Chapter 2 : School Mates and Cows' Eyes
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Warning: There is strong language in this chapter. Mature rating for a reason :)
"So why are you making me come here again? Do you know what kind of mistake you are making? I mean, I’m going to have to go to school with muggles for Christ's sake!" Draco Malfoy said, whining like a five-year old as he ate his breakfast with his mother, Narcissa watching him and rolling her eyes. They were staying in the Palace Hotel until Draco got to school that morning, where he finds out who is going to take him in as an exchange student.
"Oh really Draco, you are acting like a five-year old. You are going because your father is in Azkaban, and your grades are slipping, and this place is away from England, so you shouldn't have any problem. Not to mention your friends are here with you! You really should think that you are not the only person who does not want to be here!" She said as she walked back into the kitchen to brew another cup of coffee.
Well she does have a point. This last year I have been so distracted that I nearly didn't pass on my O.W.L exams. And I guess I do have Blaise, Crabbe and Goyle with me here. And unfortunately they had to drag fucking Pansy with them didn't they. Why couldn't they bring someone constructive along?
Draco shook his head and left his thinking with his breakfast. He then looked at the time on his watch; a Rolex that was a present from his grandfather, grabbed his Armani messenger bag, and walked into the kitchen.
"I'm off to go meet up with the others. And since I’ve only arrived here a day ago, to do some exploring, and get a good coffee. Bye mother," he cried as he walked out the door.
Hermione and Matt were walking up Fifth Avenue, drinking lattes and chatting, when Hermione got a text to meet up with Jess and the rest of their group out the front of a museum not far from Central Park. Five minutes later as they were walking up to the steps, the only thing that could be heard was the deafening scream of Jess and Hermione as they saw each other.
Matt just laughed and shook his head as the two screaming girls ran up and hugged each other.
"Shit it's so good to see you again, it’s been ages Mimi!!!"
"Oh my goodness, I know Jess, but I’m back, yay!!”
They untangled from each other so Jess could give Matt a hug, and Hermione could go give the rest of the group one also. The rest of the group from school consisted of, Sam (Hermione’s cousin), Paul, Melissa, Scott, Renan and Cadin.
Hermione walked up a few steps to the others, giving each one a kiss and a huge hug, but stopping at Renan, who was looking up at her mischievously, with a cigarette hanging out one side of his mouth.
Hermione and Renan had always been close, and it was a great help to know that Renan was gorgeous! He was Puerto-Rican, and tall, with brown-black hair and grey eyes; really fit (he played a lot of lacrosse), and exactly like her; very outgoing but smart and witty; There wasn’t anything that Hermione knew that Renan didn’t, and vice versa. Renan, apart from Jess and Hermione’s cousins, was the only person that knew Hermione was a witch.
Renan just continued to look at her. “Well, Hermione aren’t you going to give me hug? I’ve missed you too you know,” he said, smiling.
Hermione laughed and took the cigarette out of his mouth, having a puff on it before giving it back. She couldn’t do this back at Hogwarts, because no-one would suspect that she would even be into drinking, let alone the occasional puff of a cigarette, usually Renan’s.
She then raced up and gave him the biggest hug out of them all and a quick peck on the lips for good measure.
When she pulled back he was still smiling down at her. She laughed. “Don’t tell me, you are already high. God, it’s not even 9am! Well at least one good thing comes out of this, you haven’t changed!” She cried as she slapped Renan playfully as he laughed.
“Hey Mi, that hurt!”
“Well you deserve it! Besides, I would expect better from a student that has to show inspiring qualities for new exchange students. I just can’t be friends with a rule breaker! ” She exclaimed, joking playing out the role of being genuinely upset.
“Awwww come on Mimi, you know I was just having a bit of harmless fun, and you took too long to get here and I got bored!” Renan whined.
Hermione laughed, and looked at everyone else but shook her head. “I actually have to attend this assembly this morning, so we can meander around later and go out tonight okay? Trust me, it will be so much better, though I suggest we start to walk to Central Park, so it doesn’t look too obvious that we are already late for this assembly.”
