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Follow Your Heart by marygold

Format: Novella
Chapters: 28
Word Count: 37,064

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Mild Language, Scenes of a Sexual Nature

Genres: Drama, Romance, AU
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, McGonagall, Neville, Draco, Ginny, OC
Pairings: Draco/OC

First Published: 02/09/2006
Last Chapter: 07/24/2011
Last Updated: 07/24/2011


Thanks to Fantasy Dreamer for my great banner! Isabella left with her father after her mother's death. Now she's sixteen her father is also gone and she is forced to move back to England. What else will she be forced to change?

Chapter 7: First Day of Class

“Sleepy head! Wake up!” I heard a voice and felt everything shaking. “Not… yet…five… more… minutes.” I answered.

“You must have breakfast and classes begin in three hours. You need time to prepare… Ouch! Ginny! You better wake up too!” So the early bird was Hermoine.

I opened one eye to look at her. “I don’t eat breakfast Hermoine. I’ll sleep one more hour ok?”

Hermoine shrugged and started again on Ginny and was finally able to wake her. She then asked one more time, “Bella we’re going down for breakfast. Want us to bring you something?”

I shook my head, “Nope.” And turned back to sleep. No sooner had they left than I felt my bed move. “Move over grouch.” Hmmm? I felt him get into bed with me. Oh no! I turned around, “Draco, there are two other beds in here. Why don’t you use one of them?”

“Shh!!! Don’t say my name. Someone might hear you. Besides, if they came back, wanted to get into bed and I was sleeping in it; it would blow my cover.” He then moved me and got into bed.

I had no other choice. “Ok I’m up! You win, the bed is yours.” I was about to get out when I felt his arm around my waist. “Stay it’s more comfortable.”

I looked back to where I felt him lying and tried to pull on his cloak. Finally finding him I managed to do so. He was smiling at me. So I had to say, “You are incorrigible.”

He smiled even more, “Yes. Come on, stay one more hour. I promise I wont try anything.” Oh was that tempting! “No. I’ll go take a shower and get a head start on getting dressed.” He then let me up.

I got up and turned around.” “So what are your plans for today?”

He closed his eyes, “For now sleep. Then I’ll try to get some things from my room.”

He looked so peaceful with his eyes closed. “Want me to leave Juancho?”

He opened his eyes and looked to where the pup was still sleeping. “I’d love to keep him for the day. But, I have to get into Slytherin and all.”

I smiled at him, “Ok. See you later then?”

He nodded and went back to sleep. I pulled the cloak back over him and went my way.


Later that day in Potions Class

Like every other potions class I had ever taken this one was not going any better.

“All right class. Now you will all try to mix and make the potion in page 121. Know that if it comes out as a thin mixture, rose in color and smells sort of like licorice, you have achieved it.” She then started handing out the ingredients.

I had been paired up with Luna, she was a Ravenclaw, and it seemed that our houses did get along. But, I think that personally she was starting to hate me, “Luna I’m so sorry!” I said as my second try at the potion turned sour. Class had already ended and we had to clean up. She shook her head, “Don’t worry. What class do you have next?”

I pulled out my schedule. “High Magery”

Luna grabbed her books and started walking with me. “I don’t have that class with you, but I think Cho has it. I’m not sure though.”

I was about to ask her something when I saw Crabbe walking towards me. He stopped right in front of me. “Bella, I need to talk to you.” I was about to cut him off when I remembered that he didn’t know my nickname. So I turned to Luna, “I’ll see you later!”

Luna looked confused, so I just shrugged it off. “What do you want Crabbe? Resorting to stalking now are you?” Crabbe raised his brow and smirked. Clearly this was a Malfoy disguised as a Crabbe. I looked over to where Luna was standing, “Don’t worry, I’ll see you later ok?” Luna nodded. turned and started walking the other way.

Crabbe then looked around, no one was paying any attention to us. “Since when has Crabbe been stalking you?” Was Draco Malfoy a bit jealous?

Ignoring his question I asked, “Did you get what you wanted?”

Crabbe pulled out a book from inside his robe and nodded, “Yes. No one had moved it, it was still where I had left it.”

I tried to reach for it, but he held it out of my reach. “What is it?”

He looked at me and winked, “I’ll tell you later.”

I held his arm, “Promise?”

He nodded and stopped in front of a door. “Here’s your class.”

I looked around to see if we had drawn any attention to us. Hmm, none whatsoever, so I hugged him. “Thanks.”


By seventh period I had already met Luna, Cho, Kevin, Justin and… I forgot his name. I had two classes with Hermoine and Ron, and this last one I had with Ginny. We were making our way out from our class room when I felt the now familiar tug of my robe. “Ginny, I have to go ask my Practical Summoning Professor about the assignment he gave us. See you later?”

Ginny looked at me a bit confused, but luckily didn’t ask, “Sure.”

Draco then still under his cloak pushed me all the way down the hall and into an empty classroom. He locked the door and then took off the cloak. Thank God! He looked like himself, it had been weird talking to Crabbe. “Bella, I found it! I can’t believe that I found it so soon but I did!”

I looked at him, now I was confused, “Care to tell the whole story?”

He smiled, “Sure. Remember the book I showed you earlier?” I nodded and he went on, “That was a Death Eaters list, it has the name of every Death Eater.”

I still didn’t get it. “And this is good because?”

He took my shoulders in his hands “I can show it to McGonagall. It will clear up everything!”

I shook my head, “Not a good idea. Death Eaters everywhere will know that you were the one who ratted them out. They will come after you.”

He nodded, “But, they already are after me. And this might get me some leverage and protection. So, I’m going to talk to McGonagall.”

Was he dense! Had he fallen on his head! “She thinks you killed Dumbledore, do you think she’ll willingly sit and listen?”

He then looked at me and I knew I wouldn’t like what was coming, “That’s were you come in. I need you to give this to her.”

He had to be kidding me!

He looked at me, practically begging me to help him. And then said a word that I think he might have never said before, “Please?”