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My One True Love by Evil Topaz

Format: Novella
Chapters: 3
Word Count: 6,985
Status: WIP

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

Genres: Drama, Romance, Angst
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Dumbledore, Lupin, Tonks, Draco, Fred, Ginny, OC
Pairings: Draco/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Remus/Tonks, Hermione/OC

First Published: 10/10/2006
Last Chapter: 07/17/2007
Last Updated: 07/17/2007

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Chapter 1: Hogwarts Express
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Did you ever realise that life is like a river?

It goes along smoothly until you come to a group of hard parts and then it all starts going rough.

Well that’s what happening to Hermione at the moment. She’s just gotten over a rough part and now it’s going smoothly; but there’s going to be a rough part again. She knows the rough part is coming, just not how rough it’s going to be…

She stood there on platform 9 ¾ wondering why on earth she’d agreed to do this.

What’s wrong with me. Why did I agree to do this? Head Girl’s one thing, but doing it Draco Malfoy. What was I thinking? I‘m only going to make a fool of--

Her thoughts were interrupted by the very familiar voices on two of her favourite boys.

“Hey, Hermione!” Ron shouted as he came running down the platform and giving her a hug.

“Hey, where’s Harry?” she answered back with a confused look on her face. Harry always went to the burrow for the last few week of the summer.

“Oh he’s just coming, mum’s giving him and Ginny a talk about not running away and stuff,” Ron answered, and by the look on Hermione’s face she hadn’t heard about the summer. “a couple of weeks ago they ran off somewhere and mum flipped. They didn’t come back till the next morning. So they might be there for another couple of minutes.”

“Oh. Right. Well did they tell you where they were?”

“No, they just said it was there own little place.”

“Well at least there happy.”

At that very moment Harry and Ginny came running across the platform with there cases. A few feet away from Hermione Harry dropped his and ran towards her. The next thing she new she was locked tight around a bundle of Harry and Ginny trying both to get to hug her.

“Oh my God, I missed you guys so much!”

“We missed you too” they both said in unison.

“How was your summer? It was France you went to, right?” asked Ron, starting to go red, embarrassed that he’d forgotten where she’d went even though she’d sent them all a letter every day.

“Yes Ronald, its was France I went to, and it was brilliant!” she laughed her way through the sentence because Harry was giving Ron a looked that said, ’how could you forget?’ as if he was trying to remind him about the letters with constant count-downs to her holiday in France.

Hermione walked on with her suitcase and was dreaming about the boy she had saw in the Eiffel tower. He was gorgeous! He had had long brown hair that blew in the wind and eyes deep brown like hers and slightly tanned skin.

She was dreaming about them, wondering what it would be like to be with him. What it would be like to walk down the street hand in hand, with everyone staring at the couple.

She was still walking along the platform when suddenly she was disturbed by a tapping on her shoulder.

“Er… Hermione I er… would like to er… ask you if you er…” Ron started until Hermione saw Harry and Ginny kissing on the platform and interrupted Rons constant stuttering.

“Aww, there so cute together, they were meant to be together, I wish I could find the one I’m meant to be with. What were you saying Ron?”

“Er nothing.” he gave up.

Hermione shrugged to herself and went back to her dream about the boy at the Eiffel tower.

They still had 30 minutes until the train came. Harry and Ginny caught up with them and they sat on a bench awaiting the Hogwarts Express. They sat there for a few minutes until they all heard a loud crack come from down the platform and then noticed that it was Tonks and she started to walk down the platform as she was greeted by the four teenagers, each giving her a hug.

Hermione was last to see her and then as she hugged her, her bubblegum pink hair flowing over Hermione’s face they were interupted as another loud crack came and Remus appeared in front of them and as they all went to hug him Tonks got to him first and as soon as they got to each other they started kissing.

As soon as they started everyone suddenly froze and slightly embarrassed. After all wouldn’t you find it weird if one of you past teachers started snogging in front of you? With one of your friends?

