RPG - Transcript - Harry, Draco & Hermione
LOCATION: The Great Hall
FORMAT: First person IM/Chat
SUMMARY: After running into each other in the corridor, Draco & Hermione exchange some terse words. Hermione leaves to find Harry, and Draco comes along for the ride. Harry tries to take the high road & put the past behind them, but Draco is suspicious of his and Hermione's motives...
msmione: Well...Mr. Malfoy... Fancy meeting you here.
muggles are scum: Granger.
msmione: Nice to see you, too. Harry said you'd be back to Hogwarts early. Why the rush? Couldn't wait to call me a Mudblood again?
muggles are scum: For your information, it was hardly my descision to make an early appearance.
msmione: Oh. Really. Are you content with being cryptic, or should I even ask why you're back, then?
muggles are scum: Whats it to you anyway? Hardly like you to be so bold as to ask me.. well.. anything.
msmione: *exasperated sigh* Stupid me. I thought, hey, new year, new attitude... But it looks like I'm the only one. I just thought, if we were going to bump into each other in the hall anyway, I'd be civil. My mistake, apparently?
muggles are scum: What was that? A mistake? You must be slipping. *shifty eyed glance to the right* What exactly are you up to anyway..?
msmione: I was just on my way to find Harry. Had you been slightly pleasant I'd have invited you to join us. But...yes, you're right...I MUST be slipping.
[ Hermione turns and heads for the Great Hall, leaving Draco behind. She immediately runs into Harry and asks if he has a moment to catch up. ]
wildaboutharry12: Sure, Hermione. What's up?
msmione: It's so good to see you! I just bumped into Draco...it just...rattled me...that's all. Had to see a friendly face.
wildaboutharry12: Oh...er, what happened?
msmione: Well, I knew he was back early, because you gave me the heads up...but he was particularly abrasive... And he was being weird, too... Why did he come back early? He wouldn't say....
wildaboutharry12: Oh, I'm sorry. That's kind of my fault...we got into a bit of an argument, and he decided to come back early just to annoy me.
wildaboutharry12: Then, of course, the whole deal with Peeves chasing him with Exploding Spitwads didn't improve his temper.
msmione: I did enjoy the Peeves experience, I must admit. That must be why he's being more antagonistic than usual. He just seemed...shifty. I mean, more shifty than he usually is.
[ Hermione & Harry sit down at a table to talk further. Suddenly Draco Malfoy appears around the corner and heads toward them. ]
msmione: Uh-oh...look who's here.
wildaboutharry12: Well, it could have something to do with his father being in Azkaban. I mean, it's Malfoy, but he still does seem to have feelings...er, hello Malfoy.
msmione: *ahem* *cough* *cough*
wildaboutharry12: Malfoy, sit down, have a drink. I made it especially for you.
muggles are scum: Well, just as I expected. What are you plotting now, Potter?
msmione: I was just telling Harry about my misfortune--I mean, the...um...anyway...I was telling Harry that I had bumped into you, Malfoy.
wildaboutharry12: Nothing, Malfoy. Just worried about your health. Pumpkin juice has a lot of Vitamin C...that's something Muggles like to take when they're sick.
muggles are scum: Drink? Perhaps if I was totally out of my mind. I wouldn't put it past you to have slipped a bit of poison in there.
msmione: *snickers behind her hand* I'll have some, Harry. See, Malfoy? Harry can be trusted.
wildaboutharry12: Poison? Hermione, I don't have any poison with me, do I?
wildaboutharry12: Good. Malfoy, have a drink.
msmione: C'mon, Malfoy.
wildaboutharry12: *sips* See, it's fine.
msmione: *whispers* Harry...should I actually drink this stuff...?
muggles are scum: I think I'll pass, if its all the same to you two. *crosses arms over chest and glares*
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* Yeah...I'm just playing with his mind...it's fine.
wildaboutharry12: So, what are you doing in the Great Hall at this time of night?
msmione: *takes a big gulp* Well, fine, Malfoy. Be paranoid. I thought we might be able to make amends. *sigh* I was just looking for you, Harry. Just wanted to say hi before going up to the Girls' Dormitory. Got a little...off-track...once I bumped into our friend Draco here.
