|Lucius Malfoy (in_deep) wrote in wished,|
@ 2009-12-20 21:08:00
|Entry tags:||!1997: 12, !incomplete, draco malfoy, lucius malfoy|
Who: Lucius and Draco
What: Christmas shopping
When: This afternoon
Lucius was pleased to have an excuse to spend a bit of time with his son before they acquired extra company for the holidays. Recent events had brought him to the realization that he had no idea whether the boy was safer at home or at school (the likely answer was neither, which was less than comforting) - but in either case, as long as they were actually together, it was easier to find a little peace of mind.
And more information, of course, was always a good thing. A shopping trip seemed as good an opportunity as any for a short grilling session. He was, perhaps, a little too eager to hear that Draco's seventh year was proceeding in some semblance of his own. Any developments that didn't have to do with the Dark Lord were welcome news. Jewelry might have been a bad sign or a good one, of course, but at least it was something; and so long as Draco didn't gravitate toward the rings, he would consider it a positive point.
The shop was one he'd patronized before on a few occasions - sufficiently ancient to be respectable, and far enough from the beaten path to be less than crowded. The prices were a little higher than he might have liked (especially considering he had two Christmases and two anniversaries to cover, never mind Draco's purchases), but that was hardly very high up on his list of concerns. He leaned down slightly to peer into the case nearest the door. He'd given diamonds two years ago; doing so again might be tedious. "And what was it, precisely, that you had in mind?" he asked, passing over a rather garish bracelet. Something appropriate to a recent attachment, he hoped - but then, he wasn't sure how Draco would know, really.