She grabbed her tote and they all started to walk towards Central Park, where not too far through is an alcove to get to their school. By the time everyone had arrived at Central Park, Hermione realised that Renan was not the only one that had dabbled in a bit of legal highs this morning. Melissa and Cadin were also wandering at a less than normal pace. Hermione had never personally been a fan of drugs, legal or otherwise, but had no problem with her friends doing it. In small amounts of course, she still held some of her morality.
Hermione looked at Matt. “I think we should just get them all to lie down on the grass until they have a clearer mind.” Matt agreed, so the group walked into the middle of the sunny park, and laid back on the grass, giggling at the clouds going by, making no sense of the conversation that had begun. But what Hermione didn’t know, is that there was a group of people she never expected to see here, just around the corner……
“Holy shit, this park is so big!” Blaise said, as he walked around, trying to take it all in, and sipped on a hot cup of decently made coffee.
“But there is no places to get food here,” moaned Crabbe, as he looked around.
Draco rolled his eyes. “Crabbe, we stopped at Starbucks fifteen minutes ago, and you got two croissants and a muffin, not to mention you had breakfast as well! I think this place is incredible, it’s so big”
“Dracy, my feet are sore, we shouldn’t be doing all this walking!” Pansy whined from beside him.
“Well next time Pansy, don’t wear fucking nine inch heels, especially when I had told you we would be doing a lot of walking! And do not call me Dracy, I hate it,” Draco said, barely holding onto his temper.
The group continued to walk further and further into the park, and after about twenty minutes, Draco finally realised that they were lost.
Blaise looked around, shaking his dark head. “Ok, I don’t want to admit this, but I know we are lost.”
Draco, not particularly wanting to agree, because he liked his pride, just nodded slightly. “Maybe we can find someone that could tell us the way out, and maybe the way to school.”
Goyle looked around, and spotted eight teenagers, around the same age, lying down on the grass, laughing and looking up at the clouds. “Hey what about that group over there? They might be able to help us, they look our age.”
Draco looked ahead in disgust, not wanting to associate with muggles, but when he realised he had no other choice sighed in resignation. “Well, we will give it a try,” he said, as he walked over to them, Blaise and Pansy following.
He walked up to a guy with black hair and grey eyes, who looked totally out of it, but hoped he could help.
Draco cleared his throat. “Um, excuse me, do you know-“
“Know what? I don’t know a thing!! Wait, wait, yes I do! I know that that cloud up there, looks like a banana!”
Draco mentally hit himself. This guy is high enough to be in heaven!
The next thing he knew the girl next to the black haired guy cracked up laughing then got up and walked over to him. She was gorgeous, with wavy dark blonde hair, and a great chest, but her eyes looked familiar. I’m sure I’ve seen her before.
She looked back and began to speak. “Hey sorry about my friend he is totally high off his face, what- Malfoy?! What the hell are you doing here!?”
Draco raised an eyebrow, how did this girl know who he was, and why was she acting so angry. Though, the more that he looked at her, he knew he knew her from somewhere, she was so familiar, but he could just not put his finger on it.
“I don’t even know who you are, I don’t think. How do you know me?” Draco asked, still trying to figure out who the beautiful woman in front of him was from. I recognise you, but from where? Come on Draco, think!
“Hmm oh trust me, you know me, my name starts with ‘H’.”
Draco thought for a second, and then all of a sudden, everything dawned on him. No, it can’t be……..
“What the fuck are you doing here?”
Hermione began to talk when Sam and Michelle interrupted her.
“Oi, what’s all this!?” Sam yelled.
“Give me a second Sam!”
“Okay, that’s sweet! Don’t get your panties in a bunch.”
What the hell? Who is that guy, and all these people? Is this even the same Hermione Granger? Draco thought.
Draco shook his head. “Granger, you have… Changed. A lot. I don’t even know if you are the real one,” Draco said, as he walked after her. Hermione was walking to her bag, and he was watching her, completely bewildered.
