|book_bound (book_bound) wrote in wished,|
@ 2010-10-28 01:24:00
|Entry tags:||alfred cattermole, julien dorny|
Who: Alfie & Jules
Where: The Ministry
What: Surprise! Date.
Being an Unspeakable sometimes made Julien feel a little like he'd used to in the old days, before his school days even. Those times when he would feel like he was invisible to anyone else until the day that he actively disappeared from sight. He couldn't speak about work to anyone, even to Alfie, literally in most cases with his mouth and words warded against spilling secrets accidentally.
It didn't help that a lot of the wizards in this profession had a healthy dose of paranoia in their personalities, which meant that most of them kept to themselves whenever research or experiments didn't mean otherwise. Even his office was a no-man's zone, so he wasn't surprised that one of his colleagues had to ask him to go to the department doors to be told that there was someone waiting for him.
He didn't really think about who it could be as he was too busy checking the time and then letting his boss know that he was leaving for the day (his boss pleased enough with the fact that Julien was actually leaving on time for once).
He was glad he'd decided on that because the minute he caught sight of his Alfie waiting for him he knew he wouldn't have wanted to go back to work. Some people might have rushed at their partners with arms around their neck and glomping hugs, but the smile that came over Julien's expression as he walked up to the once-Hufflepuff was as enthusiastic as any public display of affection.
"Hey." he said, glowing as he couldn't help lift a hand for his fingers to get caught up in the cuff of Alfie's shirt, intimate. "What are you doing here?" and then, because his practicality overrode his optimism asked, "Is everything okay?"