The Confundus Conspiracy; or, Youngblood Circle (confundere) wrote,
"Wait! Don't shoot!" came a voice from a now-shimmering Disillusioned figure, followed by some nervous chuckles, as Remus Lupin, his own broom in hand, dropped his disguise and appeared standing over Nathan. This appearance was quickly followed by that of Draco Malfoy, investigator with Magical Law Enforcement, standing close beside Jeri's crouching form; and Severus Snape, standing directly behind Tonks (who was practically sprawled across his feet), arms crossed, his trademark smirk broader than usual.
"Miss Jones", Snape drawled at Hestia, "I fear your squadron here could do with some remedial tracking exercises. They can't seem to see the trees for the ferns." He reached a hand down to help Tonks to her feet, after she attempted to spin around on her arse to face him, succeeding only in assuming an even more comical sprawl.
"What in fucking Hades!" cried Hestia, jumping from her broom after nearly dropping her wand.
"Sorry about this, friends", Draco began, a grin on his face wavering between smug and sheepish. "Perhaps we should have remained visible when we apparated in here, but the cleaners were still about; and besides, Severus and Remus here couldn't resist the chance to see my cousin a trifle gobsmacked--" He smirked over at Tonks, who answered him with a frustrated glare.
"My apologies also, Tonks", Remus cut in. "The real reason we've waylaid you all is that we do, in fact, have some serious and important information to impart to you which should be integral to your investigations down here. I think, however, we should find an enclosed office to slip into to discuss this at length."
"I believe there should be several of those on the next floor up", Snape added, "If you will all be so kind as to interrupt your flyovers--which we three have interrupted anyway--and accompany us upstairs." As the group began to follow Lupin out of the chamber, Snape grasped Tonks by both shoulders and muttered in her ear, "And before you leave tonight, Miss Tonks, there is a small matter which I would like to discuss with you privately."
Charmed, I'm sure, Tonks thought with a grunt. She replied only with one cocked eyebrow, cheekily changed to black for added effect, before apparating upstairs after the others. Snape merely snorted, and followed suit.