Written for the Artist's Competition! Obviously, I'm no JKRowling. But I hope ya'll enjoy!


Live A Little

I need to live a little, have some fun
Take some time, waste it on number one
Find a girl that brings my whole world to a stop
Live a little, love a lot


So, after a hot, steamy shower, the two of them were now dressed, sitting awkwardly on Draco's bed.

Hermione sighed, then finally broke the silence. "We need to talk about this."

Draco nodded, abruptly grabbing her hand. "I want to continue doing this. I enjoy being around you Hermione, and I don't want this to end once the cruise is over in a few days."

Hermione remained quiet, unsure of what to say. She didn't know what she wanted in life at the moment. She had never given much thought to future dating or relationships.

She did know that she enjoyed having sex with Malfoy. He definitely knew how to please a woman and she could get used to that.

But she didn't want a relationship that was all about sex. She wasn't sure if she would be able to connect with him emotionally or not.

"I'm not sure what exactly I want right now." Hermione said after a moment.

Draco nodded, not releasing her hand. "I understand."

"I do know I like being around you right now, but I'm just so unsure of the future…" she trailed off, leaving the two in silence.

Draco took a deep breath. "Okay, I understand. No long term commitments." He turned to her, a look of hope in his eyes. "Can I have the rest of the cruise? Spend the day on the islands with me? Spend the nights dancing at the bar?"

Hermione bit her lip, mulling over the pros and cons in her brain.

"Come on Hermione, live a little." Draco said.

Slowly, a smile spread out onto her face. She nodded. "Yes, you're right." She stood. "That's exactly why I'm here! I need to get out, explore!" She beamed at him. "I'd to do the exploring with you by my side."

Draco jumped to his feet, his lips crashing to hers. His hands wrapped around her waist, holding her closing to him. His tongue slipped inside her mouth, while his hands caressed her body, memorizing every curve on her body. His hand moved slowly from her hip to her bum, torturing her with every move. Her body ached with need.

Suddenly, she was alone. Opening her eyes, she saw Draco send her a smirk. "Come on," he said, moving towards the door.

Hermione pursed her lips together. "I thought we were going to…"

He chuckled, shaking his head. "There's plenty of time for that later. Come on, let's go do something on the ship."

Hermione nodded. "Right, live a little."

The two of them made their way to the top deck, where there was all sort to do. There were five different pools, Jacuzzis, a rock wall, and some other contraption.

"What's that?" Hermione asked, pointing towards what looked like water continuously blasting forward.

Draco screwed his eyebrows up. "I'm not sure. There are some seats there, so let's watch." The two of them sat down, watching people. Draco chuckled a couple times as people wiped out.

About a half hour later, Hermione spoke. "I finally figured it out. It's like your surfing!"

Draco nodded. "Want to try it?"

Hermione's eyes widened. "I'm not sure, it looks pretty hard."

He stood, reaching out his hand. "Come on, let's get our bathing suits."

She nodded, the two of them quickly returning to their rooms to change. They both met up by the wave simulator. They both stepped up to the entrance.

"Draco, you go first," Hermione said, pushing him forwards.

Inside, Draco was scared, trembling like a little boy. But puffing up his chest, he stepped forward. The guy running the thing clapped him on the back. "Just do your best," he said, giving Draco a smile.

Draco hoped into the water, surprised by how fast the current actually was. Placing the board beneath him, he started on his knees.

It took all of his concentration not to fall off.

The water rushed past him, as he swerved left and right, up and down. He chuckled, he hadn't had this much fun in ages!

However, the moment his thoughts started to wander, the board tipped over, sending Draco backwards with the water.

Coughing up water, he stood. Glancing at Hermione, he saw her worried look and gave her a thumbs up to let her know he was fine.

He carried the board over to her. "Your turn," he said with a smile.

Hermione gulped, grabbing the board. She had boogie boarded when she was younger, but it had been years since then. Maybe it was like riding a bike, something you couldn't forget?

Taking a deep breath, she hoped on. Immediately, she felt her instincts return. She swerved all over, laughing as she did it.

Looking up, she saw Draco's amazed face. She waved to him.

After a while, Hermione finally stopped, letting someone else have a turn. She approached Draco, who still had a look of disbelief on his face.

"That was insane." He said, smiling at her.

She grinned, "I used to do that when I was younger."

"Well, you're great at it!" He moved to get in line. "Shall we go again?"

Hermione nodded quickly.