“We’ll just leave you two alone then” Hermione said to Tonks ad Remus as they finally broke apart. Then they looked at the four friends, with their cheeks blushing.

“No it’s ok we’re just coming” Tonks added after a few seconds.

They walked back to the bench that they were sitting at and sat back down but this time Hermione sat next to Harry with Ginny on the other side.

“So Harry, how was your summer?” Hermione asked to break the silence.

“Oh it was ok, nothing important happened.”

“Are you sure? Oh well.” Hermione sighed, she was starting to get bored waiting on the train. “So what about you Ginny? Anything exciting?”

“No nothing exciting, just the same boring summer holidays” Ginny answered and turned to Harry and they both blushed and turned away from each other.

A couple of minutes later the Hogwarts Express came along the tracks and everyone ran to get on and into there usual compartments.

“Bye Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny” said Tonks and Remus in unison giving each of them a hug before they left for the train.

“I’ll miss you!” Hermione said to Tonks as she hugged her.

“I’ll miss you too, Hermione” she replied, “have a good year.”

“I will.”

And with that they parted onto the Hogwarts Express and waved there goodbyes. After a couple of minutes the Hogwarts Express started to move they leaned out of the window of there usual compartment at the back of the train and waved and shouted there last goodbyes.

As soon as the train pulled its way through the tunnel they stat back in there seats and gave out a large sigh.

“Well that’s the last time we’ll ever have to do that. I can’t believe this is our last year at Hogwarts!” Hermione said to Ron and Harry. Ginny had left to sit with her other friends for a while.

As soon as she said that the compartment door opened and reviled tall, blond, muscular boy with a trade mark grin across his face.

“what do you want, Malfoy”

Chapter 2: Ron the Weasel, Malfoy the Perv and the Unexpected Dance
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soooo sorry this one took so long to come up! I’ve had French exams and English essays and hundreds of other things to do as well L I’m soooo sorry once again and I hope the next chappy will be up soon^_^ (I‘ve started the next chappy so it hopefully wont be as long a wait!)

disclaimer: I own nothing but the plot and any new charactersL J. K. Rowling’s head does not belong to me but if it did bad things would happen to the Harry Potter characters he he^_^

~*~*~Chapter 2~*~*~

“What do you want Malfoy?” Hermione asked with the smile suddenly being wiped from her face. ooh, he’s gotten a tan over the summer…..WHAT!? Did I just think that!? That’s not right! Way too scary! Hermione thought to herself as well as slapping herself internally.

She was distracted from her thoughts as Ron and Harry had stood up with there wands pointing out at Malfoy.

“Stop it you two and sit down. Now, I’m only going to ask once more, what do you want?” she asked with a slightly tired sound in her voice, not bothering to look back up at Malfoy, knowing that he would still have that grin on his face, the grin she had known to hate for the past six years.

“For one I would like you to stop being so rude and look at me when I am talking to you,” and with that she looked up at him with a scowl on her face, “and two, McGonagall wants to see us in the heads compartment.”

And with that she stood up to leave but was stopped by a hand on her wrist and by this time Malfoy had left. As she turned around she saw Ron hold her wrist.

“Ron I need to go, Professor McGonagall wants to see me.”

“What if it’s a trap ‘Moine? Remember its Malfoy.”

“Ronald you are being silly. I’m a big girl now, I can look after my self.” she finished and turned to leave but was stopped by yet another hand . “What now?” she sighed as she turned to see that it was Harry that had gotten her wrist this time.

“Ron’s right ‘Mione. It could be a trap. It is Malfoy were talking about here.”

“Oh, my god Harry! You’re taking Rons side!” she shouted loud enough for the other compartments to hear; and at that Rons ears turned red along with his face.

“We’re only trying to help Hermione! For gods sake woman! It’s not as if we’re telling you to hide in a hole the rest of your life!” Ron replied.

