. Don't get all hung up on me, I don't deserve it. I don't deserve Louis, either…"

"But you chose him," Scorpius smiles a little bit.

"I did choose him," She says simply, unable to say anything else. "Well, I promised Louis I would meet him for lunch today. I suppose I'll see you later then?"

"Later, Amy," He calls as the brunette girl walks away. He watches, knowing she's already made her decision and there's really nothing he can do about it. Louis Weasley is the chain she's hanging onto.

She waits quite a while, obviously trying to spare his feelings at least a little. But even so, the next month, he sees the two of them snogging in a corridor. Though he feels like screaming, he just clears his throat.

Louis glares at him. "What are you doing here, Malfoy?"

"It's a corridor, Weasley," Scorpius replies, as if it is obvious (which really, it is). "The corridors are free ground, last time I checked. So I mean, I really have more of a right to be here, just walking than you do snogging."

Amy rolls her eyes, but he can see the way she looks sort of concerned about him. "It's not a bad thing to be here making out. Would you rather us do it in the Great Hall in front of everyone or in the middle of class?"

"How about the Hufflepuff common room?" Scorpius spits back, but his tone isn't as harsh as it could be. "I hear it's rather cosy in there."

"Louis and I will decide that for ourselves, thank you," Amy replies, weaving her fingers through a dazed Louis'.

"Have fun with that," Scorpius says with a funny glint in his eyes.

"Oh, believe me," Amy smiles evilly. "We will."

Then both of them are laughing, and Louis looks confused.

But it's then that Scorpius realises that even though their relationship had ended in heartbreak on his part (at least), it was fun trying. Because he'd always known that Louis Weasley is the chain she is always linked to.

It's all just a game to him.

….

And in the end, he learns his lesson- don't mess with Scamanders.

OOC: Interesting. My first ScorpiusOC. This is for Amy (You're Amyzing), because heck, the OC is named Amy. ;) And see, Amy ended up with Louis. :P

This will be a series of five oneshots all involving Scorpius with different girls. Next up is ScorpiusLucy, so review for that one! :D

Please leave a review. Even if it's just 'good job', at least let me know what you think! And be prepared for an update soon.

This is for the 'Ring Around the Boyfriend' Challenge by ToManyLetters on the HPFC! :D