|Saving Of Souls
Author: Stephycats7785 PM
At the world cup Hermione is hurt badly and Cedric Diggory only knows of one way to save her. What happens when their destinies become entwined? M for later chapters. *Finished!*Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Cedric D. & Hermione G. - Chapters: 31 - Words: 37,309 - Reviews: 259 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 261 - Updated: 12-01-12 - Published: 07-12-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7174758
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Hermione and Cedric were sitting up in the Astronomy tower after curfew gazing up at the stars. They had snuck out in order to spend time together and Harry had even been nice enough to lend her the Mauder's map in order to ensure they were not caught by Filch or anyone else. Unlike Ron, the boy who lived was a strong supporter of the newly formed couple. He thought that the Hufflepuff Seeker was good for his best friend. She seemed lighter and happier and with everything going on that was a good thing. Everyone needed happiness and if they were happy together then great for them.
"The second task is in less than a week." The Gryffindor girl stated as she gazed up at the stars with her boyfriend's arms around her from his position behind her. "Are you frightened about what you have to face? You won't even tell me if you have figured out the egg yet and how can I be of any help if you are not willing to tell me anything?"
Cedric smiled as he tilted her head back and pressed his lips to hers softly. He pulled away of course after a few seconds and stroked her cheek lovingly. "Calm down love or you are going to stress yourself out. The reason I haven't told you anything is because I won't be accused of using your intelligence to my personal gain. I can handle my tournament just fine on my own. Now if I thought that I needed your help then I would ask, but I promise you I can handle this on my own for now at least."
Hermione scrunched her face up not sure if she was willing to believe him or not. He could be quite the charmer when he wanted and this may just be him trying to keep her from worrying and in the end all that would do was cause her to worry even more. "Are you sure this isn't just you trying to reassure your girlfriend or you being cocky and over confident? It is alright for you to ask for help you know. It will not make you any less of a person to say that you need help."
He smiled before kissing her again this time waiting for her to open her mouth to him. He let his tongue explore the warm canvass of her mouth for a couple of minutes before pulling away again before he lost control over his lust for her. He wanted to do more with her and yet he expected her way too much to take advantage of her especially if she were not ready for anything more. "I think that you are simply worried about me and happen to be too prideful to admit it. I swear to you that I am going to be fine. As long as you are waiting for me when I win that is enough to help me get through anything. He who must not be named could be waiting at the bottom of the lake for me and still I would come back to you. Nothing could keep me from that task Hermione and I mean nothing."
A pink blush stained her cheeks at the sincerity in not only his words, but in his eyes as well. She was not used to anyone looking at her the same way he did. It was almost as if he could see in to her soul. It was almost as if they were somehow connected and she how crazy it sounded, but honestly that is how she felt at times. "Now I know that you are being cocky Mr. Diggory."
It grew silent as they simply sat together basking in the essence of one another. It wasn't for a good fifteen minutes before anyone said anything again and not surprisingly it was Hermione who broke the silence. "I worry for you Cedric. These tasks are not games and sometimes I wonder if you remember exactly how dangerous they are. People have died in the tournament in the past, full grown wizards with years of experience under their belts have died in this tournament and now they are putting a bunch of teenagers in to this for the sake of entertainment and bringing back tradition? It honestly boggles my bloody mind sometimes at how barbaric this world can be at times compared to the muggle world."
"Hey now," Cedric shifted her in his lap so that she was facing him with his hands resting on her waist. "What did I tell you about stressing yourself out? Since you won't listen to me it seems as if I have to calm you down using my own tactics."
Not allowing her to say anything he kissed her again this time burying his fingers in her frizzy and curly hair. This may make him odd, but he adored her hair. He loved how it was wild and free and kind of did its own thing. Girls today did not normally leave their hair untamed and the fact Hermione did was actually a turn on. She let her natural beauty shine and what a natural beauty she was even if others did not appreciate it in the same ways he did.
Hermione let a contented sigh pass her lips as she copied him and wound her fingers tightly in his hair. Now she wasn't usually one for public displays of affection since she found them to be tacky, but since they were alone together she would allow it for now. That and he was a really good kisser. She could admit that she may not have kissed a lot of boys, but even if she had she really did not believe any could be a better kisser than Cedric Diggory. He had this ability to make her head go fuzzy and all of her worries to vanish the instant his lips pressed against hers.
They continued this casual kissing for a while until Cedric started to get uncomfortable due to his hard on and since he would never push her in to anything he thought it would be better to end things now before they went too far. His Gryffindor girlfriend was good about it though because she didn't mention the tightening of his trousers. She smiled before standing up and offering her hand to help him to his feet and he took it before jumping to his feet and brushing his robe off.
"Did I succeed in de-stressing you?" He questioned before easily slipping his hand in hers and gathering up the map to make sure the coast was clear and lucky for them it was.
"I'll have to give you an 'exceeds expectations' in doing exactly that." She joked as they headed down from the Astronomy tower. He would take her back to her common room before going to his. It was the gentleman his parents had programmed in to him since childhood. "To be brutally honest I don't even remember what I was worrying over or even what we were talking about in the first place."
"Then goal reached." He teased back and pressed a kiss to her for-head. "I always told you I was good and now you have your proof."
AN: Hey guys sorry it has been so long since I updated. I would explain, but it is a boring story and so I will just apologize and try to promise it won't happen again. I wanted a sweet chapter between them before the next chapter which is right before the second task. Let me know if you all liked this or not since I love hearing your thoughts.
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