A/N: Okay, last chapter! Thanks to all who've reveiwed this story x

Chapter 6

After Draco and Ben had dropped the girls off they walked up the path to Lizzie's house saying how cool it was to be picked up by them, and the looks on peoples faces. When they entered the house Lizzie had another shock, as the house was all decorated and there were some family and friends there including Harry, Ron and Ginny.


After about an hour some of Lizzies school friends turned up and she couldn't believe everyone had kept it quiet. Lizzie had thanked Hermione for getting Draco to pick her up but Hermione told her it was Draco's idea. The topic of conversation between Lizzie's friends was how lucky she was to know Oblivion, and just to add to it moments later the band turned up.

"Wow, you are so lucky" Kate, one of her friends said

"I can't believe you have the hottest band around at your party!" Amber squealed

"How did you get them here?" Kate asked

"Oh, Dray went to school with my cousin Hermione and her friends" Lizzie said as she pointed them out "I'd better go say hi" she added and walked off.

Later in the night Lizzies friends were still getting over the shock of being in the same place as the guys.

"But Liz and Ally are just talking to them like they've known them for ages" Sophie, another friend said in amazement.

"I overheard Zac talking to Lizzies cousin and apparently Ben thinks of Ally as the little sister he never had, how cool is that?" Kate said

"That's pretty cool" Amber agreed


Meanwhile in the kitchen Draco and Hermione were having their first conversation of the night.

"Hey, thanks for this, Lizzie thinks it's the best present ever" Hermione said.

"Anytime, we're having a pretty good time" Draco admitted as he saw Kyle with a few girls.

Neither knew what to say next, Hermione still wasn't sure of how she wanted to act and Draco was worried incase he offended her somehow. They were silent for a few moments and the tension between them increased.

"I better go and check on Lizzie" Hermione said as an excuse to leave

"OK, see you later" Draco replied

As Hermione walked off Draco ran his hands through his hair and took a deep breath, it could have been worse.

"At least they didn't argue, or glare" Blaise commented to Ginny as they watched the interaction.

"True" she replied simply


At the end of the night when everyone had gone, Draco and Blaise had stayed behind to chat to Harry and Ron and help clean up. They realised silly string wasn't a good idea to give to teenagers!

"So guys," Draco started "we're playing at a club next week, you guys wanna come?"

"Sure why not" Ron said

"Yeah, sound like a plan. You up for that Gin?" Harry added

"Hell yeah" Ginny agreed

"Hermione?" Draco asked tentatively

"Uh, maybe. I'll see" She replied quietly

"Can we come?" Lizzie shouted as her and Ally came running in

"Sorry babe, over 18's only" Draco told them

"Can you sneak us in the back, so we can watch backstage?" Ally tried

They all looked at the two girls in exasperation

"OK, OK" they replied in defeat

As they walked out Ally commented to Lizzie "I'll ask Ben, he'll convince them."


Just before everyone was due to leave, Draco caught Hermione on her own and asked her if she was going to the gig the following week.

"I don't know yet" she replied, looking downwards

Draco looked at her, he knew she still wasn't sure about him.

"Hermione look at me, I thought we'd got passed this" he said softly

"I –It's just taking a while to sink in. I've had the same thought for a few years, it won't just go on command" Hermione said maybe a little sharply

"OK, I'll leave you alone" Draco told her gently "but please come to the club"

Hermione looked at his face; her heart and her head were once again conflicting. In her heart she didn't hate him at all, well she was falling for him, but her head just wasn't co-operating.

"OK, I'll come to the club."


The next week went very quickly for Hermione, too quickly. But Lizzie was having a great week; it was all around the school that Oblivion were at her house, she was friends with the band and how Ben treated Ally like his little sister. They also couldn't wait for the weekend because Ally had pleaded with Ben to let them go backstage, and he'd got the others to agree.

"I can not believe you two are allowed to go to this" Hermione told Lizzie

"Well our mothers think we're just going to another gig and hanging around backstage for a while" Lizzie admitted

"WHAT?" Hermione stated

"Oh come on Mione, like you never did anything like this?" Lizzie pleaded

"No I didn't actually. OK maybe once or twice but I was older than 15"

Lizzie pulled a puppy-dog face and Hermione gave in.

"OK, but you owe me"

Lizzie squealed and Hugged Hermione.


Later that night they were in the club, Lizzie and Ally went with the band and of course, thanks to Ally's skill with make- up, they looked a lot older. Hermione, Ginny, Harry and Ron got in straight away and didn't have to queue or pay, being friends of the band. Whilst in the club they met quite a few people from Hogwarts such as Lavender, Parvarti, Dean, Seamus, as well as people who were in different years such as Katie Bell, Oliver Wood, Alicia Spinnett and the Weasley twins. It was a bit of a reunion for some.


Soon Oblivion were announced on stage and people went wild with applause and screaming. They played a few songs before taking a break.

"They really are good live" Parvarti said

"Yeah, no wonder they're so popular" Seamus commented

"And they're gorgeous" Lavender quipped

"My God, it's like a school reunion over here" Blaise said as he made his way to the group

"Good turn out" Harry noted as Draco and Zac went over to them.

"You guys sound great" Katie told them.

"Thanks, you guys sticking around for the rest of the gig?" Zac asked.

"Of course" Seamus confirmed.

Draco walked over to Hermione who had just come back from speaking to someone she knew.

"I'm glad you came" Draco told her.

"Yeah, you guys are really good," she replied "how are the girls?"

"They're fine, having a great time" Draco grinned.

"I bet" Hermione agreed.

"Uh, I better go, we're back on now" Draco said.

Hermione gave a small smile and went back to the group.


After another round of songs, which was met with more applause and screaming Draco announced their last song.

