I had about a million ideas for this prompt before I landed on this one… turns out I’m also a sucker for HBP missing moments. I hope I delivered on your request for fun Romione! 💕
Hey, I Said Stop!
He’d praised himself on the idea to go swimming almost immediately. It was just the two of them - Ginny was up in her room writing a terribly long letter to Dean Thomas and Harry wasn’t arriving until tomorrow - and Ron quite liked having Hermione all to himself. Sure, his throat had gone a bit dry when he first saw her in her swimsuit, since it was rather more revealing than her Hogwarts robes, but he’d managed to recover from that and now it was just… nice. To be with her, to goof off in the pond behind the Burrow, and for once let themselves be the sixteen-year-olds that they were.
She was gathering her hair away from her neck, face tilted toward the July sun, as he snuck up behind her. For a moment he was distracted by her fingers wringing pond water out of his hair, but then he came to himself again and used one large hand to splash a wall of water onto her shoulders. Instantly she spun around, doing her best to look affronted even as she bit back laughter.
“That’s so rude, Ron,” she scolded him as the corners of her mouth twitched. “My back was turned, that’s not fair.”
“Yeah?” he smirked. “Well, as you’re facing this way now…”
Closing his fists tightly just under the surface of the water, he sent forceful jets of water directly into her face. She released a laughing shriek and backed away, attempting to splash him as she went.
"Stop!” she squealed, squeezing her eyes shut against the onslaught of water. She was still laughing, though, so he kept going, chasing her to the edge of the pond. “Hey, I said stop!”
Just as she spoke, he inadvertently fired another stream of water directly into her open mouth.
Pushing her hair out of her eyes, Hermione spat out her mouthful and glared at him. Ron, with a fist held up to his mouth, stifled a laugh. The problem, as he saw it, was that even when she was angry, he found her adorable.
"Sorry,” he chuckled, sloshing toward her. “I’m really sorry, I didn’t mean to-” And then, before he could overthink it or stop himself he was hugging her, wrapping his arms around her shoulders, her hair under his fingers.
Immediately Ron became brutally aware of just how much of their skin was touching and how he could still detect the scent of her hair through the pond water and how, most miraculously, she was hugging him back. She was hugging him back.
"Sorry,” he muttered again. “I wasn’t… aiming, I promise.”
“It’s okay.” Her breath was warm on his neck as she spoke, sending a shiver racing down his spine. The water around them suddenly felt very warm and Ron’s lungs seemed to have ceased function and her fingertips still dug into his back-
“Ron!” His mum’s voice, magically amplified, filled his ears and he jumped away from Hermione. “Lunch is ready, dear.”
“Well, let’s go,” said Hermione, suddenly sensible.
Ron nodded, feeling the playful vibe of the morning slip irretrievably away from him, and turned to climb out of the pond. He had just taken a step when a massive wave poured over his back, shocking him into a sort of paralysis.
Behind him sounded satisfied laughter, and he peered over his shoulder to see Hermione, knee-deep in the pond, hands on her hips, wearing the biggest grin he’d ever seen.
So really randomly specific fic rec request. Sorry I send you requests all the time but I love your recs. Fics where one/both of the boys are Aurors? Also muggle au where one/both are policemen? Sorry, saw a pic that caused men-in-uniform feels.
And I love requests, siriuslynoble! Especially great ones like this. There are so many awesome fics where they’re aurors I’m breaking this into two parts. Fics where they’re both aurors and auror partners coming soon. These are fics where Harry is an auror and where his Auror-ness is central to the story (b/c there are a lot of fics where Harry is an Auror and it’s pretty incidental to the story.) Here you go!
The Darklist by Cheryl Dyson - R, 87.5k - When Draco Malfoy, wanted criminal, strolled into the Ministry to give himself up, he seemed destined for Azkaban until he offered to hand over information to avert an upcoming crime. Of course, he refused to divulge that knowledge to anyone but Harry Potter.
Disturbing the Peace by moonflower - NC-17, 22k - Draco wakes up after a hard night out, with a few questions…
A Fair Cop by oceaxe - R, 6.5k - Harry Potter walks into a cafe for some coffee, and instead gets the surprise of his life. Plus some coffee.
For the Public Good by blamebrampton - PG-13, 23.5k - Harry is loaned to the Muggle government to assist relations between the two governments after the London bombings. When his counterpart in the Communications team comes to him with evidence of a plot to expose wizarding Britain, he is all ears. And only in part because the messenger has such a familiar voice.
