The next morning, Estella and Cedric made their way to the great hall for breakfast. Upon walking in, they spotted Cho Chang sitting with her friends.
"Good morning Cho, how are you feeling?" Estella asked.
"Quite good actually," Cho answered.
"I wanted to come visit you yesterday after the meet, but I figured you were already overwhelmed with visitors," Estella explained.
"That's okay, Estella. Thank you for caring," Cho smiled. Estella smiled back and looked up at Cedric who was gazing at the girl. She looked back down at Cho who had met eyes with the Hufflepuff boy. Both of their cheeks went red.
"Well, we'll leave you to your food," Estella said trying to suppress a laugh. While walking away, Estella nudged Cedric's arm.
"What?" Cedric asked.
"You know what," Estella smirked.
"Cedric knows what?" Padma asked, sitting next to Luna.
"That he has a little crush on Cho," Estella answered.
"No I don't," Cedric protested.
"Alright but in case you were wondering, she's single," Estella added with a wiggle of her eyebrows.
"I know," Cedric replied, which made the girls laugh once he realized what he had said.
"I think it's quite sweet," Luna added. That made Cedric blush slightly.
While the four were eating, Draco walked by and met eyes with Estella. The two smiled shyly at each other as he passed.
"Did my eyes just fail me or did I see you and Malfoy smile at each other?" Padma asked.
All eyes were on her now. Grabbing her cup to take a drink, she shrugged and said, "you did."
Estella continued to eat her food as the three sat and stared at her as if she had turned into a fish.
"Did he give you a potion?" Padma asked.
"No, why would he-"
"Because it was just yesterday you punched him in the face declaring your hate for him and now you're smiling at him."
Sighing, Estella set down her spoon and explained what had happened.
"I think it's nice that you two are no longer on bad terms," Luna stated.
"Thank you, Luna," Estella said.
"I don't understand at all," Padma said.
"What?" Estella asked.
"This is a boy that treats every person like trash and all of the sudden he says sorry and you're life long friends now?"
"Padma, it's not like that. You don't understand."
"You're right. I don't understand, so that's why I'm asking you to explain."
"You didn't explain the logical decision you've made to make up with the boy you've hated since you first met him over the course of a night."
"I'm tired of hating him."
"Padma, Estella is a smart girl. We all personally know that. She wouldn't just do something without thinking it through first," Cedric added.
"Thank you, Cedric," Estella said.
"So what you're telling me is that you're okay with being friends with a guy who will no longer treat you badly but will continue to treat other people, including your friends and your cousin, badly?" Padma continued.
"He's changing," Estella defended.
Before Padma could say anything, Luna spoke up.
"She's right. I've noticed a change in Draco since the beginning of the school year. He doesn't treat Estella the way he treated her just a year ago. In fact, he doesn't truly treat anyone the same way he did anymore."
"I'll believe when I see it," Padma said getting up, "see you in Astronomy."
The three watched her walk away.
"I wouldn't worry about it, Estella," Cedric said.
"I'm not. She acts like I accepted his hand in marriage. Me and Draco are no longer on bad terms, that's all," Estella replied.
"Words I thought you'd never say," Cedric stated laughing. Estella tried to keep a straight face but broke out into a chuckle, which caused Luna to laugh too. The three sat there in laughter as a weight was lifted off of Estella's shoulders, headed for the sky.
A/N: SO I SAW FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM AND OH MY GOSHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. If someone wants to talk about the movie with me, that'd be fantastic ;)
Thank you for reading and I hope you continue :)