Friends with Benefits
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I love you all!!! Happy Christmas, Happy New Years and I love youHarry Potter!
When he got there Hermione was sitting next to Ron and across from Ginny, she was laughing at something that Ron had said. Harry smiled and went and sat next to her.
"How was your meeting with Dumbledore?" asked Ron.
"Ok, Snuffles was there, and Tonks, Remus, and Moody." He said casually.
"What did you talk about?" asked Hermione
"Just stuff for the order." he said grabbing a piece of parchment and quill and started to write.
I really need to talk to you.
Folded and placed it on her lap, Hermione opened it and read it quickly taking a quill and wrote back.
Ok, when do you want to meet?
She carefully folded it and placed it on his lap and went back to listening to Ron tell his story about asking Luna on a date to Ginny.
"Oh, our little Ronnie is growing up." Ginny teased.
"Don't call me that."He retorted. Hermione chuckled at his childishness as she felt the note return to her lap.
Will you skip History of Magic with me? Its kind of important
Hermione looked at Harry and then wrote back
She placed it gently on his lap then went back into eating her lunch.
He read her note and smiled, it was a different answer that what he anticipated but all the same he was pleased.
When it was time to go to class Harry had to lie to Ron. "Uh me and Hermione were asked by Dumbledore to help him. . ."
"Sort papers for him during History of Magic." finished Hermione glaring at Harry and his stupidity.
"Alright. I guess I'll take notes for you guys." Ron said slowly.
"Thanks Ron." Hermione said as Harry led her away from the Great Hall.
"You want to go to the Room of Requirements?" He asked Hermione.
"Sounds Great." and he led her up the stairs, and before he did he made eye contact with Dumbledore, who in return shot him a knowing glance.
When they got up there Harry said the password and went into the room, which at the moment had turned to a bright room with two overstuffed chairs next to a fireplace, that had a roaring fire going.
Hermione sat down and Harry sat across from her.
"Ok, Harry. Tell me what is going on." she said gently.
"Well Tonks found a way to kill Voldemort." he started.
"Really that's great. How does it work?" she asked excitedly.
"Well, somebody found this book called Potter Family Book of Spells, and the spell is called the Spell of Infinity, and it is performed by a Potter and his lover, they say an incantation and the Potter says something else and it will kill the thing that has caused a Potter pain." he said.
"Wow." she said thinking over the logic of the spell, "about this lover business. . ." she asked.
"Oh, about that. "he said suddenly getting nervous. "well I was hoping that you would marry me and be that someone."
"Ok." she said bluntly.
"What?" He asked.
"I said ok, I will marry you."
"But Hermione don't you want to think about it?"
"No, I've all ready made up my mind, I am going to do it, besides you would do the same for me if I needed you to do it."
"Of course I would." he started but was interrupted.
"But. . ."
"Will you stop trying to talk me out of it, I love you Harry Potter and I want to marry you even though we are seventeen and even though we are still in school I will do it, no matter how hard you try to talk me out of it, it won't happen."
"You. . . love me?"he shuttered
"Very much so." She said softly.
"I love you too." He said leaning closer to Hermione, and she met him halfway and pressed her lips on to his, and he rubbed his tongue along the bottom of her lip, begging entrance into her mouth, which she readily granted. The kiss grew deeper by the second, only the lack of oxygen broke them apart.
"I have something for you." he said reaching into his pocket and pulling out the ring and got onto his knee. "Hermione Granger, will you marry me?"
"Yes, Harry Potter, I will marry you." she answered and once again kissed him speechless.
When they stopped Hermione grinned evilly.
"What?" asked Harry.
"I was just thinking, we should have a surprise wedding." She said
"You tell everybody that your getting married to someone and nobody will know it is me." She said.
"You scarlet women." he said grinning. "We can do that, I told Dumbledore we'd do this on our own terms, but that means we have to have a secret relationship?"
"Yes it does, where is your since of adventure?"asked Hermione.
"Still in the Great Hall, with everything else." Hermione smiled.
"We should go talk to Dumbledore. "She said.
"Do we have to?" whined Harry, pulling Hermione on to his lap and burring his face into her hair.
"Well not this second." she said and he smiled at that. She looked at the ring. "This is beautiful, where did you get it?"
"It was my mothers. Sirius gave it to me."
"Well, it's and honor to wear your mothers ring."
"It looks beautiful on you." He said nuzzling her neck and then kissed her deeply.
There was a know on the door, it was Dumbledore, Lupin, and Sirius who was still in his anamagi form. They walked in only to see Hermione sitting on Harry's kissing each other passionately, which they slowly let go as Sirius transformed into his human self.
"I see things are going well here."said Dumbledore as he conjured two chairs for himself and Remus and Sirius took Hermione's vacated seat.
"Never better." Hermione said.
"Well, we came to plan a wedding." said Sirius.
"Ok."said Harry, whose hand was innocently resting on Hermione's thigh and her head was on his chest. "What we want to do is tell everybody is that I'm getting married to somebody and Hermione will act like normal even on the invitation, I want it to say 'Harry Potter will marry the girl he loves and on the big day everyone will find out that I am marrying her." he explained.
"Ok fine." Said Dumbledore, taking notes. "Im assuming that you will tell your parents, Hermione?""Uh. . I haven't thought about that." She said looking at Harry, he smiled at her. "yeah I guess we will have to tell them before hand."
"Ok, what about a date?" asked Remus. He was enjoying the new couple's nervousness.
"We just got engaged today, you expect us to know this already?" asked Harry.
"Well the sooner we get rid of Voldemort, the sooner you two can enjoy your life together." said Sirius.
"Good point." Said Hermione. "Lets see, today is October the twenty first, how about Christmas Eve?"
"Sounds great." Said Harry squeezing her hand.
It had been about four hours that they were planning the wedding when Remus looked at his watch, it read five-thirty.
"Boy time flies." He said.
"You two should go to dinner, before anyone gets suspicious." said Sirius
"Yeah, I suppose." Said Hermione standing up from Harry's lap.
Harry stood up after Hermione and wrapped his arms around her waist, "I guess, we can't do this for awhile." He said and moved his hands to her face and her hands went to his waist, and he pressed his lips to hers and kissed her like he was never to see her again.
Dumbledore cleared his throat and they two future lovers broke apart. "Now get to dinner." he said with a smile as the two walked out of the door.
"I hope they can pull this off." said Remus.
"They can pull it off, even if one of them can't, the other one can back them up." said Sirius.
"I've seen these two, if any two can do it, its them." said Dumbledore.