As the bricks had shifted I could see the look of wonder and excitement in Raven's eyes, the same look I had when I was eleven. I got a sad thought as I saw him: Yes, he looked happy and his gaze was full of amazement, yet not knowing who he is or where he comes from had to be hard. I went back to smiling at him as his jaw seemed to drop when he saw the cramped streets of Diagon Alley. I smiled a bit as he grabbed my arm a bit harder. There was a crowd of people there but not as many as usual.
We started walking with slow steps at first, as Raven seemed a bit scared. Understandable, considering he did not know anything or anyone. He picked up the pace as we walked passed the first shops, he looked into the shops with such excitement and curiosity. I could feel the slight pulling as he saw a new store full of wonders that enchanted him. I knew he wanted to go everywhere, too bad we did not have time for all the shops and first of all we needed money.
"Where are we going?" Raven asked.
“Well first were going to see if this key will bring us some answers about you.” Ron answered.
“That does not answer my question.” Raven said.
“Over there, is Gringott's Bank.” I said. As I placed my other hand on his, that was wrapped around my arm.
He looked so mesmerized seeing the giant white building, looking like a cross between a Greek temple and the white house in the U.S.A! It was like seeing myself when I saw the bank for the first time. It was mixture of scariness and a real thrill. The great doors opened before us and I could see Raven’s eyes seemed to get much wider, almost like a cartoon. We walked down the long entry hall, there as always were high desks with goblins, concentrating and working hard. We walked to the last one at the end of the hall.
“What can I help you with?” The goblin asked, without leaving his eyes off the papers he was controlling.
Raven had tensed up at the whiskey like voice of the goblin.
"We would like to visit Raven's vault" I said and reached forth his key.
“Well that won’t be a problem.” The goblin answered in a scary tone.
He walked down his seat by a small staircase and I could see that Raven was about to start laughing, I gave him a look and he placed his hand over his mouth. Good thing too, for just as he covered his mouth the goblin turned his gaze towards us and started walking immediately. We followed the goblin into another room and down a staircase. There they stood, the carriages that in a fast swoop would take us to the vaults. The goblin stopped as Hermione spoke.
“We have another question.” She said.
“Well, what is it then?” The goblin asked, a bit irritated.
“We need to know who started the account.”
“Fine. I'll be back shortly. Wait here and don't touch the carriage.”
He was back within minutes holding some papers, just shaking his head.
“This is very unusual; not unheard off but, unusual nonetheless.
“What is it?” I asked.
“Well it is all anonymous information.”
“Can I see that?” Hermione asked.
He handed her the papers, she looked intensely at the writing.
Opening the account: Classified Information.
Deposits to account: Anonymous.
It kept going that way for pages, she handed them back. It seemed that we had drawn a blank. We got on the roller-coaster like carriage, Raven kept holding my arm clearly nervous and a bit scared. The carriage started moving and he smiled, but his smile turned into a scream as the carriage went down on a long slide. Raven was now really scared! Just like a roller-coaster it swirled around. We passed waterfalls, caves and much more, until it slowed down and stopped by vault 249. We all got out and watched as the goblin opened the door. It was a bit rusty but as it had fully opened we could all feel our jaws dropping.
“That's even more than I have.” I said.
“Yeah and what I see is even more than the Malfoy's” Hermione said.
”Indeed, this is one of the vaults containing the biggest amount of wealth.” The goblin said.
“Is this all mine?” Raven asked with a shy voice.
“Yes! take this pouch and fill it with galleons so we can go get the things you need. I said”
He grabbed two handfuls and we left.
Once outside the bank, we all pointed out the stores we thought he should visit the next time we could return here. He smiled and sometimes shook his head. As if he couldn't believe it all.
“First you should go to Ollivanders for a wand.” Ron said.
I felt Raven's grip once more tighten, and offered to go with him.
He nodded and off we went. He stopped outside and so did I, he took a deep breath and opened the door. We stood there waiting, and as always in an instant Mr Ollivander stood before us.
“Well Harry! Long time no see.” He said.
“Yes, I'm here to get this guy here his first wand.” I said.
“Isn't he a bit old for his first wand?” Mr Ollivander wondered looking at Raven and noting that he must be over sixteen at least.
“Don't ask, it’s a very long story.” I said and Mr Ollivander smiled.
