Imagine where reader is in Gryffindor but super smart like smarter than hermione and Draco begrudgingly comes for help with their homework while they are in the library
OWL year wasn’t going to be a fun one. You were prepared for months and months of hard working and revising. You loved being at Hogwarts and enjoyed most classes but even you had to admit that the work load was beginning to get on top of you. You were coping so far and had managed to meet every deadline but as for your friends Harry and Ron, you could see they were struggling. If only they managed to balance their work with Quidditch practice…
You, Harry, Ron and Hermione were leaving double potions that day after getting your essays marked and handed back to you.
"I’m quite pleased I got an E.“ said Hermione. "Obviously and O is what I’m aiming for eventually but considering we have the rest of the year to improve I think it’s a good start. How did you two do?” she asked looking at Harry and Ron.
“Urgh don’t ask.” Ron replied.
"What’s an E?“ asked Harry.
"Exceeds Expectations.” replied Hermione.
"Oh.“ said Harry. "What about you y/n? How did you do?"
"Oh um yanno I can’t remember… never mind.”
"Come on it can’t have been that bad.“ said Harry grabbing your essay from your hand. He looked at it with astonishment. "An O! How on earth did you manage that?!"
"Bloody hell.” said Ron. “You’re even smarter than Hermione!"
"Oh shut up.” you laughed blushing. You were slightly embarrassed they’d found out your results again but everyone in the year knew you were the smartest witch Hogwarts had seen for a while.
That evening you were doing your Runes homework quietly in the library sat at a desk on your own looking over various books. You sat continuing to write your essay pouring over one book that had turned out to be incredibly useful and interesting. You sat writing until you heard footsteps approach the desk you were sat at and you heard them come to a stop not far behind you. You could feel someone watching you but decided to ignore it and continue to work. As the minutes passed and then hadn’t left yet you began to get annoyed.
"Why don’t you take a picture? It’ll last longer.“ you said turning around to see a blond headed boy whom you recognised as Draco Malfoy. You shared some of your classes with him and from what you could tell, he wasn’t a fan of anyone from Gryffindor. So why was he hear bothering you?
"What do you want?” you asked impatiently.
“Nothing it’s fine. I can see you’re busy.” he said whilst turning to walk off.
“Stop there Malfoy.” you said with a sigh. “What is it?"
"I didn’t want to have to ask you this. But I heard you got an O in your Potions essay and I only managed to scrape and Acceptable. So I was actually going to ask for some help maybe? If you’d be willing to.” he said looking slightly defeated at coming to a Gryffindor for help.
“Oh alright.” you sighed moving some books so he could sit down and put his stuff on the table. “Wait here.” you said getting up. You returned within seconds with the book you had used for your essay.
“Okay. So we’ll start here.” you said flicking to a page about Bezoars and helping him take notes.
About an hour passed when you had finally finished helping Draco and he had a complete essay to O grade standard. He began to pack away his quill and parchment into his bag and you continued looking over your own essay.
As he was about to leave he turned back around.
"Hey y/n.“ he said. "Thanks."
"Any time.” you said, smiling.
AN: Hey! Hope you enjoy this one! Thanks for the request ^_^