Andromeda and Ted, part 6Suddenly aware of how acutely dangerous their situation was, Andromeda pushed away from Ted and began pulling her robes back into place.
Sensing the obvious shift in emotions, Ted sat up too. "Dromeda?"
"Well, we wouldn't want to get caught, would we?" she said shakily. She was suddenly very embarrassed, though she wasn't precisely sure why. Or was it, perhaps, shame? They hadn't planned it... but it had seemed like it was meant to happen.
She stole a glance back at Ted. He looked mildly worried, but about what? That she regretted it? That he wouldn't get 'lucky' again?
"Andromeda," he said, gathering his robes up as well, "are you okay? I mean, was this okay?"
"What? Yes, fine."
"Was it, that is, I thought you -"
"Did you plan that?" she said, then mentally kicked herself for so easily betraying her fears.
"No No, of course not." He fastened his robes and hastily looped his tie around his collar. "I mean, I'm glad it happened. But if you're asking whether I lured
Andromeda and Ted, part 5Summer
In the earliest light of morning, Andromeda quietly opened her window, searching the sky for her black-banded owl. Though Ted had an owl of his own, they had decided to use hers at all times, as its presence at the Black manor wouldn't attract attention. Even so, they sent letters overnight to prevent them from being intercepted by any of her family. She'd sent one late last night, not seeing until it was too late that Narcissa was watching from the balcony of her bedroom. Of course, at that point, she'd had no way to warn Ted not to reply.
Thankfully, the owl appeared within moments, dutifully dropping Ted's letter into her hands.
She unfurled it.
International school-aged Quidditch would be fantastic. I'd love to play professionally myself someday. Probably won't, though. I'd settle for beating Slytherin just once before I leave school.
What'll you be doing after school? Will you have a career at all?
Bella's wedding, hm? I'm having a hard time picturing
Andromeda and Ted, part 4Feeling it best to draw attention away from Ted, Andromeda began spending some of her free time on the grounds with Eric Hopkirk, a pureblood Ravenclaw in his seventh year. Eric was 'safe' in Andromeda's estimation, because he was infatuated in a girl from his own house but too shy to speak to her. While they reviewed Charms work, Andromeda encouraged him.
"Girls like to know when a boy fancies them," she said.
"She might not like me," he said, digging the nib of his quill into the dirt. "I'm not exactly a catch."
"But you won't know unless you tell her. For all you know, she's hoping you'll make the first move. And if you don't speak up soon, she'll tire of waiting and find someone else."
The boy looked pained. "I wouldn't know what to say."
Andromeda leaned back and casually surveyed her surroundings. Two Slytherin girls in Bella's year were within sight. "Here," she said suddenly to Eric. "Pretend I'm her for a minute, so you can practice. I'll tell you how it sounds and if there's