Disclaimer: I don't own them, but anyone I may create I do own.

Author's Notes: This is a continuation of the Dreamscapes series. May take me longer to get this one out because I am plotting it out more and I am really busy right now with a lot of things. Draco and Hermione are once again the main characters but there are more things with Narcissa and Remus, and this fic introduces a new pair that are seen in this chapter but not together. Please read and review.


Hermione Granger squealed slightly as she felt a pair of strong arms encircle her. "Did I scare you?" Draco Malfoy whispered into her ear.

"You're sickening us," Ron Weasley said his nose wrinkling. Hermione chuckled as she slid her arm around Draco's waist. It was the beginning of their seventh year at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Draco and Hermione where the Head Boy and Girl respectively for the school. Ron was also a seventh year along with the third best friend in the trio that Draco called the Dream Team. Harry Potter was that third best friend. Ron's younger sister, Virginia Weasley, better know as Ginny, was standing with Ron and Harry as they talked with Hermione. Ginny was in her sixth year at the school.

"Jealous, Weasley?" Draco said with a grin.

"Oh stuff it, Malfoy," Ron said in a good natured way. He frowned when Draco winced. "Did I say something wrong?"

"Call me Draco, all right?" Draco said. "Malfoy was Lucius, besides, my last name may not be Malfoy much longer."

"Oh?" Ginny asked.

Hermione nodded. "Remus and Narcissa are engaged," she said with a bright smile.

Draco nodded. "Remus has offered to adopt me, which I don't mind at all, so I'll probably be Draco Lupin before long," he said.

"What about the Manor?" Harry asked. Since the year before, the two had become closer, and Harry had spent a few weeks at Malfoy Manor with Sirius, who was visiting Remus. Remus had moved in approximately a month into the summer holiday.

"Well all the legal proceedings are over in regards to Lucius's will, and everything is taken care of, so technically the manor and all its holdings are mine and Mom's, so her remarriage and my adoption won't matter," Draco said.

Ron grinned a bit. "Hey Malfoy, your fan club is here," he said. Draco looked. Pansy Parkinson, a lovely young girl who was once compared to a pug when she was younger, was walking along with her head ducked. Her normally styled hair was pulled back in a messy ponytail. Pansy was a member of Slytherin house, just as Draco was. She was often the first to defend Draco, and was known to have a huge crush on him.

"Well hello Parkinson," Ginny said with a grin. Ginny had never liked Pansy much. She was often a mean girl, and had never shown anyone that she was anything but. Pansy ducked her head down more.

"What's the matter?" Harry asked. "Embarassed that a muggle-born got your man when you never had him?"

"Harry," Hermione admonished, her head lowered. As much as she wanted to dislike Pansy, she realized she couldn't. There was something that had been inkling at her since she saw the blonde girl.

"Oh come on, Hermione," Ron said with a chuckle. "She doesn't care. She'll find her next conquest with no troubles." Draco shook his head with a bit of a frown.

Harry's grin vanished when he saw Pansy look up. A tear escaped from her eyes as she stared at the group. Her eyes rested on Harry for a split second longer than everyone else before she ducked her head again and hurried away without a word muttered to them.

"I'll meet up with you guys later," Harry said. He took off on a jog after Pansy who had disappeared around the corner of the castle.

Harry looked around. He saw Pansy leaning against a wall. He noticed that her shoulders were shaking slightly and her arms still appeared to be curled around her books in front of her. He walked over to her. "Pansy?" he said.

"Did you come to make fun of me some more?" Pansy asked softly. She didn't turn to look at him. There was a slight hitch in her voice as she spoke.

"No," Harry said feeling ashamed. "Look, about what I said, and what Ron said…"

Pansy finally turned. "Don't," she said softly. "I know you don't care. So just… don't."

Harry looked at her. "I'm sorry," he said gently. "I know you love Draco…"

"I don't love Draco," Pansy said.

Harry frowned. "What?"

"I don't love him," Pansy said. "I admit I used to have a crush on him, but I don't love him."

"Then…" Harry started. "If you don't love him, why cry? Why not just insult us back?"

"It's hard to come up with an insult when the person you do love said something that ripped your heart out," Pansy said, looking away.

Harry raised his eyebrow. "Um, who's that?" he asked.

Pansy looked at him. "You," she said. She pushed off from the wall as tears formed again and she turned, fleeing. Harry stood staring after her in complete astonishment.