It was as she had expected, but she still couldn't help but feel vulnerable and hurt. She was sure her expression showed everything and she hated that. Weakness was not something she took pride in and she was showing it to the one man she wanted to keep it from.
"So you've known this whole time?" she asked, her eyes still downcast. "That I've fancied you?" She pulled her hand from his, not wanting his pity. If he was going to reject her, then she would accept it. He spoke of future possibilities, but those would all be based on her parents decisions. There was no attraction on his point and she would have to deal with that, get over it. Well, she had done it before. She could do it again. Right? At the moment she felt like she wanted to crawl into bed and not get out for awhile. She was more embarrassed than anything. What possessed me to say all of that?
The worst part was she could only hear Potter's words in her head. He doesn't even know you exist. While that certainly wasn't true, he had a point. Everything Lucius regarded in his life was if it would benefit him. She certainly did not fit into that grouping.
She almost laughed at what he said. Not to say I don't appreciate your feelings. Well that was certainly something wasn't it? She shook her head and moved herself off the desk, brushing past Lucius. "I'm sorry to have bothered you today," she said, her voice cool and quiet as she tried to regain control of herself and her thoughts. "Your life is your own and I apologize for trying to push my way into it. I promise you, it won't happen again."