Princess of Darkness

What Ball?

Hermione and Draco turned around and saw Ginny sitting on the couch with Blaise.

"Didn't you guys leave?" Hermione asked.

She picked up the dress so it wouldn't drag and started walking toward the couch.

"Yes… but Professor McGonagall and Snape sent us up here to tell you if you have any plans before the winter vacation so I told her about your idea of the ball and she said for us to still come up and here and remind you guys that you need to start planning before your time is up" Ginny explained… more like told a tale.

Draco took out his wand and tapped his arm, and his cloths changed into cargo shorts with a dark blue sweater.

He then went up to Hermione and tapped her shoulder with his wand, and she changed into faded jeans and a white, hooded, sweater.

The grandfather clock in their common room struck 8.

"Wow… I thought we were gone longer" Hermione said and looked at her clothes. "Thanks" she said to Draco, who nodded.

"Wait... what ball?" Draco asked. Hermione just shrugged.

"Come on, lets go eat guys" Ginny said getting up. "I'm starved"

"You're a true Weasley, Ginny" Hermione said, rolling her eyes.

"You're sitting with us, right?" Draco asked the girls, who nodded.

"We need to stay away from Parkinson then. She might put poison in Hermione's pumpkin juice" Blaise said and Draco nodded.

Ginny and Blaise led the way to the Great Hall.

Draco had his hand around Hermione's shoulder and he leaned in and whispered in her ear "We need to change the password now"

She giggled and nodded.

.: At the Great Hall :.

As Hermione, Draco, Ginny and Blaise entered, everyone looked at them.

Draco and Blaise led Hermione and Ginny to the Slytherin table and they sat down, still being looked at.

Dumbledore coughed and everyone looked at him

He stood "From what the staff has told me, there is a Christmas Ball being planned by our heads, Draco and Hermione Malfoy, but they have not set up a date or time yet. Please check the notice boards in your House Common Rooms daily for if any information has been put up. Apparation Lessons will begin for the 6th years after the Winter Break. And further more, our own Hagrid has wished if anybody has seen a fairy flying around the premises, please report it to him. And now... let us eat" with that, Dumbledore sat down.

Hermione chuckled. The one fairy that was let lose, she saw flying in the Quidditch stands, whistling at hott chasers. (A/n: hehe... u would b too)

The food appeared and everyone began eating.

.: In the Heads Common Room :.

Hermione and Draco were sitting at the coffee table, discussing on what should be at the ball.

"That DJ we had last time. What's his name? Mr. Nutz?" Draco asked.

Hermione nodded and wrote it down.

"What about decorations?"

"Mistletoes are being set up by teachers, we'll set some up in the Great Hall" Hermione said and wrote that down. "We have 12 Christmas Trees being brought in by Hagrid and wreaths we are setting up too."

"Wouldn't it be cool if we have a waterfall in there?"

Hermione nodded "We can do that… just a few simple spells" she wrote that down, along with the spells "What else?"

"Food, of course!"

Hermione rolled her eyes. Men, she thought

.: About a week later :.

Hermione had made a notice and was going around tacking them up in the Common Rooms, while everyone was in bed.

It was to be on Friday, 12/15. Today was Friday the 8th, which gave people time to go and shop for dresses and dress robes.

The Ball was to be a Mask, which meant that everyone had to wear a mask.

(A/n: I know there's another word for it but I was watching Ever After and they called it a Mask so, I thought, Old English should be good… and TADA we have Mask -pronounced: mah-sk)

Ginny thought of it, and Hermione approved.

Tomorrow, her and Ginny were going shopping at Hogsmeade since it was one of those days.

.: Hogsmeade Day :.

Hermione and Ginny were in the dress store shopping like they had planned.

The store wasn't packed because Hermione and Ginny took a head start to get the really good dresses, which meant waking up at 6:30 and leaving by 7:15.

So here they were, trying on beautiful dresses.

"So, what do you plan on doing at the ball, Gin?" Hermione asked as she pulled on a dress.

"Dance of course! Or make out in the corner with Blaise" she replied.

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Typical"

"Ok… I'm coming out" Ginny announced.

Hermione nodded. "Me too"

They both walked out and looked at each other.

"Sorry Ginny but pink is not your color." Hermione said.

Ginny's dress went just below her knees and was spaghetti strap.

"I know, and yellow isn't yours either" Ginny laughed.

Hermione's dress was like a yellow ballerina custom.

"Oh shut up and lets try on the other dress"

Ginny laughed and they walked back into the dressing rooms.

"Hey Gin, what color do you think my mask should be?"

"I don't know… black maybe"

"Ok… maybe white for you" Hermione suggested.

Ginny nodded as she pulled on the other dress. "White goes with anything"

"And so does black" Hermione said. "Ok… I'm coming out. You?"

"Yea me too"

They walked out of the dressing room and looked at each other.

"That is beautiful!" Hermione said. "You're getting it right?"

"Umm… ok. I think it makes me look like a Slytherin"

"But a good looking one. Its marvelous on you!"

"What about you? That dress is fantastic!"

Hermione smiled. "Now the shoes"

Ginny giggled "My favorite part about shopping"

The girls went to the shoe side of the store.

"Hmmm… see anything to my liking?" Hermione asked.

"Yes!" Ginny said and took this one pair of shoes.

"Here Ginny" Hermione said and took another pair of shoes.

"Those shoes match perfectly with your dresses ladies" said a witch who worked there.

"Thank you" Hermione said.

"Do you have any masks? The ball is a Mask" Ginny asked.

The witch nodded. "Follow me"

She led them to the far back corner where there was a whole glass case filled with all different colored mask.

"That one!" Ginny said and pointed to one.

"Can you give me that one please?" Hermione asked and the witch nodded.

"Thank you" Hermione and Ginny called as they walked out of the store with their bags.

"Come on, lets go to Honeydukes. (A/n: I think that's how you spell it) I'm in the mood for a sugar quill" Ginny said and Hermione laughed.

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