Coffee Title: Coffee Fandom: Harry Potter Author/Artist: digthewriter Word Count: 500 Pairing/Character: Scorpius, Albus Rating: PG Created for: Day 30 for adventdrabbles with the prompt: Christmas Socks Disclaimer: Harry Potter characters are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No profit is being made, and no copyright infringement is intended. Notes: Unbetaed. This is a continuation of "Scorpius's Escape" + "Plans" + "In Secret" + "Making Friends"
Albus moved around the streets of the city in a way that told Scorpius that clearly it wasn't his first time. He led them down a narrow alley and stopped in front of a coffee shop. He opened the door for Scorpius and told him to pick out a table as he went up to the till to order. It was a good thing, since Scorpius didn't have Muggle money.
"Have you been here before?" Scorpius asked as a conversation starter when Albus had returned with two cups of coffee. He'd realised that up until then, it was always Albus who was initiating topics to talk about. They knew each other at Hogwarts, of course, but had never been friends, or anything remotely close to it.
James, Albus, and their sister Lily were all in Gryffindor. He supposed Lily still was one since she hadn't finished school yet. And Scorpius, just like Teddy was Ravenclaw.
"Yeah, we've been coming here for ages. My dad, my brother and sister, and me I mean. It used to be our Christmas tradition. We opened a small gift here that we got each other, and then the big gift opening was at the Burrow with Mum's family."
"Oh," Scorpius said. He knew the Potters also had divorced parents, although their parents had split nearly five years ago. His mum was still living in the manor until two summers ago. Maybe she was waiting for him to be done with Hogwarts before moving on.
"Did you ever get anything interesting?" Scorpius asked.
Albus laughed as he took a sip of his coffee. "One year Lily gave me these funky Christmas socks that had reindeers on them. The nose lit up and everything. She loved them more than I did so I told her that she could keep it."
"That's nice of you," Scorpius said. He sipped his coffee but realised that there was sugar in it. He didn't like sugar in his coffee, maybe he should have told Albus that. Still, he drank it. It'd be rude to send it back.
Albus shrugged and then they were quiet for a while. They looked out the window of the shop at all the snow and the Muggles walking about. It was nice.
"I wanted--" Albus said. At the same time, Scorpius spoke, "Have you--"
"You first," Albus said.
"No please, go on."
"I didn't know you were coming by today with Teddy. I mean, I've been meaning to contact you, but I wasn't sure..."
"You have?" Scorpius was surprised by this. Why would Albus Potter want to contact him?
"There's one of you and there's a bunch of us. You know, I mean not just James and Lily, there's also Teddy. I don't think uncle Ron and aunt Hermione know--what I mean--there's something I have to tell you. Maybe you already know. But no one in my family knows, I think and--"