You sigh, looking at the food in front of you, lost in your own thoughts, or more like Draco's thoughts. You look above to see your dark brown owl. He looks like wood itself and that’s one reason you love him - he can hide anywhere, and no one would see him easily. Shimmer (the owl) sits on your shoulder, rubbing his face on your cheek, showing affection. You take a crumb of bread and give it to him, he takes it and flies away. You smile as you watch him.
“Whose letter is that Y/N?” Harry asks.
“Harry, as good as I am at studies, I can’t know who sent the letter just by looking at it.” you reply.
Ron coughs, smothering a laugh.
You open the letter, and a smile takes over your face looking at it.
“I guess we know who it is,” Hermoine snorts beside you,
“Only one person makes her smile like that.”
“I AM HURT!” Your best friend from Slytherin shouts upon hearing that, catching everyone’s attention.
You look at her and shake your head, and then you see Draco, sitting in front of her, smiling at you softly, his dimples showing, hair greasy and falling into his eyes.
“Read it,” he mouths.
You look at the letter and start reading it.
My dear Y/N
It has been 3 days and 12 hours since we shared our feelings. I know we both like each other, well, we both made that quite clear. But I do know you, we both know each other, but only from what others tell us, or what we notice about each other. I wish to know you for you. I, Draco Malfoy, am asking you, Y/N, to allow me to take you on a date tonight.
Dress casual, and meet me outside Gryffindor chambers.
From there, I shall lead you.
Look at me and blink 3 times if you agree, I hope you do.
Soon to be yours,
“What? What happened?”
Your best friend rises from her bed, putting her novel aside.
“I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR FOR MY DATE WITH MALFOY!”
“You don’t but I do. Girl I planned this day for so long! I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WEARING!"
You’re stunned, but at the same time not surprised.
“Ok, show me what you’ve got,” you say, a challenge in your voice.
“Are you challenging me?”
“What if I am?”
“OH HELL NO! HONEY, DRACO WILL BE ON YOUR KNEES FOR YOU. AND IT WON’T BE FOR A PROPOSAL,” she screams.
You turn as red as a tomato.
Your best friend laughs.
“Wait here, I will be back. Though, did he say what to wear?”
“He just said wear something casual.”
“Hmm, cool I got it.”
In around 45 mins, you are done.
Brown and golden eyeshadow with soft white cat eyeliner complementing your brown orbs. Your hair is tied in a messy bun, one which took 15 minutes, and your head already hurts from it. You have 3 golden and 1 silver rings on your hands, all of them are neutral and natural, nothing too showy. You’re wearing a black tank top and above it, a grey knitted sweater that has flowy sleeves, dark brown boots and in the end, black high waisted jeans. Everything WAS casual but elegant.
“Girl, you are good,” you compliment, putting on a nude shade of lip gloss.
“I know, Y/N.” your best friend replies.
She flips her short hair, and you shake your head, chuckling.
“I don’t know…”
“It will be fine, all the best!”
“Thanks, I have to go now.”
“Okay, don’t do anything I wouldn’t.” she chuckles.
You look back at her,
“There is NOTHING you wouldn’t do.”
You leave the room.
Draco is standing outside, looking at you from top to bottom, and you’re looking at him.
Oh damn this man. He takes his hand out, asking for yours,
You smile and take his hand, nodding.
Author: Prachi Saini
Editor: Chinmai Gokule