Draco walked out of his room, greeted by Hermione who was sitting on a chair waiting for him to come and join her.

"What class first?" Draco asked.

"Divination, I'm struggling with that one." She mumbled just barley enough so Draco could hear.

"Who knew the great Hermione Granger, the Brightest Witch of Our Age, would Fail a simple class like Divination!" Draco whispered so the other two wouldn't wake up.

They both burst into laughter, wow... He must be tired to hang out with granger and have a good time!

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After they were finished studying, Draco said his 'good nights' and went off to bed. What is wrong with me... I basically just had a study date with granger... Eww... No, I can't even think that... What is wrong with her wanting to hang out with me?! Seriously!? He thought all through the night.

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Once Alou woke him, he got up, took a shower, then got dressed for the school day and packed an extra pair of robes in his bag just in case. Then before leaving,he Handed Alou an owl treat, while slowly creaking the small window she came through that morning open.

In the common room, all the girls were huddled by the mirror all doing each other's hair. Draco, thinking back on how easily he gelled his messy bed head back, just snickerd on his way out, while greeting Severus. Then left the Dormitory.

Since he had an hour to himself, he decided to head to the black lake to catch up on reading and notes he took with Hermione the previous night.

After a long hour of reading, he jumped off the branch of the giant oak tree he was sitting in and started walking to the great hall for breakfast.

When he entered, everyone was seated at their house tables. He looked around the Slytherin table for a place to sit, but was unsuccessful. All of a sudden, he heard his name being called from across the gigantic room.

"Draco! Draco, over here!" Hermione called him over to a table for four.

"McGonagall and Dumbledore thought of the idea to make a prefect table." She said.

Soon they were joined by Susan and Luna. Susan was telling them all about their first prefect patrol. "Yeah, can you believe it, they made us walk side by side. I'm guessing it's because of the past few years." She said. Then, over the roar of the crowd, he heard Luna talking to Hermione.

"Have fun with Draco tonight, and watch out for Nargles!"

"We're getting along and having a bit of fun, right Draco?" Hermione said, elbowing him in the side.

"Umm... What... Oh... Yeah... Getting along... Fun... Definitely..." He studdered a bit, because of the three girls all stairing at him and waiting for a reply. He could have sworn his face turned a light shade of Baby pink.

"Ooooooooooooo, so, what happened last night? Helga told me." Susan said with way to much curiosity than needed.

"Just studying together, that's all." Hermione snapped quickly.

"So a study date." Luna chimed in.

Soon they all started laughing at what they thought was a joke... But Luna says the truth even if your to afraid to. She's special that way.

After a long Breakfast of laughter, and a little eating they all got up and headed to their first class.

"Hey Draco, I'll race you to Divination!" Hermione shouted as she ran past him, knocking him back a little. He couldn't help but grin as he started chasing after her to catch up.

"You're on!" He shouted back.

When he got to the small door way to Divination, he hadn't seen Hermione since the last few turns, so he just walked right in.

"Where've you been?" Said a quiet voice, from a small round table with a stary table cloth. The room was a a middle sized place, with the back wall, a giant stain glass window of the constellations. On the higher level of the astronomy tower, therer was no roof, so the students could study astronomy for history and astronomy, which they had on weekends.

Hermione was writing down some notes on a piece of parchment.

"H... How... How did you...?" Draco struggled to say because he was out of breath.

"Haven't you heard of shortcuts?" She said sarcastically while looking up at his flushed face. He sat down beside her and got his books and quill out and set them on the table.

Soon all the students had entered and taken their seats in the candle lit room. Professor Trelawney quickly joined them after the students. She placed her hand bag on top of her messy desk and turned to the, waiting, class.

"Today we're going to read tea leaves... And Neville, go to the hospital wing when you drop your cup on the way back to your seat, please. Thank you." She said motioning to the tea cup, cupboard, behind the wooden stands, where the class sat. Then picked up a rather large cup and dumped a handful of tea leaves into it.

After everyone had gotten their cups and filled it tea and tea leaves, Trelawney told them to drink it then switch with their partner.

"I didn't come to school to drink tea." Hermione whispered to Draco. He gave a little laugh then took the last sip of his cup of tea.

Draco handed Hermione his cup, then took her empty one off its saucer. Stairing down into it, he saw that the leaves took the shape of of a spade and an apple. Then he looked in his Divinations book to see what they meant.

"The spade mean good fortune, and the weird looking Apple means good knowledge." Draco said .

"It looks like you have...... The GRIM." She said looking deep in thought at the cup, then back at her book.

Draco was then, harshly reminded of the letter he had received from his mother the night before. The smile that he had worn on his pale face, had vanished, worry and anger replaced it.

Then in a state on panic, Draco ran out of the room, throughing his bag and books on the floor in the process. Hermione quickly followed after him, grabbing both their things, and leaving withou a word said from anyone.

She ran through the corridors, past the empty great hall, and down the path to the black lake.

She spotted Draco skipping rocks into the great foggy, body of water, with no dought, anger. She threw their bags next to the giant oak and walked over to him. She stood about a yard and a half behind him.

"Do you want to talk about it?"Hermione hesitated to ask. After many long moments of silence he finally spoke.

"I got a letter from my mother," he paused to toss another stone, then began again. "My fathers' come back from Azkaban, to the Manor." He finished while chucking another rock into the foggy water.

Hermione didn't know what she was doing when she ran up to him and gave him a hug from behind. Given her size, she only leveled to Draco's chest, so her hug was around his stomach area.

He wriggled free, then quickly turned around, studying her, finally returning the hug she offered. They kept this warm embrace for a good five minutes.

"I'm so sorry, Draco." She said, then burrowed her face into his neck.