“Well if you were any more protective that’s what you’d be doing! You’re being over protective!” and after saying this she sighed and continued, “I know you two like to act like big brothers to me but this is just too protective. We’re in the Hogwarts Express. He can’t do anything to me while there are teachers in every other compartment and checking the halls. Now, I believe I’m about ten minutes late for Professor McGonagall’s meeting.” and with that she stormed off enraged that they thought she couldn’t look after herself.

I’m seventeen years old for Merlin’s sake! Can’t they just let me do my own thing for once?!, she thought to herself until she got to the Heads compartment. Then she stood and plastered a fake smile on her face when she saw Malfoy and Professor McGonagall sitting in the compartment waiting for her.

“Ah Miss Granger, you’ve decided to join us, and would you and Mr Weasley please keep your arguments to yourselves in the future. I believe the whole train heard that.” she said as Malfoy started to laugh quietly, but not quietly enough as Hermione had heard him snigger.

“Sorry, Professor. You wanted to see me?” she answered with her cheeks burning red from embarrassment and anger. At that very moment she felt like going to live in the hole she was arguing with Ron about.

“Well, what I wanted to tell you that, as you already know, you and Mr Malfoy are the head boy and girl. You will be sharing a common room located in the tower next to the Astronomy Tower.”

“I thought that tower was forbidden?” Hermione said with the confusion clearly marked on her face.

“Well it was until this year. There were many faults with the tower, but we decided to give the heads there own common room for a change as you were informed in you letter, and we got the tower fixed up and now it is perfectly safe for living in. It is also the second highest tower to Professor Dumbledore’s your password will be ‘liquorish lizards’, and you are free to change it whenever you wish but the other must be informed immediately after the change or the one of you that changed it will get detention for locking the other out. And believe me it wont be anything like an hours cleaning with Madam Pomfrey, it will be far worse! Now I’ll show you to the portrait after the feast and answer any questions there. Your first task just now is to hold the prefect meeting and tell them what to do when they first get back. I will now leave you two here to discuss what the topics for the meeting are, okay? Right I’ll be going now. If you need me I’ll be in the compartment two doors down.”

With that she left, leaving Hermione and Malfoy in the heads compartment. As soon as she closed the door they turned to each other and Malfoy smirked as Hermione scowled at him.

“Stop smirking would you. Now what are we going to talk to the prefects about. I was thinking just tell them to take the new first years to the tables as they are sorted into their houses and after the feast take them to their common rooms and-- Malfoy, stop staring at me would you?!”

She was wearing a very small mini denim skirt with tights and her boots and her new small, tight, lacy tank top which was great for her bust and figure.

“I don’t think McGonagall approves of your clothing choice, Granger. Better not wear that in the school or she might just freak. Mind you, I don’t mind you wearing the lacy top and mini skirt.” he replied.

She pulled her tank top up a little to hide the little of her cleavage that was showing. “Urgh! When will you grow up!? We need to go to the prefects now.” she said boiling up with anger and rage, her face turning slightly red. She tried to fix her skirt so it showed less of her legs. And then as if she could see him watching her she screamed, “And stop looking at my ass!” and turned to see Ron and Harry watching her and Malfoy, her face now turning even redder than it was. “Oh, hi Harry, Ron. You two didn’t happen to not hear that did you?”

“Oh we heard it perfectly!” Ron said now fuming with anger and his whole face turning crimson. Just then Ron leapt for Malfoy and started to kick him and punch him and Malfoy kicking and punching back.

By the time Harry and Hermione got them separated Ron had a black eye, a burst lip and a load of bruises and Malfoy had what looked like a broken nose, a back eye and quite a lot of bruises. By this time Harry was holding Ron back and Hermione was attempting to hold Malfoy back and Professor McGonagall was standing at the door fuming.

“What in Merlin’s name were you two doing?! Would someone kindly like to explain what happened?”

“Weasel boy here just leapt at me for no reason!”

“I did to have a reason, ferret! You were perving on Hermione!”


“I was not! Why would I perv on a filthy little mud--”

“MR MALFOY! We do NOT except language like that in Hogwarts! Now Mr Malfoy, Mr Weasley and Ms Granger come with me Mr Potter you can go now.”

