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Regulus kicked a stone along his path and watched it skip a few feet away before it collided with a tree. It was actually sunny out for once, and though still a bit cold it wasn't ridiculously so.  Unable to spend another minute inside the library he decided to go for a walk around the grounds. He'd been in a foul mood all day, and was attributing it to a bad case of cabin fever.  His classes were boring, his friends were either up to their ears in schoolwork or busy chasing after girls and the people who were around....well, they weren't worth being around.

Except maybe Emmeline. She didn't seem so bad. She was pretty, and she was actually nice to him from the start. (A big plus when you're in Slytherin) And at 14, what other qualities was he really looking for?

Regulus kicked another stone, though quite a bit harder and listened as it skipped along....and hit someone in the leg.


Emma had decided she needed a walk to clear her head. She was all caught up on her work but her head was filled with crazy, mixed up thoughts. Most of them involving the brothers Black. She sighed as she tucked her hands into her pockets. She knew Sirius was a lost cause, though he turned out to be a brilliant friend and she was more than glad for it. And then there was Regulus. He was nice enough, especially when one considered his house. And though they didn't agree on it, he had read her favorite book and was capable of keeping up in a coversation about it. Maybe he was someone to get to know better...

A stone hit her in the leg and she looked up to see who it was. Figures it would be one of the two people she was thinking about. Her luck was generally like that. "Hey." She smiled softly.
Regulus sighed inwardly. Of course it had to be her.

"Hello," he replied, "Sorry about that...Didn't think anyone else was out here."
"It's alright," she said. "I thought everyone would be inside doing work." Emma didn't make a comment about being done or go so far as to ask him why he wasn't one of those being studious. It wasn't really her business.
Regulus shrugged. "I needed to get some fresh air," He said, looking around, "Still a little cold though."
She nodded. "Not terribly. I can't wait for spring, though." Emma smiled. "Were you walking this way?" she said indicating the path in front of her.
She shook her head. "It's alright. I don't mind the company." Emma smiled softly and tucked her hair behind her ear.
"Alright then," Regulus smiled slightly and began walking along the path with her. He paused for a minute, unsure of what to say to her.

"I'm sorry about the other day. Lupin and I don't really...get along," Big Understatement He thought.
She'd tucked her hands back inside her pockets as they walked, glad to have company. Emma glanced over at him. "It's alright," she said softly. She wasn't sure why they didn't get along, but it had been pretty clear that they didn't. "Did you ever find Sirius?"
"Yeah, I did actually." He didn't particularly want to elaborate on this point, since there hadn't been a real reason to seek out his brother. Other than to talk to her and annoy Lupin that is. "He can be hard to track down sometimes."
She laughed. "He's always getting into trouble. It might be easier to follow Filch next time you want to find him." Her attempt at a joke. Emma looked out at the forest and tucked her hair behind her ears again.
"I would agree with that. We'll come up with something. I'm sure the Great Regulus Black can handle that." She grinned, teasing him. This was turning out to be a pleasant afternoon and she was glad to have bumped into him.
"I'm sure he can. He's a magnificent man or so I've been told," Regulus grinned. He looked out at the lake and realized how late it was getting.

"I better head back in," he said with a sigh, "I've still got loads to do before classes tomorrow. But we will have to arrange a time soon to take over the kitchen."
She laughed. "So I hear." Emma smiled at him and then followed his gaze over the lake.

"Alright." Emma's smile softened. "Definitely. I look forward to it."
Regulus didn't want to go, but he really did have a pile of papers to take care of. At least this chance meeting had gone well. Better than he could have hoped for really.

He stood up slowly and dusted himself off. "I'll see you around then," He said smiling and walked back to the castle.
"See you," she said, chosing to remain by the tree. She now felt liek she knew a bit more about him, had seen a different side of Regulus Black. And Emma found that she liked it. She watched the sun set and went back in only when it was too cold to stay out there any longer.