Chapter One: Starting over
A/N Hello! I have so many fanfictions going on right now that I never update, that I think im going to delete them all and just work on this one. Anyway I hope you enjoy it!
The day was perfect. The sun was shining, and a cool breeze was blowing. Another year has come to board the Hogwarts Express, bringing hundreds of witches and wizards to Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry. Over the summer Hogwarts was repaired after the wait. The golden trio had indeed won. Ever since, the world has been a happier place. Wizards and wizards no longer walked around with sad frowns upon their bright faces. Everyone now had a cheerful smile, well most of them anyway. Speaking of smiles a very cheerful girl ran down the busy platform to the train. Her long light brown curls bouncing. This girl was Hermione Granger. Now Hermione wasn't just any ordinary witch. She was THEE witch. There wasn't a single spell she couldn't perform at the age of 12. She had the highest scores in N.E.W.T.S at Hogwarts since 1674. Hermione was one of the main reasons Voldemort was destroyed, along with her 2 best friends Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter. The boys would not be attending Hogwarts with the girl this year though. As they had auror training to be done. Hermione searched the crowd for a familiar face. She saw no one. Pushing her trolley along with her, she walked around trying to find someone. Hermione thought she spotted Ginny Weasley but it was just someone carrying a large pumpkin. She felt her trolley bang into someone. Hermione quickly darted her eyes to the target. There stood her sworn enemy Draco Malfoy. Their eyes locked. Hermione thinks back to the room of requirement when Ron, Harry and herself saved Draco along with his friend Blaise Zabini. Hermione hasn't seen him since. Until now.
'Sorry, I wasn't paying attention to were I was going.' Hermione said quickly breaking her gaze from his eyes. She turned the trolley around and began to quickly walk off before he had the chance to say anything. But she was stopped when a strong hand gently grabbed her shoulder.
'You dropped one of your books. You will probably need it.' Draco says handing her the book. Hermione takes the book from him. He hasn't insulted her yet. Something must be up.
'Thanks, I think.' Hermione says turning away. Draco stops her again. 'What do you want?' She snaps spinning around.
'I was wondering if you saw my friend Blaise Zabini. You know he had ark skin, and he is really tall.' Draco asks.
'I know what he looks like. We saved your butts last year remember?' Hermione snaps at Draco. 'And no I haven't seen him. I'm looking for my friends too.' She says, her voice softening a little.
'Do you mind if I tag along? If we find your friends they might have seen Blaise.' Draco asks. Hermione sighs. He is definitely up to something. But she agrees. The walk in silence keeping their eyes open.
'Granger, you may not believe it but I have changed. After the war my father was sent to Azkaban. Mother and I have changed our ways. We have got rid of anything that has had to do with the dark arts. My mum never wanted to be a death eater. She hated it. My father made her and myself become one. I always hated it too. All those years in school my father was making me be so mean to everyone. If I wasn't I was punished. I promise you, I am truly sorry for all the trouble I have caused you and your friends. I promise I have changed. I don't expect you to forget what I put you through. But can you please forgive me?' Draco asks sincerely. Hermione looks at his pleading eyes. Her parents raised her to be forgiving. But not too forgiving.
'Malfoy. You made my life a living hell. I don't know if I can ever forgive you.' She spats out. Draco's eyes sadden and he kicks a rock. 'But- I can try.' Hermione says giving him a small smile. 'Lets just start over.' Hermione says, extending her hand. 'I'm Hermione Granger.'
A/N Okaaay that's the end of chapter one. So did you like it? I know its really short! Please don't hate me. It was just a quickie to get the story going! Some of you may think that Hermione and Draco are moving along too fast, I know that too but they have to because the story plot line needs to start soon. Okay so I will try to get the next chapter up soon and don't worry it will be so much longer! I'm so sorry if I font get it up in the next week, because I have exams, so im kinda stressed, but ill do my best! TOODLES!
P.S I do shout outs in my stories so if you want your name mentioned somewhere in here leave a review and I'll be on it! K THANKS