Sam thrusts his arms in the air in victory, "I won!" He proclaims. Blaine tosses the game controller on the nightstand by the bed and groans, "Ok, ok, you win. Now we're even, can I go to bed now? It already 2:30 AM". Sam smirks, "Sure sleepy head. But don't be such a sore loser dude it's not my fault I rock at this game." "Ha!" Blaine says as he meekly throws a crumpled candy wrapper somewhere near where Sam is standing. "Go to bed Blaine, I'm going to take a quick shower" Sam says as he struts out of the room. Blaine yawns a reply as he crawls up his bed and under the covers. Blaine snuggles into the warmth and lets out a soft sigh as his head sinks into the large, fluffy pillow. He vaguely hears the shower start up in the distance. "So tired", he mumbles as he pulls the down comforter up to his chin and slowly escapes into sweet slumber.
Blaine hears the door to his bedroom slam open and he slightly stirs awake. "Sam, keep it down, you'll wake up my Mom and Dad," Blaine mutters sleepily not even opening his eyes. Sam looks over at Blaine, "It's time to get up Harry. Hurry up or we'll be late!" Blaine stirs again, no way can it already be morning. He groans and rolls on his back, prying his eyes open so he can stare up at the ceiling. Daylight is streaming through the window but Blaine is certain he just fell asleep. His mind wonders how it could already be morning? Blaine blinks a couple of times still quite sleepy, he still feels so tired. He gives out a small sigh and slowly gains consciousness.
Blaine untangles himself from the bedding. Something feels off. Why does the bed feel so hard and small, and why is the blanket so thin? Blaine slowly raises himself onto his elbows still feeling a bit groggy. As he rises, Blaine feels the cold air in the room rush under the covers as a chill runs down his back. Maybe he needs to turn up the heat. Maybe he'll take a hot bath to warm up, it's Saturday morning after all, they have plenty of time.
WAIT.... Did Sam just call him Harry!?
Suddenly Blaine feels wide awake and quickly sits up and levels his eyes at Sam. "Sam why are you calling me Harry?" Sam looks at Blaine with a puzzled look. Blaine takes a moment to look around and that's when he realizes he is no longer in his own bedroom. "Where are we?" Blaine gasps. Sam smirks, "Stop it mate. We don't have time for fun and games. I'm Ron, you're Harry, HA HA! Now get up and hurry, we have class. And we're meeting Hermione in the Grand Dining Hall and I don't want to be late! I have a very important question to ask her." Blaine stares up at Sam stunned, he doesn't move. Sam rolls his eyes and says a "whatever" as he turns on his heels and heads out the bedroom door. Blaine watches him leave. Suddenly it hits him. He can't quite believe it! It can't be true...
WHAT IS HE DOING AT HOGWARTS!!??
Blaine finally scrambles off the bed, throws on some clothes and exits the dorms. He tries not to panic as he finds his way out of Gryffindor Tower and into the labyrinth of corridors that make up the inside of the castle. Not sure where exactly he is going but knowing he has to find Sam, Blaine quickly turns a corner and bumps right into a tall, willowy boy.
"Hello Harry, miss me much?" Sebastian purrs. Blaine's mouth drops open in surprise, "Sebastian", he stammers. "You're here too?" Blaine asks. "Sebastian? I like it Harry", Sebastian smirks. "You can call me anything you want sexy, as long as we finish what we started last night", Sebastian continues suggestively. Sebastian then crowds Blaine, slowing maneuvering him back up against the castle wall.
Sebastian bends down slightly and starts slowly kissing up Blaine's neck and jawline. Blaine squirms a bit, not quite sure what is happening. His thoughts on why Sam and now Sebastian are calling him Harry? And now more importantly on WHAT is Sebastian doing?! Blaine continues to struggle slightly just as Sebastian captures Blaine's lips in a sizzling kiss. Unwillingly, Blaine melts into the softness and warmth of Sebastian's mouth as he kisses him back wondering, "Why does this feel so familiar?"
Blaine suddenly registers what is happening and quickly pulls away putting a firm hand on Sebastian's chest. "What are you doing? I have to find Sam, where is the Dining Hall?" Sebastian raises an eyebrow and stares at Blaine for a moment but then grabs his wrist, "Follow me Killer, I know a short cut" as they head down the large corridor. Blaine is trying to keep up with Sebastian who is moving quite fast. Finally they reach a large open room, with high ceilings and windows, numerous long tables, and scores of teenage girls and boys. Blaine looks around wide-eyed thinking, "I'm in the Great Dining Hall at Hogwarts! How is this happening?" Looking around, he spots Sam sitting next to and speaking privately with a very pretty girl.
