AN: Ah, I had a reviewer point out that they do not discover the Room of Requirement until their fifth year. I do not want to change it so I am chalking it up to Alternate Universe and maybe Sirius or Remus told them about it or something :)
Harry was looking at the small elf with disbelief on his face.
"What are you doing here?"
Dobby came closer to Harry, tears in his eyes. The little elf looked scared and was pulling on his ears harshly. Harry hadn't seen him since his second year after he set Dobby free from the Malfoys.
With a small whimper, Dobby ran at one of the walls with the intention of bashing his head against it. Harry had experienced this before and dove to grab Dobby around his waist. Hermione screamed slightly as she saw Harry and Dobby topple to the ground.
"Dobby, I forbid you to hurt yourself."
He felt Dobby go limp in his arms before standing from the floor.
"Thank you Harry Potter, sir."
Dobby still looked distressed as Harry stood and sat back down on the couch beside Hermione. She had a look of horror on her face from what she had just witnessed. This was her first time actually seeing a house elf but she knew what they were used as.
"You said you came to warn me Dobby. Warn me about what?"
"Your Wheezy, Harry Potter, sir. He is planning with female Wheezy and Dumbledore, sir."
Dobby looked as if he wanted to hurt himself again but remembered that Harry had forbidden it.
Harry looked towards Hermione, looks of disbelief on their faces. Really? Dumbledore was planning something with Ron and Ginny. Was there no end to his treachery?
"Tell us everything you can Dobby."
Ginny peeked around the corner to make sure nobody was there before darting into the unused girl's restroom. She remembered Hermione telling her in secret about how they had brewed the polyjuice potion in their second year. Ginny shuddered as she thought back to that year.
It was horrible, the cold and the feeling of being controlled. But then Harry had come to her rescue. She sighed in pleasure as she thought about Harry. From a young age, her mother had told her that she would be married to the Boy-Who-Lived.
But now, Hermione was trying to take that from her. Her expression turned to hate as she thought about Hermione. The bucktoothed bookworm thought that she could just steal Harry from Ginny? Ginny was prettier and a better match for Harry than Hermione could ever imagine being.
She had thought that eventually Harry would finally notice her and make his move but now, she realized that she would have to make her move on him. Before long, Harry would be swooning for her and not thinking about Hermione anymore.
Ginny set up her cauldron in a toilet before lighting it. Despite being in a toilet, it lit pretty well. She added the first few ingredients and watched it begin to simmer. After she finished putting all the ingredients into the potion, she waited the required hour before pouring some into a vial.
Harry didn't know yet that he belonged to her but after breakfast tomorrow, he would know. The whole world would know that Harry Potter belonged to Ginny Weasley.
After Dobby finished telling the young couple everything he knew, they were understandable angry. Harry was barely controlling his magic. He reached inside his pocket and pulled out a mirror.
"Sirius Black," he spoke into the surface of the mirror, fogging up the glass. Almost immediately, Sirius' face appeared in the mirror.
"Did you need something pup?" He looked worried, thinking that something bad had to have happened for Harry to be calling him so soon after returning to Hogwarts.
"Hermione, Dobby, and I are in the Room of Requirement. I need you to come through. Moony too if he is with you."
Sirius nodded his head and let Harry know he would be there as soon as Harry created the passageway.
I need Sirius to be able to get here. He thought over and over in his head as he watched the walls around him. Suddenly, a door appeared on one wall. Shortly after it appeared, it opened and out stepped Sirius.
Dobby was standing beside where Hermione was sitting. Hermione was staring openmouthed at where Sirius had suddenly appeared.
"I didn't know the room could do that. Harry, you never told me." She sounded like she was admonishing him but actually, she was quite curious as to where he figured it out.
"We didn't know if it would work or not. I told Harry to try it before telling you," Sirius answered for Harry before taking a seat beside Hermione.
"Now, what have you found out that is so important that you need to tell me right this minute? And in person."
Sirius looked worriedly at Hermione and Dobby. Dobby still looked frightened but appeared determined about what he was doing. He knew it was right to let Harry Potter know what was being planned for him.
"Dobby, please explain to Sirius what is going on."
Dobby nodded before beginning to tell Sirius what he had told Harry and Hermione.
"I was cleaning Professor Dumbledore's office when I overhears him have a conversation with Harry Potter's Wheezies. He bes telling them that they will both get what theys want. Girl Wheezy wants Harry Potter sir and Wheezy wants Harry Potter's Grangey."
Sirius looked angry that Dumbledore was plotting with the youngest Weasely children for Harry and Hermione. Dobby flinched at seeing his anger but when Sirius nodded at him to continue, he started up again.
"They did not know I was there, sir, so I listened to them talk. Dobby knows it was bad but I would do anything for the great Harry Potter, savior of the wizarding world and of Dobby."
Harry rolled his eyes and smiled, briefly forgetting his anger in lieu of amusement.
"When the professor mentioned love potions, Dobby knew he had to warn Harry Potter and his Grangey."
As he finished his story, he stepped aside so that Harry could talk to Sirius and Hermione about what they had learned.
