| ||Rating: 15+||Story Reviews: 301|
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Draco, Ginny
Pairings: Draco/Hermione, Ron/Hermione
First Published: 2008.11.28
Last Published Chapter: 2009.07.21
Last Updated: 2011.12.02
Favorite Story Of: 181 users
| ||Advisory: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature|
"You know..." Draco breathed, "It hurts like hell when you love someone who doesn't love you in return," He couldn't hold it in any longer, "But it hurts an infinite amount more when you love someone who won't allow herself to love you in return."
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|1||Off to a Good Start
It's the trio's first day back at Hogwarts for their 7th year. To their great dismay, Draco Malfoy is back as well.
Hermione and Ron are spending time alone. Classes begin and Hermione is glad that Draco Malfoy isn't in any of the same ones.
Hermione has her first lesson with Draco.
Hermione meets with Draco for their second lesson. When something happens, Hermione manages to get Draco to talk about the horrible things going on inside his head.
|5||Love and Hate
The lessons with Draco are finally over and it's time for Gryffindor's first Quidditch match of the season. Ron celebrates with Hermione or at least he tries to.
Ron apologizes to Hermione about trying to further their relationship. Hermione sets limits on how many kisses he gets from her each day. She and Draco talk to Tonks and are upset to hear that the lessons must continue.
Hermione and Draco chase one of their transfigured objects around the castle when they stumble upon something unexpected. Hermione ends up questioning her feelings for Draco.
Draco decides that it's time to talk to Hermione about his feelings toward her. Hermione, on the other hand, isn't exactly ready for this.
Hermione and Draco try to deal with their situations. Both of them come to the conclusion that the other has moved on and they start to slowly accept it.
Hermione goes to the Burrow for Christmas and receives a mysterious gift. She finally gets a chance to talk to Ron and they discuss what happened between her and Draco.
Hermione receives the unfortunate news that she must go back to teaching Draco. After an uncomfortable start, Hermione makes a decision about her feelings, as well as Draco's.
|12||The Astronomy Tower
Draco retreats to the Astronomy Tower to be alone but he is soon joined by an unexpected guest.
After a busy night, Hermione returns to the Gryffindor Common Room to have a talk with Ginny about her newly formed relationship. She finds herself discussing certain dark topics with Draco the next day.
Hermione finally talks to Ron and he voices his concern of whether or not Draco has actually changed. In the library, Hermione decides for herself that he has indeed become a better person.
It's Valentine's Day and Hermione receives some upsetting news.
Harry finds out that all of the horcruxes have been destroyed and only Voldemort remains. While telling Hermione, both he and Draco realize that Voldemort is on the way with his army of Death Eaters. The final battle beings.
|17||Time Stands Still
After being knocked hard into the walls of Hogwarts and falling heavily to the ground, Draco is met by a frantic Hermione. The war also ends and all those who fought are left both celebrating and mourning the battle losses.
Five years later.
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