Chapter 1 A What for Your What…
Disclaimer: You know what? I really hate writing these things, they get a bit boring...so therefore, you may have already come to the conclusion that I, sadly, do not own Harry Potter.
"Hermione! Are you anywhere in there?" I blinked as I saw Harry pull his hand away from my face.
"May I help you?" I questioned awkwardly seeing how Ron and Harry were giving me these looks that just creeped me out.
"Are you okay? You seem a bit…off," Ron answered.
"Just leave her alone Ron," I spun around me to see Ginny sliding in next to me on the bench at Gryffindor Table.
"I wasn't talking to you Ginny! I was talking to Hermione!" Ron argued back.
"Whatever Ron. You can talk to her later today, most likely before she goes to bed." Ginny replied coolly as she placed bacon, eggs, and toast on her plate before taking a sip of Pumpkin juice.
"Why?" Harry interjected before Ron could.
Apparently Ginny finished her sip before I could answer for myself. "Because she will be busy with me…and some other people and we're going to Hogsmeade. Unfortunately for you, it doesn't involve either of you two."
"Thank you, Ginny! I could never have said that myself, seeing how I got more OWL's than anybody in 5th year." I cut in before Ron could.
Ginny just laughed at me as I joined along with her. I placed my fork in my mouth and was delighted by the taste of bacon and eggs. We ate quietly for about a minute before Ron and Harry, specifically Ron, decided to take about Quidditch strategies.
"Hey Gin, do you think you'd be able to practice later today?" Harry asked her.
"No offence Harry, but did you just not here me now? I'm busy with Hermione." She replied exasperatingly.
"Couldn't you put if off, Gin? Harry and I-"
"More like just you," Harry muttered cutting Ron off as I just chuckled at him.
"Continuing, I feel that we have to practice! We only have one match left and that's against Slytherin. We have to bet them!" Ron urged.
"I'm sorry but no, it can not be put off. It is extremely important."
"What can be more important than Quidditch?"
"That's easy Ron. For one there's studying! Have you even study for your N.E.W.T.'s?" I cut Harry and Ron off when they opened their mouths. "Without me forcing you? That's what I thought. Listen boys. I really don't want Ginny to miss this very important…practice, so I'll make you a deal. I borrow her for today and then tomorrow you can have her all you want."
"Deal." Harry and Ron chorused.
"Wrong," Ginny chimed. "I'm sorry boys, but I already have plans, without Hermione."
"Come on Ginny! We have to practice!" Ron whined.
"I'm sorry, actually not really, but I have plans with Blaise tomorrow, so it's completely out of the question." She replied hotly.
"With that Slytherin? Honestly Ginny, when will you see that he's just-"
"Just what Ronald? Everything your baby sister could ever want? Well, news flash. I'm not a baby anymore!" Ginny yelled as she stood up, knocking the table over a bit.
"We can all tell," A voice drawled behind us.
Ginny and I spun around (while standing up, of course) as Ron and Harry jumped up, knocking the table over more. The voice belonged to a very handsome Slytherin. His dark black hair hung over his violet eyes nicely. He had a nice Quidditch toned body, seeing how he was a beater.
"What a pleasant surprise, Blaise," Ginny squealed happily.
"Very pleasant indeed," Ron said from behind us.
"Shut up, Ron!" Ginny hissed turning to look at her brother for only a mere second before turning back to her boyfriend.
"Good morning, Ginny," Blaise said before gripping Ginny's hand gracefully and kissing it.
"Morning to you too Blaise," She said before stepping over the bench to kiss him on the cheek.
"We can't let them steal the spotlight, now can we, Love?"
I turned back to face the man of my dreams. His blonde hair hung over his silver eyes, as Blaise's did. He wore the smirk that I long ago hated but now loved to pieces.
"No, I believe we can't," I replied as we followed Ginny and Blaise's movements.
"I thought we were going to meet in Hogsmeade?" My best friend asked from my side as Draco and I turned to her.
