Ginny pulled up
to the address her boss had written on a card. It was a temporary
job, but she discovered she enjoyed it more than she had expected. It
wasn’t a lot of effort, and she got to drive around in a Muggle
car all day. She reached for a large envelope on her console, opened
it, and pulled out a yellow piece of paper with the details of her
assignment on it.
why did it have to be him? Seriously!
She grumbled as
she read further down the page. She sighed in resignation. Maybe it
wouldn’t be as bad as she thought it would be.
She opened her
car door, and the ‘whump’ of the door closing
behind her gave her renewed hope about the whole situation. She
tightened the belt on her trench coat and approached the office
building, thankful it was a Wizarding place of business instead of a
Muggle one. She pushed a red button set into the wall and waited
until a pair of eyes popped open on the door.
She held up the order card from her employer and watched as the eyes
scanned it. Then the eyes closed and the door clicked open.
floor, room two.”
A disembodied voice rang out after she had stepped in.
you,” Ginny said, not knowing if anyone had heard her or not.
She made her
way to the lifts, her heels clicking on the marble floor. When she
got in, it automatically began rising to the third level. She scanned
the form for a moment before she shoved it into the inside pocket of
her coat. The doors opened with a ding, and she made her way to the
door with a large brass 2
into it. She turned
the knob and pushed, then she
was set up at the end of a long table full of executives. She bit
back a groan.
help you, young lady?” A tall,
wizard with a midnight
blue robes, a bushy
mustache and wild white hair smiled
told me to come up here,” Ginny
said awkwardly. “I didn’t mean to interrupt--”
A blank look
passed over the wizard's face, and he tilted his head to the side as
if he were listening to something that wasn’t there. Then he
smiled knowingly. “Jones has just told me you’re here to
deliver something to one of ours.”
She scanned the
room and her eyes fell on a familiar face with a long, thin nose and
blond hair. Draco Malfoy was smirking at her.
She scowled at
him before flicking her wand at a flower vase. It began playing music
and she threw her coat off. She wore fishnet tights and red tap pants
that matched her red and white striped dancing corset. She waved her
wand again and a red sequined top hat popped out of it and onto her
She began tap
dancing and humming to get accustomed to the tune. The tall wizard’s
dum, dum, dum—“
lower in his chair.
word used to describe thee!
Is where you
ought to kiss me!”
as Ginny blew him a kiss before smacking herself on the arse. All of
the businessmen, with the exception of Draco, burst out laughing.
Draco looked as if he wished the floor would swallow him up.
that she was rather enjoying herself perhaps too much, and vaguely
wondered if that made her a bad person. She decided this was not the
time to think about such things. She grinned evilly.
thumb, thumb, thumb,
you’ll be sticking out tonight!”
She did a
little shimmy that made a tiny round wizard’s eyebrows work up
and down like a pair of jackhammers.
mum, mum, mum,
Is where you
crawl to after a fight!”
Ginny did a
little twirl with the tall wizard, who was looking as if Christmas
had come early.
says you’re a really big prat!
you ever, ever, ever come back!”
She waved her
wand again and there was a ‘crack’
streamers and confetti leaped out of it.
The men roared
and gave her thunderous applause, which made her doff her hat to give
them a sweeping bow.
She glanced at
Draco who was blushing a dangerous, deep red. She thought she might
have seen a glimmer of a tear in his eye, but it was gone as he
scowled at her again.
She was nursing
a drink when she felt the bench move as if someone else flopped down
on it. She turned to discover Draco Malfoy was sharing her booth.
even say it.” Ginny ground her teeth.
what?” Draco looked genuinely surprised.
snotty about me living up to your expectations.” Ginny snorted.
there’s no point since you’ve already
it for me.”
A barmaid swept
by, plunking a bottle on the table in front of Draco.
just temporary,” Ginny muttered,
then wondered why she was explaining herself to him.
at the Ministry up until recently, weren’t you?” Draco
my brothers but I refuse to be confined in a building with them ever
again,” Ginny said grumpily.
“I could say the same about my father.”
at her tumbler.
the singing telegrams, Weasley?” Draco tilted his bottle to
take a swig. It began to bubble over when he up-righted it and he had
to pop his mouth over the top so as not to spill.
