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This Curse on your Lips by Malfoylove

Format: Novella
Chapters: 23
Word Count: 41,035
Status: COMPLETED

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Strong Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme

Genres: Drama, General, Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Seamus, Draco, Pansy, Fred/George, Ginny
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Draco/Hermione, Ron/OC

First Published: 09/14/2005
Last Chapter: 07/04/2006
Last Updated: 07/04/2006

Summary:
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"The only thing you'll get is this curse on your lips, I hope they taste of me- forever, forever." Will they get together? Will they last? How will everyone else cope? Is it worth it? Are they a curse to each other?song lyrics from Fall Out Boy- "Chicago is so two years ago" lyrics. PRE- HBP


Chapter 12: Chapter Twelve - Too Much Too Soon

**RECAP–
(I know this chapter is short- forgive me please!)

“Damn Granger” He whispered, his breath coming in short gasps against my ear. “When did you take over my every thought and craving?”
I smirked and pushed him against the opposite wall in the stairwell.
“Probably,” I said running my fingers through his hair and traced lightly over his chest and abs. “When you brushed against me on the train ride here.” I said pushing my body against him. I kissed him and his tongue begged access to my mouth. I smiled then granted it.
“Hermione.” Someone pounded at the door- It was Harry.



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Chapter Twelve
*Hermione*


I sighed and started walking towards the door. Draco grabbed me and pulled me back to him. He leaned in and kissed me. This time with less force. I ran my fingers through his hair, enjoying every minute of the kiss. He pulled away and smirked at me.

“Something to think about while you talk to Potty.” He said.

“Oh you prat.” I told him.

“Hey your friend interrupted.” He said, his smirk turning into a huge grin. He walked to his room as I walked to open the portrait for Harry.

“We need to talk.” Harry rushed in. I heard Draco snort.

“Oh hello Harry. How are you? Well that’s good. Oh me, I’m great. So you want to talk? Oh okay, let’s go sit in the common room.” I said, showing how rude he was being.

“Sorry.” He mumbled walking to the common room. I walked over and Harry sat next to me.

“What’s up?” I asked.

“Look, about the other night, I was going to ask you out but then you ran from the room. I wasn’t just being a git.” Harry said all in one breath.

I saw his emotions in his face change and turned to see Draco walking to a chair with the Daily Prophet.

“Harry, if you want to talk to me you have to deal with him too. We share a common room you know?” I said, my mind going back to the kiss.

“And the stuff I said in the hall, I didn’t mean it.” Harry said eyeing Malfoy.

“Okay.” I said not knowing anything better to say.

“Where were you two coming back from?” Harry asked.

“My parents funeral.” I mumbled.

“Oooh.” He said. “Are you okay? Anything I can do?” He questioned putting an arm around me.

“I just need some time to think. I found out some things today.” I told him.

He nodded and started to hug me but stopped. I smiled and put my arms around him hugging him tightly.

“I love you ‘Mione and I’m always here.” He said hugging me just as tightly.

“I love you too Harry. You know that.” I told him.

“I’ll let you get to your thoughts then.” He said getting up. I hugged him again and walked to the common room door.

“Bye.” I said as he left.

I walked back into the common room only to be grabbed by Malfoy. He softly kissed my neck.

“I’m going to the library.” I said walking away from him. He pouted and pulled me close to him. His eyes begging for me to stay close. I buried my face in his chest and he softly rubbed the skin on my back between my jeans and shirt.

“I still hate you.” I mumbled.

“Not as much as I hate you.” He told me.

I sighed. “I’m going to the library. I need to think.” I told him. He pulled me back and looked at me. I nodded and forced a smile. He nodded and let me go. I walked out of the common room and to the room of requirement.

“I need a place to think.” I said softly before opening the door. When I opened it, the room looked exactly like my room at home.

“Perfect.” I said smiling. I laid on my bed and hugged my teddy bear- Ralph.

“What am I doing?” I asked Ralph. “I think I’ve gone bloody insane since the plane crash. And its only been a week. It feels like a lifetime. But only a week, and look at me and Draco versus me Ron and Harry. This isn’t good. I need to back off with Malfoy. He’s the enemy for Merlin’s sake. Six years of torment thrown away and forgotten in a week? But what’s six years of torture compared to sixteen years of unsaid truths? But then again, Draco was there for me this passed week. But Harry and Ron tried to be also, I just wouldn’t let them. I don’t like this. I don’t like me. I’m not even worried about my classes this year. My final year and most important. I have to stop with Malfoy. I have to go back to me.” I decided. I set down Ralph and went towards the common room to find Draco.