"Hi guys, thanks for coming out," Draco started "this is our last song for tonight, I had some backstage encouragement for this one," he continued, looking back at Lizzie and Ally who were just out of audience sight. "Those of you I went to school with may get the meaning of this, here it goes"

Draco took a deep breath and hoped this had some impact on Hermione. Maybe now she'd see how different he was and give him a chance.

I'm not a perfect person
There's many things I wish I didn't do
But I continue learning
I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you

Most of them got the meaning of it, especially Harry, Ron and Ginny who knew it was specifically about Hermione.

Hermione was in shock, she just stared at Draco unaware that the others were casting glances at her watching for her reaction.

I'm sorry that I hurt you
It's something I must live with everyday
And all the pain I put you through
I wish that I could take it all away

And be the one who catches all your tears
That's why I need you to hear

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is You

And the reason is you

And the reason is you

And the reason is you

By now most of the people who went to Hogwarts had an idea that it was about Hermione, and it didn't help that Ginny kept staring at her.

Hermione was unsure of what to do about this. She also had a suspicion that everyone had grasped that it was about her. This was definitely having an effect on her, part of her was impressed and touched that Draco would go to this length to prove himself to her; he could end up embarrassing himself.

At this point Draco took a chance and looked at Hermione, he could see the mixed emotions on her face and felt a rush; maybe she was coming round.

I'm not a perfect person
I never meant to do those things to you
And so I have to say before I go
That I just want you to know

By now people were starting to comment between themselves, mainly that Draco was so different now. Against all logic Hermione could feel one or two tears forming, but blinked them away.

I've found a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
and the reason is you
I've found a reason to show
A side of me you didn't know
A reason for all that I do
And the reason is you

As Draco sang the last few lines he looked directly at Hermione. At that moment her heart skipped a few beats as she looked back at him. There was absolutely no way she could continue pretending to dislike him.


As the band walked off stage the audience went wild, the song definitely went down well, even if people didn't know the significance.

Hermione shook her head out of the sort of trance she was in to hear Lavender comment to Parvarti

"Wow. How do you react to that one?"

"I have no idea. But Merlin, Draco looked hot singing that!" Parvarti replied

"That I have to agree to" Lavender said

By this time Ginny had got to Hermiones side.

"What are you gonna do? You cannot tell me you don't feel anything for him, I saw the way you looked at him. It was the same one I caught you using in school once"

Hermione looked at Ginny and sighed, she'd have to go and talk to Draco. She wanted to.

"I'll see you later, OK" Hermione told Ginny as she made her way to a door that led backstage.

Ginny saw the direction she was headed and grinned.


Backstage, Lizzie and Ally were in raptures over the performance.

"Oh wow, I was nearly crying" Lizzie said

"That was so sweet, Hermione had to have felt something" Ally added

"Thanks guys" Draco said quietly


A few moments later Hermione appeared backstage. The rest of the band took it as a cue to get a drink or do something somewhere else.

"That includes you two" Zac quipped dragging Lizzie and Ally away.

Hermione and Draco were left alone, again not knowing what to say. Their eyes met and locked for a brief moment before Draco looked away. Hermione walked over to him. She took a deep breath; she needed to say some things.

"Draco, I," she started but Draco cut her off

"I know I said I'd leave you alone and..."

This time Hermione cut him off by placing her hand on his cheek and softly brushing her lips over his. When she pulled back he was the one staring in shock; he was not expecting that.

"Draco, I'm sorry for the way I've been to you. I should have given you a chance but my stubborn pride got in the way, and I was..." Hermione quietly babbled.

This time she was silenced when Draco put one arm around her waist, and the other softly on her face and sealed his lips over hers. Hermiones knees went weak and she was glad Draco had hold of her. She'd pretty much wanted this since her schooldays, even if she didn't admit it.

Hermione wrapped her arms around Draco's neck bringing them even closer together if that was possible. As the kiss deepened, Draco felt his head spin and never wanted to let go. Finally lack of oxygen forced them apart, both Draco and Hermione were breathless and shocked.

Draco was the first to break the silence.

"Wow, uh." Draco stuttered before he regained brain sense "So, will you give me a chance Granger?" he continued with a smirk that made Hermiones heart flutter.

"I think we can arrange that Malfoy" Hermione said with a smirk of her own before Draco pulled her into another passionate kiss.

When more oxygen was needed they again pulled away but stayed in each other's arms.

"Uh, did you see shooting stars?" Draco asked in a playful voice.

"Fireworks actually" Hermione replied in the same tone.

They both laughed, then Hermione laid her head on Draco's shoulder and he tightened his arms around her, they finally had what they wanted in school. Who'd have thought that the ones who appeared to hate each other so much, would end up like this. But as the saying goes there's a thin line between love and hate.

Draco and Hermione held hands as they went to find everyone else, who just happened to be at the bar.

Ginny and Blaise both grinned as they saw them approach; it was about time too. Lizzie and Ally squeaked as they saw them, and those who went to Hogwarts, just shook their heads, imagine them knowing this was in their future at school!

"Well, that's about bloody time" Ginny said giggling.

"Lizzie that better be just coke" Hermione stated

"It is. Ben wouldn't let us drink" Ally told her.

"So are you two, like going out now?" Lizzie asked excitedly.

Hermione and Draco glanced at each other and smiled, nothing was breaking them up. Lizzie took this as a hint and got more excited.

"Oh My God. My cousin is dating the lead singer of the hottest band around, this is so cool!"

The guys laughed at Lizzie who was trying to calm down, remembering that she was in an over 18's club. The rest of the night turned into one of the best nights they'd had in quite a while!

A/N: Finished! I didn't want to make it long so please review and tell what you think. The song in this chapter is Hoobastanks 'The Reason'. xx