For Love of a Slytherin

Love is in the Air

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Chapter 6 – Love is in the Air

The following day saw Team Potter with a few bags under their eyes. The night before was frightening for all in the Potter Dorm. When Harry and Draco woke the next morning, they smiled at each other. Harry gently caressed Draco's cheek.

"I guess it is time to get up," said Harry. ""I still have classes to teach today. I have fifth years today not to mention I have some homework papers that I need to grade this evening."

"Yes I think that we have to get up," said Draco. "Before we do though, I have a question for you."

"I am all ears lover," said Harry. "What can I do for you?"

"First off thanks for calling me lover," said Draco. "Second, how do you feel about me moving in here with you permanently?"

"I was hoping you would ask that," said Harry. "As only the faculty and the seven of us that live in this dorm can access the area, I don't see a problem with that. Not that I care who knows we are a couple, but technically you are still a student and technically I am still your professor."

"That is a very wise statement Harry," said Albus smiling as he knocked on the doorframe. "I see no problems with the faculty or Team Potter on this issue. However decorum is still necessary for the student body. We must keep a level of discretion."

"I happen to agree with both of you," said Draco. "Is this ok with you Harry and Professor Dumbledore? Harry seemed to have an easier night with me in the bed with him."

"I have absolutely no problem with this arrangement in the slightest," said Albus smiling as he sat on the edge of the bed. "I think we will need Draco's room soon enough anyway. I want to talk with the seven of you about a sensitive issue. Why don't you two get dressed and meet me in the common room?"

"Sure Albus," said Harry. "Draco we can get Dobby and Winky to move your things over to this room."

"I love you Harry," said Draco. "I have loved you for a long time. I just did not know how to tell you."

"I love you to Dragon," said Harry giving him a quick kiss on the lips. "Thank you for comforting me last night."

"I won't lie and say that it did not frighten me," said Draco standing and making his way to the bathroom. "I was terrified, but what I said was true. You did calm down in your sleep after I got into bed with you."

"Well you are free to save me from those awful dreams anytime you like," said Harry going over to Draco's room and getting him some robes for the day. "I hate those types of dreams. They are so hurtful and horrible."

"It sounds like it," said Draco taking the robes from Harry and quickly getting dressed. "I laid out your green robes for you."

"Thanks lover," said Harry with a smile heading for the bathroom to freshen up.

Ten minutes later, Harry and Draco were sitting at their desks when Severus, Minerva, Pomona, and Filius walked in. Following the teachers were a handful of students.

"Ah good," said Albus. "You are all here. We would like to add these students to Team Potter. All of these students are trust worthy. We have discussed certain issues with each and every student present and they not only accept the terms, but are very much ok with the conditions. I am sure each of you already knows Blaise Zabini of Slytherin House, Hannah Abbot and Susan Bones of Hufflepuff House, Padma Patil of Ravenclaw, and her twin Parvati Patil of Gryffindor. When Mr. Finnegan and Mr. Thomas get out of the hospital they also will be joining the group."

"Blaise can have my old room," said Draco shaking the hand of his friend.

Dobby already knew what was going on and he and Winky could be seen moving Draco's things into Harry's suite of rooms.

"Harry I think you should get the castle to add three more rooms to this dorm," said Albus with a smile. "Minerva and I will conjure up the desks."

Harry stood for a few moments with his hands on the wall. He let himself become one with the castle. He was delighted when the walls responded to his touch. Harry asked the castle to extend the dorm and create seven more rooms. Within a flash, the common room expanded and seven new doorways appeared. Harry turned and smiled.

"Why don't we give them each their own room," said Harry with a smile. "Plus we have an extra room in case we come across another student that becomes eligible to be in this dorm. I think I speak for all of Team Potter when I say welcome aboard."

The rest of the group all gave their assent. Harry and Hermione went around shaking each hand of the new team members. Soon after the rest of the group got over their shock and followed. Chatter broke out as the girls started gossiping about anyone and everyone. Harry and the rest of the guys just shook their heads and laughed.