Mr Ollivander went past the counter and to the right between the long shelves and started looking. Just like my first time here we heard him muttering “no” and “well, maybe.” I waited as he put forth a few wand cases at the counter, unaware that Raven had let go of my arm. I looked to see him but he was not beside me. I turned my head back and saw him walking past the desk and into the small crowded passageway that led to the small room at the back of the store. I called out to him but he did not reply, nor did he come back. What was he doing? Just seconds later he came back holding a bluish and silver wand case, just as Mr Ollivander returned with a few more selections.
Raven looked as if he was drawn to the box. He held it as though it belonged to him. Mr Ollivander placed the cases on the counter, and looking up saw the case in Raven’s hands.
“O my! Where did you get that?” He asked looking at Raven.
“In the back. I just had to see what was there.” He answered.
“Those are not for sale.” Mr Ollivander said.
He walked up to Raven, just as he was about to take the box, it glowed and gave him a shock, just a tiny one, yet a shock. Raven opened it. Inside was a wand formed like a spiral robust at the beginning where one would hold it and becoming smaller towards the tip.
“Wait a minute, isn't that a unicorn horn?” I asked.
“Yes, it's very rare and out of production.” Mr Ollivander replied.
He explained it was unicorn horn with a phoenix feather core,that this wand was very nearly in the same league as the elder wand. The wand I had broken and tossed. He said that they became high in demand and that these kind of wands were really expensive and very hard to make. He also told me that you-know-who forced him to make powerful wands; more so then the legal limit. I stopped him for I saw that the memory of his torture was still so fresh. In this Raven took the wand in his hands and just like me a light became visible and we felt a gust of wind. The connection had been made and the wand had chosen its wizard. The connection was even stronger than the one I had; for Raven had lifted a bit from the ground, as if he levitated. Mr Ollivander gave us the wand but said we must not show it within the streets of Diagon Alley. We promised and said our goodbyes.
As we came out of the store Raven stopped.
“Hmm.. Harry, may I walk by myself for a bit?” Raven asked. I was unaware that he had spotted Malfoy in the corner of his eye.
“Of course, if that's what you want.” I said with a smile. Just meet me here again in one hour.
He smiled and hurriedly gave me a quick kiss on the cheek, which shocked me. Yet I could feel my skin burn. I looked as he ran away and felt a hand on my shoulder that made me jump. I turned around to see Hermione.
“Oh hi!” I said smiling, “you scared me.”
“I need to talk to you.” She said, so we walked away to get a cup of tea.
I had seen Draco from the corner of my eye, knowing that Harry did not seem to like him, I decided that I needed to be by myself for a bit so that I could get to know Draco. I saw him walking in to a bookstore called “Flourish and Blotts”. As soon as Harry gave me permission to go alone I ran after Draco and walked inside the bookstore, I glanced up and saw him walking up to the second floor so I followed.
I did not know how to approach him, a hand on the shoulder might scare him. So I did what I thought was best.
“Hi Draco.” I said.
He turned his head and looked at me for a second, then back to the books.
“Oh it's you again. Are you stalking me or something?” He asked.
“No I'm not! I just want to be your friend.”
As I said it I thought it looked as if I had hurt him. Like that was something that could kill him.
Some sort of sadness… or was it something else?
“Why? Nobody wants to be friends with me.”
“Well I do.”
I smiled to him and asked if he could help me find some books that Hermione said I should get. I handed over the list of books she had written down. He skimmed the note and looked at me as he read it out loud.
Standard book of spells grade 1-7
A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration
Magical Drafts and Potions
The Dark Forces; A guide to self-protection
Continued guide to Transfiguration
Charms and enchantments
“I can help you find these.” He said and handed the list back to me.
I walked alongside him as he looked for the books that I needed. After he had found all the books he helped me carry them to the counter. To the register. I found his hard shell to be fascinating and I had the huge urge, even a need to break through it. I wondered what lay beneath that hard shell he created around himself. He looked over at me sometimes, but with neither a smile nor a hint of change in his face. I smiled trying to make him smile at me, but still nothing. As I placed the books on the counter Draco jumped a bit from the sound it had made, I looked over at him.
“Are you alright?” I asked.
“Yes, of course.” He answered with a slight stutter.
I paid for the books as he packed them.
