|A Different You, A Different Me
Author: PhoenixRae PM
**Ch27 UP & COMPLETE!!!** Hermione & Draco received a nasty blow to the head & woke up in the hospital wing not knowing each other, but an initial attraction was evident. Could this be the start of something new? PLS R&R!!!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Hermione G. & Draco M. - Chapters: 27 - Words: 57,927 - Reviews: 391 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11-13-02 - Published: 10-26-02 - Status: Complete - id: 1033740
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Disclaimer: Yeah, yeah, I know already. HP ain't mine :-(
Author's Note: After last chapter's "racy" story plot, I've decided to tone it down a bit and...well, I know, I know, I threw in another problem for our dearly beloved lovebirds, but c'mon! If I don't throw anything else their way and ended this fic in the previous chapter, would you guys really like that, hm??? *grins*
Summary: Hermione & Draco received a nasty blow to the head when an out of control bludger careened towards where they stood bickering during a Quidditch practice. They woke up in the hospital wing not knowing each other--but they know everyone else--and an instant attraction towards each other soon formed.
Setting: 6th year
Pairings: Draco & Hermione
XXVII. the Morning After
Draco turned sideways to wrap his arm around Hermione's lush body and press it against him. He was starting to feel a bit cold and he was in dire need of her warmth. He stretched out a bit and put his arm around Hermione. Only problem was he hugged nothing but thin air. Frowning, he opened one eye and looked at the space beside him.
He lifted his blond head off the pillow and scanned the room. There was no sign of Hermione anywhere. He sat up for a much better view and scanned the room once again. Her clothes were gone and so was her Invisibility Cloak. There wasn't a small parchment left on her pillow with a note for him. She just upped and left as if last night didn't happen.
But Draco knew it happened.
God he could still remember the feel of her...the taste of her...the sound she made when he was pleasuring her...
This is torture! he thought irately and shook the thought off his head. He has to find Hermione. They needed to talk. Last night changed their relationship a whole damn lot.
And you also told her you love her, stupid. a small voice at the back of his head reminded him sternly. Draco smiled fondly at the memory of watching Hermione's face contort as soon as he confessed his love for her.
Draco got up from his makeshift bed on the floor when a piece of parchment lay haphazardly on the coffee table caught his attention. From his vantage point he could make out tear stains blotched the ink on the parchment. A colorful oath escaped his lips that would've made the fat lady blush.
That explained why there was no sign of Hermione when he woke up.
Hermione walked in to the Gryffindor common room intending to head straight to her room, but little did she know that three surprised faces of her closest friends would greet her. And from the looks they were giving her disheveled attire she could only guess what was going through their minds right at that very moment.
"Don't ask." she warned her friends before any one of them could open their mouths.
"What do you mean don't ask?!" Ron exploded, standing up straight from his seat on the floor by the Christmas tree, his half-opened present lay forgotten by his foot. "You just walked in on Christmas morning with your clothes looking like...well, looking like you've just had a nice tumble in the sheet with someone and you tell us to not ask you anything?" he was hysterical as only Ron could be. His face was slowly becoming the same color as his mop of red hair and his eyes were drilling a hole right through her.
"I said don't ask because I don't want to talk about it." Hermione said coolly, standing by the foot of the stairs leading to the boys and girls' rooms. "I just need some time alone to think."
"Don't you dare walk away from this, Hermione Granger!" Ron bellowed, "You just spent an entire evening with...with...with Malfoy and you came back with your eyes all puffy and red and your clothes disheveled. I want to know what happened!" he demanded.
"Ron..." Ginny hissed, tugging at her brother's arm, warning him to not pursue the matter any more, but Ron wouldn't listen to his sister.
"I want to know what happened, Hermione." he insisted.
"Don't ask me what happened, Ronald Weasley." she replied, her voice laced with suppressed irritation.
"And why the hell not?"
"Because I do not want to talk about it, that's why!"
"If it's bothering you that much we better talk about it!"
"Why?!" she yelled at him, "So you could belittle me for being stupid? So you could rub it in my face that I was such a naive sixteen year old virgin who thought that the boy I love finally loves me back?" she paused as fresh set of tears started to pour down by the gallon on her cheeks, "So I slept with him. And now I realize what a fool I've been thinking that he could be someone else much better. I slept with Draco Malfoy and I am ashamed of it--there, are you happy now?!" she turned her back to her three stunned friends and raced up to her room, throwing herself on her bed and cried her heart out.
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A/N: hmm...my creative juices are running low right now so I better end this here....hehehe, actually, my creative juices are just working on maximum overdrive right now and I think I better end this fic with this note. But don't worry, my avid readers/reviewers, I'll be writing a sequel to this soon. I mean, I already know the plot for it. I just don't want to drag this fic for so long. I think I should leave this chapter with a cliffhanger so that ya'll would be pining for the sequel which will be served to you real soon...hehehehe
A/N2: for those of you who wants to know WHEN the first chapter for the sequel will be up, mind leaving your email address to me so that I can send you an email letting you know when I posted the new story? that is if you want to find out first that it's already up....
Quistis88: yeah, I wanted to make Harry really protective of Hermione because...well, because I figured since they're both only child they might as well be the brother and sister the one never had
Crazykid2586: I haven't checked your next chapter yet, sweetie, but I will be soon.
Dizzy2381: thanks for leaving your mark. and thanks for the compliment!
Brookie: sorry but I'm afraid I'll have to leave you with a cliffhanger for this one again. But don't worry, I'll have the second story out pretty soon...
Angela: Draco told Hermione he loves her in the previous chapter
cocoa318: thanks for leaving your mark, and here's the final chapter to this story. I'm working on the next one which will be out real soon
Lazuli: I have to agree with you that a mad Draco is a HOT Draco *lol*
Shivohnsongbreeze: thanks for thinking that the amnesia idea was believable. I was kinda worried that it might not sound/look believable enough
Rebecca: nothing is perfect in the real world, sweetie...
Emma: I was amazed they let me post ch26 with a pg-13 rating either! *lol* now don't be confused about the whole Draco/Lucius deal--it'll all be explained soon enough
CrystallineLily: yep, another hurdle for them to jump over. makes life a little more interesting for 'em, hehehehe ;p
sabacat: thanks for leaving your mark. and yeah, too bad Draco left the letter out, but it'll all be explained later on why the letter was out there to begin with
tickle the dragon: thanks for all the songs u mentioned. my sister said she thought of WE COULD BE IN LOVE by lea salonga & brad kane too when I told her what this story is about. and you think I'm mean for making them suffer? hehehe, well I think you'll think I'm mean again for making YOU READERS suffer to find out what happens next :p
Queen Li: so you were practically glued to the edge of your seat reading the previous chapter??? whoa! good thing you didn't fall off! hehehe
nessa-girl: of course Draco really likes Hermione! he's crazy in love with her, but they just have to go through some more trials and tribulations before they reach happily ever after...
Jubliations: *lol* I told you he's gonna grow a pair soon :p
Hermione18: fear not for they will be together in eternal bliss eventually...
ju: she thinks it because...well, because of what Draco told her and because of what she remembered of him...
kristatwen: oh they WILL win...but not yet...
song*breeze: sorry, becki, but now that u & ciza are reviewing I am getting so confused! and I'm glad that finally somebody else likes Bryan Adams songs. and if you think I'm seriously evil in the previous chapter...I think you'll still think the same for this one! *lol* btw, I sent you an email and I told you my age there...
Hannah4Daniel: well sweetie, watch out for the sequel 'coz I left this story with a cliffhanger *evil grin*