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Secrets of Lovers and Friends by Spaz
Chapter 12 : The Plan
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Jo's POV
Things have felt weird these past few days. Draco hasn't bothered me or Blaise, or really so much as looked at us. I'm sure that's because he can't bear it, but it isn't like him to not put up more of a fight.

Maybe he's finally given up and realizes that I'm done with him. But that doesn't seem right. Draco usually goes a few more rounds. Maybe he's just waiting for the right moment...

"Have you heard anything from Draco?" I asked Pansy.

She shook her head. "Nope. Not since he interrogated me and Ron about whether or not we knew about you and Blaise. Why?"

"He's being weird." I said. "He's just completely ignoring me and Blaise. It isn't like him. I don't like not knowing what he's thinking."

"Well he hasn't told me a thing. But I have seen him hanging around with Tara again. I can't tell if they're together though. They're always whispering to each other, seems like they're planning something."

"Maybe their wedding?" Ron suggested.

"Shut up, Ron!" Pansy said, looking at me cautiously.

I shrugged like I could care less. "That doesn't bother me." I said. "They should get married. Two horrible people like them deserve each other."

"That's a wedding I will not be attending." Ron said. "But I might send Fred and George to stir things up a bit." He grinned evilly.

I laughed. "I'm pretty sure they're not getting married anyways. But I do wanna know what they're planning."

"It's probably nothing. They're probably just fooling around or something. No big deal." Pansy assured me.

Something in my gut told me that it was a big deal.

"Something's up with Draco." Blaise stated later that day.

"You've noticed too?" I asked.

"Yeah. I mean he hasn't confronted me since the other day. He barely looks at us. It's like we don't exist. This isn't like him at all."

"I know." I agreed. "I feel like he's planning something, I just have no idea what it is."

"Whatever it is, I just hope it doesn't win you over." Blaise said quietly.

I grabbed his hand. "Blaise, it's not. I'm all yours. There's nothing Draco could say or do to change that."

"Nothing?" He questioned.

"Absolutely nothing."

He sighed. "Okay good." He kissed me. "I still can't believe you're mine. It's like I get to live my dream every day. It's like I never wake up."

I smiled. "I'm glad I make you feel like that."

"You know, there is a way you could make me feel any better." Blaise said slyly.

I grinned. "Oh yeah? And what way would that be?" I already knew which way. Since Draco interrupted us the other day, we hadn't tried to have sex again, but here was Blaise hinting that he wanted to do it and I was so ready for it.

"Maybe like this." He whispered kissing me while pushing me back on his bed. Something told me we would go all the way this time and that I would thoroughly enjoy it...

"Hey, Jo." Draco said as he approached me a few days later. I gave him a surprised look.

"You speaking to me?" I asked. "Cause I thought you were no longer aware of my existence."

"I could never forget you exist Jo." He said. "You know you mean everything to me."

"No, I don't know that." I said.

"Well, then I guess I'll have to prove to you how much you do then." He said taking a step closer, which caused me to take a step back.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

"What do you mean?" He took another step closer.

"I mean, why are you invading my personal space?"

"You didn't mind when I did it before." He grinned.

"Yeah, that was before you decided to invade Tara's personal space behind my back." I said harshly.

"Ouch, babe, that hurt." He whispered, not looking the slightest but hurt, and still continuing to come closer to me.

"Draco, seriously, stop coming closer, you know I'm with Blaise now. I don't want you anymore." I said, surprised how firm I sounded.

Draco pouted. "Really? You don't want me anymore? Don't you miss me?"

"N-no." I stuttered.

"Oh really? You don't miss my touch?" He gently touched my hand, sending tingles through out my body.

A sly grin spread across his face as he continued. "You don't miss my voice?" He whispered softly in my ear. "You don't miss the way I drive you insane like I'm doing right now?"

"You-You're not driving me insane." I managed to say. "I don't miss any of those things." I lied.

"How about my kiss?" He breathed as he leaned towards me. "Do you miss my kiss?" He brought his face closer and then pressed his lips against mine. I pushed him away.

"What the hell are you doing?!" I exclaimed, more angry at myself for letting him kiss me than I was at him for kissing me.

"I'm kissing you, like I should be doing." He retorted.

"No, you shouldn't be doing that. You lost your kissing privileges when you lost me."

"Why am I the bad guy here? I'm trying to save what we had!"

"You cheated on me! You're the one who destroyed what we had! You can't fix it now!"

"Well you're the one who slept with my best friend behind my back!"

"No I didn't! We didn't have sex until after you knew about us." I said. I immediately wish I hadn't said anything at all. The look on Draco's face broke my heart.

