LbN: This was another of the top winners from the Birthday poll. Enjoy!

Hand in Hand

"Bloody hell woman! What do you want me to do?" Draco asked in a furious whisper.

"What do I want you to do? I want you to tell her to stop hanging all over you like a freaking sloth!" Ginny whispered back.

They were currently having a quiet argument in the back of an unused classroom on the second floor. Ravenclaw's floor; neutral territory. Both of them were starting to wish that they had gone to the Room of Requirement, so they could yell properly.

"Ginny," Draco took a deep breath. "You know why I can't—"

"No, no I don't. I get that you can't take me places, and that we have to sneak around to even have a proper conversation; and even that you have to call me a blood traitor all the time," Ginny said tiredly. "But I don't understand why you have to let that cow fall all over you like that. I mean, you can't be a single Death Eater?"

"Fine…" Draco sighed. "But if we get caught, it totally throws my alibi that I was cheating with you to get back at her…"

"Just make up a new one," Ginny pouted. "Look, I just…I don't like seeing her…" Ginny trailed off with a sigh. With barely a pause, Draco strode forward, took Ginny by the waist and kissed her. It was one of those time-slows-to-a-crawl, you'll-only-ever-see-this-in-a-Disney-movie type kisses. One that only Malfoy would be able to pull off. He pulled away slowly and kissed her forehead, just for good measure.

"She means nothing to me," he said. "And if I can get away with breaking up with her, I will."

"'Kay…" Ginny panted, with a slightly dazed expression on her face.

"It's nine," Draco glanced at his watch. "We'd better…"

"Yeah. I'll send Dobby with a letter next time I can meet you."

She stood on her tiptoes and gave him another peck, before making her way back to Gryffindor common room. It was only much later, when she was trying to fall asleep, that she realized that that had been their first real kiss...