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My Valentine

Emerging from the dungeons' corridor, Blaise spied the very man he was about to dash seven flights of stairs to see. He slid to a halt in front of Potter, and before he could get a word out, was handed a length of silvery material.

"Hermione said you might need this," Harry smiled. "Lose it and I kill you. Creatively. Over a period…"

"Cheers Potter," Blaise grinned, and looking both ways to make sure no one else was watching, threw the Invisibility Cloak over himself.

"Have fun," Harry muttered, and opened the door for the Slytherin.

Blaise walked out into the cold air, glad that he'd remembered his boots and coat. There wasn't much snow on the ground, but regular shoes would have been soaked. He walked down to where the grounds connected with the Forest and started along the east path. Waving his wand behind him to cover his tracks, he hoped he didn't come across Hagrid on the way. The sharp crunch! crunch! of his feet on the thin layer of snow would give him away. As the trees began to get farther apart and the landscape became rockier, Blaise heard the sound of rushing water. With a smile, he walked down a slope toward a small crevice in the rocks that turned out to be the entrance to a rather large cave.

"Lumos," he whispered, taking off the cloak.

The cave began to open up, and finally, he came to where the waterfall spilled out into a lake inside the mountain. Hermione was there; having conjured a fire, table and chairs for the two of them. There was also food. Lots of food.

"Bloody hell," Blaise grinned.

"Happy Valentine's day!" Hermione hugged him as he approach.

"And you," Blaise handed her a small wrapped box.

"Your present is…on its way," Hermione said cryptically. "I promise there's a point to our date being here. Besides sentimental value," she smiled. "Shall we eat?"

Blaise walked over and held out a chair for Hermione. As soon as he sat down, Hermione uncovered the trays of food. Before Blaise had gotten there, the house elves had delivered chicken and rice with carrots for dinner and an assortment of small cakes for dessert. Over the meal, Blaise made Hermione feel nice and guilty for torturing him all day.

"Well, I thought that this would've been the first place you thought of; if you want to know the truth," she smiled. "So when you didn't guess it, I figured I'd have a little fun with you. But I did start to feel bad during Potions…"

"As well you should!" Blaise laughed. "Go on and open your present."

Hermione unwrapped the case and opened the box.

"Oh, Blaise!" she squeaked, taking the necklace out of the box. "It's gorgeous; thank you!"

"You're very welcome," Blaise stood and went over to put it on her. "Looks great," he said, when she turned to look at him.

"You want yours now?" she asked.

"Alright!"

They walked down the rocks to the edge of the river and Hermione waved her wand. For a moment, nothing happened, but then a small whirlpool traveled down the waterfall to the center of the river in front of them. A ship, the size of a shoebox came up from it and floated toward them.

"I know how much you like models," Hermione smiled as he bent down to look at the boat. "So I got you one of the German ships that you didn't have. I have no idea how to put them together, so they had to ship it; hence the whirlpool."

"It's awesome!" Blaise stood back up and hugged her. "Thanks!"

"I didn't exactly show you up for Christmas, but I think you suffered a little bit," Hermione grinned.

"Yeah, definitely," he nodded. "Recreating the location of our first kiss was a nice touch as well."

"It's warmer than by the lake, and more private."

"It's great," he pulled her to him. "Happy Valentine's day."

"Happy Valentine's day," she said, giving him a kiss.

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