(TFG: Hey! I FINALLY thought of another Draco/Hermione idea! I'm still working on Different and putting up the rest of One Decision, but I haven't had an idea for a while. I just got back from a little vacation. It was SO much fun! It was in this old house, built in 1913 (or something like that), but it was so cool! We went horseback riding and golfing (I haven't done either before the trip). Anyways... I own EVERYTHING except the characters, places (except one) and other stuff which belongs to J.K. Rowling. Hehe... To the story!!!)

Discoveries-1-The Assignment

"I have to stay all summer with HIM?"

"What are you talking about? Staying with me isn't as worse as staying with YOU!"

"God, Malfoy you are SO-!"

"Now, now. It won't be that bad. You'll get through it just fine," Professor Dumbledore said.

Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy were sitting in Dumbledore's office getting a special head boy/girl assignment. The assignment was to stay the summer at a haunted house and do some research. They were supposed to find out why it became haunted and then fix it. And they were to leave tomorrow, the first day of summer, and stay up until and no later than, September first, when they would return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their seventh year.

"If I have to stay a whole summer with Malfoy-!" Hermione began.

"-You'll get to be head girl next year... otherwise I'm afraid I'll have to find someone else for the job who will do what I ask of them," Dumbledore finished.

Hermione went quiet. "Yes sir. I'll do this for you."

"Good. Because you ARE the best candidate for the job, so you should get to do the job you were meant to do."

"Thank you, sir."

Dumbledore nodded. "Well, you may leave now. And remember... go there tomorrow as soon as you can." With that, they left.

Hermione went and found her compartment on the train that she shared with Harry and Ron.

"Hey, Hermione! What took you so long?" Ron asked, as she sat down beside them.

"Dumbledore wanted to talk to me about a head girl assignment this summer."

"You're head girl! That's wonderful!" Harry said.

"Yeah, congratulations!" Ron said. "How come you don't seem too happy about it? You should be thrilled."

"I WOULD be thrilled... if I didn't have to do the assignment with next years head boy."

"Why? It shouldn't be that bad. I mean..." Ron chuckled a bit. "... unless it's MALFOY or something. Who is it anyway?"

Hermione gave him a look. He didn't get it. "Malfoy!" she finally said.

Both Ron and Harry stared at her in shock. "W-What? A-A-Are you SERIOUS?!" Harry asked. "It CAN'T be Malfoy! Why that b-!"

"HARRY!" Hermione warned.

"Sorry, Hermione, but he IS! Everyone knows that."

"Yeah, I suppose so. But still... it's rude to say such things," Hermione said. Then the realization hit her. "HOW am I going to last the WHOLE bloody summer with that git?!" She put her head in her hands, and then looked up when she saw Draco Malfoy come in. "What the bloody hell do you think you're doing, Malfoy?!" she demanded.

"Hermione!" Ron said, amazed. "Didn't think you had it in you!"

Hermione smiled a bit. Then went back to glaring at Malfoy.

"I just wanted to bug you. So... has Granger here, told you the good news yet?" he asked, sitting beside Hermione on the seat.

"Head girl?" Harry asked. "Yeah."

"The OTHER news, I mean," Malfoy said. "About our little..."

"Yeah, we KNOW what you mean, Malfoy!" Ron said. "I swear to god if you come near her the whole time, I'll-!" he stopped himself short. "You get the point."

"Is that a threat?"

"You better believe it!"

"Weasley, Weasley, Weasley," Malfoy said.


"I'll see you later, babe!" Malfoy said to Hermione, as he walked out, giving her a wink, and laughing when he saw the expression on Harry and Ron's face.

When he left, Harry immediately asked, "What was he TALKING about?"

"Who knows!"

"Promise me, Herms, that you'll have your wand with you at ALL TIMES! I don't want Malfoy doing anything to you. We know you're good enough, so that if he tries you can hex him, or something," Ron said.

"Fine, Ron, I will! I promise I'll have my wand with me!"


The next morning Hermione woke up feeling all relaxed and happy. Until she remembered what she'd be doing in a little while. She groaned. Why did this have to happen to her. And during the SUMMER of all times? That was the time when she was supposed to RELAX and do NOTHING... of course, not until she finished all her homework and went over it at least three times each.

