Wizarding Blind Date
DISCLAIMER: I own nothing all rights and accolades belong to J K Rowling, she is only letting me borrow these wonderful characters.
As always a big shout out to my fabulous beta ScarletQuill and her grammar stick.
I'm dedicating this chapter to my good friend and fellow author Third1965, I can't praise her wonderful writing enough.
Chapter 10:Boys will be Boys.
Hermione left Minerva's office with her head in a spin due to the infernal third question, she slowly made her way to her rooms going over potential ideas in her mind and just as soon they popped in her head she immediately dismissed them for being too idiotic or unsuitable, before she'd realized where she was, she'd managed to end up at the entrance to her rooms just on autopilot.
She let herself in, dumped her stuff on her coffee table and was heading for the bathroom to have a long soak when an indignant hoot caught her attention, turning around she saw a pretty little barn owl sticking it's leg out for her to retrieve the letter.
As she took the letter the owl hooted again and bit her finger.
"Ouch!..Bloody bird." she swore glaring at the bird, as she unrolled the parchment.
I'm in town one night only as the staff at the bloody international portkey office have gone on effing strike and quite frankly there's only so much testosterone a girl can stand (I know it's a great honour being the first girl on what's traditionally a male only team but it's like living with my brothers 24/7 without the luxury of mums cooking).
So get your glad rags on girl we're going out into muggle London for some hardcore dancing and drinking and if a couple of cute guys catch our eyes even better. I'm staying at that new hotel next to Gringotts, room 102.
You've got till 8pm to get yourself all fancied up and if you don't come I'm going to go all Weasley on your skinny teachers ass.
Love ya Ginny
(P.s. The bird bites)
Hermione laughed at Ginny's letter and quickly penned her acceptance on the back of the same letter, a night out with her could be just she needed plus Gin was excellent at thinking outside the box. She tied the parchment to the bird's leg after sticking a large owl treat in it's mouth to stop it biting her.
After a long luxurious soak in bath Hermione began to raid her wardrobe for something suitable to wear, pulling out dress after dress but nothing seemed to be right "Stupid last minute plans, not giving a girl enough time to find a new outfit" she grumbled to herself as the pile of rejected clothes on her bed grew larger. Hermione finally decided on her favourite pair of black skinny jeans worn with a tight white vest before raiding her shoes closet to find her black peep toe stilettos that when combined with these jeans made her legs look longer than they actually were.
With her outfit finally sorted Hermione sat her dresser for a few moments just staring at her reflection before sighing and pulling out her make up bag from the drawer and emptying it in front of the mirror. Thirty minutes later Hermione had her hair and make up done and was now searching through her jewellery box looking for a particular pair of earrings when she realised that she'd left them at Harry's the last time she'd stopped over, looking at the clock she saw that she had just enough time to floo over to Harry's and grab her earrings before meeting Ginny.
She picked up her little trusty clutch bag that was charmed to match whatever she wore, strapped her wand to her inner arm and after checking that she had no lipstick on her pearly white teeth she threw some floo powder into the fire and shouted Harry and Draco's address, when the flames turned green she stepped neatly through.
"AND WHITLEY PASSES TO GREENE, WHO PASSES TO WICKHAM, WICKAM SHOOTS AND SCORES, CHUDLEY CANNONS ARE UP BY FIFTY POINTS, CAN THE PEMBERLY PIRATES CATCH UP?"
The noise from Draco's pride and joy (50'' plasma TV with built in surround sound) was absolutely deafening not to mention the fact there was five grown wizards shouting instructions at the telly.
"Throw the ball Moran, you idiot." Shouted Sirius throwing his empty bottle at the TV, which rebounded harmlessly off a hastily erected shield produced by Draco.
"Oi! Stop throwing things at my baby, you Neanderthal." Draco bellowed.
Hermione watched the men for a couple of minutes amused by the thought that wizards were no different from male muggles when under the influence of beer and sport.
"BERKERLY SEES THE SNITCH, HE DIVES...OOOOH THAT HAD TO HURT! BLUDGER TO THE FACE, HE WON'T BE KISSING HIS WIFE TONIGHT THAT'S FOR SURE."
"Stupid fucking wankerering referee how could he not call foul on that dirty play by that cheating fucking bastard O'Malley" ranted Harry gesturing his thoughts with matching hand gestures.
"Do you kiss Draco with that delightful potty mouth Harry?" Smirked Hermione, smacking him round the head as she walked around the back of the sofa.
"Don't worry I'm not stopping, I'm just here to pick up the earrings I left" Hermione told them as she walked up the stairs to the room she used when she slept over.
She'd only left the room for a few minutes but when she re-entered the living room, the telly had been paused and she now had Harry and Draco giving her the evil eye, the others were pretending not to notice what was going on.
"And just where do you think you're off to young lady? I thought you were busy marking papers tonight and thinking up difficult questions for impromptu tests." Questioned Harry with his arms crossed and an eyebrow raised.
"Well seeing as I wasn't invited to this little male bonding session, I got a better offer than the year threes papers on the effect of transfiguring animals into inanimate objects so I thought I'd take it and anyway two heads are better than one, Ginny's a natural at thinking up devious questions." Hermione replied while sneakily stealing Severus's bottle out of his hands and taking a long swig.
"Thanks Sevvie, I needed that" She said cheekily as she walked past him to get to the fire place.
"Impudent witch" He muttered reaching out and grabbing her wrist with his long pale fingers and pulling her firmly back to him. "Didn't your mother teach you that it's wrong to steal things that are not yours Hermione?" he said trying to get his drink back.
