It had been three months into the school year. I had finally gotten the hang of being a waitress and had I been paying attention to where I was going, I would have thought that I no longer looked like a new employee, but that was if I had been paying attention. One nasty turn around a corner and I had smacked directly into a tall stranger. The food on the tray I had been carrying toppled to the ground and I let out a gasp of surprise as I looked up at the stranger, preparing to apologize profusely. I met gorgeous gray eyes and the lightest sliver-blond hair. I may not like him, but every girl had to admit that his presence made them weak in the knees.
Butterflies erupted in my stomach and I stuttered for words. “I—I’m—uh.”
Draco Malfoy did not smile, but at the same time, didn’t seem aggravated. In fact, he was neutral.
“I’m sorry,” he stated blandly.
Did he even know who I was? Who ever thought that Draco Malfoy would apologize to anyone, let alone to a Weasley?
Still at a loss for words, I simply nodded and bent down to pick up the mess on the floor. I watched as he stepped around me to continue walking. I checked over my shoulder to see if he was watching me, but he strode forward without a backwards glance.
I huffed indignantly. Didn’t I deserve more than a weak apology for the embarrassment I now had to deal with?
My manager, Gina, marched over. She enlightened me about the mess I had caused and the damage I made to the dishes. I only vaguely paid attention to what she was saying. I was too busy thinking about Malfoy and what an arrogant git he was. Was I really that upset about a mess that I had made a million times before?
It was soon taken care of and I continued doing what I had been doing before. It was only until I came to the table in the very back corner of the room that I noticed who the occupants were. Draco Malfoy was the first one I noticed. The butterflies returned and wished that I had a bug zapper in there. The next person, however startled me. It was none other than Cho Chang.
I guess I couldn’t really be surprised. Once Malfoy had been "redeemed" by joining the Order, girls of all ages and types flocked to him like vultures to a carcass.
I accidentally dropped the menus in surprise and bent down to retrieve them. They stared at me for a moment as I struggled to find my voice.
“Hi,” was the most that would come out and probably the stupidest.
Cho gave me the fake smile and looked over to Draco, who had one eyebrow raised handsomely so.
I blinked several times and cleared my head. “Hello, I’m Ginny and I’ll be your waitress. Is there anything I can start you off with?”
Draco looked down the menu and ordered something instantly. “We’ll have the prawns and calamari to start, followed by two steaks—medium rare—and the Soup of the Day.”
Cho looked offended. “Draco, I can’t eat anything like that. I’ll get fat!”
Draco put his hand on hers. “I think you’re beautiful no matter what you look like.”
That was the correct answer because at the moment he said the word beautiful, Cho had decided to, for lack of a better term, maul Draco over the table.
It was the most awkward moments of my life and I quietly and slowly backed away, using the menus to shield my eyes.
“I’ll be right back with that,” muttered to the snogging couple, though I doubt I got a word in.