Day 1: Candy Hearts
Takes place in universe of my multi chapter fic "Dramione - Fresh Start". Hermione and Draco are already friends during eight year at Hogwarts. However, Draco feels more than friendship towards Hermione.
Draco was studying at his usual spot towards the back of the library. Parchments and books were strewn about the table. Hermione came flouncing by dropping a box of candy hearts in front of Draco before taking a seat next to him.
"What's this?" He asked picking up the box jostling a bit.
"They are candy hearts, they have little messages on them...plucking the box out of his hand to open it, then taking out a heart... see, fun right!" She replied in a cheery tone.
Arching his eye brow at the heart she showed him, he said. "You think I'm cute?"
Hermione's eyes widened at that, turning the heart to see in red letters "UR Cute" staring back at her. Her cheeks flushed and quickly popped the candy in her mouth. "I don't know what you mean."
"Really now... what else do these candies say." Draco pulled a clean sheet of parchment snagging the box away from her, he poured the candies on the paper. Sorting through the candies he found one, showing her the message.
'Too Sweet' it read. "Am I now... that is true." She beamed. Draco chuckled at that as he ate the candy. Hermione looked through the hearts, she found one that said 'UR Kind'. "Granger, that may be a stretch." He said giving her a wink as she ate her piece of candy. "My turn, yes... Let's see." Plucking a heart off the page he showed it to her. "I really do think you are one." He said giving her a brilliant smile, the heart said 'Cutie Pie'. Draco's face changed to a grimace as he tasted the yellow candy. "Not a fan of the yellow ones, eh? Ok my turn.' Picking up a heart that read 'Too Cool' "Well because you are." She said with a giggle.
"I have my moments, what do you say we make this more interesting?" He replied taking up an orange candy with 'Hug Me' on it, giving her his signature smirk. Hermione fought the blush that threatened to grace her cheeks. Giving him a shy smile she reached out to him with her arms open. Draco leaned into her relishing in the feel of her in his arms. Easing back into her chair, Hermione took her pick of candy. She turned it towards Draco, as he read the message his eyebrows rose up into his hairline. "You minx, I knew you thought I was 'Hot Stuff'." They both laughed at that.
Draco reached for a purple heart, taking Hermione's hand he opened it, placing the candy in the center of her palm she read the words 'Be Mine'. Looking up to meet his eyes she saw the unmistakable tinge of pink across his cheeks. She met his blush this time as she mimicked his same actions placing a pink heart candy that said 'I'm Yours'. He raised his eyes to meet hers, staring into them intensely he spoke just above a whisper. "You're beautiful." Hermione gave him a coy smile. Draco shifted closer to her as he pulled a blue candy, holding it between his teeth so the writing faced her it said 'Kiss Me'. Hermione's look of shock was brief as Draco reached for her, letting the candy fall in his mouth before his lips met hers. Hermione snaked her arms around his neck as he cupped her cheeks.
The was a spark in that kiss just like the spark they felt from the kiss they shared under the mistletoe before Christmas break. Draco moved his hands threading them into Hermione's hair, he pulled her close deepening their kiss. Hermione let out a soft moan when Draco ran his tongue across her bottom lip. Their tongues warred, Hermione broke the kiss first when she felt the candy still in Draco's mouth. Pulling away from each other, Draco gave Hermione a wolfish grin.
It was late in the evening when Blaise found Draco head down snoring into his Potions research. "Draco, mate, wake up you've missed dinner." Blaise said as he shook Draco shoulders. Draco woke with a 'harrumph' looking around to catch his surroundings. "What... where is Granger? What time is it?" Draco asked in a groggy tone.
"She was not in class today remember, the headmistress gave her permission to be at an awards ceremony at the Ministry." Blaise stated.
"I could have sworn..." Draco was cut off.
"Come on then, let's pass by the kitchens to get you a bite then head to the dorm. I'm knackered." Blaise reasoned.
With that Draco nodded as he packed up his notes and books. "I'll meet you at the front." He said to Blaise. As Draco finished stacking the last of the parchment papers something caught his eye. It was a candy heart with the word 'Friends' written in red ink. Draco looked around, there were no other candy hearts around. No empty box, no telltale signs of where the candy came from. He smiled as he reminisced about his dream of Hermione and hoped that one day he could give her a candy heart that said 'I love you'.