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The Christmas Enchantment
By: GryffindorGirl153


But, Hermione started looking down at what she was wearing. I can’t pay for this. She was right. Hermione only had a little money with her and this dress was expensive. VERY EXPENSIVE. Draco told her to take the gown off, and Hermione changed back into her normal clothes. Draco paid for the dress and Hermione insisted on taking it back but he wouldn’t hear of it.

Thank you. Hermione said.

“So, what are you planning to be?” Draco asked. Hermione and Draco both walked the streets of Hogsmeade carrying a shrunken size of Hermione’s dress. Ginny went to find Harry and Ron after they finished buying heir gowns for tomorrows ball.

When I grow up? She asked.

“Yeah,” Draco answered.

Maybe a healer. Hermione answered. Maybe an Auror.

“Auror?” Draco laughed. “I’d expect that from you,”

Where exactly are we going? Hermione asked when she noticed that they were walking aimlessly.

“Don’t you just like to walk around?” Draco asked walking into a park near by. “Not knowing where you’re going?”

Hermione chuckled. I Never expected those words to come out of your mouth.

“We can’t expect anything from each other can we?” He said. “I mean, we barely know each other,”

I guess so. She saw swings and grinned before running towards them and sitting down. Draco went behind her and pushed lightly making Hermione go up in the air.

“Name 10 things you like,” Draco asked.

Where did this come from? She asked.

“Well, since we don’t know anything about each other,” He continued. “Might as well start,”

She laughed and answered his question. 10 things I like? She went higher and higher in the air as he pushed harder. Chocolate, She smiled. My friends, my family, books.

“Books,” Draco rolled his eyes.

Hermione continued ignoring his remark. Shopping, the color pink, roses, how many is that?

“7,” He answered.

Magic, Vanilla ice cream, and…. My boyfriend.

“Anthony?” He asked.

Do I have any other boyfriend that you know of? He shook his head slightly.

“Now,” He said. “10 things you hate,”

That’s EASY. I hate… Voldemort, sickness, traitors, fake people, needles, knives, medicine, dirt, insects and rodents.

“Let me ask you something,” He grabbed the swings which stopped immediately. “Are you glad that you are under this curse?”

What do you mean? They were both facing each other.

“From everything you gained,” Draco said softly. “Are you happy?”

Of course I am. I figured I shouldn’t wait around just because I had my heart broken, and I also realized, you aren’t as bad as I thought you were. Draco nodded his head. Why did you do those things before?

He sighed and sat down on the next swing and slowly rocked back and forth. “My dad,” He started. “He was always the one to plan my life before I can even decide anything for myself. He taught me what to like and dislike, and he made me have the taste of a Malfoy. I over heard them once talking, about how I would be the one to replace my father, as a servant for Voldemort,”

Did you want to be? Hermione asked.

“Of course not,” Draco answered. “But I had no choice. My father soon began to rub off on me, and then it just stayed,”

But you know that you just can’t let your father control you like that. Hermione said.

“It wasn’t a choice for me before,” He answered looking at her. “I didn’t know that I had choices back then. It was either this or that, and both I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to do. The choices were made for me and eventually I lived in a world without them,”

And what’s your choice now? You must obviously have made one since you’re talking to me now.

“I don’t want to be like them,” He said. “I don’t want to kill people, I don’t want to be a servant for Voldemort and I don’t want a bad fate, I don’t want to end up like my father,”

Whatever happened to your mother? She asked.

“My mother was imprisoned,” Draco said. “She was under my fathers command all the time, and she was scared to escape it, and she still is,”

What would your father do?

“Mother knows too much things about their plans for the future, and if she ever tries to escape from his hold, he’ll hunt her down and kill her. I don’t think she meant much to him anyway,”

But you love her?

“She was the one that never gave up on me, and the one who brought me out of my fathers world when I was at home, of course I love her,”

There was a pregnant silence between them. Then she spoke up.

Who’s Serena. Was he ready to tell her about her?

“Serena,” He said softly. “She was my girlfriend back then,”

Did she go to Hogwarts?

“No,” He answered. “She was a prisoner in the manor. My father captured her and made her work as a slave, like a house elf. One day, she came to clean my room and we started talking. I grew to like her more and more, and eventually something started between us,”

What happened to her?

“My father killed her when he found out that we had a relationship. He was always so suspicious when ever I’d bring food up to my room, or buy clothes for her and why she was always so clean and well fed all the time,” Draco said.

I’m sorry. Hermione whispered.

“It’s fine,” Draco answered. “How about you? Ready to tell why this happened to you?”

Hermione sighed then started on her story. His name was James Richardson and he was my neighbor, and still is. Because of him, I started to wonder if love was real. I crushed on him since 2nd year and rumors around were that he felt the same way. Draco nodded. But I’ve been wondering what you feel when you love someone. What love is or why they can’t just call it a strong feeling for someone. Then, I just stopped believing in finding my own.

“Love isn’t something that can be read in books Hermione,”

I know.

“You just feel it,” Draco added.

I know.

“And it comes to everyone at least once in life,”

How about me? Hermione asked. I Have until tomorrow night. Can love work that fast?

“If you believe in it,” Draco said leaning slightly into her unknowingly. “It can,” She did the same. Their lips met and sent sparks through their bodies. They pulled away quickly and looked away from each other.

A/N: noww its getting somewhereeeee. please make sure to read and review! Next chapter is the last! [[maybe]].

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