An alarm went off in Draco's flat, telling him that someone was arriving in his Floo, and he sat up and yawned sleepily before pulling on a plain white shirt.

At three in the bloody morning.

He got up, grabbing his wand along the way, and stumbled to the Floo to see Hermione Granger in his fireplace, still dressed in her black work robes. He dropped onto the couch and rubbed his eyes.

"What is it?" he muttered, and Hermione fidgeted nervously.

"I've got to tell you something super important."

"It couldn't wait till the morning?" he asked as he yawned again, and lied down on the couch.

"No, it can't. I couldn't sleep at all!"

Draco closed his eyes.

"Are you listening?"

"Mhm," Draco mumbled sleepily, and Hermione began ranting about something. Draco dozed off on the couch, everything going straight passed his head, and when she stopped talking, he almost forgot she was there till he opened his grey eyes, seeing her expectant face.

"What?" he muttered, still obviously asleep. "What's wrong?"

"I'VE BEEN RAPED, YOU FOOL!"

Draco sat up right away. "What? Why didn't you call the Aurors immediately?"

"You are an Auror, Draco."

"Who was it? Did he hurt you? I'm going to kill the bloody person!" Draco ran off to his room and Hermione quickly followed.

"Draco! Calm down! I just said that to wake you up, and it worked."

Draco froze and felt his jaw clench when he turned to look at her. "That's not funny, Hermione."

"I know, but I had to do something! But, anyway, I really do need to tell you something important."

"What is so bloody important that you got me all worked up for?"

"Draco, I am positively, undeniably, and irrevocably in love with you. I don't know why I couldn't accept it sooner."

Draco felt himself slowly turn into jelly. "What?" he asked softly in disbelief.

"I'm in love with you, Draco!" she yelled with a little giggle. She smiled at him. "There. Now your neighbours think I've been raped and in love. Oh well. Like they didn't know you and I were mad already." She smiled.

"Seriously?" Draco breathed, his arms and legs now useless.

"So serious that I would kiss you right now if you weren't so stiff."

"You're in love with me?"

"Merlin, Draco! How thick are you? I'm in love with Draco Malfoy, I'm in love with Draco Malfoy, I'm in love with you, Draco Malfoy! Good enough?"

Draco could only see stars in his eyes right now. He fell backwards onto his bed, rendered useless for a moment. He heard Hermione giggle and she went to the side of his bed and sat on it. She watched him take it all in with amusement, and reached out a hand to touch his already tousled white-blonde hair. Draco turned his head to look at her, his light eyes shining.

"Do you really mean it?"

Hermione rolled her eyes exasperatedly and got up and began to walk out. "Do you really think I would've come over here at three in the morning just to joke with you?"

"Merlin, Hermione," Draco said with a big grin. He retained the feeling back into his body and got up onto his feet and had her in his arms in a few long strides. Hermione just scrunched her eyes up against his shoulder and smiled.

"You are definitely one hard witch to convince. I knew you fancied me," Draco drawled haughtily.

Hermione laughed and smacked his arm. "Oh, you! Maybe I was joking with you after all."

"Do you really think you'd come over here at three in the morning just to joke with me?" he asked, mocking her.

"Oh, shut up."

Draco grinned down at her and leant down to kiss her, both of them captivated, finally, in the other.

"Oh, Draco," she breathed when they pulled away.

"You're a wanker for keeping me in suspense for so long," he replied with a wink, and kissed her again.

Hermione suddenly remembered her reoccurring dream when they broke apart again for air. Her lover's face had finally been revealed, that night in fact, and she could still laugh about it. Ronald Bilius Weasley. He was supposed to be her love. Thank God it was only a dream.

Hermione laughed a little.

"What?" Draco asked, a little unnerved, and Hermione just shook her head with a grin and pulled his head down, engulfing him in another mind-blowing kiss.

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A/N: Thank you all for reading! This was a grand story to write, and I hope you all enjoyed it. Review and give me your thoughts on it! It'll help me to become a better writer! Thanks again! -LoVeDoNtHaTe