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Chapter 6: The Sketchpad
AN: OMG i can't believe i've taken sooo long to update. Its just terrible. I had my prelims andthe chapter is so long and i had to finish is then type it up. Then when i finally typed it up it wouldn't let me post it so i'm so sorry.
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Chapter 6: The Sketchpad
Hermione ran into the common room, tears still falling from her eyes. She quickly glanced over to one of the couches beside the fireplace and there was Draco, with that notebook again! At least, that’s what she assumed it was. She didn’t stop to question him about it. The last thing she wanted was for Draco Malfoy to see her crying. She ran for her room door.
“Granger? Are you ok?” questioned Draco.
Hermione stopped and turned to face him.
“Why would you even care!” she basically screamed at him “You don’t have a heart, you don’t have any emotions!”
“I have emotions Hermione, I just don’t show then!” He shouted back with as much force as Hermione had.
“Did you just call me Hermione?” she asked in a much softer tone.
“No! Yes. Maybe”
“It’s not good to hide your emotions”
“Why would it matter, no one wants to know how I feel, nobody wants to listen to me”
“I’ll listen” Hermione walked over to the couch and sat down as Draco quickly closed his sketchpad which was on his fourteenth drawing of Hermione.
“You really care that much?”
“Of course I care, I’m not heartless”
“I don’t actually think I’m ready to talk to anyone yet, but, what’s up with you?”
“Oh it’s nothing, stupid really”
“Ok, I understand if you don’t want to talk”
“Okay, okay, you’ve beat it out of me!”
“What did he do? Did he hurt you? If he did I’ll make him pay”
“No Draco, it’s just….What are you smiling at?”
“You called me Draco”
“So, you called me Hermione! Anyway, we were in the Great Hall and I dumped Ron”
“So why are you crying if you dumped him?”
“I don’t know…..It must be a girl thing”
“So did anything else happen?”
“Yeah, he said he didn’t care that I didn’t like him anymore and that I should…ehh…erm…come…uhh”
“Should come what woman! Should come what?!”
“Someone is very impatient”
“Funny, Haha, Should come what?”
“That I should come back here to my new boyfriend Draco Malfoy” Hermione blushed as she said the words.
“Haha, he thought we were going out?!” he laughed nervously.
“Yeah….I’m going to bed, okay?”
“But it’s only the morning!”
“I know but I’m just really tired. I’ll see you tomorrow, okay?”
“Sure, see you later” Hermione walked towards her bedroom door “Hermione?”
“Why did you break up with Ron?”
“Because I recently realized that I like someone else”
“Goodnight Draco” smiled Hermione as she turned and walked out of the door. Draco smiled. She had finally dumped Weasel. He opened his sketchpad on the last drawing of Hermione. He added a few finishing touches and signed ‘DM’ at the bottom as he always did, but, he always made sure that it was very small so that it was hard to see, and then he got up and went to his room with the sketchpad in his hand.
“DRACO!” Hermione shouted “Draco! Get up!”
She waited for a moment but there was no reply. She opened the door and walked in. The room was actually quite a bit more colourful than Hermione had expected Draco Malfoy’s room to be. It was pale blue with small amounts of black dotted around the room. Hermione’s eyes wandered over to the black bed by the window and saw a messy mop of platinum blond hair sticking out of the top of the covers.
No answer came.
*Fine. You won’t get yourself up, so I’ll get you up!*
“Wingardium Leviosa” she whispered.
Draco’s mattress slowly rose from the bed with Hermione’s wand. She moved it over to the pile of extra pillows for the bed and with a quick swish of her wand, the mattress flipped over and Draco fell on to the pillows.
“Ow” he said slowly into one of the pillows “Hermione?” he asked, still not lifting his head from the pillow.
“There are nicer ways to wake people, comfortable and non painful ways” Hermione laughed as Draco stood up “What are you laughing at?”
“Nothing! Doesn’t matter”
“You need to get dressed”
“Don’t change the subject and why?”