Immovable Unspeakable Meets Irresistible Hit Wizard by Alisanne - R, 11k - Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy are just average, ordinary wizards working in dull positions at the Ministry and leading average, ordinary lives. Or, at least, that’s what they’d like everyone — including each other — to believe.
In Plain Sight by taradiane - R, 17.5k - Pansy comes to Auror Potter’s office with a special favour to ask…
In Which Harry Potter Discovers a River in Egypt by kestralsparhawk - NC-17, 24k - Amissing roommate, a mysteriously familiar male prostitute, murdered Muggles, and an angry boss are all making life difficult for Auror Harry Potter. And that’s before he discovers that the reason he’s avoided having girlfriends for three years is not only because he doesn’t like publicity.
Interoffice Communication by Snegurochka_Lee - NC-17, 10.5k - Draco has convinced the Auror department to test his new messaging charm for secure communications. Harry really would have preferred that he not find out through messages like, ‘Yeah, tonight you’re going to beg me for it,’ that the system wasn’t as secure as they thought.
An Interpretation of Justice (Aurors and Assassins Mix) by noticeably - R, 16k - The little-known truth about floor sixteen and the department that inhabits it is this: the ten witches and wizards that sit in the front, while attending to things like paperwork and other trivial matters, are only a front to appease the few easily confused, lost individuals that happen to wander into the department unannounced, most usually when looking for another floor.
Left My Heart by Emma Grant - NC-17, 85k - Auror Draco Malfoy has disappeared, and Harry Potter has been sent to San Francisco to find him.
Not Ours to Command by furiosity - NC-17, 16.5k - When a poisoning case ends up on Harry’s desk at the Auror HQ, Harry finds himself backed up against the wall. Figuratively speaking. Features typical Slytherins, a minor parade of house-elves, a toddler-chasing Ron and a rude talking mirror.
Of Hoof Picks, Centaurs, and Flight by blamebrampton - PG, 22k - Harry has promised that he will not do anything to upset the new head of Magical Creatures. Even if it is Draco Malfoy. When three centaur foals appear in Cumbria, far from the Forbidden Forest and all too close to Muggles, Harry’s promise is thoroughly tested. To say nothing of his equestrian skills.
Splintered by aquila_star - NC-17, 38k - When you’re Harry Potter, life is never boring…he should be used to it by now. But just when he thinks it can’t get any more complicated, life throws him a few surprises.
Their Kind of Forever by furiosity - NC-17, 38k - The final part of Harry’s Auror training forces him to walk the line between truth and lie, between the wizarding world and the Muggle world, between the life he thought he’d have and the disappointing reality. And through it all, he finds unexpected solace in a most unlikely person’s company.
Tissue of Silver by fearless diva - R, 76k - A love story concerning possessed furniture, black silk pyjamas, courtroom drama, premonitions of doom, assassination attempts, Death Eater yoga, absinthe, bare feet and a sensible werewolf.
Waiting For You by lauren3210 - NC-17, 20k - After finding and catching the renowned art thief Draco Malfoy, Harry realises he needs his help and gets him released from Azkaban into his custody. But has Draco really decided to live a crime-free life? Or is he just biding his time until the right opportunity strikes?
Enjoy! And, as always, remember to leave these fab authors lots of comments/kudos/general appreciation!
“Draco, I cannot believe you!” Harry shouted as the two of them entered their flat.
Draco just rolled his eyes and took his coat off.
“You were rude to Ron and Hermione…again! After I begged you not to be for the millionth time!”
“Honestly, Potter, in case you’ve failed to notice, I do not care. At all. I hate the Weasel and Granger,” Draco sail flatly.
“They’re my friends, Draco!”
“Again, I really, really don’t care.”
“Well I do! I’m polite to your friends, who, need I remind you, were much worse to me than Ron and Hermione ever were to you.”
“And need I remind you that it’s your fault you chose such awful friends. You’re lucky I don’t still call Granger a mudblood.”
Harry took a deep breath to try to calm himself.
“That smart of yours is not helping you right now, Draco.”
“I’m not looking for help. I’m just stating the facts.”
Harry glared at him for a moment before turning towards the door.
Draco panicked slightly.
“Where are you going?”
“I need some air,” Harry mumbled before walking out the door and slamming it behind him.
Draco sat down on the couch with a sigh. He knew he was being stupid and he knew he shouldn’t have been rude, but sometimes he really can’t help it. He didn’t even hate Ron and Hermione anymore, it was just kind of fun to get them and Harry all worked up. Clearly he took it too far this time.
He waited for Harry to return, but he was gone much longer than Draco expected him to be, and he fell asleep waiting.