As Hermione grabbed her tote bag, she turned around and found Malfoy looking completely bewildered at her. She rolled her eyes. “Well if you want to stay around Malfoy, I suggest you grab you annoying friends and get ready to go, otherwise leave,” she said. Hermione then yelled to the others “Hey guys, let’s get to school,” and walked away.
He nodded silently, and walked to go re-join Blaise Pansy, Crabbe and Goyle, who each had an equally as stunned look on their faces.
“Do not tell me-“Blaise began
“That that girl is-“Pansy continued.
“Mudblood? I can assure you, that I have no fucking idea. Because it is her, but it isn’t at exactly the same time,” Draco finished.
Hermione turned and glared at Draco as if she was saying "are you coming or what?"
He looked at Blaise, whose look had gone from stunned to mischievous.
Draco raised an eyebrow. “What are you looking so happy about?”
Blaise turned to him. “If this is how Granger acts here, with what seems like fun and outgoing friends, why don’t we take advantage of it? I mean, we want to have fun here right? If Granger is going to give us that, why don’t we befriend her?”
Draco considered this for a second, and then agreed. “You have a point. We will see how this goes. But let’s see if we can make it to school first,” he said, as they began to walk with the others, introducing themselves to each other.
By the time they arrived at school, they were already fifteen minutes late for assembly, which, for Hermione’s group, was not exactly a new thing.
When the group of them rounded the corner to the hall, where the assembly was being held, Hermione and her gang stopped abruptly. Jess looked at Hermione, and walked quietly through the hall doors, and tried to quietly make an entrance, which for a large group of people, rendered impossible.
“Miss Jess, Hermione, great to have you back. And it’s great to see that you are only fifteen inutes late, not an hour, like you usually are,” said their Principal, Melissa Pope. Not one for enforcing rules, but does expect to be respected.
Jess looked at Hermione and laughed. “Well miss, you see, we picked up some of the exchange students along the way. They were lost. That’s why we are late. It’s not like we try to be!” Jess explained, a sweet smile on her face.
Miss Pope just looked at them, a hint of amusement in her eyes. “Well I’m glad you found them. If you could take a seat now, then I shall continue, and you can find out who you will be looking after for the next two months.”
As each of them took their seats, Hermione went and sat between Renan and Malfoy. She then leant over and whispered in Renan’s ear “I bet my exchange student will be Malfoy. Winner buys the other a drink.”
Renan just looked at her, a sexy smirk on his face. “Ok darl, you’re on.”
Miss Pope then started to read the names out.
“Paul Goodwin, you have Vincent Crabbe, Emma Bailey, you have Gregory Goyle, Jess Simmons, you have Pansy Parkinson, Hermione Granger, you have Draco Malfoy, Sam and Matt Davis, and you have Blaise Zabini. All host students, look after your student with the upmost courtesy and respect. And I hope they have a great stay here. That will be all. You are dismissed,” she said, as she stepped down from the pillar and went to talk to the teachers.
Renan looked dumbfounded as Hermione squealed and looked at him with glee. “Yes, you owe me a drink! Now let’s get to biology, it has always been a fun class,” she laughed as she jumped up, threw her tote over her shoulder, and went to talk to Jess as they walked out. Renan just sat there silent, with a completely dumbfounded expression, not believing that she had one upped on him
But Renan wasn’t the only one. One chair down, sitting with his mouth wide open with shock, was Draco Malfoy. How cliché is that? I should’ve known that was going to happen, but it was still a shock.
As he stood up to find the others, he noticed the guy who he had asked for directions at the park, who was just sitting there, who looked as dumbfounded as he did.
“Hey, you alright man?”
Renan looked up at him. “I can’t fucking believe Mimi won that bet. She never wins the bets. She bet that you would be her exchange student and she won. I now owe her a drink!” He said as he stood to join Draco.
