They were like the modern day Romeo and Juliet. Both from different houses, houses at war. Yet these two Fifth Year students were in love. Yes, Draco Malfoy of Slytherin house and Hermione Granger of Gryffindor house were head over heels in love.
On their first day at Hogwarts, at their Sorting, Hermione stood out in the crowd, to Draco at least. Even though the room was packed solid with other students, she was the only person he focused on.
From there, they became very good friends, but were expected to act as though they were enemies. Their friends would be so angry if they found out the truth, so they now had to be so careful. Especially when it turned into a blossoming romance at the end of their third year at Hogwarts.
The Yule Ball was honestly the first time that any problems were presented in their relationship. Having to keep their relationship a secret meant they could not be seen together, yet they both refused to go without a date. So Hermione found Viktor Krum, and naturally Draco became extremely jealous. They argued a lot, and so Hermione often seeked Krum for comfort, presenting even more problems.
But they have always been a strong couple. Nothing, or no one, would be able to break them up.
They always brought out the best in each other. Being with Draco helped Hermione see that life wasn't always about being the smartest person, that you are allowed to have fun sometimes. Hermione helped Draco to show that he really could be a kind-hearted soul, despite the facade he had to have due to his background.
It was now the Christmas holidays, and both Draco and Hermione had decided to stay at school once they realised almost everyone was going home. Everyone apart from Harry, the Weasleys and a couple of Ravenclaw students. Finally they could have some time alone.
Having been a couple for a while now, both always told the other the recent passwords for the houses, so they could spend time together whenever they found the perfect opportunity. And today they were meeting up in the Slytherin common room, seeing as Draco had it all to himself for the next couple of weeks.
Hermione managed to sneak down to the Slytherin common room completely unnoticed, and slipped in quickly. She could see Draco sitting in a chair by the fire, reading a book, with his back to her. He was not expecting her yet - she wasn't supposed to be there for another hour but she just couldn't wait to spend time with him.
Walking slowly so she didn't make a noise, Hermione made her way over to Draco, intent on surprising him. When she reached him, she put her arms around and kissed his neck. She saw him start to grin. He threw the book down and jumped up quickly, running to pull Hermione into a tight hug.
"Hey sweetie." Draco sighed, resting his chin on Hermione's shoulder. "I've missed you so much."
"I've missed you too." Hermione said, hugging Draco even tighter. "I hate having to hide our relationship."
Draco pulled away slightly, so he could look at his beautiful girlfriend. He kept his arms wrapped around her waist and pulled her closer, so their bodies were still touching. Then he kissed her lips, and then kissed her forehead.
"I have something I want to show you." Draco said.
And before Hermione had any chance to say anything, Draco had grabbed her hand and started to pull her towards the boys dormitories. Once there, Draco made Hermione sit on his bed as he pulled out his trunk from underneath the bed.
"I ordered this last week, but I wanted to wait until I could give it to you properly." Draco pulled out a small box, closed his trunk and then sat next to Hermione on the bed.
He opened the box, and then took Hermione's hand in his.
"I know we've only been together for just over a year," He said. "But I never thought I would love anyone as much as I love you. This is a promise ring. I know we're too young to be getting serious, but I promise as soon as we finish school we can start planning our future together."
Hermione was speechless. No one would ever believe her if she told them that Draco could be as sweet and emotional as this. She held her hand out so he could place the silver ring onto her hand and then she kissed him. Slowly and gently at first, but then it became slightly more passionate.
Then suddenly, Draco pulled away and said the one thing Hermione never expected to hear. At least not yet.
"I want you to meet my parents."