"For those of you that are just joining us," said Harry pointing to a solitary door. "In that room is pictures and decorations from the four homes of the founders. Please feel free to decorate your rooms with whatever you like. All I ask is that you do not discuss what you find in there with anyone. I also ask that you not remove anything from the dorm. These items are very old and very valuable."

The Head Master and the rest of the Heads of House followed the new team mates into the room and looked around with interest at some of the things that were in the room. Paintings, lamps, furniture, and many other things were stored neatly in the room. The students picked out what they wanted, and a house elf would bring it into their rooms. The staff asked if they could use some of the things that caught their interest as well. Harry laughed and told them they could have what ever they wanted. The Heads of House reminded the new students that they still needed to go and pack up their belongings from their old dorms. Still chattering they left. Some of the other students went with them to help. Finally Harry sat at his desk and looked at his mentors and friends.

"Thank you for helping me last night," he said while Ginny and Luna each perched themselves on a corner of his desk. "I apologize again for disturbing everyone. I do not know what I will do if the first part of that dream comes true. Draco means everything to me."

"Harry," said Minerva kindly. "We understand. There is no need to apologize for something that is beyond your control."

"We can not help what we dream," said Pomona.

"I tested your shields after we finally got you awake," said Severus. "You are definantly employing Occlumency even when you sleep. Our problem is the link that your scar gives between you and the Dark Lord. It goes beyond the ordinary magic."

"Severus is correct," said Albus. "At this time we have no way of stopping it. When you are awake, you can keep him from actually entering your mind. However, last night you entered his and that is what saved your friends from a very painful death."

"Face it Harry," said Ginny. "No one blames you for last night. Thanks to Hermione's quick thinking, we got you back and everything ended up well."

"Yes I think I will award Miss Granger ten points for her quick thinking," said Severus. "She was able to accomplish something we professors could not."

"I will leave her a note to let her know," said Harry chuckling. "Does this mean that you have made the rest of the new team members prefects as well?"

"More than that Harry," said Albus. "They are equivalent to Head Boys and Girls with the ability to dock points for wrong doings. Each was spoken with at length about this and they understand that abusing the privilege gets it taken away with severe consequences."

"Well I am glad that you brought more people from the other houses," said Harry. "Now no one can say that we are favoring Gryffindor. I wish there were a few more trustworthy Slytherins though. No offense Severus."

"None taken," assured Severus. "We aren't snakes for nothing."

"Well I think it is time for breakfast," said Albus as the rest of the team members started coming in. "I suggest that you all leave your things in your rooms. The house elves will assuredly put them away for you."

With that, Albus, the faculty, and the students made their way to the Great Hall for breakfast. Harry noticed that his table had grown and he led his group to it. Harry also noticed that he sat in the exact same position that Albus did with Draco on his left and Hermione on his right. He put the thought to the side of his mind for now. He would come back to it later when he had free time to think on it. Draco sat in the same spot as Severus and Hermione at in the same spot as Minerva. It was almost like there was a younger version of the staff forming below the actual faculty of the school. Harry glanced around at the members of his table. There were people that were proficient in each and every subject. Harry pulled himself out of his thoughts. He had Gryffindor and Ravenclaw fifth years first. This was followed by Slytherin and Hufflepuff. From there he had his first and second years. Harry was not worried about his first class. Ginny and Luna were in that class and they would help to keep the rest of the class in line. Harry knew that Albus or one of the other staff members would be watching his Slytherin and Hufflepuff classes.

When breakfast was over, Harry made his way to his classroom. Being on the third floor, Harry had to hurry so that he would not be late. When he entered the room, the class was already assembled and waiting for him.

"I am sorry that I am late," said Harry. "You guys are quick. So today we are going to start talking about Patronuses. Who can tell me what a patronus is used for?"

A few hands rose in the air. Harry winked at Ginny and Luna. He knew they knew all about this class. They did not raise their hands. Harry scanned the room and found a fifth year Ravenclaw with her hand in the air.

"Yes, Miss Donner?" he inquired politely.

"A patronus is used to repel Dementors," she said.

"Very good," said Harry. "Take two points for Ravenclaw. Now who can tell me what a patronus looks like? Yes Mr. Creevey."

"It is different for everyone," replied Collin.

"Correct," aid Harry. "Two points for Gryffindor."