Draco just shook his head. “I could’ve told you that was going to happen mate. Hey, could you show me the way to um, biology, is it?” Draco asked, looking down at his new timetable.
Renan just nodded as he grabbed his things and walked with Draco to biology.
------twenty minutes later because it actually took them all that long to get there-------
“How nice of you all to show up. Could you please take your seats,” echoed the soft voice calling attention from their jellyfish of biology teacher, Miss Burrows, as the fifteen of them entered the biology labs.
It had really taken them fifteen minutes to find each other. Renan and Draco had formed a new friendship as they took ten minutes to find Hermione, Blaise, Matt, Sam, Jess and Pansy. It then took the next ten minutes to find, Crabbe, Goyle, and the rest of the group before they could even get to biology, and then they got lost!
As they took their seats, the teacher continued. “As I was saying, today we will be dissecting cow’s eyes’ in order for you to study them for your next test. I will put you all into groups of three, and when I have, you may come up, grab one pair of gloves per group, and a scalpel, and I shall bring you your eye.”
At the end of the many groans and excited squeals and “ewwwwwwws,” the list was read out. Jess was with Pansy and Paul, Goyle and Crabbe with Melissa, Scott was with Matt and Cadin, and so it was made that Hermione was with Sam, Blaise, and how much of a coincidence, Malfoy.
“Eye dissecting, lovely.” Sarcasm was dripping from Hermione’s every word. “Sam could you please go grab the equipment, while I set up the newspaper? Thanks.” Sam nodded and went to collect the equipment from Miss Burrows.
Draco and Blaise looked at each other in disgust. “Eye…dissecting, did you say? What is that? Do you like, cut open the eye to see what’s inside it or something?” Blaise said, sarcasm dripping. Hermione looked at them, and rolled her eyes. “Well yeah, obviously. What else did you expect us to do? Eat it?” She said incredulously as Sam came back with the scalpel and gloves. He looked at each of them. “Ok, so who’s going to wear the gloves and actually be doing the dissection? Because I know I won’t be,” he said, looking at the scalpel in disgust.
Blaise and Draco looked at Sam, then at each other.
“Fuck no, I am not doing it,” spat Draco.
“You have got to be kidding me,” Blaise said in disgust.
“Oh seriously you boys, your acting like fucking Barbie dolls. Since you three are all too chicken to do it, looks like I’ll be doing it. But I was going to ask anyway. This is going to be fun. But if we all get an A for this, you owe me,” Hermione said with glee. I’m going to have some fun with this.
“I’m just going to talk to Jess for a second,” Hermione said, as she put the gloves on her hands. ”Tell me when Miss B comes around with the eye.”
Sam nodded and watched Hermione walk off and whisper something in Jess’s ear. “Mimi’s got something up her sleeve. I suggest we be careful. You never know what she might be up to,” he said, as he looked at the other two boys. He smirked as they both nodded.
Sam folded his arms. “So, I’m guessing you two nit-wits know Hermione from Hogwarts. She has mentioned you before,” he motions to Draco. “Has told me you are a total asshole who hates her.”
Draco changes from his disgusted form to his normal cold, smirking one. “Yes, well, the feeling was mutual. But she is different here. More, fun. It’s hard to explain.”
Sam continues to look at him coldly. “Fine. But I’m warning you, if you hurt her in ANY way, I’m telling you now, you will pay. Both of you will. We may be ‘muggles’, but we have more tricks, and contacts up our sleeve then you will ever know.”
Draco rolled his eyes. “Do you really think I’m that stupid to mess with her, especially when she has everyone on her side, don’t insult me.”
Sam shrugged. “Good. But I was just making a point.”
“Hey look, here’s the teacher with the- ewww that is so disgusting!” Blaise quickly interrupts, hoping this verbal fight will end.
Sam quickly calls Hermione over, who squeals in glee as she walks over and picks up the scalpel, extremely eager to get going.
Once Miss Burrows had given out the eyes to each group, she stood at her desk, and said they could start.
