Drabble: Hospitality - Teddy, Andromeda, Malfoys, PG Title: Hospitality Author: elfflame Fandom: Harry Potter Pairing/Character: Teddy, Andromeda, all the Malfoys Rating: PG Word Count: 100X4 A/N: For adventdrabbles December 3 Prompt of Snow. And...the story takes over... ;D
"Well, boy? Are you going to let us in or not?" Lucius looked as forbidding as ever, even though he leaned more heavily on his cane now than Teddy remembered from when he was young.
Teddy had never liked Lucius Malfoy, family or not. The war had not changed him much, from Harry's tales of him. He still avoided anyone he thought beneath his notice, and certainly never acknowledged the Tonks as family while Teddy had been alive. So the whole Malfoy family appearing on the front steps of Teddy's grandmother's house was a bit of a shock at best.
Even Scorpius was with them, and Teddy found himself watching the boy. He was older than when Teddy had seen him last on the platform going to Hogwarts several years before. Teddy found himself thinking of Al's tales of him at school. He certainly didn't seem to mind that Scorpius was a Malfoy. But maybe that came of being a Slytherin as well?
"In case you hadn't noticed," Draco said, interrupting his thoughts, only slightly less acerbic than Lucius, "it is snowing out here. Perhaps we could come in and get warm before you get rid of us, at least?"
Teddy flushed, then nodded, glancing at Narcissa, who was looking around as though she were in it a hovel. He stepped aside. "Come in. Please. Gran…visitors…" he called out, not wanting to be alone with the Malfoys any longer than necessary.
"Who…" His gran came into the hall, and her eyes widened. "Cissa…?"
Teddy glanced toward Draco and the other Malfoys who huddled together near the door as Narcissa turned to her sister. "Andromeda…I thought…perhaps we could…visit this year?"
The two women moved back into the sitting room, talking quietly, and Teddy found himself alone with the Malfoys once more.
Scorpius looked uncomfortable, and glanced apologetically at Teddy even as his mother whispered to his father, tugging on Scorpius's sleeve to keep him close.
Teddy's heart went out to him, watching him be treated like he was two when he'd already been in Hogwarts for so long. "Would you like a candy cane? I think we've a few left…"
Scorpius's eyes lit up, and he looked towards his father. "May I?"
Astoria shook her head. "I don't…"
"It won't harm him, Astoria. Just one, Scorpius."
"Yes, father." Scorpius grinned, detaching himself from his mother's arms and hurrying to Teddy's side.