“Well that's all”, he said and handed me the bag of books.“Are you alright?” I asked.
“Thanks very much Draco,” I said.
We walked out and I told him I needed to head back. He just grunted a mmm as I left. I stopped after a few steps turned around and walked back to him. I thanked him again, this time with a kiss on the cheek. There I saw it, a new expression in his face -it was shock. Not what I had wanted but it was something, and it left me wanting more as I walked away to meet up with Harry, Ron and Hermione.
We had just finished sipping our tea and I could see that Harry wanted me to speak, as if he knew what I was going to say. I had questions, even though I knew at some level that I would not get all the answers today. I was not sure what to say nor if I should just tell him or ask him. He placed his cup down and looked at me.
“Hermione, just tell me what's on your mind.”
“Well, I just wondered,” I swallowed and continued. “Have you noticed Ravens affections?”
“What do you mean, I don't really know what you are talking about!”
“Well he smiles at you and holds your arm.” I said.
“Hermione, just ask me what it is you want to know!” Harry exclaimed.
“I just wondered, Harry, is it possible that you are gay?” I answered.
“No, I'm not! and don't want to speak of this anymore.” Harry replied.
“Why did you ask?” Harry wondered.
“You know, you do seem rather taken with Raven” I answered.
Harry shook his head, mouthing the words no, only there was something in his eye's that said more. Sometimes I knew more than about him then even he himself knew, and this could at times be hard, as I saw it all so much more clearly. I had known him for nearly ten years, never once had he managed to lie to me. Well, not to my face anyway. We gulped down the rest of our tea, paid the check and left the tea-parlor. As we stepped outside, I saw the aspect of what looked like sadness or confusion. I placed a hand on his shoulder and he smiled. We started walking to meet up with Ron and later Raven outside Ollivander's.
Later on, we completed our shopping. With bags full, a cage with an owl and many more supplies, we walked back to the train station. We stopped at once. As soon we had arrived to the station, we all felt that there was something wrong. In an instant a flash of magic from a wand attacked Ron. He flew away landing on the ground. He quickly stood, wand at the ready like the rest of us. Even Malfoy had his wand out!
Out from the shadows came Six Death eaters. Masks on and wands at the ready. Harry stepped forward.
“What do you want?” He demanded.
“We want him.” Said one of the death-eaters, pointing at Raven.
Ouick as a flash, Malfoy moved to stand in front of Raven, his wand in the fighting position. I must say Draco doing that made me suspicious, his eyes had this spark I had not seen before. Normally he was scared or full of pride but this was new and unfamiliar from him, and I did not like it.
“Well not to day.” He said and we all went forward, standing in front of him.
We stood absolutely focused and ready for battle. We were suddenly aware of a bluish mist, an energy field that swirled around us. As suddenly, there was a blast from one of the death eater’s wands that came towards us but stopped in the air and went out. As if you would blew out a flame from a candle. The energy around us caught our attention, we followed it and turned to see Raven in a deep trance, he mumbled a few words and in a bright light we were gone. The light faded and we found ourselves back in the Great Hall at Hogwarts.
We had safely turned up at Hogwarts, Raven had fainted but was fine. I placed my hand on my cheek as my mind gave me the image of the kiss Raven had given me. Why did he give me a kiss? It was only on the cheek but still, why? All I had done was to help him to get his books. What was going on with me? I had actually put my own life at risk to protect him, this was so unlike me. It make me a bit scared to realize that I had I acted as if I cared about him.
Although I was lost in my thoughts, I really knew that I had to see him tomorrow, I needed to see him. I had made a plan, I knew what I was going to do, but the question was did I had the guts to go through with it. I went to the new rooms and straight to bed. Not that I got much sleep still wondering and thinking.
The sun blinded me as I woke up, still sleepy as I was awake a lot of the night. I got up and could hear that Harry and the others were already up. I walked down after getting myself dressed in a simple white shirt and a pair of tailored black pants. I hoped that this was more casual, like the others. Why did I care what they thought? For all this time I had been seen as a stupid coward and never had I needed their approval. I walked down to the common room.
“Good morning Malfoy! You look really well and relaxed,” Hermione said as they all turned to see who came down the stairs.
“Did I ask for your opinion?” I replied with a snarky voice.
