As they made their way to the common room, Hermione groaned and banged her head against everything possible including Harry's head.
"Hermione do you still want to be the smartest witch here because if you keep banging your head you might just let that knowledge spill out!" Harry's voice got higher at the end as he lifted his arms and dropped them.
"Hermione..." Ron said trailed after her touching her hair.
She turned around swiftly and slapped his hand away, "GO AWAY!"
She knew it was harsh, but she wanted Ron to love her for real not for some stupid love potion. She sighed as she turned around to apologize and hugged him before walking up to the girl's dorms needing time alone to process how horribly their prank has backfired.
"You see that Harry, she loves me!" Ron smiled, standing up and puffing out his chest.
Harry grabbed his shirt and pulled him down onto the couch, "It was just a hug. This is just the love potion effecting you." Ron huffed and folded his arms, muttering about how it was a start for their beautiful relationship, until they heard a scream and banging on the painting door.
"HER-MION-EE!" Draco yelled from outside the Gryffindor tower.
Hermione rushed down the stairs, "That better not be Draco."
"HER-MION-EE! IT IS I MY LOVE, DRACO!" He screamed knocking on the door.
"Ugh!" She huffed punching a nearby pillow.
"You've changed Hermione, you like pranks and now you are very, very...violent" Harry spoke calmly trying to approach her the right way.
"It's the potion's fault." She sighed, walking towards the door and throwing it open to be struck the sight of a valiant Draco banging on the walls, on his knees. Roses were scattered around him and five boxes of chocolates were stacked up like a tower.
He saw her and yelled, "HERMIONE!" He grabbed her and swung her body around in his arms. Draco kissed her cheek and told her that he loved her over and over. She was shocked for sure, but it felt nice so she didn't stop him, that is until she realized he was doing this because of a potion and he was actually a huge git.
She stepped back away from him and was going to go back inside when he stopped her.
"My love, do not leave without your roses and CHOCOLATE BOXES!" He spoke loudly gathering up the roses and chocolates handing them to her.
"Well, okay..." She spoke uncertainly before heading back inside.
Ron was outraged when he saw the presents, "Those aren't from me!"
Hermione huffed pushing back her hair as she opened a box of chocolates, "Chocolate?"
Harry nodded and they ate in silence as she thought. Oh no, Oh no, she thought.
"Harry! What about Snape, he's my teacher oh, this is going to be awful!" She moaned grabbing another chocolate.
"Well, we're just going to have to wait for it to be over," He sighed, pulling her up, "Go to bed and I'll deal with Ron." He nodded his head towards Ron, who was strutting around the room doing twists and turns and looking over to see if Hermione was watching and tripping in the process.
The Next Day
Hermione yawned as she made her way toward the great hall. Whenever she felt nervous she had these huge electric shocks in her stomach and it felt as if her heart had stopped. At the moment those shocks were coming harder and faster than ever before. She walked into the hall with her head down. She knew no one knew about it yet, but it would be all around the school by the end of the day. Her head was still down as she gave a yell of surprise when Professor Snape dived down from the table and landed in front of her.
"Hello, fair maiden." He spoke seductively staring into her eyes.
"Uh, Professor." Hermione spoke nervously as they had attracted the whole hall.
"My darling, I can't get enough of your love babe
Girl, I don't know, I don't know why
Can't get enough of your love babe" Snape sang loudly as the Hufflepuff table clapped to the rhythm.
Hermione swiftly turned and walked over to Harry and Ron ignoring the stares. Over breakfast they discussed a lot of things; school, the next game and Voldemort, but the love potion did come up eventually.
"Well, I was reading up on it and it seems that the first two or three days is the worst because the feelings are really strong but then over time they lessen until...it stops" Hermione broke off whispering the last words.
"Oh well Ron should stop being so weird by tomorrow, right?" Harry asked.
"Right, see you guys later." Hermione spoke getting up and leaving for her next class.
As she walked to class Draco sped up and came to a stop next to her.
"Hello, Hermione." He spoke slowly brushing his hand over hers before entwining their hands.
"Draco, hello." Hermione replied blushing.
"I must flee," He spoke dramatically slashing apart their hands and dashing off, "I LOVVVEEE YOOUU!"
She gaped at him, surprised at how natural he sounded before the whole 'fleeing' thing. Maybe that's what Snape and Ron would be like next time she saw them. At that moment she entered her defense against the dark arts class and dropped her bag in the corner. She walked over to the wall of classroom and touched the many books on the left side of the room. She gasped at her luck and picked up "Reversing Love Potions". The class would start any minute so she grabbed the book and shoved it in her bag vowing that she would return it after she read it.
The class filled with students and Harry and Ron greeted her after dropping their bags into a pile on the right side of the room. There were no desks in the class just a few benches scattered around and tall stairs that went to the current DADA professor's office. Long windows covered all of the right side, making the room bright and welcoming.
"Welcome class to the first class of the year. Being in the sixth year I'm sure I don't need to go over the rules so get out your wands." The new professor, Professor Lintel was a pretty woman with long cascading dark hair, dark green eyes and a sweet, soothing voice, "Today we'll start with a simple defense spell."
She went into explaining the uses and the move of the hex.
"Oh, I've read about that one." Hermione gushed taking out her wand, "It's a complicated spell that can make the enemy blind for a few minutes very effective for a quick escape or to finish off a duel."
"Right you are, ten points to Gryffindor." Professor Lintel laughed before teaching the spell to the class.
Hermione was paired with Ron but, Ron was screaming that he wouldn't attack her.
"Shut up Ron!" Hermione screamed, pointing her wand at his eyes, seeing the white haze cover his eyes and effectively making him blind.
"I CAN'T SEE, I CAN'T SEE!" He yelled dramatically running around and knocking over things he even ran over Neville. The class laughed as Hermione did a reverse spell the class had yet to master and with a swish of her wand Ron's eyes went back to normal.
"Very good Miss. Granger, ten points!" Professor Lintel congratulated her and dismissed the class.
Hermione departed from Ron and Harry and walked off to get to the dorm as everyone else went to lunch.
"Hello, Hermione." Draco whispered into her ear, spinning her around into a dip, "Summer romances begin for all kinds of reasons, but when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They're shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, fleeting glimpse of eternity, and in a flash they're gone. So let's make ours last."
"Oh my, that's beautiful." Hermione said in a breathless voice.
He bent down to kiss her, their lips met and they backed into a wall to continue. Suddenly Draco was pulled off and thrown to the ground.
"Draco Malfoy..." Snape stood towering over Draco glaring at him, "Do you really think you can have my lady!"
"Hey, the lady is mine." Draco snapped standing up.
"Hermione, who is your beloved?" Snape bellowed shaking his robes around in the imaginary wind.
"I think..." Hermione started.