A/N Here is the second chapter finally! I'm a busy girl so it takes me awhile to churn out a chapter, however it shouldn't take me as long to get out chapter 3. I'm not sure how far I'm going to take this story so just bear with me. I've outlined a couple good plot ideas! I hope you guys enjoy and I hope to get even more feedback and don't hold back anything. Also if you have any sort of requests I'd be willing to try and work them in. Now, I'm done babbling!

Disclaimer: Harry Potter and co. are not mine, but obviously I use them as my fun puppets!

Alliance with a Snake

Chapter 2.

By Flair Verona the Slytherin Queen

Hermione and Harry were sitting out by the lake. Neither one spoke. Hermione was tensely awaiting any sort of reaction from Harry. And Harry, well he looked comatose. Obviously it was a lot to handle seeing as how everything he thought he knew had changed dramatically. Hermione wasn't sure if he was going to blow up at her and call her a traitor or simply die of shock.

"Well, this was certainly unexpected." Harry whispered.

"I know Harry, I wasn't expecting it either. I think this is major though. This whole alliance could make or break this war. Snape and Malfoy could be so beneficial with information. We still have to be careful. But we'd have more to go on than a blind hunt for the horcruxes." Hermione explained.

"I realize that. It's just a lot to take in. I never thought that any of this could be possible. But I think you're right. Ron can't know, he'll blow it all. I love him, as a friend of course, and I respect him but he has too short a temper. We have to plan. This doesn't mean I like either Snape or Malfoy." Harry concluded.

"I am ok with that and I'm just glad that you are taking this seriously." Hermione said with a small smile.

Hermione and Harry soon made their way back to the castle for dinner. Hermione couldn't help thinking about Malfoy. She wondered how this would all play out. She couldn't help admiring his bravery through everything. Malfoy was practically willing to give up everything to stand up for something he had been brought up to believe was wrong. How hard it must be for Malfoy to try to get over prejudices and try to make things right no matter how slowly. An effort was an effort, and Hermione couldn't help but smile at the thought.

--Draco's Point of View--

"Sev, I'm not sure this is going to work." Draco said.

"I hate when you call me that you insolent brat." Snape sneered.

"Oh I'm sorry, Sevvy poo, I just mean to say we put our lives in the hands of people we've done nothing but mistreat since we've known them. I'm terrified that I'm going to get blown to bits by Potter not to mention what Granger would do to me." Malfoy explained.

"If you call me that name again I'll avada you myself, is that clear? Firstly I think Miss Granger is going to help us because she isn't stupid. She knows how much we will be able to aid in Voldemort's eventual defeat. Why do you think I chose her to lure to the woods? She is the brightest witch of any age, she knows that we are being serious. Potter on the other hand is more impetuous. But that is also why we sent Miss Granger to help." Snape finished haughtily.

"I know that. I too am not stupid. Severus, I am scared. Not just of the position we are in but because of Granger. You know how I feel. How bad I've always fought it. Now what am I going to do?" Draco implored.

"Stop fighting and just prove yourself. Try not to make yourself seem like the bloody fool you are for loving someone so out of your league." Snape suggested.

"Oh yes, that's the positive reply to give your god-son. Shouldn't you be more encouraging?" Draco asked with a smirk.

Snape just glared at Draco, "Oh do shut up we have to keep working on this research so shut up and keep reading."

--Harry POV--

Harry sat in the common room pretending to read the book in front of him while Ginny kept trying to find ways to touch him. He was growing exasperated with Ginny. She seemed to love using his fame. He also didn't love her. He cared about her of course but it was more sisterly affection at this point. Everything that had been happening seriously put things into perspective. His 6th year was almost over. The biggest fight for his life was fast approaching and he had so much danger in front of him that he felt that he couldn't drag Ginny into that especially if he didn't feel that he would be worth the effort since he didn't love her.

"Harry, what are you thinking about? You look unhappy. Do you need a massage?" Ginny asked while batting her eye lashes.

"No, Ginny I'm fine. I'm not sure if you've noticed that things aren't so great these days. I'm sorry if it bothers me since it all dumps down to how well I fare in this war." Harry growled bitterly.

"Whoa, I'm sorry I woke the dark beast. I wasn't trying to have a huge conversation or provoke you." Ginny muttered quickly backing off a bit.

"Look I know you aren't trying to make me angry. But I have a lot on my mind. And I have to tell you something." Harry said seriously.

"Ok Harry, you can tell me anything." Ginny said with a bright smile.

"I like you Ginny, I care about you like I would a sister. You and your family have done so much for me. And I don't want to repay all of you by dragging you into this and getting you killed. I'm not in love with you Ginny and I think you need to find someone who is safer for you. I'm really sorry." Harry said sadly as he got up to leave not giving her a chance to speak.

--Ginny's POV--

Ginny sat there in bewildered silence. She had not seen that coming. She was feeling that overwhelming anger seeping through her veins. She saw Harry walk over to Hermione and say something. No doubt telling her about how he dumped her. Now here he was hugging Hermione in the middle of the common room right after dumping her!

'Oh she will pay dearly for stealing my boyfriend!' Ginny thought scathingly.

A/N This is the end of chapter 2. I'm slowly building up my story. I'm trying out multiple perspectives this time. Please tell me what you think!


Flair Verona the Slytherin Queen