Chapter 1 : Special Roommates
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A little background: Voldemort doesn’t exist in this story; Harry’s parents died in a car accident when he was a baby. Obviously he isn’t the Boy Who Lived, but when they were alive, his parents were very famous and well respected wizards...kinda like magical celebrities. Because of this, Harry is still well known.
Hermione stepped onto Platform 9 ¾ ready and more than willing to start her 7th and final year at Hogwarts. She held the letter in her hand announcing her as this year’s Head Girl and looked at it again, unable to believe that she had been given the position.
Hermione spun around and saw her best friends Harry, Ron, and Ginny waving at her.
She ran over and gave them all hugs and held her letter up, “I’m Head Girl!”
They all smiled and congratulated her and everyone boarded the train, eager to find a place to sit before all the compartments were taken. After everyone was settled, they all filled each other in on their summers. Twenty minutes into their catching up, the compartment door burst open and Draco Malfoy stomped in, glaring at the Gryffindors.
“What do you want Malfoy?” Ron demanded.
“Nothing from you Weasley. I was told to come get Granger and your sister.” Malfoy spat.
“Why?” Hermione and Ginny asked in unison.
“Prefects meeting and to announce the new Head Boy and Girl.”
“They made you a prefect?” Ron asked in amazement.
“Guess again.” Draco sneered.
“You’re not the Head Boy.” Harry said in disbelief.
“Yes, and don’t you forget it.” Draco smirked. He glared at the girls, “Are you coming or not?”
Hermione and Ginny returned his glare and got up, “We’ll be back in a while.” Hermione told the boys.
They followed him out the door and Harry and Ron just stared at each other.
“I cannot believe they chose that idiot for Head Boy! I could do a better job than that git!” Ron barked, stuffing chocolate frogs into his mouth.
Ginny and Hermione spoke amongst themselves as they followed Draco to another compartment, “I can’t believe that they made Malfoy Head Boy!”
Hermione snickered, “I can’t believe that he’s the smartest boy in Hogwarts!”
“I heard that.” Draco barked.
The girls giggled.
When they arrived, Professor McGonagall was already seated.
Everyone quickly took a seat and she began, “Welcome students. First I would like to announce that Miss Granger and Mr. Malfoy are this year’s Head students. As much as this school tries to express unity between houses, I am not completely blind. Professor Dumbledore and I have agreed that Miss Granger and Mr. Malfoy may each have a roommate of their own choosing, but they must be of the same sex. Miss Granger, who would you like as your roommate?”
Hermione looked at Ginny and both girls smiled, “Ginny can be my roommate.”
“That’s fine; who do you want as your roommate Mr. Malfoy?”
“Blaise.” Draco and Blaise were sitting together and Blaise smiled when Draco announced his choice.
“Alright; you four shall share the Head dorm.”
Professor McGonagall continued on with the meeting and when it was over, she asked the four new roommates to stay behind. The compartment cleared out and McGonagall spoke, “The four of you will be sharing a common room and a bathroom. You girls will share a room, as will you boys. Now, since you are all sharing such close living quarters, need I remind you of the school policies?”
The four students cast scathing looks at each other as they realized what the professor was implying. Hermione quickly put the professor’s worries to rest, “Professor, I can assure you that this issue will NOT be a problem with us.”
McGonagall gave the students a tight lipped smile, “Good; well, that’s everything. You should all return to your compartments and change into your robes.”
When Ginny returned to Harry and Ron’s compartment, they were still stuffing their faces with candy.
“Where’s Hermione?” Harry asked.
“Bathroom.” Ginny sat next to Harry and snatched a chocolate frog out of his hand.
Hermione was on her way back to the compartment when she spotted Draco standing against a wall glaring daggers at her.
“Don’t you have anything better to do than glare at me, ferret?” Hermione sneered at him as she walked up to him.
“I can do anything I want Mudblood.”
Hermione rolled her eyes, disregarding the fact that she swore he had just growled at her, “That’s real mature.”
“You are getting awfully mouthy Granger; you’d better be careful.”
Hermione returned his glare, “Or what?”
The hall was mostly deserted because everyone was in their compartments changing, so Draco didn’t hesitate to slam Hermione against the wall and tower over her. His face was so close to hers that she could smell the remnants of a piece of cinnamon candy. He didn’t blink or move a muscle for what seemed like an eternity; he just stared into her terrified brown eyes.
Finally he spoke, “Or something bad might happen.” He stole a glance down her shirt then returned his eyes to hers, “We wouldn’t want that now would we?”
Hermione refused to let fear overtake her and she glared at him, “You don’t scare me Malfoy. I’ve seen a whole lot worse than you in my life.”
Hermione flinched when Draco lifted his hand and gently caressed her cheek, “Well we just might have to do something about that.”
A nearby compartment door opened and Draco released Hermione. She quickly left and didn’t look back until she got to her compartment. She stole a glance behind her and Draco was still in the same spot just watching her. He had this look in his eyes that Hermione couldn’t decipher, but it scared the shit out of her. Hermione went into the compartment and shut the door before breathing again.
Ginny noticed the look on her face and she stood up, “What’s wrong?”
“Nothing....everything’s great.” She sat next to Ron and took a chocolate frog out of his hand.
Hermione smiled, “You have four more in your lap Ron.”
Ron sighed and took one from his lap.
Hermione bit the head off the frog, “So did you tell them the exciting news?”
Ginny smiled, “Yep!”
Harry opened a box of Every Flavor Beans, “It’s great that you guys get to be roommates, but I don’t like the idea of the two of you living with Malfoy AND Zabini all year; they’re dangerous.”
Ginny rolled her eyes, “Don’t be ridiculous; they can’t do anything to us.”
“Their families are notorious Ginny! People are always talking about how the Malfoys and Zabinis love to mess with the Dark Arts and that they’ve even killed people.” Harry had forgotten about his sweets.
“Kind of like the magical mob?” Hermione grinned.
“This isn’t funny Hermione; Harry’s right.” Ron gave Hermione a stern look.
Now it was Hermione’s turn to roll her eyes, “You boys are being paranoid. Besides, we girls are perfectly capable of taking care of ourselves AND each other.”
“We will be keeping an eye on you two...and those dirt bags.” Ron savagely bit the head off his last chocolate frog.
Four compartments over, Draco and Blaise were discussing their new living arrangements.
“Harry Potter’s bloody best friend AND girlfriend will be sharing a common room with us this year. Can you believe it?”
Draco looked at his friend, “Someone must have it in for us.”
Blaise smiled, “Although I can’t say that I will mind spending so much time with that red head; she’s freakin’ hot. Actually, Granger isn’t so bad either. Take away all that know-it-all bullshit attitude and her muddy blood and I’d fuck her; Well, I probably would even with all that.”
“Granger is entirely too unafraid of me.” Draco mused.
Blaise grinned, “Well, you have all year to fix that.”
“Oh believe me; I’ve already started working on it.”
The two Slytherins gathered their things as Hogwarts came into view.