After a while they separated the hug and sat together under the tree. Hermione was reading a book while Draco had dozed off and layed his head on her lap. She set her book down and started messing around with his hair. She ran her fingers through his bangs a few times then moved them off his forehead. Slowly combing the rest of his hair lightly with one hand, she placed the other in a light fist on his chest.

Soon the bell rang and Hermione tried to wake Draco.

"Draco," she whispered, but he didn't move.

"Draco," she said a little louder, placing a hand on his forehead to check for a tempature.

"Draco.... Voldemort has come to say something to you," she said with a big grin.

He bolted right up and they bumped heads.

"Oww." They said in unison. "What's are next class?" Draco asked falling back onto Hermione's lap and putting his hands behind his head, closing his eyes.

"Muggle Studies. And if we don't leave soon we'll be late, now let's go!" She said handing him his bag.

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After they picked up their bags, Hermione grabbed his wrist and pulled him through the crowd. He pulled his hand a bit so they were now, holding hands. As soon as Hermione noticed she let go and kept walking, this time a little faster. He was disappointed, but glad she pulled him out of that little fantasy he had.

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After a long hour of talking and looking at muggle tools, the teacher dismissed them.

"Hey Granger, wait for me!" Draco called out to her, before she stepped out of the room.

"Arithmancy's next, right?" He asked.

"Yes. Are you ready to go?!" She said motioning to the doorway.

They walked to Arithmancy, rather quietly, not saying a word or sharing a glance at each other.

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After Arithmancy, they headed to Defence Against the Dark Arts, separately.

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"Every one grab a partner and take a seat, if you please!" Lupin said as the covered bird cage he held, swung around, rattled and a strange buzzing came from inside.

Draco saw Hermione talking to Luna, so he thought she needed a break from his stupidity. He sat next to Blaise, his best friend, who greeted him with a pat on the back.

"Today we will be learning about Cornis Pix—" he was interrupted by Cho Chang.

"But sir, we've already learned about Cornis Pixies." She said disappointedly.

"Let me finish, thank you.... Alright,... We will be learning about the affects of purple Cornis Pixie Magic!... Through experience!" He said popping the cage door open, and a bunch of purple blurs flew out and across the class.

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For his free period, Draco headed back to the black lake, alone.

After 20 minutes he saw Hermione coming down the path to the black lake.

"I want to ask you something Draco." She said.

"I'm listening." He said, suprised.

"I want to start over, forget our very hateful past, and move on.... And be friends?" She held out a hand, and hoped he would take it.

"Alright Mione, let's be friends." He took her hand in his and pulled her to the ground, landing with a thud beside him.

They couldn't stop laughing, for ages.

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As lunch rolled around, they headed to the great hall to meet up with Luna and Susan.

"So what's for lunch, I'm starving!" Draco said pulling out Hermione's chair for her, then took the seat next to her.

Soon joined by Luna and Susan, "Poor Professor Flitwick." Luna said, looking at Susan.

"What happened?" Hermione asked.

"Seamus blew up his project all over him." Susan said giggling.

"Is he ok?" She asked.

"He's fine, but it was sooooo funny." Susan said.

"Lunch is about over, do you wanna head back to the black lake?" Draco asked.

"Yeah, let's go." She said.

On their way out, someone called out to Hermione.

"Mione!" She turned around to see her friends Harry, Ron, and Ginny.

"I've missed you all so much!" She said giving them a big hug.

"What are you doing here, Malfoy!" Ron said pointing a fist in his direction.

"We're friends now." Hermione stated while forcing Ron's hand away from Draco.

She grabbed Draco's wrist, and pulled him out of the great hall.

"We're going to the black lake, bye!" She said to her friends.

Like before, Draco figited with his, so now they were holding hands again. But when she noticed, she only tightened the grip bye intertwining her fingers with his. She kept walking without looking back at him.

When they finally made it back to the black lake Hermione let go of his hand to set her bag down against the tree. Draco then did the same.

"Do you want to go swimming?" Draco asked, walking up to her and taking her hands in his, pulling them up to his face as he lightly kissed the back of them.

"It's too cold."she said blushing a bright pink, that made him smile with delight.

"Then what are we going to do?" He asked, looking at her beautiful, warm, honey eyes, and smooth curly hair she kept in a messy bun that smelled like cocoanut and Hawaiian hibiscus flowers.

"Your very pretty, you know that." He whispered.

"Ok, we'll go swimming." She said, ignoring what he just whispered to her.

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They dried off and changed their robes.

"You ready for charms?" She said to him. He picked up both their bags and and held out a hand for her to take.

"Yeah, let's go." He huffed as she took his offer. As they walked Hermione watch Draco's wet bangs drip water down the side of his face. She whipped them away with a small towel in her other hand. Draco glanced back at her with an enchanting smirk that she blushed at.

When they reached charms, they sat near the middle of the rows on the sides of Flitwicks desk. The rest of the class soon joined them, all whispering and giggling.

"Find a partner, then grab an assignment on my desk." Said Flitwicks squeaky voice, patting down the flames in his mustache.

"ACCIO, ASSIGHNMENT!" Draco said waving him wand at Flitwicks desk. A small roll of parchment flew into Draco's grasp. He handed it to Hermione to read.


Partner Project #1:

You and a partner (of your choice) will perform a small show for your class, on what you've learned so far in charms.

(If injured, report to the hospital wing)

***Any student that uses an Unforgivable curse in this project will be immediately expelled!***


"Brilliant, just brilliant" Draco said dramatically, putting his hands over his face.

"What are we going to do he mumbled, while Hermione flipped through the pages of one of her books.

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A/N:

Sorry I haven't posted this chapter sooner, I am busy with chapter 4! Please leave a review and add to favorites if you like it!

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