Chapter 8 : The Talk
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A/N Guys!! Okay, I decided that I’m going to change Ron’s name to Tom. It’s just, when he meets his dad, it’d be very confusing. Hopefully it won’t confuse you too much. Sorry…
“ Look Hermione, I can explain everything.” Draco said, holding his arms out as if trying to stop her from coming at him.
“Don’t call me Hermione.” Hermione said, glaring at the man standing before her.
“…Okay now will you let me explain?.” Draco said, cautiously motioning for her to sit down on his couch.
“What can you explain? How you left me with your child? How you’re on the good side now? but you haven’t tried to get in touch with Alli? How you’re a total ass hole?” Hermione said, pacing and starting to rant.
“Herm-“ Draco started.
“I said DON’T call me Hermione!” Hermione screamed, “Were you ever going to tell me that you were on the good side? Or that you wouldn’t come for Alli? Do you know how hard it was, everyday knowing that you might come and try to take her away from me? Or thinking that you would sell us out to the death eaters and they’d be knocking at our door, killing us? Tell me what happened! Tell me the truth.”
“You want the truth?” Draco asked, getting frustrated, “The truth is, yes I gave her to you. Because I knew you’d take care of her. After giving her to you, I went to Dumbledore and asked for help. I was held captured for over a year by the Order until they finally believed that I wasn’t a death eater. None of them knew about you or Jane. After Voldemort was defeated, I got a full pardon by the minister of Magic. After that, Dumbledore gave me a job here as a teacher. I love my job and the students. But I think about Jane everyday. You’d be surprised at how many times I just wanted to send a letter, just to see if you’d get it and reply, but I know I can’t.” Draco said, sitting down on his couch, leaning over and covering his face with his hands.
As Draco sat there, Hermione had a chance to look at him. He had grown at least two inches and he was now head and shoulders over Hermione. He had broad shoulders and strong arms. His blond hair was about ear length and it wasn’t gelled back, giving him a more mature look. His face had matured and had a chiselled look to it. Every curve was pronounced. His eyes were bright blue with navy streaks and his mouth pouted just a little bit. Hermione was surprised that he wasn’t famous with looks like his. He could definitely become a model if he wanted to. Hermione realized that she was staring and she looked away.
“It was her 16th birthday last week.” Hermione said, sitting down next to him.
“I know. I wanted to send her something, anything.” Draco said.
“I didn’t tell her.” Hermione said, looking down, ashamed of herself.
“It’s alright.” He said, softly, making Hermione forget her anger.
“Do you even know why I’m here?” Hermione asked, looking up.
“No, I thought you were still in hiding until Dumbledore said that the woman in my arms was you.” Draco said, laughing slightly.
“I’m here to get Alli and Tom places in Hogwarts.” Hermione said, watching the emotions cross Draco’s face.
“So…she’d be here?” Draco asked, looking hopeful.
“Yeah, she’d be here, and I’m going to tell her about you before she comes here.” Hermione said, smiling at Draco.
“Do you think she’d want to see me?” Draco asked.
“I think by then she’ll want to talk to you more than me… She looks a lot like you, you know.” Hermione said, going through her tote bag to get a picture. When she found one, she handed it over to Draco and watched his face as he stared at the picture. His eyes welled up in tears and he smiled.
“She’s beautiful. She has her mother’s nose and mouth but my hair and eyes.” Draco said, smiling.
“She has the confidence of a Film Star and she always has to be the centre of attention.” Hermione said smiling.
“Who’s the guy?” Draco asked, Hermione wasn’t sure which one ‘guy’ Draco was talking about, Tom or Nate.
“Which one?” Hermione asked, raising her eyebrow.
“This one” Draco said, pointing at Tom who was standing next to Nate and behind Hermione, who was sitting on a chair next to Alli. (A/N Okay when I read that, it sounded confusing, so let me tell you the positions of the ppl in the picture. Hermione and Alli are sitting on chairs and Tom and Nate are standing behind them. Tom is standing behind Hermione and Nate is standing behind Alli. Hope that helps )
“That’s Tom” Hermione said, smiling fondly at the photo.