“She was just being nice Malfoy, you don't need to be rude.” Ron said.
“Who asked you to butt in, Weasel?” I answered.
I walked out not wanting to be near them any more than necessary. I started walking down the stairs and towards the potion class, at the end of the passageway. I had the use of the classroom for the next hour and a half. I wondered how much I had to teach Raven. More importantly, I had no idea idea how to teach. I stood outside the potion room and knocked. Within seconds the door was opened by Professor Slughorn.
“Oh it’s you! Nice to see you Mr Malfoy.” Professor Slughorn said.
“Yeah, nice to see you too.” I answered.
“So I hear you are going to teach. Well that's great, you were one of my top students.” He said.
I knew who came to his mind when he said it: Harry Freaking Potter. He was the best, but I had wondered how he got good at potions. The professor kept talking for a short period and showed me where all the stuff was. He also showed me some test papers that he had prepared for me to give to Raven. I nodded but did not really need the test paper, I had a new way of teaching. He said goodbye and only a minute later, there was a knock on the door. I became nervous not knowing why. “Come in!” I said. The door opened and Ravens head popped in.
“Hi Draco, it's me.” Raven replied.
“Yeah let's get started right away.” I said.
“Have you forgotten?” Raven asked. ”we have two weeks off!”
I had forgotten and looked down at the floor, how come I had been this stupid? I was still glad it was Raven that had reminded me and not someone else.
"But if you want we can make a sneak start" Raven said and giving me a smile.
I just nodded, looking searchingly into Raven’s green eyes. We started the lesson which turned out as I well as I had expected. I had let him chose the potion he wanted to do. I only gave him tips and showed the pages he needed to study in his book, I told him to read it all three times. Everything was going fine and before I knew it the lesson was over. I hadn’t done what I planned this morning. It would have to wait.
“Do you want me to show you around?” I asked as I put my stuff away.
He smiled and as we left the classroom he grabbed my arm and placed his around mine. I tensed up a bit. I had seen him holding Potters arm like this, then I relaxed thinking it may just be Raven’s nature -needing to be close. We walked out from the school, I wanted to show him everything. The courtyard he had already seen, but I showed him the stone circle, the Quidditch pitch and Hagrid's cottage I even showed him the boat house, most of the castle rooms such as the library and the green houses. We walked up the stairs and stood at the entrance.
“Thanks for everything Draco, that was fun.” Raven said.
“Yeah it was. Showing you around and teaching you, I really enjoyed it.” I replied.
“Well I will be off. See you soon.” He said and was about to leave through the door and probably back to the hospital wing.
“Raven, wait!” I said.
“Yes, what do you want? Asked Raven smiling.
er… just, I just I.. err.
“Just get it out Draco, you don't need to be scared to ask me anything.”
I took his hand and pulled him fast into my arms and laid my lips against his, I kissed him deeply and even let my tongue dance with his. Raven broke it off and ran to the hall of moving stairs, I was shocked at what I had just done. But I knew one thing: that I was now more confused than ever. All I had received from this experience was the wobbling feeling in my stomach that had made me dizzy when I kissed him. I still felt a faint sensation of it and still felt I had gained nothing. I hoped desperately that these two weeks would end soon, for I needed to explore more. I needed to get to the bottom with this. What was it all about? My wish was somehow granted for the time seemed to fly away.
Okay I was going to test this. There was no chance that Hermione could have a point. Did I fancy Raven? I had not really been into any guy. I had broken up with Ginny a while ago, and truth be told, my first kiss did not really give me the butterflies. I had been given the honor of teaching Raven DADA (Defence Against the Dark Arts), this was going to be fun. I had even decided not to hold it inside. I was going to teach him magic and how to perform it, more than the studies behind it, and evil creatures. But I knew that had to come later.
I walked through the halls and saw Raven coming towards me, with a potion book in his hand, yes even though we had been off for the last two weeks Raven and Draco had made a sneak start and even now it was obvious he had been at potions with him. The strange feeling I got made me worried, for I did not like the idea of Draco having more time with Raven then me. In that moment I questioned every feeling I had ever had so I knew that I had to make my test. I meet up with him full of confidence.
“Hi Raven, do you want to start right away?” I asked.
He smiled and replied with a yes.
