Title: Need to know.

Author: Ginny612

Date: 11/19/03

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.

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Everyone watched as Draco ran after Ginny. They stayed quiet for a few seconds until Harry said, "Does anyone else think it's weird that Draco knows where Ginny's room is and knows how to get around the spell that keeps the boys out of the girls' dormitories?"

"Ooo, Ooo! Me! Me! I think it's weird," Ron said and then laughed.

Draco climbed the stairs and reached Ginny's room. He didn't bother knocking, turned the handle, which was unlocked, and walked in.

"I could be indecent, you know!" Ginny called from her bed.

"I knew you weren't though," Draco replied. He saw her sitting on her bed hugging the stuffed unicorn that he gave to her two Christmases ago. Draco moved towards her bed and sat down on it. She moved away slightly.

"Is there something that I can help you with, Draco?" she asked coolly, like nothing happened.

"I'm here to make sure that we're still friends." Draco knew as soon as those words fell out of his mouth, he was doomed.

"Yeah, why wouldn't we be?"

"Well, you did seem a little upset about the things that you found out tonight."

"That's the point," Ginny said flatly.

"What is?"

"That it took me till tonight to find these things out. I mean you told Lavender about your... mark... before you even dreamt about telling me about it. I mean, how much longer would you have kept it from me?" she asked.

Draco shrugged his shoulders. "I really don't have an answer for that one."

"You only think I like... I'm your friend because you're a Malfoy? You thought that as soon as I found out about you being disowned that I would no longer want to be your friend because you weren't rich anymore?" They sat in awkward silence for a few moments until Ginny asked, "Why did you turn your head?"

She said it so softly that Draco had to strain his ears to hear her. His eyes widened when she asked that question. "Well, you know, everyone was there, and well, I didn't want you regretting it in the morning, and well, yeah..."

"Regretting it?" Ginny was confused.

"Yeah, well, I mean you are on the tipsy side." Draco knew by Ginny's expression that he once again said the wrong thing and precisely the right time.

"I get it," Ginny said quietly again.

"You know, Gin, that's the second time that you said that. Why do you say that?"

"You like her, don't you? You still have feelings for her?" Ginny asked.

"Who? Lavender?"

Ginny raised an eyebrow and touched her nose.

"What would make you think that? There were no feelings, ever," Draco said.

"You okay? You sound a little flustered," Ginny said sarcastically. "So basically I was the decoy."


"You used me, didn't you? You used me to get to her."

"Pretty damn stupid plan wouldn't that be? This is the first time that--"

"Oh, now I'm stupid!"

"Ginny, that's not what I said and you know it!" Draco exclaimed.

"Don't you yell at me, Draco Malfoy! It was apparent in everything you did all night! You flirted with her, you pulled her to safety while you threw me out of the way, and you just refused to..."

"Ginny, I think that everyone drank a little too much and everyone flirted with someone. Hell, I think I even flirted with Potter! And I went to go look for you, but Lavender pulled me back, and I told you--"

"Leave," Ginny said softly.


"I said, leave! ¡Vete! Allez-vous-en! Gehen Sie weg!" When she saw that he wasn't going, she took her wand out, pointed it at his face, and said, "Vada via!"

Draco got the point and quickly left.

By the time Draco got back down to the common room, there was no one left, or so he thought. As he went to open the door, he heard someone say, "So, what happened?" It was Lavender.

Draco turned around and walked back to where Lavender was sitting on the couch.

"She thinks I have feeling for you," Draco sighed as he sat beside her.

She looked up at him and asked, "Do you?"

Draco looked at her and shook his head, "No, I don't. I never really did."

"Good." Lavender smiled, "Then why don't you tell her?"

"I did, but she didn't believe me." He stood up and continued, "She thought I was flirting with you tonight."

"Draco, you flirted with everyone, even Harry!" Lavender laughed.

"That's what I told her, and I couldn't even get a smile out of her." Lavender thought for a moment. "What are you thinking about?" asked Draco.

"She seems to be a bit jealous." She stood up and said as if it was clear as day, "You, Draco Malfoy, still have a chance. You need to go up there and tell her how you feel."

Draco shook his head and said, "Not tonight."

"Why not? There's nothing like the present," Lavender informed him.

"Well, you know she's been drinking a bit tonight, and I want her to be totally sober when I tell her."

Lavender looked confused. "She didn't drink as much as everyone thought she did."


"It's her way of loosening up."

"To pretend that she's drunk?"

"Well, Ginny's our little actress. She probably thought that if she loosened up some or made Ron think she was drunk, then, you know, subjects would change."

"I thought she went off and tried to forget what she learned."

"Draco, she's not upset about you and me. She's really upset that it took you this long to tell her about the mark."


"Really, really. You've got to tell her soon."