"Well, we were, but Draco and I just couldn't wait until then to see you girls." Her boyfriend responded.
"He's right. We just can't seem to get enough of you." I turned to face Draco and smiled at his words.
"Oh, this is sickening!" Ron drawled from behind us.
Ginny and I turned around to see Ron looking disgusted and Harry resentful.
"You're ditching us for them?"
"As a matter of fact, dear brother of mine," Ginny replied bitter sweetly. "You only brought it to my attention today, were Hermione and I have had plans longer. And now if you'll excuse, I have certainly lost my appetite. Have you, Hermione?"
I looked at my plate and sighed. I was really looking forward to some bacon and eggs, but chose to leave it. "Not really, but I'm sure I will if Ron keeps looking like a goldfish."
"Fine then! Leave! Not like Harry and I care!"
"No need to scream, Weasley. We're only right here." I heard Draco say.
"Shut it, Ferret!" He hissed back.
Before a fight could break out, I muttered a 'let it go' and grabbed Draco by his robes and dragged him after me. I could hear Ginny and Blaise following as I faintly heard Harry say "have fun".
"Do you always have to fight with Ron?" I asked pleadingly as the four of us walked into the corridor.
"It's not my fault he can't control his temper," Draco responded as he placed his arm around my shoulders.
"But it is that you can't control your own," I replied sweetly as I looked up to him.
"Do you want me to have a guilt trip?"
"Okay lovebirds, are we just going to go Hogsmeade now or wait?" Ginny cut in before I could respond to Draco.
"Do you girls need anything?" Blaise questioned back at her.
"I need to get my money. What about you Hermione?"
"Yeah, me too." I replied as I looked at Ginny and saw Draco and Blaise nod at something. "What are you two thinking?"
"Nothing, just…you girls won't need your money today," Blaise replied.
"Why?" Ginny asked hesitantly.
"Because it's on us,"
"Boys, we can afford it ourselves," Ginny insisted.
"And so can we-"
"Blaise, you and Draco live in Manors! Of course you can afford it!" Ginny exclaimed exasperatingly as we walked to the doors to get to Hogsmeade.
"Don't forget Gin, one day you'll be living in one," Blaise added in calmly.
"Same goes for you," I turned to look at Draco and just smiled at him as I thought about the night when school started this year.
"I can't wait," I replied with a smile.
Ginny and I walked in the comfort of our boyfriends and came to "The Signs". It was a new restaurant. It was kind of like a teen hang out spot. We would've gone to "The Three Broomsticks" but there were more adults pouring in everyday that it just got really strange.
The four of us walked in and headed to the booths in the gold area. "The Signs" was split into four sections, a gold one, a silver one, a blue one, and a red one. Interestingly enough, "The Signs" means the astrological signs, something with divination, I suppose. The colors represent a general color of the four elements of nature: earth, air, water, and fire. The food was really good, up to even Draco's standards, and let's just says that they are high.
We sat in the booth far in the back. Ginny sat next to Blaise and Draco and I across from them. Ginny leaned her head on Blaise's shoulder as I just leaned into Draco. Draco's arm was around me and found my hand. Our fingers intertwined as I smiled.
"Good morning," I looked up and saw a pretty brunette girl handing us menus. "My name is Jamie; please feel free to call me when you are ready to order. But for starters, is there anything you'd like to drink?" She asked sweetly.
"We'll have four pumpkin juices," Ginny answered before we could as we just nodded in agreement.
"Okay then, four pumpkin juices."
The glasses ended up right in front of us full with pumpkin juice. She bid us goodbye until we were ready to order. Once we got our food, I dug in hungrily.
"Woah, slow down Hermione. You're reminding me of Ron," Ginny said out of the blue.
I blushed slightly. "Sorry, extremely hungry."
"I understand. Draco wouldn't let me have even a piece of toast this morning." Blaise chipped in.
"What?" He asked innocently.
"Starving your best friend? Shame on you," I joked as he just nodded his head.
