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A Different Side Of Me by SlytherinSweetheart6

Format: Novel
Chapters: 13
Word Count: 10,015
Status: WIP

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

Genres: Drama, Humor, Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lucius, Narcissa, Crabbe Jr., Goyle Jr., Draco, OC
Pairings: Ron/Hermione, Draco/OC, Harry/OC

First Published: 07/20/2006
Last Chapter: 03/31/2007
Last Updated: 03/31/2007


The Porters and the Malfoys have been friends for generations, and Natalee grew up with Draco. Now, they are both sixteen and engaged. Natalee is sent to Hogwarts to be closer to Draco, but it is there where she reunites with someone from her past, someone who could change her future if she will let him. Many thanks to Smile06 for yet another beautiful banner!

Chapter 11: A Trip down Memory Lane

"Harry? I cant believe it! You scared the crap out of me!" I said slapping his arm. " Sorry bout that."
"Thats okay hon! Come here!" I gave him a big hug and he laughed. The two of us sat on the floor, and got deep into conversation, catching eachother up on the things that had happened in the last five years. I purposley left out my engagement to Draco.

"So how do you like it here at Hogwarts?" Harry asked.
"It's great! Its so big though, if I didnt have my friends to help me, I'd probably get lost everyday!" He laughed. "I know all about that, Ron, Hermione and I got lost loads of times."
" Really?"
" Yeah..." he looked at his watch and smiled. " It seems we've talked all through lunch. "
"Oh, I hope no one missed us too much."
"Well, I dont think they'd care." he said teasingly.

" Well, maybe no one would care if you went missing, but I know for a fact that Draco- oh no!" I jumped up and started grabbing my things. "What? What's wrong Nats?"
"DRACO!" Harry stiffened, he'd obviously forgotten about Draco. "What about him?"
"Draco,missed, lunch, dungeons, gotta run!"

"Calm yourself."" he said putting his hands on my shoulders. "Now, say that again slowly." I took a deep breath. " I was supposed to meet Draco in the dungeons before lunch, and then you kind of kidnapped me and I completley forgot!"
"Well, Malfoy is easy to forget."
"Not funny Harry! I have to go!" I rushed out of the closet and Harry ran after me. Neville, who was walking past at that moment, gave us an unapproving look and I ignored him.

"Wait Nats!" Harry grabbed my arm and I turned around.
" What?"
"What were you two going to do in the dungeons? Theres no one down there and it dark and- oh."
" Yeah genious, believe it or not, its fun." I smiled at the face he was making and turned around to walk away. He followed me again "Okay, I am so going to pretend that you didnt just say that and maybe with a little therepy, I'll be able to get that picture out of my head."

I laughed but kept walking. "Seriously Nats come eat lunch with me and my friends they-"
"Natalee?" I turned arond to see Draco running up to me, motioning for Crabbe and Goyle to stay back. "There you are! Ive been looking for you everywhere. I was beginning to think you'd been kidnapped." I forced myself not to laugh at that, and smiled. "Don't worry babe, I just got lost."

"Oh, well next time..." he looked at Harry. "What is he doing here?" I smiled "He was helping me." I lied again. Draco pushed past me and stood right in front of Harry's face. " Trying to steal my girlfriend Potter?" Harry rolled his eyes. "Oh yes Malfoy, Im insanley jealous of you, its one of my many flaws." Draco's upper lip curled in disgust. "Go back to your fithly mudblood girlfriend."

"Now you've done it Malfoy!" Draco laughed. "Trying to win my girlfriends heart by acting tough?"
" Who's acting?" They moved closer, exchanging bitter words. I jumped between them and pulled Draco's arm. " Please stop Draco." He looked into my eyes and unclenched his fist. "Come on Natalee, let's get out of here. The air reeks of Gryffindor!"

"Could you give me a moment alone with Mr.Potter so I can thank him properly with out starting world war three." Draco sighed." I dont want to, but I will, I'll be just over there." he said pointing to where Crabbe and Goyle were standing. "I'm watching you Potter!"

"I'll just be a second!" I told him sweetly. As soon as he was out of earshot, I turned to Harry. "Nat, you shouldnt be with him, he's not good for you. Come with me."
" Thank you for your help Mr.Potter , it was most appreciated." I said loud enough for Draco to hear. "Fine, if you dont want to come with me, then meet me later, like tonight 11:00 in the owlery."

"Well, I wont keep you any longer, enjoy your lunch." I winked at him and turned to walk back to Draco. "You're very welcome Miss Porter." I didnt turn around but he knew that I smiled. I grabbed Draco's arm and we walked away. " I'm sorry I missed the dungeons, honey. Next time, I promise I'll make it up to you." He smiled and I knew that was all that I had to say to make him forget everything that had just happened.


The rest of the day went along as planned, I had the rest of my classes with Draco, who I noticed, wasn't letting me out of his sight. On our way to dinner, Harry bumped into me . I pretended not to notice, but it was all too obvious, especially to Draco, who gave Harry a dirty look and walked faster. It was then that I realized just how hard it was going to be having a relationship with Harry and hiding it from Draco at the same time.

When we took our seats at the Slytherin table, Draco didn't say anything. I tried to make conversation with him, but he wouldn't respond. Across the table, Pansy cast me an " I told you so look." I rolled my eyes and ignored her. At the next table, I saw Harry sitting with his friends, they were all laughing at a joke. His laugh brought a smile to my face. As if knowing that I was thinking about him, he looked up at me and smiled, motioning for me to look at Draco, who was sitting next to me, sulking. I wanted to laugh, but instead I broke the gaze and turned to Goyle. I could feel Harry's eyes still on me. "What's wrong with Draco?" I asked him.

" Probably trying to figure out what spell to use on Potter, he's convinced that he's got a thing for you."
"Well, even if he did, surely Draco knows I'd never cheat on him." Crabbe snorted. " Of course he does! It's not you Malfoy's crazed about, it's Potter!" Suddenly a beautiful white flew down the table and dropped a letter on my lap. "It's a little late for mail isnt it?" Goyle asked suspiciously.

I shrugged my shoulders innocently. " Who could be sending me mail?" I opened it to see that it only contained one word. Owlery. It wasn't signed, but I knew who it was from. Draco read it over my shoulder, before I could hide it.
"What is this incoherant babble?" he asked annoyed. "I dont know." I lied. "It must be a joke." Draco snorted. "Probably one of those stupid Gryffindors."
" Don't worry Draco, it's nothing."