Later that night in the Gryffindor common room, Hermione and Ginny were sitting on one of the couches watching the boys play wizard's chess. Ginny looked very jittery, until she finally nudged Hermione with her elbow. Hermione looked at Ginny, and the red-haired girl nodded towards the staircase to the girls dormitory.

Hermione yawned, "I think I'll be heading to bed now. Tell me who wins in the morning, will ya Gin?" she asked while standing up and stretching.

"Actually, I'm feeling a bit tired myself, and you know the boys will tell us all about it anyway." She said as she hauled herself up off the couch. Hermione gave Ron a quick peck on the lips and waited at the bottom of the stairs for Ginny. Ginny lifted Harry's face from the game, and started to give him a long kiss goodnight.

Ron grimaced, and after about a minute, "Would ya get off my sister all ready?" he asked, covering his eyes. Ginny broke away from Harry and gave her brother a glare before going over to Hermione and hurrying up the stairs.

Harry gave Ron a sheepish look from across the board. "Knight to H5." Ron said. And his knight took Harry's pawn.


Up in the dormitory, Hermione was sitting at the head of her bed with Ginny sitting at the foot, looking at her anxiously.

"So! Tell me everything! What was Malfoy talking about when he called you the girl he loved? Since when have you guys been friends? Did you know he loved you? Why have you been keeping this from me?" Ginny asked rapid fire at Hermione, who smiled at her friend.

"Promise that whatever I tell you will stay here, and you will keep it an absolute secret?" Hermione asked.

"Well duh! Come on 'Mione, I can tell there's a good reason why we weren't talking about it around our boyfriends. That, and cause Ron has such a hot head, that if we did he would probably rise up off the ground from all the hot air! So come on! Tell me!" Ginny begged.

"Ok, well....where should I start?" Hermione asked. Seriously wondering how far back she should go to explain it properly.

"Just start when you and Draco started to become friends, and go from there." Ginny stated.

"Alright, so it started about two and a half years ago." Hermione said, reminiscing.

///////Author's note:::: alright, sorry guys, I know it's a short chapter, but there will be more soon, I promise. I'm getting a case of writer's block. But I will be back soon with a longer chapter for you guys to chew on. I just wanted to make a quick update for you.