Chapter 1 : Back Together Again
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For the last month of summer, he had been in Ireland doing some intern program for the Ministry. I was in London working along side some of the greatest chefs in Europe. Draco and I could only write to eachother.
But now, we were back together, kissing on Platform 9 and ¾ as though we were never apart. "I missed you too." Draco whispered, before kissing me again.
"Are you two serious? This is a public place." The voice of my best friend Ron Weasley said. We broke apart, but Draco didn't put me down.
"Don't tell me you're jealous, Ron." Draco said smirking.
"Oh, please, I have my own girl." Ron said as he pulled my other best friend Pansy Parkinson close and kissed her. They had been going out for six months, and I'm still not used to it.
"But my girl is better, you should know that." Draco said.
"Wow, thanks, Draco." Pansy said sarcastically.
"He's just grumpy because he's been missing me is all." I assured Pansy.
"That's true." Draco said kissing me again, spinning me around.
"You guys know there are other people here right?" Again, we broke apart to see our other best friend, Blaise Zabini.
"Hi, Blaisey." I smiled.
"No, we don't." Draco answered. "Whenever I'm with Jo, she's the only person I see."
"Aww." I said.
"Hey, Draco." A girl's voice from behind us said. Draco turned us slightly, and in front of us stood stood a girl with curly black hair, whom I recognized as a Ravenclaw, but didn't know her name.
Draco dropped me suddenly, lucky I didn't fall on my ass. "Hey, Tara." Draco said smiled widely. They hugged a little longer than I would have liked.
"Tara, this is Jo." He said. "Jo, this is Tara, you remember I told you about her? She did the internship with me."
"Right." I said. "Nice to meet you."
"Likewise. Draco has told me all about you." She said smiling. For some reason that didn't make me feel good like it was supposed to.
But I forced a laugh. "Hopefully not everything." I said.
"And that's Ron, Blaise and Pansy." Draco said.
They all gave her a half hearted "Hey." Glad I wasn't the only one who felt a little weird about her.
"Nice to meet you all. I should say a final goodbye to my parents." Tara smiled. "See you later, Paper Boy." She nudged Draco playfully before walking away.
"You too, Messenger Girl." Draco called after her, to which she turned around and smiled. He stared after her for a while before turning back to me. "What?" He asked.
"Paper Boy?" I asked.
"Remember I told you I was doing a bunch of paperwork? Well, Tara gave me a nickname." He explained.
"Messenger Girl?" Pansy asked.
"She handled messages, so I have her a nickname." He shrugged. "We had a lot of fun together."
"Not too much fun, I hope." I said trying to sound casual.
"You're not jealous are you?" Draco teased.
"Should I be?" I asked. "I don't have anything to worry about, do I?"
"I don't think so." He said kissing my cheek starting to walk towards the train.
Once the train had started, I had forgotten all about Tara and my weird feelings about her and Draco. Me and my best friends were all back together again, and having fun as usual.
"How was Ireland?" Blaise asked Draco.
"Amazing. But I missed my girl so much, I hardly had fun." He grinned, tightening his grip around me.
"Right." I laughed.
"How was working with those chefs, Lina?" Ron asked.
"Best experience of my life!" I gushed.
"You mean second best." Draco said.
"What's first best?" I asked.
"Making love to me." He smirked.
"Eww!" Pansy squealed.
"Keep that to yourself!" Ron said.
"Well, that is kind of true." I said grinning. Draco turned my face towards his, and kissed me. We heard the compartment door open, but we didn't stop. Or that was until.
"Er, Draco?" Tara's voice asked
Draco pulled away immediately. "Oh, there you are." He said. Why was he looking for her? "You guys don't mind if Tara sits with us do you?"
No one answered, so I did. "Of course not."
"Great." Draco said as she took the empty seat next to Pansy.
"Um, Tara, don't you want to sit with your friends?" Pansy asked.
"No, they tend to be a bit boring sometimes. Draco tells me you guys are tons of fun, and he never gets bored." Tara said.
"Well, sometimes I get bored." Draco laughed. I raised my eyebrows at him. "Not of you babe." He said tapping my nose.
"How long have you guys been together?" Tara asked.
"About a year and a half." I smiled.
"Hm." Was all she said.
The smile slid off my face. What the hell does that mean?
"So, Tara, what year are you in?" Blaise asked.
"Sixth. You guys are so lucky this is your last year." She said.
"I still can't believe it." Ron said smiling. "We've come so far."
"I know." Pansy agreed leaning into him. "I mean exactly two years ago, it was just me and Blaise sitting here."
"Oh, two years ago exactly, Ron was looking down my shirt!" I laughed.
Ron winced. "Oh, I remember that!" Draco said. "And you started flirting with him and I was so jealous."
"That was classic." I said.
"Hey, Jolina, wasn't that the same night you like clawed me?" Blaise asked smiling.
"Yeah, it was." I chuckled. "Sorry."
Everyone but Tara laughed. "Um, guys, maybe we should reminisce later." Draco said. "Tara doesn't know about that stuff. We don't want her to feel left out."
"Right." Pansy said with the tiniest hint of sarcasm.
"I don't mind." Tara said. "I don't really know you all, so..."
"Well, get to know them." Draco offered. "Ask them anything you want."
This will not end well.
"Okay, Jolina," she started. Oh shit. "You've dated a lot of guys right?"
You have got to be kidding me. "Um, yeah." I answered.
"Why?" She asked. "Why did you date so many guys? Like why did you keep breaking up with them."
Why did she have to be so nosy? I smiled. "Because, I always knew I wanted to be with Draco. No one else was going to work." I looked at him and he smiled at me.
"Then why did you date the guys in the first place?" Tara asked.