"You slept with him?" He asked quietly.

"Yes, Draco." I whispered. "But what did you expect? He's my boyfriend now."

"He's my best friend, Jo."

"You yourself said you guys were no longer friends. And I shouldn't feel guilty for moving on. Especially when you moved on while we were still together." I scoffed. "You know what, Draco, you're such a hypocrite. You have no right to make me feel guilty about sleeping with my boyfriend when you broke my heart."

"Doesn't seem too broken, since you can love Blaise." He spat at me.

I threw my hands in the air in frustration. "Well excuse the fuck out of me for not being hung up on you! I apologize that I don't spend every waking hour pining after you."

"That's what I do with you." Draco said fiercely. "Even in my dreams I'm pining after you. Do you know how much pain that is?"

"You deserve it." I said harshly. "And you don't deserve me."

Draco just stared at me for a moment. "Is that what you really think? You think you're too good for me now, is that it?"

"No, Draco. I'm realizing that I deserve better than the way you treated me. Maybe two years ago I would have put up with this shit, but not now."

"What's changed?" He asked.

I took a deep breath. "I'm tired, Draco." I whispered. "I'm so tired of being the one who puts more effort into this and tries to make this work. I put my everything into this."

"I'm doing that now."

"It's too late. You had your chance and you ruined it. You can't just decide you want to try after it's already over."

"But Jo, I can't...I can't live without you." He said quietly.

"You need to learn to."

Before Draco could respond, I saw Blaise and Tara running towards us.

"What's going on here?" Blaise asked.

"Nothing." I said.

Blaise then looked at Tara. "I thought you said you saw them kissing." He said.

"I um, I guess I was wrong." Tara muttered.

Blaise suddenly laughed." Was this your attempt at getting Jolina back?" He asked Draco. "Try to seduce her and then have me interrupt it? Come on Draco, you could do better than that."

Draco glared at him. "If you hadn't brain washed her, maybe it would have worked."

"Brain washed me? What the hell is that supposed to mean?!"

"You never thought you were too good for me before him. He convinced you that I don't deserve you!"

"You did that, Draco!" I yelled.

"How?!" He asked.

"You treated her like shit, that's how!" Blaise answered before I could. "Did you expect her to stay with you with the way you were treating her? Huh? You expected her to stay after you cheated? Are you insane?"

"This is none of your business, Blaise!" Draco said through gritted teeth.

"He's right." I said. "Imagine if I did what you did. Would you stay a org me?" I asked.

Draco just looked at me and the hung his head. He knew he wouldn't stay with me if I did.

"How could you expect me to stay with you if you wouldn't stay with me?" I asked.

He shrugged in defeat. "I don't know."

"We should go, Draco." Tara said quietly. Draco looked at me sadly before walking off with Tara.

"You think that was enough to make him give up?" Blaise asked.

"Yes." I whispered.

Tara's POV

So Draco's plan didn't pan out very well. I think it might partially be my fault. It took me forever to convince Blaise to come with me.

I actually feel bad. If this happened a month ago, I would have been delighted, but things have changed since then. I now know I made an awful mistake going after Draco while he was with Jolina.

I made him miserable. He just mopes around all day. It's so sad. I really want him to win her back, mostly to ease my conscious. And I'm hoping helping him get her back will help my karma. Also, I need something only someone like Draco can give me.

I need money. My parents aren't rich, they can't always afford to give me the things I want and need, so getting Draco to give me money is a big deal. He has no idea how much he's helping me and my family.

And I'll never tell him. I'd rather him think I'm greedy than have him know I'm struggling.

"It's over." Draco said as we walked. "I can't win her back."

"No, you just need a better plan. I think we can both admit that plan had a 50/50 shot of working." I assured him.

"There's nothing I can think of to get her back. I don't think it's possible anymore." He said in defeat.

"Draco, you love Jolina more than life itself. You'll figure out a way."

"Why do you care? You hate Jo and you'll still get paid for trying to help."

"It's not about the money right now." I said. "It's about me trying to fix what I ruined...look, Draco, I'm sorry for everything. It's my fault you lost Jolina, so I'm gonna do everything in my power to make sure you get her back."

"You think I have a shot?" He asked smiling slightly.

"Of course I do." I smiled back. "Now, are you gonna go down without a better fight?" I asked.

"No. No I'm not."

Hey. So I'm really, really sorry I've been MIA. Muggle life is insane, but I'm back in action and ready to finish this story and my others and make new ones. I hope you liked this chapter. If you did, please review and tell me what you thought. If not, thanks for reading anyways. :)

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