After her meeting with Draco, Hermione went back to the Burrow, very upset. How could Draco want to use her? Was it because he disliked her so much or because he trusted her?
When she arrived, everybody was in the living room, except for Molly, who was in the kitchen. Ginny was going back to Hogwarts on Monday, so Harry came with the brilliant idea – a party. Everybody was decorating the house.
Ron gave her an awkward look and said :
"Hi! How was it? "
-"Em..... it was fine. Thank you." Hermiolne replied .
Was Ron mad with her? Of course he was! But if he knew what Hermione felt for Draco, he would probably explode.
Trying to get away from Ron, she went to Ginny, who was reading a letter on a chair.
"How was your meeting? "Ginny asked her.
"What’s that?" Hermione asked her, avoiding to answer.
"Ohh. It is just a letter. I thought it would be fun to have Luna and Neville around here today, Luna said they might come." Ginny replied.
" Luna and Neville? " Hermione asked, confused.
"Yeah. They are a couple, didn’t you know? "
Did everybody know? Was she the only one? Yeah, probably, she didn’t keep in touch with her Hogwarts friends. She just didn’t feel like it, she wanted to get over her Hogwarts years…
"Well… no. How long have they been together? "
"I don’t know. For a few months. "
" How many people know?" Hermione asked Ginny. "Why didn’t you tell me?"
"Well, I thought Luna or Neville told you. Haven’t you speak to them? "
"No. Merlin’s Beard, am I that awful? "
" Stop it. Why would you be awful? You were just busy with work and stuff. "Ginny told Hermione, trying to make her feel better. She appreciated that but….
" Harry and Ron were too. Did they know?" Hermione asked her
" Why does it matter? Why are you making such a big deal? It’s nothing. "
And with that, Ginny walked away.
The party started at 6 p.m. They were going to eat and dance in the garden. Molly, Arthur, Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, George, Percy, Bill and Fleur were all waiting for Luna and Neville to arrive. After half an hour, they saw them making their way Through the garden.
Luna looked like she was dreaming, while she was holding Neville’s hand.
" Hello!" Neville said.
"Neville! Luna!" Harry said , smiling and hugging both of them.
"Hi guys ! "Ginny said excited, and waiting to hug them.
"H’llo! ", Ron screamed from the table. He started to eat some time ago.
Molly invited them to sit down and so they did.
After the discussion about Nargles was finished, Hermione decided to break the awkward silence.
" So, are you guys together? "
" Yep." Neville said.
"That’s awesome! I am so happy for you, you look awesome together. "
" Thank you, Hermione." Luna said. "What have you been doing? I haven’t talked to you for a while."
Hermione decided to say what Ginny did.
" I’ve been busy with work and stuff"
" I see… "said Luna.
"What have you been doing, Luna?" Hermione asked her in return.
"Nothing much. I spend some time with my father . "
Harry, Ron and Hermione looked at each other. They all remembered the last time they saw Luna’s father.
" He’s a wonderful man." Hermione said.
"What?!" Ron exclaimed
"He tried to save Luna, Ron. He loves her. Wouldn’t you do the same? He had his reasons. " Hermione argued.
" We could be dead because of him! He’s a bloody liar!"
" No. He is not. "
Ron was probably lucky Luna wasn’t listening. She was talking to Harry about some stuff.
Hermione was so mad at Ron. Luna was his friend, after all. And he kept in touch with her, unlike Hermione. Would he want Luna to be dead? Why was he so selfish?
Okay… maybe she was overreacting.
She decided to eat something, while everybody else started to dance. Arthur made an awesome dance floor in the garden. Hermione, Ron, George and Percy were the only ones left at the dining table. George was clearly sad.
"Everything alright?" Hermione asked him.
"Yeah, yeah, sure. "George replied.
" You miss him, don’t you? "
People were usually avoiding this subject, but Hermione didn’t. Avoiding talking about Fred would only make their pain stronger.
" We all do. "Hermione said.
" Not like I do." George replied.
"Of course. He was your twin, you did everything togheter. I can’t imagine how it is for you. "
George’s eyes were full of tears. Of course, she make him feel even more sad. Why was she doing so many bad things?
Suddently, an owl arrived.
Percy took it. It was carring the Evening Prophet.
"Merlin’s pants! "he said, staring at the newspaper.
A/N : Why don't you guys leave more reviews? This story only has one review right now and I am a little bit dissapointed, but I am glad that it almost has 400 reads xD. So... I am wondering, how many of you come back to read the next chapters? I really want to know how much you enjoy this story, and don't forget that you can also tell me what you don't like about it. xD
I think long Author's Notes are becoming a habit so I think I should stop now xD Oh, and look forward chapter 6! That is when everything becomes more interesting.. and the real adventure starts with chapter 9 ( end of chapter 8, actually ) xD.
That's it, I have to end this before I find myself writing an A/N longer than the chapter.