Harry later arrived back home, now cooled off a little. He knew Draco did this kind of thing on purpose, it wasn’t the first time it had happened. He also knew that part of the reason he acted up like that was because he got jealous that Harry wasn’t giving him all of his attention…which Harry thought was kind of sweet.
When Harry walked back into their flat, he saw Draco sprawled out across their couch, sleeping. Harry sighed and knelt down in front of him.
“Draco,” he whispered and rubbed his hand up and down Draco’s arm to wake him up.
“Hmm?” Draco hummed, eyes still closed.
“Let’s go to bed.”
“Harry?” He murmured sleepily, his eyes fluttering open.
“Yes, love,” Harry said and kissed Draco’s forehead before pulling him up off the couch.
Draco leaned into him for support, and Harry kept an arm around his as they walked to their bedroom. Harry laid him down and then got into bed next to him, and Draco immediately cuddled up to him.
“M’sorry for being mean,” he mumbled with his face pressed into Harry’s chest.
“It’s okay, baby. I know you didn’t mean it.”
“I just get jealous,” Draco said and yawned.
Harry smiled and stroked his hair.
“I know, love, it’s fine. I love you. Now get some sleep, alright?”
The only response Harry got was Draco’s quiet snores. He chucked and kissed the crown of Draco’s head before falling asleep himself.
Request/Prompt: ‘’Hey, do you think you can write a Draco Malfoy imagine where the reader tells her friends in Gryffindor about her an Draco’s relationship??? Thanks!!!’’ -
Word Count: 971 Warning(s): Fluff, yesyes. Note: Hope this is kind of what you meant! :) Yes, I did use the GOLDEN TRIO as her friends, leave me aloNE.
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‘I should get going I think,’ you said as Draco
pressed his forehead against yours, closing the gap in between you two more and
more by the second. His eyes started to darken as he bit his lower lip, before
darting his eyes to your lips.
Moments later you two had a heated make-out-session in
a dark corner of the dungeon hallways, close to the Slytherin common room. Your
hands made their way to in his blonde hair as your fingers ruffled through the
After some time you pulled back and sucked in a
breathe, letting your hand slide down his chest, before slowly pushing yourself
from the wall you were pushed against. Draco had to step aside to let you go
and as he did, he slapped your ass softly, you jumping slightly.
‘Draco!’ you hissed, a small smile creeping on your
face. A smug smirk appeared on his face before he started to walk towards his
‘See you tomorrow babe!’ he yelled, before murmuring
the password for the common room and disappearing.
You sighed, starting to blush as you realized this was
getting really serious with Draco. He just asked you to be his girlfriend after
weeks of secret rendezvous’ and more things like that and you said yes, of
course. Even though you were a Gryffindor and not a pureblood, he still wanted
to date you, having you all by himself without risking other guys would hit on
You smile turned into a grin as you ran up the stairs
towards your own common room, greeting the fat lady cheerful as she asked
what’s the sudden mood change since you left the room rather grumpy an hour
‘Oh, love is such a wonderful thing,’ you answered,
before saying the password and her letting you through while she tried to break
another champagne glass with her horrible opera voice. You entered the
Gryffindor’s common room and immediately faced some of your friends, Harry,
Hermoine and Ron.
‘Hey guys,’ you smiled at them, maybe a bit too happy
as you sat down next to Ron, who gave you a frown. Hermoine somehow started to
smile even more, like she knew what’s going on and Harry just gave the same
expression as Ron.
‘What’s up with your cheerful mood?’ Ron asked with a
low, raspy voice, the boy probably starting to face the changes while going
You took a good breathe, knowing Harry and Ron will
definitely be against your relationship with ‘the enemy’ as they liked to
call Draco, but you weren’t sure on Hermoine her reaction.
‘Well…’ you started, trying to find the right words
as they looked at you expectantly with big, pleading eyes.
‘You like someone, don’t you?’ Hermoine guessed as she
wiggled her eyebrows slightly, your eyes widening slowly.
‘How did you know?’
‘Oh Y/N, I’m a girl too you see. I know the signs and
all that stuff when you like someone,’ she said like it was so obvious, but you
were already flabbergasted by her guess and reaction.
Ron just shook his head like he couldn’t believe
it. ‘Wait, so you really like someone?’
You nodded your head as you whispered: ‘Draco.’
‘Hm? I didn’t hear you clearly enough I think. Did you
just say Malfoy his name?’ Harry asked with a surprised expression upon his
face. You just forced a smile and made a noise, making the situation ten times
‘So my brothers were right,’ Ron his eyes
widened, ‘bloody Malfoy!’
