Chapter 8 : Holiday
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Hey guys! I know it's been a while, and I aplogize, but here's chapter 8!! :)
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Hawaii! I was going to Hawaii! As a family, we never really went anywhere other than the local countries, France, Germany, the usual. I mean don’t get me wrong it was amazing, but now I was going to the states! It was going to be amazing, simply amazing. Aside from that whole Draco will also be there thing. Yeah, that.
We were all supposed to meet at my place today at about 3 AM. After we met up we had a port key scheduled to leave the part next to my house at 4 AM. The port key would take us to the deck of our beach house on a beach in Maui, Hawaii.
If we left here at 4 AM, it would be about 5 PM there. This gave us time to pick our rooms and eat dinner before exploring a little and then settling in for the night. The beach house was owned by a wizard so it was completely surrounded by trees allowing us to be able to apparate and disapparate without us being noticed by muggles. Ginny and Draco had gone through a lot of planning to make sure this happened smoothly. I was beside myself with excitement.
Hawaii. Joy. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful but well being of my status and wealth I’d been several times before. Not to mention I was going to be stuck in a house with Ginny and Hermione the entire time. Couldn’t get more awkward than that. Not to mention the rest of the wedding party. There’s that as well.
Okay, so I was being a prick I know. And I absolutely love Hawaii. But just the thought of being in the same house as Hermione when I’m supposed to be with my fiancé the entire time just makes me cringe. There would be no time to talk about anything. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
Hawaii was beautiful. I couldn’t believe how utterly stunning it was. The beach, the water, the trees, the sky. I was in love. We all put our stuff in our rooms and went downstairs for dinner. There was a house elf that stayed at the house, keeping it clean and helping whoever came along, but she was technically a free elf. She had clothes and her own room and was paid. She was cooking dinner when we came downstairs.
“Miss Jinxie thought she should start dinner now. I hope you don’t mind miss.” She said to me.
“Of course not!!” I said, “Do you need any help with that?”
“You can cut up some lettuce if you wish, for the salad.” I obliged and began chopping the lettuce as she did the rest. She cooked up some sweet potatoes, a large roast chicken, biscuits, and then we had the salad I was making. It looked like it was going to be a good meal.
The rest of the group came downstairs and immediately began commenting on how good it smelled and how hungry they were. We set the table, and everyone sat down to eat, including Jinxie.
After dinner we moved out to the patio and sat around the fireplace enjoying the sound of the ocean and the fire. It was already looking better than I could’ve hoped for and better than I thought.
I must admit, having Ginny attached to my arm and having her head buried into my side made it a lot easier to look at Hermione. As guilty as I should feel for even looking at another woman when my fiancé was attached to my arm, I couldn’t help but stare and not feel guilty at all. Hermione looked amazing. One thing I admired about her is that she was always gorgeous in such a simple way. She didn’t care what others thought about her and yet she still looked incredible. Tonight was no exception.
She was starting past me into the distance, probably at the ocean. But the way the fire lit up her face, she looked stunning. I knew she wouldn’t look at me, she had avoided eye contact with me since we arrived, so I was safe to look.
We all returned to the house after sitting out by the fire for a few hours. Draco, Ginny, Blaise, and I all sat down in the living room. Ron and Luna shuffled in behind us, Ron looking exhausted and Luna staring dreamily after him.
“Well I’m off to bed.” Ron said and headed for the stairs.
“Me too!” Luna said, following him merely inches behind.
Blaise was drinking a butterbeer but by the looks of it was already extremely drunk. He attempted to saunter over to me but instead nearly tripped over the table and then proceeded to fall onto the couch next to me spilling the remainder of the butterbeer. He put an arm around me and gave me a big smile. I wanted to push him away but Draco was eying me curiously.
“So dear, got yourself a boyfriend?” He slurred. His breath stank of alcohol.
“No I don’t.” I said, blushing profusely. Still wanting nothing more than to push him off of me and go to bed.
“Well, erm we’re going to bed, we’re exhausted.” Ginny said jumping up.
“I’m actually not tired.” Draco said, still looking at me and Blaise.
Ginny gave him a look and his eyes flicked to mine before looking back to his fiancé.
“Erm right, I’m going to hit the hay, I’m exhausted.” He said and followed Ginny to the stairs.
Blaise slid closer to me and casually slipped his arm over my shoulder. Bloody wanker. I was not in the mood. Especially with him. And Draco was in the same house! There was no way. I tried to shrug his arm off but it didn’t seem to faze him at all. He merely made small talk for a while before trying to kiss me. I shoved his face away, jumped off the couch, nearly ran to my room, slammed the door behind me and locked it.
