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A/N: Thought it would be cruel to keep you waiting so here's the final chapter, hope you like it!

~* Indicates song lyrics.


4. Remember me this way.

As the first verse began Draco walked over to Hermionie and held out his hand. (A/N: think dance scene in Casper)

~* Every now and then
We find a special friend
Who never lets us down *~

Hermionie felt eyes look at her and sensed someone approach her direction. She looked up and her chocolate brown eyes met with the stormy eyes of her thoughts. Her heart gave an enormous jolt at the gesture of his hand, which she gratefully but unsurely took.

~* Who understands it all
Reaches out each time we fall
You're the best friend that I've found *~

As the words continued Draco led Hermionie to the dance floor and slid his arms gently around her waist, Hermionie raised her arms around his neck and looked into his eyes. His features softened as he stared back, neither saying anything. They swayed in time to the music attracting momentary glances from fellow students, who put their dancing down to customary heads dance. No one saw the excitement flash in the eyes of three gryffindor girls who would have much to gossip about, seeing the entranced look on the faces of their long- time friend and enemy.

~* I know you can't stay
But a part of you will never ever go away
Your heart will stay *~

At the chorus they both thought of the words and felt some truth in them. The same thought resounded in both their heads.

What would happen in the morning? Will they go back to their previous behaviour? Or was this a turning point?

~* I'll make a wish for you
And hope it will come true
That life would just be kind
To such a gentle mind
If you loose your way
Think back on yesterday
Remember me this way
Remember me this way *~

Draco tightened his hold on Hermionies waist pulling her closer to him, she rested her head on his chest grateful for the support of his arms. Otherwise she felt sure she would have fainted. Electricity shot through both of them, neither would forget this moment.

~* I don't need eyed to see
The love you bring to me
No matter where I go
And I know that you'll be there
Forever more a part of me
You're everywhere
I'll always care *~

As the chorus repeated neither wanted the song or the moment to end. So, before the chorus ended Draco made a decision.

"Do you want to go for a walk" he whispered

Hermionie accepted the offer, nobody noticed the former enemies exit the great hall except the headmaster, whose eyes twinkled knowingly

"I was right about those two" he smiled.

Draco and Hermionie walked hand in hand outside to a bench overlooking the lake.

"Hermionie, Draco" they both said in unison.

"You go first" Draco said softly

"Uh, OK" came the reply

"Thank you for the dance"

"That's OK, I uh. saw you looked unhappy" he answered her

Neither knew what to say next, each had burning questions but were unsure of how to proceed.

"Draco" Hermionie stared uncertainly

"hmm" was the response

"What's going to happen tomorrow, I mean. are we going back to enemies or what?"

That was the last thing either of them wanted. Draco saw this as an opportunity to express his feelings, but feared her reaction, if she rejected him, he couldn't bear that.

"I'm not sure how you'll take this but, I like you.. a lot" it came out in a bit of a rush so Draco continued.

"I don't expect you to feel the same or to even like me considering the git I've been" he paused

"But I don't want to be enemies again.. Ever" he finished in a whisper.

"Wow, um, wow" Hermionie breathed

"Thing is I." she was cut off by Draco

"If you need time to adjust or think or just get away from me that's fine, but I just have to do one thing"

Draco placed one hand on her waist and brought the other to her cheek in a feather light caress, Hermionies eyes closed briefly at the shivering sensation felt throughout her body at this slightest touch.

Draco leaned towards her and placed his lips gently over Hermionies in a soft kiss. That was it, the both saw fireworks and stars. They broke away breathless due to the sensation.

"Oh my God" Hermione exclaimed

"I.I'm ssory" Draco murmured.

Hermionie shook her head to clear it, even though she wanted the feeling to last forever.

"As I was trying to say before" she started, trying to remember how far she'd got

"I like you too. I don't know when this happened, but it did" she ended in a quiet voice.

"Really?" it was Draco's turn to be surprised

With that he brought his hand to her face to brush a stray tendril of hair away and captured her lips in another kiss that re-ignited the fireworks. This time he traced his tongue along her bottom lip asking to deepen the kiss, a gesture that Hermionie was only to happy to accommodate.

With his seeker like reflexes, Draco pulled Hermionie into his lap. They remained wrapped up in each other until they heard voices coming from the castle.

"The fireworks display is about to start" Hermionie said, again breathless.

"What are we going to do about this?" she continued

"Maybe we should keep it to our selves for a while, let people get used to us as friends first" Draco said tentatively.

"Good idea, give us time to get used to it as well" Hermionie agreed.

As they decided this people poured out onto the grounds. Draco and Hermionie decided to watch the fireworks with their respective friends. The night had turned out well as Hermionie sat, longed with her gryffindor friends and Draco with his slytherin ones.

As the fireworks ended there was a faint reprise of their song, which was a hit with most of the couples.

Draco and Hermionie looked at each other, Draco winked at Hermionie and she smiled back giving both of them tingling sensations.

That night they fell asleep in front of the fire in their common room, Hermionie wrapped in Draco's arms. At separate points in the night each awoke and looked at the sleeping individual next to them. Both felt a rush of excitement and safety, a feeling they never wanted to lose.

~* Remember me this way
Remember me this way *~


A/N: finished! Kinda fluffy, but it had to happen :) what did you think, please let me know!


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