There are Worse Things I Could Be
Title: There Are Worse Things I Could Be
Disclaimer: J.K. owns them, I’m merely exploring the facets
Prompt: 01. Pureblood
Note: Set post HBP, so absence of certain main characters at Hogwarts.
Words: 159There Are Worse Things I Could Be
Millicent Bulstrode wasn’t wonderful, charming, or personable. She wasn’t traditionally beautiful, delicate, or dainty. She wasn’t a Gryffindor, but some didn’t count that as a disservice actually.
Of course, that group didn’t include Neville Longbottom who was currently observing the Slytherin seventh year girl. The said girl who was in return glaring at her textbook. He half wished that Luna, Ginny or even Hermione were still around to make this easier for him. Millicent made a noise that resembled a growl and slammed the book shut. She exhaled roughly and shut her eyes.
Neville frowned and preceded to jerk back when her lids popped open and narrowed on him. Better sooner than later.
“What do you want, Longbottom?” She snapped.
“Wouldyouliketotaketheprefectshiftwithmetonight?” Neville babbled.
“The prefect shift?”
“Are you nervous, Longbottom?” Millicent frowned. “It’s a prefect shift, not a bloody date.”
“D-date?” Neville blushed.
“Don’t worry, Longbottom, you pass all the requirements.”
“You’re pureblooded. It could be worse.”