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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.


Regulus shrugged. "Of course you would be biased, and I can accept that. Doesn't make you right, but..." Regulus teased, "Just because I have a bad game doesn't mean your seeker is any better than me. It just means they got lucky."
She laughed and nudged him with her elbow gently. "Whatever helps you sleep at night, Regulus, is your business." They continued down the path and found themselves nearer to the lake.
"Hot cocoa and a good book," He replied easily, "But that has nothing to do with Quidditch."
Emma couldn't remember the last time she laughed this much. "And what, pray tell, defines a good book in the eyes of the great Regulus Black," she continued to tease. "Clearly Pride and Prejudice isn't on that list."
"No, it's not and I'll have you know I read that by accident. People shouldn't leave bad literature lying around in the common room," Regulus paused to think, "I like Dickens, though I haven't read as many of his books as I'd like."

Regulus stopped walking for a moment and put a hand to his chin. "The great Regulus Black. I could get used to that."
"Sure," she said. "I'm sure it was just lying around the common room." She continued walking. "Dickens is good. A bit wordy."

Emma stopped and looked back at him. "Dear Lord, I've created a monster!" She turned and walked on towards the lake.
"A monster?" Regulus scoffed, "First I'm great, now I'm a monster? No, don't worry I won't get as arrogant as all that. Sirius has the monopoly on arrogance."
She laughed. "I'm aware of that," she said, turning to face him. "Just teasing you. It's fun." Emma grinned and walked on, stopping by her favorite tree. It had a great view of the lake.
"It's very close to becoming a spectator sport," He said with a smile.

Regulus followed her over to the tree and looked around. "What else do you like to do? Besides teasing me?" Regulus smirked.
She smiled and leaned back against the trunk. "Well, read. And Izzie takes up a lot of my time." Emma glanced out over the lake. "I like to bake, though that's rather hard to do here."
"Bake?" He asked confused, "Can't you just have someone do that for you?"
She laughed as she looked back at him. "If I wanted to take all the fun out of it, yes I could. I could buy it in the store premade. But I enjoy baking myself."
"It's just food. How do you enjoy preparing food?" Regulus just couldn't grasp the concept.
Emma slid down the trunk to sit back against it, glad the ground wasn't too cold. "I like to work with my heads, to know that what I made took time and effort. I usually don't bake just for me. But for Christmas or someone's birthday, you know." She smiled up at him.
"I can understand wanting to give someone something personal," Regulus said, not really wanting to argue with her after getting along so well, "But you're talking to someone who's never cooked. Not once. The closest I've ever come is Potions class." Regulus smiled down at her but stood standing where he was, leaning against the tree.