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Chapter 22: Hermione's Choice
1 day till wedding
When Blaise got the phone call from Hermione earlier in the week saying how she wanted to meet, he wanted to meet her as soon as possible. But since Hermione still had things to work out before the wedding, they scheduled the date for later.
Now that the day has arrived, even though he was nervous to hear her answer, Blaise just wanted to see her again. To see her long brown curls and her smile again, to hear her laugh ringing through his ears. The past week with no contact just didn’t seem right.
Hours before the time they decided to meet, Blaise was already up, dressed and ready; all he had to do was wait. Oh how he hated waiting, especially when it was for something as important as this.
“Where are you going in such a hurry?” Blaise heard as he was finally heading out the door.
“Out…” Blaise said hurrying his way past Astoria.
“To see her?” But Blaise already had his shoes on and was out the door.
Arriving at the café, he was happy to know that he had arrived before Hermione did. Sitting at the same table, at the same little café, it was just like the last time they came, but this time they weren’t here to look at a picture book.
Thinking about what her answer would be, Blaise just immediately expected that she would choose him in the end. But now that he was there waiting for her answer, Blaise started to think about the other options she had.
What if she ends up choosing him? She wouldn’t do that…we’ve been dating for three months now…and he’s engaged. She wouldn’t break up an engagement… would she? But right away Blaise shook that thought out of his head.
No, she’s not that type of girl. But what if she is? How would I react? There were too many bad thoughts running in his mind at once.
After a few long minutes of racing back and forth between thoughts, Blaise looked over to see Hermione walking through the café’s entrance.
“Hey.” He said getting up to kiss her on the cheek once she reached the table.
“Hey.” Hermione said nervously taking her seat.
She looks nervous…do I look nervous? Can she tell I’m nervous? Just breathe. He thought to himself sitting down again.
“How have you been this past week?” Hermione started.
Horrible…I’ve missed you so much this past week and I should have never left you like I did, is what Blaise really wanted to say but instead he said,
“Good, how about you?”
“Fine.” Hermione said flat out lying to him.
Getting a good look at her, Blaise noticed right away Hermione wasn’t anywhere near fine. Usually when the two met up, Hermione made sure her hair was down (Blaise loves her hair down) and her make up on, but with how much sleep Hermione has had in the past week and half, no amount of hair product, make up, or even any charm could hide the fact that she was tired.
How much sleep have you been getting recently? Blaise asked Hermione in his head. After a few moments of complete silence and the arrival of their drinks, Blaise found himself getting a little impatient waiting for Hermione to tell him her choice.
It can’t be taking her this long to tell me she chose me. Unless… But this time Blaise didn’t shake his head of thoughts of her not choosing him. Instead they came back with a sense of revenge.
If she truly chose me over him, then why did it take her a week to contact me again? Why does she look like she hasn’t slept in days but then flatly tells me she’s fine? Are you really choosing someone who has already someone else?
“Blaise…” Hermione said interrupting his thoughts.
Here we go…
“I like you a lot. We’ve had so many good memories together…”
“But you like him more.” Blaise finished for her.
“When I said I was fine, I lied. In all honesty I feel tired and what’s worse I feel horrible. You were right, I do like Draco, and it wasn’t until recently that I realized I have liked Draco for a while. So I’m sorry Blaise, I can’t marry you.” Hermione finally told him.
It took him a few moments to process what she just said and but once he got all of his thoughts together there was only one thing Blaise could think of to ask.
“So what are you going to do now? Try to break off his engagement with Astoria?” “No. I would never put Astoria through that pain.”
“Then what? Watch him be happy with another woman? You deserve to be happy Hermione. Why can’t you just marry me then? I’ll make you happier than he could. Please…” Blaise wasn’t about to give up on her yet.
“I can’t put you through that kind of pain either!” Hermione suddenly shouted.
“Hermione…” Blaise was caught off guard.
“It wouldn’t be fair for you going into a marriage like this…a marriage like that isn’t a happy one.”
“And what if I said we could make it work. We could be happy. You just have to say yes Hermione.” Blaise challenged.
“You’re making this harder and harder for me to do this you know?”
“I’m glad. Now say yes.”
‘Blaise, you’ve been wonderful. You took me out of the depression I had from Ron. I’m never going to forget what we had once I go back…”
“Wait…go back? You’re going back?” Blaise said as Hermione shook her head in agreement. Blaise hated this choice even more than her choosing Draco over him.
“Ya…it sounds like I am.” Hermione said.
“Are you ever gonna come back?” Blaise couldn’t help but ask.
“I’m not sure...maybe if we have another reunion…” Hermione said.
“That’s another five years Hermione…are you willing to wait that long?”
“If nothing happens in that time span, than if I have to, yes. By then you better be married, happy and have at least one kid, maybe two.”
“Promise me that by the next time we see each other you’ll be happy.” Hermione said hoping he will just simply say yes.
“And what about you? Will you be happy with your decision in that time?” Blaise asked.
“Probably not, but do I have any other choices?” Hermione honestly said.
“Yea you do…”
“No I don’t Blaise. I can’t hurt you or Astoria like that…I just can’t.”
“So then hurt me Hermione.”
“Hurt me Hermione…”
“I can’t!” Hermione said with tears rolling down her cheeks.
“So this is it? Is this is really goodbye?” Blaise asked afraid he was about to cry as well.
“I’m afraid so. I’ll see you at the wedding though, right?” Hermione said trying to find some happiness in this goodbye.
“Ya…can I ask you a favor though?” Blaise asked.
“Anything.” Hermione cautiously said expecting the worst.
“Save me at least one dance at the wedding. Like at the reunion. I don’t want this to be our last memory together.”
“I would love to.” Hermione said with a smile as tears continued to run down her cheeks.
Goodbye Hermione…Blaise thought to himself as he felt tears finally falling down his own cheeks.
Malfoy Manor, Wiltshire, England
A few hours later
When Blaise got back from his last date with Hermione he was shocked to see Draco out of his room sitting in the living room reading a book.
“…You were right, I do like Draco, and it wasn’t until recently that I realized I have liked Draco for a while.”
“Blaise…” but before Draco could say anything more, Blaise had already walked up to him, punched him as hard as he could in the stomach and headed to his room leaving Draco on the floor to weak to move back on the couch.
**Wahoo for Chpt 22! And FINALLY! It's been a while hasn't it? And let me say HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Hope everyones 2012 is going great so far... mine has been fantastic... in a sarcastic way ;) <---tehe. 2011 has been a very big year for me... not only did i graduate from high school but i started writing again and who knew by this time i would b almost finished posting my first (and not last...dont worry) fanfiction!! I know i do this a lot... but to all my readers out there i wanna thank you guys. after a long and stressful day at work its nice to come home to some awesome reviews from u guys! u guys as always rock my socks off. So heres to a new year with more chapters... a sequel ;) and hopefully more reviews!
Getting back on topic (sorry for the little rant there) was the wait worth it?? Review and tell me what you think about Hermione's decision :). Once again have a great new year and ill see ya guys in Chpt 23! Getting close to the end guys!! ~kitty_kat9211**