‘I’m actually in… In a relationship with him,’ you
said, ignoring Ron’s last comment, not confident about your words anymore
as Ron and Harry their reaction really brought you down.
Ron stood up abruptly, leaving Hermoine, Harry and you
alone, walking towards the boys’ dorms and not coming back later either. You
called his name, but that didn’t even work. You sighed as you turned around
again, facing your other two friends who remained on the couch.
‘Are you sure of this, Y/N?’ Hermoine asked, seeming
to be the one who understood you the most, although you didn’t know how she
could be. Yeah, Ron and her were always a very cute not-confirmed couple, Harry
and you always talking about them having a relationship later in school, but as
far as you knew, Hermoine didn’t really have a relationship before.
You just nodded, not wanting to see Harry’s face as
you just looked at your feet.
‘I know you’ve always talked about him like he was the
enemy, the bully of school, the prick of Hogwarts, but I know the other side of
him. And believe it or not, he can be the sweetest guy ever,’ you whispered,
biting your tears back as your friends made you feel so uncomfortable at the
fact you had a relationship with Draco.
You heard Harry making a gag-sound and soon enough you
heard Hermoine slap Harry across the face, making him groan in pain.
‘Sorry Y/N, I’ll try to understand and support the
relationship,’ Harry mumbled like Hermoine made him to as you looked up to a
proud-looking Hermoine and Harry who hold a hand on his just slapped cheek.
‘Y/N, I’m very happy for Draco and you, you are going
to be the cutest couple ever,’ Hermoine started to become very enthusiastic
about it as Harry stood up.
‘Okay, I think it’s time for bed ladies. I’ll try and
talk to Ron, that was very rude of him,’ Harry stated as he gave you a smile,
embracing you briefly before heading to his dorm.
‘Well, let me say this,’ Hermoine said, ‘we did kind of knew
it all the time.’
You raised an eyebrow. ‘How?’
‘The Weasley twins are everywhere, darling,’ Hermoine
laughed, giving you a wink as you gasped.
Okay, so this is my opinion on the Dramione vs. Romione debate.
I get that the majority of people in the Harry Potter fandom seem to ship Ron and Hermione (imo this is just because it’s what was given in canon and canon ships aren’t generally questioned), but if you really dissect their relationship, they aren’t the greatest match. They’re on completely different levels both intellectually and emotionally (hint: “the emotional range of a teaspoon”), which, in my experience, makes for a very unhappy relationship. Ron wouldn’t be able to really understand Hermione or relate to her at all. They wouldn’t be able to have any deep, solid conversations, and honestly, the Ron we know can be pretty insensitive (even Luna, the most honest character in the series, makes a comment at one point on how he’s a rude person). Ron is also much too immature for Hermione, he prefers to focus on fun rather than real-life issues and we see throughout the entire series that he is very lazy, not at all like Hermione, and dislikes anything that requires delving inward or conversing about topics that go beyond the most basic emotions. Further, he ignores most of Hermione’s advice unless he’s trying to get her in a good mood, and though I hate to say it, he really does take her for granted a lot over the course of their time at Hogwarts and on more than one occasion was outright mean. Now I get it, your thinking ‘but wait! Draco was mean to her too!’ That’s the key thing. Draco had it ingrained into him from birth that people like Hermione (muggleborns, and on some level, Gryffindors) were the enemy, that they were dirt and were to be treated as such. This is WRONG of course, and I don’t condone his behavior all, but the point is that Draco didn’t know better and that he had the potential to change. I in no way ship Dramione unless Draco redeems himself, otherwise the relationship would be abusive. Now Ron on the other hand is supposed to be one of Hermione’s best friends. Any good friend should care for their friend’s needs and feelings and listen to them, but Ron mainly took Harry’s side in everything and treated Hermione like she was a nuisance- though this isn’t to say he wasn’t loyal when the times to defend her arose.
The thing is, really the only times we see Ron being genuinely nice to Hermione are when he wants her to do something- usually homework- for him, or the times from the beginning of DH forward when he started pretending to be more sensitive to her needs because he read a book on charming girls (which is completely insincere and NOT a good basis for a relationship, this makes the foundation of their dating dishonest flattery and is completely phony. If two people are in love, they should be able to be totally themselves around each other, not putting up masks to make the other person like them better. Hermione does the same now and again for Ron, even if only subconsciously, as the only times he’s ‘impressed’ with her are times when she’s breaking rules, being rebellious, or just in general being UNlike herself. But I digress). Even in the books, there’s a quote that says “Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” (yes this is a real quote, look it up).