muggles are scum: Had I been thinking earlier I would have realised that I hadn't eaten since this afternoon, but seeing as how Peeves decided to have a bit of fun with me.. I got a little sidetracked
wildaboutharry12: Oh, yes.
wildaboutharry12: Pumpkin pasty, Malfoy?
msmione: Oh... *looking innocent* Something happened with Peeves?
wildaboutharry12: Your left eyebrow looks a bit singed, Malfoy....
muggles are scum: *eyeing the pasty rather hungrily* Oh don't give me that "I don't know anything" ploy, Granger. You know very well what happened
wildaboutharry12: Come on, Malfoy. I solemnly swear that nothing on this table is poisoned. Sit down and eat.
msmione: Well, I'm sure I don't know as much as you think I do, Malfoy... Have a pastry...it'll cheer you up. And Harry's right... What happened to your eyebrow???
muggles are scum: *grumpily decides to sit and grabs at a pasty while raising the eyebrow in question* My eyebrow is the result of a rather unpleasant run in with Peeves.
msmione: Ohhh... Hmm... That silly Peeves. *grins*
wildaboutharry12: You know, Malfoy, I want to apologize about that...if I had known that Peeves would ignore my request to deliver the items to Filch, I never would have given them to him.
muggles are scum: Silly Peeves indeed. *glare* Apologize!? What do you take me for, Potter? I'm no fool. Do you honestly think I believe for one second that You'd give anything to Peeves that needed to go to Filch?
wildaboutharry12: *grabs right hand* Oh bloody hell...
msmione: Harry...? *looks at him, puzzled*
wildaboutharry12: Don't worry, Hermione, it's nothing.
msmione: Malfoy...what are you up to???
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* It wasn't him.
msmione: *whispers* Who was it, then...????
muggles are scum: What am I up to?? Some friendly little meeting this turned out to be.
msmione: *glares at Malfoy* You must really hate us, Malfoy.
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* It's the damn scar. From Umbridge.
wildaboutharry12: Malfoy, don't worry. It's not you.
msmione: Oh...umm...I'm sorry, Draco... I just assumed... *looks sheepish* I didn't mean...
muggles are scum: *shoves a pasty into his mouth* I'm well aware it's not me. But thanks for the reassurance.
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* Don't let on what it is...I'll tell you later.
wildaboutharry12: So, Malfoy, er...how was your summer?
msmione: *whispers* Okay.... *clears throat* Yes...summer... *looks distractedly over her shoulder*
muggles are scum: Well it was going quite well until that bloody owl came telling us we could return early.
wildaboutharry12: Oh? I was quite happy to return.
msmione: Did your parents...um...I mean... Did you get sent back, Malfoy?
wildaboutharry12: I thought you would be, too.
muggles are scum: *glances at Hermione then refocuses attention on the food* Why on earth would I be glad to come back here?
wildaboutharry12: Well, there aren't so many people at Malfoy Manor to watch you prance around like a git. Er, I mean, I just figured you'd miss your friends.
msmione: Well...and to get away from...you know...everything that's been going on with your...umm... *fidgets, glances nervously at Harry's hand*
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* It's nothing serious...just an...inconvenience.
muggles are scum: As if you know what goes on at Malfoy Manor. *sighs and takes a bite of his second pasty* You two are acting awfully odd. . .
wildaboutharry12: Why don't you tell us?
wildaboutharry12: Odd? How? Other than, er, well, talking civilly with you?
msmione: *whispers* Yeah, right! Like last time? *looks at Draco* You don't have to be so...acidic...all of the time, Malfoy.
muggles are scum: Pardon me if I find it hard to trust either of you.
