Chapter 11: The Malfoy Scheme
Tonks was eating lunch at her favorite bistro the next day when she ran into Malfoy. She wondered if he was looking for her. "Draco!" She called over to him as he entered the café. He smiled when he saw her and sauntered over to her.
"Good afternoon Amanda, this is a welcome surprise." He told her, pretending he would have normally come into the restaurant if he had not seen her through the window. They chatted while she finished her lunch. She noticed he looked like he wanted to ask her something.
"Is there something bothering you Draco?" She asked in her sweetest voice.
"Are you sure you want to see me? I'm just concerned you may still have feelings for Lupin." He said he had never felt so exposed as when he was with her. She made him want to be a different person.
"I don't want to see anyone who lies to me." She said truthfully, "We were over the moment he decided to lie. Besides, I enjoy your company."
"Alright then, I was just making sure I wasn't pressuring you into anything. I have a tendency to get my way." He said smiling at her. "Well, I will see you tonight, have a pleasant day." He kissed her hand and walked out of the restaurant towards the Quidditch supply store.
Tonks finished her lunch and headed to her room to apparate to headquarters, she had an idea of how to get Draco to trust her even more. She walked into the kitchen and smiled when she saw Harry and Remus, they were the two she needed to see.
"Good day Amanda," Remus said in his most professional voice, making Harry laugh. "Is there something we can help you with?"
Tonks chuckled, there was a lot more to Remus than most people gave him credit for. He was incredibly funny if given the chance. "Yes, I need you and Harry to go out to dinner at Le Wiz tonight. I ran into Draco this afternoon and he was concerned that you and I still might have something going on. I thought if we staged a little confrontation it might help me get in better with him."
"Draco Malfoy concerned about not getting something he wants, I wouldn't miss this for the world." Harry said with an almost wicked grin on his face. They made all the arrangements and discussed how the conversation would go so as not to foul things up. "I'll go watch the door to give you two a minute if you hear me talking you better break it up." He said walking to the door with a wink.
"You know I can't kiss that face," Remus joked watching her morph into her hot pink hairdo and face she used when hanging out with her friends. He kissed her and told her that he would be waiting for her again after her date.
"You are an amazing man Remus Lupin, how did I get so lucky?" Tonks said kissing him again as they heard Harry say good afternoon to Ginny. They broke away and Tonks turned back into Amanda before apparating back to her hotel room.
There was someone knocking on her door when she got back. She went and opened the door to find Tom the innkeeper with a package in his hand. "Miss Theodore, this was sent over with a note for you." He handed her the parcel and bowed his way out. She laughed at how different he would act if he knew it was her. He had seen Malfoy escort her to dinner last night and had been getting even better service since. People definitely catered to the rich.
Inside the package was a gorgeous deep green silk gown, it had long arms and a flowing skirt. It was detailed in silver beading and had a layer of silver satin underneath the silk. The bodice was fitted and tied in the back almost corset style. There was a silver necklace with a pendant in the shape of a dragon with emerald eyes. As soon as she saw the pendant she knew the dress was from Malfoy. She finally noticed a card hidden in the folds of fabric.