Ginny walked down the corridor. Hermione had rushed past her in Gryffindor common room and being the inquisitive Weasley that she was, had went to catch up with her friend.
She stopped dead in her tracks; the crying sounds she had been following had stopped instantly. Something had happened, something bad. Ginny quickened her pace and bolted round a corner only to find Hermione, not crying but locking lips with…no, it couldn't be…but it was, Hermione was kissing Professor Lupin!
She wanted to shout 'What do you think you're doing?' but her throat was too dry. No-one else deserved happiness more than the two that stood before her but Hermione was kissing her teacher for crying out loud! It would be like her snogging the face off Snape...ok maybe it wasn't that bad. Ginny began to walk away quietly, she didn't want them to know that she was there. She walked back down the corridor she had came from, her mind ticking over the night's events.
First Hermione ran out of the common room crying and now she's...kissing...Professor Lupin! This doesn't make sense, I'll have to ask her about it tomorrow. Not out in the open, no but in a subtle way. I'll make her squirm for putting that thought in my head! Ginny thought, not being able to hold back the smirk that was creeping over her face as she re-entered Gryffindor Tower.
Totally unaware that Ginny had seen them, Remus and Hermione broke away again. Hermione's cheeks had turned scarlet. Kissing him didn't embarrass her but it was new experience for her and she didn't know how he'd react; would he turn away and deny feeling anything for her or would this be the start of a rather strange relationship?
Remus opened his mouth but words had failed him at that moment. He closed it again and gazed at the girl who had been in his arms just moments before. No words escaped his lips. Instead a smirk played upon them, a boyish smirk that hadn't been visible on his face since the Marauder days.
"I guess I'll see you around then, Remus"
Hermione kissed him on the cheek before retracing subconsciously Ginny's path back to Gryffindor Tower leaving Remus dazed, confused and a tad excited.
Professor Lupin's words rang through the classroom and about twenty pairs of feet began to scurry out of the room but one pair paused at their desk as he added, "Hermione, could I have a word please?"
"Of course Professor," she replied before turning to Ron and Harry, "I'll meet you two back in the common room,"
The two boys shuffled out of the room only to be met by a bundle of red hair.
"Where's Hermione?" the youngest of the Weasley family asked.
"Talking to Lupin, why?" Ron asked gruffly.
"I need to talk to her, it's really important."
"Well you're just gonna have to wait aren't you!" he snapped.
"What's up with you?"
Harry answered her question by whispering something unheard by Ron in her ear.
"So what if she has a boyfriend! It's not illegal is it?" Ginny asked rather too quickly.
Ron raised his eyebrows at her.
"You know some don't you? Who is it Ginny? Tell us now!" he insisted.
"I'm as clueless as you two!" lied Ginny just as Hermione came through the door.
"Now Ginny, no one could be that clueless!" Hermione chuckled.
Harry and Ron scowled at their friend before interjecting gruffly, "Where were you?"
"I was talking to Remus like he asked me too,"
"So it's Remus now is it?"
"Well yeah, he asked us all to call him Remus out of class because we're friends remember,"
"So you're 'just friends' now are you?"
"Oh shut up Ron! You're barking up the wrong tree there, we were just discussing my werewolf essay!"
"So, you were discussing your werewolf essay were you?"
The other three stared at him until he realised what he had said.
"Sorry, got a bit carried away," he grumbled as Ginny pulled Hermione away down the corridor.
Ron shouted down after them, "You're not off the hook 'Mione!"