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reynardo prompted me with Minister Fudge (or indeed anyone at the Ministry of Magic) confronted with a computer, and I wrote, Intergovernmental Relations (G; two Ministers and a Secretary *winks*; 200 words): The Ministers may have more than Mars bars in common.

The Prime Minister had been sorry to leave the Other Minister. But that curry simply wasn't sitting well, she thought, entering her office.

"That is not what I asked you. I said 'Mars Bar', not Skarsgård!"

I thought he was eyeing my mobile. "Ahem."

"Oh! Prime Minister Watson. Forgive me. Your box is more difficult to manage than I thought it'd be."

Watson bit the inside of her cheek. "Most computers are before one learns to use them." Taking her seat and mobile, she asked, "Is the Wizarding community in dire need of Mars bars?"

The Other Minister's blush deepened. "It's just that I thought I might celebrate our good news with something I remember from my childhood."

"Celebrate?" Watson asked, relief settling her stomach a treat. "So you've caught the necro, er . . . ."

"Necromancer, yes! And whenever something good happened when I was little, Great Uncle Algie always had a Mars bar for me."

"One moment." Watson picked up the office phone. "Mrs Scamander, would you please have two Mars bars sent in?"

"Oh, he'll like those. Certainly!"

Watson shook her head at her secretary's ungovernable over-familiarity, but the Other Minister had the good grace not to notice it.


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Aug. 18th, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC)
I guessed that Neville might be the OTHER Minister. And is the secretary a relative of Rolf Scamander? If you hadn't said it was an OFC, I would have thought it might be Luna. :) A Prime Minister has to be very patient in diplomatic relations with members of the Wizard Ministry.
Aug. 18th, 2015 11:35 pm (UTC)
In my mind, the OFC is the Prime Minister, and Luna's her secretary. :)

I hope these Ministers get on better than the ones about which we read in the books!
Aug. 18th, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. I made the wrong assumption. :)
Aug. 18th, 2015 11:40 pm (UTC)
No worries—not that my opinion matters; if I don't make things clear in the drabble, it's on me. :)
Aug. 19th, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
It's a drabble. I'm dense sometimes. :)
Aug. 19th, 2015 09:40 am (UTC)
Oh that is lovely! And oh dear - Mars Bars...
Aug. 19th, 2015 11:18 am (UTC)
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