Hermione was happy that the seventh years began classes a week after everyone else. She barely went out of the Common Room for the week. Hermione was busy reading books from the bookshelf in the Common Room and writing to her parents and brother.
Draco was going to the Slytherin Common Room when Harry and Ron stopped him in the hallway. Draco rolled his eyes and tried to walk pass them, but they cut him off. He was getting annoyed when Ron pushed him against the wall.
“What is your problem Weasel?” yelled Draco.
“Shut up Malfoy. Where is Hermione, nobody’s seen her since the feast? If you hurt her I will kill you”
“I have nothing to do with her not coming out of the Common Room asshole. She has been reading and writing to her friends and family in South Carolina ”
Draco pushed Ron out of the way and continued going towards the Slytherin Common Room. In the Common Room he saw Pansy talking and flirting with Rafael. When Pansy saw Draco she ran and kissed him on the lips. Draco saw Rafael’s eyes burn with fire when he saw Pansy happy to see Draco.
Draco used this to his advantage; Draco put his arms around Pansy’s slender waist and kissed her passionately on the lips. Pansy’s knees had gone weak and Draco held her up easily. When Draco was done making Rafael jealous he went and sat on the chair beside Rafael.
“Draco can I speak with you for a moment?” asked Rafael with fire in his eyes.
Rafael grabbed Malfoy hard by the elbow and dragged him to a part of the room were nobody could hear them. When Rafael looked at Draco he felt his stomach go in knots and he would never admit it but he was afraid of Rafael Vontay.
“What are you doing here Rafael?” asked Draco in a hushed voice.
“I don’t believe it is any of your business Malfoy. I can’t come to school here?”
“No, and you came from the United States? What a load of shit”
Rafael laughed at Draco and then gave him a little crooked smile. Rafael had always liked tormenting Draco ever since he met him about ten years ago. He knew that Draco was afraid of what he could do to him and his family and Rafael used this to his advantage.
“Listen, just stay out of my way and deal with that I’m here”
Rafael went to sit by Pansy and Draco just stood there dumbfounded. He was going to find out why Rafael was here. He went back to the Head Common Room and saw that Hermione was still reading on the couch. Draco rolled his eyes and went and sat by here. Hermione didn’t seem to notice him, but as Draco took the book from her she got angry.
“Malfoy what do you think you are doing?” yelled Hermione trying to get her book back.
Draco who was a whole foot taller than her and kept it far from her reach. Draco started laughing when Hermione began jumping to get the book back. Hermione put her hands on her hips and looked up Draco.
“You read too much, it’s not healthy. If you keep reading like this you won’t have any friends except for the ones in books and you will end up having ten thousand cats. Do you want to end up like that?”
“Draco can you just leave me alone and give me the book back?”
Draco sat down on the leather couch and pretended to be thinking. He was a little surprised when she had called him Draco; she was always a ‘ferret’ or ‘Malfoy’ type of girl. Hermione began tapping her foot looking at him.
“Ok, keep the stupid book. I’m going to go take a shower,” said Hermione walking to her room to get her robe.
Draco sat there and was asleep before Hermione even got back downstairs to the bathroom. In his dream he heard a heavenly voice singing a song that he did not know. He started to walk toward it and every time he got close to the voice it stopped and he woke up. It was the same dream for the pass few nights and he did not know what to do. He was beginning to get really frustrated when he woke up. He thought he would never find out who his dream girl would be.
Then he heard the same voice coming from the bathroom and he saw steam coming out from beneath the door. He went and knocked on the door. The heavenly voice stopped and he heard the water shut off. Hermione’s head popped out of the door. She rolled her eyes when she saw Draco.
“What do you need, baby?” asked Hermione in a sweet voice.
“Baby? What song were you singing in there?”
Hermione’s face seemed to be flushed away from all color. Her eyes became wide and Draco noticed a blush sweeping across Hermione’s face. She shut the door quickly and grabbed her robe to put it on and opened the door to see Draco still looking at her.
“It’s a muggle song Draco. I love it; it makes you feel good singing it. Plus it is romantic.”
“Well, baby will you sing it for me? Please. I have been hearing it in my dreams and I want to hear it from you”
“Boy, no matter what we go through
You step up I'll step up too
It don't matter what the haters say..."
Draco stopped her and just sat there thinkiing, amazed as Hermione looked at him with her hands on her hips. Obviously angry that Draco had stopped her singing. The girl of his dreams was Hermione Granger. The girl who at the thought of dating her a few years ago would be absurd. Now, it didn’t seem pretty bad. ‘What am I saying? It’s Granger’ thought Draco shaking his head to get the nauseating thought.
“So, yeah. Wow Granger---I mean Hermione. That was amazing!! Who knew you could sing like that?”
“My brother and I used to go to singing contests and we won a lot of them and when I moved to London I gave it up. It was something that was only me and his you know? My best muggle friend Fuzz, he and I used to dance and dancing contests were awesome, but I gave that up a long time ago too. I just dance for fun when nobody is watching”
Draco stood up and held his hand out for Hermione. When she looked at him and saw his hand she rolled her eyes and then grabbed his hand. He spun her around and put his hands around her waist. Hermione put her arms around Draco’s neck. Hermione would have liked to do a faster dance, but just being there with him she didn’t care what dance they did. ‘He is so cute’ thought Hermione. To her surprise she didn’t cringe at the thought.
Hermione looked into Draco’s eyes and smiled. Draco smiled back showing off his perfectly white teeth. He stared at Hermione’s mouth and outlined her perfectly plump lips with his finger.
“Draco, if you just want to kiss me do it,” whispered Hermione.
Draco chuckled a little and looked up in Hermione’s honey brown eyes. He knew it was now or never, also that nobody would approve of it. Not his mom or his dad, especially none of there friends…
Draco placed his lips gently on hers and ran his tongue over her lips. She opened her mouth to him and let his tongue play with hers. She moaned a little in his mouth and felt his lips curl into a grin. She deepened the kiss and didn’t want it to end. Draco broke the kiss panting.
“Hermione, we can’t do this,” Draco whispered.
“Why not?” Hermione pouted.
“I don’t want to force you to do noting you don’t want to do. I also don’t want you to regret it.”
“But…your right. Why do you have to be right? Also, why are you being so nice to me? A year ago you wouldn’t let me come in ten feet of you. Why the change of heart?”
“I don’t know,” said Draco truthfully.
“Well why your figuring it out…”
Hermione gave him a light kiss on the lips and went over to the couch. Draco had left the book on the coffee table in front of the couch. Hermione picked it up and sat on the couch poening the book.