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A Change of Thought by glorygirlXOX14

Format: Novella
Chapters: 11
Word Count: 17,430
Status: WIP

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Strong Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco
Pairings: Draco/Hermione

First Published: 08/04/2006
Last Chapter: 07/11/2007
Last Updated: 07/11/2007

Summary:
ReAd aNd RevIew

THANK YOU HP_RULES FOR THE BANNER!!!Hermione doesn't want any trouble to happen with Harry and Ron.  She wants as many people safe as possible, even Draco Malfoy. And Draco doesn't want to be the kind of guy he was raised to be anymore. He first just wanted to live, now his only choice is to be dead to everyone. OVER 6600 READ! PLEASE READ AND REVIEW, it really helps me!!


Chapter 2: Just like Dumbledore

Just like Dumbledore


"Are you ready?" said Hermione when she finished writing the letter to her parents.

"I can’t move Granger," said Malfoy, "It’s not like I’m doing anything so I’m not ready to do anything."

"But can you apparate?" said Hermione.

"I never got my license after my birthday, I've kinda been, busy," said Malfoy, "But yeah, I can."

"Then why didn’t you apparate instead of flying to get away from the Death Eaters, license or not?" said Hermione.

"Apparation can be traced Granger with non-license apparaters," said Malfoy, "Even you should know that."

"Never mind then," said Hermione, "Grab hold to my arm, we’re going to the Burrow."

And with out arguing, Malfoy took hold of Hermione’s arm tightly and with a pulling feeling, within seconds, they were in front of the Burrow, where Mrs. Weasley was standing seconds before.

"OY! Hermione I thought Ron and Harry said you won’t be coming until tomorrow?"

"Hello Mrs. Weasley," said Hermione, "Oh, and something came up. I captured—"

"MALFOY!"

Harry and Ron came running outside with their wands rose pointing at Malfoy and suddenly a red light came shooting from Harry’s wand and Malfoy was thrown backward several feet.

"HARRY! RON! STOP!" screamed Hermione, "He’s charmed so he can’t move, he can’t do anything!"

"You murderer, how dare you come there, how dare you come and show your face to anyone one of us! You don’t deserve to live!" said Ron standing near Malfoy, who was staring back at him, and but not speaking.

"I should kill you right now!" said Harry.

"Harry, my dear don’t please," said Mrs. Weasley," Just wait a minute."

"What’s all this ruckus out here?"

Mr. Weasley came walking out from the kitchen with the rest of the Weasley clan, Fleur Delacour and her sister, Gabrielle, Remus Lupin, Tonks, Alastor Moody and Professor McGonagall right behind him.

"Vat’s going on? I ‘eard screems," said Fleur.

"Professor McGonagall?" said Hermione.

"Yes Miss. Granger? What’s— my dear, is that Draco Malfoy?" said the Professor, stopping deadin her tracks

"Yes ma’am, that’s what I came here to tell you,’ said Hermione, "I found him in my town’s park, sleeping in the trees and I captured him, he said he was running from Voldemort and the Death Eaters."

"Did he now?"

Professor McGonagall walked up to Malfoy secured him from the charm Hermione placed on him and said, "Follow me Mr. Malfoy, and please, don’t try to run off, there are several Aurors and Ministry members here who’ll stop you."

Malfoy got up, still not speaking and walked over to Professor McGonagall and followed her into the Burrow’s kitchen, while everyone else followed.

"Please sit Mr. Malfoy," said Professor McGonagall, gesturing towards the kitchen table, and as Malfoy did so, McGonagall said, "Now tell me Draco, Why are you running from You-Know-Who and the Death Eater?"

"Wouldn’t you?" said Malfoy, "I mean, come on, it’s the Dark Lord, he’ll kill everyone if he could, why else would I be running from him?"

"He’s trying to kill you?" said Mr. Wealsey.

"Like I said, he’s trying to kill everyone!"

