After breakfast Draco and Hermione had Potions with Professor Snape. Hermione dropped her book when she sat down and she could have sworn she saw him look up her leg. They where half way through class and Hermione had answered all the questions right that he asked. Snape was getting annoyed that nobody else knew the answers.
“Miss Granger,” said Snape.
“I want you to show Rafael Vontay the castle”
“Ok, you can go now so everyone else can get a chance to learn”
“It’s the middle of class, Professor”
“Ten points from Gryffindor, now go,” said Snape turning from her.
Hermione looked at Draco and then left with Rafael at her heels. Hermione took school very seriously and hated taking points from her house. Hermione seemed to be walking through the tour in a daze
“Are you ok Hermione?” asked Rafael sounding concerned.
“What? Oh, yeah sorry”
“So where are you taking me?”
“I have no idea,” said Hermione truthfully.
Rafael laughed. Hermione could see how many of the girls in the school liked him. He had beautiful blue eyes and smiled a lot. He was easy to talk to and seemed to be keeping his distance a few spaces behind her. Hermione thought it was strange, but she didn’t really think much of it.
After the tour was over she looked back at him. His electric blue eyes turned a little browner. As she stood there it seemed to grow darker after every second. Hermione turned away and told him goodbye. She started walking and heard him call her name a few times before she turned back around.
“Can I see you again, as friends I mean? I want to show you something,” said Rafael with hope in his now almost black eyes.
“What is it Rafael?”
“It’s a surprise. Come to the Slytherin Common Room during the free period after lunch”
Hermione shrugged and nodded. She wondered what the surprise might be. He was one of the nicest guys she had ever met. He was really cute too. Hermione shrugged and went to go find her boyfriend.
Hermione found Draco sitting in the library. She put down her books and kissed him on the cheek. He was working on the mountain of homework that Snape had given them. Draco got frustrated after an hour of working on it. He offered to help Hermione, but he noticed that she was almost done with it.
“I can help you if you want Draco,” said Hermione.
“No I can do it," said Draco sounding annoyed.
“Draco you’ve been working on it for almost an hour and you barley have anything done. I can help you”
“Ok darling you can help me, but not with this,” said Draoc pushing the book away.
“Draco, can you help me find a book?” said Hermione smiling.
“Yes, a book,” said Hermione winking.
Draco was slow at first, but when she went to a book section that was dimly lit he got it. ‘Why are boys so stupid?’ thought Hermione rolling her eyes. Hermione sat on the little table near the window in the book section. Draco kissed her hard on her lips and started kissing down her jaw line to her neck. Hermione moaned with pleasure.
Hermione started to take off Draco’s robes and began to work on his tie when he broke the kiss. It was the second time that Draco stopped when she wanted to do more.
“Hermione are you sure? I don’t want you to regret anything”
“I’m sure. I don’t think I would regret anything I do with you. You’re everything I could hope for. You are sweet, nice, sometimes a jackass, and that’s want I like about you”
“What if someone comes to this side of the library?”
“What if? Well, you can't live your life on what if’s, you can do it now or never. You will miss out on a lot of things if you think about what could happen”
Draco smiled a dangerous smile and kissed her again with such passion and pleasure that it took her breath away. Draco was in his boxers when the librarian came in the section putting the books away when she saw Draco. Her face got red and it looked as if she was going to explode.
“Out,” said the librarian pointing to the door.
Draco began putting on his robes and Hermione just sat there waiting on Draco. When he was finished they walked hand in hand towards the door. The librarian stopped them and still looked furious.
“You are not allowed to come in here again if you are going to use this library in that way. I don’t want to see that again. Next time I do you will not be able to use this library. I should do that now, but since you are Heads I will go easy on you once.”
“Yes ma’am,” whispered Hermione.
Hermione and Draco went down to lunch in the Great Hall in silence. Draco held her hand and led her to the Gryffindor table. This time Harry came with Ginny to sit with them. Hermione knew that it was hard for Harry because he hated Draco a lot, but Hermione respected that he was given it a shot.
