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Chapter 15: From 'Jo' to 'Lina'
Ron and I stood in front of the giant oak doors of the Great Hall.
"I can't do this." He said pulling me off to the side. "Lina, I can't do this."
"Ron, yes, you can." I said. "We've spent all weekend practicing kissing and hand holding, and everything, you can do this."
"No I can't!"
"Yes, you can!"
"Yes!" I gave him a slap across the face. "We good here?" I asked.
"Um, yeah. Sorry, just last minute jitters, you know." Ron said nodding.
"You sure?" I asked.
"Yeah." He answered.
"All right, get ready to piss off Potter and Granger, and break all the rules." I said.
"And you get ready to get back at Malfoy and play with fire." He said, grabbing my hand.
We once again approached the giant oak doors. This time, we pushed them open and walked in the Great Hall, hand in hand. It took only a second for the whispering to begin, and for it to spread like wild fire.
"Weasley and Fieran?!"
"What is she thinking?"
"What is he thinking?"
"How can Weasley get in her pants, and I can't?"
I smiled, looking at Ron, who returned the smile, looking satisfied. We reached the Gryffindor table.
"I will see you after breakfast." I said sweetly.
"I'll miss you." He said. I smiled as Ron leaned in to kiss me. After practicing all weekend, kissing Ron didn't even feel a little awkward. It felt like second nature.
We pulled away about a minute later, and I turned away smiling as I walked to the Slytherin table, receiving many stares. I sat down in my usual spot. I noticed Pansy wasn't there yet, but Draco and Blaise were. Both had shocked looks on their faces.
"What the fuck is going on, Jo?" Draco asked, looking about ready to explode.
"What do you mean?" I asked innocently.
"You're dating Weasley?" He asked.
"Yes. What's wrong with that?"
"He's a Gryffindor, he's a blood traitor,and he's scum." Draco said disgusted.
"No, he's sweet, good to me, and my boyfriend. I'd appreciate it if you didn't say things like that about him." I said.
"I'd appreciate it if you stopped dating him." He replied.
"Well, that's too bad. You no longer have a say in who I date, so stay out of my love life, I don't want you in it." I said coldly.
"If you think he can love you the way I do-"
"I'm sorry, I didn't realize cheating was apart of love." I interupted.
Blaise looked uncomfortable, I could tell he wanted this conversation to be over. He got his wish, Pansy sat down.
"Hey." She kissed Draco, which still was like a stab in the stomache. "What did I miss?"
"Well, Jo is dating that filthy blood traitor, Ron Weasley." Draco said with malice.
"Really?" Pansy asked. "That's nice."
"What?!" Draco, Blaise, and I asked.
"If Jolina wants to date Weasley, who are we to stop her?" She shrugged.
"Thank you, Pansy." I said, smirking at Draco.
Draco looked at her wildly, as we continued eating. As breakfast came to an end, Pansy asked. "You guys ready?"
Before anyone could answer, Ron was coming over to us. "Ready to go, Lina?" He asked smiling.
"Who the hell is Lina?" Draco asked.
"Um me." I said in an obvious tone, as I got up and kissed Ron. "I'll catch up with you guys in class, yeah?"
Ron and I walked away. I could have sworn I heard Draco whisper "Jo."
"So how did Potter and Granger take it?" I asked as Ron and I walked.
He grinned. "Horribly. They asked if I was crazy, I told them the only crazy I was was crazy about you."
I laughed. "You didn't!"
"I sure did." He said looking pleased with himself. "How did the Slytherihns take it?"
"You should have seen their faces!" I said with glee. "Oh, Draco was so pissed, and Blaise was just plain shocked. But Pansy, she was all right with it."
"Really?" He asked in disbelief.
"Yeah. She said I should date whoever I want to. You should have seen Draco's face after that. Priceless."
"I've got to admit Lina, I wasn't sure this plan would work, but it's only after breakfast, and it's going fantastically." Ron said.
"Yeah, it is." I agreed. "But now we've really got to convince people this is real. We've got to take it to the next level. Warning: it involves pet names, and a lot of snogging. We have to be disgustingly cute."
"Can I tell you something, Lina?" He asked.
"Of course, baby, you can tell me anything." I said sweetly. He looked at me surprised. "What, we need practice before we put on a show."
"Right. Anyways, I've always been...jealous of your relationships."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"I mean, the way you and all of your boyfriends act with eachother. How you guys are like inseperable, and the way you look at eachother and kiss and stuff. I've always wanted that with someone." Ron explained.
"Well, you're about to have that with me. Even if it's not exactly real." I said squeezing his hand.
We reached the Potions classroom, where everyone was waiting for Professor Snape to show up. I could see Draco and Blaise huddled together, and Pansy talking to some Slytherin girls. Everyone kept glancing at me and Ron.
"Let's do this." I whispered as I let go of his hand and grasped the front of his robes, pulling him down to kiss me.
"You're so beautiful." He whispered, just loud enough for everyone to hear, as he brushed my hair out of my face.
"Aww, baby,you're so sweet." I cooed.
"Not as sweet as your lips." He said kissing me again. "Mmm." Ron said as he pulled away. "You taste really good."
"Really?" I asked. "Like what?"
"Wait." He kissed me again. "I want to say apples, but maybe apricots, hold on." Another kiss. "No, definitely apples."