I smiled at him. It was really nice to be with the three of them. It was a lot more relaxing than being with Harry and Ron. They were my best friends but it's just that it does get a bit tiring that they always try to put me down about my choice of boyfriend. Then with Ginny there, we would never hear the end of it. They didn't understand that both Blaise and Draco changed. I know that it's hard to believe but it was true, that I knew.
Trust me; at first I really didn't believe it. Draco started to actually be nice and everything. I ran into him so many times in the corridor on the way to Care of Magical Creatures and get this…he actually held the door open for me. At first it was a complete shock but then I rolled with it. I started talking to Ginny about it and it happened to turn out that Blaise, at the time known as Zucchini Zabini, had been doing the same thing somewhat. Ginny and I decided to confront them about their…strange behavior.
"Hermione? You in there?" I snapped out of my thoughts as Ginny just laughed at me.
"What were you thinking about?" Draco asked as he turned to look at me.
"Oh, I was just thinking about how you started to change and the whole confrontation Ginny and I did," I replied as I placed more food into my mouth.
"I remember that!" Ginny shouted.
"You should," Blaise replied somewhat coolly. "after all, you can't forget something with 'Zucchini Zabini' can you, Gin?"
"Oh come on. It was a cute name! And it still is. I have no idea what the fuss is about Blaise or shall I say Zucchini Zabini?" Gin played back as I just shook my head at the couple.
"Great! Now this is going to end with them snogging senseless!" Draco said in a whisper.
"Like you've never done it," I commented.
"I wouldn't be talking if I were you, Granger," he drawled playfully as I stuffed more food into my mouth.
In about forty-five minutes we all finished our breakfast. Of course, Draco and Blaise paid much to mine and Ginny's dismay.
"Do you think that Hogsmeade has-"Ginny started but was cut off.
Ginny and I turned around as I felt Draco stiffen, and most likely Blaise as well. Running toward us was a panting redhead and a somewhat resentful Harry. I heard Ginny groan as I laughed at her. Ginny welcomed them with a "Hey boys" and I with a "Hello, Harry, Ron".
"So, where are you guys headed?" Harry asked awkwardly.
"Actually, I was just wondering if they had a dress shop here in Hogsmeade." Ginny replied as she leaned into her boyfriend's arms. I nodded as well, I was wondering that, too.
"Why?" Harry and Ron chorused together.
"Oh…because…" Ginny trailed off.
"Because that's what girls do. We look at clothes that we can't afford and just gush about them." I slipped in not wanting them to know the real reason.
"Well then, you girls have fun," Ron said smugly at Blaise and Draco. I just rolled my eyes.
"Now, Love, what's the real reason why you want to find a dress shop?" Blaise asked leading us down the pathway.
"Actually it isn't just me, it's Hermione as well, and isn't it clear? We want a dress." Ginny replied as I broke into a fit of giggles.
Normally, it isn't like me to break into giggles but ever since I started dating Draco, I don't know…I've loosened up a bit. And besides with the way Ginny said it and the obviousness of it, it was hard not to laugh at it.
"Thank you Captain Obvious. We kind of realized that," Draco broke in as Ginny turned to glare at him.
"What kind of dress, Ginny? An informal, a formal-" Blaise started.
"Actually...we wanted to look for...um…wedding gowns for our weddings this summer," Ginny replied as she looked at her feet.
Apparently, neither of us four remembered that Harry and Ron didn't leave. They were trailing behind us because the reason we finally realized they were behind us was because of what they said.
"A WHAT FOR YOUR WHAT?"
A/N: Well, I have a new story! How I got this idea I don't know. I originally thought to have it be a one-shot but when I started writing, I disagreed with myself. This will start from somewhere near the middle-end of Hermione and Draco's 7th year until their wedding (I may have an epilogue for after it). By the way, you'll get the "jealousy has never tasted so sweet" thing later on (it has to do with Hermione's cousins, he he). Remember review! It makes me happy! I'll try to update as soon as I finish the second chapter!