“Because I just spoke with McGonagall and she said that we have to start going to classes again, apparently Snape was informed about this and has started to work on an antidote, he said that we should go back to classes because we’ve missed too much work”
“Well why didn’t you say that sooner? We’ll miss breakfast!”
“No we won’t because it’s only 8.05. Hurry up and get ready” Hermione opened the door but before she walked out she turned around and said “By the way, I love the jammies” She closed the door laughing. Draco looked down and realised that he was wearing red pyjamas with little yellow ducks all over them.
“Well that’s just great!”
Ten minutes later, Draco walked out of his room dressed in his school robes. Hermione was already dressed and was sitting in front of the fireplace reading a book.
“What are you reading now?!”
“The Worlds Cutest Pyjamas, I don’t know how many times I’ve seen yours in here!” Hermione said sarcastically.
“Very funny, as a matter of fact, I get cold at night and those pyjamas are soft and snuggly and are….wait a minute, did you just say they were cute?”
“Yes silly and now that I know you like your jammies soft and snuggly, I find you cute!”
“Heh, you think I’m cute?”
“What? No!, I meant that it’s cute that you like snuggly, soft pyjamas” There was an uncomfortable silence.
“We should leave now if we want breakfast”
“Yeah, I’m really hungry and I need to talk to Ginny”
“About my cute jammies?” Draco smirked.
“I’ll go on ahead so we don’t go in together”
Hermione walked out of the common room soon followed by Draco. When Hermione arrived at the great hall she walked over to the Gryffindor table and sat down beside Ginny, Harry and obviously Ron who, as soon as Hermione sat down, stood up.
“Harry, you coming to class?”
“No we have like fiftee….Yeah ok” he changed his answer because of the look which Ron gave him. He looked at Hermione with an apologetic look and got up and followed Ron out of the Great Hall.
“So, Mione, why are you wearing your robes?”
“Cause I can go to class now”
“Ha Ha, It’s about time!”
“I know. I can’t wait!”
“Okay, you’re weird!”
“So anyway, what have you got first?”
“I’m in potions”
“You better watch what you do, tomorrow you could be sharing a room with a Slytherin!”
“Ha! How’s your (air quotes) situation coming anyway?”
“Actually, it’s coming along very well. Draco’s being really nice”
“Okay. You just called Malfoy, Draco”
“Oh, I….ehh….well erm….”
“Hermione do you like Malfoy?”
“Oh my god you do!”
“Look. I will never say that I like Draco Malfoy!!!” Hermione suddenly realised that she said the last four words very loudly and that everyone had heard her say I like Draco Malfoy. “What? I said that I would never say I like Draco Malfoy because I never will!” Everyone was still staring at her “Okay” she said quietly to Ginny “I have to go but I’ll talk to you later”
She turned and walked towards the door. She chanced a glance over at the Slytherin table. Draco was looking at her while his friends whispered stuff in his ear and laughed. Blaise Zabini followed Draco’s gaze and met Hermione’s who had stopped at the door.
“Hey look everyone!” he shouted “She wanted a last look at Malfoy before leaving!!!”
Everyone in the Great Hall howled with laughter as Hermione turned and walked out of the door with an extremely red face. She ran into the charms class with tears rolling down her face. She wasn’t quite sure why she was crying, but she was and she couldn’t control the tears.
“Hermione! What’s wrong?”
“Why do you even care?!” she screamed at Ron.
“Why do you even need to ask that?”
“Because, Because when I broke up with you, you decide to hate me when I still wanted to be friends! Maybe because when I sit down beside my friends you get up and take Harry with you! Maybe because, because!” She burst into even more tears. Harry ran to her side and gave her a hug.
“It’s ok Hermione calm down”
“Yeah Hermione” Ron gave her a hug too. “I’m sorry Mione, I was upset. Can we still be friends?”
“Of course we can Ron, that’s all I wanted”
“Ok, so now that you and Ron have made up, why were you crying?”
