129 Scarlett and Gold
The bell rang at the end of the lesson and Professor McGonagall brought up the subject of Hogsmeade as if everything was pre planned.
"One moment, please!" she called as the class made to leave. "As you're all in my House, you should hand Hogsmeade permission forms to me before Halloween. No form, no visiting the village, so don't forget!"
Neville put up his hand.
"Please, Professor, I — I think I've lost —"
"Your grandmother sent yours to me directly, Longbottom," said Professor McGonagall. "She seemed to think it was safer. Well, that's all, you may leave."
"Ask her now," Ron hissed at Harry.
"Oh, but —" Hermione began.
"Go for it, Harry," said Ron stubbornly.
"It doesn't hurt to try," said Arthur with a shrug.
Harry walked over to Professor McGonagall before coming back with a sullen face.
"What did she say?" Asked Ron with a grim look.
"She said no," Harry replied.
"That's a bummer," Arth said before taking out his book once more.
Ron called Professor McGonagall a lot of names that greatly annoyed Hermione. She assumed an "all-for-the-best" expression that made Ron even angrier, and they started to bicker again.
At this point, both Harry and Arth were done with dealing with the two. Arth slid into a fake wall while Harry attempted to leave the group outright.
After walking a couple of steps, Arth collided with a blonde haired girl.
"Oh hello Luna, fancy meeting you here."
"Hello Arth. We haven't been able to talk in such a long time."
Arth gave a wry laugh.
"That is indeed so."
In fact, the last time that they had talked to each other was probably last year. Not counting letters.
Luna gave a curious head tilt.
"What are you doing here Arth? Are you not going to eat? I am pretty sure that it is about dinner time."
"Er..." Arth glanced at a clock on the wall. "I guess it is about time, do you want to join me to the way there?"
"I would be glad too."
They had barely walked past a single hallway when a red haired figure came sprinting into vision.
The red haired person immediately recognized Arthur and changed her direction to hone in on him.
"Arth! Help me hide!"
Before Arth could even say a word, the girl changed her shape into a snake and slithered up his sleeves.
A few second later, an arrogant looking person with a sling came into a view. He also looked as though he had just had a good sprint and was moving his eyes everywhere as if searching for someone.
When the boy saw Arth and Luna, he narrowed his eyes.
"What are you doing here Kingscrown? Is that your girlfriend?"
"Why does it matter?"
"It just surprised me that a nerd like you can even get a girl."
Arth raised an eyebrow.
"And how about you? Any luck on Scarlett?"
Malfoy's face faltered before turning arrogant once more.
"She will be mine, I have her almost convinced."
Arth felt Scarlett involuntarily shudder on his arm.
Sorry mate, but you don't.
"Well have fun Kingscrown, go have some fun with your girlfriend. I reckon if she has a thing for you, she must have some loose screws in her brain as well."
"Good luck to you too."
Malfoy smirked before pretending that his hand was being chopped off before storming off in laughter.
Arth just sighed.
Sebastian was hiding in the corner and saw the whole thing. Arth could tell that Sebastian was coldly glaring at the receding figure of Malfoy's back. Ever since the boggart incident, Sebastian would lurk around him making sure he wouldn't get hurt.
Poor kid, hope Dumbledore can stop Sebastian in time.
Arth could stop Sebastian, but he didn't want to.
After making sure Malfoy had gone, Scarlett slithered out of his sleeve and transformed back into a human.
Arth couldn't help but chuckle at her worn out face.
"What's the matter? Do you hate him that much? He seems like he really is into you."
"I hate it. He is so annoyingly stubborn. I've rejected him twenty three times already however he keeps on coming back."
Scarlett pinched Arth in the side angrily.
"Don't laugh. I don't like it. Plus-" Scarlett narrowed her eyes at Luna who was also narrowing her eyes back at Scarlett. "Who is this?"
"This is Luna. Luna, this is Scarlett."
Arth gave an involuntary shudder once more.