This morning she took her time getting up and ready. She wasn't in any hurry to get there to see Malfoy. When had she ever been happy to see him in the past? Never, that's when!

When she was still lying in bed ten minutes later, she heard a knock on the door, and she murmured, "Come in" from her pillow. As soon as she heard the door creak open, she raised her head and looked to see her mother standing there walking towards her. "You should really get up now and get ready. Don't you have that assignment for school? What time do you have to be there?"

"It doesn't matter. There isn't a certain time. He just said sometime today," Hermione said, putting her head back on her pillow, and saying, "So I'll just go back to sleep now" before pulling the blankets up over her head.

As soon as she did that they were snatched away from her. She shivered. She was wearing nothing but a nightgown that was way too small for her, and outside it was stormy and gray. It wasn't exactly warm inside either.

"What happened to the heater? Isn't it working?" she asked, not opened her eyes, but instead reaching out all around for her blanket, finding it, and starting to pull it over her head once more.

"No, you don't!" her mother said, pulling it away, grabbing her daughter's hand and dragging her out of bed. "And the heater quit working a half hour ago. I called someone but they haven't shown up yet. Do you think you could just..." Her mother made a motion with her hands as if waving something around.

"Sorry mum, no time! Gotta get ready so I can be there on time!" Hermione said, getting away from her mother's grasp and running to the bathroom. Ordinarily she'd be pleased to help someone with her wand, but if it was helping her mother, she'd turn right in the opposite direction and run as fast as she could. What would start out as a little chore, would turn into something big. It should just be a swish of the wand, a flick of the wrist... but once she did one thing, her mother wanted her to do more... dust the shelves... clean the bathroom... So Hermione was great in school.... it didn't mean she loved cleaning, whether it was with or without her wand. It still bored her to death.

Hermione got dressed, brushed her teeth and hair, and went down to breakfast, where she saw her mother standing there waiting. So instead of sitting down for a proper meal, she grabbed a bagel, popped it in the toaster, took it out before it was even finished, buttered it, stuffed it in her mouth, and ran upstairs.

" 'Bye mum!" she hollered from her room. "See you next summer!" Even though she wasn't leaving yet. She looked around for it. She finally found it. A small blue rubberband. She heaved her trunk over to where the rubberband was, held the handle with her left hand, and reached out and touched it with her right hand. Instantly she felt as if something was pulling her. It wasn't the best feeling in the world, but it didn't last long. Soon she felt it stop, and she opened her eyes, looking around.

"Sheesh, Granger! What took you so long?" She spun around to find Malfoy marching out of an old white house. The house looked ancient. But it was neat, in a way. Malfoy reached where she stood, and said, "Well aren't you coming in? Or are you going to work from out here? It might be a bit difficult, you know..."

"Oh, shut up!" she said, dragging her trunk behind her and going into the house.

It was beautiful. She'd done a full tour of the house by now. The doorknobs were clear. There were shutters on all the windows. There was still furniture in the house, from the last people who lived here. Whenever that was. An old rocking chair, and such.

"You missed a room," Malfoy said.

"What? Where?" Hermione asked. She was sure she'd checked every single room from top to bottom. It was so incredible, she had to see it all. But she hadn't noticed any other doors. Not even a closet door had been left, unchecked.

Malfoy pointed up. Hermione looked at him suspiciously before looking up. There, in the ceiling, was a small rope hanging down. But she didn't see anything else there. What could it be?

Her question was answered when Malfoy pulled the rope, revealing a secret pull-down staircase. He pulled it all the way down, and went up. Hermione followed. When she reached the top of the stairs, she realized they were in the attic. Dust and boxes everywhere. Only a single, tiny window on the far wall, and a lightbulb screwed into the ceiling in the center of the room.

"This is where we'll be looking for the information," Malfoy said, suddenly, scaring her. She had forgotten he was up there with her.

"Oh. Right," she said, recovering from her shock.

Later, when Hermione was unpacking her clothes, in her room, she realized something. She forgot to pack one little thing...

(TFG: Hey! I didn't know where to leave it at, so I just stopped there. Hope you like this so far. But review anyway and tell me what you think! :) )