“That’s the one you were pregnant with when I gave you Jane?” Draco enquired.
“How did you know?” Hermione asked.
“I lived with a woman who was pregnant, I know the symptoms.” Draco said smiling, “he looks like you” he complemented.
“Thanks.” Hermione said, smiling.
Somewhere in the distance, Hermione could hear far-away ringing of the bells. Hermione looked down at her watch and saw that it was already four and she had to be at Harry’s at five.
“I have to go.” Hermione said, getting up from the couch.
“Because of Potter’s party?” Draco asked.
“How did you know?” Hermione asked, taken aback.
“I was invited… Did you tell Potter about Jane?” Draco asked.
“No. I just told the ministry that I adopted her from a wizarding family…” Hermione said, thinking, “do you think he knows?”
“I’m not sure… all I know is that yesterday I got a letter from him inviting me. I’m not enemies anymore, but we’re sure as hell not friends.” Draco said, thinking, “Oh shit, he knows Legilimens.”
“Do you think he read my mind?!” Hermione asked.
“He must of…” Draco said, “…shit.”
“When I get my hands on him…” Hermione said, she was outraged that Harry would use that on her! He had no right! Hermione stood up from the couch and got her things together.
“I have to go. I guess I’ll see you at the party.” Hermione said, walking out of the portrait hole. Hermione rushed towards Dumbledore’s office, when she got there she walked right in.
“Ahh, Miss Granger, It’s nice to see your better.” Dumbledore said.
“Do you know about Alli?” Hermione said, fuming.
“Yes, I found out when Mr.Malfoy came to the Order.” Dumbledore said, simply.
“Does Harry know?” Hermione asked.
“He did not find out off of Mr.Malfoy, if that’s what you mean.” Dumbledore said.
“That Ass hole!” Hermione exclaimed, “I’m going to go see him.”
“Don’t bother, he’s coming here. He’ll be here in a matter of minutes.” Dumbledore said, and true to his word, a few seconds later, Harry came out of fire.
“You used Legilimens on me?!?!” Hermione screamed at Harry as soon as he walked out of the fire.
“I thought you were a dark witch, what was I supposed to do?” Harry said, simply.
“Oh and the fact that I had fucking Dumbledore with me didn’t change that? What did you think that I put one of the Unforgivables on him?” Hermione said.
“You could of.” Harry said, defending himself.
“Yeah, like anyone could actually put a spell on Dumbledore!” Hermione said sarcastically.
“Look Hermione, I couldn’t take any chances!” Harry said.
Hermione knew that Harry was right, and that she over reacted but she was never the one to back down from a fight. Hermione opened her mouth to talk back when Dumbledore coughed slightly, bringing them back to their senses.
“Could you two please not fight? What’s done is done and I’m sure Harry will not tell anyone.” Dumbledore said, looking between the two with that annoying twinkle in his eye.
“Whatever, I’m going. I’ll see you tonight.” Hermione said, storming past Harry and into the fireplace, where she flooed back to the leaky Cauldron. When she got there, she put the glasses over her eyes and walked back to her Hotel.
When Hermione got to her hotel room, she took a quick shower and dried her hair. She put on her Dark brown Jersey Dress with a silk sash and empire waste, shaped with a V-neck and flutter sleeves for an elegant look (A/N The Picture of the dress is at the bottom because I can’t describe it very well =P). She then applied just enough makeup to make her chestnut eyes stand out and her lips pout. When Hermione was finished getting ready, she looked at herself closely. After a few seconds, she gave herself a nod of approval and she picked up her hand bag, that had her mobile phone, wand and Digital camera in it, and apparated to Harry and Ginny’s house.
Hermione took a few seconds to steady herself after apparition. That was definitely one feeling she didn’t miss. She then smoothed over her dress and rang the doorbell. She could hear people talking, and then someone shushing them, then she heard someone unlock the door.
There's the picture =] ^^ Ok there's the next chapter, I have to admit it wasnt my favourite, but it'll do =]
And Remember! I CHANGED HERMIONE'S SON'S NAME TO TOM!!! (just so it isnt confusing. Thats why it's still 3 letters )
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