Blondie: Did you get my gift?
She chewed her tongue while trying to craft the perfect response.
Hermione: They’re amazing! Did a trace tell you when they were delivered?
It wasn’t a complete lie. The huge bouquet was amazing.
Blondie: What kind of shoddy delivery service doesn’t have a trace?
GinNTonic: Does Draco know you at all?
Apparently, Ginny had popped into Harry’s office today.
Hermione: It’s the thought that counts
GinNTonic: I just double checked to make sure I hadn’t accidentally texted my mum
Blondie: Want to know what else I’d love to trace? 👅🍑
GinNTonic: You hate roses. Everyone knows that.
Pans: Ron Floo-called, laughing smugly. Did Draco really send you roses?
Didn’t anyone in the Auror office have actual work to do?
NotTed: Roses are red, violets are blue, Draco’s an idiot, he doesn’t deserve you
That answered her question.
Hermione (to Ginny): It’s Valentine’s Day - it’s traditional
Hermione (to Pansy): Roses are traditional for Valentine’s Day for purebloods too, right?
Hermione (to Theo): You’re a git
Hermione (to Draco): Is there an extra fee for your services? 😉
Blondie: We can negotiate a trade
Hermione: Let me know the price during lunch. You’re coming to my office first, right?
Blondie: I’d like to be coming IN your office, but I’d make sure you came first.
Her reply was made moot when—
Blondie: Pansy just messaged me some nonsense about Weasley saying I sent you roses?
Pans: Draco said he didn’t send the flowers because roses on Valentine’s Day are gauche. He sent Gerbera Daisies.
TBWL: Ron thinks I need to check your roses for dark magic
Oh great, now Harry was involved.
GinNTonic: I agree with Ron
GinNTonic: You just looked to make sure you hadn’t accidentally texted my mum, didn’t you?
Mrs Weasley didn’t own a mobile, as far as Hermione knew.
Blondie: I sent you Gerbera Daisies. Your favorite flower. Not bloody roses.
She snapped a picture of the overflowing vase.
Blondie: I’m owling the florist to complain
NotTed: I overheard Red saying she knew something was wrong when roses arrived instead of daisies. I assumed something was wrong when flowers arrived.
Blondie: The owl came back. There’s microscopic print - if they can’t fill an order, they have the right to substitute flowers of their choosing, as long as it's of equal value.
Hermione (to Pansy): Stop riling everyone up
Hermione (to Ginny): If you want my flowers checked for dark magic, I want you checked for the Imperious. YOU AGREED WITH RON
Hermione (to Ron): Did you send pansies to Pansy again this year?
Hermione (to Harry): I know how to check my own deliveries for dark magic, thanks. Shall I come teach you how to cast Expelliarmus?
Hermione (to Draco): Owl back. Threaten that your father will hear about this. Or Neville. The florist will probably be more frightened of Neville.
Hermione (to Theo): Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m your boss, and your yearly review is due