30. Day Twenty-Nine (Luna and Scarlett giving each other Five Compliments) by @Caterpillarbush
Day Twenty-Nine (Luna and Scarlett giving each other Five Compliments) by @Caterpillarbush
By the time I woke up, Ariana was gone already. Lazily I stretched on the bed and slowly set my feet on the ground. Yawning, I rubbed my eyes a last time before vanishing in the bathroom. Still smirking about Neville being tortured for my sake, I skipped into the kitchen smiling broadly. However the smile faded away as I saw Ariana's apologetic face. Today's dare obviously included me. Ariana wouldn't tell me until after breakfast so I gulped down half a pancake quickly.
"Today's dare is by @CaterpillarBush for my dearest sister Scarlett and Luna to give each other five compliments." Ariana read out and didn't dare look me in the eye.
I can do that, I told myself and took a deep breath.
"Your hair is such a nice blonde Luna." I told her through gritted teeth.
"Thanks," she replied. "You have pretty eyes."
I rolled my eyes at her feeble attempt of a compliment and thought of another one myself.
"You always seem to be happy and smile," I let her know. "Plus you are very kind."
That made it three to one for me.
"You are pretty," she replied, struggling pronouncing the words. "Besides that you are funny."
"You aren't as weird as everybody says," I admitted. "On top of that you're a pure blood witch."
"That cannot count as a compliment." Hermione snapped.
"Nobody asked for your opinion," I snarled at her. "My game, my rules."
"Actually," Ariana intervened. "It's our game, our rules. I'm sorry to say but Hermione is right. A compliment is toward the person appraising their features and she couldn't influence her blood."
"Fine," I grunted. "You are very good at casting 'Protego'."
Luna beamed from ear to ear. Obviously she too remembered the day I had caught her. It had taken me four 'Expelliarmus' until I had finally disarmed her.
"You're a strong witch," Luna said. "You even managed to capture the Dark Lord."
These words actually made me proud although I would never admit that words from her got to my heart.
"@Caterpillarbush sends you some greetings," Ariana broke the silence. "Hopefully you two like each other now."
For the first time, Scarlett didn't mind one of her prisoners to laugh alongside her. Luna too found that was a ridiculous idea.