The Moke, The Sphinx, and The Snidget Chapter 1: The Meeting By: GoddessMoonLady Disclaimer: GML: Here we go again kiddies! Draco: Where in the hell do you get all this energy? GML: I just ate almost an entire pack of sugar cookies. Draco: Su-wha? Harry: Sugar cookies. There a Muggle sweet. Serena's very fond of them. GML: Yup! Them and Oreos! Oh! And I had some Cookies and cream ice cream earlier! Draco: No wonder your hyper. GML: YUP! Snape: I believe your supposed to be telling the readers that you don't own 'Harry Potter', not what sweets you like. GML: Party Pooper! Snape: 10 points fro- GML: Sorry! Snape: smirks GML: mutters Old bat... H&D: snicker GML: Anyways, On with my Brilliant new fic!

Harry Potter walked through the dark hallways of Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Moving quietly so as not to attract the attention of any teachers or the caretaker, Filtch, and his cat, Mrs. Norris.

It was about a week after the Halloween feast where he and his friend and fellow Gryffindor Ron Weasley saved Hermione Granger from a troll. Ever since they'd been great friends. but lately Harry was starting to feel bored.

Harry hears a noise ahead of him and slips into the shadows. He knows he should just turn back but his curiosity gets the better of him and he takes a few steps toward the sound.

'It's coming from-' Harry pears closer, 'That alcove! In the wall. Someone else is out and about! Now who could it be..?'

He steps out into the open for a better look.

"Malfoy!" He whispered in surprise. There sitting huddled in the alcove sat non-other then Draco Malfoy. He looked absolutely miserable. He had tear streaks down his cheeks. He'd obviously been crying.

Hearing his name, Draco's head shot up. He looks rather like a deer caught in headlights. "Potter!" He quickly tries to dash away the tear marks not wanting his 'rival' to see he had been crying.

"Are you all right, Malfoy?" Harry looked at the boy in concern. This wasn't typical 'Malfoy' behavior.

"Why do you care?" Draco spat back. He was unnerved at being seen in such a week state. He swiped at his tearstained cheeks again.

Harry retch into his pocket and pulled out a handkerchief, "Here. You can use this." He held it out to the other boy.

Malfoy looked from it, to Harry, and back again before excepting it. "Thanks." He wiped his cheeks and eyes.

"No problem. Wanna talk about it?" Harry asked cautiously, taking back his handkerchief.

"Why makes you think I'd want to tell you?" Draco tried to sneer at Harry but it it fell flat.

Harry shrugged, "Maybe because I'm the only one around. And you look like you could definitely use someone to listen."

"And give you a weapon? Ha! I think not."

"Harry shrugged again and turned to leave, "Fine suite yourself. I was just trying to be friendly." He started down the hallway, back toward Gryffindor Tower.

"I wanted to be your friend, you know. I really did. But you chose Weasley instead." He spat Ron's name as though it were a curse, "You just had to be 'his' friend instead."

Harry turned and walked back to Draco. he could see the tears rebuilding in the boy's eyes. Suddenly it hit him.

"You know, I only turned down your hand because you were acting like a real brat, right? Just wanting to be friends with the 'Great Harry Potter' Just 'cause I'm famous. I don't need friends like that."

"I didn't want to be your friend just because your the 'Great Harry Potter'. It was an act. A show for the two stupid goons my father is paying to be my friends." He looked down embarrassed, "Actually, I'd over heard you and Weasley from outside the compartment door. It sounded like, you know, fun. I've never had a real friend before. Then, when you turned my hand away, I took it personally. It actually... hurt."

He keeps his head down as he lets his words sink in. Finally after a minute he looks up meeting Harry's eyes. He's surprised when he sees understanding shining in their depths.

"Man, Draco. I'm sorry. I really believed all that. You gotta understand. Ron was my first friend. The first Wizard I had actually met. And no our 'meeting' at the robe shop doesn't count. You didn't even ask my name. Then you come in. Someone new, and insult him. Of course I defended him. Though I gotta say now, I wish I hadn't turned your hand away. I mean, Ron's a great guy, but he tends to be Really annoying. Is there any chance we could still be friends?" Harry asks.

"I don't know Harry. I mean, I'd love to, but, the whole school thinks were enemies. Wouldn't it be weird if one day were fighting and the next were best friends? People'd wonder." Draco smirked thinking of the odd stories they'd come up with, then frowns, "Plus there's my father. He's not exactly your biggest fan."

"Yeah I guess your right..." Harry frowned thinking, Suddenly he strikes on an idea, "That's it!"

Draco jumps slightly, "What? What's it?" He looks at Harry curiously.

"The perfect plan, of course! We'll keep it a secret! We can keep up the 'feud' of ours as a front. And be friends when no-one sees! They'll never expect it." He grins triumphantly.

"Harry, that's brilliant!" Draco grins, He slides out of the alcove and stands in front of Harry, "So, friends?" He offers his hand once again.

"Friends." Harry takes it. They shake and grin at each other.

"Well, it's getting late, we should be heading back to the common rooms." Draco suggests as they start toward the staircases.

"Yeah, seriously. Ron and Hermione'll wonder if they find me gone. I'll see you tomorrow, Draco. For the implication of plan Fax feud." He smirks.

"Right. Night, Harry"

"Night, Draco."

They separate, Harry going upstairs to the third floor and Gryffindor Tower, and Draco going downstairs to the Slytherin Dungeons. Both boys rather a lot happier, and excited about putting their plan into action.

GML: Well? How do you like chapter 1? It's just the beginning so don't worry if the title doesn't make any sense yet. That's still to come. Draco: Sheesh, This chapter was a short one. And WHY am I crying?! GML: Shut it Draco. Anyways, What did ya think? It'll get better I promise. Stick around and see for your selves! smirks Well, my favorite word (besides SLASH and Snog) Review!!!!