You're My Best Friend

Disclaimer: I own neither Harry Potter nor the song that will be performed in this chapter. The rights to Harry Potter are owned by J. K. Rowling and numerous others, while the rights to the song You're My Best Friend by Queen are owned by Freddie Mercury (R.I.P.), Brian May and the other members of Queen.

Harry stood up in front of the rest of the Hogwarts students and staff with a magical microphone. It was Talent Night, a new invention designed to get everybody to have fun and display talents to the rest of the school. Each contestant was voted at the end of their act and the best act won a prize. Harry was singing the famous Queen song, You're My Best Friend for Hermione's benefit. He knew she loved the song and really wanted to make her happy. He really felt the song applied to him and her because she really was his best friend in the world and plus, he did actually love her.

After a second of looking around the audience and finally spotting Hermione, he smiled at her and spoke, "This is a song I feel applies to me and someone in this audience. She's the greatest person I know, and definitely the most admirable I will ever know. This is You're My Best Friend by Queen."

He took a breath, and began to sing;

Ooh you make me live
Whatever this world can give to me
It's you you're all I see
Ooo you make me live now honey
Ooo you make me live

The crowed was murmuring; none of them had known Harry Potter could sing like that. A couple were looking around to find the person he had meant.

Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had
I've been with you such a long time
You're my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh you're my best friend

He met Hermione's eyes and nodded to her. She raised a hand to her mouth as the realization dawned on her; she knew who he was singing this for. She smiled up at him.

Ooo you make me live

Ooh I've been wandering round
But I still come back to you
In rain or shine
You've stood by me girl
I'm happy at home
You're my best friend

Harry gazed down at Hermione in the audience, smiling as he sang;

Ooo you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I got you to help me forgive
Ooo you make me live now honey
Ooo you make me live

Harry saw Hermione's eyes fill with tears, whether of sadness or happiness he could not tell. He beckoned to her, gesturing for her to join him on the stage as he kept singing;

You're the first one
When things turn out bad
You know I'll never be lonely
You're my only one
And I love the things
I really love the things that you do
You're my best friend

Hermione gently pushed through the throng until she was standing right against the stage. Harry gently crouched down and took her hand; pulling her onto the stage beside him. Murmurs ran around the room as Hermione rested her head against Harry's shoulder and listened as he continued to croon;

Ooo you make me live

I'm happy at home
You're my best friend
Oh you're my best friend
Ooo you make me live
You you're my best friend

As he finished the song, Harry lowered the microphone and turned to Hermione. She smiled up at him as he pulled her in to a kiss. Behind the crowds, the judges; Dumbledore, McGonagall and Flitwick raised their wands and shot numbers into the air. Three tens. The crowds exploded into cheering and applause. Harry and Hermione, still on the stage, were oblivious. They had now broken apart, but were standing in a close embrace, gazing into each other's eyes.

In his heart, he knew Voldemort was still out there, but he just didn't care. He had found the one person most important to him, and he would never let her go. He was happy at last. As he and Hermione slipped off the stage and sat in a corner, Hermione rested her head on his shoulder and closed her eyes. Harry gently swayed her and murmured to himself, "Ooh you're the best friend that I ever had; I've been with you such a long time; You're my sunshine and I want you to know; That my feelings are true; I really love you; Oh you're my best friend…"

(A/N: Hey all, this is a little songfic I came up with while trying to persuade my Muses to help me write at least one story. Annoyingly, all three then walked out on me, leaving behind this little idea. After looking up the lyrics and putting the song on constant replay on Windows Media Player, I got to typing. This is the result of that little idea. I hope you've enjoyed it, and I might write another if my Muses don't return. I sincerely hope they do. Goodnight people, Leonineus OUT!)