My first attempt at a Ginny and Draco... please review this one so I know how it was.
~The Night that the Lights Went Out In Hogwarts~
Walking around in the pitch black did not suit the fiery-red-head by any means. She was in the middle of her prefect duties, when suddenly every single light in the amazing Hogwarts Castle went out. Her dark brown eyes had a time to adjust to the darkness. There was shrieks and gasps. The five foot three inch, sixth year, searched her scarlet and gold robes frantically for her wand, and cursed, “Damn it!”
“Now that really isn’t a nice thing for a prefect to say.” sneered a cold drawing voice.
Ginny Weasley’s head tilted to the side where the voice came from just as the voice said a spell, “Lumos!” A wand lit, and Ginny seen the pale outlined features of Draco Malfoy. She bared her glistening white teeth like a saber tooth tiger, as she stared at the blond-haired seventh year.
“Malfoy.” she spat, disgustedly.
He arched a blonde eyebrow, “You say that like its a bad thing.” said Malfoy in his cold voice.
“It is! And if you even think about banging on about how poor my family is!” her eyes narrowed dangerously. “I promise you... a wand or no wand, I will tear you from limb to limb.”
Draco gave a smile, “Come on now Ginny. I’ve never said a damn, thing to YOU! I do it to your older brother because of the reaction! It’s bloody hell hilarious!” he insisted.
Ginny breathed in through her nose, and out her mouth as she examined the tall guy before her. The dim light from his wand, wasn’t helping this situation. Although, she felt vulnerable without a wand, she wasn’t going to show it.
“That’s not very nice! Just because we have no money doesn’t mean we aren’t noble and upstanding.” she snapped.
Draco looked at her, with a deep frown creasing his pale features. “You may be right.” he said, for starters.
Ginny furrowed her eyebrows, “Right... now if you’ll excuse me I need to find my way!”
“In the dark?” asked Draco. “You’re going to get no where, unless you want to fall due to the moving staircases!”
Ginny gritted her teeth, the slythrin git was right. she stared around her, “I can't believe I forgot it!" she hissed, to herself.
“C’mon! This way!” said Draco, touching her elbow.
She jerked back quickly and glared at Draco, “You curse me, and I will kill you.”
He sighed obviously frustrated, and handed her his wand, “Take the damn thing! I’m not going to curse a girl. I’ve been raised better than that.” Draco told her firmly.
She took his wand, it felt weird in her hands, as she walked with the Slythrin down the dark corridor. The two were quiet except for their footsteps.
“Doesn’t anyone know the lights are out!” murmured Ginny glancing over her shoulder, and behind her for a moment.
“Yes! Everything’s in dungeons! I heard Professor Snape talking to Dumbledore.” said Draco.
“Why are you... helping me?” asked Ginny.
Draco was quiet a moment. He seemed to be thinking. Something she didn’t see him do very often.
“Do you really think, I want to see people killed?” he asked.
She shrugged, “I don’t really know you.” said Ginny, admittingly.
Draco laughed kind of cold, “No one knows me Weasley! No one!” he said firmly.
She looked at Draco and raised the wand light to get a better look at him. He turned and stared at her, his blonde hair fluttering into his eyes. She had to give him pointers on style.
“Is there more to you than your cold aristocrat exterior?” challenged Ginny, staring pointedly at him.
Draco stopped, and turned to face Ginny, who stopped as well, and faced him, “Yeah there is.” said Draco, simply.
Ginny stared at him for a long moment before speaking, “Prove it.” she hissed, in a quiet voice.
“You wan..” but he stopped, when he heard voices, “The power light is over here Headmaster!” It was McGonagall.
“Shit!” hissed Ginny and Draco at once. The two stared at each other and Ginny glared at him when he took her hand by instinct. She didn’t even yank it, she was determined to not be seen with Malfoy in public. She ran with him down the darkened hall. “Put out that light!” hissed Malfoy. “Nox!” Ginny whispered.
It was pitch dark, and Ginny hated to be left in the dark. They kept walking, “We can’t see!” Ginny complained.
“This way!” said Draco. His voice completely uncharacteristic. They Ginny ran until Draco stopped, causing Ginny to collide into his tall frame. “Oomph... Draco!” she grumbled.
He laughed, and this time it was less cold, “Come on! In through here! No one will see us.”
“How can I trust you!” said Ginny, pulling her hand away from Draco’s. But instead he held it tighter.
“Well, you have my wand.” he pointed out, and she thought about it and stared down at the wand in her and, “You’re right.”
They entered a darkened classroom, “Lumos!” Ginny said again, and the wand lit.
Draco was standing in front of her, as she stared up at him. His facial expressions, were blank. But she seen something in his eyes. Something that she was reminded of two years ago, when Harry lost his godfather. There was emptiness in there.
“What’s wrong Draco?” asked Ginny.
He looked at her defensively and tore his hand away from hers, “What makes you think there’s something wrong?” he asked, angrily.
She merely arched a red eyebrow upwards and placed a free hand on her hip the lit wand up high so she could see him.
“Because.. I’ve seen that look before! Stop being an arrogant little arse and tell me!” Ginny said sharply.
Draco looked at her stunned, he opened his mouth to speak but found it dry. He tried to swallow but it was hard.
Ginny’s brown eyes softened, “Hey! C’mon sit down! My feet are killing!” she insisted, taking him by the arm. He allowed her to guide him to a chair. He sat in it and she slid on top of the desk and crossed her legs in indian style.
He just looked at her with mild amusement, as he watched her get comfortable.
“I think.. Dementors are outside. I told Dumbledore.” said Draco quietly.
Ginny’s mouth gaped open, “You... told?”
Draco nodded, “Yeah...” he said slowly. “Just like Professor Snape, I’m working for the light side.”
Ginny smiled softly, “I’m glad you are.”
He looked up, “You hate me.”
“No... I dislike you. I hated you five minutes ago. I dislike you now.” she smirked, as he laughed lightly.
He rubbed his blue eyes, “I came to find you because I knew you’d be out by yourself. I also made Granger go hide! Although, I wasn’t as nice.” said Draco, with a smirk.
“What do you have against muggle-borns?” Ginny asked crossly.
“Just how I was raised Ginny. Unlike you, I was raised in a cold fashion. To believe that no one is better than I. But now... things are changing.” said Draco slowly.
Ginny sighed, “You know Malfoy with some work... you can be a decent person.”
Draco glanced over at her, “Think so?”
“Yes! Just drop the arrogant bull shit!” said Ginny, simply.
He laughed at her brassiness, and stared at her, “I think I can.” he said conversationally.
“Good.” she bent down and kissed his cheek, “Now I like you as a casual friend.”
He turned, and stared at her stunned, and a smile swiped across his handsome pale face. “Really...” he got closer but she laughed and pushed against his chest, “Don’t even... think about it Malfoy!” she giggled as he chuckled, and shrugged, “Didn’t hurt to try did it?”
“No... it didn’t. Try again later...” was Ginny’s amused response.
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