He grabbed me under the arm as if we were a couple, and I smiled. Yet I did not feel anything, no flutter in my stomach nor the urge to kiss him. He smiled and we went to the front of the school grounds. Once there I knew this all was going to be hard, the training and my plan. My test.
We went towards the Quidditch pitch, and just at the left side of it we stopped. He looked so eager as if he had been waiting his whole life to use magic, a wand. I was sad for a second knowing he had no memories, no family. I smiled and even though he smiled back he had no idea what I was thinking. The lesson started with all the basics spells from our first three years at Hogwarts. Raven was extremely good; a fast learner and seemed to enjoy learning. As the lesson continued I saw something that made me curious about who or what he could be. For most of the time he performed magic without speaking the words, and I had, the first night here, seen him use wandless magic, and powerful magic at that. We finished our lesson and packed up the books, and as we walked back up to the castle I gave him the assignment to work on his Patronus charm.
“Well that's all for today,” I said.
“Yeah finally, what do I have to do now?” Raven asked.
“You have two hours until Hermione's class.”
He smiled as we had walked halfway towards the school. This time he had not taken me by the arm, I felt sad, but I did not know why. We talked a bit about the training we just did, and Raven really wondered what he was supposed to think about for conjuring his Patronus, when he didn't remember anything. We came up to the castle and walked inside, there we stopped.
“See you tomorrow” Raven said. He was about to leave, but at that very moment I took him and pushed him to the wall. Pressing my lips against his and after what seemed to be an hour I broke the kiss and said bye and left, leaving Raven light headed and confused. Even though I had not put my tongue in his mouth, I loved the feeling of kissing him. Did this make me gay or bi. I really had no idea. What now? I thought and continued walking.
I was now more scared then I was when I first opened my eyes, not knowing who or where I was. What was this all about? Two guy's kissing me in just over two weeks. I had felt my tummy bubble from each one yet I did not know what it was. What if my memory came back and it turned out I was not gay or maybe already in a relationship. I needed to speak to someone and I decided that Hermione was the right person to ask for advice. Can’t wrap it all in my head.
I walked into the great hall, there many students still sat at the tables eating or reading. I wasn't sure if I should sit down and eat or just take some food and leave. I still wore the garment I had made but I had fixed it up a bit and the headmistress had given me the Hogwarts crest to be put on my weird dress/t-shirt garment, that made most stare. As I sat down at table, the sound of wings & owls were heard, the post was here.
My beautiful snowy owl named Nadia dropped the paper and landed besides me, even though the other owls flew away. She loved to be with me and usually never listened. I rolled up the newspaper and saw the writing in the first page, there in big letters WHO? A STRANGER OF MAGIC? Right below the headline a picture of me could be seen. I looked with shock and looked around and saw many of the students looking at me I ignored them and started reading.
It happened just two weeks ago.
From nowhere, a boy with no memory
only his name as a clue to who he is
Raven, The boy is known as. There are
many theorys on where he comes from
and why it is he is so hidden, For according
I stopped reading seeing the looks more clearly. I left only after eating a tiny bit of chicken and a piece of bread. I was now really uncomfortable, and went out the great hall with my owl on my arm.
I left the castle, needing some air I went down to the lake. Not remembering that I soon had class with Hermione, she had been appointed the task of teaching me Charms and Transfiguration. I sat down on the grass just a few feet from the water. I waved my wand, to make six birds to appear. I watched as the birds swirled around, feeling the breeze from the wind in my hair. I was gone in a meditative state not even noticing Hermione coming down from the castle. She grabbed my shoulder and spoke my name three times before I snapped back.
“Oh Hi Hermione” I said.
“Raven what are you doing here, you should have met me fifteen minutes ago.” She said.
“I didn't feel well, can’t we do it here?” I asked.
She gazed at me as if I was nuts, I could see the hint of disorder maybe she needed control. She might be some sort of neat freak, a true bookworm needing some form of structure and order. I tried asking her again, she smiled and gave in. We trained for a short time. I learned almost everything from first to fourth year in an instant, in both charms and transfiguration.
“Hermione,” I said breaking my illusion of perfected birds flying over the lake.
“Yes Raven” she said.
“Can I ask you something?”
“Of course you can” she answered smiling.
I sat down in the grass where I had been when she arrived, she took a place next to me. I tried to tell her everything, asking her to promise not to say a word to anyone. She listened and I could see that some of the time it was as if her eyes were about to fly out of her head. I had not mentioned any names. I stopped and waited for a response.
