Written for HPFC 'Four Houses Love Letters Competition'

Pairing: Scorpius/Rose

Prompts: Forbidden, unsaid, forever, abandoned, loving, considerate, and Gotcha!


Enough Surprises!


"It was a dare, you know."

Rose twirled around, hitting her elbow against a telescope as she did show, to see Scorpius Malfoy standing right behind her. She quickly tried to wipe her tears away.

"What are you doing here?" Rose said, trying to sound harsh but failing miserably.

"Everybody goes to the Astronomy Tower when they're upset," Scorpius said as he took a tentative step towards her. She just glared at him (which didn't really work too well when you'd been crying mere seconds before).

"What makes you think I would be upset?" Rose said, crossing her arms and turning around, giving up on trying to get rid of her tears, instead trying to hide them from him.

Scorpius hesitated before quietly saying, "I'm sorry."

Rose looked back around at him in surprise. He'd actually sounded like he'd meant it. And now that Rose stopped to look at him for second he actually looked somewhat...considerate. But was that even possible for a Malfoy? Rose looked at him confused, the tears forgotten.

"It was a stupid thing to do," Scorpius whispered as he rubbed his arms, looking down at the ground. "I should have just taken the chicken hat."

Rose didn't need to ask what the chicken hat was as Scorpius knew – it was a long standing tradition at Hogwarts that every student knew of. Funnily enough, neither had ever seen anybody wear it, though many get in trouble for numerous dares – and probably more humiliated then they would of if they had worn the hat.

"But..." Rose couldn't help but raise an eyebrow at the 'but'. "I didn't think you'd actually believe me – I thought you were going to be seriously pissed."

It was Roses turn to look at the ground as Scorpius looked at her questioningly. Finally she said to her feet, "You have...very convincing writing. If you sent a real love letter to a girl, you could make her fall in love with you in an instant."

Scorpius looked at her with an odd look and took a small step towards her. Roses head snapped up and a guarded look appeared on her face. He stopped, the same odd look on his face, before he finally said, "Why do we hate each other Rose?"

Rose was surprised when he called her by her first name. She took a while to answer before finally saying "Because our families do." She was grudgingly reminded of Leanne's mention of Romeo and Juliet and their forbidden love this morning.

"And that's it?" He asked, his eyebrows furrowing as though trying to remember another reason. Rose thought for a while to before finally giving a small quick nod.

"Is that not enough?" She asked. It was about that moment that she realized she was actually having a civil conversation with Scorpius Malfoy.

"I don't think so." And with that he walked forward and kissed her.

And Rose was surprised to find she enjoyed it immensely.