Wordcount: 4000 (or so)
Quote: It seems to Seamus that Blaise Zabini has been lurking in the shadows, dormant, for the better part of seven years, only to emerge mere months before they are to leave the castle for good. Suddenly there's no getting away from him. He's in the library, in the Great Hall, down by the lake, in Hogsmeade. Seamus has even run across (and nearly into) Blaise standing - half lurking, half well rehearsed nonchalant waiting - late at night, in corridors that are short-cuts only to the Gryffindor common room.
( (the early bird gets) The Worm )