“So what's the problem” she said.
“The problem is that I don't remember anything, what if I not even gay or if I will still feel this way I feel when I might return to my old self.”
“Well you can’t think about that, besides who are these two guys?” She asked.
“Well promise not to say anything to any of them.” I replied.
“I have already said I won’t.”
“It's Draco and Harry” I spit out.
She looked at me and smiled, but it took her some time before she answered.
“Just go with it. But don't let it go too far before you chose one of them.”
She rose from the ground and started walking. She stopped and turned around.
“Raven remember that you’re not a game that the guys should play with.” She said and kept walking up the giant hill, towards the school.
I sighed, it had made me feel better speaking to someone but I remained confused, not knowing where I belonged. How was I supposed to know where and to whom. I stood up and walked alongside the lake, I turned left as I reached the forest edge. Walking up a slope passing the tree called the weeping willow. I stopped, wanting to see if it was as terrible as everybody said. It rustled its leaves and one of its branches reached out to me, I gave it a stroke and it rustled again. I jumped a tiny bit but smiled, not that scary a tree. I kept walking now towards the castle on its other side. I walked round the grounds a few times still lost in my own mind. A huge field opposite side of the castle then the lake, there Hagrid’s nice cottage could be seen. I kept walking to end up at the pitch, the Quidditch pitch. Not that I knew what Quidditch was but I decided to walk down to it.
The closer I got the clearer the image became, people in the air and a ball flying around. I could see as I got closer they were on brooms, they all were flying and I felt a longing to be in the air to be a part of it. So that's why I had to by a broom when we next went to Diagonally. I kept walking closer and there in front of me I saw Draco , I was about to hide but something inside me stopped me and I made a move I never thought I would do.
“Draco hi, can we talk” I said with volume.
He turned and looked a bit tense as he saw me.
“Okay what do you want?” He asked with a bit of an attitude.
I pushed him up against a wooden pole, one of many that held the arena up. I pressed my lips onto his. I had to know if this feeling was good or bad. He did not push me away nor did he do much else until I felt his tongue trying to find a way past my lips. I let it in and our tongues danced for almost fifteen minutes. I felt a chill, a wonderful chill as he placed his hands on my lower back pulling me closer. I broke the kiss and walked at a fast phase almost running back to the castle.
I knew now that I liked kissing Draco, the only one that I had to kiss again was Harry. I needed to find him. If I did not like kissing him, my choice would be much easier. I had almost reached the school, when I saw Ron and I knew Harry could not be far behind. I looked past him and saw I was right, there Harry came walking up to Ron's side. I walked towards them with confident moves. Noticing that not only Draco became tense seeing me.
“Hi Raven, what's up” Ron asked when I stopped in front of them.
“Oh nothing, I was just looking for Harry.”
“What is it Raven?” Harry said a bit nervously.
“I was hoping we could speak in private” I answered.
“You don't need to hide anything from me, what Harry knows I know” Ron said smiling.
“Okay I said and grabbed Harry's shirt pulling him in for a kiss. Not the same as with Draco not even tongue but it was long, wet and moist. I came out of the kiss to see Ron's look of shock. I kept going towards the castle; once inside I knew this was going to be much harder than I had thought. Both Draco and Harry had given me the feeling of passion, enjoyment and pleasure. Still it was not the same.
I had my eyes set on Harry, I still couldn't wrap my head around what had just happened. He shook his head looking shocked. I was relieved to see that Harry was surprised by what happened, yet I had questions:
“Harry what the hell was that?” I asked.
“Oh! that was nothing, I don't know what you are talking about.” He replied.
“Harry! He..he kissed you! And you, I mean you looked like you enjoyed it!
“Oh that, well it is nothing.” Harry replied.
I was about to say something but Harry went on walking down to the pitch. I followed and decided to drop it for now.
I stopped. Harry turned and looked at me, I told him I needed to go back inside but the truth was that I still felt a bit uncomfortable. I had so many thoughts swirling in my head as I turned back to the castle. Could it really be my best friend was gay? I found it all so hard to believe. Is it possible that he has had fantasies about me? It all caught up with me, like it crept under my skin. I shivered with a slight hint of terror and disgust. I just couldn't deal with all of this right now.
