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Truth, or Dare? by MeltingSnow

Format: Novel
Chapters: 20
Word Count: 34,343
Status: COMPLETED

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

Genres: Mystery, Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Narcissa, Draco
Pairings: Draco/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Ron/Lavender, Harry/Hermione, Ron/Luna

First Published: 09/25/2010
Last Chapter: 02/12/2012
Last Updated: 02/12/2012

Summary:






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When one loves another, but find out they've been lied to, what will they do? But what will the third person do when he finds out the others still love each other?


Chapter 15: NEWT Results and a Present

Sorry for the very short chapter. I will try and make the next chapter longer. And I am very, very, very sorry for the long wait. I have been busy with the school work as well as beginning my new Dramione story. Everyone needs love. I will let you know when I have posted it! Hope you can read it!
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Chapter 15: NEWT Results and a Present

Hogwarts returned back to normal after three days. Except it felt odd without seeing Dumbledore around the school. On the second day of the war, there was a funeral. Every single wizard or witch or creature Dumbledore knew was invited.

“So let the wizard who fought Lord Voldemort remain in our hearts forever.”

These were the words that sent almost every girl crying.

“I can’t believe Dumbledore’s dead. He was such a, a, a wonderful headmaster,” Hermione said after the funeral.

Harry, Ron and Draco all nodded solemnly. Two girls walked passed them and they kept staring at Draco and Harry, giggling.

“Oh please, stop staring!” Hermione snapped at them.

Draco and Harry had become the heroes who killed Voldemort. It was always known that Harry would be the one, but it was very unnatural for Draco. Especially a Slytherin who was constantly fighting with Harry Potter. So, since the war, Hermione would be constantly seen snapping at people to stop staring at her boyfriend. Harry and Draco also got on better terms. Seeing they defeated Voldemort together, but they were still not friends, or anything. They were just much more politer towards each other.

Because of the war, the NEWT results were delayed to the week after, and the seventh years, were unfortunately not able to have a proper graduation ceremony, but they did not care. Lord Voldemort was finally dead, and that was every Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw’s biggest wish.

One day into the last week for the year sevens, their NEWT results came. Every seventh year was told to stay behind in the great hall after lunch that day, and Professor McGonagall called them one by one in roll order to go up and receive their results. After Harry, Hermione, Ron and Draco (he had been spending a lot of time with them since the war) all received their roll of parchment with their results they all retreated to Harry and Hermione’s common room. It was very tense between all of them, and they all just stared at each other in silence.

Hermione broke the silence.

“Erm, do you guys want to open it now?”

“Yeah, we’ll quickly get over and done with. On the count to three, together then?”

Hermione, Draco and Ron nodded in agreement. Draco was paler than usual, Hermione was shaking so that her piece of parchment nearly fell out of her hands. Harry was breathing very deeply and seemed to have lost his voice. Ron looked very green and looked like as if he might puke all over them.

“Well, good luck. One,”

They all looked down at their piece of parchment.

“Two,”

They readjusted their parchment so that they could see the seal sealing the parchment closed.

“Three.”

There was a shuffling as the pieces of parchment opened.

Hermione looked down and quickly scanned it. She nearly fainted.

Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test

HERMIONE JEAN GRANGER

Pass Grades:

Outstanding - O
Exceeds Expectations - E
Acceptable - A

Fail Grades:

Poor - P
Dreadful - D
Troll - T

Lessons Examined: Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions and Transfiguration

To pass NEWTS, you will need to earn a pass for at least three quarters of your exam. Fail to do so, you will require to stay at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for another year and attend NEWTS once more.

Results:

Ancient Runes – O
Arithmancy – O
Astronomy – O
Charms - O
Defence Against the Dark Arts – O
History of Magic – O
Potions - O
Transfiguration – O


Hermione couldn’t believe it. She continued to stare at her sheet of parchment.

(*)

Draco looked down at his sheet of parchment.

Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test

DRACO LUCIUS MALFOY

Pass Grades:

Outstanding - O
Exceeds Expectations - E
Acceptable - A

Fail Grades:

Poor - P
Dreadful - D
Troll - T

Lessons Examined: Ancient Runes, Astronomy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Divination, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions and Transfiguration

To pass NEWTS, you will need to earn a pass for at least three quarters of your exam. Fail to do so, you will require to stay at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for another year and attend NEWTS once more.

