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I opened my eyes to see my curtain draped around my four poster bed. I remembered today we start classes. A burst of excitement flew through me. I smiled and grabbed my shower bag and skipped off to the bathroom to start my day.

The strawberry scent of my conditioner drifted to my nose. I guess I could say that it reminded me of home. I just relaxed as the water poured down from the shower head. Even though I didn't get head girl, I will still make it the best year. Nothing can stop me now.

By the time I got out of the shower more of the girls were starting to wake up and get ready for the day ahead. I put on my uniform and with that I grabbed my backpack and headed down to the common room to wait for Harry, Ginny, and Ron.

Ginny was already down there since she's a morning person. I will never understand how anyone could be a morning person. I need to be at least through my second cup of coffee before being able to be semi awake. 
 

 

"Hey Ginny," I smiled tiredly and sat down on the couch.

"Hello Mione! Sleep well?"

"Actually I did, but it's so bloody early," I groaned.

"You'll get use to waking up early again in no time," Ginny chuckled.

"Sure," I said sarcastically, "By the way, how are you and Harry?"

"Were doing fantastic," She said smiling widely, "You would never imagine what he got me, it wasn't an anniversary or anything, he just came up to my bedroom one morning at the burrow and while I was sleeping, he put this necklace around my neck," She touched the said necklace and I gasped at how beautiful it was. It had a green stone in the middle and little tiny red ones around it hanging from a silver chain.

 


"Merlin." I whispered "It's beautiful, it must've costed him a fortune Gin!" 

 

 

 


"I know, I insisted that he take it back because it looked to fragile for me to wear but he refused, said he wouldn't take it back no matter what I said." she replied.


"That's so sweet of him." I smiled. 

 

 

 

Ron and Harry appeared at the bottom of the stairs. "You guys ready to head down to the great hall?" Ron asked. 

 

 


"Well we've been waiting for you guys for nearly 20 minutes, so yes I'm ready. " I said laughing.

"Oh sorry, I had to make sure I looked beautiful," Ron said sarcastically. I chuckled at his apparent good mood this morning.

Once we got down to the great hall we sat with Neville, Seamus, and a few other Gryffindors. I filled my plate up and listened to the conversation my classmates were having finally taking a sip of that coffee I was longing for. 

I caught site of platinum blond hair flash in the peripheral of my vision. He was talking with Zabini and Parkinson. Then suddenly as if he felt eyes on him, he looked up and made eye contact with me. This time I wasn't going to cower in fear, I stood my ground and kept eye contact. He had an emotion in his eyes that looked foreign, it was such a deep emotion that only lasted a few seconds as he masked it with a smirk. I shook my head at him with confusion and looked away. Throwing myself back into the conversation as if nothing had happened.

We all finished breakfast and I had to go to muggle studies with Ginny and Ron. Harry had Ancient Runes with Neville and Seamus. Walking out of the great hall, we parted ways and I had to pull Ginny from Harry since she was latched onto his arm. I just laughed at her with a knowing look. Ron strolled on in front of us so me and Gin could talk.

"So I saw that you were looking at Malfoy earlier," she smirked.

"I was not!" I said looking away quickly so she didn't notice the blush at me being caught.

"Mione, yes you were," she laughed "I mean if I weren't dating Harry and Malfoy wasn't a bloody git, then I would certainly get myself a peice of that." she smirked.

"Ginny!" I nearly screeched, "I don't like Malfoy, he's just the same git he has been for the past 6 years and son of a deatheater."

"Hermione, times have change people certainly have too. For all you know he could be a completely different person. We had to go through the war then a whole summer. He could have changed. " Ginny said. I didnt have time to reply since we walked into class and the new professor for the class had just walked in as we sat down in the second row. 

The door had opened again revealing Malfoy, Zabini, and Parkinson.


"Sorry we're late professor," Malfoy drawled. 


She just waved them off and started talking.