Harry spent the next half an hour going over the incantation and wand movements with the class. When he was done with that, he had each person stand up and give it a try. Ginny and Luna produced a patronus on the first try earning Gryffindor and Ravenclaw five points each. Others who were able to produce a silver vapor were awarded two points each. When the class was just about over Harry had everyone sit down.

"Expecto Patronum," he said and watched as his patronus walked the length of the room and back nodding its head to each student. "Homework will be three feet on patronuses to be turned in by next class. Well done everyone, class is dismissed."

Harry sat with a smile on his face as he watched the class leave. Harry's smile dropped a little when his next class started filling in. As he had done with every other class, he paired each house with someone from the opposite house. He began class just like he did with the first. The Hufflepuff students listened eagerly to what Harry was saying. A few of the Slytherins were also paying attention. There were a few that were not paying attention. They were also not taking notes. In fact one student was even reading a comic book while in class.

"Mr. Harper," said Harry suddenly stopping in mid sentence. "Is my class boring you or something?"

Harper didn't say anything. He glared at Harry and lifted his comic book higher so that his face was not seen by Harry.

"Expelliarmus," said Harry and lifted his hand to catch the comic. "That will be ten points from Slytherin for reading this in my class. It will be another ten for showing disrespect to me when I was talking to you. I am going to give you a detention on top of that as well. I am getting pretty tired of having people like you come into my class and decide that they will interrupt the learning of the other students. Take this note to Professor Snape. Make no mistake, I will know if you have or not. You are dismissed from today's lesson."

Harry watched as Harper grabbed his book bag, glared at Harry as he took the parchment Harry quickly wrote and sealed, and stalked out the door. Harry turned to the rest of the assembled class.

"I suggest that you all start paying attention if you want to pass DADA this year," said Harry. "Let me remind you that this is your OWL year and if you do not pay attention to what I am telling you, I will have no choice but to give you a failing grade. That means that you will not pass your OWL or the fifth grade. DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?"

A rustle could be heard as those Slytherins that were not paying that close attention started pulling out quill and ink to take notes. Harry calmed himself and continued where he left off. Just like with the previous class, Harry had them all try a patronus at the end of the class. A few were able to produce the silver vapor, but no one was able to produce a full patronus. Harry walked around the room and gave points to those that earned it and instruction for those that needed it. When class ended, he assigned homework and dismissed the class.

Minerva came out of the corner and canceled her Disillusionment Charm.

"Very good Harry," she said. "You have given out your first detention. What will you make that person do?"

"I have no idea," said Harry putting his head in his hands. "Can I send him to you for punishment?"

"Yes you can," she said. "That was an excellent example of leadership. You stated your case, you doled out the punishment, and you made the rest of the class realize that you are not playing a game here. That was very well done, indeed. Have Mr. Harper meet me in the Transfiguration classroom at eight this evening for his detention."

Harry nodded and quickly wrote the instructions on a piece of parchment. He handed the note to Hedwig who flew out of the door. Harry sighed and made his way to his room. He had the next hour off. He sat and started grading some of the homework from the lower grades. He was still pondering the explanation of one student on the stunning charm when Severus walked in.

"Minerva told me what happened," said Severus. "I have added my own detention to the one you gave. From what Minerva said, you handled yourself extremely professionally and fairly."

"Severus will you do me a big favor?" Harry asked suddenly. "I know it will be hard for you, but this is something I really wish to learn."

"Of course," said Severus. "What is it you wish to learn?"

"If it is not too much trouble, can you tell me your side of the story about the happenings between you and my dad?" he asked. "I know Sirius and Remus' version, but I want to know from you what happened and what you remember about my mom."

Severus raised his eyebrows in surprise for a moment. He weighed the look of utter interest on the younger man's face. He looked into the green eyes that were so much like Lily's, that he knew in a moment that Harry was not being cruel. He genuinely wanted to know. He sat in the chair across from Harry and from there launched into the entire story. Dobby brought the two men lunch at Harry's desk as they conversed clean through lunch. Harry would ask questions, and Severus would answer. With each question and comment, the barrier between the two men fell lower and lower. Harry was sympathizing with Severus, and Severus was realizing that Harry was not James in any way except looks. When they were done with that conversation, Harry got up and went to the book case and grabbed a book. He had bookmarked a page.