“I actually don’t know why but you can ask Ginny what happened at breakfast”
“Ok….we better take our seats”
“Ehh….Where do I sit?”
“Oh down the front, furthest to the left”
“Thanks Ron, but, who do I sit beside?”
“Ehh…That would be Malfoy” Harry said “Sorry”
“Oh don’t be sorry, he isn’t that bad” Harry and Ron shared a confused look then took their seats. Hermione took her seat as Draco and the other Slytherins came in.
“Ooh Malfoy look it’s the leader of your fan club” Blaise sneered “You’d better go say hello to her and make her day”
“Leave her alone Zabini or we will thump you!”
“Ooh I’m so scared! What do you really think you can do Weasel?”
“Would you all knock it off!” Draco shouted. *Sorry Hermione* he thought.
“Oh, by the way Malfoy, your seat is down there with little miss know-it-all” Draco smirked and took his seat. Harry and Ron watched with a confused expression as Hermione smiled as Draco sat down. The rest of the class came in followed by Professor Flitwick.
“Ok, today you and your partners will be sitting at opposite sides of the room and will be teleporting small objects to each other. Please turn to page one hundred and sixty seven for the charm and begin”
Draco moved to the other side of the room and started by teleporting a piece of parchment with the word ‘BOO’ written on it. He watched as Hermione lifted the parchment and laughed. She really was a vision of beauty and when she smiled Draco’s stone heart seemed to beat softly in his chest, something it had not done in a long time. Draco watched as Hermione scribbled something on the other side and wave her wand. The piece of parchment appeared in front of him with one word ‘AHHH!” he laughed at the parchment and smiled at Hermione.
After a while of passing items back and forth they stopped and took a break. Draco pulled out his sketchpad to finish his last drawing of Hermione. After five minutes he was finished and he closed the pad and pushed it to the side. Blaise, who was sitting two rows behind Draco, decided to have some fun. He levitated Draco’s pad and fired it across the room where it hit Hermione’s arm.
“Ouch! What was that?” she picked up the sketchpad. The word ‘PRIVATE’ was written in large letters across the front. *Hmm if this was private why would someone throw it?*
Meanwhile, at the opposite side of the room, Draco had realised his sketchpad was missing. *Oh my god where is it, it was just there! I can’t have anyone find it. There is fifteen drawings of Hermione in it!*
“I think we should open it”
“Ginny! We can’t! It says private!”
“So! What if the persons name is inside? We could just look at the name, No need to read it.”
“I guess you’re right. But just the first page” Hermione opened the book, “Oh wow!”
“This isn’t a notepad! it’s a sketchpad!”
“Wow! That’s amazing!” Ginny gazed at the wonderful drawing of a garden with flowers, a lake, decorations. It was beautiful. “Well I think we can safely say that it’s a girl!”
“Yeah. I don’t know any guy who would draw a picture like this.”
“Me neither Hermione”
“Look there, there’s the initials”
“Is that PW? If its Percy’s then this would be hilarious!”
“No. I’m pretty sure its DN”
“Yeah I think you’re right. I thought you were supposed to be stupid?”
“Shush! Right, so who is a girl with the initials DN?”
“Ehh….There’s the twins Dannii and Debbie”
“The two Slytherin blondes? You really think they can draw? They can barely tie their shoelaces!”
“Hey its hard for some people!”
“Okay….There’s Dawn Neill, the Ravenclaw”
“Okay, so we’ll start with the twins then move on to Dawn.” As they were walking down the corridor the bumped into Dawn. “Dawn!”
“Is this yours? Hermione found it in Charms.”
They continued down the corridor and it wasn’t long before they found Dannii and Debbie making shapes on the walls with their hands. “Hi guys!” said Ginny.
“Hiya” They said in unison.
“Have either of you lost this? I found it.”
“Yes I did!“ said Debbie “I lost it in the pool”
“You had this in the pool?” asked Ginny.
“I can make notes in the pool!”
