A/N. Thank you so much to those who've been favorite-ing/following/reviewing this drabble collection! You don't know how much I appreciate it. :D
Also, the next six drabbles are related, like a mini-series, so I decided to post them all as one single chapter for your commodity.
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter or have anything to do with it besides being a Potterhead.
Title: "I Knew You Better, or I Thought I Did."
After one year, Hermione was still giddy.
"Hey, love." He said, bending down to kiss her on the lips. "Happy anniversary."
"You want to go in for a dip?" She asked a while later, pointing towards the lake.
"Um, I don't think it would be a good idea."
"Oh, come on. Let's do something fun and reckless, just today." She moved and started unbuttoning his shirt, intent on swimming.
"Hermione, no." He insisted. She ignored him. "Mione." He pleaded once more. And then his forearm became visible enough for her to see the mark. "I'm sorry..."
Title: "No, Harry, I'm not."
A/N. I realize this is extremely OOC, and Draco wasn't in the Tower.
Hermione ran. When she stopped, she was in the other side of the castle. She collapsed on the ground and finally let the tears fall.
How could she betray her like that? All this time, and he was a Death Eater. Didn't she mean anything to him? Was she not his whole life, like he was hers? To think she'd been about to tell him about the Horcrux hunt! He had probably helped Snape kill Dumbledore, the git!
But you love him, her mind retorted.
"Hermione, you okay?" She heard Harry ask, and she ran into his arms and wept.
Title: "I'm Afraid She's Breaking."
Pairing: Harry/Hermione. (Friendship)
Harry felt lost. Here he was, holding his best friend while she wept, and he had no idea what had happened. She was happy this morning, giddy about her anniversary with…
"Hermione? Did you and Draco fight?" He asked carefully, and immediately felt Hermione breath halt for a moment as she lay against him.
It took a long time for her to answer, and in this time, he noticed just how fragile she was, but he could never have imagined what came next.
"He's a Death Eater, Harry." She muttered, and he tightened his grip around her, kissing her head.
Title: Food is Not Just For Eating.
Pairing: Harry/Hermione. (Friendship)
The two friends were now slowly munching their way through a cinnamon roll Harry had conjured. Hermione appeared to be doing much better, though she still wasn't talking much.
"Thanks, Harry." She finally muttered.
Harry smiled at her, cleaned a tear from her face, and took a corner of the cinnamon roll, chucking it at her.
Hermione carefully removed it and looked at Harry. "Is this your idea of cheering me up?"
He smiled sheepishly, "Maybe."
Hermione rolled her eyes and proceeded to throw another piece in his direction, giggling softly.
Harry laughed and hugged her.
"It'll be okay, 'Mione."
Title: She's Everything.
Draco knew this would happen someday. That's why he had regretted it from the moment it happened. And now, he had lost everything that was ever important to him, the only person he had ever loved, because of that bloody mark.
He could not put up with this anymore, so he stood up and went to look for her. The only thing he would do before killing Voldemort would be to apologize.
He just needed to make her know how sorry he was.
Title: Reconciling Is Always The Best.
He found her sitting next to Harry in a comfortable silence.
"Can we talk?"
She stood up and walked towards him. And he told her everything. He told her how he was forced, how he never wanted it, and how she was everything that mattered.
Then, when he was done, he explained how sorry he was.
Hermione was crying again when she accepted his apologies. She trusted him, and she knew her Draco was not like that.
She stepped forward and wrapped her arms around him, kissing him.
"I love you." They both whispered at the same time.