Now, all of this might be excusable if it was just a simple friendship, but in a ROMANTIC relationship, this kind of behaviour is just unhealthy and toxic. Even JKR admitted Ron and Hermione were a bad match and would have needed marriage counselling. It would’ve been a very unbalanced, almost mother/child relationship, with Ron doing things behind Hermione’s back and being over-indulgent to their kids and her being in a constant state of exhaustion and impatience. And despite that this is the model society has taught us to accept as normal, that is NOT what a good marriage should look like.
(I realize this is really harsh toward Ron, but I’m stating facts here and trying to be honest. I apologize to any Ron-lovers I’ve offended.)
Now, let’s look at Draco. I think we all can acknowledge that Draco got a pretty shallow, let-down ending considering all his character development. There’s all this building up, all these hints that there’s more to him than what Harry can see in his limited, biased perspective, and yet we get no redemption and he ends up marrying some random woman who isn’t even a character. This, I believe, is most likely due to JKR’s black and white perspective on dark and light identities in this series, even though she wrote “the world’s not split into good people and Death Eaters” and shows multiple times that ‘good’ characters can have faults and ‘bad’ characters can have light areas. She blatantly admits to hating Draco and shuns anyone who dares to see potential in him, though clearly he’s going through some massive changes and questioning his beliefs in the last two books.
The ending we got for the series, furthermore, was quite frankly predictable and boring. The relationships formed as 17 year-olds all work out and turn into marriages, and Harry’s two best friends, naturally, end up together, whereas the “villain” (Draco) is shunted off to the side. Gryffindors marry Gryffindors, Slytherins marry Slytherins. The end. Honestly, I find this a pretty childish ending considering the maturity increase of the books by this point. Even Harry and Ginny’s marriage is unrealistic, though I’ll admit I do ship them because they at least complement each other and understand each other, having similar interests and mindsets and both having experienced being possessed in some way by Voldemort. But Ron marrying Hermione… no. That just wouldn’t work out. Even if they did date, the odds of anything between them lasting long-term are slim. Hermione would need someone who’s on her level academically, someone with complex emotions (like hers) who she could really talk to and have healthy debates with, someone who’s her opposite in personality (e.g. warm and open vs. cooler and hesitant to express feelings) and her opposite in background, but on the same ground mentally. (Think Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, or Belle and the Beast). Someone like Draco.
Now, there really wasn’t much in the way of ‘epic romances’ in HP, other than possibly Remus and Tonks or James and Lily, and though the theme that ‘love is the strongest magic of all’ is constantly pushed, the only unbreakable, earth-shattering love we get to see in the series is between family and friends. In the ‘other’ type of love, the books are severely lacking. Draco and Hermione, had JKR chosen to put them together, would’ve had that ultra strong, ground-breaking love. They would have had to. They couldn’t have dated casually, considering all they’d have to overcome just to be together. It would’ve broken down barriers put up by years of blood prejudice, sort of how Romeo and Juliet defied their feuding families because they realized love was more powerful than hate, and it would’ve allowed redemption for Draco and given us some diversity in relationships (the ones we get in canon are pretty flat in terms of the couples being on the 'light side’ or 'the dark side’ with no intermingling or second chances, and despite that the theme of house unity kept being hinted at in GOF, the idea was dropped after that and we never saw any Slytherins reconcile with Gryffindors or Muggleborns reconcile with Muggle-haters).
Hermione’s also got a thing for seeing the best in people, like in HBP when she absolutely refuses to believe that Draco is a Death Eater. She really could’ve helped bring Draco to the light and clear up his doubts, and honestly, who could’ve done that better than her anyway? If anyone could out-argue Draco on moral and social levels, it’s Hermione. They just could’ve had such a great romance; they’d have been an incredibly badass, intellectual, sophisticated couple, and they would’ve really challenged each other and brought out the best in each other, and that is why I ship Dramione and not Romione.
(side-note: several of the arguments/points I used in this rant have been brought to my attention by others, so some of the credit for this goes to the various wonderful Dramione debaters I’ve come across in the past :P)
“You know what we should do y/n, we should get you a gown for the Yule Ball!” Hermione exclaimed. You hadn’t planned on going unless George had asked you, but by the way your friends were nodding no was not an option.
“I’ll even take you as my friendly date,” Ron offered, a scone in both hands. You shook your head. There was no way you were allowing him to cancel on his date.
