hey here is chapter 10 i hope u enjoy it.. let me know what u think and if you have any input it is also welcome
Chapter 10: Get Out Alive
Everyone was in the Hall when they arrived, everyone stared at them and then went back to their own little business.
"I can't recognize anybody" he said dumbly
"That's the point Ronald" Hermione replied
"Well look around for Harry" He said
"Okay, I'll take this side, you take that one" she replied as they split up.
She walked toward the front of the hall and halfway there walked into someone in a very secretive costume.
"I'm so sorry, I didn't see you there" she said
He just nodded and helped her up because she had fallen. Then he bowed, handed her a rose and stepped out of her way to allow her to pass.
She smiled and blushed "Thank you" and then continued to walk toward the front of the hall.
When she got there she found Ron
"Where did you get that?" he asked bewildered
"I walked into some guy who had his face hidden behind a mask and was wearing a top hat and a cape over there and I fell, so he helped me up and then handed me this rose" she explained
"He can't have been over there too, I saw a guy with the same costume over on my side" he replied
"Well maybe it was two different people" she asked questioningly
"Yea, maybe Did you find Harry?" he asked
"No, and I'm guessing you didn't either" she replied
"Nope, maybe he isn't here yet" he suggested
Hermione just nodded "Let's go dance" she said and they headed to the dance floor.
He was just sitting there waiting in the shadows. He was waiting for him to come over and confirm the first part of the plan was complete.
"It is done" he said quietly so as not to bring any attention to himself
The figure in the shadows just nodded and then said "It is time for phase two"
"They won't even know what hit them" the other figure said
The figure in the shadow chuckled evilly and then walked out onto the dance floor as the other figure took his place in the shadows to watch the plan unfold.
He walked up to the two of them dancing and then tapped the boy on the shoulder and motioned toward the girl, which the boy understood as a request to dance and he shrugged and looked at the girl who shrugged. Ron walked away and Hermione took the other boy's hand and began to dance with him in silence. She felt his eyes on her the entire time but was afraid to look up for some reason. After several minutes and two songs had gone by, she looked up at him and saw…his eyes!
"Harry" she whispered.
The figure just nodded and continued to dance with her.
She felt more comfortable now that she knew it was Harry, she trusted him.
"So it was you who gave me the rose earlier" she whispered again and again he just nodded
Now that she was looking at him, she could see his hair through the bottom of the top hat as well, pitch black as always.
"I can't believe I didn't know it was you" she whispered giggling.
He saw Ron coming toward them again, looking a little miffed that his girlfriend was giggling at this stranger.
"O look, it's Ron, he's been looking for you" she whispered again
The figure shook his head and put his finger to her lips.
"Ron, one more dance" she said and he nodded and went back to the table.
"Why don't you want him to know its you?" she asked
He didn't answer, he just pointed to the clock.
She understood immediately "O I see, you're waiting until midnight"
He nodded and pulled her closer into a hug.
He felt her heart racing immediately and heard her breathe hitch.
He looked to her face and saw she had her eyes closed, so she couldn't see Ron approaching.
"O Harry, I've always wanted you to hold me like this" she said while Ron was standing right there with his mouth wide open looking hurt
"Harry. I've always loved you" she said turning her head as if to kiss him. He pulled away and released her, and that quickly he had disappeared into the shadows, leaving her standing alone looking confused.
Ron was starring daggers at her.
She was just looking at him confused "What's wrong?" she asked
"Apparently I am" he said and just turned to walk away from her.
She chased after him and caught him in the entrance hall with a crowd gathering behind them.
"Ron, what happened" she asked
"You're kidding me right" he replied loudly
She flinched away from his voice "What happened?" she asked again
"You said that you loved him. That you had always loved him, and I'm supposed to just ignore that?" he said, watching as her face dropped and lost its color
"You heard that" she said quietly
"O yea, me and everyone else standing within five feet of you" he said angrily
She didn't say anything she just hung her head.
"How could you lie to me 'Mione? For almost a year!" he said
"I'm sorry" she said
"You're sorry, that's all you can say." He said
"What else do you want me to say?" she said with tears streaming down her face now
"I don't want you to say anything, just stay the hell away from me. I can never trust you again" he looked out into the crowd and spotted the figure that was supposed to be Harry "And I hope she doesn't lie to you like she lied to me. I hope you two are happy together" he said before he turned and walked up the marble staircase and disappeared.
The figure walked out to Hermione who was now on the floor in the middle of the entrance hall crying in front of everyone. He reached out for her hand and pulled her up and sat her on the steps.
"Thank you" she whispered.
