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A/N- Hey guys. I didn't have anything to do so I typed up 20 & 21. Sorry about the long wait with my chapters all then time. I can't seem to get rid of this cold that I've had since November. Oh well.

**ATTENTION** At the time of this being posted it is un-beta'd. I'm sorry for any mistakes but I wanted to get this to you as soon as I could after leaving you on such a cliffy. :o)

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Chapter Twenty

*Hermione*


I walked back into the Great Hall holding back tears. I grabbed my bag with shaking hands.

“Are you alright ‘Ne?” Ginny asked. Afraid that if I opened my mouth to talk a sob would replace words, I merely shook my head. My mind was racing as I walked up to my common room. I thought back to the conversation:

”Look Hermione, I really need your help.” Ron said running his hand nervously through his hair.

“Why would I help you Ron?” I asked.

“Because this is something major and I don’t know anyone else to go to.” HE said, looking everywhere except me.

“What Ron?” I asked.

“Pansyispregnantwithmychild.” He mumbled.

“What?” I asked again, not understanding.

“Pansy is having a child. I’m the father.” He said much slower.

I laughed. “She did the same thing to Draco, she’s not pregnant.” I told him.

His face drained of color, “I watched her take the test. Pomphrey check her out too.” He said.

“Very funny Ron,” I said glaring at him. We stood staring at each other for a few seconds. The pleading look in his eyes told me he wasn’t kidding, and that this wasn’t some form of a sick joke. I rushed to the great hall to get my bag before my tears fell.


I looked up to see I was standing in front of Sir Luke.

“Are you alright there Ms Granger? You’ve been standing there for a while now.” He said, causing me to fully come out of my comatose state.

I nodded, opening my mouth to state the password when I heard someone say it from behind me. I turned to look at Draco, standing behind me, concern oozing from all of his features, his brow knitted in concentration trying to diagnose a reason with only studying me. An idea flashed in my mind. ‘I know what I need’ I thought smiling slightly. ‘I need to forget all of this’. I walked into the common room ignoring Draco questioning looks and walking meaningfully into his room and searched under his bed. A smile lit my features triumphantly when I found it. I reached for Draco’s firewhiskey and drank a sixth of it in one gulp.

“How in bloody hell did you know that was there?” Draco asked taking the bottle from me.

“Pansy is pregnant because of you.” I told him, ignoring his question.

He smiled, “Who’s the lucky bloke?”

“The guy I’m in love with.” I stated glaring at him.

The color drained from his face, “You mean?”

“Yup,” I growled.

A pitying expression took over his face and he hand the firewhiskey back to me. I took another gigantic swig, enjoying the burning of my throat masking the breaking of my heart.

“Careful, I don’t want you dead or sick.” Malfoy said taking the bottle back and taking a drink. I could already feel it, granted I had already drunk a third of the bottle. I went into Malfoy’s drawer and grabbed a pair of boxers. I changed out of my jeans and into them as Malfoy raised an eyebrow at me.

“You alright Granger?” he asked.

“Just fine,” I said smiling and taking the bottle back for another plentiful gulp.

“If you’re getting drunk then I’m joining.” Draco said taking the bottle and taking a drink. I walked over close to him. ‘He’s cute, why haven’t I hooked up with him yet? ’ my mind asked, searching for a logical answer.

“You can join me in anything.” I told him winking at him. I carefully walked down the stairs to the common room. I took a victory drink when I made it down safely. I felt a warm body press against my back and I leaned on them, allowing them to take the bottle.

“You’re drinking all of my whiskey.” Draco said with his breath hot on my ear.

“I’m sorry; I’ll make it up to you.” I told him. I turned around to see a shirtless Draco and all I wanted to do was feel his muscles. I made a grab for the bottle but he held it high above his head. I pouted and stuck out my bottom lips. He leaned in and bit my lip. I smiled mischievously at him.

“Can I have the bottle back?” I asked.

“Nope.” He said grinning.

“Please?” I asked before kissing him.

“Okay, I guess.” He said handing me the bottle. I chugged what was left and Draco smirked at me.

I woke up the next morning in silk sheets. ‘Draco’s Bed’ my mind decided. I groaned. It hurt to think. I opened my eyes to see Draco climbing out of bed.

“Draco!” I almost yelled, only to groan moments later from the amount of noise. He turned to look at me, still half asleep. I felt my jaw drop. “You’re naked!” I exclaimed.

He looked down at himself and nodded. “So I am.” I heard myself giggling. “That tends to happen a lot.” He told me putting on a pair of boxers. He went into the bathroom and came out a minute later and handed me a potion.