Hermione was worried, but not for herself. She was also scared that Harry would be taken from her. A love potion was a big thing and she knew there was no antidote for one.
"What are we going to do Harry?" He could hear the anguish in her voice so he sat and pulled her into his lap, comforting her.
Sirius was too angry to tease them about their position. Why would Dumbledore want to ruin Harry's life? What did he have against the kid?
When Sirius was in school, Dumbledore was a great man. He was a hero and tried to help everyone. Now, he was just ruining Harry's life. What could he possibly want from Harry?
"Also Sirius," Harry started. He had been whispering to Hermione and she seemed much calmer now. "We think we know what Dumbledore is going to do this year. They have decided to hold the Triwizard Tournament here this year."
Sirius jumped up in a fit of anger. He began to pace, mumbling about Dumbledore the whole time. Dobby hid behind the couch, afraid of Sirius. After a few minutes of pacing, Sirius sat down, letting out a deep sigh.
"First off, about the Tournament. There isn't much we can do besides wait and see what happens. Maybe you won't be involved this time. " He sounded pathetically hopeful.
"Now, about the love potions. I think I have the perfect plan."
They talked about Sirius' plan and visited for around an hour before he stood to leave. The whole time they were in the room, Dobby stayed with them. He fetched them pumpkin juice so they would not get thirsty while visiting.
After Sirius left, Harry and Hermione cuddled close together on the couch. Dobby popped in front of them and got their attention.
"Harry Potter, sir, thank you for forbidding Dobby from hurting himself."
He bowed low to Harry and made to leave.
"Wait, Dobby, I have a question for you."
Dobby turned back to Harry, looking hopeful.
"Yes Harry Potter sir?" His huge eyes were filled with hope. Harry felt happier about what he was about to do. He looked at Hermione and she nodded in approval. Since their bond, they had become better at reading each other and she knew what he was about to do. She couldn't say that she honestly approved but maybe they could change things for the better.
"I know that Dumbledore will be mad at you if he ever finds out that you have forewarned us. And while I do not have a house right now, when I do get one, I would like you to be there."
Dobby had tears in his eyes as he realized what Harry was about to ask him.
"I would like you to be my personal elf, Dobby." Harry looked nervous as he finished the last part. Maybe Dobby didn't want to be his elf. He was enjoying being a free elf with no master. "I would pay you so that you could still have the privilege of having money."
He didn't get any further before Dobby threw himself at Harry's feet, sobbing uncontrollably. Harry didn't expect this and looked panicked before Hermione knelt on the ground beside Dobby and pulled him into a hug.
Dobby looked shocked before speaking.
"Dobby is honored Harry Potter sir. And Grangey miss gives Dobby a hug. This is the best night of Dobby's life sir and miss."
"So, what do we have to do to complete the bonding process Dobby?"
Dobby instructed Harry to place his hand on Dobby's forehead. After he had his hand in place, Dobby grabbed Harry's other hand.
"I Dobby the house elf, do hereby swear to always serve Harry Potter sir. So mote it be."
"I Harry Potter, do hereby swear to always treat Dobby with respect and to never abuse him in any way. So mote it be."
When Harry finished speaking, a blue glow surrounded him and Dobby before flashing and going out.
"What is Master's first order?"
"Please continue calling me Harry, Dobby. I would like you to continue working in the kitchens but come tell Hermione and I anything that has to do with us that you hear."
Dobby nodded his head before disappearing.
When he was gone, Harry sat back beside Hermione and pulled her into his arms.
"Finally we are alone," Harry murmured quietly in her ear. His voice had gotten low and husky.
Hermione shivered in pleasure before turning to begin the fun of being in the room alone.
The next morning, Hermione woke early and waited downstairs for Harry to join her. She was sitting in an armchair in front of the fire when she heard a noise behind her. Turning, a smile on her face, she saw Ron come down the stairs instead of Harry. He had a hand behind his back but she could see his wand in his front pocked so wasn't worried.
She hurriedly wiped the smile from her face, not wanting him to get the wrong idea. His face lit up when he saw her, quite a different from the previous night when he was full of anger and hate.
"Her Hermione, how are you this morning?"
He sounded weird as well. Too polite.
But she couldn't do anything until Harry got there. She would just be polite but distant.
"I am fine Ronald."
He waited for her to say more but when she didn't, he continued. He pulled his hand from behind his back, revealing a pretty blue box.
"I…er, I am sorry about the way I acted yesterday and last night. I had mum send me these chocolates to give to you to make up for my behavior."
He looked nervous and practically shoved the box into her hands. Besides nervousness, she could also see something dark in his eyes. She wasn't about to eat anything that he gave her. Not after last night.
"Thank you Ronald."
She sat them beside her and picked up one of her schoolbooks to begin reading. Anger flashed across his face momentarily.
"So, yeah. I will see you later." With a angry sneer, he left through the portrait hole as Harry came down the stairs.
"Morning my love." Harry gave Hermione a kiss, smiling at her studying already. Of course, he they had both already read all their schoolbooks.
"Good morning handsome," Hermione said with a smirk. "Ron gave me this just a moment ago." She indicated the blue box.