And with that Harry left to go back to the compartment while the three were taken to the Professors compartment.

“Now could someone kindly explain what happened here?” McGonagall asked fuming with rage.

“Malfoy was pervin’ on Hermione!”

“RONALD! He was just trying to annoy me! You really shouldn’t take things so seriously!”

“And why would I perv on Granger, Weasel boy.”

“Don’t ask me! It was you that was doing it!”

“I was not!”

“Was too!”

“Was not!”

“Was too!”

“You want to prove that Weasel?”

“Fine I will, Hermione, would you please help me out here?”

By this time Malfoy and Ron were almost nose to nose until Ron had turned to talk to Hermione.

“Now boys,” she said as she stood up, and sighed before beginning again, “I’m sure we can work this out reasonably. Malfoy, were you perving on me?”


“Then why were you shouting ‘stop looking at my ass’ Mione!?”

“Its was a conversation we were having that you do not need to know about Ronald. So I think we’ve come to the conclusion that Malfoy was not perving on me, okay?”

“Mmm” Ron said while sitting down on the seat next to McGonagall with a pretty pissed off face.

“Thank you. Now, can we please go now Professor?” Hermione said turning to where McGonagall and Ron were sitting.

“Well you handled that pretty well Ms Granger, but you two are still being punished. You can both do detention with me for a week. Come to my office every night for the next week at 8 o’clock sharp. Now would Ms Granger and Mr Malfoy like to go to the Prefects compartment and start the meeting and you Mr Weasley can go back to your compartment.”

“Thank you Professor.”

Then the three headed off in there own ways, Hermione and Malfoy to the prefects compartment and Ron the other way.

“I’m sorry about Ron.” Hermione managed to get out on the whole way to the compartment. And all she got out of Malfoy was a scowl as they went into the compartment.

As soon as they went in they were stared at by a rather large group of eyes.

“You’re late.” said the very familiar voice of Pansy Parkinson, in a horrible dark voice directed towards Hermione until she saw Malfoy “Drakie! Oh! I’ve missed you so much! What happened to your nose and your eye!?” she said in a sickly sweet voice, that made Hermione want to vomit, while clinging on to Malfoy’s arm.

“Get off me Parkinson” He replied while shaking Pansy off his arm. And then she sat down with a very sad and rejected look on her face.

“Right, sorry about us being late, we were at--” she began until a loud bang came from the door to the compartment and walked in Ron with a very pissed off look on his face. “,thank you, Ronald, for joining us, now what was I saying again? Oh, yeah, well we were late because we were with Professor McGonagall, as was Ronald. Now, as the sixth years know, you have to patrol the corridors of your floor on your hour after curfew. There will also be a meeting in two weeks where Malfoy and myself will announce the Hogsmade trips and any Balls, I’m not sure but I think we have a choice of have at the most three Balls in one year, but we will have to discuss that at the next meeting. Okay, I think that’s all. Are there any questions?” she paused for a moment but no one lifted there hand, “Malfoy do you need to say anything?”

“No, because you basically hogged the whole meeting, Granger.” he said rather dully but not really upset at all.

“Yeah Granger! You should really let someone else talk in future. How you can manage to study and talk as much as you do and still have time for your so-called friends is way beyond me.” Pansy said in a rather mock voice.

“Well, maybe I wouldn’t need to talk so much if everyone paid attention the first time they are told. And if I were you I’d shut my mouth because I am really pissed off at the moment and this close to telling you what I really think of you and what I want to do to you but the problem is that I’ll probably get taken from my role as head girl for my language and actions but next time I won’t keep it in and you’ll be the one to suffer, okay, so now get out my sight before I get any angrier!!” Hermione literally screamed the last part as Pansy quickly and quietly left the compartment, obviously scared of what Hermione would do next if she didn’t leave.

“You may now go back to your compartments.” she said, fuming with anger and as she said that everyone except Ron, Ginny, Draco, and Blaise left the compartment. As soon as she saw that Blaise and Draco weren’t moving she sighed.