“Memory potion?” I asked.

“Hangover remedy, why would you think I would want you to forget seeing me naked?” He winked at me then drank a vile of potion. I rolled my eyes and drank the potion. Draco eyed me from head to toe then smirked. I looked down to see I was in my bra and panties; I grabbed to cover myself with a sheet. He laughed and threw me a shirt.

“Why weren’t you wearing anything?” I asked almost scared of the answer.

“I’m a naked drunk.” He said shrugging as if it was nothing.

“Did we do anything?” I asked.

He laughed. “No, you wanted to though. ‘Didn’t know you felt that way about me Granger.” He said before walking down to common room. I followed him.

“Wait. You’re telling me that I threw myself at you and you turned me down?” I asked. He nodded.

“As much as I want you, I’d rather you be willing on your own, not alcohol induced. I didn’t drink as much as you did. You got upset when I pushed you away but seemed to recover when my clothes happen to disappear, so I figured that worked.” He told me.

I felt a blush creep over my face and features.

“I learned a lot about you too.” He added walking over to me.

“Like what?” I challenged.

“You like my penis for one.” He told me giving me a toothy grin, I swatted at him, hitting his chest. “And I learned that kissing you right here-“ he kissed my neck, biting it lightly and my knees gave out. “-makes you weak in the knees. And that you’re most ticklish on the roof of your mouth.” He leaned in and kissed me, part my lips and running his tongue lightly over the roof of my mouth. I shivered. He pulled away smirking. “And your biggest turn on it my smirk.” He finished.

“That last one is wrong.” I told him. He raised his eyebrows at me. “I like your smile better.”

“I’ll remember that.” He told me coyly.

“Did I learn anything about you?” I asked.

He laughed. “Yeah, too bad you don’t remember.”

“I do remember a few things.” I said searching through my still slightly foggy thoughts. I ran my fingers through his hair and he closed his eyes, “You love when I play with your hair. Your biggest turn on is biting.” I said before nibbling his collarbone. “And you love it when I use your smirk, not to mention you love the fact that I like your penis.” I told him smirking.

“Not true about the smirk.” He whispered with his voice husky.

“Is so,” I said smirking at him. He leaned in and captured my mouth with his. I smiled against his lips, bringing my hands to the back of his neck, lacing my fingers through his silk hair. We pulled apart looking at each other for a few moments. Our eyes locked then someone knocked on the door, neither one of us moved.

“Hermione! I need to talk to you!” They called. I felt my stomach drop and I looked away, losing our unannounced battle.

“I’ll talk to this git.” Draco stated sneering, walking toward the door.

“No!” I told him. He ignored me. “Draco Malfoy get your cute arse back here!” I stated sternly.

“You think my arse is oomph!” He started, only to be cut off by me tackling him to the ground.

“Hermione!” Ron called from outside the door. I looked down at Malfoy.

“I don’t want to talk to him.” I stated.

“I was going to talk to him. You don’t have to. He said flipping us both over so he was on top. “Don’t worry.” He said before kissing my forehead then got up and walked to the portrait. He was still in his boxers and I in his shirt. An idea formed in my head.

“What do you want weasel?” Draco asked annoyed upon throwing the door open.

“I…uhm…is uh…I need to talk to Hermione.” Ron said.

“She’s still in bed.” Draco said. I took that as my cue and walked up to Draco, wrapping my arms around his waist from behind, resting my head lazily on his shoulder.

“Are you coming back?” I asked him.

“Hermione I need to talk to you.” Ron said.

“Mmm, later.” I mumbled sticking my finger in the elastic waist band of Draco’s boxers.

“Drayyyy-co” I whined, pouting. Ron now had a full few of me and his jaw dropped as I tried pulling Draco away.

“No, the Weasel needs to talk to you.” Draco said tilting his head toward Ron.

“It c-c-c-an wait.” Ron stuttered.

“See, it can wait. Let’s go back to bed.” I said grinning mischievously at him.

“Later Weasel.” Draco said turning and closing the portrait. “Didn’t want to talk to him my arse,” He growled at me.

“I didn’t want to talk to him.” I stated plainly.

“You do realize that’s twice in the past week that you’ve used me to make him jealous right?” Draco stated walking slowly to me like a predator stalking its prey. “And last night you promised you would make up for drinking all of my firewhiskey.”

“I will pay you back.” I told him. “A promise is a promise after all.”

Malfoy came closer to me.