They knew it was going to happen that morning but they just didn't know how.
"Well, time to put our plan into action then isn't it?"
With a wide grin, Harry called for Dobby and gave him the box of chocolate.
"Put these where we talked about last night please Dobby. Thank you." They then headed for the Great Hall, not wanting to miss what was going to happen.
Dobby popped back to the kitchen. He placed the chocolates on a plate on one of the tables in the room. Immediately, the plates disappeared and appeared on the table in the room above.
Draco Malfoy had just sat down at the table, ready for breakfast, when he saw the chocolates on his plate. Well, finally someone had figured out that he deserved to be pampered. With a smirk, he popped a chocolate into his mouth.
Harry and Hermione chuckled quietly as they saw him. They turned back to their breakfast. Ginny had just sat down beside Harry.
"Would you like some pumpkin juice Harry," Ginny asked with a sickly sweet smile on her face. She had one hand held behind her back and the other was holding out a goblet with pumpkin juice.
"Thank you Ginny." Harry had to force a smile on his face.
He could hear Hermione whisper from his other side and knew she had switched his pumpkin juice with someone else's. With a genuine smile, he took a big drink, noticing how Ginny grinned widely in triumph.
With a brief grin, he turned and gave Hermione a small kiss on the lips, ignoring the catcalls from around them.
Suddenly, Draco Malfoy stood up on the bench at the Slytherin table and said very loudly, "Ronald Weasley! I love you and I want us to be together."
He climbed down from the bench and practically ran to where Ron was sitting, a small portion of food on his plate. Up to that point, he had been looking angrily at his small portion but now he was looking up in horror as Draco ran towards him.
Everyone in the hall was watching the spectacle with their mouths hanging open. Draco grabbed Ron's face and proceeded to kiss him passionately. Ron struggled to escape but the blonde's grasp was too powerful. Snape came forward, not glaring at Harry and Hermione for once, and stunned Draco.
Draco collapsed and Snape levitated him out of the Great Hall without a backwards glance at Ron.
"What is going on here?" Professor McGonagall asked, coming up to the table looking confused. Draco Malfoy had just publically snogged Ronald Weasley. Was the world coming to an end?
Nobody had a chance to answer here before another commutation took place. Crabbe stood up from the Slytherin table and yelled out his love for Ginny. She, remembering what happened to Ron, had the sense to stun him before he reached her. She looked on with disgust as his fat shook slightly as he fell.
She suddenly realized what had happened and looked at Hermione with shock on her face. The shock immediately turned to anger as Hermione smirked at her behind McGonagall's back.
The time passed quickly for the young couple. They went to their classes and avoided the Weasleys as much as possible. They never did figure out who had put the love potion and Ginny and Ron were not about to fess up to what they had done. They knew Dumbledore would get them out of it but they didn't want to risk it.
Before they knew it, it was Halloween night and the Goblet of Fire was ready to make its decision. It was about a month and a half earlier when the delegations from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang arrived.
-Everyone was gathered in the Great Hall when the doors sprung open. In came a group of boys in fur coats and fur hats. They all looked angry and aloof. In the front was Victor Krum, quidditch player. He was famous and Harry could hear all the girls swooning about him being there.
After them, came the delegates from Beauxbatons. All of them were girls and all of them were blonde. Maybe it was a French thing. They were wearing blue silk and their headmistress was huge. She looked like a female Hagrid.
Dumbledore introduces each contingent and they all took their seats at different tables. After that, Dumbledore displayed the Goblet of Fire and told everyone what it did.
Over the past month and a half, people had been putting their names into the Goblet. Now was the time for it to tell who the champions were going to be. Harry just hoped that his bad feeling was wrong.
Dobby had not had anything new to tell them and so far, it had been quiet. Ginny and Ron were avoiding them still and Hermione and Harry were enjoying a normal year for once.
They went to dinner that night and sat at the table waiting. At the end of dinner, they sat patiently as Dumbledore stood from where he was sitting.
"Hello everyone. I am pleased to announce that we are now going to find out who is going to participate in the Triwizard Tournament." He had a smile on his face as he looked around at the Hall.
The Goblet turned red and a slip of paper shot out of the top. Dumbledore caught it and read out, "The champion from Beauxbatons is Fleur Delacour."
A beautiful blond girl stood from the Ravenclaw table. She was the girl that Ron had been stalking for a month and Harry suspected that she wasn't completely human.
The Goblet shot another slip of paper out of the top.
"The champion from Durmstrang is Victor Krum." Krum stood up from the Slytherin table and followed Fleur to the room behind the staff table.
A last piece of paper shot out of the Goblet.
"And finally, the Hogwarts champion is—"
Dumbledore got silent, a convincing disbelieving look on his face. He looked out over the crowd and Harry felt his eyes zero in on him.
Harry groaned and Hermione let out a small cry. This could not be happening. Not now.
"The Hogwarts champion is Harry Potter," Dumbledore finally managed to get out.
AN: Finally got it finished! My last final is tomorrow, and then it's a month long winter break. Expect a few updates in that time :) Hope everyone enjoyed this chapter. Read and review! Thanks to everyone who already has!