Chapter 1: Thoughts
Walking back along the school grounds, the golden trio of Gryffindor laughed and joked. It had been a nice day for September but it was now turning. Harry grinned as Ron grumbled about Fang's need to drool all over him every time they headed down to the gamekeepers home.
Upon reaching the castle they followed the groups of students as they piled back in.
"Well, well, well what do we have here? Potter, a weasel and a mud blood. Sneaking about trying to be a hero again?" Malfoy smirked as Ron's ears turned red and he gritted his teeth. Hermione sighed and grabbed Ron's arm while Harry glared at the blonde teen.
"What we do is none of your business ferret," They stood just outside the entrance hall on the steps. The wind was picking up while rain threatened to fall, "Move Malfoy, don't want your hair getting ruined do you by the rain."
Malfoy glared back as a reply before turning and walking up the steps, his bodyguards, Crabbe and Goyle, following. Letting go of Ron Hermione frowned, "I wonder what he was doing? He always seems to be were ever we are lately,"
"I don't know and I don't care to be honest, come on its cold out here and I'm hungry." Ron wrapped his arms round him as his teeth chattered. Smiling Harry led the way to the Great Hall.
Inside the trio made their way to the Gryffindor table laughing and joking, Harry glanced over at the Slytherin table where Malfoy glared at him. Rolling his eye and shaking his head Harry returned to the conversation that had just begun.
'God how I hate Potter and his friends.' Malfoy watched as the trio entered, frowning he saw Potter glance his way before turning back to his friends. His heart did a little summersault, 'who am I kidding I can't hate those eyes, I can't hate Potter.'
Groaning Malfoy placed his head in his hands while his friends looked at him concerned.
"Draco dear, are you feeling ok?" Pansy placed a hand on his shoulder, while glancing at Blaize who shrugged; they both looked in the direction of the blond before he'd hid his face. Both pair of eyes stopped at the raven teen seated at the table of red.
Turning back to each other they shook their heads slightly. Blaize leant closer to Draco's ears preventing any other Slytherin from overhearing.
"Don't tell me you're pining over Potter again?"
Draco slumped his body down, his arms now covering his head. Moaning Draco's words were just heard, "Ok I won't tell you."
'I hate myself, I like Potter, I love Potter, I need Potter, I want Potter.'
"Look at Potter and his stupid friends, I honestly don't see the appeal of a Gryffindork myself," At Pansy's words Draco lifted his head, using the excuse to watch his obsession.
At that moment Harry was laughing at Ron who had gotten chocolate cake squashed in his face by Hermione. Smiling Draco loved the way the raven-haired teen laughed.
"But if you want him as much as you say, then why not just come up with a plan?" Draco reluctantly moved his eyes from the still smiling Harry to his best friend who looked curiously at him.
"Don't you think I've thought of that?" Draco turned back to look at Harry, "He hates me, nothing I do will make him want me back, he'll think it's a trap, a prank or that I lost a bet."
Pansy turned to look at the raven-haired teen, "What if we call a truce, with the whole trio"
"We?" Blaize frowned
"Yes, Me you and Draco. We all call a truce, be friendly with them for a while, and get their trust. Then we get information from Granger and Weasley...don't give me them looks, we need to start getting used to calling them that. Harry won't want a boyfriend that his best friends don't get along with."
Shrugging Draco continued to watch his obsession.
Biting his lip Harry tired not laugh as Hermione removed the plate from Ron's face, the cake it once held was now all over him.
"That'll teach you for calling me fat," Hermione returned to her seat, a smile threatening to surface as her frown faded. Unable to hold it in any more Harry burst out laughing giving the okay for Neville and Ginny to also laugh.
Wiping the cake off his face Ron frowned at his so-called best mate.
Seeing the look he was receiving Harry tried to calm himself, "S…sorry Ron, it…it just that," laughing again Harry clutched his sides with one arm while he used the other to point at Ron's face as a piece dropped onto his lap.
His ears growing red Ron cleaned himself with a swish of his wand before looking at Hermione, "Look Hermione I didn't say you were fat I just said chocolate cake can make you fat and you should watch your figure,"
All food was suddenly moved out of reach from the brunette as her anger reappeared on her face, Hermione glared at Ron before blanking him and talking to Ginny.
Finally getting control of himself Harry tried to look sympathetic at his best friend, "so…" Looking round Harry dared to ask, "Is the cake nice?"
"Harry!" Ron smiled as he changed the conversation to Quiddich, after a few minutes Harry could feel someone watching him. Frowning he glanced round the room before his eyes came in contact with grey ones that were staring right at him.
Looking around the Hall Harry wasn't surprised when he saw Draco Malfoy staring at him. Glaring back Harry was unnerved when Draco smiled and winked before standing and heading out the Hall, his usual posy in toe.
Malfoy stood outside the potions classroom Pansy and Blaize beside him; he had left Crabbe and Goyle to their favourite game of beating up first year Hufflepuffs. His eyes scanned the students in search of one, "Where is he?"
Draco folded his arms, "This isn't going to work if he disappears and doesn't turn up for class!"
"Don't worry Draco he's always late to potions, he hates this class remember," pansy stroked Draco's arm in reassurance.
"Wouldn't think Snape is Gryffindor's favourite teacher," Blaize leant against the wall, casually glancing up the corridor.
"Yeah well, Snape will be here soon and then I'll have to wait till the end of class. That's if he doesn't do a runner like he normally does at the end of lessons..."
Finishing his sentence, Draco's frown was replaced by a childish smile as the boy in question turned the corner.
"Show time," Draco licked his lips excitement pulsing through his veins.