Title: Need to know.

Author: Ginny

Date: 7/25/03

Summary: Draco, Harry, Hermione, Lavender, Ron, and Ginny are playing Truth or Dare, but it comes out more of a story telling game. Will they become friends? Will Draco be part of the "dream team"? And what's that on Draco's arm? It's not the Death Eater mark, maybe it is, but maybe it's something totally different.

Author's note: Okay, I know there are like a million of these out there. Okay, well last time I checked there was 75. But anyways, there are a lot out there, so this is my make of Truth or Dare.

Disclaimer: As always, this never changes, not mine, getting no money.


It was the Christmas Holiday. Most of the students were gone at home, with their family having fun; but not Virginia Weasley. It was her 6th year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry and for the first time in 6 years she and her brother, Ronald, who was now in his 7th year, were not going home for Christmas. Her parents decided to go to Romania to visit the first of many Weasley grandkids.

Ginny was in the library reading; she didn't feel comfortable hanging out with Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Lavender. She felt like a third wheel, or in this case the fifth. So, she was all alone in the library, or so she thought. She could feel a pair of eyes staring at her, watching her sitting there on the library's couch, deeply involved with the new romance novel that she borrowed from Hermione. The owner of this pair of eyes finally decided to sneak up on her and announce that he was there.

Ginny was getting to her favorite part of the book, where the male character would finally proclaim his love for the female character and would kiss her passionately, when she felt someone jump onto the couch next to her, and a head land in her lap. Being used of this sort of "Hello", she wasn't really surprised to see him, but she was quite upset that he decided to disturb her at this point in the book.

"Aww! Come on, Red! Can't you at least pretend that I scared you?"

"I'll tell you what, Malfoy, you come up with a new tactic to 'scare' me and I promise that I won't even have to pretend." And with that she pushed him off of her. He landed on the floor with a rather large 'bang' and a rather quiet curse. "Now leave me alone, you oversized Ferret! I'm reading!"

"Aww! Come on, Ginny! I'm lonely! I'm practically the only 7th year Slytherin left."

Ginny put her book down and looked up at him. He gave her his ever so cute puppy look, and of course it won her over. Ginny sighed and put down her book, "Oh all right!"

He gave her his winning smile, sat down next to her, turned his back to her, and laid his head in her lap. Neither one of them could actually remember how that sitting arrangement came about, but they knew that neither one minded it.

Ginny started to run her hands through his hair, like she usually did, and smiled widely, "Thank you! You didn't use that God awful wizard gel!"

"Well, I just got out of the shower so I decided not to put it in today."

"Please, can't you reconsider the whole gel thing?"

"But Gin! It's what makes me Draco Malfoy! It's what makes me scary and mean like."

Ginny sighed. Draco started talking and she thought of how this, right here, a Draco Malfoy lying on the lap of a Weasley, came to be.

Ginny started to realize after her first year that Draco Malfoy was actually nice to her Well, he wasn't that mean to her; in fact, he never even spoke to her. He never made fun of her, and whenever she was around, she noticed how he either just totally ignored her brother and Harry or turned the other way. It wasn't really until her third year, his fourth, that he finally spoke to her.

It was after Dumbledore announced the news about the "Yule Ball". Ginny walked out of the Great Hall knowing that no one in their right mind was going to ask her to the ball, especially not Harry Potter. But as she walked on she felt someone grab her arm and pull her into the shadows.

"Draco Malfoy?" she said in a shocked voice. She thought that maybe he grabbed her by mistake.

"Virginia Weasley?" he said in a mocking tone.

"What do you want, Malfoy?" she asked hastily.

"Whoa there! What's this? I've been so nice to you these past few years and this is how you talk to me?" he said in a teasingly hurtful tone.

"Are you... are you teasing me?"

"Wow, you are a quick one!"

"Well, then, why don't you just tell me what you want and we can both be on our way. I'm sure you have a lot of other better things to do than stand here talking to a Weasley."

"Actually, I don't. But, I do have a reason for pulling you into the shadows," he paused.

"And are you going to tell me what that reason is?"

"Got a hot date, Weasley?"

"No..." her voice got a little shaky. "It's just that you're a Malfoy, and I'm a Weasley, and well, frankly, I'm a little scared of you."

He smiled. He didn't smirk, he actually smiled, "Well, don't be. But I pulled you aside to actually ask you to the Ball."

A smile appeared on Ginny's face. Draco thought this was a good sign, a very good sign; well at least until she started laughing. "This is a joke, right? This is some stupid and sick joke!" she stopped laughing and started screaming. "What, do you have a bet on this? See who can ask out the poor, pathetic Weasley the quickest? God, Malfoy, you are one evil snake!"

