Chapter 1

Hermione looked at the clock on the wall above the library doors. It was five o'clock and dinner would be starting in five minutes, so Hermione closed her Transfiguration book and started packing up her work. She packed up her book, work, quill and inkbottle into her backpack. Then she walked out of the library coming face-to-face with no one other then Draco Malfoy. "Watch out you filthy mudblood, you know, if you didn't have you're nose always stuck in a book all the time, you see where you're going." Draco said while smirk played across his face, the one that the Malfoys were known for.

"Not today, Malfoy, I'm not in the mood to deal with you." Hermione said exhausted, "So just bug off." Hermione turned around almost getting away from Draco, when he grabbed the book from her hands.

"Oh, lookie here! Someone is taking an extra class or two and..." Draco dodged Hermione's hands that were reaching for her book. "You give that back or I'll......AH!" Hermione had taken a step back and started flailing her arms about right before she lost her balance and fell down a large flight of stairs, hitting her head on the end of the railing and laid sprawled out on the stone floor unconscious.

Draco walked down to Hermione's side when people came running from the corridors and shoved Draco out of the way. He tried to take a glimpse of Hermione but someone pushed him back.

"Get away, Malfoy, you've done enough damage for today, don't you think!" Lavender Brown said pointing at the unconscious Hermione lying on the cold floor.

"She got what she deserved, Brown, and you can't tell me what to do." Draco said as Harry and Ron came around the corner talking about Qudditch. They stopped laughing when they saw a large crowd at the bottom of the stairs and decided to take a look.

When they reached the group of people (All of them Gryffindors) his face showed a shocked and horrified expression. Hermione was out cold, her head on Ginny's lap. Ginny was looking at a cut on her head after she failed at trying to wake up Hermione.

When she looked up at Harry and Ron, there were tears in the corner of her eyes. "Ginny, what happened to Hermione?!" Ron said kneeling down next to his sister and taking a look at Hermione. Harry just stood there shocked looking at Hermione.

"H...He did it!" Ginny said while pointing her hand at Draco. Harry shook his head and looked at Draco. "Malfoy, what did you do to her!?" Harry said grabbing hold of Malfoy's shirt. "He...He...He took her book from her at the top of the stairs and Hermione was grabbing for it and then she stepped back and fell down the steps." Ginny said ignoring the daggering glares she was receiving from Draco.

"You better watch your step around here, Malfoy, before someone pushes you down a flight of stairs!" Harry said releasing his grip on Draco's shirt. "Make room." Harry said walking back over to Hermione and kneeling down by her side.

Then he put his right arm under her knees and his left one behind her shoulders. With the support of Ron, Harry stood up again with Hermione in his arms. Her head was hung over his arm making her hair, which was now strait, drop down and looked longer.

Harry started walking off with the other Gryffindors towards the Hospital Wing. Ron looked back over his shoulder to see that Malfoy was staring at the back of Harry's head.

Ron thought that they would get him back for what happened to Hermione but pushed the thought aside as they rushed into the Hospital Wing. As soon as they walked in, Madam Pomfrey came out of her office and strait to Harry and the group of Gryffindors.

"What happened?" She asked Harry who laid her down on one of the spare beds. "She fell down the stairs near the library and hit her head on the railing." Ron said, never taking his eyes off Hermione's face.

"Well, you all better get moving so I can tend to her." Madam Pomfrey said. Harry, who was standing right next to Hermione bent down and gave her a quick kiss on her forehead.

Ron did the same and Madam Pomfrey ushered them out of the room and set to work to get Hermione well prepared for bed and the medicine she would need to take later when she wakes...if she awakes.