vanillasweet  asked:

okay, so it's me again with the blaise x neville ^^ them both getting caught in a snowstorm or something and having to stake out in the greenhouses :D

i love love love this prompt. this is for the @slytherdornet winter/holiday challenge!

  • what neville longbottom did not notice at hogwarts was that blaise zabini was absolutely enthralled with herbology.
  • he wasn’t sure how he seemed to miss this very important fact that should have been very obvious. 
  • but he was well… very surprised when blaise came to him asking for a job after the war.
  • neville opened up his own greenhouse to help produce all the different properties needed to make potions for the ministry. 
  • he loved his job. it was his dream.
  • and he was good at it.
  • but he never would have expected an ex-rival to come and ask him for a job.
  • especially not blaise zabini.
  • neville would have been stupid not to hire him - he had amazing marks and skill.
  • and neville was not prejudice against slytherins. 
  • he never was.
  • so he hired blaise on the spot.
  • they had been working together for a few weeks now - neither of them talking for hours at a time as they worked side by side.
  • and neville was happy that he could find a partner to work with that did not insist on constantly conversing.
  • it was refreshing.
  • but what neville did not like was being snowed in for an entire evening at the greenhouses alone with blaise zabini because it was impossible to safely get out - even with magic.
  • not only was it awkward - it was freezing.
  • they sat across from each other pulling their sweaters close to their chests - and still did not talk.
  • until blaise suddenly casted a heating charm.
  • neville sighed with relief and was wondering what took either of them so long, but he blushed as he saw blaise move over to sit directly next to him.
  • he had no idea why he was reacting this way, and he decided quickly he didn’t want to know.
  • you know,” blaise said smoothly, “apparently you retain body heat better if you cuddle naked. according to muggles anyway.”
  • neville blushed more, and he saw blaise smirk in his peripheral vision.
  • “i-uh.. what?” neville stuttered out.
  • you heard me,” blaise replied, “but i’m joking of course. i haven’t even taken you out to dinner yet.”
  • “to-to dinner?” neville stuttered agian.
  • “jeez longbottom, you make this so hard. i’m trying to ask you out.”
  • “why?”
  • it was out before neville realized how pathetic he sounded.
  • he dropped his hand and felt it hit blaise’s, but he pulled it back up and into his pocket instantly.
  • he saw blaise give him a look of sympathy.
  • “why not?” he asked.
  • neville shrugged, “people don’t ask me out. they never have.”
  • he couldn’t believe he was admitting this - he couldn’t believe any of this was actually happening.
  • then blaise surprised him by replying, “well, they’re stupid then.”
  • they didn’t talk for about an hour after that.
  • they just huddled together for warmth, and eventually neville fell asleep on blaise’s shoulder.
  • blaise couldn’t help but smile.
I’m imagining the epilouge but with Neville’s kid instead of Harry’s.
  • Sensibly Named Child: Dad, what if the hat puts me in Slytherin?
  • Neville: Then it means you really are a Slytherin. Do you have any idea how hard I begged to be a Hufflepuff? How hard I argued with the hat against Gryffindor? And you know what, it turns out the hat was right and I pulled the sword out of the hat and killed the snake. It's a magical hat and you're an eleven year old who thinks Axe works to attract girls. You know nothing, listen to the hat.
  • Harry: Hey Neville, how are my kids doing at Hogwarts?
  • Neville: *flashbacks of James in detention for wandering the corridors after curfew, Albus in detention for being caught with his hand down Scorpius Malfoy's pants, Lily in detention for punching a boy who said girls are weak*
  • Neville: Haha, just peachy! No worries, Harry!

Although there were several moments when I wanted to say ‘Avada kedavra’ to this piece, I’m quite happy how it turned out. =) Thank you J.K. Rowling for inspiring me and so many others with the stories of these enchanting characters. 

This will be available on my etsy shop withing the week. I’ve got to get everything ready for the ‘Outbreak Expo’ at Frank&Sons this weekend first though. *laughs* Hopefully I’ll see some of y’all there!

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Neville Longbottom who grew up with parents who were tortured into insanity

Neville Longbottom who was raised by a grandma who didn’t always appreciate him

Neville Longbottom who argued with the sorting hat because he didn’t think he was brave enough to be in gryffindor

Neville Longbottom who stood up to the only friends he had for the good of gryffindor

Neville Longbottom who feared his professor more than anything else in the world yet still went to his class every day

Neville Longbottom who watched one of his professors use the same torture curse that was used on his parents

Neville Longbottom who found out that same person was one of the people that tortured his parents

Neville Longbottom who joined Dumbledore’s Army

Neville Longbottom who went with Harry to the Ministry knowing what dangers could be there

Neville Longbottom who finally got his own wand and was able to excel in school for the first time in six years

Neville Longbottom who helped fight Death Eaters when he was only a sixth year

Neville Longbottom who was beaten brutally for refusing to hurt others

Neville Longbottom who led rebellions in Hogwarts when the Death Eaters were in charge

Neville Longbottom who everyone looked up to in that last year of Hogwarts

Neville Longbottom who fought in the battle of Hogwarts

Neville Longbottom who killed a horcrux

Neville Longbottom who went on to teach his favorite subject at Hogwarts

Neville Longbottom who was gryffindor through and through