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Hogwarts High

Chapter 2- Draco Malfoy

Over the next few weeks, Nicole grew closer to Hermione, Ron, and Harry. Harry particularly made it a note to flirt with Nicole everyday. She and Hermione were best friends again and Nicole got along great with Ron and Harry.

One Friday, Nicole walked down the now empty hallway, not looking where she was going. She was trying to read the piece of paper Harry had given her to read and walk with books in her hand at the same time. Suddenly, she felt herself hit something, or someone and she fell down to the ground.

Draco's POV

Draco Malfoy walked from his last class to his locker and began to put his books away. He turned around to make his way to lunch. Unexpectedly, not really looking where he was going, walked right into a dark haired girl. She fell to the ground and her books went from her hands.

Draco bent down to help the girl and he quickly picked up the books.

"Sorry. I wasn't looking where I was going." Draco said, gathering some other books in his hands.

"It's quite alright. I should have been paying attention to where I was going." The girl said grabbing the last book. Draco noticed she had an English accent. Draco held out the books and the girl looked up, her eyes meeting Draco's. She took them gratefully and smiled.

"Thanks for your help." She said balancing the books in her hand and Draco stood up. He held out a hand and she gratefully took it. He helped up without much effort.

"No problem." Draco said smiling. "Are you new?"

Nicole nodded and responded, "Yes. I just transferred from England about two weeks ago."

Draco's mouth formed a 'O'. "I'm Draco Malfoy." Draco said smiling.

Draco Malfoy was fairly good looking, but not as good looking as Harry Potter of course. He had blue-gray eyes and white blonde hair that was not long, but not short. He reached exactly six four, and suppressed many people. Draco wasn't really a nerd, but he wasn't a jock. People often called him a "goody-goody" because he was always doing the right things and he had perfect grades.

"I'm Nicole Harris." Nicole said smiling. .

"Would you like me to carry your books to your locker?" Draco asked. Then he added, smiling, "So you don't hit anyone again."

Nicole laughed and nodded, "That would be wonderful." Draco took the books from her hands and followed her as she led him to her locker. Draco handed her books to her and she quickly put them away. After putting them away she turned to Draco and smiled.

"Thanks for helping me."

"No problem." Draco responded.

"You know, I think I've seen you in some of my classes." Nicole said thoughtfully.

"Really?" Draco asked raising an eyebrow.

"Yes, do you have Spanish third period and Geometry fifth?" Nicole asked.

Draco nodded and responded, "Yes. I've seen you too. You hang out with Hermione right?"

Nicole nodded, "Yes. We used to know each other."

"That's cool. So what grade are you in?" He asked.

"I'm a junior. What about you?"

"Junior." He answered. "Don't you hang out with Potter and Weasley?" He asked.

"Yes. I've gotten to know them both." Nicole told him.

"Don't mind much for them." Draco mumbled.

"What?"

"I just don't mind much for Weasley and Potter." He told her and he saw her smile.

"It's ok. Harry can get a bit full of himself sometimes." She said smiling. Draco laughed and nodded. "Well, it was great talking to you, but I've got to get going. Hermione is waiting for me at lunch." Nicole said.

"I've got to get to lunch too. I'll see you around." Draco said.

"Yeah, I'll see you Geometry." Nicole smiled and turned to make her way to where she was meeting Hermione for lunch, all the while she could feel Draco's eyes on her.

Outside at lunch

Nicole made her way outside and made her way across the lawn where many students where having lunch outside. She found Hermione, Ron, and Harry sitting at a table. Ron and Harry sat on top of the table while Hermione sat on the bench.

"Hi guys." Nicole said sitting down next to Hermione.

"Hey Nicky." Hermione said, and Nicole smiled at her nickname.

"What took you so long?" Ron asked, eating his sandwich.

"I ran into someone in the halls and they had to help me with my books." Nicole told them.

"Who?" Harry asked.

"Um, a guy named Draco." Nicole said, taking a bit of her apple.

"Malfoy?" Ron and Harry asked at the same time.

Nicole nodded, "He was really nice. He helped me pick up my books and carried them for me."

"I think Draco's nice. He's a sweet guy." Hermione said nodding.

"I know. He apologized and everything then offered to carry my books. That surprised me. Guys don't normally do that." Nicole said.

"I agree." Hermione put in.

"I like him." Nicole stated simply. Harry's mouth dropped open. Nicole wasn't supposed to go for Malfoy, but for him! "Yes Harry, I just said I liked him. Now close your mouth before flies get in." Nicole said looking at Harry.

Harry closed his mouth then said, "What's so special about him?"

"Well, he actually had enough courtesy to pick up my books for me, carry them for me, and apologize. You don't find guys doing that today." Hermione nodded and agreed.

"Oh look." Hermione said pointing to the double doors that lead to the school yard, which had just opened. Nicole's eyes followed to where she was pointing. Draco Malfoy was looking across the lawn, and when he spotted Nicole he smiled and headed towards her.

"I wonder what he wants." Hermione teased grinning. Nicole blushed and smiled.

"What does that freak want?" Harry asked coldly.

"Harry." Nicole snapped. "Draco is not a freak." Draco approached Nicole and she smiled when she saw him.

"Hi Draco." She said.

"Hey Nicole. Er, well I was wondering if we could talk." He asked, then added. "Alone."

Nicole nodded and stood. "Sure." Draco lead her to another table and they both sat down. They began talking and Harry's eyes stayed on them, his green eyes narrowed.

After about five minutes, Nicole came back to the table, a wide smile across her face, and sat down, while Draco headed back inside.

"What did he want?" Ron asked curiously. Nicole glanced and Hermione, and Hermione raised her eyebrows, silently asking a question. Nicole quickly nodded, her smile growing. Hermione squealed and jumped in her seat.

"I knew it!" Hermione said grinning.

"He was so nervous though. He kept stuttering but he eventually got it out." Nicole told her grinning.

"Oh my word, that is great! I knew it was coming. He normally isn't that forward though. Ah, I'm so happy for you." Hermione said smiling.

Nicole grinned and said, "Thanks! You have to help me pick out what I'm going to where."

"Of course. I'll have to come over."

"Would someone tell us what the fuck is going on?" Ron asked, interrupting the two excited girls.

"Draco asked me on a date!" Nicole said excitedly.

"What the hell?" Harry muttered.

"And she said yes!" Hermione continued, just as excited.

"That's great Nicky." Harry said, forcing a smile.

"Thanks Harry. But, isn't it though. He's so sweet and he's pretty cute." Nicole said, her attention going back to Hermione.

The girls excitedly talked while Harry sat there, confused as hell. Harry tried to make out what Nicole had just said. Maybe if he did those things, she would like him and she would go out with him. Harry Potter never thought he would start changing for a girl, but this girl was special. If that's what it took to get her, than that's what Harry was going to do.

Ten minutes later the bell signaling the end of the lunch period rang and the group made their way back inside and went to their next class together.


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