Alfie had forgotten about the upcoming date until that morning, when someone had reminded him - he wasn't sure how it had gotten around that he was having lunch with Evie, or that it was a sort of big deal, but Rivers had mentioned something and so he'd had to go back to his room and put on a nicer shirt and comb his hair.
But he was only a few minutes behind everyone else when he tramped out, and he saw her waiting. WAITING! He hadn't counted on that. He thought they'd meet up at Hogsmeade or something.
She'd wanted a kiss. Was he supposed to kiss her right off, like a hello, or something? He hated feeling this awkward around someone he'd always thought was a pretty good friend.
He decided against the kiss bit, and just went up to her instead, hands shoved into the pockets of his jeans. "Hey, Evie. Ready to go?"