“I’m so pissed off at you two! Do you know how much you embarrassed me?!” she had started to shout at Ron and Draco. Ron looked embarrassed and turned bright red but Draco just smirked at her.

“I’m going to leave mate, I’m not staying to see what happens next. See ya. Oh, and Hermione, great job on Pansy, you‘re the first girl to actually face up to her. Well done.” Blaise said to Draco and Hermione and got up and left.

“Well, Granger, you made a great first impression on Blaise. I’m going back to the heads compartment.” Draco said just before leaving.

“RON! How could you just ATTACK him like that!? You know perfectly well he was just trying to annoy me! Merlin!” Hermione screamed at Ron before sighing and sitting on the nearest seat. “Just get out of my sight before I scream at you again.”

And with that Ron left the compartment very angry and slammed the door shut behind him. Hermione cried out in frustration before leaving to go the heads compartment to apologise to Malfoy for Rons actions.

As she entered she just muttered, “Hey,” and then sighed and continued whilst looking up at Malfoy and seeing his broken looking nose, “sorry about Ron being an arse. He’s just a bit too over-protective sometimes. Here, let me fix your nose.” and with that she got up and walked over to him and pointed her wand at him, and just as she muttered the spell under her breath. She noticed he was staring into her eyes and when she looked into his she though she saw a slight glimmer of kindness, but she pushed the thought to the back of her head.

Once his nose had healed completely she stood up and said, “There you go," she said. 'You can go back to being your arrogant self and gloating about your looks,' She thought to herself and then heard him say “Thanks” and with that she smiled to herself. She looked back at him and caught him staring at her again, and just as she was going to protest, a woman’s voice came from the speaker saying,

"Would all students note that, Albus Dumbledore has informed me that all students have not to change into there school robes, as this year there will be a muggle style party instead of a feast. Thank you, and that’s all."

Chapter 3: A New Friend and Sexy Dancing!
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Sooooo sorry it took me so long!!! Hope you all don’t hate me! Please R&R! Even if it’s terrible please review and tell me so! Next Chapter will be Quicker this Time! Thnx peeps ^_^!

~*~*~Chapter 3~*~*~

Would all students note that, Albus Dumbledore has informed me that all students have not to change into there school robes, as this year there will be a muggle style party instead of a feast. Thank you, and that’s all.

Hermione listened to the speaker carefully. It couldn’t be. There has never been a party instead of the feast before. look at it as a good thing Hermione she said to herself. you don’t have to change into those horrible school robes.

“That’s good. I hate the school robes. And I’ll get to see you in that skirt all night Granger.”

“Ugh Malfoy, don’t you ever think of anything else?”

“Well yes, but considering you’re sitting here next to me that’s all I can think about, just now anyway.” he replied smirking.

“If this party is anything like a ball then we will have to dance together first to start it off and if that’s going to happen I’m going to change my clothes. I don’t want you staring down my top all night.”

“Just take all the fun out of it why don’t you, Granger.” he said with the smirk still there.

“Mind you, if you promise not to, even though I know you will, but if you promise, I might just keep them on.” Hermione said with an equal smirk on her face.

“That I might do Granger.” she hated the way he used her last name so she thought of another proposition.

“Actually, I’ll only do it you promise to call my by my first name.”

“Mmm, that might be hard, but maybe I could do it if you did the same.”

“Okay then so shake on it.” they both shook hands on it and for the rest of the train ride they just sat and talked about any old random things.

Am I actually having a civil conversation with Malfoy? Or should I call him Draco? Well we did shake on it so I guess I have to call him Draco. She thought to herself happily. She preferred Draco to Malfoy anyway.

By the end of the train ride it was pitch black outside. Draco and Hermione went to the heads carriage smiling and laughing which confused a lot of people when the walked by.

It especially confused Harry, Ron and Ginny who saw them as the got out the train. They were walking to get to the heads carriage and Malfoy said something to her and she laughed and then Hermione said something and they both laughed. Ron saw this and started to become very angry.

