Princess of Darkness

First Dance

Draco shook his head at Hermiones question. It was no dream but the real deal. The permanent ring that was placed on both of their ring fingers could not be broken.

"You knew… didn't you?" Hermione asked looking at him straight in the eye, giving him a death glare.

His head dropped and he examined his shoes carefully.

Hermiones face went from the death glare to a shocked look. "You did"

He looked up at her with sorry eyes but nodded his head.

"I was born and raised to marry the Princess of Darkness" he said dully.

"What?" Hermione said.

"You were born on freedom, but you were eventually going to be found and have to marry the Prince of Death Eaters… me" hes head dropped to his feet again.

"Why didn't you tell me?" she asked, getting off her bed and walking towards him.

"I didn't find out that you were her till this year." He said.

Hermione looked at him as his head rose to look at her, both eye to eye. "You should have told me once you found out" Hatred spread across her face, sorrow on his.

"Im sorry" he repeated, "I didn't mean for it to end up like this. I tried all I could to find a way to get us out of this. But…"

"But?" Hermione said wondering what he was going to say.

"When blood is entwined in a marriage, nothing can break it. This tattoo is permanent and there is no way to get it off." He said and lifted his left hand to show her his ring.

Hermione looked down at her hand and spotted her ring too. The anger went away and all she felt was hurt. She closed her hand into a fist and dropped onto the floor and broke into tears.

Draco crouched down in front of her and embraced her in a hug. "We can make this work Hermione."

Hermione nodded in his shoulder. "Im willing to try" she mumbled.

Draco smiled to himself. Hermiones breathing slowed down and went to an even pace.

She looked up at him with a tear-stained face but did stop crying.

"Do you think the dance is over yet?" she asked.

"Not yet"

Hermione got out of his grip and got up. She walked to the door that led to the bathroom.

"What are you doing?" Draco asked, confused.

"Im washing my face. That dance cant end without the Heads"

She walked out with eyeliner, mascara, black eye shadow and lipstick on.

"Ready to go, Mrs. Malfoy?" he asked with a smile and an arm out for her to grab.

Hermione smiled. "Yes, quite" she said and grabbed his arm.

"And may I add you look very dark today.Yet beautiful" he added. Hermione giggled.

They walked out of the Head Common Room and headed back down to the Great Hall.

They entered the great oak doors and saw everyone still dancing, then a slow song came on.

Draco looked over to Hermione and she nodded. He led her out to the middle of the dance floor and started dancing to the music.

"This is the best school ever" they heard a 1st year say to his partner.

Draco smiled and bent his head to Hermione's ear. "Did you realize that this is the first dance we've shared as a married couple?" he asked.

Hermione nodded her head and smiled.

Draco looked back at Hermione, examining every inch of her face. Her eyes caught his easily. They showed a sense of being secure, caring, and trustworthy. Then he noticed something else… love.

He smiled at her and before he knew it, he was reaching down to Hermione and kissing her passionately. What shocked him most was that she returned it.

"What is bloody hell are you doing?" a voice screamed from behind Draco.

They pulled apart to see a shocked Ron and Harry.

"Were you two just…" Harry looked at them seriously. "Am I having a nightmare?"

"No your not, Harry" Hermion said and stood in front of Draco.

"Are you kidding me Hermione?" Ron asked.

Hermione gave him her death glare… boy, if looks could kill.

"Your not" he concluded, "Have you gone mad?"

"Umm Ron…" Harry said calmly from behind, getting a glimpse of Hermione's stare.

Harry trailed down to make sure they weren't holding hands… there he saw that they both had the same ring. He looked back and forth, from ring to ring, then from face to face.

"What are those?" Harry said and pointed to Hermione's ring. "Please tell me its just a friendship ring"

Hermione lifted up her hand. "Guess again"

"You have gone MAD!" Ron shouted.

Hermione's anger rose. She showed he palm to Ron, not intentionally. Her ring was completely visible to him now. The lime green of her ring glowed brightly. Then she had a green aurora around her. A green beam shot Ron right at his chest and he flew back and crashed into Harry. They both fell to the floor. The green disappeared from Hermione and she fell to the floor, past out.

"Oh no" Draco said to himself.

"Whoa… what was that?" Ron asked as he got up and gripped his head.

Draco looked at Harry and Ron then back to Hermione. He quickly scooped her up and ran out of the Great Hall.

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