Chapter 26

Draco…The Womanizing Git.

When we left Hogwarts the next week, I had a lot on my plate (and not involving the fact that yet again, Slytherin tied with Gryffindor for the House Cup. Man, I need to outdo Harry in something so my House can win.). I was also thinking about what Ivy had said before our little crusade for Sirius started.

Draco was only "dating" her to get me jealous. But why would he want to?

I had dumped Crabbe since I helped rescue Sirius. He was too abusive and too big of an asshole to keep holding on to. The girls in my dorms cheered when I walked into the dorm and said "Well, it's curtains for that loser!"

Professor Lupin had left the school now that everyone knew he was a werewolf. I was upset over that, I personally liked him. He was a great teacher!

I still had to make up with Pansy (which I didn't think was going to happen any time soon). I mean, she threatened me, and took the guy I…liked? I really don't know how I feel over Draco anymore.

I sat with Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ivy on the way back to King's Cross station. I kept my mouth shut as Harry got an owl from Sirius, explaining it was him who sent Harry the Firebolt, and saying Ron could keep the owl that sent the letter because it was his fault he didn't have a rat anymore. And the piece de resistance, a note saying Sirius gave Harry permission to go to Hogsmeade legally at weekends.

Don't think I was left out, either. Sirius had sent me something with the owl too. A CD of songs from my favourite artists, like Down With Webster, Katy Perry, Adele, the list is endless.

I smiled as I rose from my seat "I'm going to go change out of my uniform." I said, walking out of the compartment and…right into Astoria Greengrass.

"Oh…hi." I said, suddenly solemn.

"Hi, Hannah." Astoria said, looking down at her shoes "I kind of had wanted to say something to you for a while since you caught me…with Theodore."

I looked at her and blinked "What?" I asked.

"I wanted to apologize." Astoria said, looking up at me.

I smiled "It's ok." I said, starting towards the change rooms.

"No, it's not ok." Astoria said, following me "I picked sides in a fight I didn't belong in. I didn't need to get into the fight between you and Pansy. I only ever did that because I-I-I kind of used to…date Draco and I wanted Pansy to get him before he got you."

"Wait…Draco and you dated?" I asked, cocking my head to one side.

Astoria nodded. "I'm sorry I never told you."

I nodded and walked into a change room "It's fine, Astoria. I just can't believe that Draco would be like that."

Astoria nodded "He's also a womanizer. After he dated me, he went to Millicent Bulstrode, then to Lexi, then to Rose. He dated almost everyone."

I was crestfallen as I pulled on a Kitchener Ranger's t-shirt. Draco was a womanizer. He went around almost all the Slytherin girls, and who knows who else. Was that why he kissed me in second year? Did he just want me to be his next victim? Just another girl to have on his arm? Why was I so stupid?

"Thanks for telling me about Draco, Astoria." I said when I walked out of the change room "Are you, Daphne and I still ok?" I asked.

Astoria nodded "Yes, we're still cool. And no problem about the Draco thing. I just thought you'd want to know."

I smiled and gave Astoria a hug "Thanks, Tori." I said "Have a good summer." I added, walking away.

"You too. And don't let the Muggles get you down!" Astoria said to my retreating back.

I was quiet when I got back to my compartment and sat down. I pulled out a book to block the thoughts surging through my head.

That was definitely the worst year I had at Hogwarts so far. And I doubted there was going to be a worse one.

"HAN!" Ivy shouted loudly, jolting me from my book.

"What?" I asked, putting my book back in my bag.

"You're pretty quiet all of a sudden. What's going on?" Ivy, Hermione, Ron and Harry said.

"It's…girl things." I said, looking down.

"Does it involve Malfoy?" Harry asked, his green eyes turning hateful.

I nodded "I heard from Astoria Greengrass that he was a womanizer."

Ivy's eyes turned avenging "And he made me date him to get you jealous! Why I ought to-"

"Ivy!" Hermione said scornfully, glaring at her "If Malfoy's a womanizer, than you shouldn't go after him."

I nodded as Ron started "No, Hermione. Han shouldn't go after Malfoy! She should beat the living shit out of him!"

I smiled as the train slowed to a stop. "Thanks, Ron." I said, taking my trunk and hopping off of the train.

Harry took my trunk and Gwendolyn and went to Mrs Weasley as I went to confront Draco.

"Oi, Draco." I said once I found him. "I gotta ask you something."

Draco turned around from his conversation with my ex and Goyle "Sure thing, I'll owl you, boys."

Once the Goyle and Asshole (Crabbe) had left, I started on Draco.

"I was talking to Ivy a while back and she said that you were dating her to get me jealous."

Draco's eyes widened in shock as he uttered "Shit!"

"Why are you trying to get me jealous?" I asked, looking him deep in the eyes.

There were minutes of prolonged silence as Draco didn't answer my question.

"Well?" I asked again, creasing my eyebrows together.

More silence.

I was starting to get annoyed. Why wasn't Draco giving me an answer? He was royally pissing me off when I took a deep breath and did it.

"Fine then." I said, glaring at him "If you won't give me an answer, I'm out of here. Owl me when you decide to tell me the truth, Draco Malfoy. But until then, don't bother talking to me."

I started back to the Dursleys, feeling a small pang of regret when Draco spoke.

"Hannah." he said quietly.

I turned around "Yes?" I asked.

Draco looked away "N-Nothing." he said.

I scoffed and walked back to my brother, wiping my eyes.

"Ready to go, sis?" Harry asked me, taking hold of my shoulder.

I hugged him "Yeah. Let's go before puberty gets me crying." I said, my voice cracking.

Harry hugged me back "He doesn't deserve you, sis. You don't need him."

I was thinking as we rode home, listening to Brittany Spears' Womanizer.

Harry's right. I thought, replaying the song I don't need Draco Malfoy in my life.

But then again. Could I have been wrong?

A/N: Book three FINALLY done! The Goblet of Fire will be up soon, I promise!