"I was reading this the other night," said Harry. "I thought you might be interested in this."

Severus took the book from him and began to read. The more he read the more excited he became.

"Where did you get this book?" he asked.

"From the Slytherin Manor," said Harry. "Do you think it can help?"

"I will talk with Albus about this," said Severus. "I did not know there was a spell to remove the Dark Mark. If Albus agrees, I think you should have the honor of removing my Dark Mark. You found this spell after all. Plus you might be one of the few that can actually cast the spell. It looks like you have to be an heir of Slytherin to do so."

"If Albus agrees, I would be honored to remove your Dark Mark," said Harry smiling at his new friend. "Though, he will probably want you to stay on as a spy for awhile longer."

Both men laughed at the comment. From there, they knew that the past would stay in the past and that they would be able to count on each other in the future. From there they both stood as each had classes to teach.

Harry was handing back the homework that afternoon when he had a sudden inspiration hit him. He pardoned himself for a moment and sat at his desk. He pulled out a sheet of parchment and wrote a quick note to Dobby. He wrote the elf's name on the outside and sent one of his students to find the elf. From there he wrote a letter to Draco.

Dear Love,

How about, you and I eat a late dinner on the bank of the lake this evening? I have Dobby preparing a nice dinner for the two of us. We never really had a proper date. I think it is time that we did. Please let me know soon.



Harry rolled up the parchment and told Hedwig who the letter was for. She nipped his finger gently and took the parchment and flew out of the room to the delight of the class. Within a few minutes, she was back. Harry excused himself from the class again and opened his letter.

Dear Lover,

I like the sound of that. I can not wait for our date to start. I will meet you by the lake at seven this evening.

Love always


Harry smiled to himself and then continued with his class. He had one more after this one and he was done for the day. He would get Hermione to help him set everything up.

Finally after his last class had left, Harry hurried to his dorm. He quickly outlined his idea to Ginny, Hermione, and Luna who championed the idea immediately. Ginny and Hermione rushed to Harry and Draco's room and quickly chose an outfit for each man. From there, they gathered Luna up and raced to the kitchen. They told Dobby what they wanted prepared for the dinner. Harry meanwhile wrote a letter to his Aunt.

Dear Aunt Petunia,

Tonight I have my first official date with Draco. I need a good song to serenade him with. Can you help me please?



He handed the letter to Apollo who disappeared in a flash of fire. A few minutes later, he reappeared with a note and a CD.


That was a beautiful bird. Enclosed is a song that will fit what you are wanting. Good Luck with your date. Please let me know how it goes.

Aunt Petunia

Harry quickly raced to the Head Master's office where he found Albus in conversation with the portraits of the former Heads. When he saw Harry, he smiled and bade him to enter.

"What can I help you with Harry," said Albus noticing the excitement in the younger man's face.

"I need to know if there is some way that this CD can be played with magic," said Harry catching his breath.

He quickly outlined his plan to Albus who smiled. Ten minutes later, Harry learned the spell that would play the song. He listened to it a few times and had it memorized. He raced back to his rooms to change. He showered and walked over to the bed to see what Hermione had left him to wear. He picked up the leather pants and put them on. From there he put on the green silk shirt. He put a belt on and picked up the boots that Severus insisted he get. When he was finished, he brushed his teeth and put on a splash of cologne. Draco was in the library. Harry had enlarged the marauders map and it hung on the wall in the common room. Hermione was coming down the corridor to the dorm. She entered and took one look at Harry and started to giggle.

"Harry," she said. "You look wonderful. Draco will not be able to contain himself looking at you. We recruited the rest of the dorm. The Patil's are down by the lake with Blaise and Ron getting the rest of it set up. Try not to be nervous. If you do, you will start to sweat and then you will ruin your shirt. I think you should go to the lake now. I will send Draco to you when he is done. Oh this is so exciting."