“We need to talk.” I told him, walking into the common room. He nodded and waited for me to continue. “Whatever we have here, I can’t do it. I’m not myself anymore and I don’t like that. You’re the enemy, just because my parents’ died and I found out I’m pureblood doesn’t change that. I’m going back to being my bookworm self and we’ll only talk when it included heads duties. And I will sleep alone.” I finished sighing and unable to look at him. I heard him sigh and get up.

“If that’s what you want Hermione. If that’s what you want.” He said before going up to his room.

I got up and went to the Gryffindor common room. I saw Ron first talking to Seamus. I ran up and hugged him. He hugged me back tightly.

“I’m sorry about everything. I said about you and Malfoy.” Ron said.

“I’m sorry about everything I did. I haven’t been myself but I’m okay now.” I told him, still not letting go.

“Careful ‘Mione, he’s turning blue.” I heard Harry say. I turned around and gave him a giant hug.

“I’m sorry for how I’ve been lately.” I told him.

“Me too.” He whispered, hugging me tightly.

I stepped back and looked at my best friends. This is how it was meant to be. No Draco.

But what do I feel like something is missing?’ My mind questioned.

*Draco*


I looked around my room trying to find something to steal my attention. ‘She didn’t even mean it.’ I thought. ‘She couldn’t even look me in the eye. It’s just Granger, why should I care?’ My mind questioned. “Because you feel empty and lost without her around.” I told myself a loud. ‘I don’t want to go back to that. But I’ll give her time. I could see in her eyes she didn’t truly want this. She just doesn’t understand yet.’ I declared.

*Hermione*


“So boys.” I said sitting down to dinner. Harry and Ron looked at me, waiting for me to continue. “How about we hang out and talk? I have a ton to fill you in on.” I told them. ‘Should I tell them about Malfoy? No, they’ll slaughter him. Temporary insanity is all it was.’ I decided.

“Hello? Nee, are you there?” Ron asked. I smiled at the new nickname.

“Yeah, sorry. You’re not gonna believe what I have to tell you though.” I said.

Ron smiled at me. “You won’t be able to get rid of us tomorrow.” He told me.

“I can’t wait.” I told him honestly. Harry put his arm around me and I could feel eyes burning into the top of my head. I looked up to see a cold glare from Draco. When we made eye contact, his look softened. I sighed and looked away. Harry caught where I was looking and turned to me.

“Is he bothering you? I could gladly beat him to a bloody pile of rubbish.” He told me.

“It’s just Malfoy, I’ve learned how to deal with him. If the git does need to be hit though, I’ll be sure to let you know.” I said smiling warmly. Harry put a defensive arm around me. I glanced back at Draco and saw him look at me then leave the great hall. I sighed and leaned on Harry.

*Draco*


I sighed and looked around the great hall, trying to find something other than Granger to look at. She caught me staring. How could I be so foolish? I looked back at her to see her smile warmly at him as he put his arm around her shoulders. Losing all of my appetite, I decided a walk would do some good. I went out to the lake and sat on a rock, thinking. I heard someone come up behind me but I didn’t move to see who it was. I felt someone softly rub my shoulders. I smiled.

“I knew you couldn’t stay away.” I said turning to face- Pansy? It wasn’t Hermione?

“How could I ever stay away?” She asked. I let the disappointment show on my face.

“I have to go to the common room.” I said getting up.

“But Drakie.” She said trying to sound seductive.

*Hermione*


“So you had something big to tell us?” Ron asked as we walked into the common room. Harry raised an eyebrow in question as we all sat on a couch.

“Yeah.” I said smiling.

“AND?” Harry asked eagerly.

“Well I went to all this stuff deal with my parents’ death and such and I got this letter from them that was to be read if something happened to them before I was 18.” I paused for a minute, pulling myself together. “And in the letter, it said I’m a pure blood. I am a descendant of a very old, very powerful bloodline.” I finished.

Harry and Ron both stared at me, soaking it all in.

“No way.” Ron said smiling.

“Awesome.” Harry said hugging me.

“Malfoy will be so pissed when he finds out. He has nothing to make fun of you for.” Ron said smiling and wrapping his arms around my waist.

“There’s plenty more he could say.” I told them. Both boys looked at me questionably. “Like being an ugly bookworm.”

Ron’s mouth dropped open. “You’re beautiful, farthest thing from ugly.” He stated.

“And Malfoy is jealous you’re smarter than him.” Harry said.

“Oh.” I said. ‘He’s changed now!’ My mind screamed.

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A/N– I’m sorry its taking so long. I’ve been sick, then a ton of homework, I work 3 jobs and my mom’s birthday just passed. I’m doing as best as I can. But unlike most people who post their stories online, I write mine as I post them, so this is hard for me to think of chapters then have them be long enough. The next chapter is almost finished so when I have more time I’ll update. Sorry again it took so long! I hope you liked him. And don’t worry. This is a Hermione/Draco ship. :o)

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