“Harry? Is that Hermione that’s laughing with Malfoy?”

“Yes I think it is. What is she laughing with him? Why is she smiling at him? Wait, why is she even with him?” Harry said becoming angrier himself.

“Harry, you’re getting Ron angrier and you’ve seen him when he’s angry.” Ginny said to Harry while pointing to Rons red face.

“Sorry, but you can see them too right? It’s not just some weird thing me and Ron can see?”

“Yes I can see it too. Just forget about it and I’ll talk to her later. Okay you guys? Lets go.”

Harry and Ron let it drop for now but Ron wasn’t sure if he could handle seeing them like that again without blowing up in their faces about it and beating Malfoy to a pulp.


Hermione and Draco both walked into the hall and saw that it was the same as normal.

“What happened to the party?!” she asked no-one in particular.

“Dunno.” he said and turned to her. “ I guess I’ll see you later, Hermione.”

“You to, Draco.” she replied smiling at him and then she went to the Gryffindor table and sat in between Ron and Harry. “Hey guys, I wonder what happened about this party thing that’s supposed to be going on.”

She looked at them but they both just glared at her before turning away again. “What’s with you guys?” she asked but the didn’t answer. So she turned to her only female friend. “Okay… Ginny, could you explain what’s going on?”

“They’re just angry ’cause we saw you with Malfoy earlier and they seem to think that just because you can have a decent conversation with him that you’re sleeping with him now, or something along those lines.” she giggled and then looked back at her and Hermione saw a glimmer in her eyes saying something like ‘I‘m going to tell everyone about this later‘. “So what were you and Malfoy talking about then?”

“Nothing in particular, just some random things, you kn-” she was cut off as Dumbledore stood up and began the speech.

“Welcome back to another year at Hogwarts. I know you’ll all be excited to start the party but first we have to get through the sorting.” he said and just then McGonagall came through the doors with about 60 new first years. She put the stool and sorting hat down and started reading from a list of names.

“Abbot, Alisa” the very small girl walked up to stool and shakily put the sorting hat on her head. It sat there for about half a minute before the rip at the bottom opened up and shouted,

“HUFFLEPUFF!” and then a loud cheer came from that table and the little girl ran off to her sister, Hannah.

She tuned out until she heard the name Malfoy, Novanna. Draco doesn’t have a little sister, does he? she turned and saw a little girl with sleek, platinum hair walk up to the sorting hat and just as she was going to put it on the hat screamed,

“SLYTHERIN!” as soon as the hat said ‘Slytherin’ she jumped up and ran to Draco, hugged him and sat beside him.

She smiled to herself and tuned out again as the sorting continued. She tuned in again to hear about the party that was happening.

“Thank you, Professor McGonagall. And now about this party.” he said smiling to everyone, before looking at Hermione and the Draco with a Glint in his eye. “There will be a mixture of muggle and wizarding music, including a performance by The Weird Sisters. 1st to 6th years will go to their dormitories at 11 o'clock with a curfew of 12:30 at the latest, and 7th years go on to 1 o’clock and their curfew is 2 o’clock. Now would everyone like to stand, please.” he said and as soon as everyone had stood he waved his wand and the tables and chairs disappeared and were replaced with a long buffet at the back of the hall and some smaller tables at the sides of the rooms. The room became darker and a spot light was put on both Draco and Hermione. “Now, if our Head boy and Head girl for this year please give us an opening dance!”

Hermione shot Draco an ’I told you so’ look and they both walked out onto the dance floor.

“Draco.” she said, and as they took their positions a slow song started playing.

“Hermione.” he replied to her. And smiled, a genuine smile! Oh, my gosh! He’s so cute when he smiles!… wait, NO! Stop it brain!!! No. Get OUT! Nah, I’ll stay right here. Fine, just don’t talk. Okie dokie! she was cut off from her self argument and when Draco whispered in her ear.

“Glad you kept your part of the agreement.” he whispered huskily.

