a/n: This is a companion piece to A Pet Ferret.

Ferrets Run In The Family

"Father! Father! Mum bought me a pet today!" Young Scorpius Malfoy called through the house.

"Hmm?" Draco looked up from the newspaper he had been reading in the sitting room. "What did you get? An owl?" He asked as Scorpius ran into the room, a cage held behind his back.

Scorpius grinned, but shook his head. "Guess! Mum said that you have a particularly interesting story with this particular animal."

Draco's eyes widened in horror, he had pieced the puzzle together. There was only one animal he even remotely had a story with and that was... he shuddered. "Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy, that better not be what I think it is!" Draco had stood up by now, very clearly giving his son a death glare.

"Sorry, Father." Scorpius had the decency to look sheepish, but ginned evilly as he pulled the cage from behind his back to reveal a...

A thud was heard throughout the house, Draco Lucius Malfoy had, for the first time in his life, fainted. When he finally came to, he saw his wife and child looming over him and, and... the devil creature perched on his son's shoulder.

"Father! Really, it wasn't that big of a deal, you didn't have to faint over Alastor."

"Alastor?" Draco asked fearfully before sitting up.

"Yeah, I named him Alastor." Draco started choking on air as soon as the words left Scorpius' mouth. "Is there a problem with naming him Alastor?" Draco glared at his son.

"I think you know full well what the problem is!"

"Father, really, it's just a name. I don't see what the problem is." Draco glared at him again as he fought to hide his laughter. Scorpius was glad he was a Malfoy, they had the incredible skill of being emotionless like a rock. "All this is, is a ferret named Alastor."

"Just a ferret?" Draco had stood up tall by now. "Expecto Patronum!" He cried, and a ferret had sprouted from his want tip and scurried around the room.

"Huh..." Scorpius said, completely dumbfounded. "I guess Mum was right, ferrets do run in our family."