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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 15: Some kind of normal

A week had passed since Draco’s official break up with Pansy. Pansy was still threatening, telling anyone and everyone what she would do to the person who stole Drakie from her. I could only smile.

Draco still hung with Slytherins only, but some people had remarked on his change. He was still being sarcastic, but had laid low on his taunts and insults. I hadn’t spent time with him since that day.

“All right class! I have graded your pair assignments and I do have to admit that I am terribly disappointed. There were remarkably high marks and remarkably low marks. Therefore, I will be selecting partners for our next assignment.” Professor Jones said, and you could hear the loud groans in the group. He then started handing out last weeks assignment. I looked at Justin and we both groaned, we had gotten a big fat F.

I tried to smile at him, “Seems that potions isn’t our forte.” He nodded, “Guess we’ll be split.” It was my turn to nod, and cross my fingers that I got Draco.

Professor Jones started moving around the room switching pairs, and then he stopped in front of Draco and Pansy. “You two did remarkably well last week. It’s too bad that I will have to split you up. Oh, well!” He then motioned for Justin to get up. “Justin you’ll be paired with Draco. Pansy go join Bella.”

I was stunned and it must have shown for the Professor quickly asked, “Miss Townsend, do you have a problem with this?” I considered before responding, but in the end just shook my head.

Pansy already sitting next to me mumbled, “Just don’t try to kill yourself; I wouldn’t want mudblood on my robes.” I looked at her and rolled my eyes. Luckily, I didn’t have to answer Professor Jones had heard her. He turned back to us, “On second thought. Pansy join August. Stella join Justin. Draco join Bella.” Everyone started switching again. I looked up to see the Professor smile at me, and suddenly he winked, like if he knew.

Draco took his seat next to me, “Did you have anything to do with this?” he asked. I shook my head no.

Class then started, we were to try two potions today one was a brown liquid, and had to smell like peaches and cream, the other a green one that had to smell of grass and lemon.

I smiled at Draco, “You lead.”

He chuckled and started taking out vials and stuff from the cabinet under our desk. “So you had nothing to do then?”

“Nope.” I sat down on the floor and started to help him. He handed me a couple of vials, “Careful, don’t drop them.” I smirked, “I think you are seeing me as far more clumsier than what I really am.”

He looked around to make sure that no one was looking at us, he then leaned forward and quickly touched his lips to mine. “I’ve missed you.”

I had to grin at that, “Good.” He raised his eyebrow, so I explained, “Because I’ve missed you too.” He then smiled and motioned for me to get up.

We both got up and he started mixing the ingredients. “So, are you playing today?” Slytherin was facing Gryffindor today in Quidditch. He nodded and smiled, “After last semester, I’m going to have to remember what team I’m on.” I giggled, a little bit too loudly. When I looked up Pansy was throwing daggers at me.


“Do you think she knows?” Hermoine asked as we took our seats for the Quidditch game. “I think she suspects, I mean Draco wasn’t being his usual self.” I answered.

She nodded, “But, he hasn’t been himself lately. I mean Ron was telling me that yesterday Draco stopped him in the hallway and started talking to him like if he was still in disguise.”

I giggled, “What did Ron do?”

Hermione laughed, “At first he says he was waiting for Crabbe and Goyle to pop up and do something. But, then he says they talked like old times. Ron even managed to drag Neville into the conversation.”

I smiled, things were definitely starting to look up. I turned to the game, it was about to start. “There he is!” I said to Hermione as I spotted Draco. She started laughing, “Bella, remember to cheer for Gryffindor. It wouldn’t do to have you cheering for him, when everyone is booing Slytherin.” I smiled and waved off her concern, “I know where my loyalty stands.” But, I have to admit it was a bit hard not to cheer for him. He looked so cute!

About an hour and a half later, Gryffindor had won. Everyone was cheering and plans for a celebration were being made. Hermione and I had managed to make our way to the team, I was talking to Ginny and Harry when all of the sudden a note flew my way, I opened it.

Lucky shot! Just kidding! Tell the guys congrats, well tell Ginny and Ron. If they make plans for later let me know I’ll find a way to meet you in town.


PS. They would’ve won sooner if I had been playing with them.

I looked up to see Ginny, Harry must have taken off and I hadn’t noticed. I smiled and handed her the letter. She laughed, “Tell him we’re heading to Red’s”


“Agh!!!! I have nothing to wear!!!” Ginny said for the eleventh time as we got ready to go out.

I turned away from the mirror, “Ginny what about the dark green one.”

Ginny shook her head, “Dirty laundry.”

“Why don’t you check my closet then?” I said as I turned back to the mirror.

“I honestly do like the one that you are wearing.” A male voice said, and then I felt arms hugging my waist. I turned and pulled on his cloak. He grinned.

Ginny chuckled, “Hello Draco!” and then added, “Get out! I have to get dressed!”

I nodded in agreement, and gave him a quick kiss. “How do you plan to explain your presence?”

He smiled and said the spell that he had used to turn into Chris. “See! Still works.”

I nodded and nudged him to get out. “I’m going! But, I need the keys to the Rover.”

I handed them over to him and he left, saying that he had to go get Ron.

Ginny grinned at me, “I never thought I’d see Malfoy this changed. I honestly do have to hand it to you Bella. Whatever you did, that boy is head over heals in love with you.”

I simply smiled and turned back to my make up. Draco in love with me. Ginny was reading far too much into it. Sure, we liked each other. Sure, there was a really strong attraction, but love… it was too soon. Right?

Hi! Sorry this chapter is a little bit too fluffy and boring, but I had to set things for the next one. I updated them together so the next one could be up. Please review!!! Thanks for reading!!! Thanks for the reviews!!!!