Best Friends Forever

"Hermione?" Ginny asked sleepily, sitting up on the couch by the fire. "Where have you been?"

Hermione blushed. "Oh, errr, I was out…"

"Doing what?" Ginny was now fully awake. Hermione had been sneaking off at all sorts of hours and it was starting to worry the redhead. "Where did you go?"

"To the library."

"The library is closed," Ginny said, raising her eyebrow. "And I know you don't have a key."

Hermione pursed her lips together. "Ginny, it's not really a big deal, and it isn't any of your business."

"Not any of my business? You're my best friend, I was just wondering where you've been going off too! I'm worried about you Hermione."

Hermione took in Ginny's worried expression. "Nothing bad is going on, okay?"

"Can you please just tell me? I swear I'll keep it a secret." Ginny patted the seat next to her on the couch.

Hermione sighed. She moved over towards Ginny, taking a seat. She pulled her knees up to her chest.

"You can tell me Mione," Ginny said.

Hermione sighed. "I've been seeing someone."

Ginny's eyes widened. "Hermione Granger, you've been sneaking out past curfew to see a boy?!"

Hermione blushed. "Yeah, I have been."

Ginny clapped her hands together excitedly. Scooting closer, she smiled at her friend.

Hermione looked at her warily.

"Well, go on, tell me who it is!" Ginny demanded.

Hermione sighed. "You can't tell anyone Ginny."

"I won't, pinky promise." The redhead thrust her pinky finger towards Hermione.

Sighing once more, Hermione wrapped her pinky around Ginny's.

"Okay, now who is it?"

"Okay, don't be mad, because it's someone from another house."

Ginny smiled mischievously. "All right, you're being all mysterious, so it's obviously someone from Slytherin."

Hermione blushed.

"Yes, I was right! Okay, hmmm, is he in our house?"

Hermione gave a small nod.

Ginny squealed.

"Be quiet Ginny, you'll wake everyone else up!"

"Hermione!" Ginny cried, grabbing onto Hermione's arm excitedly, "You're dating Draco Malfoy?!"

Hermione's eyes widened. "How on earth did you figure it out so fast?" She loved Ginny, but her perception for hidden details was a bit uncanny.

"Because he's the best looking Slytherin in our year! And he's incredibly smart, as smart as you in fact. It's only natural that you want someone who you can hold an intellectual conversation with."

Hermione smiled. "You're not mad?"

"Mad? No way! I'm completely accepting of your relationship Hermione," Ginny said, smiling. "I'm so happy for you! It's about time you got out there and got some."

Hermione blushed.

"Ah! So you have got some, tell me, is Draco as good in bed as everyone says he is?"

"Even better," Hermione whispered, a dazed look on her face. "Oh Ginny, Draco is just so wonderful. I mean don't get me wrong, he was a huge prick when we were younger, but now, he's changed. He's so sweet to me, an absolute romantic!"

"Sounds like he's your kind of guy," Ginny commented. She couldn't remember the last time she had seen Hermione so happy.

Hermione nodded. "He does make me happy." She sighed dreamily. "But we've decided to keep our relationship a secret. We know a lot of people wouldn't accept it, so it's just easier this way."

"Thanks for telling me though, Hermione, you're secret is safe."

Hermione smiled at Ginny. "You're my best friend; I know you'll take the secret to the grave if I asked you."

"That's right! Sisters from another mister!"

Hermione laughed. "Come on Gin, it's time for bed."

"Tell me more tomorrow?"

Hermione smiled, giving her a quick nod. "Definitely!"

Word Count: 602

Written for: HP Potions Competition- Gregory's Unctuous Potion, The Latin Challenge- Credo, Comes, The Greenhouses Competition: Rose(rose), Weasley-Potter-Prewett Challenge- Molly Weasley II