|springsmutfairy (springsmutfairy) wrote in hp_springsmut,|
@ 2008-03-23 16:03:00
|Entry tags:||fic, lucius/narcissa, percy/lucius, slash|
Happy Springsmut, violet_quill!
Title: The Plea Bargain
Pairing(s): Percy/Lucius, Lucius/Narcissa
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Summary: Percy is put in charge of Lucius's plea bargain. But he gets much more than he bargained for.
Warnings: Adultery, in a sense.
Word Count: ~6,100
Author's Notes: A million thanks to my anonymous betas.
Percy pulled off his glasses and pressed his thumbs on the bridge of his nose, elbows unceremoniously – and uncharacteristically, for him – crushing the several rolls of parchment strewn across his desk. With a deep sigh, he pushed his chair back and stood up, walking to the large window and looking outside. Down on the fourth floor, the windows showed a Spring garden, complete with occasional bursts of April showers.
He watched the movement of birds and bees fluttering on the flowers, wondering how in the world he'd got assigned to this special mission. It was definitely not part of his job description; he was the assistant to Minister Shacklebolt, and his duties were to keep the Minister's appointment book, take dictation and do any other clerical tasks he might ask.
And this wasn't certainly a clerical task, but Kingsley had asked – no, had ordered – him to do it. Percy wondered if it had been done with a bit of spite. He was well aware that Kingsley wasn't very fond of him, and that he had got the position because Arthur had made a special request. Granted, Kingsley treated him fairly and was actually quite polite with him, but Percy was painfully aware that most people in the new Ministry still saw him as a sycophant who'd fawned over his previous bosses.
Maybe Kingsley only retained a modicum of politeness with him because of his father, Percy decided, turning away from the window and returning to his desk. He sat down, adjusted his glass and unrolled the nearest parchment. Whether his boss liked him or not, he had given Percy an assignment and Percy had to complete it.
To: Percy Weasley
From: Kingsley Shacklebolt
Re.: Lucius Malfoy's Plea Bargain
Effective immediately, you will be in charge of the plea bargain requested by Lucius Malfoy. You are therefore released from your duties as assistant to the Minister for Magic.
You will report to Gawain Robards, Head of the Auror Office of the Ministry of Magic and follow his directions as to how accomplish your mission.