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I closed my eyes and sighed blissfully. "Hmm...names...Leo?" I suggested, gazing at Scorpius. I winced as I felt a sharp kick in my stomach, as if the child himself disliked the name. I rolled my eyes.
"Leo?" Scorpius repeated, "Leo Malfoy?"
Okay, I admit, it did sound somewhat stupid, but I wasn't about to accept defeat so easily—especially since I was the one who came up with the name! "Who knows? He could be Sorted into Gryffindor, and then that would make perfect sense."
"A Malfoy in Gryffindor, huh?" Scorpius asked me.
"He can break your Malfoy traditions," I suggested with a small smile. "But you did want a constellation name, didn't you? Somehow Virgo Malfoy doesn't sound very appealing."
Scorpius kissed my cheek as an answer. "That's a tradition, too. Perhaps we should name him after Grandfather—may he rest in peace."
"Lucius Malfoy II? What about a middle name? Lucius Sirius Malfoy?"
"Potter's middle name is Sirius already," he pointed out. We both jumped when said cousin appeared suddenly out of our fireplace.
"Miss me?" James grinned cheekily, looking from Scorpius to me. If he was expecting a warm welcome, then he was wrong.
I had drawn out my wand, thinking it was some sort of invasion. "James, you know better than to pop out of Malfoy Manor uninvited," I grumbled, setting my wand back down. "All this stress isn't good for me."
He glanced at Scorpius, who was trying to hide his laughter. "What were the two of you doing on the couch?"
"Thinking of names," I told him, "for him."
"Name him after me!" James said immediately. "Well, considering the fact that I was named after Grandfather, you should name him after Grandfather then..."
I glared at him. "No thanks, James."
"No, name him after me!" Fred Weasley toppled out of the fireplace, colliding into James.
Great. Now my peaceful afternoon with Scorpius was ruined, thanks to those two. "That would definitely be no," I snapped irritably, "and I don't remember inviting the two of you."
"Fred James Malfoy!" Fred piped up excitedly, "how's that?"
"No, James Fred Malfoy!" James argued, pushing Fred sideways.
"Fred James Malfoy!"
"James Fred Malfoy!"
"Fred James Malfoy!"
"James Fred Malfoy!"
That exchange went on for about the entire afternoon. I wondered why they even decided to come at this time other than to annoy us. Scorpius looked as if he was about to murder them for intruding.
"It certainly is lively in here, isn't it?" Astoria asked, appearing by the door to see what the commotion was. "James, Fred, what a surprise!"
They ignored her and continued their quarrel.
"Oh, honestly..." Astoria turned to us. "Did neither of you get the idea of using a Silencing charm on them?"
"It is kind of amusing to watch them," I admitted with a grin. "But now that I think about it, it's getting rather annoying."
Scorpius smirked. "So you finally noticed how annoying they can be."
"Especially when they're together," I agreed, glowering at them. "Shut up, you two! Really! Silencio!"
The room instantly quieted down. "All right," I announced dramatically to my audience, "His name won't be Leo, it won't be Lucius either, or James Fred, or Fred James. He will be named...Sirius Lucius Malfoy! There, happy?"
I removed the charm for their opinions.
"What a mouthful," James complained as soon as he could speak. "Sirius Lucius. Bah, it's like a tongue twister! Can I nickname him Siri?"
"I think it's a wonderful name," Scorpius decided, leaning in to kiss me on my lips. James and Fred made gagging noises.
"Luci's a better nickname, isn't it?" Fred asked.
I glowered at my cousin. "Luci makes him sound like a girl," I growled. They were acting like little bothersome kids now.
Unable to take it any longer, I screeched, "GET OUT OF MALFOY MANOR, JAMES SIRIUS POTTER AND FRED WEASLEY!" With a shriek, they took some Floo powder and vanished, too terrified at the thought of facing my wrath. As soon as they left, I let out a sigh and plopped back down onto the couch. "Er, Scorpius, you don't happen to have any peas lying around the house, do you?"
He stared at me, his mouth dropping open as if I told him I secretly hated him (of course I could never hate him!). He knew how much I didn't like peas, after all. My request for peas must be scaring him.
I simply stared back.
"It's just a craving, Scorpius," Astoria reassured him brightly. "Don't worry; I had cravings too...like McDonald's hamburgers and fudge waffles...ah, those times." She fondly hugged herself at her memories of the time when she was expecting.
"Mother, I don't think I need to know," groaned Scorpius. "Rosie, please don't crave McDonald's, will you? If you ask me to go to McDonald's out of the blue...I don't think I'll be able to handle it."
Astoria beamed at her son. "Your father survived the ordeal, didn't he?"
I couldn't help laughing at the thought of Draco Malfoy buying hamburgers for his wife at a Muggle fast-food restaurant.
I'm In Love With a Malfoy has officially come to an end. *sobs* I will miss updating it... Thank you all for your reviews and support!
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