Scorpius looked at his father once before turning around and running away. He sneered at everyone who gave him sad looks. He didn't know where he was running but he just wanted to run away. His mother was dead and his father couldn't care less. Scorpius had no one to go to. He looked up just in time to run into someone. The 'someone' fell back and hit the ground. Scorpius looked down and gasped. A woman with long white blond hair looked up at him with big blue eyes. Scorpius offered her a hand and helped her up.
"Uh... sorry. I wasn't watching where I was going." Scorpius stammered.
"No problem. I wasn't watching either. I'm Luna by the way." The woman smiled at him. Scorpius was surprised by how dreamy and airy her voice was.
"Scorpius. Scorpius Malfoy." He shook her hand.
"Oh, so you're Draco's son. Nice to meet you."
"You know my father?"
"Yes, I believe I do. I was a year younger then him in Hogwarts. I'm sorry about your mother."
Scorpius stiffened. "It's okay."
They stood in silence for a while.
"Would you like to come to my house for some tea?" Luna asked.
Scorpius was warming up to the elder woman and he smiled a bit. "Sure. I'd like that."
"Good. I just baked chocolate chip cookies." Luna smiled again.
Luna led Scorpius all the way to her house, which wasn't that far away. It was smaller then Malfoy Manor and much different. Malfoy Manor looked haunting while Luna's cottage looked inviting and cosy. A garden surrounded the cottage and every single flower to have been discovered could probably be found there. All in all it looked like a place to call home. Luna took Scorpius inside and sat him down on the dining table, which was attached to the kitchen. She put the kettle on and handed Scorpius a plate of chocolate chip cookies. She sat down next to him. They sat in silence for a while when the door burst open. Lorcan and Lysander entered the dining room with bright smiles. They froze when they saw Scorpius.
"What are you doing here, Malfoy?" Lorcan sneered.
"Lorcan! Is that any way to talk to your guests? Please apologize." Luna scolded.
"Lorcan Scamander! You will apologize right this instant!"
"Fine fine, I'm sorry. There are you happy Mum?"
"Thank you sweetie." Luna smiled at Lorcan and Lysander rolled his eyes. They both bent down and kissed their mother's cheeks. Lorcan kissed her right one while Lysander kissed her left one. They sat down and grabbed a cookie each.
"So how do you know each other?" Luna asked Scorpius who was silent.
"From Hogwarts." Scorpius muttered.
"Oh! I should've guessed. Silly me! Which house were you in?" Luna shook her head.
"But Lorcan and Lysander were in Ravenclaw." Luna looked a bit confused.
"Mum, can we talk about this later? I want some tea." Lorcan said.
"Yes dear, I put the kettle on." Luna answered, about to get up.
"No, you sit here Mum, I'll go get the tea." Lysander offered and got up.
"Thank you dear." Luna kissed Lysander's forehead.
"Goody two shoes." Lorcan muttered and Lysander stuck his tongue out at him.
"Do you have any other siblings?" Luna wondered.
"No, it's just me, Mother and Father. And now just me and Father."
"It must get lonely. I know how it feels to be an only child."
"Yeah, it's pretty lonely." Scorpius looked down.
"Well, whenever you want to come over, you can. And if you want to talk then I'm always available. I love kids." Luna said with a smile.
"Mum, Malfoy's not a kid." Lorcan rolled his eyes.
"All of you are kids in my eyes. Especially you, my little baby." Luna kissed Lorcan's cheek.
"Mum! Not in front of Malfoy!" Lorcan exclaimed but hugged his mother all the same.
Scorpius watched Lorcan and Luna and he felt sad. He'd never had a mother's love for all Astoria had ever cared about were parties and spending thousands on dresses and jewellery. Luna saw the sadness in Scorpius' eyes and she leaned forward and kissed his forehead. Scorpius looked up.
"From now on, you can a part of this family too." Luna grinned.
"Really? No one will mind? "Scorpius asked. Luna shook her head.
"My husband died ten years ago and I find great comfort in kids." Luna said.
"Oh, I'm sorry. I mean about your husband and all."
"Quite all right dear." Luna patted Scorpius's head and for once, Scorpius didn't find it annoying.
Lysander brought the tea and handed everyone a cup. Luna refilled the cookie plate and all of them munched away, making pleasant conversation. In the evening, Scorpius decided it was time to head home. He said good-bye to everyone but Luna stopped him at the door.
"You can come over tomorrow if you'd like."
"Okay! I'd love that." Scorpius grinned and turned around. He apparated home. As soon as he entered the house, he knew he was in for it.
"Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy! Where in Merlin's name were you?" Draco shouted. He looked angry.
"I was at someone's house." Scorpius muttered before turning. Draco stopped him.
"Someone? And who might this someone be?" Draco's voice was venomous.
"Luna." Scorpius whispered. He turned to look at his father and was surprised to see him in shock.
"Father? What's wrong?"
"Where did you meet her?" Draco's voice was back to normal.
"I ran into her and she invited me to her house for tea." Draco's face turned soft for an instant before hardening again. He glared at Scorpius.
"Do not ever associate yourself with blood traitors again!" Draco yelled.
"I'll do what I want." Scorpius was surprised his father would speak so harshly of such a sweet woman.
"No you will not! I am your father and I decide what you will do and what you will not do!" Draco was back to being angry.
"She actually cared about me! She talked to me and showed me more love in a few hours then I have ever gotten from any of you in eighteen bloody years!" Scorpius' eyes had finally leaked as the tears he had held back, slowly made their way down his cheeks.
"You could've told me if you wanted to talk." Draco's voice was now a whisper.
"As if that would've made a difference! You hate me."
"I love you, and you know that."
"No you don't." Scorpius turned around and fled to his room.
Draco sighed and ran his fingers through his hair. He didn't know what to do anymore.
Lorcan and Lysander were tucked in bed when Luna entered. She kissed their foreheads.
"Mum, you don't have to be so nice to Malfoy, you know." Lysander said.
"He needs someone. He looked so lonely and I'm willing to help him."
"Mum, he was the biggest bully in Hogwarts! All seven years, he beat up little kids and acted all high and mighty. He used to tease us a lot too." Lorcan cried.
"Well, like father like son." Luna muttered.
"Alright you two, get some sleep. I'm thinking of inviting Max Zabini over tomorrow."
"Sure Mum, that'd be nice." Lorcan lay back down on his bed.
Luna turned off the lights and walked to her room. She wrote a quick letter to Ginny.
I was wondering if you'd like to come over tomorrow with Max. We would love to have you and it's been a while since we met.
She sent her owl to the Zabini residence and a reply came instantly.
I would love to come! Max is excited too and Blaise has agreed. We'll come around at about 2:00.