Hermione was busily taking notes down from the books that she had in front of her. She was thrilled with the time alone to get her work done. She wondered if she would ever see Jo again. Something told her, that she probably would. She finished working on the last few pages of notes and sat back and thought, ‘good, I’m done.’ She stood up, gathered up her notes and quills and waved her wand and all of the books went back to where they came from. She watched them fly overhead. She walked outside and headed back to her apartment. As she walked in, she took in the moment of how peaceful it was. She sighed happily. She went to her bedroom and started up her computer. She sat down and went to the link that she went to last night. She waited patiently as it signed on.
A window opened up:
HOGWARTSWITCH HAS SIGNED ON…
VIKTOR101: As I was saying, you don’t have to play the game to enjoy Quidditch. It is a very exciting game.
WITCHYONE: Fine, I’ll watch one game. I didn’t really like them all that much back at school. I went to the games because everyone else went and I didn’t want to be alone.
VIKTOR101: You should come to the charity game we are having at Hogwarts next weekend. A lot of the old players are going to join up and have a game and all of the money from the tickets will go to the children orphanage.
WITHYONE: That sounds lovely. I’ll be there. Which one will you be so that I can look out for you?
LuvGirl: It’s Viktor101, do you really not know who it is… Someone who is really into Quidditch? I believe that would be Viktor Krum.
VIKTOR101: Hi LuvGirl, long time no chat.
LuvGirl: Hello, how are you?
WITCHYONE: HEY, I was talking!!!
LuvGirl: I saw.
WITCHYONE: Who is this?
LuvGirl: It’s just me.
LovePlants: Calm down.
WITCHYONE: I feel like you all know who everybody is, but not me.
HOGWARTSWITCH: I don’t know who anyone is.
WITCHYONE: Well, I’ll just tell you all who I am and then you can all tell me who you are. I’m Cho Chang. Perhaps, you know me.
HOGWARTSWITCH: Hi Cho.
LovePlants: Cho? Wow, didn’t think that you had time for chat rooms.
LuvGirl: Hello Cho.
VIKTOR101: Hello Cho, I’m Viktor Krum.
WITCHYONE: Anyone else going to say their names?
LovePlants: No, but you do know who I am. I don’t think that you like me very much.
LuvGirl: Don’t say that, LovePlants. She doesn’t like many people. You are just fine. I know who you are.
LovePlants: Really? Who do you think that I am?
LuvGirl: Hmmm… Do you have a girlfriend, well, almost girlfriend who has red hair and comes from a rather large family?
LovePlants: Who is this? Hermione?
(Hermione laughed out loud. This was quite entertaining. She guessed that LuvGirl was Luna and LovePlants was Neville. Luna was a very good friend of Ginny and her.)
LuvGirl: No, although, she’s one of my good friends.
LovePlants: Is this Ms. GW?
LuvGirl: No, I am not Ginny Weasley, but she’s another one of my good friends.
WITCHYONE: Luna Lovegood?
LovePlants: Hi Luna.
LuvGirl: Hi Neville.
LovePlants: You need to tell Ginny to sigh on and chat sometime. You’ll have to tell her my username.
LuvGirl: Alright, I will. Are you going to the festival later today?
WITCHYONE: What festival?
LovePlants: Yes, you should meet us all there. We are all meeting over at the guy’s place around 2:00.
WITCHYONE: I’ll be there.
LuvGirl: You weren’t invited.
WITCHYONE: Fine. Can I come?
LuvGirl: I don’t think that you would enjoy yourself.
LovePlants: Yeah, I don’t think that you would like it.
WITCHYONE HAS SIGNED OFF.
LuvGirl: See you there.
LovePlants: Alright, see you there.
(Hermione heard someone come in and she quickly tried to sign off. They were at her bedroom door knocking on the door frame before she completely closed out. She turned off her monitor and turned around.
“Harry, you startled me.” Hermione said blushing.
“What are you doing?” Harry said coming in and sitting on her bed.
“Oh, just typing up my notes.” Hermione quickly said without thinking.
“The notes that are still in your bag over here on your bed?” Harry said teasingly.
“Oh.. Well, come on; let’s go to the other room.” Hermione said standing up and not leaving her room til Harry left first.
Harry asked Hermione, “You doing okay?”
“I’m doing better than I was. I just hope that Jo doesn’t make some surprise appearance somewhere. I’m afraid that we haven’t heard the last of her.” Hermione said.
“Can I get you anything, a drink, food?” Hermione asked as she headed into the kitchen to get a glass of pumpkin juice.
“Well, I won’t say no to a glass of juice.” Harry smiled.
Hermione got Harry a glass and poured the pumpkin juice and then handed it to him, “Here you go.”
“Thanks.” Harry said.
“Harry, I feel guilty.” Hermione said sitting down beside him.
“Guilty?” Harry asked.
“I did something silly last night and I don’t know if things are starting between us or what.” Hermione said feeling a bit braver.
“What did you do? Please tell me that you did not go see Viktor?” Harry said.
“No. But, it does involve a guy.” Hermione said.
“What did you do? It can’t be that bad.” Harry said. Harry wasn’t trying to think of how Hermione started out this conversation, had she really said that things were starting between them.
“I went online to that Single Chat Room on the MagicWeb.” Hermione started.
Harry reached in his pocket and pulled out the note and held it in front of Hermione and said, “Are you HogwartsWitch?”
Hermione’s eyes widen and she threw her hands over her mouth. “Are you HogwartsWizard?”
Harry nodded and then leaned back against the sofa and laughed. “Of course, it is you.”
Hermione felt so red. She sat in silence wondering what they should do now. Harry sat up straighter and looked over at Hermione and said, “Hermione, there’s something that I need to tell you.”
“What’s that?” Hermione said.
“I like you. I like everything about you. Your kindness, your strength, your fearlessness, well, I could go on. I just want you to know that I really truly genuinely like you.” Harry said and then leaned over and gave Hermione a small kiss on her cheek.
Hermione felt tears falling from her eyes. She raised her hand and wiped them away.
“Why are you crying?” Harry asked.
“They are tears of joy. Harry, I have liked you for so long. I truly care for you more than any other boy that I have ever talked to. I like you too.” Hermione said with a small smile.
They looked at each other with all of their feelings now out in the open. They saw each other in a different light now. They leaned in and had their first kiss. It was everything that it was meant to be. Their lives felt complete in this single small moment.
To Be Continued… A/N:
I know, I know... That was really short... Well, I can tell you one thing that will be coming in the future chapters of my story: Now, this wouldn’t be a story without some more drama…. Look at the title of the story, I can’t just send away the evil Jo without one last try at getting her man. Or should I say, Hermione’s man. Jo will be coming back in a way that will shock everyone and will happen before you know it.
Don’t know how long this story will be, but I feel like it’s just getting started really.
Thank you for all of my readers and reviewers. I love hearing what you have to say.
One Question for my readers:
Do you like seeing the chat room in my story? I don’t know if I’ll keep it or not…