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Title: Just the Grey
Author: [personal profile] alisanne
Character(s)/Pairing(s): James Sirius Potter/Scorpius Malfoy.
Challenge: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen100/[insanejournal.com profile] hp_nextgen100/[community profile] hp_nextgen100's prompt # 129: Something Old.
Rating: PG
Length: 100 x 4
Warnings: Age related angst.
Beta(s): [personal profile] sevfan and emynn.
Disclaimer: The characters contained herein are not mine. No money is being made from this fiction, which is presented for entertainment purposes only.


~

Just the Grey

~

“Godric!”

“What?” Scorpius appeared at the bathroom door. “You okay?”

“No! Look!” James pointed to his head. “It’s terrible!”

Scorpius frowned. “Your hair? It’s looked like that as long as I’ve known you.”

“It’s grey!” James tugged emphatically at a strand. “I’m old!”

Scorpius bit his lip. “James, darling, we’re all getting old.”

James snorted. “Theoretically, although you still look twenty. Haven’t you seen how people look at me when we’re together?”

“Because you’re James Sirius Potter and you’re gorgeous?”

“Because they think I’m robbing the cradle!”

“Rubbish.”

James peered into the mirror. “Merlin! Is that a wrinkle?”

Scorpius sighed.

~

The following day, Scorpius found James rubbing something into his hair. “What in Salazar’s name are you doing?”

James grinned. “Did you know Muggles have magic hair dye that covers just the grey?”

Scorpius raised an eyebrow. “And it works?”

“We’ll see in a minute!”

Scorpius sighed. “You do realise I don’t care if you’ve grey hair, right?”

“I know, but I want to look as young as I can.” James smirked. “If this works, people may think you’re the old one.”

Scorpius snorted. “You’re mad.”

“We’ll see.”

Shaking his head, Scorpius left him, groaning when James screamed minutes later.

~

“It’s all grey!”

Scorpius tilted his head. “Yep.”

“Why?!”

Scorpius picked up the Muggle hair dye box. “This says it covers only the grey hairs, restoring them to their original colour.” He snorted. “Clearly they lied.”

“Fuck! I look even older now!”

Scorpius sighed. “It’s Muggle and you’re a wizard and their stuff doesn’t always work on us. Why did you buy a Muggle product anyway?”

“I didn’t want anyone in the magical world knowing I’m old enough to go grey!”

Scorpius bit his lip. “Well, if it’s any comfort, at least you look…distinguished?”

James’ hex almost hit him.

~

“Is it safe?” Scorpius whispered, hovering at the bedroom door.

James, lying flat on the bed, his arm across his face, sighed. “Yeah.”

Scorpius disrobed, sliding into bed. “I’m sorry I laughed earlier.”

“It’s fine.” James shifted, looking at him. “I deserved it.”

Scorpius leaned in, kissing him. “Have you tried charming your hair back to its regular colour?”

James nodded. “Yes. As you see, it didn’t work. I’m stuck looking like this until it grows out.”

“Well,” murmured Scorpius, “it could be a good thing.”

“How?”

Scorpius grinned. “Now I know how you’ll look when you really are old.”

~

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