Harry laughed as he spotted Draco leaving the library. He left quickly and headed to the lake. Ron and Blaise smiled when they saw him. They had set out a blanket and some stay lit candles. The girls were setting out plates and glasses. Severus walked up behind them with a smile on his face. He handed Harry a chilled bottle of wine. Without another word, he walked away. Harry grinned as he set the bottle down. He sat on the blanket and pulled out a CD Hermione had handed him. There was soft music playing on the disc. Ron, Blaise, Parvati, and Padma all wished him luck and left. Harry looked out over the lake as the moon shone down casting enough romantic light, that it felt like it was shining just for Harry. He heard a soft sound behind him and watched as Draco walked over being led by Ginny. She had blindfolded his eyes and walked him to the rendezvous point. Hermione had dressed him almost identical to Harry. Draco was wearing black leather pants and a black silk shirt. Harry quickly stood. Ginny smiled at him and took the blindfold off of Draco's eyes. When Draco saw the layout before him, he gasped. When he finally set eyes upon Harry he smiled and walked over to him. He tenderly placed a kiss on Harry's lips.

"Shall we dance?" asked Harry.

"There is no music," remarked Draco with a smile.

"That is easily fixed," said Harry waving his wand.

The disc rose in the air and started spinning. As the lyrics started playing, Harry wrapped his arms around Draco and as they started slow dancing Harry began to sing.

Dancing in the dark, middle of the nightTaking your heart and holding it tightEmotional touch, touching my skinAnd asking you to do what you've been doing all over again

Oh, it's a beautiful thingDon't think I can keep it all inI just gotta let you knowWhat it is that won't let me go

It's your love, it just does something to meIt sends a shock right through meI can't get enough and if you wonderAbout the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love

Better than I was, more than I amAnd all of this happened by taking your handAnd who I am now is who I wanted to beAnd now that we're together I'm stronger than ever, I'm happy and free

Oh, it's a beautiful thingDon't think I can keep it all in, noAnd if you asked me why I changedAll I gotta do is say your sweet name

It's your love, it just does something to meIt sends a shock right through meI can't get enough and if you wonderAbout the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love, oh, baby

Oh, it's a beautiful thingDon't think I can keep it all inI just gotta let you knowWhat it is that won't let me go

It's your love, it just does something to meIt sends a shock right through meI can't get enough and if you wonderAbout the spell I'm under, oh, it's your loveIt's your love, it's your love

When the song was finished, Harry released Draco and quickly set the other disc to playing. As they sat on the blanket, Harry poured them some wine and the plates filled with food. They ate while watching each other. Occasionally one or the other would feed a bite to each other. When they had eaten all they desired to, the food and plates disappeared. The wine with the glasses stayed and Draco and Harry lifted their glasses.

"To love," said Draco.

Harry echoed the sentiment. Once they finished drinking, Harry grabbed Draco and kissed him with as much passion as he could. Draco responded in kind. Soon both young men were panting heavily. Finally they could ignore their passion no longer. Each gave in to their own desires. Right there under the moon light, they made love for the first time.

Hours later, Harry and Draco made their way back to the castle. They passed some of their dorm mates making their rounds. Neither paid much attention to who it was. They were so engrossed in each other. Hermione and Hannah giggled at the state of their clothes.

"Seems that their night was a success," remarked Hannah. "I do hope that I find love like theirs one day."

"I am sure you will," said Hermione knowingly. "I can't wait to tell everyone else the good news. You go tell the rest of the dorm. I will go make my report to Albus and Severus. I know for a fact that those two gossip like old women and they want to know how it went."

Both young women parted and went about their quest. Hermione made it to Albus' office. The door was open and Albus, Minerva, Severus, and Poppy were all sitting there.

"Well Miss Granger?" asked Severus. "How did it go in your opinion?"

"When they entered the castle they were so into each other that they did not even see Hannah and me," she replied. "Their clothes we disheveled and buttoned wrong. Harry was even carrying their shoes in his hand. In my opinion, I would say that tonight was a success for both."

"Excellent," said Albus. "It is so good to see Harry so happy. It thrills me to know that Mr. Malfoy is the reason that he is so excited to greet each and every new day. Both young men are doing far better than I hoped for."

"I am happy that Draco and Harry found each other as well," said Severus. "I have never seen my godson so happy. They both deserve to be happy after what has happened to both."

