Who: Dominic & Adelaide What: Some happiness before the downfall When: Monday afternoon Where: Hogwarts, Hogsmeade, then back home Rating: PG Status: Complete
The Malfoy Ball had turned out to be an interesting turn of events. It was the first time Adelaide had laid eyes on Lord Voldemort and it was enough to actually strike fear into her heart. He was completely different from what she had expected and just by his presence, she could feel his strength and power. It made her question, only for a fraction of a minute, if she was entirely sure she knew what she was getting into.
And then she got greedy.
If this man was so powerful, was able to command such loyalty, think of the power she could obtain with it. It made her more determined to find a way to complete the spell and prove to Lucius she could be apart of the Death Eaters.
She was practicing that spell when an owl flew through her window, depositing a small poinsettia and a message.
She could only smile and fold up the parchment with the spell on it, quickly forgotten. She had been nervous and surprised at the ball, to find that her relationship with Dominic had turned a complete 180. It was certainly different, but she liked it. She was worried that perhaps it was just the alcohol talking that night, but with the note and the flower, she began thinking that maybe he had actually meant it.
She flew down the stairs from the Ravenclaw Tower, eager to see him again. Excursion? It certainly sounded interesting enough and she quickened her step to meet him.
She found him right where he said he would be and a smile played across her lips. Ever since the ball, she had found herself smiling more and more. It was hard to become accustomed to.
"Hey," she said, stepping up beside him, her arms crossed. "Thanks for the flower. It's...pretty." She had never received flowers before, save from her father. She had never expressed an interest in them as other girls had, but she sentiment was still appreciated.
"So what grand adventure do you have planned for us?"