Prime Suspects by Phoenix_Flames
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"Bloody hell." Scorpius Malfoy is not as good looking as I am.
Assumed Fact #1
Assumed Fact #1: Rose Weasley hates Scorpius Malfoy
Confirmed Fact #1
Confirmed Fact #1: Rose Weasley did WHAT with Scorpius Malfoy?!
Riddle Me This
Oh, great. I was never good at riddles.
This girl won't let go! She has a kung-fu grip. Kung-fu grip!
Off the High Horse
Rose was being herself. I had finally gotten her to break free of her shell, and thank Merlin she was finally off that high horse of hers.
In All Seriousness
"Wizengamot calls Ted Remus Lupin to the stand. Sit please."
A Chaotic Mess
"Rose?! Rose, are you all right?" No reply came, and I grew restless. "Rose, answer me!"
Confirmed Fact #2
Confirmed Fact #2: That line that separated me from being myself to acting like Malfoy was slowly diminishing. I could hardly see the lines anymore. It was fading into the distance, and it was becoming all too hard to know when to say or do something in particular. I was becoming a mix of myself and Malfoy.
Between A Rock and A Hard Place
If I didn't do my job, if I didn't wiggle the truth free from Rose, would he force it from her? Would he hurt her? Shove Veritaserum down her throat? The thoughts made me cringe. I was suddenly felt as if I were between a rock and a hard place.
I released her and offered her my hand. "Friends?"
Full Moon Rising
That was when I remembered that the full moon was rising tonight.
I could tell Rose was still strong enough to keep her bearings, to stand her ground and abide by her own methods. That's how I knew she was still all right. Rose was fragile. Breakable.She was breaking. Slowly. I could tell that much. She was near tears; she was trembling. All she needed was a push and she would reach her breaking point, but I would never do that to her. But she was hanging by a thin thread.
If I Were Lucky
If any of us were lucky, this would all blow over. Harmless. Rose and Malfoy wouldn't be sentenced to Azkaban. And if I were lucky, I could keep Rose in my life. If I were lucky, she wouldn't hate me for lying to her. But unfortunately, I just felt like her hate was an impending fate. I knew how she felt about deception like this.
Let the Sunshine In
"You have two minutes," I said quietly. I didn't want to interrupt his peace, but I thought it best he knew how long he had.
Cover = Blown
"You and I...We've never been...Never mind. It doesn't matter. It's good to see you, Ted," she said, giving me a smile.
"Since when did you become such a baby! It was you who was always caught sneaking around after hours!"
And Then She Kissed Me
I was not prepared for what she did next. I don't think I could have ever been prepared for this.
My Home Away From Home
With Rose, things were different. I was able to forget all my troubles. Things felt right. I was home.
Solace Amongst Insanity
"Scorpius!" she gasped, appalled and turning in my lap to face me. "You know we couldn't get away with that."
The Murderer With a Face and a Name
The murderer, revealed.
"You weren't supposed to come. You were supposed to be sleeping. I didn't want you to see this," Rose cried out.
"Tell me!" she screamed.
A Little Push
"Think about who you're dealing with, Lupin. You have miraculously figured out I was the one behind the murder. You may prove that you were hired as an Auror for more than just your metamorphmagus abilities, but you and I both know Rose wouldn't hurt anyone without a little push."
Picking Up the Pieces
"Ted, even if we could do this, no life sentence in Azkaban has ever been overturned,” Harry shook his head.
Heed My Warning
"This is beginning to seem impossible..." I muttered under my breath. I was still ever-hopeful, but I didn't like Ron's realism.
We had gotten part of what we were looking for, but would this be enough? What would be enough to overturn Rose's case? I knew it was now or never, so I pushed onward.
10 AM rolled around, and we were all impatiently waiting for Rose on the edge of our seats.
The Road to Recovery
Rose isn't the only one on the road to recovery.
Glass. We were all like glass. Not just Rose. Seeing Ron like that in his living room like I had physically wounded him, I realized he was glass as well. And so was I.
A Vile Man
When he seemed to not care as well, I took my leap of faith.
Truth Will Out
As soon as my feet touched down on the tile of the courtroom, I knew something was wrong. Really wrong. My right side was numb, and suddenly I was soaked. Soaked in what? I looked down.
A New Beginning
Did this mean I was alive?
The Lesser of Two Evils
"I'm so sorry," she cried against my hand.
Epilogue - Wounds
I actually chuckled and smiled at that, leaving a kiss on the top of her head. "Of course I will be. I'm your boyfriend, and I love you more than anything. I will always protect you."
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