"Hermione, go talk to him."

"I have no idea what you're talking about Ginny."

"I've seen you sneaking glances over there." Ginny tilted her head to where Professors Snape and Lupin were conversing. "Besides, he's been sneaking looks over here too."

Hermione blushed. "Really? You don't think…"

"You'd be perfect together."

Hermione slowly smiled and glanced towards the men. "We would wouldn't we? But I couldn't be so forward."

"It's Halloween. You're someone else tonight. Well, you are dressed as Cleopatra, she would have gone after the man she wanted."

"But our ages. He'll think I'm too young."

"You've been out of school for five years-what's the impediment?"

"'Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.'" Hermione quoted.

"See. Even you think so."

"That was Shakespeare Ginny."

"Fine. He agrees then." Ginny gave her a shove, "Go, ask him to dance."

Hermione hesitantly took off across the floor towards the men.

Ginny squeaked as two arms wrapped around her waist, "Harry!"

He kissed her and said, "what's going on?"

"Hermione's going to ask Remus to dance."

Harry looked across the room, "um Ginny…"

They both stood flabbergasted as Severus Snape led Hermione Granger onto the dance floor.

Fin