|The Danger of Love
Author: EmeraldEyedDreamer PM
After several years of being away from England, young witch Juliet Porter is returning to attend Hogwarts to face her past and...her future. OCDM. Rated T for language. *****Currently Halted for Characterization Changes.*****Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - OC & Draco M. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,637 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 01-04-08 - Published: 08-11-07 - id: 3718655
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Hey guys. Sorry for the long delay…I've been trying to revise what I could of this story. I realized that this chapter is pretty much safe. I'll try to keep the next delay to a minimum. There is just some characterization that goes awry. Hope you guys like it!
Five minutes later we were walking through the woods back to my house. We hadn't spoken a single word to each other at all since we left his home.
When we reached the river he drew his wand and with a quick flick, conjured up a small bridge so we wouldn't have to walk through the water. As we crossed the bridge and continued along the path, leaving the bridge for him to use later, I spoke up, trying to make conversation.
"I didn't know Hogwarts students were allowed to use magic outside of school."
Sensing my confusion, he continued.
"Mother will take care of it. Or the Malfoy name will at least" he remarked smugly.
I was a bit disgusted. Who was he to believe that his riches alone were enough to get him through life?
I shrugged to myself. Whatever.
When we reached the point where the woods met my land we stopped. The sun was barely visible over the horizon. I had been gone for at least two hours! My aunt and uncle surely would have noticed my absence. I hope they weren't too worried.
After a second I turned to Draco, hoping to make one last stab at making a civil conversation.
"Well thank you for walking me home." I replied, holding out my hand.
"It wasn't my choice." He reminded me coldly. I started. He didn't have to be so rude about it.
We just stood there, scrutinizing each other.
After a second, he looked down at my hand, smirking with an eyebrow raised. Feeling stupid I started to lower my hand. Then, much to my surprise, he took my hand and gave it a small shake. I stared at him as he turned, with a swish of his cloak, and disappeared down the path towards his house.
I stood there, my mouth gaping in utter surprise, my hand still poised in the air.
I finally lowered my hand and walked toward my house.
Later that night, as I brushed my hair, I thought about Draco. He was a truly complex and odd person.
I set the brush down and went to my balcony that faced the direction of his house. The breeze was gentle and cool. With my chin resting in my palms and my elbows on the balcony railing, I stared towards his house.
I was very confused. I felt something for him. But I wasn't sure what it was.
As I continued to think, something in the moonlight caught my eye. I squinted and gasped, a large snake, possibly the same one from earlier, was slithering across the yard towards the woods. As I watched it glide across the yard, my bedroom door opened with a loud screech almost sending me over the edge of the balcony.
"Sorry to frighten you." My aunt apologized as she sat down on the edge of my bed.
After closing the door to the balcony, I sat down next to her.
"So do you like your new room?" she asked, looking around.
I nodded. "I love it. I love England, but I miss my friends." I remarked.
"I know. But it can't be that bad; your brother said he saw you with a boy today. Next to the woods." She gave me a small, joking wink.
I smiled and opened my mouth to respond when my uncle walked in.
"What's this I hear? Julie's got a boyfriend already? Boy, you sure don't waste time." He teased.
"He's not my boyfriend! I just met him. He's just a…a friend." I replied, throwing a pillow at my uncle.
He caught the pillow. "Right." He smirked.
He threw the pillow back at me. I too caught it.
"Okay! Enough projectiles!" My aunt said with her arms held out like a referee's.
Uncle and I exchanged small smiles and we both threw pillows at her.
Later, they left my room. Glad I was able to partially
avoid the subject of Draco; I turned
off my lights and fell asleep watching the stars that shimmered from the ceiling and sky.