I'm In Love with a Girl

I didn't know I could feel this way.
Think about her all the time, always on my mind.

In the Great Hall later that night Draco sat at the Slytherin table stabbing his steak with every thought. Granger sat with her friends and made the Golden Trio. She was laughing at something Potter said like it was the most hilarious thing in the world.

"Pathetic. Potter is nothing but a pawn in the game of good and evil. Granger's the real brains in their little group." He mumbled lowly but not low enough for Blaise.

"Growling about Granger again?"

"Quiet!" Draco growled.

"Why don't you just ask her out?" Blaise shrugged and tried to be encouraging.

"Why would I want to do that? You know what she is." Draco rolled his eyes.

"Because you like her! Don't think I haven't seen you stare holes into the back of her head during class." Blaise placed his hand on Draco and shook him a little, "The war is nearing its end. The Dark Lord will fail, we know the inevitable. When the war is over the blood status will die with it and Granger will be a hero of all the lands. No one will care that you're with her and she's muggle born. Heck, they'll probably praise you!"

Draco stared at her for a moment more before turning back to his friend, "Even if you're right why the hell would she want to be with me? All I've done is insult her for the past six years."

"She likes you too, moron." Ginny had walked over to their table and exclaimed is a shushed whisper. She grabbed Blaise and they waved goodbye and walked off together to go do romantic couple things.

Draco's eyes widened in shock, there was still some hope left. His heart pounded uncomfortably in his body and he felt the air heat up when he walked over to her table.

"Hermione?" Draco's voice came out hushed and weak. She jumped and turned around is a fast motion making her curls swish and catch together. Potter and Weasley narrowed their eyes and straightened their backs.

"I just wanted to thank you again...it would have brought down my grades dramatically if I hadn't handed that report in." The words sat heavy in the air while the hall's occupants watched their exchange.

"It was no problem at all...Draco. I understand how worrying that would be." She sounded hesitant but ended with a small smile.

Draco didn't know what to do so he settled for a nod and walked out of the hall quickly.