“You can’t cancel on Padma Ron it’s really rude,” you scolded. Ron rolled his eyes at you and began nibbling. “How are we going to find a dress for the ball this late? It was hard enough to find your dress, and you bought yours ages ago.” You remembered spending all day dragging Hermione all around Hogsmead until she found her dress.
“I’m sure they’re not out of every dress. We’ll find you something I promise,” Hermione reassured you. The four of you finished your tidy snack and then it was Hermione’s turn to grudgingly take you around to all the shops. Like you predicted, all the shops save one, were out of gala worthy dresses. All the ball worthy dresses in the single shop were rather simple in your opinion, but Hermione insisted that you try them on.
The current dress you had on was the best of the ones you pulled. It was a simple strapless A-line white tulle dress that flattered your body nicely.
“Hermione I’ll look absolutely invisible in this humble dress,” you moaned. Hermione furrowed her eyebrows and stared at you in the dress.
“I think you can make it work y/n. I have a couple ideas of how we can spruce it up just a bit,” answered Hermione as she motioned for you to spin around. “Yes this is the one y/n. I’ll fix it up a by the ball don’t you worry.” Reluctantly you paid for the dress and crossed your fingers that Hermione would develop some way to spruce it up.
A week passed by and Hermione refused to let you see your gown. However, Hermione continued to assure you that the dress was perfectly fine and that you would love it. Tonight was the main event and you were terrified that the dress would be as plain as you remembered. “Hermione, do I really have to have a blindfold on while I put this dress on?” you questioned as she helped you slide it on.
“I want you to see it the first time on you not on some hanger,” she replied as she slowly zipped you up in the dress. With one final tug on the dress, Hermione removed your blindfold. The dress looked exactly the same as before and your face fell. “Now before you get upset just give me one second.” Hermione pulled out her wand and uttered a spell you never heard of. Suddenly, your dress transformed right before your eyes; golden vines were weaving their way down the fabric while tiny golden flowers bloomed alongside them. The simple dress was everything that you could hope for.
“Oh Hermione this must’ve taken you ages,” you cried in excitement.
“Oh nonsense it was in a book I read over a week ago. Now let’s finish prepping the rest of you,” Hermione waved her wand again and transformed your hair into soft waves that glistened in the light. Hermione was a miracle worker, and you wouldn’t let her forget it.
“Hermione, you are an amazing human being you know that?” You couldn’t stop twirling in your new dress.
“Come on y/n, let’s get down there before you make yourself too dizzy,” Hermione laughed as you locked arms.
The grand hall was packed with people down below, but the stairs remained terrifyingly empty. Once you walked down the stairs, all eyes would be on you. Your heart was pounding and your nerves were starting to get to you. Hermione, being more observant as ever, offered you a reassuring squeeze,
“You look absolutely stunning y/n. All stares tonight are good ones I promise. ” Hermione was never wrong, so you followed her lead down the stairs. She was the picture of confidence never once looking down as she entered the room. You on the other hand kept avoiding eye contact and focused on not tripping down the stairs. When you arrived at the bottom, both Ron and Harry were all grins.
“Hermione and y/n you two look absolutely fantastic,” Harry remarked. You looked over at Ron to gauge his reaction, but he was completely silent. He was consumed with staring at Hermione.
“You three best be off to your dates. Harry save me a dance won’t you?” you teased. You headed over to an empty table to wait out the first dance. Just as you were fanning your dress out to get comfortable, your eyes met George’s. He looked dapper in his suit, and your heart couldn’t help but leap. He’s here with Angelina not you, you thought to yourself. As long as he didn’t come over to talk to you, you would be able to survive the night. When you looked up to see him, you realized he was walking toward you.
“Wow y/n, you look incredible,” George observed as his eyes scanned your body.
“Thanks,” you pushed a lock of hair behind your ear, praying that you wouldn’t blush at the complement. “Where’s Angelina?”
“She’s around here somewhere. The girl didn’t want me to pick her up and bring her here. She wanted me to find her. I just found you first,” George looked at you again. Your heart couldn’t handle being this close to him; all the pain of not being with him was rising, and you held back the urge to cry.
“George you should go find Angelina. She probably wants to dance with you,” you mumbled and looked away. You didn’t bother to look in his general direction again until you heard footsteps walking away. What were you thinking coming to the Yule Ball if all you could think about now was how some other girl was on George’s arm.
“You still up for that dance y/n?” Harry asked as he sat by you.
