MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER, MAKE ME A MATCH
Pairing(s): established Ron/Hermione, eventual Draco/Harry and some Seamus/Dean if I can squeeze it in. Also mentions of Colin/Ginny and Neville/Luna hopefully.
Summery: Tired of Harry hiding his feelings for Draco, Hermione decides to set the duo up mixing a reluctant Ron into her schemes. Poor Harry and Draco are in for a tough year...
Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter and am not making any money off of this. No matter how much I wish that were true.
WARNING: This is SLASH if you don't like it do not read! Do not flame me either because I hate flamers.
PROLOGUE: A COURSE OF ACTION IS DECIDED
Ron Weasley loved his girlfriend. Really, he did. True, at times he found Hermione Granger exasperating but for some reason that didn't turn him off. In fact, it was one of the things about her he enjoyed. It made their relationship (now six months strong, thank you very much) interesting. They never had a dull moment and when they had a fight (which was not as often as in the past, but did still happen) they made up for it with some pretty spectacular make-out sessions. But sometimes he was a bit afraid of his girlfriend. For instance when she got a notion in her head nothing and no one could change her mind. Those moments when she plotted and argued her notion to death made her very scary sometimes.
S.P.E.W. was a good example of this. Harry finally admitted to Hermione last year that Dobby had been the one to take all of the hats and scarves that she had knitted and that the House-elves were pretty livid with her for insulting them. Instead of admitting defeat Hermione sighed and said, "I suppose I should put S.P.E.W to rest until wizards and House-elves are more open minded to the idea of it." She did stop with the House-elf business (to Harry and Ron's relief) but didn't admit that she was wrong and was still arguing about their rights to this very day if anyone mentioned the creatures.
Unfortunately for Ron over the last summer, the one before their seventh and final year, Hermione got a new idea that she proudly announced to Ron in the Prefects compartment on the Hogwarts Express. "We are going to set Harry and Draco up," she said as though she was telling him what they were having for dinner.
Ron stared at her. "Excuse me?"
"We're going to set-."
"I heard you the first time," he interrupted. "But WHY?"
"Ron, don't be daft. YOU know how Harry feels about him."
Ron sighed and glanced over at Draco Malfoy, the new Head Boy. He did know how Harry felt about Malfoy, but that didn't mean he wanted to do anything about it. True, Malfoy had technically joined their side in the war last year and helped them by spying for the Order but that didn't mean he had to like the git. Malfoy had called a sort of truce between him and the trio last year and so far it had worked. The next thing he knew, he was listening to Harry prattle on and on about how "handsome" and "intelligent" Malfoy was. He had accepted that Harry was bi and was fine with it, but why did Harry have to go and fall for Malfoy of all people? Clearly, defeating Voldemort in June and rattled his brain more then anyone thought.
"Hermione, that was just a crush. For all we know, Harry could be over it by now and moved on to some other bloke or girl."
Hermione crossed her arms and glared at him. "Ron, I know you're not a big fan of Draco, but I don't think that was just a crush. Harry started to notice Malfoy, when, in January?"
"November," Ron corrected reluctantly. 'Four months after the truce started. Sure didn't take Harry long did it?' He thought to himself.
"Yes, that's over six months. Normal crushes do not last that long and you saw how Harry smiled at Draco when he saw him on the platform just now. He still likes him."
"Since when is Malfoy, Draco?" Ron asked her with narrowed eyes.
Hermione smiled, "it's all apart of the plan."
Ron looked at her wearyingly. "The plan?"
"To set Harry and Draco up. We'll need to take little steps because those two have fragile hearts and it wouldn't do to muck it up by locking them in a closet or something and ruining the romance before it begins."
Ron gawked at her, "a fragile heart? MALFOY? Are we talking about the same person?"
"Come off it, Ron. He just lost his Father and Mother in this war; you honestly think he isn't hurting?"