So…hi. I'm back. I know it's been a few years…and I do apologize. Shit happens.

Chapter 9: The Singalong Chapter

Hermione was wandering around the halls of Hogwarts still desperately trying to find Draco. She'd asked everyone if they'd seen him. Crabbe said that he had but he would only tell her where Draco was at if Hermione flashed him. She did, but the second she lifted her shirt Crabbe fainted, having never seen a woman's breasts before.

Hermione was getting irritated and went back to the common room she shared with Draco. She turned on her Muggle radio, even though technology doesn't work inside Hogwarts. Sinead O'Connor was singing "Nothing Compares 2 U" and Hermione curled up on the couch and wept along with the music…even though the lyrics had nothing to do with her predicament.

It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away
Since you been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing
I said nothing can take away these blues
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

"Notttthhhhhingggg compaaaaares toooo youuuu!" Hermione belted along with the music. She was just debating on whether to ask Harry if she could use his old eye-liner and razorblades when right at that moment Draco conveniently entered the common room. Hermione looked up, her face moist like a moist towelet. "Draco! Where have you been? I've been looking for you everywhere! It's been so lonely without you here. Like a bird without a song. Nothing can stop these tears from falling. Tell me, baby. Where did I go wrong?"

It's been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
I went to the doctor n'guess what he told me
Guess what he told me
He said girl u better try to have fun
No matter what you do
But he's a fool
`Cause nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

The music then paused politely so that Draco could answer. "Hermione," Draco said, wincing at the music and Hermione's attempts to sing along. "I've come to tell you that we can never be."

All the flowers that you planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when you went away
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try

"But why, Draco, why?" Hermione whined.

"It's just not meant to be," Draco replied, turning dramatically away from her and balling his hand into a fist in front of his mouth. "I'm a Slytherin, you're a Gryffindor. I'm a Death Eater, you're a Mudblood. I'm sexy, you're just average. I'm a boy, you're a girl. It's just not going to work."

"But, Draco!" Hermione cried. "Nothing compares to you!"

"Hermione," Draco said. "It will never work…Of course…we could have an It's-Not-Going-To-Work Shag…"

Hermione thought for a moment. Draco sat next to her on the couch. "You're disgusting," Draco drawled. Hermione melted and began taking off her shirt.

"I loathe you with every bone in my body," Draco sneered. Hermione unclasped her bra.

"Wait a minute," she said. "Did you think I wanted to have a relationship with you?"

Draco looked confused. "Didn't you?"

"No," she said. "I just wanted to fuck…"

"Oh," Draco said. "Well…uh…Wait…why don't you want to date me? I'm perfect. Eveyone wants to date me. How could you resist my charm?"

"Like you said," Hermione replied. "We're too different. You're an evil Slytherin, I'm a brave Gryffindor. I'm a talented Muggle-born witch, you're a nasty little full-blood fucker…Anyway, I think I've changed my mind about the fucking. If you want to get into my pants you're going to have to be more of a dick." She got up from the couch and walked out of the room without realizing she hadn't put her clothes back on.

When all was quiet again the author realized the radio had been paused for quite some time and the music started up again.

Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you
Nothing compares
Nothing compares to you

"Hermione!" Draco called after her. "Nothing compares to you!"

She didn't hear him. She was on her way to find Ron.

Draco ran into his bedroom in tears, he flung himself onto his heart-shaped bed. The impact of his body triggered the vibration sequence.

A/N: This chapter's not my best…it's been a while since I've written anything so I hope it wasn't too below your expectations. Again, I apologize for the ridiculous lapse in time. Please review.