Scorpius had just finished work with the MLE. That still seemed strange. Parvati had recommended it and her instinct were usually right, but Scorpius had spent so much time trying to avoid the Ministry. And people in general. This felt strange even if things were going relatively well (disappearances notwithstanding).
He was going to his room, maybe a quick shower before going to see Parvati. With all that was happening, it was even more important that they spent time together. He didn't need her to start drinking to pass the time. His thoughts were on his girlfriend when he heard Hermione's voice.
"Good evening," he said with a tiny bow, just like his mother had taught him. The castle denizens weren't big on etiquette, but Hermione was the exception. "Are you done for the day as well?"