As soon as lunch time came around, Hermione rushed out of her lesson in the hopes of catching Ginny in the Common Room.
As she made her way up a flight of stairs, one Draco Malfoy shot her a knowing smirk as he headed in the opposite direction.
"Ginny!" Hermione called rather desperately after pushing her way through the portrait hole.
Hermione found Ginny in the dormitory spraying on a bit of perfume.
"'Mione! What are you doing here? Do you want to borrow some perfume?" She asked waving a small gold bottle around,
"No! But I do want to change my clothes!"
"What? Why?" Ginny turned to look at Hermione's outfit again,
"Because," Said Hermione, blushing slightly, "Malfoy keeps looking at my boobs – and he's not the only one! That Blaise Zabini and even Zacharias Smith were having a good look!"
"That's because you look gorgeous Hermione! I overheard Ron talking to Harry before. He is so jealous!" Ginny grinned,
"Really?" Hermione asked softly,
"Well I still want to try a different outfit. Maybe some jeans?"
With that, the two girls opened the big wardrobe from that morning and Ginny pulled out a pair of black, skin-tight, sequined jeans.
"Try these on," said Ginny handing them to Hermione,
"Yeah, I'll try to try these on! How thin do those girls think I am?"
Hermione pulled on the jeans and surprisingly, they fit perfectly. Hermione suspected a little magic was responsibe.
"Oh they look fab-u-lous-o!" Cried Ginny, "Is that better now?"
"I still think I should change the top," Said Hermione, admiring her legs in the wardrobe's mirror. Parvati and Lavender really know their stuff.
"NO!" Yelled Ginny slamming the wardrobe shut, "I love that top on you!"
Hermione sighed in resignation before letting Ginny lead her down to the Common Room.
Neville was busy watching Harry and Ron play a heated game of chess but as the two girls came downstairs, three pairs of eyes swivelled in their direction.
"C-can I walk you to the Great Hall Hermione?" Asked Neville sweetly,
"Of course!" Said Hermione as Ginny winked in her direction,
"Ginny?" Asked Harry, making to stand up,
"No, I think I'm going to go solo. You finish up that chess game you're losing!" Ginny said throwing a look at Ron and Harry's chess board.
As Ginny followed Hermione and Neville, she heard Ron mutter something about 'Plant obsessed suck-ups'.
This jealousy game is more fun than I thoguht...
Flicking her brilliant red hair, Ginny made sure to swing her hips in Harry's direction...
x x x
Hermione entered the Great Hall with a very happy looking Neville. As she passed the Slytherin table she spotted Draco Malfoy looking at her tightly jeaned legs. What is that boy's problem?
"Neville, I'm just going to visit Padma and Luna quickly but I'll see you at the Gryffindor table okay?"
Hermione made her way over to the Ravenclaw table and sat down next to her two friends.
"Loving the jeans Hermione," Padma said approvingly, "And is Neville your new beau?"
"We're just friends. Neville's sweet," Said Hermione,
"He is, isn't he?" said Luna as she picked up a sandwhich whilst staring dreamily at the cloudy ceiling.
"You can never have too many boy-toys..." Said Padma suggestively,
"Anyway, moving on," said Hermione quickly, "I really don't think this is working properly. Malfoy keeps looking at me!"
"All attention, is good attention. Remember that Hermione," Padma stated.
"I don't know. I guess I should probably eat something. I have Defence Against the Dark Arts next... With the Slytherins," Hermione added with a groan,
"Luck!" Called Padma and Luna as Hermione made her way over to the Gryffindor table.
Hermione took a seat between Lavender and Neville.
"Props on the jeans!" Said Lavender,
"Thanks Lavender. That skirt was way too short. We have Defence against the Dark Arts next..."
"I know. After that I have Divination!" Squealed Lavender excitedly.
Hermione looked up at the staff table and caught Professor Trelawny squinting at one of the hovering candles that decorated the hall. How on Earth could someone could enjoy being stuck in a room with that old bat?
"Hey girls! How are we?" Ginny asked as she sat down.
"Where did you go before?" Asked Hermione,
"Thought I'd give you and Neville a little 'Alone time'," Ginny grinned.
Hermione laughed and hit Ginny on the shoulder, "You are the worst!"
x x x
After a small lunch, Ginny bid everyone goodbye, destined for the library. She had a three foot paper to finish before the weekend and was going to make good use of her free period.
