Albus arrived at the Great Hall and walked over to the Gryffindor table.
“Where were you, Albus?” asked Rose, shrilly.
“Relax! Teddy just called me behind to give me some information,” said Albus looking at his chicken.
“Oh,” said Rose, turning pink.
Iris caught Albus’s eye from the entrance of the Great Hall. Albus waved to her. Iris waved back. Unfortunately, Rose noticed the exchange.
“So what, now,” said Rose, “you’re friends with a Slytherin?”
Albus turned on Rose. “She isn’t a Slytherin! She’s a Gryffindor, and she’s proud of it!”
“She didn’t used to be,” muttered Rose under her breath.
Albus glared at her and got up.
“Al- Albus! Where are you going?” called Rose as Albus stalked off. It took all of his willpower to not look back at his cousin.
James and Iris both saw Albus stalk out of the Great Hall.
Albus was making his way to the Gryffindor Tower when he rammed into Teddy.
“Whoa, there, Albus. Why in such a hurry?” asked Teddy.
“No reason,” mumbled Albus.
“Huh, okay,” said Teddy.
“Hey! Where did you come from?” asked Albus looking around.
“The teachers’ quarters,” said Teddy.
“Do you suppose I could pay you a visit sometime?” asked Albus.
“Well, I suppose that would be fine. The teachers’ quarters are in the East Wing. Mine is the third portrait hole to the right. It’s got my parents on it. All of the portraits are very chatty.”
“Thanks, Teddy,” said Albus as he started to walk away.
“Oh, Albus!” called Teddy.
Albus turned around.
“The password right now is ‘victory.'”
Albus grinned and turned back to go to the Gryffindor Tower.
Teddy smiled to himself and headed to the D.A.D.A classroom to prepare for his next class.