A/N - This started as a drabble, then a series of drabbles, and finally I was writing part five and a reviewer pointed out these should have their own story. Parts 1 - 4 are identical to what you might have read in the drabbles.
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~ The History Project ~
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Hermione looked down at the word that appeared on her parchment and frowned.
Pretty cool, huh?
I figured out how to write on my own paper and have it appear on someone else's
Not sure why it only works with you
She looked stealthily around the room. No one was looking at her, no one was trying to catch her attention.
Who is this?
She wrote the question in her neatest writing under the stream of comments.
It works both ways
You even sound like a swot when you write
Who IS this?
No need to be insulting
I haven't insulted you and I've been VERY tempted
Why aren't you talking to me?
Talk to me
Why does it have to be you, anyway?
Anyone else would talk to me
Stop bothering me
You're cute when you're mad
I'm trying to pay attention to Binns
You could probably give the lecture
I bet you've taken notes from the book
I bet they're colour coded
They are not
But you've taken notes already
I prepared for class
So you know this already
So do I
Talk to me instead
I don't even know who you are
There's not that many people in this class
I'm sure you can figure it out
I'll give you a hint
Why are you bothering me?
And you're cute
And it's fun to see you not know something
Hermione looked over at Harry, who was drawing a detailed picture of Cho Chang on his parchment.
Are you going to make me just list off everyone in the room?
You think I'm a girl?
I may die
I may die RIGHT NOW
Not a girl
Not unless my parents really lied to me when they gave me the talk
How little witches and wizards are made?
How boys and girls are different
Maybe Muggles don't do that one?
Not Muggle-born then
I don't want to talk to you anymore
Please talk to me
I didn't mean it
I can do this every class
I can keep bothering you
And I will
Until you talk to me
I'm sorry, OK
What do I have to say?
I get a lot of shit, OK?
From Malfoy and arseholes like him.
This whole world
People act like being Muggle-born is
Some kind of embarrassing thing I should hide
I don't know
Not Malfoy then
Why not him?
Can you imagine Malfoy apologizing for being a git?
Can't even imagine him talking to me
So, who are you?
Maybe we should pay attention
Edgar the Eager and all
What Binns is saying
Made to look pretty
Mostly wizards just slaughtered everyone
Edgar was actually kind of an awful guy
He used to cut the hands off of the daughters of his enemies
And cut their tongues out
Was that in the book?
I think I missed something
I did extra reading
Of course you did
It gets more interesting if you look at stuff outside the textbook
You think cutting the hands off people is interesting?
That's fucked up, Granger
You think being a Muggle-born is something to be ashamed of
That's what's fucked up
I said I was sorry
You still think it
Tell me who you are
How does that prove anything?
It was worth a shot
Are you sure you're a Gryffindor?
That seemed awfully sneaky for one of you pure of heart people
And a boy
So the cock suggests
And there's no way Goyle or Crabbe could have figured out a spell like this
Go away, Malfoy
I could be Theo
I'm not talking to you
Tell me more about Edgar
You liked me before you knew who I was
You're talking to me again
I'm so bored
I'm not here to entertain you
Despite what you may think
Why won't you talk to me?
Do you really need a fucking list?
You've made fun of me
and called me names
since we were 11
You broke my nose
I got over it
You hate everyone like me
If I hated you I wouldn't be talking to you
You're only talking to me because you could only get your spell to work with me
I lied about that
Which word didn't you understand?
Your reading comp sucks
I didn't use the word arsehole
I really am
You're just bored
I'm not a total arsehole
Yes you are
OK, I probably am
I still want to talk to you
And what makes you think I want to talk to you?
You keep writing back?
To tell you to go away
Class is almost over
From my filthy Muggle background
I think you should take me on as a project
If you can save house elves you can save me
I have totally failed to save a single house elf
Well, I wouldn't wear one of those hats either
You're bad at knitting
Save me, Granger
Teach me all about Muggles
And how I'm wrong
We have all year
And this class is boring
And you've already outlined the whole book
With different coloured ink
You might know more about the topics than Binns
I know more than you, that's for sure
Did he really cut people's hands off?
It really is
I bet you know more gross stuff you could tell me
Do you really care?
You going to save me?
You're a prick.
I'm cute, though
I prefer gingers
I'll have to save you too
Mutual salvation pact
Do we have a deal?
I'm putting my things away now, Malfoy
Do we have a deal?
Hermione Granger narrowed her eyes at the pointy-faced blond boy as they shoved their way out into the hall.
"Deal," she muttered under her breath and he smirked at her.
"What was that about?" Ron asked. "Since when do you talk to Malfoy?"
"Did you know Edgar the Eager used to cut the hands off – "
"Oh, Merlin," he cut her off. "Please no more of your disgusting extra history details. No one cares about that shit but you, Hermione, and no one ever will."