Hermione instantly tried to open the cornea, which was tough to cut, so while she was cutting through it, Sam started to make conversation.
“So Mi,” he began. “You really did miss a good time hanging out with us this morning. Michelle missed you too. I was lonely.” He said cockily.
Hermione laughed. “You? Lonely? Please, babe I know you well enough that you aren’t ever alone enough to be lonely. And as for this morning, I would’ve just loved to be there, but, as previously stated, we are not friends like that. And I had to meet up with jess. But we’ll hang tonight. I mean, look, the party tonight. Let’s see what’s going to happen then,” she said, as she finally broke through the cornea, and began to cut it out carefully, hoping not to harm the lens.
Draco and Blaise stood there in both equal shock. “Wait a second here. So you aren’t a virgin? I always thought you were? Wow!” Draco said, staring to find out that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. In fact, he was beginning to find this new Hermione Granger rather appealing.
Hermione glared at them quickly, before turning back to the eye to take off the cornea. “Well, we have always been enemies haven’t we? And again, he’s my step cousin, so ew! I wouldn’t have sex with him anyway. He’s trying to get a rise out of me. He always does this. And I haven’t had my virginity since I was sixteen, if you must know. Anyway, back to what we are supposed to be doing, the cornea is finally off,” she said happily, as she slowly squished the cows’ eye, making a black-grey liquid squirt out of it everywhere, hitting them all in the face.
“Ew Mimi that is disgusting!” Sam yelled
“What the fuck is that!?” Shouted Malfoy.
“This shit stinks!” Screamed Blaise
Hermione nearly fell over from laughter. She had not expected that to happen, and found the scene of the extremely attractive males covered in grey gloop hilarious.
“Ease up guys, it’ll clean off,” Hermione says with a laugh, as she takes a small towel and wipes her face, hair and clothes. Once she was done with it, she passed it to Sam, who was spitting the foul liquid out of his mouth, with a scowl on his face.
“Not funny Mi,” he said, wiping his face.
Many more screams erupted as other groups in the class had the exact thing happened to them. Hermione burst out laughing again.
“Ewwwwwwwww this is totally disgusting! How can this country let this be, like, legal? It’s revolting, and it’s all over my new Prada outfit!” screamed pansy, who had just got soaked by the liquid.
Hermione looked at her, but it wasn’t her that spoke. Jess’s temper had got the most of her. "This is fun. And your so-called ‘Prada’ just looks like a fake knock-off from China. And don’t try to hide it, everyone can tell. I mean, do you know where you are right now?” Jess smirked at Pansy and Hermione burst into another fit of giggles at the response.
Hermione turned her attention back to the eye, when all of sudden something got thrown to her face-a cow’s lens. She turned to Jess, who had burst out laughing, and could barely control herself because of the priceless look on Hermione’s face. She wiped the lens off her cheek, and threw it back at Jess, screaming “War!”
In the blink of an eye, all hell had broken loose.
Hermione squeezed the eye quickly to get the lens out to throw it at Matt, who had squirted the liquid at Melissa, Paul and Goyle. Renan had grabbed another eye, opened it fully, and was beginning to throw bits at everyone, but mainly getting Hermione. She ran up to him and jumped on his back, screaming and laughing at the same time, struggling to get the eye out of his hands. When she succeeded, she squashed it all into his hair, but stopped when she got a full squirting of liquid in her face from Draco. She screamed and fell off Renan’s back, full-on crying from laughter.
And while all of this was going on, Miss Burrows was ‘trying’ to control the class.
“Now, come on class, you really shouldn’t be doing this now! Five more minutes? Oh ok then,” she said, as she sat down again and narrowly missed getting hit with an empty eye.
Thirty minutes later……………………
Hermione used the side of the desk to stand up without falling over, to examine the bombsite of a mess the class had created, and burst out laughing.
“Well…….I feel sorry for the cleaners.”
Authors Note: Hi Folks. Hope you liked this new and improved chapter. New chapter will be posted soon.
All comments welcome.
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