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Never Have I Ever
It was the middle of the summer holidays and Ginny Weasley's 16th birthday party. She had invited Harry, Hermione, Neville, Luna, and even her brother Ron was allowed to be there. They had a lot of fun, talking, laughing, drinking.
"Let's play Never have I ever," Ginny suggested after a while.
Everyone cheered – except for Hermione. She hated these kinds of games, like Truth or Dare, because they could destroy friendships; but since this was her best friend's party she didn't complain – and besides, her friends already knew that she was boring.
"What's that?" Luna asked. "How do you play it?"
"Someone states a sentence," Harry started to explain. "For example, Never have I ever been to London. And now everyone who has been to London yet, has to drink."
"So, you're drinking for lying?" Neville asked.
"Exactly," Ron told him.
"Everything's clear?" Ginny asked. "Yes? Okay, then I start." She casted a spell so that no one could lie. "Okay… Never have I ever copied my homework."
Everyone except Hermione and Luna drank.
"Well, I expected you, Hermione," Ron said. "But Luna? Why not?"
"No one ever let me…," she answered.
There was an uncomfortable silence for a moment, which Harry then interrupted by the next statement: "Never have I ever been to France before."
This time only Hermione and Luna drank a gulp. No one seemed to notice that Hermione's butterbeer had no alcohol in it.
"Ha!" Harry exclaimed. "I chose that on purpose so that you had to drink!"
"Thanks," Hermione rolled her eyes.
"Next!" Ron shouted. "Mmmmm… Ah, never have I ever lied to someone."
This time everyone drank except Luna. Hermione had lied when they had asked her if she was in love with someone…
"Wow," Ginny said in amazement, looking at Luna.
"Well, my father told me if I lie a Doxy will come and bite me."
"Cool method," Neville said to avoid another uncomfortable silence.
"Hermione, it's your turn," Harry said.
"Alright. Um, never have I ever read a History of Magic." Hermione was the only one who drank. "I knew it!" she exclaimed. "You're all so lazy! How do you expect do get your NEWTs this or next year!?"
"Please, Hermione," Ginny cried. "Don't mention school here!"
"Never have I ever," Neville continued then, "kissed a girl."
All boys drank.
"Neville?" Ron asked surprised. "Who did you kiss?"
"Um…," Neville turned red.
"Me," Luna helped him and took his hand, smiling.
"And me," Ginny admitted.
"What?!" Harry exclaimed. "When?!"
"After the Yule Ball in my third year," Ginny answered, smirking. "Don't be mad, my dear." She gave Harry a kiss on the cheek. "You're the best kisser in the world."
When Ron saw these two happy couples he leaned closer to Hermione…
"Forget it," she stopped him at once.
"Luna, your turn."
"Okay… Never have I ever seen a Nargle."
She was the only one who drank, not surprisingly. And no one told her that this animal probably didn't exist…
"Next round," Ginny said. "Never have I ever kissed a boy."
All girls drank and this time Hermione had to explain.
"Really?" she said. "I thought you'd know. I kissed Viktor!"
"I hoped you didn't," Ron muttered but was ignored. Everyone knew that he liked Hermione but that she wasn't interested in him at all.
"Never have I ever been faithful," Harry said.
All except Hermione drank, for they all already had a relationship. Ron had been together with Lavender last year until he had discovered his true feelings for Hermione… Lavender still hated her for that although it wasn't her fault…
"Never have I ever," Ron continued, "had sex."
"What the heck?!" Ginny screamed before drinking. Harry and Ron joined her.
"Sorry," Ron said. "I thought that would be interesting."
"It sure is," Harry admitted. "But still."
"We still wait," Luna said, smiling dreamingly at Neville who were as red as a tomato in the face.
"Too much information," Hermione cried and continued. "Never have I ever thrown up from drinking too much alcohol."
Everyone drank except her.
"What?!" she exclaimed. "Shame on you!"
The rest just laughed.
"Alright," Neville said. "Never have I ever had a crush on a teacher."
"Good one," Harry said until he saw that Ginny and Hermione were drinking. "What the hell?! Who?" he demanded, looking at his girlfriend and at his best friend.
"Our secret, right Hermione?" Ginny smiled.
"Yes," she replied relieved.
"Okay, now I'm curious," Luna said. "Never have I ever been in love with a teacher."
When Hermione drank there was a wild outburst from her friends. "Who? Tell us!" they screamed but she remained silent.
"Don't worry, guys," Ginny, who seemed to had already forgotten their former alliance, said with a smirk. "We'll find out. Never have I ever seen Professor Lockhart in a romantic way."
Hermione drank. "You're really mean, you know that!"
"But this can't be your love," Harry wondered. "It's only your crush. So, maybe: Never have I ever seen Professor Lupin in a romantic way."
They all stared at Hermione – but Ginny was the one who drank a sip.
"Ginny?!" Harry shouted.
"Oh, come on. He's a great guy." She smiled.
Harry shook his head. "Do I really know you?"
She just gave him a kiss. "Ron, you're next – I want to know with whom Hermione is in love."
"Okay," Ron thought about it for a moment. "Um… Flitwick?"
"Oh, Ron, please, that's disgusting!" Ginny cried.
"And this is now very mean," Luna defended her house teacher. "He's very nice!"
But anyway Hermione didn't drink.
"My turn," she grinned. "I know she's not a teacher but I still want to know: Never have I ever seen Madame Rosmerta in a romantic way."
When Ron drank, blushing very badly, they all laughed.
"Now, back to business," Ron said. "Neville, you have the next chance to find out about Hermione's secret love."
"Oh, Ron, please!" Hermione screamed.
"Hmmm…," Neville pondered. "The only person that I can think of, although I don't want to, is… Snape?"
Everyone watched Hermione – and everyone was shocked when she drank.
There was a grave silence when Hermione stood up and left the room…