Results:

Ancient Runes – E
Astronomy – E
Charms – O
Defence Against the Dark Art – O
Divination – A
Herbology - E
History of Magic – A
Potions – O
Transfiguration – E


Though he had not expected an O for Defence Against the Dark Arts, Draco still felt slightly proud of himself. He had passed. All of them.

(*)

Harry stared down at his results. Scanning it.

Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Exams

HARRY JAMES POTTER

Pass Grades:

Outstanding - O
Exceeds Expectations - E
Acceptable - A

Fail Grades:

Poor - P
Dreadful - D
Troll - T

Lessons Examined: Astronomy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions and Transfiguration

To pass NEWTS, you will need to earn a pass for at least three quarters of your exam. Fail to do so, you will require to stay at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for another year and attend NEWTS once more.

Results:

Astronomy – A
Charms – O
Defence Against the Dark Arts – O
Herbology – E
Potions – E
Transfiguration – E


Wow, he had gotten two outstandings, and he passed all his subjects. Harry could not believe it. Harry turned to Ron, who was still looking at his parchment, with a horrified expression on his face. Harry had a feeling this wasn’t good.

“Ron? Are you okay?” Ron said nothing, but thrust his piece of parchment under Harry’s nose.

Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test

RONALD BILIUS WEASLEY

Pass Grades:

Outstanding - O
Exceeds Expectations - E
Acceptable - A

Fail Grades:

Poor - P
Dreadful - D
Troll - T

Lessons Examined: Astronomy, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions and Transfiguration

To pass NEWTS, you will need to earn a pass for at least three quarters of your exam. Fail to do so, you will require to stay at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for another year and attend NEWTS once more.

Results:

Astronomy – P
Charms – A
Defence Against the Dark Arts – O
Herbology – P
Potions – D
Transfiguration – E


Harry looked at Ron, who looked back at him.

“Just one step. One step away and I wouldn’t have needed to stay another year,” Ron swore.

“Good try Ron. You nearly got there,” Harry replied sympathetically.

Hermione, who was hugging Draco and congratulating turned around.

“What happened?” She asked concerned.

Harry handed Hermione the parchment. She furrowed her eyebrows as she read it. She looked back at it and her expression changed. Her eyes widened. Draco also turned to look. He looked as if he was about to laugh, but Hermione nudged him in the ribs.

“Ron...I’m so sorry.”

“No, there’s no need. If I wasn’t so thick in the first place..”

“You’re not thick.” It wasn’t Hermione or Harry who had spoken that. It was Draco. Harry, Hermione and Ron all looked at him in surprise. “ You just didn’t try your best.”

Harry, Hermione and Ron all stood there flabbergasted. None of them had ever thought he would say something not criticising to Ron. Soon, they all recovered.

“Um well…” Harry began.

“Oh well, I’ll just stay another year. There could be some ups staying at Hogwarts again!” Ron tried to sound cheerful, but nothing could hide the sadness.

“Think on the bright side Ron! You still have Ginny!” Hermione said as brightly as she could.

“Yeah right. She’ll probably just make fun of me.”

“No she won’t!” Hermione said defiantly.

“And, Hermione and I, can open the shop we talked about after the exams, then you can come visit us, and vice versa!” Harry said, also trying to sound cheerful.

“Yeah I guess… Where are you going to get the gold though?” Ron asked.

“From me of course.” They all turned to Draco again. Surprised.

“In case you haven’t noticed Weasley, my family is very rich. Father and mother give me anything I want. Including money.”

“Draco, that’s really sweet of you. But I can always just ask my uncle. He gives me anything.”

“Well, think about it. If I give you the gold, you can save up the bother to change the money. In fact, it would be even more simple if I just bought a shop for you.”

“There’s no need for that!”

“Yes there is, I have just noticed, since our relationship began, I have not given you anything. Please take it.”

“But-“

“For me?”

“But-“

“Please?’ Draco looked at Hermione, almost with pleading eyes.

Hermione looked back at him for a few seconds.

“Alright.”
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