Hermione twisted her body against his trying to keep the beer out of his reach "Of course she did, but didn't your mother teach you to share, you selfish oaf?" She replied not seeing Draco and Harry exchange amused glances.
"Of course she tried but I didn't play well with other children, besides I'm bigger than you" he whispered against her ear.
Hermione just laughed and slipped her wand into her hand, hitting him with a silent tickling hex which caused him to release her. "I win again Severus, and as I've told numerous wizards in the past size isn't everything it's how you use it." she said with an exaggerated wink at him.
Severus scowled at her "I let you win, silly girl." his eyes flashing with admiration at her ability to best him.
"Gryfindor's win again, Severus you seem to be losing your touch old man." Teased Remus.
"What can I say? Victory makes everything taste better" Hermione said raising her bottle at the room and taking a long swig "And while I shall miss you all I have an evening of dancing, drinking and checking out good looking men because it's surely lacking here" She said with a shit eating grin on her face.
"Hey!" The five wizards shouted indignantly at her.
Hermione turned and activated the floo saying the address that would link her to Ginny's hotel. "I apologise Draco, you are cute but you're not my type and Harry to fancy you would be incest." Her eyes twinkling in amusement as she blew them a kiss and disappeared through the floo.
"When are you going to learn Severus? Never take on Hermione because she's as sneaky as any Slytherin I know and that includes you combined with the audacity of a Gryfindor" chuckled Harry "I'll go get everyone fresh drinks, Drake give us a hand" he said giving Draco a significant look.
"That witch needs her eyes testing I am definitely the best looking wizard here." Sirius informed them checking his reflection in a conjured mirror.
Leaving Severus and Remus to tease Sirius, Draco and Harry walked into the kitchen where Harry began beating his head against his marble worktops "That girl is going to be the death of me I swear."
"Harry stop, I don't know what your worrying about they've had this bantering for years it'd look odd if Hermione suddenly stopped just because she's realised that she wants to do the horizontal tango with him, besides you saw how much they both enjoyed that little physical altercation...Oh sweet Merlins sweaty balls I've just had the most horrific thought" Draco said his naturally pale face turning grey.
Harry stopped banging his head long enough to look at Draco "Are you okay?" He asked looking concerned.
"They're going to be at it like rabbits aren't they? The chemistry coming off them was undeniable, how we've missed it all these years is beyond me." Exclaimed Draco.
"Lets hope Ginny has some good ideas, because that show can't come soon enough if you ask me" replied Harry "We'd better get back in there because it sounds as if they're about to start beating their chests to prove who's the bigger witch magnet."
"Meh! Let them as far as I'm concerned you're the sexiest wizard here." Draco said pinching Harry's bum for good measure.
"You say the nicest things" Harry murmured against Draco's lips as he pushed him against the large fridge freezer, his knee inserting itself between Draco's denim clad thighs.
"Fifty points from Gryfindor for molesting my Godson Mr Potter" drawled Severus in his most disapproving teachers voice, smiling evilly at them as they both jumped apart with guilty looks on their faces.
"Damn it Severus when will you stop doing that? It makes me feel like I'm sixteen again" moaned Harry.
Severus smirked "Once it stops being amusing then yes, those two oafs in there want to start the match again and since I'm the one whose drink was rudely stolen I came to see what had happened to the refreshments."
I thought you let Hermione take it" Draco said slyly, causing Harry to bite his lip to stifle the laughter that was threatening to erupt.
"Shut up Draco" Severus snarled as he grabbed a drink from the ice bucket and stalked back to the living room.
Unable to contain his laughter in any longer Harry burst out laughing "Come on love, we'd better go and make sure that he doesn't hex anyone" Draco said grabbing the ice bucket.
"I'll be right there" wheezed Harry grasping his side to ease the pain from laughing so much.
"So you've fancied Snape all these years and you didn't realise until Harry and Draco made you enter Wizarding Blind Date?" Asked Ginny the pounding music making it impossible for anyone to hear them. "Not to mention the dirty fantasies about Remus and Sirius, Sirius is a bit of a horndog... I wonder if he's good at doggy style" she giggled loudly as she sipped her pink and green cocktail.
"You sly little witch you have a thing for Sirius!" Hermione exclaimed while nudging Ginny in her sides.
"Well I wouldn't kick him out of bed for farting that's for sure." Ginny replied just as Hermione took a mouthful of her drink, Ginny laughed hard and patted Hermione on her back as she choked on her drink.
The two witches were giggling uncontrollably when the sound of someone coughing to get their attention interrupted them, they wiped their eyes and looked up to see a gangly youth standing there.
"Excuse me but if I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me." He said while looking at Ginny's breasts.
Ginny flashed Hermione an evil grin as she whispered seductively in the poor boys ear "I'm way out of your league little boy, but if you're still interested at the end of the night I have a rather extensive collection of whips I could show you."
"Ah well maybe I don't have such a beautiful body after all" Chuckled Ginny as the lad went paled and hurried off back to his friends.
Hermione smiled in agreement watching the youth quickly disappear,"What am I going to do for the third question Gin? I just can't seem to think of one, and all the ones I do seem immature and childish..." She asked finishing the last dregs of fluorescent alcohol in her glass.
"I don't know off the top of my head but I do my best thinking while dancing, come on." answered Ginny grabbing Hermione's hand and pulling her into the middle of the crowded dance floor.
A/N: This wasn't what I originally had planned for this chapter but my muse and her minions (My rabid little plot bunnies) hijacked the chapter, I hope you enjoyed it.
Her Royal Goddess Xx