She was about to leave when he grabbed her arms and pulled her around and closer to him. "It's no joke, Ginny. I give you my word." He heard Ginny give out a disgusted laugh at that. "Okay, so maybe my word is a bunch of shit. How about I give you the oath of a wizard?" She didn't give a laugh; she just straightened up and looked up into his eyes. "It's no joke. I want you to go to the Yule Ball with me. Apparently, I have to go, and every single Slytherin girl I know is annoying as hell. So what do you say, Virginia? Let this sexy Slytherin," he smirked at his own compliment, "show up with a beautiful, not annoying girl, on his arm at the Ball?" He loosened up his grip on her arms and slowly released her.

"Uh..." Ginny looked down at her feet. She never really ever received a compliment much like that one before. She felt Draco's hand slip under her chin and lift it up, so that she was able to look him in the eyes, "Thank you for asking, but Draco, you know that that would not be a wise decision." She thought she saw a disappointed look in his eyes before he turned his head away. She boldly reached up and placed her hand on his cheek and turned his head towards hers. She added, "I would say 'yes' in a heart beat, but Draco," she realized how easily his name just rolled off her lips, "if you and I would happen to show up to the Ball together, it wouldn't really be a good idea."

"A little embarrassed to show up with a Slytherin, is that it Weasley?" He grabbed a hold of her hand and took it off his face.

"No. Just a little afraid of seeing my three brothers go after you and beat you up," she said with sincerity in her voice. "Then after that Ron would never trust me again, your father," she shivered slightly, but Draco noticed it, "would probably disown you and my mother would probably take me out of this school and send me to the U.S.A. to go to school."

Draco smiled again, "Didn't really think about all that."

"Yeah, so I figured."

"So, does this mean we're friends?" Ginny asked him.

He leaned down and gave her a peck on the cheek and said, "Sure," before quickly running off and meeting up with his other Slytherin friends.

From that time on, he'd always seemed to find her when she was all alone. Rather it was out by the pond enjoying a sunset, studying in one of the towers late at night, or sitting in detention with Snape. More times than once she'd ask him, as he lay in her lap, and she running her fingers through his hair, "Why me? Why did you want to be friends with me? Out of all people, why me?"

He'd look up at her with his icy cool gray eyes and say, "Why must you ask that question? Why can't you just understand that we are and leave it at that?" He really couldn't tell her that he liked her since he first laid eyes on her in Flourish and Blotts getting their books for his second year at school. He really admired her when she stood there and talked back to him. Even though she was sticking up for Potter, she still had the guts to talk back to him.

"Okay." She smiled and kept on running her fingers through his hair, every once in a while wiping the excess gel on his tailor made robes.


"Ginny, are you listening to me? Ginny?" Ginny was pulled from her daydreaming and looked back at Draco. He sighed, "You've been wondering again, haven't you?"

"Well, I'm sorry Draco, but it was always like 'make fun of the Weasley's' and then it was 'go to the Yule Ball with me'. I mean why? Why that year? Why that time? Just plainly why?"

"Why can't you just understand that I was ready to grow up and act my age?"

"But I'm a Weasley!"

"Yes and I'm a Malfoy!" He placed his arms under his head and said, "Just imagine what our kids would look like. With my blonde hair and your," she shoved him off her lap, "fiery temper."

"Will you stop that?!"

He shot up from the floor and stood up, "What? I only speak the truth!"

Ginny started laughing. He usually kidded around about liking her and wanting to marry her. He asked her numerous times to "marry" him, but he was just joking around. Or was he? Many times she wished he was serious, but she knew he wasn't. If he were he'd just kiss her passionately, gather her up into his arms, and carry her off to the nearest bedroom. Ginny shook her head; she couldn't start having *those* kind of daydreams, well, at least not right in front of him.

Ginny looked at her watch and realized that it was getting late. "Draco, I have to get going. Ron, Harry, Hermione, and Lavender, are having this slumber party thing and they want me to go to it."

"Boy, you sound excited."

"Yeah, 'cause I'm not. I'm always the fifth wheel, there's never a sixth person. They try to include me, but they just don't because I don't have a boyfriend!"

Suddenly Draco got an idea. "I have an idea!" He grabbed her arm and headed towards the Gryffindor common room.

"What are you doing?"

"I'm going to be the 6th wheel!"

"What? No! Draco!"

They soon got to the painting of the Fat Lady. "Password," she said.

Ginny looked at Draco, "Are you sure about this?"

"Surer than anything that I've ever been sure of before."

Ginny just giggled at him. "Fine, but it's your funeral."

"Mistletoe is deadly," the Fat lady opened up.

"But only if you eat it," Draco whispered into her ear as they walked into the common room.


~*~Gasp! What is Ron going to Say?! What will happen?~*~ Find out next time of "Need to know" The adventures of other people rather than Harry Potter.

Okay, guys, I really hate doing this, the whole putting up a new story when my first one is not done yet, but I'm at a stop at my other story, and I just really wanted to put this one up! So hope you guys enjoy.