Valentine's Day Ball (1)

by Kathryn A

In Truth Beauty Harry Potter / Buffy ( 100 words) [2010-02-08] ?Anya Jenkins

Dumbledore loves a ball. Others, not so much.

Challenge: tthdrabbles #94 - be my valentine
Disclaimer: Universes not mine. Words mine.
Notes: This is part of my "In Truth, Beauty" series, though Snape isn't actually in this one.

The great hall was a confection of pink and white. Enchanted candles let off pink smoke that smelled of roses, and cauldrons fizzed with white bubbles that floated in the air. Couples danced across the floor, dressed in finery that Hogwarts rarely saw.

"Ah, young love," Dumbledore remarked with a twinkle in his eye.

The new assistant potions teacher frowned. "Young foolishness," she said. "They may seem happy, but tomorrow morning this place is going to be strewn with broken hearts."

"You dislike Valentine's Day, my dear?"

"Not exactly," Anya said. "It used to be my busiest time of year."