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* Just trust me. It's just an...echo of what she did to me.
wildaboutharry12: I assure you, Malfoy, that the feeling is mutual.
msmione: Malfoy! What have we ever done to you???
wildaboutharry12: But, I suggest that for once we put our differences aside, and come together in friendship over this plate of pumpkin pasties.
wildaboutharry12: So, how's your mother? Was she sad to see you go?
muggles are scum: *pauses mid-bite* You're positive that you've done nothing to tamper with these things?
wildaboutharry12: Positive. *takes a bite* See?
msmione: *exasperated sigh* Oh, Harry, why do we try???
wildaboutharry12: Actually...normally we don't try.
muggles are scum: Hrm.. *continues to chew* That is quite true.
wildaboutharry12: But, the truth is, it's been kind of empty here.... And, Malfoy, I'm almost glad to see you.
msmione: Sorry. That was involuntary.
wildaboutharry12: It's ok.
muggles are scum: *almost drops his half eaten pasty* Is that so?
wildaboutharry12: Uh, well, yes. In a way.
msmione: *scoots chair back from the table, folds arms and watches interestedly*
wildaboutharry12: Things were getting kind of boring around here...no offense, Hermione, but this is only the second time your nose has been out of your books since you got here.
msmione: *glares at Harry*
wildaboutharry12: Sorry! But it's true!
muggles are scum: It must be lonesome around here. Honestly, I'd have never thought I'd hear you say anything remotely close to admitting you . . . missed . . . me.
wildaboutharry12: Oh, I didn't miss you. I guess it just didn't seem like the beginning of the school year without trading hexes on the Hogwarts Express.
muggles are scum: Heh. *smirks* It was a rather uneventful ride.
wildaboutharry12: Anyway, keep eating those pasties.
msmione: Aww..how sweet... *smiles sarcastically* You two are so cute.
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* I'm trying to make him forget...my hand...earlier...
msmione: *whispers* Oh... Well...ummm...
muggles are scum: *narrows eyes and glances from the pasties to Potter to Granger* Oh yes.. Absolutely adorable. *shudders* What are the two of you doing down here anyway? Seems rather shifty of you, if you ask me.
wildaboutharry12: *whispers* I figure the best way to do that is to confuse him...and what's more confusing that me being nice to him?
wildaboutharry12: Oh, uh, I forget to eat dinner. *chews a pasty with enthusiasm*
msmione: *stands up from the table* I think I'd best depart for the dorms before I get caught being up this late... *whispers to Harry* Owl me later about your hand...
muggles are scum: Now wait a minute.
wildaboutharry12: Uh, yeah, me too.
msmione: *looks at Draco* I'll stop offending you by being "shifty" now, Mr. Malfoy. Perhaps we'll be civil to each other again sometime.
wildaboutharry12: Yes, Malfoy? What's this, you're actually stopping us from leaving? How sweet.
msmione: *looks over her shoulder at Malfoy and waits*
muggles are scum: Not exactly. I want some answers.
wildaboutharry12: About what, Malfoy?
muggles are scum: I find it hard to believe that you've conveniently forgotten to eat dinner when you haven't even touched any food this whole time.. and Granger over there... Well, she hasn't even offered any form of excuse.. so tell me.. what's really going on here?
msmione: *glances nervously at Harry's hand again* Nothing!
wildaboutharry12: Umbridge isn't in charge anymore. Two students are allowed to meet whenever they wish. Three of us, even.
msmione: *mutters* Umbridge...hideous...beast...
muggles are scum: And why on earth does she keep looking at your hand like that? *narrows eyes*
wildaboutharry12: I don't know...Hermione, why are you looking at my hand?
msmione: *twists hands together anxiously* Really, Draco, I'm sure you'd love some drama, but I really must be going... *glances at Harry* Hand? What hand? *eyes dart toward the entrance*
wildaboutharry12: Malfoy, it's been wonderful talking to you, but my Potions essay just isn't going to write itself...
muggles are scum: Oh, that's it. *stands* I can sit here and pretend that I don't think anything's up between you two, but that'd be plain rubbish.
msmione: *nods* Exactly. Work to be done, sleep to be had. Nothing's up. *looks at both Harry and Draco* Will you both excuse me?
wildaboutharry12: I'll come with you, Hermione. Goodnight, Malfoy.
muggles are scum: *throws hands up in exasperation*
msmione: Yes...goodnight, Malfoy... I'm sure we'll 'bump into' each other again...
wildaboutharry12: I'd bet my broom on it, Hermione. Let's go.
muggles are scum: I can hardly wait.
[ End chat - private talk between Harry & Hermione continues on the way to the Dorms... ]