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"I still don't understand why you think you need the extra credit, now your going to be spending the summer at someone's house and you wont even know who's house till the last minute." Harry said as he rolled his eyes.
"I think it will be interesting to see how another family lives, I mean I know the burrow, but these are uncharted waters." Hermione replied.
"So you sign up to live with someone an entire summer, just to learn how others go about their daily lives."
"I'm not the only one, Harry, there are 20 other muggle borns signed up for this project too. We will be placed in families made of pure and half bloods, just to see how their family life is different than ours."
"You already know, The Weasley's are pure blood or did you forget that?"
"I've not forgotten Harry, this is something I want to do, not only for the extra grade, but as a ...life experience."
Harry rubbed his temples, he really didn't want her living with anyone that he was not familiar with, He had only defeated Voldemort a few months earlier and there were still followers out there in his opinion, just waiting for an innocent muggle born to fall into their clutches.
"I'll go along with this on one condition...you keep in touch constantly. I don't like this one bit but you're stubborn and I know you wont change your mind – just please ease my mind and write me every few days or so."
She pulled Harry into a tight hug and promised him that she would contact him often. There were only 2 days left before they ended their 6th year and tomorrow the list would be unveiled of who was staying where. A sign up sheet had been passed through all the classes looking for willing participants to not only stay in an unknown house, but for volunteers to offer their homes for a summer. Everyone who signed up had to have a permission slip allowing them to go with their new family for the summer and everyone who signed up, offering their house had to have a note of acceptance from the parents.
"Come on Harry, Ron is waiting for us at dinner, I want to spend as much time with you two as possible." she pulled him behind her, trying to get to the hall before dinner was over.
Dinner went by uneventfully and the three friends stayed up 'till late in the night talking about summer plans. Harry was going home with Ron for the summer instead of his relatives and Hermione was going home with someone who she didn't know yet. They eventually grew tired and made their way to the dorms to get some sleep.
The next morning Hermione ran out of the common room with Harry and Ron on her heels. They had slightly overslept, due to being up late, and were close to missing breakfast.
"Slow down Hermione, we still have ten minutes." Ron huffed, while following the brown haired streak he considered a friend.
"Maybe, but this is our last day of school and I want to see everyone as much as possible."
They reached the great hall in record time, causing everyone to look up as Hermione skid to a stop at the table, Harry and Ron panting behind her.
"Good grief woman, I think your trying to kill us." Harry huffed out.
"You'll live, I promise" she replied with a smile as she sat down. Being the last day, school was pretty lax, they were allowed to just hang out and pretty much have the run of the castle as long a no rules were broken. They spent to majority of the day walking the grounds and just enjoying things with out the thought of Voldemort hanging over their heads. They returned to the Great Hall for dinner and had almost finished eating when Dumbledore stood to make an announcement.
"I just wanted to wish you luck and fun over the summer. This year has had its ups and downs, but all in all, I believe we are stronger then ever before. I want to congratulate our Seventh years, who have made it through their Hogwarts education and will be going out into the world to start their lives, and our Sixth years who have made it to their upcoming final year. I also want to inform you that the train is leaving at exactly nine in the morning to take you home. Those who have signed up for our summer program will leave the train station with their new families. Anyone with questions can approach me after dinner. Those who signed up will find a note under their plates with the name of the student they are going home with. Enjoy the rest of your meal and stay safe over the summer."
As soon as the headmaster took his seat, Harry, Ron and Hermione made quick about getting the note, Ron managed to grab if first. His face had a look of shock and he was rendered speechless. Harry didn't like Ron's reaction and ripped the paper from his hands.
"NO, ABSOLUTLY NOT!" Harry shouted.
"Who the hell is it?" Hermione asked with a worried look. Harry handed her the paper and she took a deep breath before reading it.
"Draco Malfoy?" was all she said before fainting into Harry's arms.