Draco's smile grew as he formed a plan in his head. "Thanks, Lavender," he said. He grabbed her by the shoulders and kissed her cheek. "I'll see you later!" he called as he ran out of the common room.

"No problem," Lavender said to the empty room and then headed towards her room.

2 o'clock in the morning...

Ginny sat on her bed in her pajamas, still clutching the stuffed unicorn to her. She just stayed awake the whole night trying to figure out what was going on between herself and Draco when suddenly her windows flew open from a gust of wind. Ginny jumped since it startled her, got off the bed, and went to her windows. She looked outside confusedly for everything was still. She shrugged her shoulders and closed her windows. She reached up to lock them when strong arms from behind grabbed her. She tried to scream, but her captor's hands were around her mouth. She was turned around so she could see whoever was in her room. She rolled her eyes when she saw it was Draco.

"Now listen, I came here to tell you something and I'm--OW!!!" he screamed as she bit down hard on his hand. He yanked it away from her mouth and examined the teeth marks in his hand. "God, Ginny, that hurt!!"

"Well, next time don't do that to me!"

"You knew it was me!" Draco paused and then said, "Great, I'm bleeding now."

Ginny sighed and grabbed his hand. She led him into her bathroom and ran his hand under the water to wash away the blood. "What are you doing here?" she asked.

"If you let me finish I will tell you!" he said.

She stood there looking at him while he said nothing. "Are you going to say something, or do I have to guess it?" she asked as she left the bathroom.

"Virginia," Draco said in a warning tone.

Ginny stopped dead in her tracks and turned around to face him. He only used her full name when he was either upset or very serious; she was hoping for both at that moment.

Draco walked up to her and placed his arms around her. "Virginia Weasley, I love you."

Ginny didn't respond and tried to get out of his grip, but couldn't. "You came here at two in the morning to tell me that?" she asked. Draco looked a little confused. "You've been telling me that for a year and a half. You never meant it before, so what's supposed to make me believe that you mean it this time?"

"This," he said and lowered his head to hers so their lips met in a passionate kiss. As the kiss deepened, Ginny felt weak in the knees and knew that if he wasn't holding onto her so tightly, she would be a puddle on the floor.

As Draco pulled away, he heard a soft protest from Ginny. She placed her arms around him for a little more support.

"So, you don't like Lavender?" she asked.

"Nope, never did, never will. You're the one I like. Hell, even Ron knows about it, and I think he gave me his blessing."

"How drunk was he?"

"Very." His smile left his face and once again he became serious. "Do you want to know what was said that night?" Ginny couldn't say anything; she only nodded slightly. "That night I told Lavender about my feelings for you. I told her that you were my main reason why I didn't--couldn't become a death eater. I didn't know exactly how you would respond to that, but all I could picture was you hating me for becoming a murderer. I didn't think I'd be able to live with that. Well, the next morning Lavender told me that I should tell you about my feelings, and since that day I have. I just, I don't know, never could be serious about it. I didn't know how. Plus, I didn't think we were ready at the time."

"And do you think we're ready now?" Ginny asked, smiling up at him.

"That's up to you, my dear Ginny. You haven't responded to my 'I love you' yet." He smiled at her, and her smiled widened.

"I love you too, Draco!" she said. He lifted her up off the ground and spun her around as he hugged her.

"I don't think I have ever heard anything sweeter come from another person," Draco said.

Ginny reached up, dragged his head down to hers, and kissed it lightly. They both parted when they heard the bells toll three.

"It's getting late," Draco said. "I should get going."

"No, don't go. Stay with me," she said softly as she looked down at her feet.

Draco put a finger under her chin and lifted her head up so she was looking into his eyes. "What was that, love?"

"I said, I want you stay with me," she said sincerely.

"Are you sure about that?" Draco asked.

"Very sure." Draco looked into the eyes of the beauty standing before him and knew what she wanted, for he wanted it too. He lifted her up off of the floor and carried her to the bed, just like in the book Hermione read earlier. As he climbed into bed with her, he wondered what the morning would bring and were it would lead. He snapped out of his reverie as he felt his girlfriend unbutton his shirt. He smiled down at her and realized that he didn't care what the morning would bring for they would face it together, as they would every other day for the rest of their lives.


Author notes: I would just like to thank everyone who reviewed my story! You guys are great! I hope you enjoyed the story and I hope you enjoy the ones yet to come. NEXT UP: Christmas story, then my sequel to "When you say nothing at all", and then others, if I can come up with actual plots for them! :o)

A special thanks to my beta Becky! She not only help make this story easy to read by adding correct words, and adding commas in when needed (And I wanted to become an English Teacher! Haha) She helped me come up with a lot of awesome Truths and Dares, without her I would not of been able to do this fic! Thanks girl! I appreciate everything way mucho!! :o)