IT WAS SNOWING!
It was cold and icy and snowing and Andromeda could not have been happier. Snow could not have come at a better time. Snow meant ice skating and cocoa and snowball fights and snowmen and Christmas time! Snow meant fun and not having to think about that stupid Ted Tonks ruining perfectly good parties and kissing red heads. What? She wasn't bitter OR jealous. She barely thought about old whats-his-face-housemate-who-was-totally-N
OT-perfect. Hah, he barely crossed her mind!
If by barely she meant about once every half a second.
And if by barely you meant she dodged through doorways and into bathrooms and ate all her meals in the Slytherin common room so she wouldn't have to look at him as much and then not think about him as much.... Then yeah, barely was the PERFECT word.
But now she could be distracted! Now she could make snow angels and ice skate and decorate and wrap presents, none of which had to involve him at all! And then when classes let out in three weeks or so she wouldn't have to look at him either. It was perfect. Snow was a sign that she needed to move on! So that's what she would do.
It was still snowing when Andromeda got out of Potions and headed for the grounds. She had dug up a very pretty scarf
to go over her black jacket and felt very ready to look aloof and gorgeous if wossface Tonks showed up. Thankfully, he did NOT show up while she made her way to the lake and began putting her ice skates on. He certainly would not bother her out on the ice. He was to uncoordinated for ice skating.