Slytherin Born

Chapter 14

Audrey spun in a circle laughing as she watched the butterfly float above her head, casting warm green eyes at the boy who moved the butterfly around with his wand. She was waiting for Percy to say it was lunchtime, but he had yet to alert her to it. She collapsed on the ground, cupping her hands out as Percy lowered the butterfly into them.

“What did you bring for lunch, if I’m allowed to ask that is?” She moved closer and set the butterfly in between them. “My butterfly is getting quite lonely.” Percy shook his head, capturing her face in between her hands.

“In a few more minutes, just be patient. I know you’re not good at that sort of thing, but try, for me? Please?” She frowned and he kissed her, running the pad of his thumb over her cheek. “Five more minutes.”

“Fine, I think that I could wait five minutes. What did you pack for lunch?” Audrey grabbed his hands and looked over at the picnic they had left.

“Sandwiches, turkey sandwiches and butterbeer.” Her eyebrows quirked up and she looked at his watch. “You don’t have any patience, do you?” Percy pulled her onto her feet, leading her over to the blanket, waving his wand to summon lunch onto the plates. “Tuck in.” Audrey dived for her plate, taking a bite of her sandwich. After this present would be Percy’s and she was absolutely ecstatic about it.

“Why do you want to work at the Ministry?” Percy stopped mid-bite, looking at Audrey with wide brown eyes. She nibbled at the corner of her sandwich, green eyes curious.

“I want to make a difference, I’ll be working near the Minister.” He watched as Audrey frowned a little, averting her eyes. “What do you want to do?”

“I want to be a florist, in both worlds, Muggle flowers and magic flowers. Flowers that sing out the love for the receiver and flowers that just the smell flows across the room and you just want to sweep up your significant other in your arms and kiss them.” Her eyes twinkled, a small smile appearing on her face. “My mum wanted to be a florist, but her family didn’t want her to be.”

“What did your dad want for her?” Percy leaned forward, placing his hand on her knee.

“For her to be happy. Even though she died of a broken heart, my aunt Bellatrix wouldn’t allow him near her when she figured out what house he was in when he walked into the hospital room when I was born. It really broke my mum’s heart in the end, my dad died of a broken heart too, seeing as Bellatrix was gone by them, I got to see him the day before he died. Then aunt Narcissa took me to the funeral and told me every wonderful story about him that my mum had told her. I just can’t believe half of what she told me, he really did love her.” Audrey sighed happily, finishing off her first sandwich.

“Gryffindor’s have a big heart, you know.” Percy smiled and Audrey snorted. “It’s true.”

“Slytherin’s hearts are bigger, that’s why it takes someone very special to enter those hearts. Like my dad. And you.” Audrey whispered the last part, fiddling with the crust on her sandwich. “What did George get me?” When she saw Percy open his mouth to speak she grabbed the present in his hands. “I can open it, right?”

“Alright, just be careful, George said something that worried me.” Percy moved back a little, watching as Audrey held the present out, taking the lid off the box. A loud screech emitted from the box and she dropped it, both moving back, frightened looks on her face. It took several minutes for it to stop, when it did, cautiously they moved forward and peered in. A green and red scarf sprang out and landed in a heap in between them both.

“I’m killing him.” Audrey glared at the scarf before picking it up gingerly, a smile replacing her features. “Or not, I really like this.” She looked at both ends and chuckled. The Slytherin symbol on one end and the Gryffindor symbol on the other end.

“That’s amazing.” Percy leaned forward, reaching out and tracing the Slytherin symbol. “He said it would be a bang.” They both laughed, Audrey with a smile that reached her eyes.

“Now I just need to eat dinner and I get yours.” She sang and pecked Percy on the lips.
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