"Because they somewhat distracted me from the pain of not having Draco." I answered.
"Good answer, babe." Draco said kissing my neck. I giggled and Tara looked away from us.
"So Pansy you and Draco used to date?" She asked.
"Yep, way back when." She said.
"Why did you guys break up?"
Everyone was silent. "Awkward." Ron said in a sing song voice. Blaise and I laughed.
"It's complicated." Pansy said.
"It had to do with the big scene you guys caused in the Great Hall two years ago, right?" Tara asked.
"Yeah. I wasn't the nicest person back then." Pansy answered.
"You were such a bitch, Pansy." I said.
"I know." She agreed. "A huge bitch."
"A colassal bitch." Ron said.
"A blackmailing bitch." Blaise added.
"A sneaky bitch." Draco grinned. We all always had fun talking about how much of a bitch she used to be.
"I heard you were a life ruining bitch." Tara said.
She and Draco laughed, but no one else did. She wasn't in our group. Only we're allowed to call Pansy a bitch.
Pansy choose to ignore her. "Well, I wasn't a slut like Jolina." She laughed. We also love talking about my slutty days.
"Hey, I wasn't a slut, I was the slut." I smiled.
"You were a classy slut." Blaise winked.
"The nicest slut I ever knew." Ron said chuckling.
"All right, guys leave my girl alone. Besides, she was my slut." Draco smirked and everyone broke out in laughter.
"Oh, I was, was I?" I asked smiling.
"Yep." He kissed me.
"I didn't know you were a specific kind of slut." Tara said thoughtfully. "I just thought you were a slut."
Everyone looked to see my reaction. "Well, to my friends I'm a specific one."
"You, know, maybe we should get back to the questions." Pansy suggested. "We don't want Tara to feel left out."
"Of course not." I agreed sarcastically.
"Okay, Ron, so you and Jolina used to date after she and Draco broke up, and now you're dating Pansy who also dated Draco. Do you only date girls that Draco dates?" Tara asked.
She had to be the queen of inapproriate questions that made people want to hit her.
"No." Ron answered rather curtly. "It's merely coincidence."
"Oh." She said. "So, Blaise you're the only one who hasn't dated Jolina?"
"I have to go to the bathroom." I said getting up and quickly walking out. I didn't like this Tara girl. For one, she is nosy, two, she clearly thinks I'm a whore, and three, she's way too close to my boyfriend.
But I have nothing to worry about, I told myself. Draco would not throw away our entire relationship on some nosy little girl. She was just an annoying friend.
I arrived back in the compartment to find my seat taken by Tara. I cleared my throat, and she looked over at me. "Oops, sorry." She went back to her seat. I didn't even respond, I just sat down, vowing to not leave my seat for the rest of the ride.
The rest of the ride was kind of weird. I felt like Draco didn't pay much attention to me. I'm nowhere near the clingy type who always needs her boyfriend's attention. And I never had to be, cause usually Draco only had eyes for me, but he seemed distracted.
Maybe he just didn't want Tara to be uncomfortable. Or maybe I was expecting him to be all over me because we hadn't seen eachother in so long. Either way, I was a little disappointed.
Finally the time came when she left us to go sit at the Ravenclaw table. I was relieved beyond belief. After she left, everything seemed to go right back to normal. We were laughing, Draco was paying attention to me. Things were great.
After dinner, Pansy, Ron, Blaise and I were in the Room of Requirement, waiting for Draco to return with something he wanted to show us from Ireland. We were having a little sleep over.
"Can we please talk about the elephant in the room?" Pansy asked.
"Is that elephant's name Tara?" I asked.
"Yes." She answered.
"She came out of nowhere." Blaise said. "Why the hell is Draco friends with her?"
"I don't know, but I don't like her." I said.
"Me either." Pansy agreed. "She called me a bitch."
"Well, she called me a slut." I added.
"She hinted that I'm only intereted in girls that Draco dates." Ron said moodily.
"She just said some inappropriate things." Blaise said.
"Was it me, or did she seem kind of into Draco?" I asked.
No one said anything for a moment, and then they all nodded. "I shouldn't be worried, right?" I asked quietly.
"Of course not." Ron said. "We all know Draco loves you more than anything. This girl means nothing, she's just a summer friend."
"Ron is right." Pansy said. "I bet he won't even remember her name in two weeks. You've got nothing to worry about."
"Yeah." Blaise agreed. "Forget about her. Just focus on the amazing year we're going to have."
"You guys are right. I should just be happy we're all back together again." I smiled.
Draco came back a few minutes later with gifts. I opened a small jewlery box to see a necklace with a real four leaf clover on it. "Draco, this is beautiful!" I said.
"I hoped you'd like it. It will bring you luck." He smiled.
"I'm already the luckiest girl in the world." I said.
"Turn around. Let me put it on for you." He said. After putting it on, he turned me back around. "It matches your eyes beautifully."
"You think?" I asked.
"I know." He whispered before kissing me. I was crazy thinking I had anything to worry about. "You know there's something I haven't told you face to face for a month now."
"What's that?" I asked.
"I love you." Draco said.
"I love you too." I said.
Before any of us could fall asleep, we made a toast (with sandwiches, of course).
"Here's to an amazing year." Blaise said.
"Here's to an interesting year." Ron said.
"Here's to this year being our year." Draco said.
"Here's to us sticking together." Pansy said.
"Here's to a year filled with perfect moments." I said. We knocked our sandwiches together.
Little did we know we were about to get the exact opposite of what we wanted this year...
A/N: Hey! It's here!! I'm so excited! So, what did you think of Ron and Pansy dating? I thought that would be fun. And what do you think of Tara? I hope you loved it! If you did, please review. Even if you don't, thanks for reading. :)
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