"But why you?!" screamed Ron, "Since what happened at school, shouldn’t he be thanking you?"

"No, he wouldn’t" said Harry. Everyone turned to look at Harry.

"Excuse me Potter," said Malfoy, "but how would you know?"

"Well," said Harry, "Everyone here knows this, but I was there, in the Astronomy tower."

"Under that lovely cloak of yours again were you?" said Malfoy, "I knew I heard Dumbledore talking to someone before I got there."

"Yeah, well, when Professor Dumbledore told you he can help you, you said nobody could, and that Voldemort told you to kill him or he’ll kill you," said Harry, "And you didn’t, Snape did."

"Exactly Potter," said Malfoy, "He ordered me to kill Dumbledore or he’ll kill me and my family. Dumbledore was murdered but not by me, I failed, but believe me, he was happy Dumbledore was gone, but he was angry we didn’t listen to him."

"We?" said Professor McGonagall, "Who is we, Draco."

"Well my mum, Snape, and me." Said Malfoy, "The Dark Lord ordered everyone to not help me, but my mum was afraid and got involved, and got Snape to get involved, with an Unbreakable Vow. The Dark Lord was thankful to Snape for killing Dumbledore, but he was upset for him not listening to him, so after he thanked him, he killed him."

Everyone gasped at Malfoy’s last words, and Professor McGonagall said, "You-Know-Who killed Severus Snape? When?"

"About two weeks ago," said Malfoy calmly, like nothing was wrong about Snape being dead, "Right after my parents."

"He’s killed your mother and father?" said Professor McGonagall, "Two weeks ago?"

"Yeah, when it comes to him swearing he’ll kill someone if you don’t obey him, he’s a man of his word," said Malfoy.

"But they would of reported Lucius’ death if he died in jail," said Mr. Weasley, "And I haven’t heard anything."


"Oh, you wouldn’t," said Malfoy, "The Dark Lord disguised a dying person and put him in my dad’s place, the guy posing as my dad will die any day now. He got the idea from that Crouch guy."


"Yes, of course, Crouch Jr. is a Death Eater, he would get the idea from him," said Professor McGonagall.


"I just barely got away; it was dark out, so it was easier. The only thing I’ve thought about since my parents died was what Dumbledore said, to help me, keep me safe, so I planed to find someone after I got far enough away from the Death Eaters. Luckily Granger found me, so I wouldn’t have to, being in that park near her house wasn’t planned or anything, I was tired, I needed to rest, I barely slept for days." said Mafloy.

"Why should we believe what you say is true?" said the Professor

"I’m telling the truth," said Malfoy, suddenly smiling, "Do what ever you want, give me Veritaserum, I’ll say the same thing I just told you, I just need you guys to help me from being killed."

"Well Draco, I need to report this, and think of what to do with you next," said Professor McGonagall, getting up, "Arthur, Molly, can you watch over him while I’m gone? Secure him in a room? Harry, Ron, Hermione, you know him the longest, see if you can get anymore information."

"Yes Minerva," said Mrs. Weasley, with a smile, "We’ll love to help."

"Wonderful, well, I’ll be back soon."

Professor McGonagall walked outside and Disapparated as soon she walked out the door.

"Get up Malfoy," said Fred, and as Malfoy did so, without saying a word, but had a glare of his face, George went behind him and pushed him to walk faster, "You’re staying in our room."

Fred and George walked Malfoy all the way to their room while everyone else followed. Malfoy looked around the hallways, and he noticed that the Burrow eas exactly what he expected, a wobbly, old, country, ratted down home. 'How can they live in here? It's horrible,' thought Malfoy. But once Malfoy got to the twins room, he walked straight to one of the beds without anyone forcing him and sat down.

"So," said Malfoy, "What are you all going to do with me?"

"We are going to lock you in here, while we take turn keeping watch," said Mrs. Weasley, "and I’m going to cook you up something in the kitchen, you look starved."

