Hermione and Ashley beat the boys back to the house. Hermione knew a short cut and Ashley was fast. When they got there Ashley put a spell on Hermione to make her look like she did before they left so nobody was suspicious. Draco had already arrived when they got there and was talking to Abby on the couch.
“You ok Mione?” asked Ashley when they walked through the door.
“Never better,” said Hermione forcing a smile.
“Mione I know that that was not what you wanted to hear. I haven’t really had a girlfriend in a while, so thank you”
“Your welcome. I am not going to stop being friends with you. You are so nice,” said Hermione giving Ashley a hug.
Freddy walked into the house about two minutes after Hermione and Ashley. Hermione and Ashley were talking to Ron and Harry when he reached them. Freddy put his arms around Hermione and kissed her neck. Harry smiled at Hermione and he and Ron walked away.
“Sorry to have stopped the party,” said Freddy looking at Harry and Ron’s backs.
“Oh, you didn’t we where just talking about my ex boyfriends. You know like Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, and Viktor Krum”
Freddy could not mask that he was jealous. When Hermione gave a soft laugh he knew she was kidding. She gave him a soft kiss, Freddy’s lips curved into a smile as he broke the kiss. Hermione snaked her arms around his neck.
“What did Rafael say?” asked Hermione.
“Nothing,” said Freddy too quickly.
“Freddy you know if he did say something you can tell me right?” asked Hermione looking into Freddy’s electric blue eyes.
“Yeah I know”
“You want to go talk?” asked Hermione.
“I would like that”
Hermione led Freddy up the stairs to her room. Freddy was amazed that it looked almost exactly like her room at Hogwarts. It had lots of pictures and a lot of books. Freddy noticed a guitar in the far corner of the room.
“What do you want to talk about Mione?” asked Freddy picking up the guitar.
“I want you to tell me what really happened when Rafael asked you to talk,” said Hermione seriously.
“Nothing happened Mione”
“Then how did you get that goose egg on the back of your head?”
Freddy felt on the back of his head and felt the sore spot. Freddy grimanced at the sore spot. He quickly smiled at Hermione and began to play he guitar. He knew Hermione was getting impatient.
“We just got into an argument that is all,” Freddy reassured Hermione.
“Ok, what do you think about us being together forever?” asked Hermione.
Freddy stopped playing the guitar. He knew what he was asking and if she knew what all that would be like.
“Hermione, I love you, but I don’t know if you know exactly what you are asking,” said Freddy shaking his head.
“I know exactly what I am saying Freddy. I want to be with you for as long as I live…or not live”
Hermione looked at him. She knew that he would be a little angry, but that didn’t compare to the look in his eye that made her gaze away. Hermione knew what she was asking and she knew that she loved him.
“Freddy, please,” whispered Hermione.
“Mione, I have loved you since I first laid eyes on you. I would like to spend eternity with you, but I couldn’t do that to you,” yelled Freddy.
“Then why won’t you make me into a vampire? You wouldn’t be doing anything to me. This is what I want. Also if you loved me then why won't you tell me the truth about what Rafael said to you,” yelled Hermione.
“I am telling you the truth. Nothing happened,” yelled Freddy matching Hermione’s tone.
Hermione could feel tears on her cheeks. She tried to wipe them away, but they kept coming. She didn’t want to fight with him. Hermione knew why he wouldn’t tell her what Rafael said in the woods, he thought something would happen to her.
“I love you, Freddy”
“If you really loved me then you would respect my decision and not make you a vampire,” said Freddy yelling.
“Don’t say that Freddy. I only want that to be with you”
“You know, I don’t need this I am leaving”
Freddy walked out of the room and slammed the door behind him. Hermione laid on her bed holding her locket. She loved him, and she was going to be with him one way or another.