"Welcome to Muggle Studdies, I am Professor Vicorda and as you can see I am new here. I have changed the curriculum around a little. There is going to be only one project for the whole year, that is only thing you will be graded on, this class isn't like the other classes you are taking. I will be pairing you into partners and you'll be going into an alternate world with all your classmates. Everyone has flaws and considering this and the recent war we've all just endured you must demonstrate that you've found a flaw within yourself and how you've come to fix that as a person in order to pass this class. By that point my jaw could've been all the way to the floor, if it could go that far. What the hell is she talking about, I panicked. 

 

 

 

The professor had started to name off the pairings, "Ron Weasley and Pansy Parkinson, Blaise Zabini and Ginny Weasley, Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger."

"Merlin, this can not be happening" I muttered to myself. Interrupting the reading of pairs, "Please, Professor can you pair me with someone other than Malfoy?"

"I'm afraid not, these pairs are impossible to change." she replied with a look in her eyes I couldn't quiet place.

 

I groaned and but nevertheless nodded my head in frustration.  

I looked over to Malfoy and saw that he was looking at me with that same emotion I saw earlier in the great hall. He hid the emotion as quickly as it came by giving me a glare.


"I'm not  happy to be working with you either Granger." he said across the room, "Trust me." 

 

 


The irony in that last statement made me snort and Malfoy returned with a sneer.

 

 I turned back around to listen to Professor Victorda. "You will be starting this project tomorrow," she said.

 

 

 

I raised my hand hesitantly, "Professor, what would we do about our other classes while we are in this 'alternate' world?"

"Ah yes, good question Miss, Granger, you will be getting some of the work from your other classes by owl while you are there, but the work load won't be a lot since you have to focus on the project at hand." Professor Victorda said. "With that, you all are dismissed."

I threw all my books into my back and rushed to the door.
 
"Malfoy!" I practically yelled as I saw he had just walked out the door, he stopped and tensed but turned around slowly.
 
 "What do you want Granger," he growled.

 

 

 

"I intend to pass this class so we are going to have to cooperate with each other whether we like it or not," I said, almost regrettably considering I didn't even want to be talking to the ferret. I stopped for a moment to laugh at the memory.

 

"Whatever Granger, " he said starting to turn around but as he heard my laugh he stopped and is eyes flashed with some unknown emotion as I started laughing, "What could possibly be the reason you are laughing right now?"

"Ferret." and he gave me a murderous look.


I laughed again and left Malfoy standing there as I started walking to the common room since I only had one class on Mondays.


I had reached the common room and muttered "Chocolate frogs" to the fat lady and walked in my mind reeling with what was going to happen the next few months.


Harry and Neville were playing a game of chess with Gin and Ron spectating as I walked up to them.

 

 

 

"Hey guys, how was your first day of classes?" I asked.

"They were good, even though you weren't there so I couldn't get answers off your papers," Harry said laughing.

"Harry, you were going to have to learn how to do your own work at one point in time," I said exasperatedly.

"Mione, I was kidding," he laughed, "Whats got your knickers in a knot?"

"I have to work with Malfoy for a project in Muggle Studdies," I said, "I have to go to a bloody alternative world with him and everyone in the class to complete the project."

"What?" Harry and Neville said in unison, "Is there anyway you could get out of it?" Harry asked as he looked at Ginny.


"No, there is no bloody way we can get out of it" said Ron, "It's mandatory and I'm partnered with Parkinson!" 

 

 


"As much as I dont like this project they've assigned to you, you all are smart so just try to finish the project as soon as you can so you can come back," Harry said directed at Gin. 


Right when I thought I was finally getting my normal life back from the war being over my life had taken a turn in the wrong direction.

We nodded in agreement, I got up and said goodnight considering I had been here talking to them for a while and I was physically and mentally exhausted from the long day

Once I had gotten up to the dormitories I changed into a cami and some pajama shorts. I climbed into my bed and closed the curtain.

I wonder how tomorrow's gonna be, this is probably the last time for awhile I get to sleep in my own bed, I thought.

Thinking about tomorrow, I had fallen into dreamless sleep.
 
 
 
 

 

 

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