“I guess now’s a good a time as ever,” you sighed. Harry turned to face you a look of concern in his eye,
“Did something happen? Did George come over and say something to you,” Harry inquired. You nodded slowly tears filling your eyes. Harry wrapped his arms around you, rubbing your back comfortingly. “Hey now a girl as lovely as you shouldn’t be crying at the dance. She should be leaving others heartbroken.” You couldn’t help but laugh at Harry’s snarky comment. “Come on y/n, let me dance with you. I need to warn you that I’m as bad as they come for dancing.”
Immediately, Harry and you began swaying to the music. Your head rested on his shoulder as your eyes closed. What would you do without your friends by your side? Speaking of which, a very determined Hermione was walking toward the two of you.
“Sorry to break this up, but George and Angelina just got in a huge row. She left his stranded on the dance floor,” Hermione exclaimed.
“You have any idea what the two of them were arguing about?” Harry queried. You didn’t really want to know; it wasn’t your business to know what George and his date argued about.
“It was about y/n. Apparently, he couldn’t take his eyes off you all night,” Hermione smirked. You scanned the room to look for George again. He was standing against the wall, watching you.
“Do you think I should go and talk to him?” you asked. What if you were misreading the signs with George again? You didn’t know what you would do if he dismissed your affections once more. Harry and Hermione nodded at you and shooed you toward George. Every step you took toward him made your feet feel like cement blocks. By some miracle, you made it in front of him. Every nerve in your body was on edge,
“What happened to your date?” you asked innocently. George bit his lip, his brown eyes meeting yours,
“We got in a fight, and we figured it was best to spend tonight separately.”
“What was it about George?” you pressed. This may have made you appear like a jealous idiot, but you didn’t care. Maybe by some slim chance George had feelings for you and that was one chance you were willing to take.
“Did you want to dance y/n? I could really use a dance,” he put his hand on your arm and you froze. There was a part that wanted to say yes, but you knew your heart couldn’t take it if this was just another friendly gesture. Reluctantly you pulled your arm away.
“George, what was your argument about,” you prompted. George put his hand through his hair and sighed.
“I like you ok,” he stammered. Your heart was racing, did he really say what you thought you heard. “I kept looking at you all night, and it just hit me. I think I’ve always liked you y/n; I just thought you didn’t feel that way toward me.”
“Oh George, I’ve been waiting to hear that for such a long time,” you closed the space between you as you pressed your body into his. The two of you stayed like that for a long time. Both your heart and stomach were doing cartwheels for joy and you couldn’t be happier. Then George whispered in your ear,
“He’s not a horse, he’s a centaur!” said Lavender, sounding shocked.
“A gorgeous centaur…” sighed Parvati.
“Either way, he’s still got four legs,” said Hermione coolly.
Like okay…she has literally no right to call anyone tactless jESUS
I love Hermione but can people recognize she’s not perfect?? And has said fucked up things??? And Ron isn’t the only one of the group to say things like that???
Like seriously I obviously love her, but the fact that people will say Ron is rude and awful and then ignore her putting down a whole species – a species that clearly hate being called horses – and other rude stuff she’s said, is pretty awful.
Hidden Yearningby leontinabowie
- PG-13, 11.5k - Harry is invited to five of his friend’s weddings.
Draco Malfoy is invited to the same ones. Harry is surprised by this,
but not as surprised as he is to discover he is developing feelings
My Big Fat Pureblood Weddingby QueenyMidas - NC-17, 177k- Chaos ensues after Harry proposes to Draco on their three-year
anniversary. The two must plan a wedding around their fighting friends,
warring families, and each other’s stubbornness. EWE, post-war,
disregarding Remus, Sirius, and Colin’s deaths and the fact that gay
marriage is not legal in the UK.
parapraxisby pasdexcuses -
R, 18.5k - Malfoy would never admit it, yet losing the Remembrall was a
blessing in disguise. Or maybe a curse. But that was not the point
here. The point was, the Snitch didn’t get involved until third year.
Before, there was the Remembrall.
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speaking. Features typical Slytherins, a minor parade of house-elves, a
toddler-chasing Ron and a rude talking mirror.
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(The Piece) I was Missing All Along by lauren3210
- NC-17, 31k - Draco and Harry have been flatmates and best friends for
years, and Draco thinks life is just perfect that way. But when
along and threatens to take all that away, Draco has to decide what it
is he really wants, and just how hard he’s going to work to get it.
Pillow Talkby Emma Grant - NC-17, 3k - Five vignettes from a relationship.