"Hmm, interesting." I said.
"Yes, it is." He replied. "Want to know something?" He asked.
"Sure." I said. It seemed like everyone around us also wanted to know something, considering they were straining to hear what we were saying.
"I love apples." He said. And I found myself, yet again in a passionate kiss with Ron. I'd be surprised if people didn't believe we were together, because I myself was starting to believe it.
"Ms. Fieran, Mr. Weasley, I'm only going to tell you once to stop with this inappropriate behavior of eating eachother's faces in my presense." Snape's cold voice said, breaking us apart.
"Sorry, sir." I said smiling. "I can't help myself around him."
"Well, then I suggest you stay far away from him in my classroom." Snape said turning and stalking into the classroom.
I smiled up at Ron, kissing him. "We'll talk after class." I said.
"We sure will babe." He said giving me a tap on my bum as I walked away.
"Ron!" I said smiling. He just winked.
Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Blaise restraining Draco, who looked like he was about to hex Ron into oblivion.
"What exactly are you playing at?" Draco whispered to me.
"What are you talking about?" I asked confused.
"I'm talking about you dating Weasley." He said.
"We discussed this at breakfast. My love life is none of your business. Stay. Out. Of. It." I said forcefully.
"Come on, Jo." He said. "Don't you think you moved on kind of fast?"
"Not nearly as fast as you did." I said cooly. "And forgive me for finding someone who cares about me."
"I do care about you." He said. "And I don't like seeing you with him.
"Why do you care what I do anyways?" I asked. "You got what you wanted. You broke up with me, and got Pansy back, and you and me are still friends, or whatever."
"I don't feel like we are friends anymore." He replied quietly.
"Well, Draco, that's what happens when you betray someone's trust. You have to earn it back. You don't just get it back because." I said.
He sighed. "Jo, you're my best friend and I just want to protect you from getting hurt."
"You should have protected me from yourself." I said, forcing the tears in my eyes back. "No one has hurt me more than you, and I'm not ever giving anyone a chance to. So you have nothing to worry about."
"I have to worry about losing you." He whispered, putting his hand over mine. Oh no, not this.
I let my eyes fall to the ground so I didn't have to look at him. "You can't lose me. You don't have me, and that was your choice, not mine."
I pulled my hand from under his and took a shaky breath. "You caused this to happen. Deal with it." I said shrugging.
"I missed you, Lina." Ron said walking over to me at the end of class.
"I missed you too, babe." I said taking his hand in mine.
"So, I was thinking we take lunch out near the Black Lake. Have a little picnic." He suggested.
"That sounds fantastic." I said.
Two weeks later, Ron and I still were 'together". And on the morning of our two week anniversary, I received a huge parcel in the mail.
"Who's that from?" Pansy asked.
"No, idea, let me read the card." I said. "My dearest Lina. It's from Ron!"
I opened it to see beautiful flowers. "Aww, my favorite flowers!" I said.
"Pink roses?" Draco asked confidently.
I shook my head. "Lavender roses." I said uncomfortably. He looked confused and lost. I had recently fallen in love with lavender roses, pink used to be my favorite, but not anymore.
"Oh, I thought it had always been pink roses." Draco said quietly.
I caught Ron's eye. He smiled and then winked. I smiled back.
"Are you going to break up with him?" Draco asked.
"No." I said smiling.
"What?" Blaise asked. "B-but it's been two weeks."
"I know, but I really like him, and I don't want to break up. Things are amazing between us." I felt like Ron and I were seriously in a relationship. I thought of him as my boyfriend, even when others weren't around. I didn't feel like we were even pretending.
"Oh, leave her alone." Pansy said. "I've got to go talk to Flitwick, see you guys in class." She kissed Draco and waved at me and Blaise.
"Since when are your favorite flowers lavender roses?" Draco asked. "I didn't even know they existed."
"You don't know everything about me." I said trying to sound casual.
"I used to before you started dating Weasley." He said.
"Things have changed since then." I said.
"No, you've changed since then. What happened to that girl I was dating?" He asked quietly.
"You want to know what happened?" I asked. "You destroyed her. You broke her heart so much she couldn't bear to be that girl anymore. The girl you dated, she's gone."
I had never seen Draco so filled with regret and sadness. "But you're supposed to be my Jo." He whispered.
"Well, now I'm Ron's Lina." I replied. "I'm not your girl anymore."
Draco opened his mouth to reply, but was interupted.
"Did you like the flowers, Lina?" Ron asked.
"I loved them!" I gushed. "They're beautiful."
"So is the girl in front of me." He said.
I smiled. "You ready to get out of here?" I asked.
"Yep." He replied. He held out his hand and I took it, and with my other hand grabbed the flowers.
When we got outside of the Great Hall, I kissed him.
"There's no one out here, Lina." He smiled.
I shrugged smirking. "So what?" I kissed him again, and he kissed me back without question.
I know our relationship is supposed to be fake, but I didn't have to fake anything at all when I was with him.
A/N: Hi. So, there are only a few chapters left of this story, in which these questions will be answered. Are Ron and Jo (Lina) falling for eachother? Will Draco find some way to win Jo back? What is Pansy's big secret? How long can Blaise keep all the secrets? Answers will be revealed very soon, I'm hoping on another speedy update. Thanks for reading! :)