Authors Note: Written for the Hermione Granger Fic Exchange. Much love and gratitude to my unfailing beta Bethann. She was absolutely amazing during the writing of this. The HP Lexicon is made of win because I don't know how I would have gotten through this without it. There are a few Hannibal references (mostly dialogue) around in the middle somewhere. If you spot it you get a cookie! And this is, of course, for Ning! I really enjoyed writing this piece and I hope it's everything you wanted and none of what you didn't want.

Challenge Specs: Hermione/Draco, aggressive; romantic; angst; maybe some fluff; realistic; a lot a lot a lot a lot a lot of buildup/sexual tension, please please please please please! It's my favorite.