Learning Incentive 13

By Loralee

Disclaimer: Not mine

"Harry, can I ask you something?" asked Ron.

"Sure Ron what's up?"

"Why'd we stay in DADA? I mean we have the DSG so we don't actually need Fields." Said Ron. Other heads at the Gryffindor table were nodding.

"He will teach us what we need for the NEWT''s. I can't teach that. We can use what we learn in his classes to build on. I looked over the course book. We need to know the shields and counter curses that he'll teach. Hermione pointed out the bonus sections of the NEWT's looks promising. We get him to teach those portions too. Besides he might change his mind about Voldemort." Harry shrugged. Everything they learned in that class was one less thing they'd have to learn on their own.

Heads nodded at Harry's logic and Ron shrugged and went back to his meal.

However satisfying it would have been to walk out on the idiot it wouldn't have been a wise move.

After the revelation in the DSG that Luna had gone to the Ministry with them she had found more acceptance in her own house but her friendship with Ginny had grown and Harry often saw them studying together in the Gryffindor common room. None of the Gryffindors dared to complain.

So it was no surprise when Harry entered the common room several days later to find Luna and Ginny sitting on either side of Hermione on the couch in front of the fire. Thinking that Hermione was helping them to study Harry wandered over to find that they were instead looking at a very familiar book. He made a strangled noise and all three girls looked up at him and them to his consternation giggled. Harry fled up the stairs to his dorm wondering why Hermione had chosen to share the book with Luna and Ginny. He didn't think he would ever understand girls.

The rest of the week Harry could barely look at Ginny or Luna with out blushing. Matters went from bad to worse when he discovered Hermione, again with the damned book, but this time in the library with Padma Patil and Susan Bones. Those two girls were in his Ritual Magic class and Harry was afraid that they would bring the subject up in class.

Harry also worried about the repercussions should a teacher catch Hermione with the book. He wasn't completely sure but reasoned it would be a restricted book and sharing the information with others would definitely be against the rules. He really didn't think he wanted to explain the book to McGonagall.

A/N: Important This is all i have on this story. It won't be finished in the this format. I hate it when an author does this, and i sorry to do it to you, but i'm just not happy with the way this is going. It has strayed from the origianal premis. I would like to re work this eventually. Probably into two stories.

This story seemed to be heading into harem territory so The Calm Before the Storm could be considered a sequel of sorts, a possible end place for this story.

Once again i'm very sorry for not continuing this story and want to thank everyone for reading and your support.