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.alohamora080's The "One Day" Competition - December 22, Draco/Hermione


1994

It was not the first time he had met her, but it was certainly the first time he had noticed her. Her pale lavender dress was all-too-Muggle and yet just magical enough that he found it endearing. Her normally bushy hair was smoothed back into tame curls pinned at the nape of her neck, tendrils falling and framing her face.

She was flawless, and he couldn't look away.

He could feel the rage building in him as he watched her run out of the ball crying. His pale hands balled into fists at his side, it took everything he had not to chase after her and hex Weasley into oblivion.

But not her. Not her. She was Hermione Granger and he was Draco Malfoy.

She was flawless, and it could never happen.