“Ha! It’s a sketchpad!” said Hermione, triumphantly.
“What about you Dannii? Ginny asked.
“BUNNY!!!” she started to hop and was soon followed by Debbie. Hermione and Ginny hurried off down the corridor.
“How did they make it into Slytherin?” Hermione asked.
“The psychiatric ward wouldn’t take them!” Ginny laughed.
~*~*~Later that night (in Ginny’s room)~*~*~
“Hermione we’ll have to look at all of it or we’ll never know who it belongs to!”
Hermione opened the sketchpad on the second page. “Aww! Look how cut that little girl is! She must have a little sister!” said Ginny “Hermione? Hello!”
“This belongs to a boy”
“What? How do you know?”
“That little girl is me”
“Yeah, It must have been drawn eight years ago!”
“Right Hermione, you sit in here. Your gran will be at the train station to pick you up, ok?”
“Have you got everything?”
“Ok. I’ll see you in a week. Bye sweetie!”
“Bye mum!” Hermione pulled a book out of her bag and started to read when there was a knock at the compartment door which then slid open.
“Excuse me? Said a small boy with blond hair, “May I sit in here?”
“Of course” The boy sat down and pulled a pad out of his bag. “What are you doing?” asked Hermione.
“Oh is that a sketchpad? May I look at it?”
“Its kind of private.”
“Oh, ok” she looked upset.
“If you want I can draw a picture of you”
“Yes, that should be fun!” Hermione sat still so that the blond haired boy could draw her. When he was done he let her see it. “Wow! This is really good! It looks just like me!”
“Thanks!” She handed him back the sketchpad and they sat and talked for two hours until the train came to a halt
~*~*~End of Flashback~*~*~*
“Whoa!” said Ginny “ What a coincidence he came to Hogwarts!”
“Yeah! So this is a boy, with blond hair and the initials DN”
“I think we should keep checking”
“Ok” Ginny took a seat on the floor as Hermione changed the page “Whoa! This person doesn’t like Harry or Ron! They’re getting hit with bludgers! Ron’s got it the worst!” Ginny laughed. Hermione flicked over the page. “Oh my god!”
“What! What is it Hermione?” Ginny jumped up.
“Cool drawing” She turned over.
“Its me again!” She continued flicking through the pages. “Me eating, me reading, me at the Yule Ball, me in the library, me laughing, me playing quidditch! I don’t play quidditch!”
“Looks like someone has an admirer!”
“Me smiling, me eating again, me dancing, me playing with my hair, me singing, me kissing Malfoy, me WHAT!!!”
“Let me see this!” Ginny flicked to the front page and then to the back. “This belongs to Malfoy!”
“No it doesn’t”
“Yes it does look. The initials are DM not DN, at the back it says Slytherins rule, the kid you met was blond and here is a picture of you kissing Malfoy! Who else is going to draw that? Draco Malfoy is in love with you!”
“Impossible! What am I going to do Gin?”
“What do you want to do?”
“I don’t know”
“look. If you like Malfoy I don’t care. He seems to really like you and if you want to do something about it then do it. I won’t judge you!”
“But, what about…”
“Forget Ron and Harry! If they can’t deal then make them and as for the rest of the school, well, who cares! Do what you want! I mean, in all fairness, the boy is hot!!!” Hermione laughed “And I’m almost certain that there is not one girl here that doesn’t wish she was you!”
“Hey, I love Harry and all but if I was single and he liked me, I wouldn’t say no!”
“You’re awesome Gin!”
“I’m going to go back to my common room. See you tomorrow!”
Hermione thought about what she would do and before she had decided she was walking into the common room, sketchpad in hand. Draco was sitting on the couch.
“Hi Hermione” She stared at him “Hermione? Are you ok?” She placed the sketchpad down beside him. “Uhh…I can…uhh…explain that. You see…ehh” Hermione knelt down beside him.
“Draco” she whispered.
She leaned in and kissed him.
*Don’t worry Draco, I can handle it*