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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 12: We could keep it a secret

After much debating, I finally convinced Draco to go to bed early. He reluctantly agreed."You're right love."He said, wrapping his arms around me."Maybe all I need is a good night's sleep."
"Exactly, you'll feel much better in the morning."He smiled at me.

"What would I ever do without you?"
" Don't worry about that, I'm not going anywhere."He kissed me then, but with a different passion than usual. Mostly when he kissed me, it was to show off, another way of saying "Look what I can do!" But this time, it was different, this time, he didn't care who was watching, this time, it was real.Feeling the urge to jump him then and there, I break away. He seems a little shocked, but not upset. In fact, he smiled and brushed the hair away from my eyes.

"Good Night Draco."
"Good Night Natalee."
He squeezed my hand and turned to go upstairs.As I watched him walk away, I felt my heart sink, I had never lied to Draco before, and I certainly didn't want to start now.I laid awake in my bed for what seemed like hours, debating the pros and cons of seeing Harry. On the positive side, I could gain a meaningful relationship with him and make up for the years we lost.

But, on the other hand, I would be lying to Draco and running the risk of losing him. I couldn't decide, so I closed my eyes,willing sleep to come. Maybe if I fall asleep, I'd have an excuse for not showing up. That didn't work either because as soon as I closed my eyes, I saw Harry's face. Stop it Natalee, a voice in my head said to me. You are Draco's girlfriend! Your heart belongs to Draco Malfoy, not Harry Potter. But, then again, it wouldn't hurt if I just went walking because I couldn't sleep and just happen to "bump into him" in the owlery.

I sat up in my bed, that is enough! I'm going to go to Harry, but only to tell him that I can't see him anymore. I got out of my bed and pushed two pillows under the covers, just in case someone woke up. Putting my shoes on, I creeped past my room mates and into the hallway, which is particularly creepy in the dark. When I reached the steps to the owlery, I stopped to sneak a look at the clock, it was 11:47. I walked quietly up the stairs so that Harry couldn't hear me, in case I wanted to bolt.

At first, I thought I was off the hook because there was no one there, but then I saw him, he was standing behind a big mound of owl droppings, poking them with a stick. I cleared my throat and he looked up. "I was beginning to think you weren't coming."He said."I thought so too."

He jumped up on the window sill and I sat next to him. There was a silence, neither of us knew what to say, then finally, he turned to me.
"Did you get my note okay?"
"Yes, you almost got me into big trouble with Draco."
"Yeah, he looked pretty ticked... priceless."
"It's not funny Harry. Draco is my boyfriend and as much as you don't like him, he is and you can't change that. Which is why I have come to tell you that I can't meet you like this. It isn't fair to him."
"But, we just won't tell him, we can keep it a secret."

I shook my head."I can't lie to him."
"How anyone can care about Malfoy is beyond my comprehension."
"You don't know Draco the way I do!"
I said firmly, instantly Harry realized that he shouldn't have said that.
"Look, I'm sorry. I really am, but this whole thing is so new to me. I never in a million years thought that you would end up with Malfoy."
"Well I am so deal with it."

My eyes filled up with tears and I brushed them away with the back of my hand."I knew this was a bad idea, I have to go now."
"No wait."There was a softness in his voice, I turned around to look at him. "Why?"
"Because you can't just leave me. We've been given a second chance, you and me. I'm not ready to let you go again. I'm not that strong."
I smiled through a new wave of tears. This time, he brushed them away with his thumb.

"that is the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me."He smiled."So you'll stay?"I took a deep breath. "Yes, but on one condition."
"Name it."
"You can't tell Draco."
"That definatley won't be a problem."