Summary: Rose Weasley and Scorpius Malfoy are best friends when entering their sixth year at Hogwarts, but even before the first Quidditch match of the year, their relationship becomes strained. As they grow apart, Rose and Albus feel as if Scorpius is hiding something that could change all of their lives. With mixed feelings of hate and worry, Rose wonders just what kind of secret Scorpius is keeping.
He returned with a quiet sadness and a surprising new responsibility to keep him focused. She returned with a misplaced bitterness and the matching position that forced them to work with one another. Yet fear, resentment, and stubborn arrogance kept pushing them apart, even when they were meant to be together.
Winner, Quicksilver Quill for Best Canon Romance. Thank you!!