The next day Freddy woke Hermione up at five o’clock in the morning. Hermione didn’t want to wake up that early, but after he threw ice cold water on her she had to get up and change her clothes.
Freddy left the room for her to get dressed, but kept checking up on her every few minutes to make sure that she didn’t fall back asleep. Hermione finally threw him out the window after about the fifth time in about seven minutes.
“That wasn’t nice,” said Freddy coming back threw the window.
“Well, sorry I needed to get dressed somehow,” said Hermione shrugging.
“Ok, the first thing you need to do is make both Rafael and Draco jealous,” said Freddy with a devilish grin.
“Nice plan. Only problem is I am too shy...I think"
“Hermione, no need to worry. I am the best person to make guys jealous"
Hermione began to laugh and she heard a firm growl escape Freddy’s throat. She tried to stop laughing, but she couldn’t help it.
“Freddy, you just wanted an excuse to kiss me. Don’t lie”
“I’m not. I will come out of the room with you this morning and accompany you to breakfast”
“You are going to do more than make them jealous. You need to hear what they say about you in the girl’s bathroom. How cute your hair covers your eyes when you play guitar. Oh, also your accent”
“Really?” asked Freddy feeling proud of himself.
“Yeah, what is it?”
Freddy smiled and brought Hermione close. If he was going to make this convincing he had to work extra hard to get Hermione out of her shy shell. Freddy put Hermione’s arms around his neck and ran his hands along her back.
Hermione breathed in Freddy’s cologne and saw his eyes locking with hers. She knew if she wanted this to work she had to trust Freddy and even though she liked him, she had to work hard. Hermione pressed her lips on Freddy’s and felt him rap his strong arms around her body.
Hermione smiled against him mouth and broke the kiss. Freddy smiled and kissed Hermione again. It was more passionate than the first one and Hermione felt her knees go weak.
When he stepped away from her to go get the door Hermione fell against him. He just smiled and kissed her on her forehead.
“Don’t worry this is going to be very believable?” Freddy whispered.
“I’m not worried. I trust you, probably more than I should,” said Hermione truthfully.
Freddy smiled and wrapped cold hand around Hermione’s waist and started to whisper things in her ear. He began reciting Shakespeare and saying sweet things.
Draco was on the couch when they got downstairs. When he heard Hermione he turned his head and opened his mouth to say something, but when he saw her with Freddy he seemed to forget what he was going to say.
Hermione smiled at him and he just stared at her. Freddy flipped him the bird and smiled in Hermione’s hair. Draco’s insides became cold and his stomach in knots. He watched them go out of the portrait hole.
When Freddy knew that Draco was watching right before the walked out of the portrait hole he slipped his hand on Hermione’s butt. Hermione looked at his immediately when he did so and tried to move his hand gently, but it basically looked like they where holding hands.
“Freddy, can you just hold my hand? Everybody is staring,” whispered Hermione.
“Whatever you want love”
Freddy grabbed Hermione’s hand and led her through the before breakfast crowd. Everyone looked surprised to see Hermione holding Freddy’s hand. When Ginny saw Hermione she walked up to her and asked her if they could talk.
Hermione didn’t want to talk to Ginny because she hadn’t really got over seeing Ginny and Draco making out on the couch. She had really considering burning the thing. Hermione agreed to talk to her because Freddy whispered that she should, that she really needed a friend.
“What do you want Gin?” asked Hermione impatiently.
“Other than I’m so sorry about me and Draco. It just happened. I was upset that Harry broke up with me and I just saw Draco. I wasn’t thinking clearly”
“Oh, that makes me feel loads better. Thanks Ginny,” said Hermione rolling her eyes.
“I really wish that you would forgive me. My brother is dating my ex and after people heard about me and Draco all my friends talk behind my back and call me a slut. I really need a friend,” said Ginny with tears in her eyes.
“Oh, Gin,” said Hermione as she gave Ginny a hug.
“It’s ok. I actually brought it upon my self,” said Ginny as she wiped her eyes.
“What did you say about your brother going out with your ex?”
“Yeah, haven’t you heard? Ron and Harry are an item”
Hermione’s eyes grew big with terror. She knew that Rafael had told her about them, but she just thought he was making it up. Ginny laughed at the expression on Hermione’s face.
“Wow, I…wow,” said Hermione.
“I know, a little shocking. Breathe Mione”
Hermione laughed. It was nice that she was friends with Ginny again. Hermione really missed her little sister.
“So tell me about you and that cute guitar player,” said Ginny winking at Hermione.
“Oh, well…Umm, we are kind of dating,” said Hermione blushing.
“Well, a lot of girls are going to be totally jealous. I heard that a few of them where going to ask him out"
Hermione bet her lip. She didn’t really know that many girls had fallen under his spell. He was totally cute and not a bad kisser either.
“Come on love. Don’t you want to go eat?” said a voice in her ear.
Hermione was so preoccupied with talking to Ginny and thinking about her fake boyfriend she didn’t see Freddy walk up next to her and wrap his cold arms around her shoulders. She saw a few girls whisper among themselves and give Hermione evil glances. Ginny said that she was going to save two seats at the table and left.
“I didn’t know many people liked me,” said Freddy under his breath.
“Don’t get big headed. You’re with me”
“How could I forget,” said Freddy kissing Hermione lightly on the lips.
Hermione couldn’t help, but smiling. Even though Freddy was a vampire and she hadn't known him for very long, she began to like and trust him.
When they got into the Great Hall it seemed that everyone in the hall went quiet. Hermione could feel all the eyes from the tables looking at her. She smiled when she saw Draco staring at her and fake that he was listening to what Pansy was talking about.
“I can’t blame anyone looking at us. I have the best looking girl at this school on my arm,” whispered Freddy.
Hermione blushed and ran her fingers threw her hair. She thought she heard Freddy chuckle next to her.
“Everyone in the Great Hall will be talking later,” said Hermione in a hushed voice.
“Let them talk. This is supposed to help you be more confidant. It doesn’t matter what they say”
“Says a person who is probably 100 years old”
Freddy laughed and kissed Hermione on the top of the head. ‘This is going to be tough’ thought Freddy. When they reached the Gryffindor table everyone began to talk to there friends.
Harry and Ron where talking quietly and smiled when they saw Hermione. ‘Maybe this is going to work’ thought Hermione.