Ginny tried not
to giggle and failed. He scowled at her, which made it worse. “It’s
a temp job. I start working for Cottage Industries in April.”
Draco said knowingly as he took his mouth off the bottle. “Notions
and Potions for the Modern Witch.”
more and I get to play with makeup all day.” She shrugged.
still hiring?” Draco joked. “Maybe I could do with a bit
of mascara.” He batted his eyelashes at her.
She snorted and
held her empty glass up. “I believe the lotion department still
has some openings.”
silent for a moment. “That was a low blow, Weasley.”
hell was all that about, anyway?” Ginny asked.
too much.” Draco groaned. “I’m tired when I get
home. I don’t even remember the last time we had dinner
do it,” Ginny said matter-of-fact. Her glass filled instantly,
complete with pineapple wedge and little umbrella. She frowned and
looked at the bar. Then she chuckled. “Bloody
just trying to cheer you up,” said Draco, taking in how fast
she was downing her drink.
I needed cheering up?”
think anyone needs to say it.”
saying you can put a smile on my face?”
himself go burning red. He blustered for a moment before she started
so funny?” He demanded.
kidding?” She asked, taking a sip of her cocktail.
wasn’t a no. That’s more promise than I’ve had in a
long time.” Draco snickered.
guy,” Ginny said, and meant it.
to now?” Draco asked as he finished his bottle.
club? Another pub? Some karaoke near the river?”
what you do every night?” Ginny asked him.
now.” Draco shrugged. “Why not?”
hardly dressed for a supper club.”
don’t know about that. That top hat seems fitting--”
him and giggled.
about some take away and late night telly?” Draco suggested.
“And another bottle of something, of course.”
She took a deep
breath and let it out. “Oh, why the hell not?”
through the Floo in her apartment and fell on the floor, their limbs
tangled and their mouths hungrily seeking each other out, feeling
even hotter than normal from the curry on their breath.
over a plant stand and he swore as the pottery shattered on the tile
it,” she breathed as she grabbed him by the front of his robes.
He moaned into her mouth as she drug him across the floor and flung
him onto the couch. She couldn’t help but notice how delighted
he looked. She waved her wand and he was instantly naked.
He squeaked in
surprise as he grabbed a pillow to cover his privates. Then he
scowled at her. “What was that for?”
going to play around with all those buttons.” She snorted as
she wiggled out of her own clothing.
you heard there are bases we’re supposed to round before we get
here?” Draco blustered.
round them without tearing up your work suit and my costume. The
deposit on this is a fortune.”
that makes sense, seeing as it comes with a little hat and all--”
Draco let out a muffled sound when Ginny hit him in the face with a
looked around and was relieved to see Ginny was fond of throw
pillows. He grabbed one and started deflecting her, not worried about
her seeing him in the altogether.
each other around her small apartment, finally finding themselves in
the bedroom battling it out for King of the Bed.
around, Ginny squealing in delight and Draco laughing, a deep rich
sound that Ginny had never heard before.
time was right, and Draco wedged his foot against her shoulder and
pushed, her bottom making a loud thumping sound as it hit the floor.
Ginny said with a smirk. “You never asked what you get to win!”
Draco looked at
her nervously. “What do I win?”
She laughed as
she patted one of her bedposts. Ropes sprang out from them and
latched themselves onto Draco. “You get to be tied up first!”
as she began running her tongue up the length of his body. His breath
hitched as he watched her take his member into her hands and tease
him, her mouth hovering just over it.
just going to tease me?” Draco laughed saucily.
better hope so after that curry. Even I’m not that mean.”
at Draco’s expression. “Forgot already?”
“I was a
little distracted!” Draco lowered his eyebrows.
She jumped onto the bed, one foot on either side of him.
guess.” Draco rolled his eyes. “You win.”
learn so fast!” Ginny said with a grin as she squatted over
him. He throbbed reflexively as he felt the curls between her legs
run over him.
me,” he said weakly as she slid him into herself.
She leaned over
and held onto his hands for balance before she started moving up and
down on him. “Lucky you.”