Plus One, and Onlyby olimakiella -
M, 32.5k - When the love of Draco’s life sends him an invitation to his
wedding, Draco desperately tries to find a date for it that’s hot
enough to make the man jealous so he can break up the wedding and keep
the groom for himself. Then he meets Harry Potter in a cafe one early
morning, among the Knockturn Alley crowd, and takes a chance to hire him
as a date. When Harry eventually says yes, Draco rejoices, but as he
spends a week with the man by his side, and as they learn more about
each other, Draco realises his love for the groom is slowly
always thought JKR did an excellent job striking a balance between
wholesome unrealistic teenagers who say “Holy cow!” and angsty
Skins-esque teenagers who know five hundred variations of the F-word.
Harry’s a noble hero, but he’s also a teenage boy who cheats on his
homework and angsts about girls.
These are all of the ones I could find, not counting the ones that are simply “so-and-so cursed.” or
Professor McGonagall pointed them into a classroom that was empty
except for Peeves, who was busy writing rude words on the blackboard.
Thankfully, Snape sneezed at almost exactly the moment Ron swore.
Lee swore so badly that Professor McGonagall tried to tug the magical megaphone away from him.
“D'you know what that —” (he called Snape something that made Hermione say “Ron!”)
“Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?” said Ron.
The leprechauns had risen into the air again, and this time, they
formed a giant hand, which was making a very rude sign indeed at the
veela across the field.
Ron told Malfoy to do something that Harry knew he would never have dared say in front of Mrs. Weasley.
“YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B —”
Every time it stopped Mr. Weasley cursed furiously and pummeled the number nine button.
you like us to clean out your ears for you?” enquired George, pulling a
long and lethal looking metal instrument from inside one of the Zonko’s bags.
“Or any part of your body,
really, we’re not fussy where we stick this,” said Fred.
let out a stream of mixed swear words and hexes, but with his wand ten feet
away nothing happened.
“You’re being rather rude, you know,” said Luna serenely. Harry swore and turned away.
Ron stalked off to the boys’ dormitory after
swearing angrily at several frightened first years for looking at him.
Two days ago Arkie Philpott had a Probity Probe
stuck up his… Well, trust me, this way’s easier.“
Ron dropped several boxes, swore, and made a rude hand gesture at
Fred that was unfortunately spotted by Mrs. Weasley, who had chosen that
moment to appear.
"The usual,” said Ron indifferently, demonstrating a rude hand
gesture. “Not like him, though, is it? Well… that is"— he did the hand
gesture again — "but why isn’t he out there bullying first years?”
Harry swore at the top of his voice, spinning on the spot to see where Mundungus had gone. “COME BACK, YOU THIEVING —!”
Pausing only to employ a few of Uncle Vernon’s
choicest swear words, he staggered back into the kitchen […]
“He used to down an entire bottle of firewhisky, then run onto the
dance floor, hoist up his robes, and start pulling bunches of flowers
out of his –”
Oh, I’m so sorry,“ hissed Hermione, and as she dragged the waitress
out of sight of the windows, Harry heard her mutter a suggestion as to
where Ron could stick his wand instead.
"You - complete - arse - Ronald -
Behind him, whether from delight or fear he
could not tell. Ron kept swearing at the top of his voice, and Hermione seemed
to be sobbing.
“And my father went after the bastards that
did it,” said Aberforth.
that’s the second time we’ve saved your life tonight, you two- faced
bastard!” Ron yelled.
Thank you anon for the prompt. I know you asked for Ron/Draco bonding, but for some reason, Hermione and Astoria just took over this fic. Hope you don’t mind!
you for this, you know.”
not happy about this either, Malfoy.”
To say that the tension in the West wing study of
Malfoy Manor was thick would have been an understatement. The two men were
seated across from each other, one sitting stiffly in his chair while the other
was gripping a tumbler of firewhiskey with enough force, it was a miracle that
it didn’t break.
There was only one reason that Ron Weasley would
ever willingly step foot in Malfoy Manor. And that reason was in the garden
below the study window.
Rose and Scorpius were walking hand in hand through
the Malfoy gardens (though Ron would have described it more as a labyrinth).
Every so often they would whisper sweet nothings in each others ear.
Draco shook his head, downing his drink in one go.
rude, Malfoy.” Ron huffed, crossing his arms across his chest.
pretend that the sight of them doesn’t make you sick to your stomach.”
it does!” Ron rolled his eyes, “I was talking about the fact that your hogging
all the booze.”
expecting me to share my liquor cabinet with you?”
expecting me to deal with this sober?”
point.” Draco waved his wand, summoning another tumbler and the decanter with
the amber liquid. “Though I doubt this will be enough.”
you Malfoy, this won’t be the only bit you’ve got.”