Back up inside the school I walked straight to the great hall. There at her usual seat sat Hermione, I walked up to her and sat down beside her and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
“Oh Hi Ron, weren't you and Harry…
“Yeah I was but I felt a bit off and left” I replied interrupting her.
“Why?” She asked.
“If I tell you promise you want say anything?” I replied.
She just nodded and I told her what had happened and the things Harry said.
“So?” Hermione said.
“Didn't you hear me? I think he might be gay!” I replied.
“Yes so do I, but I will not pressure him to come out.” She said.
“I'm not sure if I can accept him being gay.” I said.
“Yes, he is our friend, our family and we don't stop loving family.” She stated.
“It is all too much!” I replied and rose from the seat.
She called to me but I did not turn around. She was a wonderful girlfriend and I knew she was right but I did not know if I could fully accept this, I needed time. I walked up the first steps and came to the tower of moving stairs, I went on quickly after all my years here I had figured out the timing of its movement. I came to the fourth floor and went through the halls I needed to walk and think I just became angry if I was in one place for too long.
I walked for about an hour and ended up in the astronomy tower. Here I could relax. I sat down and not knowing or feeling I was sleepy I started drifting off.
I called to him, yet he kept walking, I packed my books and went to the library. If he was going to be this pig headed I sure wasn't going to stop him, I knew that he found himself to be prejudiced and at least a bit narrow minded. I thought it best to leave him with his own thoughts.
I walked up the main stairs and to the right and kept walking not thinking too much about Ron. Yeah, he was a great boyfriend and sweet yet clumsy and as said before; really pigheaded. I walked into the open doors to the library, and there at one of the tables Raven sat.
“Hi Raven” I said.
He looked up and smiled a vague smile, sighing as he placed his head back on his hands that leaned on the table.
“Is this about Harry & Draco?” I asked.
“Yeah.” he answered.
“Would you like to talk?” I asked.
“No, but can you do something for me?” Raven replied.
“What is it?” I asked.
“Well, I wondered if you have time to teach me flying tonight.” He answered.
I sat down beside him and replied, “Yes!” I wondered why he wanted to learn to fly. He did not answer but I thought it might be good for him; maybe he needed it to think or just clear his head. I knew that if I had lost my memory, I would not have the strength to keep going. I went to leave the books in the proper places and said to Raven that he could meet me in the courtyard. He smiled and thanked me. I left him there even though I had asked if he wanted to come along.
I was planning on going to the new dorm, but saw Harry walking towards the great hall, down the main stairs.
“Harry wait!” I called.
He stopped and turned.
“Oh hi, Hermione. What is the matter?” he asked.
“Have you seen Ron?” She asked.
“No, it feels like he is avoiding me.” Harry replied.
“Where are you off to?” I asked.
“I need to get something to eat. See you later, maybe.” He replied and kept walking.
I sighed looking at him as he went towards the hall. I wanted to give him a big hug. But I knew he was even harder to talk to than Ronald, when he was in this mood. I had not told him everything that had been said. I continued looking for Ron; he was not in the dorm, at Hagrid’s, by the lake, in the courtyard or the Great Hall. I walked towards the astronomy tower and heard snoring, that echoed through the hall and the metal inside the tower. I followed the noise and there on the floor, against the wall, was Ron, asleep. I crouched down beside him.
“Ron, wake up!” I said. Giving him a light nudge.
“Oh hi, Hermione”, he said yawning, rubbing his eye's.
He stood up and kissed me very passionately, as he did every time he had been asleep. Tongues playing and the moist lips moving around; it all made me dizzy. His hands on my waist, I felt his manhood get hard and I broke the kiss.
“Not here!” I said.
“Why ever not?” Ron sighed.
“Well if you come back to the dorm with me, we can have some fun.”
He smiled and grabbed my hand almost starting to run towards our dorm. We came to the painting and said the password, running to Ron's bedroom. It was wonderful, not as the first time but I enjoyed it hugely. Yes, we were driven by our hormones and the sexual tension that built up since our fourth year made all this so much more wild and uncontrollable. It ended in Ron rolling of me after a last push, both of us sweating and panting for air. We both fell asleep after some cuddling and kissing.
To be continued. Please leave comment or email me about thoughts