Two seconds later the other figure came out of the shadows and the two of them grabbed her and drug her up the marble staircase. No one was looking as the scene was over. She found that she couldn't scream and just sat there stunned to silence as she looked up and saw two Harrys. And then she fainted.
She woke with a start as the bell for midnight rang and she found herself in a dark room she didn't recognize. She saw something move in the shadows and gasped.
"Who are you? Where am I?" she said scared
There was no answer. Then she heard a piano start to play a song she knew. She was somehow comforted by the song but knew she shouldn't let her guard down too much or something bad would happen. She saw something move again and then saw something coming towards her. It hit her leg and then hit the floor. She looked down and saw a rose.
"Harry? Is that you?" she asked. No answer.
"Harry it's past midnight you can drop the act now" she said
"Who's putting on an act" a voice she didn't recognize said.
"Who are you?" she asked timidly
"That's nothing you need to worry your pretty little head about" the voice said.
The piano stopped playing and she heard footsteps coming toward her but couldn't see anyone as is was pitch black everywhere in the room except for where she was standing.
"Are you going to kill me?" she asked feeling tears prickling her eyes
She heard the footsteps get closer than stop.
"You would already be dead if that were the case" the voice said.
"Then what do you want from me?" she asked with tears pouring down her face now
"Information" was all the voice said next
"What kind of information?" she asked
"Some personal information" the voice said
"Okay" she replied looking around the room to see where the figure was but her search came up fruitless.
"What is your opinion of homosexuals?" the voice asked
She was caught off guard by the question "Ex…Excuse me?" she said
"What is your opinion of homosexuals?" the voice repeated.
She furrowed her eyebrow "Um, If that lifestyle makes them happy than that's their choice and who am I to judge or try to jeopardize their happiness"
"What if one of your friends were to tell you that he or she was a homosexual?" the voice asked
She thought for a second "Then I would be happy for them because it makes them happy" she said
"That's enough" said another voice she didn't recognize and then heard footsteps come up to her and then saw the figure come up to her
"Harry?" she asked confused.
The figure nodded and took his hat and mask off "it's me 'Mione" he said
She still looked confused so he grabbed her hand "I'm sorry about earlier but I didn't expect you to tell me that. I was going to tell you earlier but I didn't know if you would start a scene in front of everyone" he said
"What do you mean?" she asked still confused
"I mean me Hermione. I'm in love with Draco" he said. She fainted.
"Way to go, you could have gradually went into it" a familiar voice said
"I didn't know she was going to faint" she heard Harry say
"Harry" she said weakly
"Hermione, are you okay?" he asked
She looked up and saw a green-eyed Harry and a grey-eyed Harry looking down at her.
"What's going on?" she asked
"Well I wanted to see how you would react to me being in love with Draco so since me and him dressed up as the same thing, I had him help me out. I was going to tell you while I was dancing with you, that's why I leaned in. But then I saw Ron and decided against it, but then you said what you said and I saw Ron's face and that is so not what I wanted to happen I swear" Harry said.
"So you're really in love with Draco?" she asked
Harry nodded "Yes"
"Wow, I really didn't see that one coming" she whispered
There was an awkward silence for a few seconds before anyone spoke again.
"Well if he makes you happy, then I'm happy" she said and then she hugged him.
He smiled into her hair and held her tight before letting go.
"Now let's get you back to your dorm" he said picking her up
"Where am I anyway?" she asked
"The Room of Requirement" he said smiling
She giggled "Never would have guessed"
Silence passed while they walked.
"So are you guys going to tell everyone?" she asked
Draco snorted "What are you crazy Granger?"
"We are not going to tell anyone, and neither can you. You have to promise 'Mione. Promise you won't tell anyone" Harry said looking at her.
"Okay, okay I promise" she said
They reached Gryffindor Tower and said their goodbyes.
"I'm really sorry about Ron 'Mione" Harry said "I really didn't mean for that to happen" he continued
"I know you didn't it was me and my big mouth. I wasn't thinking" she replied "Don't worry I'll live" she said and then she turned and went into the portrait hole and disappeared.
"Well that was fun" Draco said rubbing his eyes.
"Yea, let's get back to the dorm so you can get rid of that hair, it's really creepy looking at myself like this" Harry said making Draco laugh.
"I don't know I think I might make this a permanent change, being a brunette seems to suit me" Draco said smiling
Harry cringed "Please no, I could never be that conceited enough to go out with myself" he said
Draco laughed again "I won't don't worry I'll change it back" he said.
"Good" Harry said with a sigh of relief causing them both to laugh all the way back to their dorm.