He thrust up
into her as she bucked against him, making sure she cried out before
he took his pleasure, grinding into her as her legs collapsed and she
fell onto him, her red hair draping across his chest.
catching her breath, and Draco felt the ropes loosen and release him.
for a moment, before Draco started laughing.
the last thing I thought I’d be doing today.”
least it was on your list of things.”
and swept a lock of hair away from his face. “You’d be
surprised how depraved one’s mind can get while working long,
She giggled. “Well, I’m glad it went better than you
thought it would.”
all my stuff shipped back to the Manor. I didn’t even have to
pack.” Draco breathed in deeply.
break it up first?” Ginny frowned.
says it’s all fine.” Draco shrugged.
Ginny peered at
him. He really was a mother’s boy, but she was used to having
family butt into everything. It would be nice to have someone that
understood that sort of thing.
sat at her desk typing away efficiently. She smirked satisfactorily
as she picked up her mug of tea. The proposal would be ready hours
ahead of time. Her boss was going to love her.
me, but can you tell me where a Miss Parkinson is?”
Pansy looked up
to see a handsome man in a trench coat showing a card to to a
security guard who looked amused. The guard motioned towards her and
he smiled as he began to approach her. The other secretaries looked
up approvingly as he walked by them.
Miss Parkinson?” He smiled as he asked her and she felt her
Pansy said prettily, smiling demurely at him.
He plunked an
iPod on the edge of her desk and attached a small speaker. She didn’t
have enough time to ask what he was doing before he pushed the ‘play’
button and threw off his trench-coat. His self-inflating heart
costume seemed to snap to attention around him, leaving only his face
guard began laughing in a tone that Pansy found far too amusing for
his own good.
says he’s sorry you’re gone,
like to say he’s already moved on.”
The man did a
some Irish dancing steps, his legs clad in bright red tights, and the
other secretaries started laughing at Pansy’s expression.
you hadn’t he’d never know it was so easy,
to fall in
love with dear Ginny Weasley.”
Several of the
secretaries laughed harder than was proper.
know that it’s been rather quite soon,
going to talk to her father about next June.”
He flung open
his arms and two small confetti cannons under his arms shot a small
flurry out at Pansy.
She went white
as a sheet. “What?” She squeaked weakly.
The man stopped
dancing and handed her a gold envelope.
this?” Pansy asked.
Just my job to deliver it.” The man shrugged as his costume
deflated and he pocketed his iPod.
Pansy looked at
the envelope suspiciously before she began to open it.
dear!” Molly Weasley ran her hands over Draco’s dress
robes while Harry and Ron looked on in amusement. He looked at them
look at us, mate!” Ron laughed. “You should have seen her
at our wedding!”
Ginny need her mother at a time like this?” Draco said in a
tone he hope wasn’t whining.
Molly frowned. “She’s a perfectly capable girl.”
his head in and stifled a laugh at Draco’s exasperated
expression. “It’s time to take our seats. The groom’s
side needs to get ready for showtime!”
don’t worry.” Harry sighed. “The rest of us are
just here for politeness and a party. Only you two are going to care
about the ceremony.”
Molly scowled as Arthur took her arm. “People love a good
wedding! Makes them feel young again!”
sure that’s just all the drinking,” Ron said under his
breath as his mother was dragged out.
The door was
closed only a moment before there was a knock on it.
it?” Ron called out.
Slytherin!” A voice called out.
up with that?” Draco snorted as Harry opened the door.
did.” Pansy said, crossing her arms. “That’ll teach
you to drink so much on your stag night.”
we all had a little too much that night.” Harry winced.
not all of us decided to turn into an actual stag, if that’s
what you meant.” Pansy snickered as Draco gave himself one more
glance in the mirror.
right!” Draco said nervously. “Let’s do this
They all gave
Draco a clap on the back as he made his way to the door.
do fine!” Pansy whispered to him. “There’s not even
any magic. You just repeat words and plant one one her.”
romantic, you are.” Draco snorted.
it weren’t for me none of this would be happening!” She
He quirked a
corner of his mouth at her as he looked out at the room full of
people. “I suppose you have me there.”
She smirked at
him as the music started. “I told you that you needed me to do
everything for you.”