"Well well well. Look what we have here. A fitly mudblood and her stupid hand-me-down boyfriend. "

"Malfoy. Shut up. He is not my boyfriend. Didn't you hear that he's dating Lavender Brown?"

"Let's see how long that lasts..."

"Shouldn't you be playing with your death eater friends?"

"Nice one Granger. And no. They're all gone."

"Oh. That's right, you're the youngest."

"Wait. How did you know."

Shit. He knows. He knows I know everything about him. He knows how much I like him. Shit shit shit. He can't know. If he knows, he'll tell Harry. Who will tell Ron. Wait. Why does she care what Ron thinks? He's a stupid jerk who broke my heart.

"I hear things." I lied. Damn. I was a horrible liar.

"Let's go with that Granger. Merlin. I hate to do this, but I need help with the Charms homework."

"Really. A Malfoy is going to ask a mudblood for help on his homework. That's classy."

"Hermione. Just listen...My father will kill me if I fail Charms again. I seriously need your help."

"Fine. But Draco?"

"Yes?"

"First names only when we work together. No mudblood bullshit. K?"

"Fine..er Hermione."

I could get used to hearing him speak my name.


Draco's POV

Why couldn't she get out of his head? She was always there all of a sudden. Seeing her at the Yule Ball. When I first called her a mudblood. I never meant to. It just...slipped out. Being tormented by Crabbe and Goyle about wanting to talk to her. That's all he ever wanted to do. Was to talk to her.

"Draco. What the hell were you thinking, asking that Granger girl for help!" Pansy said.

"Chill out Pansy. We're not dating anymore so you can just go somewhere else. You don't have to worry about me. So piss off."

He'd never been that mean to her. But she deserved it. They broke up last year. And he really didn't need her.


Hermione's POV

"So. I heard from a certain pig that you're gonna help Draco Malfoy in Charms. Is this true Hermione?" Ginny said.

"Yes. But it's nothing like what's going on in your head. I'm not in love with Draco."

"That's not was not what I was asking. I was asking if he was really that stupid.''

"Oh. Well I can't tell you. He trusts me."

"Well that's surprising."

"I know. But still. I wish I could tell you. But its 7:30 and that's when Draco said to meet in the library. And I'm late. Bye Gin."

"Bye. And yes you are in love with Draco. I've known for years. Don't hide it."

Hermione left the common room and walked to the library. Draco was already there.

" 'Bout time Gra-Hermione."

"Sorry Draco, Ginny..."

"Say no more. I really don't care for the Weasly's."

"Fine."


General POV

They studied for hours. It was around 11 when they finally finshed. Granted, they were laughing half the time. They didn't even know what about. But it was very late.

"I have to go Draco." Hermione said.

"Why? I love it here."

"Why?"


Draco's POV

"Because.." Shit. She can't figure out that I'm starting to fancy her. "Because now that I see what all Charms is about, I find it interesting."

"Ok then." She said.

She started to walk away. I can't lose this moment.

"Hermione! Wait"

"Yes Dra-"

She couldn't even finish her sentence. I had to crush my lips onto her. She freaked out and left. But she did a double take when she did so. Hermione Granger. I think I'm falling in love with her. She was a damn good kisser at that.

I turned around and saw Harry and Ron behind me. Great. They saw it.

"Draco Malfoy." Harry said.

"shit. Yes Potter."

"Don't hurt her. She's been through hell." He said gesturing towards Ron.

"I know. And I won't hurt her like some."