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Chapter 1: Hermione Finds Out
"How would you like a date this Saturday night, beautiful." Harry asked a fifth year.
"Uhmm… I don't think so, Harry. I need to study for my potions test. Friday night will do." Clarisse, a girl from Ravenclaw said.
"Ok, meet you by the lake." Harry said.
"Ok. Bye!" Clarisse said.
"Bye." Harry said walking towards the other direction without looking what is in front of him.
"Ouch!" Hermione said rubbing her injured elbow.
"Next time, be careful! And what are you looking at?" Hermione said full of suspicion.
"Uhmm… nothing important." Harry said in an almost guilty voice.
"What do you mean by 'nothing important'? You asked that girl for a date." Hermione said angrily, her cheeks turning red in anger.
"I can explain, Hermione!" Harry said apologetically.
"Okay, start your explaining now." Hermione said still in an angry tone.
Then a man with flaming red hair came their way.
"What's going on with you two?" Ron asked, confused.
"We're through, Harry!" Hermione said in an angry tone.
"What do you mean by that?" Harry asked.
"You're not stupid enough to NOT know that." Hermione said. "It means we will stop seeing each other again."
"Why? That girl was just asking for a study date. I was one of the best in DADA!" Harry said.
"Then why did you call her 'beautiful'?"
"You're speechless and I'm not making a wrong decision. We're through!" Hermione said walking in the opposite direction.
"Fine! As if I need you that much. There are hundreds of girls who have a crush on me and they are more deserving as my girlfriends." Harry said angrily.
Upon hearing these words, Hermione even walked more rapidly than ever. She felt something wet run through his face. She was crying. She was broken hearted. She lost a boyfriend and a best friend at the same time.
"Why did I have to get jealous like that!" she scolded herself.
She walked towards the portrait of the fat lady and said, "Franessica".
The portrait hole opened and she went inside the Gryffindor common room. She walked rapidly towards the girls' dormitory and covered her face with a pillow.
The next morning, she went to the great hall to eat some breakfast. She saw Harry with girls surrounding him. He was surely the crush of almost half of the school's female population. She avoided looking his way.
She went to the Gryffindor table and sat as far as she can from Harry. She still loves him but there is no way that they can be together again. She has to come up with a solution.
She went to her Transfiguration class and she was not in her own self. She was still thinking about what happened that night when she broke up with Harry. She didn't sit in her usual place beside Harry; instead, she sat with Parvati and Lavender.
After the class, she walked glumly towards the dormitory and then without knowing it, Draco Malfoy was walking towards her direction. She continued walking without looking where she's going.
Then she collided with the school bully, Draco Malfoy.
"Watch where you're going, mudblood!"
Hermione just nodded and simply walked away without saying anything.
"What's the matter, Hermione?" Ginny asked the moment she went inside the room.
"Nothing, just personal problems." Hermione replied.
"Alright, but if you have some problems, you can just count on me." Ginny said.
"Ginny, do you happen to know anyone named Clarisse?" Hermione asked.
"Yes! That flirty Ravenclaw girl? He has a huge crush on Harry, she will do anything just to have him." Ginny said angrily. She too has a crush on Harry but she won't dare to tell Hermione.
"I saw her once in the corridor, Harry asked her for a date on Friday night." Hermione said.
"I really love Harry but I broke up with him during that incident, I was so jealous. But now, I want to have him back. I know I made a big mistake and… and… I still love him. But he's with other girls now." She said while tears stung her eyes.
"I know what you can do!" Ginny said. "You can have a trip to the hairdresser and have a makeover, I know an awesome hairdresser. We can go to London on Saturday!" Ginny said happily.
"Ok, with a more beautiful look, I'm sure I will get all of Harry's attention." Hermione said to herself.
"Thanks, Ginny!" Hermione said happily.
"You owe me one!" Ginny said in reply.
"Ask for anything, absolutely anything." Hermione said. "Bye, Ginny!"
"Bye", Ginny said.
Hermione marched around the corridors of Hogwarts with a big smile on her face.
"I can't wait for the moment when Harry will fall in love with me all over again." Hermione said gleefully.
"She went to her next class, Herbology which was held in one of the green houses in Hogwarts. She stood beside Neville and tried to look away from Harry as much as possible.
"Today, we're going to have a treasure hunt." Professor Sprout said. "I will assign you in pairs and you should work together as a team in finding these species of ferns in the forest."
"Potter and Weasley, you can be partners. Lonbottom and Parkinson, Patil and Crabbe, Lavender and Thomas, Finnigan and Goyle and Granger and Malfoy." Professor Sprout said.
"Here are your lists of things to find in the forest" Prof. Sprout called out.
Draco got the list from the professor's hands.
"Here, Granger. Here's our list of things to find in the forest." Draco said with a sickened look on his face.
"C'mon, Draco. We're gonna be last." Hermione said moving towards the forest. Draco followed her.
Author's note: I hope you enjoyed it.