Chapter 5 : The Visit
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Malfoy was at the door already and she was not prepared. Why was she so nervous? He was just a friend. A hot friend that I’m interested in… oh Hermione stop!
She opened the door and there stood the most attractive male on earth in her eyes staring back at her.
He had a simple t-shirt on and basketball like shorts. His stormy gray eyes looked her up and down in approval and he smiled.
“Well, hello Grang-Hermione, you look very pretty,” he complimented.
“Hi Draco, you look great yourself, come in!” She tried to act confident and normal.
He looked around and then sat on the living room couch. “Where are the Potters today?” He asked.
“Ginny is with her mum and Harry at work,” Hermione answered, sitting right next to him on Harry and Ginny's leather couch.
Draco couldn’t stop looking at Hermione. She looked so beautiful… he thought to himself. He gazed at her long eyelashes and chocolate brown eyes.
Then a crying interrupted him as he started to lean into her without thinking.
“Oh, James, I forgot!” She jumped up and ran into a room in the back of the house and was gone for about five minutes as she changed the baby’s diaper.
Crap, I just looked like an idiot, Draco thought.
Hermione returned with a little baby that looked just like Harry but with eyes like Ginny.
“This must be their son?” Draco asked.
“Yes, I am watching him and that’s why you had to come here.” Hermione then put the tiny human in his swing that magically swung by itself, and she sat closer to Malfoy.
“So… why did you want to see me again so soon?” Hermione asked, smiling.
Draco’s heart skipped a beat at that smile, he wasn't sure why.
“I’m not sure, I just did. I want to get to know you better because all I have ever known is your know it all snappy side!” Draco chuckled. Hermione laughed with him.
Her laugh sounds like music to him…
Hermione gazed at Draco, feeling confusion at her new found feelings for him and her old feelings for Ron which didn't fade completely no matter how much she lies to herself.
He seemed to be acting a little awkward as well.
He gazed into Hermione’s eyes, “Hermione… can I tell you something?”
“Yes,” She whispered. She felt butterflies in her stomach and this was the first time she ever got butterflies for someone other than Ron.
“I think you are beautiful,” He said quietly.
Hermione felt her face turning hot and red. “Th-thank you Draco, you are very attractive yourself.”
There was a hushed silence that only little James broke with his cooing. “But Astoria is way prettier,” Hermione commented.
Draco shook his head, “Not compared to you.”
Draco looked at Hermione and leaned in for a second time… the room seemed to go silent and all Hermione saw was him… she leaned in too. Their lips met and they passionately kissed.
Hermione kissed him like she never kissed another guy before. Ron kissed rather sloppy and Draco moved his mouth with her's in a way where it was perfect.
She was not sure where this was coming from but it sure felt right.
Draco felt like his heart stopped as their lips met, this felt like it was meant to be, he never felt this way while kissing Astoria.
Hermione and Draco broke apart. She awkwardly smiled at him and he just looked back at her and into her eyes.
“Draco! James is right there!” She said trying to make an excuse making it more awkward, pulling up the straps of her shirt which was now revealing her cleavage very much which Draco noticed.
“James is a baby, I hardly think he will tell anyone,” Draco said coolly, disappointed that they had to stop because he was really into it, he stared at her chest not being able to help himself.
Hermione rolled her eyes noticing this and then she sat back down on the brown leather living room couch.
Draco just looked at her in thought. Was she regretting kissing him? Should he try again or would she possibly slap him? Did he make a move on her too fast?
She glanced at James, who was asleep now, and then motioned for Malfoy to follow her to the bedroom. They walked into the bedroom and Hermione and Draco sat on the edge of Hermione's big bed.
Draco was wondering what to do because he didn't want to do anything to make Hermione uncomfortable.
Hermione noticed how he looked so clueless with what he should do and she just took this queue to lean and kiss him again... she liked kissing Draco, yes he may be a friend but she's single, she can kiss whom she wants. Besides, he's a good kisser, and even if this doesn't amount to anything, it was fun.
She didn't only think of him as a friend though, she felt something for him and she wanted to see where it goes..Maybe...
Hermione leaned closer and closer to Draco and he leaned in as well. Just a half an inch away from each other they heard a door open and close and footsteps.
Hermione pulled away from him once again... causing Draco to wonder what the hell just happened.
Harry walked in the house.
“Oh shit, Harry’s home for lunch!” Hermione whispered, getting off of the bed beside Malfoy and running into the living room before Harry got there so he wouldn’t think she wasn’t watching James, straightening up as she went.
Harry still had no clue about Hermione talking to Draco at all since the war and it would not be the most likeable thing to Harry.
She beat Harry by a split second. What a slut I am being! Two days after your break up with Ron and you snogged an ex-death eater, oh Hermione!
“Hi Hermione, wow you look quite nice, what are you dressing up for?” Harry asked her, smiling.
Hermione just smiled as she heard Malfoy's footsteps entering the living room as well and just as fast as he smiled, Harry’s smile turned into a glare.
This is going to be interesting.
