Written for the Greenhouse Competition, Alyssum option!


No More Fighting

Albus ducked and rolled, avoiding the beam of red light. "Merlin Rose, knock it off!"

Rose simply growled, hexing another stunner towards her cousin. "I'm so sick of you meddling Al!"

"Protego!" Albus cried. The stunner hit his shield, but he stumbled back a bit. "Rose, seriously!"

"No, you seriously! Albus, that's the fourth time you've interrupted my date with Scorpius! Now what's your deal?"

Albus sighed, looking downwards. "I'm jealous."

"Jealous?" Rose asked, her eyebrows scrunching up. "Albus, what on earth are you talking about?"

Albus plopped into the chair. "I'm gay Rose, and in love with my best friend. Seeing you all warm and cuddly just kills me inside."

Rose was stunned. That wasn't what she expected at all. She supposed she expected some overly protective cousin speech, certainly not that they were in love with the same guy. "Albus, I'm sorry," she whispered. She took a seat down next to him.

Albus shrugged. "I know nothing will change, it's just hard to let it go."

Rose was quiet.

"I'll stop interrupting you two. I want you both to be happy, really," Albus said with sincerity in his voice.

"No more fighting?" Rose asked with a smile.

Albus nodded. "No more fighting."