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I couldn't help but sigh as I looked up at my old but once again new
professor. He was finally allowed to come back and teach once he proved
himself in helping destroy Voldemort. He was now known as the 'Sex God' to
all of the girls, and I could defiantly see why. And the fact that he's a
werewolf, well that just adds to the package, it gives him an "untouchable,
bad boy" persona that drives the girls wild.
I knew it was a cliché. I knew it with every fiber of my being, but Lupin's
deep blue eyes were more amazing than the sky, the Pacific Ocean, and every
other beautiful thing and person I'd seen all rolled up into one.
It's a good thing I was sitting because my knees actually felt weak.
His hair was messy and chocolate brown flaked with grey, and flopped in his
face. I looked down at his hands, beautiful hands with long, slim fingers.
On his middle finger he wore a gold signet ring that had been handed down
through the generations. Handed down through the generations.
The closest I'd ever come to owning something with that much history was
when I'd bought a pair of used Roller Blades at a garage sale.
Harry cracked some joke and Lupin started to smile, revealing the adorable
small dimple on his left cheek.
That was it-I was turning too much inside all over again. And it was all
wrong. Teachers were supposed to be stuffy and boring and pretentious. They
weren't supposed to have strong arms, and they weren't supposed to have
dimples! Because...well, because...
Because I wasn't supposed to have a crush on him!
According to Mom, not to mention YM and all the shows on the WB, falling
for a guy is exactly what girls my age are supposed to do. But when you're
trying to maintain your grade point average while figuring out how you're
going to pay for the car I want so badly, you don't really have a lot of
extra time to spend stressing about the newest hottie. So I had reached my
age, seventeen, without ever having had a boyfriend, a serious crush, or
even a guy to go to the movies with. And that was just how I wanted it.
How I still wanted it...right?
"Miss Granger!" Lupin was suddenly yelling, snapping me out of my daydream.
"Yes?" I asked. I could just feel the heat rise in my cheeks as I saw
everyone staring at me. Harry gave me a nudge with his elbow and looked at
me in amusement.
"I asked, about how many dark creatures live in the Forbidden Forest
alone?" Professor Lupin asked her again.
"It's estimated at over 5,000 different species," I said knowingly.
"Very good! Five points to Gryffindor," Professor Lupin said as he made his
way down the isle.
I let a long breath of relief. I felt like a fool, letting my guard down
during class! I've never been so embarrassed!
"Hey, Hermione, what's up?" Ron whispered to her.
"Nothing," I could just tell he was trying not to laugh. Oh great Hermione,
the Know-It-All, was caught not paying attention in class. Bugger, he was
going to have a May Day with this one.
Thankfully the bell rang, saving me.
"I want two rolls of parchment on at least five different dark animals in
the forest," Professor Lupin called after the class.
"Bye Professor Lupin," Lavender said giving him a little girly wave with
Parvati close behind her doing the same thing. It could really make one
"Goodbye," Lupin said nicely. Lavender and Parvati started giggling
'Oh please' I thought rolling my eyes at the two.
"Hurry up you two," I yelled at Ron and Harry, who were still putting their
things back in their bag. I wanted nothing more then to go to dinner then
curl up with my latest book by the fireplace.
"Well sorry your highness," Ron said sarcastically.
"Shut up," I snapped.
"Don't tell me to shut up! You shut up!" Ron snapped back.
"Get bent, Ron!" I said. I really wasn't in the mood for this.
"Kiss my ass!" Ron said.
"Yeah right! And die of those toxic fumes, no thanks," I laughed.
"Screw you, you damn know-it-all," Ron said.
"I'd rather not," I said with a smirk, but my anger was defiantly starting
"Will the both you shut the hell up!" Harry finally yelled stepping in
between Ron and me.
"What is the problem here?" Professor Lupin asked coming out of his office.
"Nothing professor. Just a minor disagreement," I said and a fake smile. As
soon as he turned his back I gave Ron a killer glare.
He called me a know-it-all, and that's the one thing I really hate. It's
right up there with 'mudblood', and he knows it.
"Well I suggest you three get down to dinner," Professor Lupin said
scooting us out of his office. It was a full moon tonight and it was almost
"Yes sir. Sorry sir," I said as we left.
"Yes sir. Sorry sir." Ron mocked me in a girly voice. Then he rolled his
"Careful Ron or I just might make that voice a perminate one," I growled
pointing down to his groin.
"Oh really you two! Stop it!" Harry snapped before storming off.
"What's his problem," Ron asked. Ah! I swear that boy can be slower then
"You really are an insensitive jerk aren't you?" I said before hurrying
"What?" Ron yelled after me, but I noticed he didn't follow. Probably went
to the Great Hall to stuff his face. Figures.
I found Harry in the library looking for books about the forest. Like he
actually cares about homework.
"Hey," I said in a small voice.
"Hi," Harry said shortly, never once taking his eyes away from the
"Look, I'm sorry about Ron and me fighting. I know that it upsets you, but
honestly, he was going slower then a flabberworm!" I said. I think I
actually saw him smile, but only a little one
"But did you have to get so mad?" Harry asked finally looking me in the
eyes. For a small quick moment I could see why Ginny had such a crush on
him. But that thought left my head as soon as it came.
"Sorry, just a little frustrated. My parents told me yesterday that they
weren't going to buy me a car. Instead they were going to put money into
the bank in case I ever feel the need for muggle college." I said rolling
"It's alright. It's just when you and Ron fight, I always get stuck in the
middle," Harry sighed.
"Um, excuse me. Need I remind you of fourth year? At least Ron and I
haven't gotten that mad at each other. It's all good in an hour or so," I
"Oh yeah," Harry laughed.
"Oh yeah" I mocked, laughing as well, "Here let me help you."
I looked over the bookshelf, picking out books Harry could use for the
"You actually think I care?" Harry asked. Ah, I was correct.
"You do now," I said pulling out more books.
"Swell," Harry said sarcastically as I stacked more books on, "Do you
really think we need all of these books for just two rolls of parchment?"
"No silly. These ones are for the Transfiguration homework that's due in
two days and you haven't even started. These are for the potions assignment
that's due tomorrow and you haven't even started. These are for the
Herbology homework that's due tomorrow and you haven't even start..."
"Alright already! I get the picture!" Harry interrupted me. I could tell he
was struggling with the books, but it was amusing so I let him struggle for
"Here," I said grabbing half of the books.
We checked them all out and headed down to the Great Hall. When we got
there we found Ron, naturally, stuffing his face while talking to Neville
"Hey," I said sitting next to Ron. He glared at me for a second, but I
could tell he wasn't mad anymore.
I did my usually sweep over the teachers table and found only one empty
chair. Lupin's. I looked up at the ceiling. The moon's out. He's a
He's still hot though...
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