As Ginny made her way up the marble staircase she felt a slightly unpleasant prickling on the back of her neck. Dismissing it as nothing she kept on walking. As Ginny made her way through a dim corridor that would lead her to the library, she had the same feeling again.
Spinning around, she caught sight of a dark cloak disappear behind a nearby statue.
"Hmmm," She called out, "If you're some crazy stalker, there's no point hiding in the shadows anymore. I already know you're here,"
Suddenly a dark skinned, grinning boy stepped out, looking as if he'd just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
"Blaise Zabini?" asked Ginny, a permanent expression of shock plastered to her face,
"Miss Ginny Weasley. I see that I have been discovered," he said cheekily,
"What do you think you're doing?" Ginny asked putting her hands on her hips,
"Apparently I'm turning into a 'crazy stalker'," He used her words,
"Zabini, why are you following me?"
"Can't a boy follow a pretty girl?"
"Don't you mean stalk?" Had a Slytherin just called her pretty?
"Maybe I was just trying to work up the courage to speak to you..."
"Why would you want to speak to me? Have your views on blood traitors suddenly changed?"
"Let's just say I've never really shared common views on those kind of topics. Beautiful dress by the way!"
Ginny pulled self-consciously at the deep red dress she was still wearing.
"Thanks," She said carefully,
"I take it you're headed for the library?" Blaise questioned, gesturing up the corridor,
"Yes actually, I am,"
"Mind if I join you?" He grinned that cheeky smile again "I have this terrible essay in History of Magic that I simply must begin..."
x x x
Hermione left the Great Hall with Lavender. They were heading up to Defence Against the Dark Arts. As the pair rounded the corner they nearly bumped into Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson who were waiting outside the classroom. Deciding to ignore Malfoy's presence, Hermione moved her way towards Seamus and Dean.
"Hermione!" Said Seamus enthusiastically, "How has your day been?"
"Pretty good. Yours?"
"It just got better."
A snort sounded from behind Hermione. She turned around to see Draco Malfoy trying not to laugh.
"What's so funny?" Hermione asked dangerously,
"Nothing, nothing," He said, smirking, "Lovely jeans Granger," and he made a big show of running his eyes up and down her legs.
"Oi!" Shouted Seamus, "What do you think you're doing?"
"Oh are you two a couple?" Draco asked with mock sincerity.
Hermione said "No!" at the same time that Seamus sadi "Yes!".
"Looks like you two have some issues to work out," Draco said as Professor Snape finally opened the door.
"Enter," He said in a cold, metallic tone.
x x x
Once inside the classroom, Seamus turned to Hermione.
"We're not a couple?" he asked,
"Well no. I mean it's not like we've spoken about it and Seamus I really enjoy being your friend. I don't want us to bring in that complication – at least not yet."
Draco was quite enjoying the conversation he was overhearing. He didn't know why he was so happy. Who cares if they're a couple or not?
"Drakie?" Cooed a voice to his left, "Why do you keep looking at that mudblood?" Pansy could be so annoying.
"I just enjoy watching Finnigan get rejected. It's rather entertaining..." Draco looked around for a change of subject, "Hey, where's Blaise?"
The normally ever-present friend of Draco's was surprisingly missing...
x x x
Later that evening, Hermione, Ginny, Lavender, Parvati, Luna and Padma were all crowded out side by the lake. It was almost sunset. Hermione and Ginny were sharing their tales of the day.
"So Blaise Zabini accompanied you to the library?" Asked Parvati, smirking at Ginny, "What did you talk about?"
"Well we actually had a lot to say, surprisingly," Said Ginny remembering back to earlier that day, "I told him about my family, you guys, this whole makeover thing – he asked me why I'm doing it,"
"Did you tell him it was about making Harry jealous?" Asked Hermione curiously,
"I told him it was for me. I said that it was originally for a boy – I didn't say who – but that I hardly care what that boy thinks anymore,"
"So you're over Harry?" asked Lavender,
"You know what, I think I am..." Ginny said, "Anyway, how's your boys going, Hermione?"
"My boys?" Hermione asked,
"Ron," Said Luna,
"Can't forget Seamus!" Squealed Lavender, "Or Malfoy at that..." she added as an after thought.
Ginny laughed, "Malfoy ay? I see promise in that relationship!"
The girls laughed but as Hermione fell asleep that night, it was his face she kept seeing. Not Ron's. Not Seamus's.
A.N – Hello! I hope this chapter was good. It took me AGES!! I don't know why.
But please REVIEW!!