"That is the first time that I have ever heard you call Harry by his given name," remarked Minerva. "Is there something that you are not telling us Severus?"

"If you must know," replied Severus. "The reason that Harry and I missed lunch was due to the fact that Harry asked me to tell my side of the story about growing up in this school. He absorbed every word I said about the differences that his father and I had. He did not get angry once throughout the whole conversation. He could not get enough of my memories of Lily as a student. All in all, we had a wonderful conversation. He is bright, intelligent, and as compassionate as Lily was. He may be headstrong like James, but that is not a bad thing. He and I agreed to let the past stay in the past and we agreed to work as a team for the future. That reminds me."

Severus pulled the book he borrowed from Harry out and placed it on the desk. He opened it to the right page and showed the others what Harry had found. When they were done, he handed the book to Hermione to look at. When she was finished, she looked up at him and smiled.

"I am sure Harry would be more than willing to remove your mark," she said.

"We have already discussed that," said Severus. "If Albus allows it, I would like for Harry to remove my mark as soon as possible."

"Severus," said Albus with a smile. "You have done more for me than any one person ever has. I will talk with Harry tomorrow about removing your mark when he has time. I would trust this task with no one else but him. He is the most gifted we have at the moment."

"Thank you Albus," said Severus. "This means a lot to me."

The adults and Hermione rose from there and started making their way out of the Head Master's office. Hermione was eager to see what the rest of the dorm thought about Hannah's report.


Hannah made her way up to the dorm. When she walked in, everyone was whispering. For the first time since the dorm was created for Harry and his protectors, the door to Harry's room was closed.

"They did not see us when they passed by," said Hannah with a giggle.

"Their clothes were all messed up," said Ginny with a smile.

"I only hope true love like that finds me one day," said Padma with a look of longing on her face.

"I am rather jealous of Harry and Draco," said Parvati. "They each have the hottest guy in school.

The rest of the group started laughing at this. The conversation lasted well past midnight. Hermione had joined them and informed them that the faculty was thrilled by what had transpired.


Harry and Draco passed by Hermione and Hannah. Neither man had eyes for anyone but each other. They made it to the dorm. Once again neither noticed anyone that was peaking out of their doors at them. They made it to the bedroom that they now shared with each other. They kissed once more. Within moments, the passion that had ignited down by the lake lit once more. Once again, their lips traveled over each other's bodies as their passion flared out. Finally at about two in the morning, Harry and Draco drifted off to sleep in each other's arms. What neither man knew was that Hermione and Collin had taken many pictures of them before and during their dinner. Hermione was determined that they have many wonderful memories of their first date with their first true love. Hermione wanted a copy of their first dance as a souvenir. She went to bed humming their song. In the dorm the song played over and over as each young man and woman drifted off to sleep dreaming of their first love.

Dancing in the dark, middle of the nightTaking your heart and holding it tightEmotional touch, touching my skinAnd asking you to do what you've been doing all over again

Oh, it's a beautiful thingDon't think I can keep it all inI just gotta let you knowWhat it is that won't let me go

It's your love, it just does something to meIt sends a shock right through meI can't get enough and if you wonderAbout the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love

Better than I was, more than I amAnd all of this happened by taking your handAnd who I am now is who I wanted to beAnd now that we're together I'm stronger than ever, I'm happy and free

Oh, it's a beautiful thingDon't think I can keep it all in, noAnd if you asked me why I changedAll I gotta do is say your sweet name

It's your love, it just does something to meIt sends a shock right through meI can't get enough and if you wonderAbout the spell I'm under, oh, it's your love, oh, baby

Oh, it's a beautiful thingDon't think I can keep it all inI just gotta let you knowWhat it is that won't let me go

It's your love, it just does something to meIt sends a shock right through meI can't get enough and if you wonderAbout the spell I'm under, oh, it's your loveIt's your love, it's your love

AUTHOR'S NOTE – I hope that you all enjoy this chapter. I wanted to bring in a few more key elements while keeping both the danger plot going and the love portion of it going. Please let me know what you think. I am a hopeless romantic myself. I love my husband just as much now as when I met him. He is the inspiration for this love story.

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