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Chapter 1: Foundation
Hermione watched in disgust as Ron Weasley ran a hand down Lavender’s thigh. Lavender giggled as Ron began biting softly on her neck. She grabbed a fistful of Ron’s flaming hair and groaned in pleasure. Hermione looked away not wanting to see the victory in Lavender’s face as Ron continued his assault on her body.
It was all a game to him. Of course it was. Always had been since fourth year. Hermione was sick of it. Sick of the emotions she felt when she saw Ron and Lavender kissing, touching, and whispering. She was sick of crying when Ron looked at her while he was kissing Lavender. She was sick of the love and jealousy she felt for the red head. She was sick of doing nothing while Ron played with her feeling.
‘If Ron wants to play a game’ Hermione thought as she grabbed her bag and got up. ‘Let’s play my game now’ She glanced at the couple once more before she stalked out of the room. She did not know how she was going to do it but she knew that she would make Ron jealous.
She wandered through the halls of Hogwarts trying to think of a way to make Ron regret that he ever toyed with her. She remembered fourth year when Viktor had asked her out. Her eyes brightened as she remembered the jealousy in Ron eyes when he saw her and Viktor together.
She smiled, it was perfect. If Ron saw her with a boyfriend then he would certainly become jealous. The only problem now would be who…
‘No’ she shook her head; Harry would never agree to do this. To date his best friend to get his other best friend jealous. Harry had too much nobility and loyalty to agree.
Neither would be good, even though they would agree to it, Ron would scare them both away from Hermione. It would be too easy, she needed someone that would last longer.
Of course not, Neville would say no before she even finished explaining what she was planning to do. Because: 1. He would be to scared of what Ron would do to him and 2. Because he did not want Ron despising him.
She sighed in frustration. Obviously, she needed someone out of her house. More likely, a Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff. ‘Slytherin will be my last resort’ she thought as she started walking towards Entrance Hall…
“Please” Hermione said looking at a Ravenclaw she had bumped into while she was heading down to the lake. She had explained to the Ravenclaw what he needed to do but so far the boy did not want to corporate.
His name was Legion to what Hermione knew about him. 5’8, light-brown hair, and a good built. Overall, he was good looking and Hermione wondered why she had not noticed the boy before. He shifted his books before he said, “Sorry, Granger but I’m already in a relationship”
Hermione growled before she nodded curtly at him, turned around, and began her search for another boy. This was getting harder then she thought. Either every boy she had talked to thought it was wrong or they did not want to get involved with her little love life. She sighed as she leaned against a tree next to the lake. She had gone through almost twenty-five boys and all had rejected her. She rubbed her eyes and let out a sigh.
Her last resort…
She did not think she needed a last resort but now, as she went through all the boys who she asked for help, she knew she needed one. Hermione knew that it did not matter what boy she chose from Slytherin because anyone she chose from that house would make Ron jealous. The only problem is…how can you convince a Slytherin to be a Gryffindor (a muggleborn no less) boyfriend? She put her head in her hands and thought…
‘No and No' She thought, she needed someone who was sly, witty and had Slytherin written all over him.
‘Maybe’ but she needed someone that Ron hated. She needed to go lower. Like…
“I need your help,” She said with gritted teeth as she now stood in front of the lake where a blonde haired boy sat. Blonde hair, steel gray eyes, and a smirk plastered on his face Draco Malfoy sat on the soft grass. His eyes held disgust and interest as he looked at the girl in front of him.
“Why would I help you, mudblood?” He said looking at her with disdain
Hermione took a breathe and swallowed her pride as she looked at the Slytherin. She went too far, she knew that, but right now, all she cared was for Ron to look at her in a different light and if it took dating her worst enemy then so be it.
“Because I plan to hurt Ron and make him jealous,” Hermione said, it was half-true, actually, since she did not intend to hurt him.
“As tempting is that is I don’t think I will” He said gazing at her
“Look” She said glaring at him “You’re my…my…my only hope to get this right. So, just help me okay?” She would have never thought that she would ever be calling Draco her only hope. It just did not feel right.
Draco was not sure if he should help the Gryffindor or not. However, if it meant seeing the look of envy and hate on Ron’s face then he was up to it.
“What is this plan of yours?” He snarled
“I want you to pretend that you’re my boyfriend,” She said looking at him
“You want me to do what?” He said looking at her angrily. There was no way in hell that he would, even, pretend to be Hermione’s boyfriend. It was against what he believed in. It was just…wrong.
“You heard me” Hermione snapped “Look, do you really think that I want to do this too? No. But imagine the way Ron will feel when he sees us together and the sooner he realizes that he loves me the faster I’ll leave you alone”
It was tempting. To see Ron’s face when he see they are together would be priceless. He smirked at the thought.
“What will you say if someone asks you why had you choose a Slytherin?”
Hermione knew he was persuaded when he asked that. She inwardly smiled before she replied, confidently, “I’ll tell them that I wanted someone…different”
Draco studied her for a moment, of course, he could say the same for when the Slytherin ask him. She was pretty with curly brown hair and brown eyes, red kissable lips and flawless skin. ‘For a muggleborn, she was alright.’ he thought as he sighed. He might as well do it...what did he have to lose?
“Fine,” He said smirking before he stood up and went towards Hermione. Draco wrapped an arm around Hermione and kissed her cheek before he whispered in her ear, “Baby.” His smirk widened as he felt Hermione shudder against him.
Hermione glared at him before she pushed him away from her and said, fiercely, “Just because we’re pretending to be boyfriend/girlfriend doesn’t mean I like you. Just remember one thing, Malfoy, it’s…”