AN- So in honor of Christmas, I wanted to write a Christmas fanfic. I guess it might be considered an AU, since Voldemort is gone and never to return which therefore Harry and the others don't have to leave. Please enjoy! Disclaimer and review! This has nothing to do with my other HPfic 'A Hallow's Eve Surprise'.
Snowflakes fell from the wintry sky, swirling in the air like tiny white fairies dancing in the frigid night. The Malfoy Manor was busy, bustling with preparation for the Christmas gala Narcissa Malfoy was planning. Lights had gone up around the Manor, making the giant house seem lighter and more cheerful than normal. The process of putting up the 40 foot Douglas fir in the ballroom of the Manor had proved not a challenge to magic. More white lights and ornaments were hung around the tree, making it sparkle.
Hermione Granger watched the decorating process with fascination; the only other time she had seen a tree that big was in Hogwarts. The room, she thought, would be transformed into something other than the dark, gloomy rooms that had occupied most of the house. She was on Christmas break, in her sixth year.
An arm snaked around her waist suddenly and she gasped as she was kissed on the cheek. She turned around only to see Draco Malfoy, her boyfriend, genuinely smiling at her. The idea of having a boyfriend, let alone Draco be her boyfriend, had taken some time getting used to. He had proposed the idea of her going to meet his parents, and they had arrived in the middle of the preparation for the gala.
She was apprehensive about meeting his parents, although Narcissa had seemed to like her and was on good terms with her. She would be meeting Lucius tomorrow night, on the night of the gala.
"Are you sure this was a good idea?" she asked Draco, apprehensively.
"What do you mean?"
"Meeting your parents. I mean, your mum seems to like me, but what about your father? He'll hate me, I know it. He's never liked who I am or what I am and I know by being here will only cause you trouble-"
"Calm down, okay? I love who you are, so don't make him frighten you. He's just going to have to get used to the idea," Draco said with finality, taking her hands in his.
Just like Harry and Ron had, she thought. They had hated the fact that Draco had fancied her, and had wanted to make his life a living hell for doing so. She had convinced them not to hurt him, and sheepishly admitted that she had liked him. They had thought she had gone mental, until they truly understood that she wasn't faking. They, as her best friends, may not have liked the idea, but supported her 100%. Although they had threatened Draco, that if he had hurt her in any way, they would find him and most-likely kill him.
She would be seeing them in a few days, not forgetting to visit the Burrow.
"Oh, I want to show you something," Draco said, taking her by the hand, and leading her throughout the corridors.
"Want to tell me where we're going?" Hermione asked.
"It's a surprise!" Draco said.
They soon stopped in front of two double wood doors which Draco opened. Hermione gasped. Inside the circular room, thousands of books lined the numerous mahogany shelves.
"It's my family's," Draco explained. "I know it's nothing like Hogwarts' but I thought that if you wanted to read to get away from it all then you-"
"Thank you!" Hermione exclaimed and tackled him into a hug.
A clear of the throat interrupted the couple. They turned to the voice. Narcissa stood at the door, and smiled at the young couple. "I see you've found the library. I hope that you'll find your stay comforting, Miss Granger."
"Thank you very much for letting me stay Mrs. Malfoy," Hermione said.
Narcissa smiled again, before saying, "Well, I best get back to preparations." She left the room leaving the two alone.
In the distance, a grandfather clock chimed eleven times. "I think I'm going to go to bed," Hermione said, and kissed Draco on the cheek before leaving.
Draco stared after her, wondering how in the world he got so lucky.
AN-So I hope this is a good story. Please review. I was originally thinking of this being a one-shot but I've decided to make it multiple chapters. Yay!