“Malfoy, what the hell are you doing here?” Harry sneered at Draco and took a step toward him and his hand flew to the wand pocket in his Ministry robes and he pointed it straight at Draco's chest.
“He’s with me Harry, we have been talking, and we are friends now! Ginny gave me permission for him to come over today!” Hermione said without a breath, stepping in between the two.
Harry disapproved, but calmed down, “Malfoy, this is odd… thought you were against us completely. What about your mum and daddy? They wouldn't like you being here now would they?”
Draco shook his head, “No Potter, I am not against all of you as you can clearly see as I have been snogging your best friend and talking to her.”
Harry’s eyes widened and looked at Hermione in disbelief as though he really wanted to say something, she could see disgust in his eyes.
Hermione turned redder than she ever thought she could and felt so guilty, she knew what Harry was thinking.
What about Ron? Her fiancé of a year? What about working on herself?
Was Hermione even capable of thinking clearly after so much hurt from Ron?
Luckily little James broke the tension with crying and Harry went over to greet him and change his diaper again instead of saying what he felt like saying to Hermione, which was not pretty.
Hermione and Draco sat on the couch, Hermione awkwardly tried to keep her distance from Malfoy in front of Harry making the tension even thicker in the air.
Harry couldn’t help but feel so upset about this and gazed with an angry look at them together.
He couldn’t believe what he just heard, Hermione and Draco… snogging? Friends? They hated each other just two years ago.
“I guess time really does change people,” Harry said, half way smirking at Draco and Hermione.
Draco cleared his throat, “Potter I have changed in many ways that you could never imagine, I have no negativity toward people anymore, I have started to like this girl just a day ago that I never thought in a million years I would ever even think of liking because she was my enemy, I hate how Weasley broke her heart. I would never cheat on someone so smart and wonderful…” He paused, Hermione blushed so bad, “the war changed me Potter as it did everyone else, but I was never a bad person, just did bad things influenced by my family. That’s no longer me, I have grown up.”
Harry sat across from them with James. “I believe it Malfoy, just don’t hurt my best friend, or you will pay. That’s all I have to say!” he said, looking at Hermione and then glaring back at Malfoy.
Hermione smiled bigger than ever before. Harry accepted her being with Malfoy if they ever were to become a couple and Hermione was so ecstatic.
Hermione couldn’t believe this was happening all a couple of days Ron and her split. It made her feel guilty, but why? He cheated on her! She has every right to be with another man after they aren’t together anymore! Even if it was Ron’s worst enemy, which kind of made it more enjoyable to be honest.
After Harry left for work again when his lunch break was over, James was entertained on the floor with his little rattler, so Draco and Hermione stayed sitting on the couch and Draco didn't know whether to kiss her again or leave her be.
Hermione looked at Draco with questionable eyes, "Why would you like me Draco? Aren't you afraid of what your family would think?"
"No, I am not at all... I don't care about blood-traitors or muggle-borns anymore that judgment of mine died with Voldemort," Draco stated, looking seriously at Hermione.
"Good, I like you better that way!" Hermione joked.
"Blimey, I hope so..." Breathed Draco.
Draco then began to tell her all the reasons why he decided it was time for him to change.
He described how he felt when he watched Voldemort or a fellow death eater kill or hurt someone he knew or anyone. How much pain he felt when he saw their face lifeless, or a person in so much pain they couldn't even speak.
"I never belonged as a Death Eater Hermione, I was just so afraid that I would be killed or disowned by my family if I left... There was no going back once you join, they made me join," Draco said shaking his head in disbelief of what the past held.
"Well that was the past Draco, this is the present. None of us ever thought you had it in you to kill, and we appreciated you for that. We know your father and how harsh he can be," Hermione said taking Malfoy's hand.
Hermione sat and talked about her side of the war and all the pain that they felt, and how she forgave Draco, but not the rest of his side.
She told him every detail about how she found out about Ron and how much hurt Ron had caused her.
Draco sat there and thought for a moment, Did this really just happen? He thought to himself. He felt so happy and he just didn’t know why.
He just really, really liked Hermione Granger. He had just poured out his heart to her, and she listened to him like a best friend would in time of hardship.
Astoria never would have done that, she would come up with some reason to stop talking about his problems by turning the conversation about her.
It was time for Draco to leave and Hermione didn't want to see him go, she liked talking to Draco. It was nice talking to a guy who didn't have an emotional range of a teaspoon. She used to talk to Harry like this but since he married Ginny he hasn't been quite there to talk to Hermione much anymore.
Draco hugged Hermione tightly, she hugged him back and kissed him on the cheek. He went to leave and Hermione stood on the wooden front porch.
Hermione waved at Draco as he apparatted.
Hermione walked in her room in a daze and lay on her bed. Did Draco Malfoy and I just share this intense talking session and I kissed him too? My enemy? What am I doing?
But he didn’t feel like an enemy at all anymore, after seeing him, it was like the world fell down around her and it was just him in front of her. She never felt this way around Ron, or Krum, or anyone for that matter.
Was she falling for with the Slytherin Prince? Surely not!
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