DEC 01, Harry Potter, The Minister's Affair (1/6) Title: The Minister's Affair (1/6) Prompt: Red Candles Author:roma_fics Fandom: Harry Potter Characters: Malfoys and Potters Rating: G Warning(s): Het Infidelity, character death (wow not very cheery *g*) Note: These warnings pertain to the series, not each chapter. :) Summary: Members of two families keep one secret to the very end. This will be a six part drabble story. Beta: The wondrous eeyore9990
The Minister's Affair Part 1
The first time Scorpius Malfoy suspected his mother was having an affair was Christmas morning of his fourteenth year. A gift, wrapped in white paper with a simple gold bow and only her name on the tag was the last one under the tree. He retrieved it and handed it to her.
She lifted out two red candles and brought them to her nose. She breathed in their scent: cranberry and cinnamon. Her cheeks turned as red as the wax.
"No, Draco, I don't know who sent them. I suspect my grandmother, who's getting on with age. She probably forgot to sign the tag."
Scorpius watched his mother glance over to his Aunt, who gave her a stern look.
"I think I'll put them in my sitting room, I'm afraid the scent is too strong for our bedroom," she said to Scorpius' father and then put them back in the box.
Later, Scorpius watched her place the red candles on the table next to her chaise. She lit them, before shutting her sitting room door. The air crackled from within. Whether she left or someone entered, he couldn't tell. His father called for him to play a game of chess.