Another Time

(Set in Fourth Year)

Draco was resolved. He would forge an alliance with the light, and betray his family. He knew he needed the trust of the Golden Trio. He would start, by asking Hermione Granger to the Yule Ball. He caught up with her after Potions, 'Hey Granger.'

She paused.

But at that second, Pansy flew at him exclaiming, 'Oh Draco, Mother has confirmed it, you shall accompany me to the Yule Ball!'

Hermione looked amused at his obvious discomfort. Oh Bugger.

He snapped. 'Get lost Pansy you insipid leech.'

And suddenly, Hermione understood his predicament.

'Nevermind Granger,' he muttered. Maybe another time.