Chapter 1

Ginny looked in the mirror. Her hair was in a messy ponytail and she had as little make-up on as possible, and yet, she still managed to look gorgeous. At least, every boy in school thought so. Ginny wasn't sure. She was very self-conscious these days. The one guy she wants to notice her doesn't even seem know that she exists. She knew that liking him was wrong. Way wrong to like him, not to mention against the rules. But she couldn't help it. She liked how he had changed. How kind he could be. That stupid Slytherin wouldn't notice her if she landed in his lap. She was graduating this year, what was she going to do?


"Excuse me? Professor Malfoy? I have a question on the essay you assigned in class yesterday."

"What? Oh, yes Miss Weasley. What is your-" He had finally looked up. Dang it. How could she do so little and still manage to make him go crazy? He shouldn't have these thoughts. She was his student. He needed to concentrate on work, she was leaving in a week and he would finally be free of her. The question was, did he want to be free of her?


"Oh, yes, sorry. Your question?"

"Uh… I don't understand what you mean when you-" Ginny couldn't continue. Defense Against the Dark Arts was her best class, after Potions of course. She just wanted him to notice her. "when you say that Grindylows help us. We learned in second year that they were all bad." She actually knew all about the Grindylows, she had already done the essay. She wanted, no needed his attention.

"Oh… well they do help out. Their helpful attributes aren't as prominate as the bad ones."

"Oh," Ginny said smiling. Draco couldn't help but smile back at her. "Thank you. I think I understand now."

"Is that all Miss Weasley?" Draco said hoping it was.

"Yeah. Ginny." Draco gave her a look that said 'huh?' "Call me Ginny. I hate 'Miss Weasley', there are too many Weasleys'. Please call me Ginny, there aren't many of them."

"Oh, alright. Of course, Miss- Ginny. Of course Ginny." Draco smiled. How had he missed going out with, heck, even being friends with, hang around the girl even, how had he missed this girl for the past seven years? How come he hadn't tried to get her earlier, when he was at school and it was still legal and wouldn't cost him his job?

Ginny left kicking herself. How could she have done that? He didn't like her. He couldn't like her. He was probably still in love with Pansy Parkinson. Ginny kicked the wall. She wanted to know it would be like to kiss him. What would it be like?


Draco nearly kicked himself. Why didn't he just grab her and kiss her? That would have made his life… well, harder, but satisfying. He had already fallen in love with her mind and spirit. He wanted to fall in love with her body- her lips too.

He put his head on his desk. Dang it. He fell for a student. That's not good. That's really not good.


Graduation. Everyone was having a wonderful time. Everyone was having fun, everyone except Ginny. Ginny was upset. She wanted Draco- Professor Malfoy to like her. To notice her, outside of the class room. Gosh, why did this have to happen to her? Why did she have to fall for a teacher? That's not good. That's really not good.

Luna came over when she saw Ginny looking depressed.

"Come on, Gin. If you stay there too long the Nasel-nats will come and get you." Ginny laughed, good ol' Luna. She did decide to join the festivities, who wants Nasel-nats to get them anyway?


"Go on Gin, I dare you. What's he going to do anyway? It's not like he can give you a detention. Do it!" Colin said.

"You seriously want me to go up to Professor Snape and ask him to dance?"

"Heck yeah!" Ginny rolled her eyes.

"You better have your camera ready, this is a once-in-a-lifetime deal, got it?" Colin nodded his head and got the camera ready as Ginny asked Professor Snape to dance. The look on his face was priceless. So, of course, Colin got a picture. And, to everyone's surprise, Professor Severus Snape and Ginny began dancing.

"Why did you even come to the graduation? You look really bored." Ginny asked Professor Snape.

"Just to see if there would ever be anyone daring enough to ask me to dance."

"Its all about you, isn't it Professor?" Snape just smiled. Everyone in the room had stopped what they were doing and stared at them.

"You do realize that people are staring."

"I've gotten used to it. First year." Ginny said in response to Snape's confused look. "Hey." Ginny said loud enough for every person to hear, "It's true that it's impolite to stare, isn't it professor?"

"Yes, Miss Weasley, it is."



"My name is Ginny." Snape just smiled and nodded.

"Later that night after Ginny had finished dancing with Snape, Dumbledore, Hagrid, and Flitwick, Draco came over to her.

"What? You can dance with every other male teacher in this school but me?"

"Sounds about right, Professor." Colin said to him, with a look of disgust on his face. Ginny elbowed him in the stomach.

"My bad Professor. Would you like to dance with me?"

"It would be my pleasure." They danced. They danced a whole lot closer then any of the other teachers had. Dumbledore smiled. It was obvious that they liked each other. Now if he could only get them together.


"I'm sure going to miss this place," Ginny said, mostly to herself, before she entered the train. Then she turned and saw Professor Malfoy standing there looking at her. "Good bye Professor. Will you be here next year?"

"Draco, you are no longer my student so you will call me Draco. And yes. I do plan on staying and teaching here next year."

"Maybe I'll come by and visit then. Se you later."

"Good bye, Ginny. Please come back." Draco said after she had gotten on the train. "I'll miss you."


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