Author's Note: Please note this story is about Ginny and Draco. Not any other characters. Thus, you won't be seeing much of the trio and their search of the Horcuxes. Don't worry, I have nothing against them, but this fic at least, is not for them.
Disclaimer: Everything you recognize below belongs to JK Rowling. And anything you don't recognize is mine.
Credits: Thank you so much to MantyMouse doing the beta for me.
"All the 6th and 7th years are requested to come in the great hall at 8 pm sharp, for the important announcements concerning the dueling club, formed by Professor McGonagall and Professor Snape"
"Shit! It's already 7 45 man! Why didn't u tell us about this announcement before Hermione? "Ron asked, looking at the new announcement on the notice board.
"I thought you both probably knew. It's all that everyone has been discussing since morning, when the announcement was posted. "Hermione replied, her eyes glued to the book.
"Well I think you people had better hurry up. Or else, you will all be late. I don't want to miss this. I couldn't be the part of it last year, so this would be my 1st year in it" Ginny said, swiftly walking past them.
"She seems excited." Ron remarked, as she passed them.
"Of course she would be. Last year, even we were looking forwards towards it." Hermione replied.
"C'mon people, let's start moving before you both start another argument. And I really want to be assigned with Ginny." Harry said, finally coming between those two before it would be too late.
The Great Hall
"Well, I'm pretty sure that the 7th years are well aware of the format. But, for the 6th years, I would like to repeat the format, like we do every year. In this dueling club, the teachers would not be teaching you."
There were lots of whispers heard from the crowd before Professor McGonagall could continue again.
"As I was saying I and Professor Snape would merely keep a check on you, and test you in the end. This year you would be taught by your fellow 7th years in pairs separately. "Professor McGonagall explained.
"Now any questions?"
Luna Lovegood raised her hand.
"Yes Miss. Loovegod?"
"How would we be paired?"
"Very good question. Unlike last year, this year, in order to increase the friendship between the houses, Professor Snape here, will pair up every 6th year with a 7th year from a different house." Professor McGonagall explained.
Colin Creevey raised his hand.
"Yes Mr. Creevey?"
"Professor When and where will we learn how to duel? Will we learn here? "
"I was just coming on that. No, you won't learn here. You would meet your respective partner in a place suitable for you and for your partner twice every week. And at the end of the month, all the pairs would come in the great hall, and show me and Professor Snape what you have learned, and do we need to change your partner, or not. We would want to see the improvement in you. "
"Only 5 6th year students last year hadn't been able to learn. Thus, this year, they would be learning from their fellow 7th years and wouldn't be allowed to teach. They are: Neville Longbottom, from Gryffindor, Daphne Wakefield from Ravenclaw, Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle from Slytherin and Amanda Flower from Hufflepuff."
"I think Professor we should start assigning the pairs." Snape said, in a low voice, which was heard by the whole Great Hall.
"Yes, certainly. Lets proceed. "McGonagall replied.
"Ok then." Snape said, walking towards the students.
"Gryffindor with Slytherin and Ravenclaw with Hufflepuff." He smirked.
Groans could be heard from the whole great hall.
"My sisters with ruddy Slytherin. He can't do that, son of a bitch." Ron said to Harry, who just looked as shocked as him.
"Last year it wasn't like this." Hermione said.
"Miss Granger, Mr. Weasley, and Mr. Potter, would you care to stop your IMPORTANT discussion so that I can assign the pairs?"
"Sorry Professor." Harry said weakly. This was not fair. Certainly not fair.
"Professor McGonagall would you care to assign Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff while I deal with my and your house?" Snape said, barely in a whisper.
"Of course." McGonagall agreed, walking towards the Ravenclaw 7th graders.
"Well, well, let's start with our dream team here, shall we?" Snape said, in cruel voice.
Draco Malfoy smikered, as he heard his favorite professor taunt Potter and the trio. He was kind of glad that Goyle and Crabbe weren't going to be with him much, since they had flunked badly, and thus had many of the classes with the 6th graders.
"Ms. Granger with Mr. Goyle, Mr. Infamous Potter with Ms.Jessica Dreevey, and Mr. Weasley with Mr. Crabbe."
Ginny scowled. Dreevey was the one who Snape used to favor in her potions class. And she was a slut. She was sure to hit on Harry.
Snape continued to make the pairs, ignoring the death glares he was getting from the Gryffindor as he assigned the 7th year Gryffindor with Slytherin. He stopped in front of Ginny.
"Ah! Another Weasley." He smirked.
"Well, I'm sure Mr. Malfoy would be glad to help you out. I hope I can count on you Malfoy to teach Ms. Weasley how to duel."
Before Ginny couldn't respond, or even react, a huge yell was heard from behind.
"NO WAY! SHE WOULD NOT MEET BLOODY MALFOY ALONE ANYWHERE!" Ron shouted at Snape, who turned to look at him.
"30 points from Gryffindor for screaming on a teacher. And a week of detention. Meet me in my office at 6 tomorrow. "
And he continued assigning, leaving 5 people ready to kill him.
End of Chap 1 folks! Thank you so much for reading. Yup, I know Ginny's and Malfoys reactions are missing, but they would be told in Chap 2. I think I have written and explained quite a lot already. I know this chapter was mainly about the trio and other details but next chapter would have D/G.Its jus that i wanted to explain a few things! If you want me to show any couple alongside, do tell me.
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P.S: As you can see this chapter has been edited a bit plainly for the mistakes it had in it previsely. But the dialogues and the storyline are pretty much the same. And since I'm desperately in search for a beta reader, please do contact me if you can do it.