The Test of Fate
Disclaimer: I dont own Harry Potter. JK Rowling Does.
Summary: A secret relationship since 4th year. A secret love that began over a summer. When they are on opposites sides, will they both survive? AU
The Test of Fate
Chapter 1: Secret Meetings
Hermione sighed as she walked through Diagon Alley with her basket of books on her arm. She had arrived with her parents who were around the Alley somewhere. They had allowed her to go off and searched for whatever she wanted.
As she walked to the next shop, she let out a gasp when someone grabbed her arm, pulling her into a nearby empty store. "Well Granger finally I got you alone," a familiar voice said, she could swear she could picture a smirk. Turning around, she smacked the person's arm.
"Are you trying to give me a heart attack Malfoy?" she demanded.
"Why would I do that?" he answered, "that would ruin my fun."
She rolled her eyes as he took her basket from her arm, setting it down on the ground. "Can I get a proper hello now?" he asked.
"Mm I don't know do you deserve it?" she asked.
Shaking his head slowly, he wrapped his arms around her slender waist, pulling her close. Hermione wrapped her arms around his neck, pressing a kiss to his lips. Draco kissed her back, moving his hand down her back before pulling away. "Having a good summer?" he asked.
"Yes, have you been getting my owls?" she asked.
"Yes, thank you for the newsy letters by the way," he told her as he grabbed her basket off the ground and they started walking around the shadows of town to try to make it so no one could see them.
"I thought they would entertain you," she answered, giving him a half-smile.
Shaking his head slowly, he wrapped his arm around her waist. Their little romance had started back in the middle of 4th year after the Yule Ball. He had spotted her sitting on the step crying, instead of spewing a horrible insult that could only make her night worse, he sat beside her. It shocked her, but she would rather the company than anything.
A week after that, he was failing Transfiguration and Professor McGonagall had assigned Hermione as his tutor. The usual insults were thrown at each other, but the more time they spent together they started flirting with each other. It was just harmless flirting, neither thought anything could come from it. Except, everything changed after Cedric was killed.
Right at the end of the school year, Hermione was getting her things onto a trolley to be loaded onto the train when Draco had pulled her aside away so no one could see. Before she even had time to react he had kissed her and walked away after that. She was too stunned she rode all the way home silent. Harry and Ron were curious of what kept her preoccupied, but she just seemed to be in some sort of trance. They couldn't get her to answer their questions.
Since that day, they sent secret letters to each other so his father wouldn't catch them. The more letters they exchanged, the stronger their feelings became. This day in Diagon was their first time together since he surprised her with the kiss at the train station.
Hermione sighed as she rested her hand over his. "Was it hard to sneak away from your dad?" she asked.
"I'm here with mum," he replied, "so no it wasn't that hard."
"What are we going to do when we go back to Hogwarts?" she asked.
Draco grinned as he pulled her closer if it were possible. "I'm sure we'll figure out some way," he replied, "as long as Potter and Weasley stay out of it."
"I might be dating you, but they are still my friends," she told him.
"I know," he muttered.
She laughed at the disdain look on his face. "I swear I see a little bit of green with envy in your face," she teased.
"Weasley fancies you," he answered.
She scoffed at him. "I really doubt that," she told him. Hermione smiled, nudging him a little. "What are you afraid if it is true I'd break up with you for him?" she asked.
"Why not? I'm not exactly a likeable guy," he answered.
"Not to them but you have calmed down around me," she pointed out.
"I try," he answered as he fixed his collar, making her roll her eyes.
Looking over, she saw her parents standing outside another shop. "I have to go," she murmured, letting him go. Draco reluctantly let her go. "I'll see you on the train," she told him.
"Alright," he answered.
Before she could take her basket from him, he pulled her close and pressed his lips to hers again. She kissed him back, resting her hand on his cheek before pulling away. He handed her basket back to her before watching her walk away to meet up with her parents. "Draco, Draco darling come on," Narcissa called to her son.
"Coming mum," he answered, walking over to her.
Hermione smiled as she walked over to her parents. "Did you find everything sweetheart?" Mrs. Granger asked.
"Yeah," she replied smiling, glancing over her shoulder to Draco's direction before she left.
When it was time to go back to Hogwarts, Hermione sat in her compartment with Harry and Ron. "I can't believe no one believes You-Know-Who is back," Harry muttered.
"People will," Hermione answered.
She scratched the top of Crookshanks' head when she saw Draco walk by the compartment. "Is it just me or is Malfoy watching our compartment more than usual?" Ron muttered irritably.
"I haven't noticed," Hermione replied as she continued to pet her cat.
Clearing her throat, she continued to look at her cat.
After awhile, she had made her way out of the compartment, claiming she wanted to stretch her legs. Walking through the, she saw Draco waiting at the entrance of the next compartment with a next grin. Hermione smiled back before he took her hand and pulled her into the compartment, closing the shade so no one could see. Once he knew they were alone, Draco pulled her close and kissed her deeply. She kissed him back, wrapping her arms around his neck.
Pulling away, she let out a sigh as she rested her head on his chest. "I missed you," she murmured.
"Missed you," he answered.
Hermione sighed, closing her eyes. "We don't have a lot of time, we'll be there soon," she murmured.
"That's long enough," he answered, hugging her closer to him.
She rested her chin over his shoulder, letting out a deep breath. "I do hate that we have to hide," she said softly.
"As do I," he answered.
Draco kissed the top of her head. "Let's not worry about that now," he whispered. Nodding her head slowly in agreement, she kept her arms around him as she relaxed against him as long as she could before the train slowed down and they had to get back to their compartments.
Getting off the train with Harry and Ron, she looked over to see Draco getting off the train with his own friends. He gave her a half-grin before continuing on his way. She smiled a little bit as well before following Ron and Harry to the carriages.