A Drop In The Ocean

A drop in the ocean, a change in the weather,
I was praying that you and me might end up together.

Exactly two weeks later Hermione was walking out of potions alone because the boys had to rush off to practice for the game in a few days. Her bag was weighed down heavily with books and split open and her things fell to the ground in a mess.

She growled a little trying to balance the books in her hand and bend to pick the things up. She leaned down to clean it up when her left arm felt considerably lighter without the weight of the books. Hermione looked up to Draco holding her books.

"Looked like you need help..."

"Y-yes. Thank you." She stumbled over her words in her shocked state but managed to pull herself together and repair her bag and clean the mess up.

Draco handed her books back to her when she stood and smoothed his suit down. He looked down unsure for a moment, "Hermione, are you doing anything tomorrow?"

Her eyes widened considerably and her eyebrows rose a great deal. She bit her lip and wondered why he asked, "No, I was just going to study in the library because the boys would be too occupied with practice to go to Hogsmeade with me."

"Would you mind if I accompanied you to Hogsmeade?" Draco rushed the words out then looked down as pink spread around his cheeks, "If-f you don't mind. I understand if you'd rather study."

"No, no! I wouldn't mind at all I was actually hoping someone would want to go with me. Studying, while entertaining for me, can get a little repetitive." Hermione blushed as well and the heat went down to her neck.

"Wonderful." Draco smiled, a real smile, "I'll meet you outside your common room at nine?"

"Yeah, see you then." Hermione grinned.

Hermione walked off back to her common room and squealed to herself once she was alone. Ginny rushed in at the noise and smiled.

"Did Draco ask you on a date?" She giggled.

"How did you know?" Hermione stopped jumping in place.

"He's been staring at you intensely for months it was obvious."

"It's unreal. It feels like a dream." Hermione sat on her bed and took a deep breath then grinned, "Come help me pick out my outfit."