"Harry, Ron and Hermione?" said Mr. Weasley, "If you three don’t mind, you can keep an eye on him first?"

"Absolutely Mr. Weasley,"

"Sure dad,"

"Pleasure,"

Then the three of them walked into the room and the door shut behind them. Harry, Ron and Hermions all just stared at Malfoy, who was just staring back at them, all not saying a word. About ten minutes went by until Hermione then walked over to the opposite bed Malfoy was sitting in and sat down, while Harry and Ron still stood near the door.

"So, Malfoy," said Hermione, "What you told me in the park, it’s all true then?"

"Every last bit," said Malfoy, smiling at her.

"Why should we help you anyway?" said Hermione, crossing her arms, "Since you’ve been horrible every single moment from the time you laid eyes on us."

"It was what Dumbledore wanted to do, he believed I’m not a killer," said Malfoy, "And I’m not, I’ve never killed anyone, I tried to deny not having the guts to kill him, but I couldn’t, I didn’t have it in me."

"So you’re trying to say you’re actually a good guy?" said Ron, laughing.

"No weasel, I’m just saying I’m not a killer, I’m barely seventeen, unlike my father did, I don’t want a burden of murder in my thoughts for the rest of my life, and becoming my life at that," said Malfoy, "You don’t have to be helping me, I don’t need help from you weasel, I wanted the help from actual advanced wizards."

Ron just pouted and Harry, not paying attention to Ron, said, "Something has been on my mind from a while since that night, right before the Death Eaters came barging in, you lowered your wand a bit, like you really didn’t want to kill him."

"Geez Potter," said Malfoy, "Doesn't matter if I did or not, we're all as good as dead anyway."

Suddenly the door opened, and Mrs. Weasley came walking in carrying a tray of food.

"Now, you eat this Draco, you’re skinny as a stick,’ said Mrs. Weasley, "And Ron, Bill and Fleur are asking for you down stairs, they want you to go over the wedding march again, you too Harry, and Hermione dear, if you don’t mind staying here, you already proved yourself to watch over Mr. Malfoy alone, since you captured him in the first place."

"I’m not leaving Hermione alone with him, mum," said Ron.

"Now, Ronald, Fleur is asking for you, and please don’t make me go down there without you two, I don’t want to hear her complaining anymore," said Mrs. Weasley, "And Hermione can take care of herself, now, come on you two."

Harry and Ron followed Mrs. Weasley out of the room, so now Hermione was left in the room alone with Malfoy, who stared to smile at her again.

"What are you smiling at?" said Hermione.

"You," said Malfoy, "I mean, you could have left me in the park for the Death Eaters to find me, and kill me, but you didn’t."

"I never believed you where ever that dangerous to anyone, arrogant yeah, and selfish, and cold-hearted, but not dangerous," said Hermione.

"That’s nice of you, I think," said Malfoy, and then with a smile, he said, "But what about the past six years? Didn’t I prove at all that I was dangerous to you alone, doing unthinkably mean things to you?"

"Like what? Calling me Mudblood all those times? Oh, I was shivering in my bones," said Hermione smiling back at him, "And all those times you ran off running, I found those quite amusing, like the time Ron, Hagrid, and I found you running and screaming from someone drinking blood from a unicorn. And the time in our third year where you were being attacked by an invisible person and you ran off then to. Oh, and don’t forget when Moody turned you into a ferret, you were terrified, you ran off like a baby. And then my absolute favorite, when I had my wand to your face, you looked pathetic, and then I hit you, good times, good times."

"So you never found me threatening?" said Malfoy.

"Not the least bit," said Hermione, "To tell you the truth, I’ve always knew you had bad in you, because it’s in your blood, but one day you’d find out you don’t need all that power your family has, and you’ll realize you can be a good person."

"Just like Dumbledore," said Malfoy, "You always look for the good in people, even when they were once horrible to you. And you sure have a way with words; they can really make a person feel better."

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