Author: boome PM
PG-13 for swearing, and a bit of violence. Hermoine gives up on the only two friends she's had for 5 years and finds friendship and so much more in the one person she's loathed for so many years. dhrRated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Angst - Hermione G. & Draco M. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 19,545 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-31-05 - Published: 12-29-03 - id: 1663033
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A/N: I know that I am a horrible person for not updating sooner. I know, I am scolding my self very very badly right now because, for those who don't know, it's been over a year since I started posting and its not even half way done. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart. I love you all very much and thanks for reading!
Last Time of DC
"Hermione, I've only just found out what love is, and I already know that I never want to lose this feeling. When I was younger my mother gave me this ring and told me to keep it until I found love. She said that it was a ring to promise my love to someone, and I can't ask you to marry me yet but I can promise my love to you." He took her hand and placed the white gold band with a diamond set in it on her finger. Hermione smiled with a tear escaping her eyes and throwing her arms around Draco's neck.
"You know Draco…you always seem to make me cry" she said with a small laugh and a kiss on the cheek.
Chapter 14- Two weeks to make a lifetime
Hermione and Draco sat under the stars for hours in each others arms not needing to do a thing other then be with each other. Neither said a word but they knew what the other was thinking and the silence was beautiful.
Hermione eventually fell asleep against Draco's chest and he watched her breath lightly. Both lay on a soft blanket that felt like a bed on the grass. The candles eventually blew themselves out and night slowly grew into morning. Draco, too, eventually fell asleep, his arms around the sleeping brunette in his arms. As the sun peaked its head up a bit Hermione stirred and a smile crossed her lips. She fluttered her eyes open slowly to look at Draco who was very touch-sensitive and felt her move.
She smiled at him as he blinked awake and she smiled. "Draco…" she spoke softly in the dawning day.
He kissed her head and said "Good morning…"
She nodded and said "I can't believe we've been out here all night…"
"Mmm…" he nodded and stretched his arms sitting up. Hermione yawned a little and smiled "We should go in…" she said after a moment.
Draco stood and took Hermione's hands and pulled her up.
Draco took her hand in his own and they began walking slowly back to the mansion in silence. How golden this was. He looked at her and she smiled back at him as she looked at the ring on her hand and said "thank you"
He nodded, smiled and said "It is never a problem"
Draco pushed open a glass sliding door and walked in with Hermione. As they walked through the doorway into the kitchen Mrs. Malfoy sat at a large cooking Island sipping tea out of a china tea cup.
"Are you two just getting in dear?" she asked raising an eyebrow
Draco nodded with a bit of a shy kind of grin and then he smiled at Hermione. "Hermione, why don't you go upstairs to your room and I'll come up in a few? Yeah?" He planted a kiss on her head and she nodded "Yeah"
"Draco, dear" Narcissa said in a serious tone
"Mum" he replied in the same kind of tone
"Dear, please, please do not pull another Emily"
"MOTHER!" he said in a shocked tone "Don't even bring that girl up. This is different. Hermione is different. And I love her. I love her mum."
"It better be different with her…"
Draco yawned and said "I'm tired mum; I'm going to go to sleep for a few hours"
"I take it you'll be in Hermione's room then?" With a nod he left the kitchen and headed up the flight of stairs.
When Draco pushed open the door to Hermione's room slowly he saw her sitting up in her bed with a leather bound black covered book in her hands. She was writing and so intensely concentrating that she didn't hear him come in. He kept his eyes on her for a few moments longer before he took a few steps closer to her bed.
She then looked up at him and smiled after a moment. They needn't have said a word. Draco sat down next to her and she scooted over a bit letting him crawl in with her. With a yawn and a smile Draco gave Hermione a hug and said "Hermione love, I'm exhausted." She nodded in agreement and crawled under the covers. Draco planted a kiss on her head before following her suite and before his head even hit the soft down pillows he was out like a light.
When Hermione woke first she smiled at her sleeping boyfriend and crawled out of bed. He stirred a little bit when she walked around the bed and planted a light kiss on his cheek and she then proceeded to curl up on the floor with a few thick books.
Hours later when Draco finally woke he found her still sitting comfortably on the floor reading contently and occasionally writing on a piece of parchment. He gently planted his feet onto the floor and walked up behind her and rested on his knees putting his head on her shoulder.
"The butler did it…" he said with a smile
She looked over at him and smiled "It's too bad I'm not reading a mystery. Did you sleep well?"
He nodded and she closed her book on her lap and put it off to the side.
Hermione's attention was directed for a moment to the tapping sound at the window when she spotted what appeared to be a school owl flying steadily out the window. She pushed it open for him and untied the sealed letter addressed to Draco.
It bore the Hogwarts Crest and as Draco read it he said "Looks like we're stuck here for another two weeks. Seems like there was a virus going 'round Hogwarts, something bad, dark arts it was." He shrugged and looked at her.
"What do you want to do for the next two weeks?" She asked after a moment, then added "there's only so much extra homework and sitting around we can do"
Draco walked to Hermione and took her hand and whispered, "Do you want to learn how to fly?" She nodded with a small smile and he replied "Get dressed, take a shower, then we can go down to the village"
Hermione eventually got the hang of the flying thing but she didn't really feel safe without Draco with her. They spent almost three tireless afternoons practicing until she finally got it. Both were having more fun with each other than they'd ever had before with anyone but soon, the fun would no longer be such. Oh no, that fun, would be gone,
Lucius didn't like Hermione at all. He even had the document promising Draco to Pansy reinstated by his lawyer over break. If Draco wasn't married by his 19th Birthday he'd be doomed to a life of Pansy the dog-faced bitch. Draco couldn't do this, he could never live a life with Pansy, he'd rather kill himself than do that.
With Lucius there is no fighting it and Draco knew that he'd hex him into his 21st birthday before listening to anything Draco had to say about the matter. When he found out that his father had done such an atrocious thing he got more upset than he'd ever been before.
He didn't even realize the actions that he was making and when his mother wasn't phased by his yelling and screaming like a child with a temper he began blaming Hermione, telling her that it was her fault her damned parents were muggles and it was her fault that he would be once again doomed to a fucked-up soap-opera life with that good-for-nothing witch.
Hermione was in shock and terrified that if she said anything he might hurt her. She wanted to believe that he wouldn't hit her but when she saw him this angry she didn't know what to believe. It seemed as though Draco didn't even realize his actions, as though he had no idea what he was saying…as though he was under a spell.
A/N: Sorry again for the wait. I really really am sorry.
PS Thanks for all the lovely reviews