Fourteen. Attempts at Flirting.

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An update this soon? Things are changing around here, aren't they? It's because I love writing this story so much!

Draco had made up his mind. He was going to woo Hermione Granger and there was no stopping him. Last night, he had met Harry for dinner and Harry had urged him to go ahead with him. Later, he had even consulted Ginny about this and she had 'blessed' him to carry out his 'mission'. Honestly speaking, he thought he needed to make new friends.

Draco was headed to the library at Diagon Alley right now, hoping to catch up on some nice magical reading. It had been almost ten days he had last visited this particular library and in his opinion, far too long. Making the most of a week-long holiday from university, he looked forward to this day, ready to spend some quality time with books. Once in the library, he headed to the medicine section so that he could find something on psychology and later he was going to hit the fiction section. And hit it hard! He met a pretty good sight when he entered the medicine section: Hermione Granger sitting on the floor with a ton of books surrounding her. Her wearing a short skirt was just the cherry on top. He leaned against the bookshelf (in a sexy manner, of course) and greeted her, "Well, hello, Grangie."

The witch looked up at him and smiled. "Hey, Draco, good morning!"

"A pleasant morning to you too, Grangie."

"What brings you here?"

"The same thing that brings you here: books!" he said with a charming smile. He had to thank his father for his brilliant genes and good looks.

"I know, right?! Just the thought of the smell excites me so much!" she beamed. He settled down on the floor next to her and picked up a random book from one of the piles.

"What are you doing here on a Saturday morning though? I thought you had a date this weekend," he asked her.

"Everybody needs to mind their business," she said looking at him. "No, I didn't have a date this weekend. I cancelled it."

"Why? I thought he was very cute," he said. For the love of Merlin, he didn't know why he was asking her about it. He should be glad that she had cancelled the date.

"He was but that was before he made that sexist remark the other day," she replied angrily. "Honestly, I hate men who think women are not capable of being good Quidditch players or anything else for that matter?"

"Well, Hermione, I think women make excellent Quidditch players. Hell, Ginny is better than so many men I know!" he replied smoothly.

"You know what I mean, Draco," she huffed.

"What do you mean, Hermione?"

"I meant men I can date."

"Ouch," he said putting a hand on his chest. "Do you know how much that hurts?"

She laughed. He bet she thought he was stupid.

"Well, Grangie, glad to know I can at least make you laugh, if not date," he smiled.

"If you want to date me, Draco, you just have to say so!"

"And will you, if I say so?" he asked sounding hopeful.

"I didn't say that now, did I?" she smirked.

"Oh, so you are one of those."

"One of what?" she asked with a raised eyebrow.

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