They were late, they had had such a crazy morning confronting themselves,they forgot all about their first lesson of the day, potions
"This is very unlike the Hermione I know, since when did you forget about your lessons,eh Mione? Draco said with a cheeky grin.
"since I met you and knew you felt the same about me nothing will matter,Draco,and that problem we will get through it together,understand?"she replied with a very caring,worried but bossy voice.
Draco smiled at her and gave her hand a small squeeze, as they got to their class. Hermione stopped and let go of his hand.
"Do you want them to know, or keep it secret I don't want you to have problems with your house because you are in love with a mud..
"Don't!"he said putting his finger to her lips."I love you, if you are pureblood, muggleborn or even a half breed, I love you just the way you are, you are perfect for me Hermione Jean Granger, and I'll let the whole world know that I love you." he said smiling sweetly.Draco took her hand again and kissed it.
"come on, we're already 5 minutes late!"he chanted cheerfully
"I love you Draco Malfoy....more then anything."Hermione whispered
He heard her, and before opening the ajar door he smiled at her and winked she smiled back.He gave her a reassuring look and they walked in hand in hand.
"Nice of you to join us MS Granger,Mr Malfoy."said Slughorn"I expected better from you MS Granger,however it is your first day back so no points will be taken or detentions,just this once,now sit together at the front, so I can keep my eye on you."professor Slughorn said sounding disappointed. They walked down the aisle hand in hand, everyone was staring their eyes and mouth wide open, Hermione got a dirty look from Ron, Harry didn't even look at her, he just looked as if he swallowed a lemon.Draco however didn't care he went to the front and sat down at his seat while Hermione sat at hers. He got dirty looks from the Slytherins. He acted as if he didn't care.
"Draco!!!!you're having a laugh you and that mudblood!!!Are you serious!!!!Pansy finally shouted breaking the awkward silence. Draco stood up quickly from his seat and walked furiously over to pansy, he slapped her and shouted"Don't call anyone that foul name again,got it? stupid idiot!"Pansy ran out her seat whimpering, a red mark across her pale white face and out the class leaving an angry Slughorn standing in the middle of the classroom, Draco went and sat down calmly next to Hermione, as if nothing had happened,he just smiled,took her hand and gave it a squeeze and said"Don't worry Mione,everything will be alright."
"I hope so, Draco." was all she could manage.