"Harry! I've missed you so much!" Hermione squealed as she ran to her best friend in the Gryffindor common room, giving him a hug as she got there.
Harry returned the hug limply as he sat in one of the lush armchairs.
"Harry, what's wrong?", Hermione asked as she pulled away from the hug, "Your hug didn't feel right."
He put his chin in his hand, just kind of staring at his friend.
"It's nothing. How was your holiday? How did your families get along? And where's Ron?" He said as he just noticed that his other best friend was not there.
"Our holiday was fantastic! Our families got along pretty good, and Ron's carrying our bags." She said with a smile.
"So, you have him trained so soon?" said Harry with a smirk.
"Don't be so silly, Harry. I don't have him trained," she said with a frown. But then that frown turned into a smirk of her own, "Not yet anyway."
Just as she said that, Ron came through the painting with 5 bags in his arms.
Now he dropped them down on the floor, panting for air.
"Next time, you're carrying your own bags."
"Why didn't you have the house elves bring them up?" Harry asked, smiling a laughing smile at his friend.
"Hermione wouldn't let me. The whole thing about SPEW again." Said Ron as he glared at Hermione.
"Oh, come off it, Ron. You know as well as I do that house elves do enough work as it is. They don't need to be bringing up something that we can carry ourselves."
"Don't you mean that I can bring up?"
Hermione stepped over to Ron, and now gave him a kiss on the cheek, "Yes, I do." She then took 3 of the 5 bags, and went up the steps to the girls dorm.
"She has power over you, doesn't she?" Harry asked with an eyebrow raised.
"Oh yeah. Definitely." Said Ron as he stared after her.
"Come on, let's put your things away." Harry said as he stood from the chair.
They went to their room, meeting Neville who had come back earlier that day. He gave them a smile, and went back to the "Magical, Plain, and just Strange" plant book that he had gotten from his grandma for Christmas.
Harry plopped down on his bed as Ron started to put his things away.
Ron started to talk about his holiday with Hermione and her family. How Hermione's parents were amazed at the magic of the house, about how Ron's dad asked them questions about dentistry, or "denstry" as Mr. Weasley called it.
But Harry didn't really hear it. He was starring at his picture from Lupin that he had gotten for Christmas.
"Harry, are you listening?" Ron asked, jutting Harry from his thoughts.
"No, not really." He said truthfully. Ron threw a pillow at him, and asked his question that he asked before again, "Where did you get the silver dragon?"
"From a friend." He said casually.
"Uh-huh. And what friend might this be?" He asked with an eyebrow raised.
"A friend that I lost." Said Harry with half a smile. Ron looked at him with a sad smile, wondering about who this friend was that he lost. He now shook his head, and said, "Come on, let's go down to dinner."
They met up with Hermione in the common room, with Neville following the guys, and Lavender Brown following Hermione, who had also gotten back earlier that day.
They went through the painting, and soon started to walk down the steps.
"I forgot to ask, how was your holiday, Harry?" Hermione asked as they slowly walked down the stairs behind their fellow Gryffindors.
"It was alright, I guess. A bit boring though." He said, not looking at them.
"Who was all here?" Hermione asked.
"Not too many people. A couple Gryffindors, a Ravenclaw. . .Draco Malfoy." He said Malfoy's name quickly and softly. But that didn't make it any less worse.
"Malfoy was here for the holiday! Bloody hell!" Ron exclaimed, "You must have had a tough time with him here."
"It wasn't that bad." Harry said calmly, adjusting his glasses.
"How could it be not that bad?" Ron said as they were finally down by the Great Hall, "Any time with Draco Malfoy is bad."
"Ron has a point, Har-" But she was cut off by a yell that came from the entrance to the dungeons.
"POTTER!" Was the yell. The trio looked over to the dungeon entrance, and found an angry looking Malfoy standing there.
"Just ignore him, Harry. Let's go to the Great Hall."
"Yeah, Harry, ignore the ferret." Ron said after Hermione.
"Didn't you hear me, Potter? Or do you have something in your ears?"
"I heard you perfectly fine, Malfoy. What do you want?" Malfoy started to walk toward them, and said, "You know damn well what I want. And I want it now."
He was now right in front of Harry, just staring at him.
"Fine! I'll give it to you." What Harry did next shocked Hermione, Ron, and a few other people who were listening to the yelling right outside the Great Hall.
He kissed Malfoy. And Malfoy didn't seem at all surprised. He in fact snaked his arms around Harry, and Harry put his arms around Malfoy's neck.
They were still kissing as a confused Hermione started to speak, "Um, Harry? Do you, do you realize what you're, doing?" Ron just stared, mouth agape. He even started to stumble a bit, as if he were going to faint.
"Harry?" Hermione questioned.
Soon, the two pulled apart, smiling at one another.
"Well, that was a fun way to tell your friends, Harry." Draco said as he smiled down at him, both of them still holding on to one another.
"What better way, Draco? Good way to show them we're more than just friends."
Draco laughed, and said to him, "You know, you could've been in Slytherin with the stuff you pull."
"But then, I wouldn't be with you." He blushed as he realized just how sappy that sounded.
"You look good when you blush, you know that? Come on, let's see what the teachers will do." Draco said with a smirk. They let go of each other, and now hooked their arms together.
Harry looked at his two best friends, who still seemed quite confused. He smiled at them, and said, "I'll explain later." with that, the two started to walk into the Great Hall.
Harry didn't know if Draco was the one, he didn't know if they would be together for a long amount of time, or the opposite. But he was happy. He knew that he wasn't the only one who was missing someone, he had someone like him.
And to think, this might not have been if it wasn't for a plant . . .
And there you have it folks. Wasn't it such a happy ending? Makes you want to go Aww, huh? But, I digress.
Hope it wasn't too confusing at the end, and I hope very much that you enjoyed it greatly.
A BIG Thank you all of my lovely readers and reviewers, you're so awesome. >hug
One question always sticks out in my mind when I do fanfics or fanart that someone asksand that question is: Why do you always make them gay?
Well the answer to that is: I just do. I think sometimes that they'd make a grand couple, whether it be SnapexHarry, RonxHarry, DracoxHarry, SnapexRemus, it goes on and on. I just think it's more fun. I like slash, I do.
Hope you all enjoyed my little fic. I'll be updatingothers within the next couple weeks.
And with that, I bid you a fond farewell.