I Need You to Love Me
* Dear readers, this is the first time I have tried to write a fanfiction
piece. I am a devout fan of Harry Potter who truly wishes that Hermione
and Draco would get together and fall in love. However, the chances that
it would actually happen in the novel are slim, so I decided to write this
story on my own. I warn you, this story is going to get VERY mushy, so
bear with me. Please review.*
Chapter 1: Just Anyone
Hermione stared at the blood dripping from her wrist. She felt
suddenly queasy as she realized what she had just done. The hand holding
the razor blade shook as she felt the pain on her wrist. She let the blade
fall. For a strange reason, she felt better. She had been overwhelmed
with uncontrollable sobs for over an hour and at this moment, they were
gone. The pain that had been choking inside her seemed to be taken away.
The only pain she felt was the stinging feeling on her wrist, and she could
handle that. She stared numbly at the blood, feeling absolutely nothing
for perhaps the first time in her entire life.
"What the heck..Oh God, what happened Granger?"
Hermione blinked. There shouldn't be anyone here. She had very
carefully chosen to go to a remote and hidden corner in Hogwarts the moment
that she felt the tears welling up in her eyes. Maybe her ears were
"Snap out of it Granger. Damn it, you're bleeding! Granger, do you
If her ears were fooling her, they were doing a pretty good job.
"Granger, I mean it. Either you talk, or I'm going to go get a
teacher RIGHT NOW!"
With those words, Draco saw Hermione's vacant eyes focus. Slowly,
she acknowledged his presence , and when she did, her brows snapped
Her voice sounded weak even to her own ears. It also sounded calm,
collected, and void. She wasn't crying anymore.
"That's it Granger. Now, let's get out of here and visit Madam
Pomfrey. She'll fix your wrist up in no time. Then we.."
"No!" Hermione almost shouted.
"Ofcourse she'll fix it up, its only a cut"
"No!!!! Go away Malfoy, this has nothing to do with you. I'm FINE"
Draco could sense the panic in her voice. What was wrong with her.
"Look, I know you hate me, I damn well hate you Muggle. But you are
bleeding bad so I'm damn well going to make sure that you get some help."
"I can take care of myself, Malfoy." Hermione said as she flicked
her wand and casted a healing spell. Nothing happened. She heard Malfoy
"You did this to yourself? Are you insane Mudblood?"
"Of course not, it was an accident." Hermione denied, but her voice
lacked strength and she knew it. She saw Draco Malfoy arch an eyebrow as
he said in a mocking voice.
" I think you forgot something Ms. 'I have the answer to everything.'
The only reason a healing spell won't work is if the injury was made bad
the person casting it. This means, that YOU did this to yourself!"
Hermione took a step back, feeling trapped.
"Spill it Granger, or I'm telling a teacher right now"
Hermione bit her lip. She lifted her wand to cast a Memory Charm
only to see Draco's wand pointing straight at her.
"Don't even try it Granger."
Draco saw her flinched, and then slowly, he heard her explain.
"Look Malfoy, I wasn't trying to kill myself or anything. I just
felt stress and this is how I cope okay? It's called adaptive behavior.
Just forget you ever saw me. I'll be fine!"
His brows drew together. For one of the first times in his life,
Draco Malfoy had no idea what to do.