“I’m not going to shag you Malfoy. I never said how I would pay you back. I’ll buy you another bottle or two or something.” I told him. He pouted at me. I laughed and walked to my room. I grabbed some clothes and went to shower. I got out of the shower and put on pajama pants and a tank top, drying my hair straight. I went down to the common room to see Draco, Blaise and Harry sitting around on the couches talking.

“Hey Hermione” Blaise said spotting me first.

“Hi boys” I said sitting on the couch next to Harry. “Aren’t you three getting close, it’s kind of scary.”

Draco laughed. “Potter is fine when he isn’t trying to be the hero and save the world every second.”

I smiled. “Malfoy is still an arse though.” Harry joked as Blaise agreed.

“Awe, poor Drakie, everyone is picking on you!” I teased.

“I think I can handle it Granger.” He said smirking.

“How do you not fall over with that big ego of yours?” Blaise asked.

“Muscle.” Draco said flexing. I rolled my eyes.

“I’m going, later boys.” I said grabbing my school robes.

Draco followed me to the door. “Where are you going?” he asked.

“To walk about the castle, maybe to talk to Ginny,” I decided.

“What if you run into you-know-who” Draco whispered. I laughed.

“Voldemort is dead Draco, I don’t have any worries of running into him.” I stated still giggling.

“Not him, Ron” he clarified.

“I didn’t know he was a ‘you-know-who’ now.” I giggled. “Don’t worry. If I see him coming I’ll leave the other way or hex him. Nothing to worry about, I’m the brightest witch of our class.” I told him. He looked at me, his eyes searching mine. ‘Why is he worrying?’ my mind questioned.

“Don’t worry.” I said kissing him on the cheek before turning to leave. “Trust me” I called over my shoulder smirking and winking at him. He shook his head and went back to talk to Harry and Blaise. I sighed and wandered the halls. I hadn’t noticed how much I needed alone time to think until I was actually alone. I found an alcove down the way from the Great hall and sat in it, moving as far away from the opening as I could. I brought my knees up to my chest and rested my chin on them. I took a deep breath to steady myself when all of a sudden all the emotions I had been holding back by being strong came flooding back, bringing on a surge of memories and tears.

“Hermione, dear, you’re not as strong as you thought.” I lectured myself.

I began thinking of Ron and my parents and of everything that had been happening to me lately. I leaned my head back onto the wall behind me and closed my eyes, the tears flowing freely. I heard someone shuffle in next to me. I opened my eyes to see glowing blonde hair and I knew it was Draco. He didn’t say anything, he just picked up my hand and safely held in within his own, interlocking our fingers. I leaned over and laid my head on his shoulder. After a long time, my eyes refused to let out anymore tears. Exhausted, I looked over at Draco, whom stared at me intently.

“Thanks,” I whispers, my voice hoarse. He nodded then kissed the tip of my nose. I leaned my head back onto his shoulder and drifted into a deep, no dream sleep. When I woke up I was in my bed in my dorm. I looked around only to see Draco sleeping in the chair next to my bed. He started to move and winced, slowly opening his eyes.

“Come here.” I said holding the sheets open. He climbed in next to me and I softly began to rub his back. “That chair must kill your back.” I said sighing. He just groaned as an answer. Draco looked at me as I rubbed his back.

“What?” I asked upon noticing his stare.

“Are you okay?” He asked.

“Yeah, I just needed a break from being strong, everything got to be too much.” I said sighing. He smiled slightly at me.

“Don’t ever think you need to hide yourself from me.” He told me.

“I know, but I needed some time to myself.” I told him, my hands running up his spine to his hair. He closed his eyes and grinned in comfort as my fingers laced through his hair. I sighed deeply and looked out the window. It was snowing; the first snow of the year. I couldn’t hide my smile and Draco’s eyebrows raised in question.

“It’s snowing!” I whispered excitedly.

“I hate snow” He groaned.

“How did I know?” I questioned myself aloud.

“Its cold, and there’s no possible way for anyone, even a Malfoy, to look sexy in three layers of clothing.” He stated.

“I doubt you don’t look sexy in any type of clothing Malfoy.” I smirked getting up.

“My ego thanks you Granger. Hey, where are you going?” He asked sitting up.

“To play in the snow,” I said pulling on a hat. Draco rolled his eyes at me and fell back onto the bed.

“You’re coming too.” I told him grabbing him by the arm and pulling him off of the bed.

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*Disclaimer- Everything you don't recognise form the books is mine.***

A/N- 21 Should be up soon after this. :o)

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