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25 August 2008 @ 10:29 am
rarepair_shorts Ficlet- PG - He's a stranger here but...  

Title: He's a stranger here but...
Character Pairing: Luna/Blaise
Prompt: stranger in a strange land
Rating: PG for mild language
Word Count: 609
Summary: Blaise Zabini is an enigma, even to those closest to him. He also get bored very easily. Luna Lovegood is anything but boring. Wherein Blaise meets Luna for the first time.
Author's Notes: Most of canon has been set aside for these.
Link to Prompt Table: This way...

Even at age 9, Blaise Damon Zabini was a cynic. He knew this. How could he not when everyone from his mum (Callista) to Greg's mum (Astrid), told him so? He'd been raised at Callista's knee, seeing the world the same way she did (though he never did understand her fascination with Muggle Literature). So therefore, as he stood on the dock, having just disembarked from a luxury liner, he had to wonder what the ruddy hell he and Callista were doing in Cape Town, South Africa. Oh, she claimed that they were here to 'be philanthropic' but he knew better. Neither of them cared enough about the 'less fortunate' to do more than donate money quarterly to prominent Wizarding charities. It was as his mum always said, 'appearances are everything, Blaise, and we must do our part'.

He knew, he just knew this was going to be a miserable six weeks.

_-*-_

"Mum," he said, desperately trying not to whine. "We've been here three weeks and you're the only person who speaks competent English. I'm going a bit batty, I'll have you know."

Callista laughed lightly, kissing his brow, and looking thoroughly amused. She then laid her hand on his shoulder, to help guide him through the crowd towards the entrance to the Wizarding Animal Preserve. "I'm sure you are, darling. Never fear though, I've heard tell there is another British family staying on the Preserve. According to my sources, they have a daughter just about your age."

Blaise rolled his eyes, careful to not be spotted by his mother. He really wasn't up for a speech on 'proper behaviour' just now. He was bored out of his mind. He was also feeling completely out of his element. It wasn't something he was used to and he certainly didn't like it at all. But, his mum wasn't usually wrong about things so the thought of someone to at least talk to with out translation charms was an intriguing one.

Moments later, he found himself being introduced to Xenophilius, Lenore, and Luna Lovegood. He didn't quite know what to make of the tiny blonde, but at this point he was willing to put up with anyone who would alleviate his boredom and from what he remembered of Callista's information on the Lovegood's, the family was anything but boring.

"Hello, Blaise," Luna said, stepping forward, sticking her hand out. "Mummy and Daddy tell me that there are Heliopaths here. What do you think?"

Blaise carefully took her hand, his manners kicking in even as he wondered if the girl was indeed totally barmy. Oh well, at least she won't be boring, he decided, brushing a light kiss on the back of her hand before releasing it and stepping back. "I'm not familiar with Heliopaths or their habitats, to be perfectly honest, Luna."

Her big blue eyes widened and her mouth fell open. "You're not?"

His brows rose at her scandalised tone. But, before he could say anything, Callista laid her hand on his shoulder and said, "We should settle in."

"Luna," Lenore said softly, "Let poor Blaise settle in. You can show him around the Preserve once he's had a chance to rest up a bit."

Callista's hand tightened almost imperceptibly on his shoulder and he nodded. "I would truly enjoy the pleasure of your company, Luna."

Luna grinned. "I'm sure we will have loads of fun!"

Blaise allowed Callista to lead him towards the building in which they would be staying. Once they were out of hearing range, she whispered, "At least you won't be bored."

He chuckled. "No, no I won't."
 
 
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peskywhistpawpeskywhistpaw on August 26th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Aw, haha! There's no way anyone could be bored with Luna around! Really good start. :D
I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on August 26th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I hope you continue to enjoy them (I've got 7 or 8 already written!)
Valeriechimbomba on August 28th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you started so quickly, I can't wait to see where this all goes! :D
I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 9th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I hope everyone likes where it ends up.
O Demanding One: HP: How It's Done!  Twinsheyurs on September 21st, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)

Silly me! I ended at the beginning! HAHA! I love these, Lovey. Muchly. See what I get when I go wondering about? *g*

I'm just me: Luna/Blaiseairmidm on September 22nd, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
*giggles* You made my day when I saw that you had read all of these. You are a gem, Urs. ♥ *hugs*
O Demanding One: Encourage: ♥ You Rock!heyurs on September 22nd, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)

Well good! I enjoyed myself. :D

*huggles back* ♥