Author's Notes: Bless me Rowling, for I have sinned. I have written next-gen. And LIKED it.
Another entry for Asking Me Where My Love Grows' First Kiss Challenge on the HPFC forum.
First next-gen! First time exploring Scorpius or Lily Luna! First kiss! It's a story of firsts. Enjoy!
Lily jolted violently. She had been completely engrossed in the novel she was reading, and the harsh, abrasive voice had startled her. She looked up, heart hammering from the sheer shock.
It was Scorpius Malfoy.
Lily's fear immediately faded into disdain. Older than her and infamous around the school for his sheer unpleasantness, Scorpius Malfoy was no one that Lily Luna Potter was going to be afraid of.
"What do you want?" she snapped, shutting her book and tossing it into her bag.
Scorpius pulled out the chair next to her and sat down, dropping his own back next to him. He leaned over and grabbed the book from her bag. "What're you reading, then?"
Lily's face coloured a little as he stared at the cover. His eyebrows shot up. "What is this?"
"It's a Muggle book," Lily said, forcing her voice to stay calm. "It's funny."
"It doesn't look funny."
"Well, it is. It's kind of old, and it's about a girl who falls in love with a sparkling–"
"Spare me, Potter, I don't want to hear it."
"Fine. Then go away," Lily said with as much dignity as she could muster. She grabbed her book back and stuffed it into her bag.
"No need to be rude," Scorpius told her. "I was just trying to be nice."
"You've got a funny way of being 'nice'."
Scorpius narrowed his eyes. "You're no better. Maybe if you put a little effort into, I don't know, talking to people instead of being so standoffish all the time…"
"You shouldn't use words you can't spell, Scorpius," Lily said calmly. "'Standoffish' is three whole syllables…"
"I never knew how much of a brat you were," Scorpius said. "Figures though. I guess it runs in the family. My dad's told me about your parents."
"My parents have told me about your dad too." Lily stood up, though she was so petite this didn't make her look much more intimidating. She tried to make her voice sound threatening to make up for it. "They say that my dad saved your dad's life when they were seventeen."
Scorpius didn't seem to know what to say to that. He stared at Lily, nonplussed.
"I'll bet your dad never mentioned that," Lily finished triumphantly.
Scorpius's mouth worked for a few minutes, no sound coming out, then he let out an impatient sigh. "You know what, I'm just going to do what I came here to do in the first place."
Lily was cut short when Scorpius grabbed her by her strawberry blonde hair and pressed her mouth against his. She made a noise of protest, but he was stronger than her and held her in place while he kissed her hard. At last he drew back and looked at her with a self-satisfied expression.
Lily spat to get the taste of him out of her mouth. "That was what you came here to do? Assault me?"
"No," Scorpius said, swinging his own bag back over his shoulder. "Kiss you." He turned for the door and sauntered away. Only when he was almost out the door did he turn back and smirk. "And don't pretend like you didn't like it."
Then he was gone.
Lily stared after him, then let out an impatient huff of air and sat back down, scowling.
She had liked it.