“Mmm.” was all she said. She was sinking into the dance and as she looked up into his eyes she noticed that he was looking strait at her too. She sunk into his eyes and they both leaned closer and soon they were so close that their lips were almost touching and just as they were about to kiss an applause broke out and shook them from their dream worlds. They noticed that the music had stopped so they ended their slow dance and broke apart and smiled at each other embarrassed at what they had almost done I front of everyone.

“Very well done, thank you Mr Malfoy and Miss Granger!” he said while clapping. “Now everyone, I hope you to enjoy the party and here is our Dj for tonight!” he said putting his hand in the direction of the place where the staff table normally was but know there was a Dj and all his music stuff on top of a stage. The music started playing and just as Draco and Hermione were about to start dancing again they heard a small cough and tuned to see a miniature, female version of Draco.

“Excuse me, Miss Granger, but could I please have a dance with my big brother?” she said in a sickly sweet voice.

“Novie!” said Draco as he hugged his little sister. “Hermione, this is my little sister, Novanna.”

“Nice to meet you.” Novanna said and shook Hermione’s hand.

“Same to you.” said Hermione but she was sure that she saw Novanna wipe her hand on her t-shirt behind her back afterwards.

“See yah.” said Draco as he started dancing with his little sister.

Hermione went over to the buffet table and saw Harry and Ron.

“Hey guys, what’s up? Why aren’t you dancing? I’m sure you’ve had loads of offers” she sniggered behind a bottle of butterbeer.

“Oh, shut up and go dance with Malfoy or something.” Ron said while glaring at her.

“I would but Draco’s dancing with his little sister.” she smirked at Ron.

“Shut up.” he said. “And plus, I don’t see any guys cuing for a dance with you.”

But just as he said that a 6th year boy Hermione had never seen before asked her to dance.

“Looks like my cue’s starting Ronald.” she giggled and took the boy hand and danced with him. She made herself look very sexy because she knew that Ron was watching and she wanted to make him jealous. At the end she said thank you and went back over to Ron and Harry, who were still standing at the same place, but she knew Harry had been asked to dance by Romilda Vane and after a while gave up and went to dance with her.

“Hey again. So has anyone asked you to dance yet?” she once again asked Ron, but the only answer was him mumbling something his ears turning red.

“Actually, I have just danced.” said Harry, while smiling to himself.

“Yeah with Romilda!” scoffed Ron.

“It’s still one more than you have Ronald!” said Hermione. She smirked as she thought of something she could do to annoy him further.

“Hey, Ron? You saw me dancing right? Well do think I was intimate enough or do you think I should do this?” she asked and grabbed Harry and started dancing with him, while rubbing her hands up and down his arms and made sure she was as close to him as possible so that their bodies were touching in a very intimate way. Harry decided to join in and started to go along with it.

“Yeah, Ron, I think this is better don’t you?” he asked and pulled Hermione’s head closer to his and they started a very intimate dance together. Ron’s face started to very red and after a couple of seconds there was a small crowd watching them and it kept growing until everyone was watching them in their intimate dance. They kept going and once the song ended they got a very loud applause and Harry took her hand, bent over and gave it a light kiss and then they went back over to Ron Who wouldn’t talk to either of them.

After that Harry and Hermione had no problem getting people to dance with them. Harry went and enjoyed the fact that he was carefree for once and enjoyed himself on the dance floor whereas Hermione turned down most people and sat with Ron. She got really bored at one point and vowed that she would dance with the next person who asked her. The problem was that it was Neville.

“Ehm, Hermione? Would you, eh, like to, eh… dance with me?” he stuttered. Hermione turned and saw Ron sniggering and glared at him.

“Of course Neville. I’d love to!” she said and went onto the dance floor with him.

They started dancing but Neville was as stiff as a board and kept standing on her toes. After the third time Neville got frustrated with himself and gave up.

“I’m sorry Hermione, I’m a terrible dancer and I should never have asked you.” he said and started to walk away for the dance floor.

