Floriographical Optimism (G; Lucius/Hermione; 100 words): Lucius rides to victory.
A wafting floral perfume made Hermione look up . . . in time to catch the bouquet. She caressed the silk of one petal, and its colour drained away like so much dye to paint a message before her:
Gentleman Seven desires that you accept the white rose as your ticket to the annual Salisbury Plain Aethonon Derby.
Hermione blushed. Coral roses represent desire, and white ones . . . .
Intrigued, she attended . . . only to discover that it was Lucius Malfoy who deemed himself worthy of her.
As she watched him ride his mount to victory, she decided to allow him the opportunity to prove it.