DC: I don't own anything... songfic to "You Don't Know" by 98ยบ. I know that the song doesn't fit totally with the story, but it's the closest song I could find to go with it. So please bear with me, thank you! :) Please review! :)

Hermione stood up and took the towel off her head. She shook her hair out and the water went all over Harry and Ron.

"Serves you right," Hermione said with a smirk as Harry and Ron wiped their faces.

"So do you all want to come or not?" Ron said, once his face was somewhat dryer.

"Sure!" Lavender said with a smile as she looked at Ron.

Ginny looked over at Lavender then and drew her eyebrows together, "I didn't know Lav liked Ronnikens!" she thought to herself.

Ginny then got up, walked over to Parvati, and sat down next to her. She whispered into her ear, "I think Lav likes my brother!"

Parvati looked at Ginny and burst into laughter. Ginny then joined in.

~*~Who could know the emptiness inside

Every time I see your face

Too many feelings left behind

Do you wonder why

I turn away when you look at me~*~

"What is so funny?" Harry asked.

"Nothing, nothing at all," Parvati said, trying to control herself.

"Uhuh..." Ron said, while giving Harry a look that plainly said "whatever."

****************NEXT DAY*******************

"Hermione, get out of that shower! There are like, three other people waiting to use it!" Lavender said as she banged on the bathroom door in vain.

"Hold on a minute!" came the muffled reply.

"She wants to look her best, for her future husband!" Ginny smiled.

That got Hermione out of the bathroom in a flash.

"Stop saying that! I don't like him! I don't!" Hermione insisted.

Lavender then ran into the bathroom and locked the door.

Ginny started to laugh and then fell off the bed.

Now it was Hermione's turn to start laughing. She sat on the bed where Ginny had fell from and put her hair in a ponytail.

"Honestly, Hermione, you really got to do SOMETHING with that hair of yours!" Parvati said as she sat down behind Hermione and took the ponytail out.

"Like what?" Hermione said, raising her eyebrows.

"Nothing too fancy, but something better than a ponytail! After all, you ARE meeting your boyfriend there!" Parvati said with a smile.

"Yeah!" Ginny agreed as she too sat behind Hermione.

"Whatever, I give up. Fine, I DO like Harry, happy?" Hermione said, slowly and quietly.

Lavender opened the door and exclaimed, "I knew it! I knew it!" She then shut the door and continued doing whatever she was doing.

~*~Never wanting your eyes to see

This desperate heart that knows

How perfect we could be~*~

While Parvati and Ginny did Hermione's hair, Lavender was in the bathroom, making herself look as pretty as she could, for Ron.

Unbeknownst to her, Ginny, Hermione, and Parvati could hear Lavender talking to herself.

"Oh, he's just going to LOVE my outfit! I know how much he likes purple! And I'm not wearing an inch of maroon!" Lavender said to herself dreamily.

The three girls sitting on the bed just outside the bathroom burst into hysterics at that comment, causing Lavender to open the door and go quite red in the face.

Ginny managed to gasp out, "You may not be wearing any maroon, but your face sure is!" then she fell off the bed once more.

Lavender gave all three of them a threatening glare and shut the door, praying that they wouldn't squeal, but, knowing how they treated Hermione about Harry, she knew it was all in vain.

Parvati finished Hermione's hair, which she put in a French braid, and then picked out one of her turquoise robes and told Hermione to put it on. Hermione did as she was told; it was less effort than arguing.

~*~Baby, 'cause you don't know how I feel

Livin' my life without you

Baby, and you don't know what it's like

Lovin' you all this time~*~

Harry and Ron knocked on the door, "Hurry up! We're going to be late!" Ron yelled.

"Just a minute!" Ginny hollered.

Lavender then opened the door, smiling at Ron. Hermione lowered her eyes in a flash to the floor. She nervously fidgeted with her hands as Parvati struck up a conversation. "Why am I acting like this? I don't act this way, Hermione Granger does not lose her cool, she doesn't!" Hermione thought to herself.

"All right, let's go," Ginny said as they all came out of the room and onto the staircase.

So all six of them left the common room and headed for the statue that led to the secret passageway to Hogsmeade.

"Ron, will you come with me into that new quill store? I need a new one, and I want your opinion," Lavender said as they came across the first shop in Hogsmeade.

"Sure!" Ron exclaimed, for he has had a secret crush on Lavender for a long time.

Just then Ginny whispered something to Parvati.

"Hey, Ginny, will you come with me to the, um, gift shop? I promised my, um, sister I would get her something..." Parvati said.

"Sure, Parvati! Harry, you and Hermione hang out for a while, and we'll all meet at the ice cream shop in about an hour, okay?" Ginny said quickly as she dragged Parvati off in the direction of the gift shop.

Hermione shot them both looks of pure venom. "I can't believe they did this to me!" Hermione thought furiously, "I'm going to KILL them!"

"Well, Herm, what do you want to do?" Harry asked as he continued walking down the quiet street.

"Um, want to go to Honeydukes?" Hermione asked, thinking of his favorite store.

"Sure," Harry said happily.

~*~I'll give you all my love, heart and soul

Riskin' it all on a chance

Now when I need you the most

You don't know~*~

"Oh God, I wish I didn't like him so much. Or if I absolutely HAD to like him, I wish he knew and felt the same way as I do!" Hermione said to herself.

Truth was, she loved liking Harry. She loved thinking about him and pretending she was going out with him, in her mind.

"Hey, you okay, Herm?" Harry asked concerned, Hermione had been staring intently at a bag of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans.

"Huh? Oh yeah, I'm fine," Hermione said, but inside, her heart was doing cartwheels. "He called me HERM! I love it when he calls me Herm!" she thought to herself excitedly.

