Over the next few weeks of school Hermione was swamped with things to attend to: Harry, model classes, Head duties, school, etc. She barely had time to socialize with her friends, and was starting to pull all-nighters just to finish patrolling and homework.
When Hermione returned Saturday morning after her modeling class, she collapsed onto her bed and inhaled deeply, looking forward to her first day in a few weeks of pure relaxation. A few minutes later, a loud knock on her door broke her out of her relaxation trance. She groaned loudly and got up to answer the door. When she opened it, Malfoy shot in immediately, rambling on about something.
"—I have NO clue how all of THAT rubbish got in OUR common room, but I want it gone, Granger!" Draco spun around and looked at her angrily. Hermione raised an eyebrow and stepped out onto the staircase that lead to her room and gasped. The whole common room was filled with a wide assortment of flowers and colorful balloons. She slowly walked down the stairs and into the jungle of gifts, not noticing Draco was still rambling and she spotted a note on the coffee table. She picked it up and opened it.
Your progress these past few classes have been tremendous! I already feel you are ready for your first runway show. On November 30th, a well known designer is going to be having a winter fashion show and I'd like you to participate in it. You will, however, have to be taking more time off school for fittings and practices. I have already talked to headmaster Dumbledore about this and he agreed to it, knowing you'd be able to make up the missed work on your own. Please send a prompt reply!
Modeling Agencies, Inc.
Hermione's breath stopped in her chest. She couldn't believe it, they actually thought she was good enough already? She squealed and leaped in the air. Draco stopped rambling and looked at her.
"What are you squealing over, Granger?" He asked rudely. She just smiled and handed him the letter and continued celebrating until she spotted another note on the table. It was addressed to Hermione in Harry's handwriting. Her mind went blank. Harry. She forgot about Harry. Hermione snatched the note, still not paying any attention to Draco, and opened it up.
I heard about your big break, congratulations! I'm so proud of how far along you've come so quickly, you never cease to amaze me.
All my love,
PS – A little ditty told me you liked tons of flowers. Enjoy!
Hermione was filled with mixed feelings. Most were of happiness and the feeling of being loved, but also of regret. I won't have much spare time now… We won't see each other like normally. She frowned and turned around. Draco was immediately in her face.
"Did you listen to a WORD I said?" He fumed. Hermione just looked at him plainly.
"Not now, Malfoy…" She said sadly. She walked past him, hearing him murmur something about bipolar-ness…
"Don't say that—we'll still see each other all the time!" Harry squeezed Hermione's shoulder. She gave a weak smile and looked at him.
"I don't know… You yourself have a lot of things to do, and now I have this show piled onto my plate as well…. " She sighed and sat down on her bed. Harry sat down next to her and rubbed her shoulders affectionately.
"Just have faith, Herms… We'll pull through, you know it. It'll be hard, but we can do it." He smiled at her and she smiled back. Hermione's heart leaped as time felt like it was standing still for just the two of them. Harry leaned in close to her and gently touched his lips with hers. He placed a hand on the back of her head as she let the kiss deepen more and more. Harry leaned her down on the bed and slowly pried her mouth open with his tongue. Hermione opened her mouth and touched his tongue with hers as their kiss deepened even more. She wrapped her arms around his neck ad pulled him in closer, as he climbed on top of her. She tilted her head to the side a bit and started to kiss Harry a bit more rough and passionately. Hermione's hands traveled. One of her hands latched onto Harry's hair as they kissed while the other wandered down his back and under his shirt and she rested her hand onto his warm back. Both Harry's hands grabbed her waist and slowly slid up her shirt. Hermione's breath quickened. He started to slide her shirt up. She lifted her arms, and the door flung open. Malfoy ran in looking panicked and nervous. "Granger, there's a--! …What the HELL are you doing!" He stared at the two lovers who were frozen in place on the bed. Harry hurried and scrambled off of Hermione and she jumped up and stood.
"WHAT Malfoy?" She seemed aggravated and embarrassed.
"There's a fire downstairs, everything is burning!" He yelled.
"OH MY GOSH!" Hermione pushed past Draco and looked down her stairs. He was right, the furniture was on fire, all the flowers were on fire. The flames were licking up the walls and was blocking the entrance to the Common room. She pulled out her wand and shouted a spell that caused water to gush out of her wand and she started to put out the fire. The two boys helped her out and the fire was soon out. Once they were done, Hermione put a repairing charm on the room and everything was back to how it was… Almost everything.
The wall facing Hermione's stairs had a message scorched into them. It read: "Be careful pretty girl, you might not be so pretty in the near future." Hermione stood still and stared at the message in a confused and hurt manner. The words spontaneously ignited once more and she flinched. Behind her, Draco and Harry gave each other solemn and equally confused looks and looked back at Hermione. Harry walked up to Hermione and put an arm around her.
"I'll go get the headmaster." Draco said and left. Hermione slowly walked over to the sofa and sat down, her eyes fixed on the floor in front of her. Harry followed. He gave her a big comforting hug and tilted her head up so she'd look at him.
"Are you alright?" He asked looking her in the eyes with worry.
"NO! What the hell was that! Who did it! WHY!" She started shaking in anger and grief. Harry hugged her tightly and she started sobbing into his shoulder. The portrait opened and Dumbledore walked in with Draco. He looked at the message and went over to Hermione.
"Miss Granger…. Do you have any idea who did this or how it happened?" She shook her head. "It's not safe for you to stay in here tonight." He turned to Harry. "Mr. Potter, would you take Miss Granger back to the Gryffindor tower so she can stay there for the night?" He nodded and they left the common room. "Mr. Malfoy, you can stay in the Slytherin house tonight." He nodded and exited. Dumbledore Walked back over to the message and muttered a spell and the flaming message was put out. He gave a heavy sigh and left the Head Tower.
OKAY! I'm so sorry for the no update in forever and a half. School's a bitch, I had writer's block, and no time to write anyways. I was just in my school's fall play, and that ended and now I have time to write…. And I'm inspired to write because I have a boyfriend now, w00t! So I just added 2 new chapters, and I'll start on the next one and I PROMISE to put it up within the next 2 weeks lol. I love you all, you're beautiful!
Love Gracie Lou!