Tom walked back through the large entrance doors, There that’s done, he thought to himself, as long as the little bugger doesn’t mess it up they’ll both be happy. There was still a strange buzz in the air as he walked back into the dance. The first thing he noticed was that the Hufflepunks’ instruments were playing themselves without the actual band members on stage.
“What the hell happened to the band?” Tom said as he rejoined the rest of the gentlemen, shimmying about in the back of the room.
The wolf clapped Godric on the back. “Thare wis…” he looked over to Albus and back, “an amshach. The hail band came daun wi a case o the bat bogeys.”
“You’re joking.” Bigby nodded. “He’s not joking.” Godric looked to Albus, who also shook his head. “Wow, are they okay?”
Albus shook his head. “Ah dinnakin. They were takin’ away tae Madame Pomfrey.” He shook his head, causing his beard to wave over his chest. “Hope they’re all right.”
“Me too.” Tom looked around the Great Hall, “You haven’t seen Aeryn around here have you? Now that the Bobby and Rose business is finished, I would like to get a few things of my own taken care of.”
“Package deleevered then?” Tommy smirked beneath his beard and nodded. “Weel then A regret tae inform ye… Ryn teuk aff wi the band, A jalouse tae cark fer Sully. ”
“What? Damn it!”
“I was gonna finally going to ask her out. I had a surprise all set up involving the band and everything.” Tom sighed with irritation.
“Brither,” Orlando looked at Tommy thoughtfully, “lemme ask ye a quaisten.”
“Whaur did ye git the idea ye and Aeryn wad be guid thegither?”
Tom gathered his thoughts for a moment, “Well, it really started on the train.”
“Disnae it always, Dan winked.
“I was talking to Sam about Aeryn when it all clicked.”
Orlando shook his head, “Brither I love Sammers like a sis, but the lass goes a wee overboard at times. Dinnae take her opeenion alone for it.” He poked his mate in the chest with his pointed lupine finger.”Whit dae ye think?”
Tom closed his eyes for a moment, “I-I don’t know.”
“What are we talking about?” Cecelia seemed to pop out from nowhere.
“Nothing. What’s up?”
“I talked to Rachel. She just got back from the hospital wing. She said her brother and the rest are going to be okay.”
“That’s good to hear.”
“Yeah. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to borrow my date for a little while.”
Danny just grinned at his fellow Gentlemen as Cissy led him out onto the dance floor. “Later, Gentlemen.”
Foozle handed the Gryffindor a cup of punch. “Sae?”
Tom took a sip, “So…”