That bloody tosser! I couldn’t believe it. Why did he think he had any right to kiss me? I wasn’t giving him any signals and he’s so vile. Ugh. I went to go lay down when a loud moan escaped from Ginny and Draco’s room. God no. I was imagining it. That’s all. Then I heard it again, and again right afterwards. Fuck! I cast a muffliato spell and went to go lay down in my bed, picking up the book that lay on my bedside table and relishing in the silence.
I lay in bed, unsure of what I was actually doing here with these people in Hawaii. I mean don’t get me wrong, I loved Hermione and my sister. I was able to tolerate Draco now that he was decent. But Blaise still seemed like a bloody pig and then there was Luna. I still hadn’t talked to her, and I should probably do that soon but frankly, I don’t really fancy having that conversation anytime soon.
Speak of the devil, there was a knock on my door and Luna opened it smiling.
“Why hello there Ronald.” She said in what I assumed was supposed to be a seductive voice. Luna never really was good with all that.
“Erm evening Luna.” I said. “What brings you here?”
“Well, I figured we hadn’t really talked since we arrived. And I figured you’d like to maybe.. Uhh.. cuddle or something?” Oh bloody hell. This woman was going to kill me. I mean Luna was amazing. But I didn’t love her. I couldn’t lead her on that way.
“Well you see Luna, there’s something I should tell you.” The idea suddenly popped into my head, “I’m kind of well gay. No no, I take that back, I’m very gay. I definitely like guys.” Oh bloody hell! What was I doing now? It sounded like a good idea before I said it out loud. Her eyes grew very large.
“That would explain so much.” She said. Wait what? What would that explain? Never mind that I’d find out later. “I accept.” She said. “I accept and I promise I will help you get through this.”
“Wait you accept what? I didn’t offer anything!” I said, my voice slowly rising to what I’m sure sounded panicked.
“The challenge of helping you get through this.” She said smiling. She began to walk away. I tried yelling at her but she merely waved over her shoulder and walked back to her room.
What have I done?!
Ginny and I were sitting down to breakfast. She asked me if I thought Hermione had done anything with Blaise last night and I immediately said no.
“Why not?” She asked, genuinely curious, “They’re both single. She doesn’t like anyone. Why wouldn’t she?”
“Because Hermione isn’t like that. She doesn’t like him, she wouldn’t do anything with him” I said, more trying to reassure myself than her. But I knew deep down that Blaise would have definitely tried something. Whether or not she let him is a different story. I sure hoped she didn’t. Oh god, I shouldn’t be worrying about this, she isn’t my fiancé!
Speaking of Hermione, Hermione burst into the room and dropped her suitcase on the floor, walking over to grab a plate and load some breakfast on.
“I’m leaving.” She announced.
“You’re what?!” Ginny and I said at the same time.
“Leaving, something came up at work and I need to go immediately. Although I want to take a plane home. I miss muggle transportation. So I need to figure out how to get a cab out here.”
“Noooooo!” Ginny said, “Don’t go! Tell your boss-“
“There’s a car in the garage, we’re welcome to use it. I can drive you.” I said, interrupting Ginny. She glared at me but seemed to give in. Knowing it was no use arguing with Hermione.
“Yeah Draco will drive you.” Ginny said, smiling at the two of us.
I gulped. Maybe this wouldn’t be such a good idea. No no, it was necessary. I need to talk to her.
After we finished eating breakfast, I picked up Hermione’s suitcase and we walked to the car. It was much more difficult than I thought it would be, driving on the left side of the car. But I managed in all the same. The car ride consisted of mostly silence as we followed signs on the highway that directed us to the airport.
When we pulled into the parking lot she turned to look at me, a look of contemplation on her face.
“Why did it happen?” She asked. The question caught me by surprise.
“Why did what happen?” I asked.
“Everything. Us, you kissing me, us sleeping togeth- bloody hell Malfoy all of it!” She practically screamed, tears forming in her eyes. I couldn’t stand seeing her cry, I reached over to wipe the tears off her face but she immediately turned away, wiping them on her sleeve.
“Hermione.” I said, unsure of where to begin, “Why didn’t you tell me that you liked me when we were Head Boy and Girl?”
“You knew.” She said, barely a whisper.
“Did not.” I said, being perfectly honest, “Had I known, Hermione, I-“
“You what Draco?” She said, cutting me off.
“I could have actually done something about it, Hermione you were all I ever thought about that year. You were always on my mind. I liked you more than I had ever liked any girl. I didn’t know what to do with myself. Then I was planning to tell you the night of graduation when we were at dinner but well you know the story.” I said, feeling ashamed of myself.
I looked over to Hermione and she had tears streaming down her face and was shaking her head.
“Why are you telling me this NOW?” She asked. I didn’t have an answer for that.
“I felt like you should know.” I said, it was as simple as that.
“Ugh. You. I’m leaving.” She said, and quickly got out of the car with her suitcase, practically running to the terminal. I knew it would be pointless to chase her. I felt the tears form in my own eyes. This was becoming a god awful mess.
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