“No!” she said and grabbed his arm and pulled him back. “You’re not going to give up now! You had enough courage to ask me so were going to dance for at least a whole song! You just need to loosen up!” she said and grabbed his arms and put them around her waist and then put her arms around his neck. “Now just relax and let your body follow the beat of the song. I mean come on! I’m Professor Snape! I’m not going to grade you on your dancing!”

“I heard that Miss Granger!” said Snape who was dancing just behind them with Professor Sinistra. The two Professors soon moved away and Hermione and Neville burst out laughing.

“That was so funny!” she laughed. “Was that actually Snape? Dancing?!” she continued. She noticed that Neville was dancing really well now. It was a simple rhythmic dance but at least he wasn’t standing on her feet anymore.

“See! You’re a brilliant dancer! You just need to relax.” just then the ended and Hermione went back to Ron and Harry, and Neville said something about going to find Luna.

Just then Dumbledore got up on the stage and started talking.

“It is now 11 o’clock so I would like all 6th years and bellow to leave the great hall and everyone to be in their common rooms in an hour and a half. Thank you.”

After ten minutes the hall had cleared and all that were left were the 7th years.

“Now for the first hour will be songs from some of the worlds most famous night clubs and the last hour will be slow songs. Also because you have all become of age to drink the blue punch will be alcoholic and the red punch will be non-alcoholic. Now, enjoy!” said Dumbledore and some club songs started to play as the whole hall erupted into cheers.

After about half an hour quite a few people were drunk already and two of the people happened to be Lavender Brown and Dean Thomas who were enjoying themselves. Hermione was a bit tipsy and listened to what they were doing but didn’t stop any of it.

“He he, you so funny Dean!” giggled Lavender.

“I know!” he said while laughing. “I bet you can’t do a confundling sharm! I mean charm!”

“I can so do a confudly sharm!” replied Lavender and took out her wand and muttered a word at Dean and he seemed like he had lost all of his memory. “Oopsies! Too strong! Oh well!” she said and walked away.

“Where am I? what am I doing here? Oh… look! An orange!” exclaimed Dean as he walked over to the buffet table.

Hermione sniggered and turned back to Ron and Harry who were talking about, what else? Quiddich!

“I’m bored! Can one of you come and dance with me?” she asked the boys.

“Not after I’ve seen the way you dance!” exclaimed Ron.

“My legs hurt!” whined a semi-drunk Harry.

“Fine then!” she huffed and turned her back to them. She was about to walk away when she heard her name being called.

“Hermione. I’ll dance with you.” she turned and noticed that it was Draco.

“Okay, thank you!” she replied and she glared at Ron and Harry but never notice Draco smirk at them on his way to the dance floor with Hermione.

By this time they were half way through the slow songs and they only had half an hour left. Draco and Hermione danced for the rest of the slow songs, Draco with his arms around her waist and Hermione with hers around his neck.

After the last song Draco walked Hermione to the Gryffindor common room and then they realised that they had their own common room. They walked to where McGonagall had said that their room was and when they got there they spent about an hour trying to remember the password. It was really hard because they were both a bit drunk.

Eventually they got the right password and got in to their rooms. They didn’t pay any attention to their living quarters they just sat in front of the fire and talked.

I can’t believe how easy it is to talk to him! Not like Ron and Harry, who I can’t tell anything unless I want criticism. she thought and stared at his gorgeous features.

I can’t believe I can actually hold a civil conversation with her! Wow! When did this happen? And when did she become so beautiful

They sat at the fire and talk until the early hours of the morning before they both went up to their bedrooms and that’s when they realised how tired they were and as soon as their heads hit the pillows they fell into a peaceful slumber.

Author’s Note: I’d just like to say thank you to some people for helping me with this chapter:

Cayce (Gryffindor1992), for encouraging me to continue with this story, Thank you!!!

Katie (mad_4_hp_123), for helping with certain parts of this chapter and coming up with the part with the orange! Thank you!!!

And thank you every one else who has reviewed and gave me all of your support! Thank you all!

Novanna xxx