A Forbidden Love Story

This is for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Competition. Rose Granger-Weasley has become close friends with Scorpius Malfoy. What happens when this friendship becomes more than just, well, a friendship? If you like, please favorite. This starts in fifth year, but it might move on.


9. A Date with the Scorpion King

Disclaimer: The name "Scorpion King" belongs the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I did not create this name.


Rose's POV

"So, Rose." Scorpius begins. "Would you want to go out tonight?" 

"Sure." I say. "This is our, what, twentieth date?" 

"Twenty three." Scorpius corrects, putting his arm around my shoulder.

"Ahem." Albus clears his throat loudly. 

Scorpius and I look at him.

"Could we please act, not embarrassing in public?" Albus asks. We glare at him. "What? You guys are being totally weird!" 

"Oh, come on, Albus." Molly says, coming up behind him and making him jump. "This is young love! Don't mess it up." she gives Albus her famous Weasley Death-Glare. 

"Okay, okay." Albus says, looking worried. "Just, just don't start snogging each other, alright? That would be totally embarrassing, and I would have to stop being your friend for, like, ever."

"We promise we won't start snogging each other." I say, laughing. "Will that make you happy, Baby Albus?" 

"Knock it off, Rose." Albus says, flushing a dark red. 

"Baby Albus?" Scorpius asks. 

"That's our nickname for him." I explain.

"Which makes absolutely no sense, seeing as how I'm one of the older cousins." Albus grumbles. 

"Yeah yeah, whatever." I say, and we walk into the Great Hall for breakfast. 


"Rose, come on. You have to dress it up!" Molly says.

"Molly, we've been on twenty two dates before. I look fine." I say, rolling my eyes.

"You're wearing jeans and a t-shirt." Molly says scathingly. "At least put on a skirt!"

"I'm leaving now, Molly." I say, and walk out the door, only to be blocked by Lucy, who's in fourth year. 

"Rose! Are you going to go on your date with Scorpius?" She asks, looking me up and down.

"Yes," I say.

"Then come back upstairs. You've got to dress it up!" Lucy demands.

"No, Lucy. I'm leaving now." I say, and keep walking. I'm almost at the portrait hole when I'm stopped by Roxanne.

"Rose! Where are you going?" she asks.

"I'm going to go see Scorpius for our date, no I'm not going to dress it up." I say exasperatedly. 

"How did you know that was what I'm going to say?" Roxanne asks.

"I just went through the same process with Molly and Lucy." I explain. 

"That makes sense." Roxanne says. "Well, go have fun!" she pushes me towards the Portrait Hole. 

"Thank you. If you see any other red-head girls, stop them and make sure they don't stop me!" I say.

"Aye aye, captain." Roxanne says, saluting me. 

I roll my eyes, say "Thanks," and walk out of the Portrait Hole.

Once I get down to the Entrance Hall, I immediately see Scorpius.

"Hey, Scorpion King." I say.

"Hello, Rose Blossom." he replies. He hugs me, and pecks me on the lips. "Ready?"

"Where are we going?" I ask.

"You'll see." is all he says. 

I follow him up seven flights of stairs until we're in an empty corridor. I only have time to see a tapestry of Barnabas the Barmy teaching trolls ballet before Scorpius covers my eyes.

"Keep your eyes closed, I want it to be a surprise." he says. I close my eyes, and he leads me down the corridor and through a door. 

"Alright, open them." Scorpius tells me.

When I open my eyes, I'm speechless. I know for a fact we're inside, but it appears that we're outside. There's a small lake surrounded by rose blossoms, with pale pink lilies floating on lily pads. Then there's trees all around.

"Where are we?" I ask once I manage to get my voice back.

"It's called the Room of Requirement." Scorpius explains. "It becomes whatever you need it to be, it's equipped for your needs, and if you need something else while you're inside, then it comes. See?" he points to an empty patch of grass, and a picnic blanket appears, with a picnic basket on top. Inside are all of my favorite foods. 

"Oh, wow Scorpius!" I breathe. "This is amazing!" 

"I've been here a lot. This is my sort of refuge when the other Slytherins are picking on me." Scorpius says. "Shall we?"

We sit down and have a small picnic, talking about all sorts of things. Just as we're finishing, I check my watch.

"We'd better go. It's past curfew." I say. Scorpius stand up and offers me his hand, which I take, and pulls me to my feet. "We should come back here often." I whisper into his ear when we hug goodnight.

"Anything you want, Rose Blossom." Scorpius whispers back. "Anything you want."


What did you think of the date? Pretty romantic, right? Anyway, if you like the story, please favorite it to help me win the competition!

Snoodles! -Ashlyn

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