Surprise Visit Attack
April 22, 2005 10:25 PM
"Where have you been?"
Draco shouted loudly, pointed his wand, and hexed. If Astoria had not leaned to the side, her face would have caught it.
"Tori? How in the hell did you get in here? Nevermind! Dammit, you scared me. I could have killed you!"
"Don't be ridiculous, Draco. You don't kill humans."
"What are you doing here?" he snapped, scowling darkly at her.
It was odd because he had just been thinking about her. The fact that she could still do that unnerved him. Astoria had an odd sense of when he needed to speak with her, and could usually turn up without a summons or invitation.
Draco had found out Blaise was having dinner with Luna Lovegood, but no one seemed to know where. Blaise would know if Draco was following him, but Astoria had already proven adept in tracking his best mate without Blaise being the wiser. Draco was hoping to enlist her services.
"Are you going to actually ask, or do I just agree and set to watching again?"
"Have you examined why you wish to disturb them?"
"Hannah," Draco answered automatically. "Blaise needs her. He cares about her, but he's afraid to admit it. He already slept with her, and if he walks away now, I think it might break her heart. Not that I care that much, but well, Willow likes her. Willow would be upset if Hannah was brokenhearted."
Astoria looked at him carefully. Draco could be blissfully un-self-aware sometimes.
"You like her. You like Hannah. She's your friend now."
"I do not, " he protested. "You know I don't like people in general."
"If you say so. As long as it is not Saturday. I have a date with Marcus."
Draco scowled. "I don't like that."
"Well, you have not been in a position to approve or disapprove of who I have dinner with for some time now."
"He's not a good guy, Tori."
"And I am such a good girl that he'd be particularly wrong for me. You do not know him as well as you suspect you do."
"Draco, I am flattered by your concern, but Marcus would never hurt me... unless I asked him to."
"Honestly, though, Drake, your crashing that dinner will not end well. I advise you to let it go."
"Not possible," he said immediately.
"Didn't think it was - merely covering the options for you, as always."
"Noted and appreciated."