A First Encounter
*At the House of Gaunt, Merope attempts to subtly admire her neighbor, Tom Riddle, from afar.*
Marvolo Gaunt: Get back in here you disgusting little squib!
*A few minutes later*
Tom Riddle: There’s one of the Gaunts now. Hello there girl.
Tom Riddle: Come now Cecilia, darling. I’ve had enough of looking at this eyesore of a cottage.
Cecilia: And surely you must’ve had enough of looking at her dreadful form!
Tom: Yes, you’re right. She is a dismal looking creature.
Cecilia: Or should you say… gaunt!