Soon, the left Honeydukes and headed for the bookshop, surprisingly enough, it was Harry's idea, and not Hermione's.

"I want to show you something, a book I once saw that I think you would enjoy," Harry had said.

The scene that they entered into was not a normal one, at least, not normal to normal people. There was a huge cage, about six feet tall in the middle of the room. Inside the cage were about ten books; all of them were making a hideous, screeching noise quite like a cat being strangled. The title of the books was called "The Screeching Book of Screeching Owls and Other Magical Birds That Live With Humans." Also, right to the left of that was a huge sign that said "Gilderoy Lockhart book signing today! Grab a book and get it signed!"

"Oh wow, I guessed he got his memory back, huh?" Harry said with dread. He was not in the mood for Lockhart.

"Guess so," Hermione said, blushing some. She was still embarrassed to have liked such a moronic baboon.

Just then, Lockhart himself came out from behind a shelf of books labeled "Adventures."

"Well if it isn't Harry Potter! Are you here for another autograph? Well here, this is on me!" Lockhart said as he grabbed one of his new books, entitled "Months with Monsters" and signed it. He then handed it to Harry and whispered into his ear, "I hope you won't take what happened five years ago seriously, I was only kidding. Honestly!"

Hermione gave him a look of hatred almost equal to the one she had given Parvati and Ginny earlier that day.

~*~All I ever wanted in this world

Baby, I found in you

I never felt this way before

But I can't break through

And now I lie awake, alone at night

So afraid now to close my eyes

Just one more dream of you

I'll carry here inside~*~

"All right, I can do this, I can tell Harry Potter how I feel, I can," Hermione said to herself, trying to draw up some confidence.

"Hermione Granger? Is that seriously you? Why you don't look the same as you did five years ago at all!" Lockhart said, remember why she looked so familiar.

"Um..." was Hermione's reply.

"Come on, Herm, let's go find that book," Harry said, trying to get away from Lockhart.

Harry took Hermione's wrist and dragged her away towards the shelf marked "History."

Harry grabbed a book off the shelf by Marlin Merville and opened to page 85. He put the book under Hermione's nose and told her to read.

"'Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley, and Harry Potter, that's right, THE Harry Potter are the only known survivors of the legendary He-Who-Must-Not- Be-Named. They bravely battled him in the year of ---- (they were in their sixth year of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry). By using the order of the Phoenix, Granger, Weasley, and Potter, working together, destroyed Lord Voldemort and regained his captives, Weasley's sister, Ginny, and Draco Malfoy. The three of them have received the highest honor of bravery the Ministry has to offer.' Wow. I can't believe we are in a history book! What is this called anyway?" Hermione exclaimed as she turned over the book to read the title. It was called "A Recent History Of Heroes."

"Yeah, I found it when I was searching for books on Alfred the Amazing," Harry said while Hermione's eyes scanned the cover of the book.

"Has Ron seen this? Or Ginny?" Hermione asked as she finally looked up at Harry's face.

"Ron has seen it, and he told Ginny about it, he was with me when I found out about the book," Harry replied.

"Oh wow. Harry, this is so amazing! I don't believe it, I really don't!" Hermione said excitedly.

"Well do, because it's true," Harry said with a smile.

~*~Baby, 'cause you don't know how I feel

Livin' my life without you

Baby, and you don't know what it's like

Lovin' you all this time

I'll give you all my love, heart and soul

Riskin' it all on a chance

Now when I need you the most

You don't know~*~

Harry then looked at his watch and turned to Hermione, saying, "Hey, Herm, we have to go now, it's time to meet the gang."

So they left and headed for the ice cream shop. When they got there, Lavender and Ron were already there. About five minutes later, Parvati and Ginny came strolling in laughing about something.

"What is so funny?" Lavender asked.

"Oh, just the thought of Ron actually asking you out," Ginny said with a giggle.

Lavender turned as red as a tomato at that comment and asked, "How did you know he asked me out?"

"We saw you both at the Muggle Appliance Store... and we heard him ask you out," Parvati said with a grin.

"I'm going to kill you!" Lavender said as she ran after a giggling Ginny and a scared Parvati.

"Alright, if Ron could tell Lav how he feels, than I can CERTAINLY tell Harry that I like him!" Hermione told herself.

Harry, Hermione, and Ron were just standing there when the three girls finally came back. Lavender had calmed down some and Parvati had stopped hiding behind Ginny.

Lavender had an idea, and she said, "You know what? I'm going to tell you all a secret. Well, Parvati, Ginny, and Hermione know already, but you two don't." Lavender pointed to Ron and Harry.

"What is it?" Harry asked curiously.

~*~And I would hold you all through the night

I would stay right by your side

And I'd give you the world if your love was mine

But, baby, could it be I'm only dreamin'

Don't let it pass me by~*~

"Well, I think it will peak Harry's interest more than Ron, but I'm not totally sure," she said with a smile.

"Well tell us then!" Ron said, a tad loudly.

"Harry, Hermione likes you!" Lavender said, and then she ran out of the shop like it was on fire and she was wearing a wooden outfit.

Hermione's face turned bright red, even redder than Lavender's had a minute before. She was absolutely going to kill Lavender this time, and she was also going to kill Ginny and Parvati for starting it all. Hermione was very tempted to turn around and run, like Lavender had, but before she could, Harry took her by the arm and looked into her eyes.

"Hermione..."

~*~Baby, 'cause you don't know how I feel

Livin' my life without you

Baby, and you don't know what it's like

Lovin' you all this time

I'll give you all my love, heart and soul

Riskin' it all on a chance

Now when I need you the most

You don't know~*~

THE END.

AN: Just so you all know, I'm not going to continue this; you will just have to use your imagination! (Don't you just hate me? LOL, jk...) please review! :)