Scorpius wasn't in the Great Hall yet, and Al was debating leaving and coming back in ten or so minutes when he was. It wasn't that he didn't want to talk to other people... Okay, no, that was exactly what it was. He wasn't in the mood for small talk, and the only people he knew who would spare him there were Scorpius and Jamie. He had been just about to turn around and try again when Lucius Malfoy, of all people, came up behind him.
"Mr. Malfoy." He inclined his head in greeting, wondering what on earth Scorpius' grandfather could want with him. "I'm,uh, I'm Albus Severus, yes. But, um, you can, you can call me Albus."