After lunch Draco couldn’t seem to keep his hands off of Hermione. He wanted to go back to the Heads Common Room and finish what they had started in the library.
“Draco, I need to meet Rafael. He wants to show me something”
Draco became white as a sheet. He whispered something like ‘Why does he need her?’. Hermione started to get mad. She knew that Draco knew Rafael Vontay before know and that he is keeping a secret from her.
“Draco what is it about Rafael that you are not telling me?” asked Hermione.
“Hermione he is not a very nice guy and he is bad news”
“Oh, like you?" said Hermione lifting her eyebrows to him.
“No Hermione not like me”
“What’s going on here?” said a voice behind them.
Hermione turned around to find Rafael Vontay and his now electric blue eyes leaning up against the wall behind them. Hermione began to grow hot in the face and Draco looked angry. Hermione didn’t know the history between the mysterious new student and her boyfriend, but it could not be good.
“Nothing, we where just talking,” said Draco.
“Hermione and I have a date,” said Rafael with a devilish grin.
Hermione shook her head, but Draco dHermione opened her mouth to protest and Draco looked at her in disbelief. idn’t seem to believe her. Draco stood in front of her as Rafael came towards them. Rafael stood in front of Draco and looked him down. Draco trying to protect Hermione seemed to amuse him.
“Move Malfoy,” laughed Rafael.
“No, Hermione is coming with me back to the Head Common Room”
Right then Rafael tried to push pass Draco, but Draco stood his ground and didn’t move an inch. Then Draco seemed to have changed his mind by protecting Hermione and just gave her a kiss on the cheek and went towards the Head Common Room.
Rafael did a crooked smile and led Hermione towards the Slytherin Common Room. Hermione noticed when Draco left that he wasn’t acting like himself. Did Rafael put a curse on him? Hermione shook her head at that thought because she would have noticed someone putting a curse on her boyfriend. All the possibilities that Hermione had in her mind couldn’t have possibly happened without Hermione noticing. All she knew was that he wasn’t right.
Rafael told Hermione that the surprise was in his room. Hermione stopped dead in her tracks when he said that. Rafael must have noticed that she was no longer standing behind him because then he stopped also. He seemed to have this glow to him and had this beauty that seemed too perfect.
“Not like that you silly girl,” said Rafael smiling.
He held out his hand, but Hermione still was very hesitant. Finally she put her hand on his and went to his room. Hermione noticed that he had a beautiful acoustic guitar and a cowboy hat on his trunk. Hermione touched the guitar lightly and felt Rafael’s eyes on her back.
“You like it don’t you?” he asked gently.
“Yeah, its beautiful”
“You know you are very different than any other girl that I’ve met here”
”How’s that?” said Hermione still looking at the guitar.
“Well, people here are so easy to read, but I have noticed with you it is hard to read”
“My ma called me her open book. Ever since I was little I have been easy to read.”
Rafael laughed and shook his head. He took the guitar off the stand and began playing it. It was a happy little tune and it was nice. Rafael was just humming to the music and watching Hermione out of the corner of his eye. Hermione blushed when she noticed he was looking at her. After he stopped he just looked at Hermione.
“Did you like it?” asked Rafael smiling showing all his teeth.
“Yeah, it was good”
Just then something seemed to be wrong with Rafael. His eyes where completely black and he had trouble sitting in his seat. He ran his hands threw his hair and began pulling it hard.
“Rafael….you ok?” asked Hermione he voice shaking.
Rafael looked at her wild eyed. He looked at her; he licked his lips looking at her hungrily. His black eyes got big and he shook his head.
“Hermione get out now,” said Rafael in a low voice.
Hermione was scared at his tone and ran out of the room. She kept running until she was out of the Slytherin Common Room and she noticed that she was shaking. Hermione walked towards the Head Common Room trying to calm herself down. She wished that Draco was ok, she still have not forgot how odd he was acting.
Draco was sitting in his dormitory and was suddenly in a dark room. Draco then saw a red beam of light threw the darkness and walked towards it. He heard a skin crawling laugh and stopped dead in his tracks.