A/N: Well. I know this is really short but, it's my first HG/DM story and I didn't want to give away too much in the first chapter. I think it's pretty good...It's a real change from my usual style (L/J) and I didn't really realize that I like this pair (HG/DM) until yesterday when I read a good one... Anyway, enough boring stuff about me and my writing habbit thingys... ON WITH THE STORY!!!!!!!

Disclaimer: Sadly I own nothing, wish I did.


CHAPTER ONE: BOUND

Hermione sat on the train, cross legged, with a book on her lap. Harry and Ron sat by her playing wizards' chess and Ron was beating Harry to a terrible extent. "Check mate."

Harry cursed as Ron's knight lunged towards his king, stabbing him until he was merely a pile of dust.

There was a knock at the door and just then Hermione turned to see Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle standing in the doorway looking down on them. "Pity...Potter can't even beat the Weasel in a simple game of wizards chess. Proud, Weasel? Finally found something you could beat Potter at?" Crabbe and Goyle chuckled loyally behind him as he thought of a new insult to throw at them.

Hermione threw her book across the compartment and stood up, her wand in hand. "One more word, Malfoy, and I swear I'll do it. Why don't you just run along with your little clones and-"

Malfoy, however, wasn't paying attention. He was too busy starring at Hermione. Wow. She had changed a lot from last year.

Harry and Ron exchanged a fleeting look before Hermione realized that Malfoy wasn't listening, "What?!" she said rudely catching his attention.

Draco recovered by smiling malevolently at the three before turning around to leave the compartment.

Hermione, satisfied that he left, took a seat and said furiously, "I'm not taking anymore crap from him this year. Next time he even speaks to us..."

Ron grinned. "Finally coming around Hermione? Willing to get a detention for that?"

"Well, then," She said darkly, "I'll just have to curse him when no teachers are watching, won't I?"

With that, she picked up her book, sat down, and began reading as if nothing had happened.


Harry and Ron changed into their nightclothes shortly after the feast. They were full and very tired.

Ron kept going on and on about Malfoy. "I mean, did you see the way he looked at her? I don't like it... 'Sides doesn't she already have a boyfriend, oh what's his name, Krum?" Ron emphasized Krum's name, loathing speaking it. Harry sensed that Ron was being very protective over Hermione. He had guessed he was jealous multiple times, but now there was no question.

Ron went to bed muttering curses to Malfoy and Krum.


"Did you see the way he was looking at you?" It was breakfast and Ron was still obsessing over Malfoy.

"What are you talking about?" Hermione asked. Malfoy... looking at her? She had to suppress a snort.

"Oh, don't give me that! You know perfectly well that Malfoy was-"

"Ronald! Do you honestly believe Malfoy was lookingat me?!"

"Hermione," He said slowly, trying to explain to her his point. "I...saw...him..."

Hermione looked at Harry incredulously then turned to Ron. "That is the most outrageous ever heard!"

Ron starred Hermione down. "Believe it. I saw him looking at you! It was as though he...liked you..."

Hermione, who was drinking milk at the moment, spat it out and giggled ferociously.

"Hermione," Ron said impatiently, "What is so funny?"

She wiped her eyes (she had been crying she was laughing so hard) and shook her head, indicating it was 'nothing'.

Pavarti (a/n: did I spell that right?) looked across the table at Hermione's 'half-drunken milk' and said, disgusted, "EWWWWW!"

Hermione giggled quietly and cleared up her mess unblushingly.


On their way to potions Draco approached them grinning evilly, "I'd watch my step if I were you..."

Sure enough, moments after he spoke, Harry slipped and fell to the ground and Hermione anxiously went to help him up.

"Aw..." Malfoy grinned, "Ickle Pottykins can't even help himself up after a little fall without his ickle girlfriend. She helps you an awful lot, doesn't she? Helps you with homework, tells you when it's time to for your Quidditch practice... My, if you two broke up, poor Potter would be in a right state, wouldn't he?" He chuckled.

Hermione stood up and gritted her teeth in anger. "Shut up, Malfoy."

"Ooh. The mudblood's threatening me now! Oh, no! I'm so scared...!"

Ron lunged at Malfoy, ringing his hands around his neck.

Hermione, at the same moment, shouted, "Stupefy!"

She missed.

Ron froze and clunked to the ground.

Malfoy smiled and looked delighted, "Wow, for someone as smart as you, you've got poor aim..." He winked and walked off snickering.

"Stupefy," Shouted Harry.

Malfoy instantly fell, his limbs bound.

They had just attacked two students! Hermione looked worriedly at Harry and, not knowing what to say, said, "...T-thanks..."


A/N: Twas short...anyway...I will update soon if peoples review. I think it's not too bad. I don't even know if they'll end up together in the end... I've realized how hard it is to write/post two chapter stories at once and have been avoiding that but this one and ASAF are really different so the plots shouldn't get mixed up in my head or whatever... Sorry if my update isn't immediate... ASAF is important too...

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