"Malfoy! Over here!" a heavy set boy is yelling and motioning Sebastian over to their table. "Later Killer" Sebastian quips as he gives Blaine a predatory look. Blaine who was staring off in the other direction, nods distractedly and heads over to where Sam is sitting. As Blaine moves in closer he recognizes the girl. "Of course Hermione!" But he stops suddenly as he notices that Sam and Hermione are holding hands and she is now looking up at Sam with a small smile and a dreamy look on her face. Blaine's eyes narrow as he openly stares at Sam and the girl. "What is going on here?" He asks himself.
Blaine continues to silently watch the two, deep in thought. "This is beyond weird... When did Sam start seeing Hermione?" "Why is Sebastian kissing me and why does it feel like we've kissed before?" "How in the world did we get to Hogwarts? And why are people calling ME Harry? This can't be real. Am I still asleep? I must be dreaming." At that exact same moment, a loud bell rings
Sam is at Blaine's side as the bell stops ringing and everyone starts to move. "There you are mate, come on. We've gotta get to Snape's class so we can get seats in the back," Sam says as he starts to head off. Blaine follows Sam out of the Dining Hall mostly because he's still in a daze, he has no idea where he is going and he doesn't want to lose sight of Sam again. As they head down the hall, Sam turns to Blaine, "So, you excited about the dance tonight?" Sam doesn't wait for Blaine to answer as a big smile crosses his face. "I talked to Hermione AND, she agreed to go with me! I'm going to the dance with Hermione!" Sam nearly hollers as he thrusts his arms in the air in victory!
"You're gah gah going to the dance with Hermione?" Blaine stutters back, his eyes wide with concern and confusion. "Well yeah..., don't looked so shocked mate. I can charm a girl or two and I wasn't looking forward to going stag", Sam responds. "Plus", Sam narrows his eyes at Blaine, "the last thing I want to be is a third wheel while you and Malfoy snog in the back of the Dance Hall all night."
"WHAT!", Blaine eyes get even wider and his lips part... "What did Sam see?" He asks himself silently. He can't quite get out the words to ask Sam what in the hell is he talking about or maybe try to explain what happened in the corridor earlier. Sam pays him no mind, he just grins, still happy and in a great mood about the dance. Sam doesn't notice Blaine's distress as he continues to head down the hallway to class.
Flustered, Blaine stands in the middle of the hall as students rush past. He can't help but think that if he's suppose to be Harry -and that's still up for debate- he can't imagine attending a dance with Malfoy, let alone kiss him! He's read the books, he's seen the movies, aren't they suppose to be mortal enemies or something? Yeah, yeah maybe he kissed him earlier but wasn't that Sebastian? It looked like Sebastian. Not that he should be kissing Sebastian either but... Blaine shakes his head and groans in frustration. "Nothing is making sense!"
That does it, this confirms that Blaine is in some sort of dream world or alternate universe or something. "Move it Potter!" One of the larger male students shouts at Blaine as he advances, clipping his shoulder as he goes by. Startled, Blaine stumbles forward slightly as his attention returns to the moment, the school corridor and to the nightmare that seems to be his new reality. "Jerk!" Blaine grumbles as he starts to walk off in the direction that Sam headed in moments ago.
Blaine finally catches a glimpse of Sam as he heads into one of the dark classrooms up ahead. "Sam, wait!" Blaine calls out after him now moving much faster. Sam keeps walking, taking a seat at one of the tables in the back and looks up as Blaine walks toward him. A little out of breath, Blaine sits next to Sam and leans in to talk to him privately. "Don't you find this all quite strange? I mean were at Hogwarts Sam, in Professor Snape's potions class!" Sam turns to Blaine staring at him blankly but then he quickly gets annoyed. "Look Harry, I know you're still pissed after I accidentally interrupted you and Malfoy last night but come on, stop acting so strange and stop calling me Sam!"
Blaine is once again momentary speechless, when he opens his mouth to say something, Professor Snape enters the room looking as menacing as ever and Blaine snaps his mouth shut. He spends the rest of class and the rest of the school day with his head down and his guard up. He still doesn't know or understand what's going on or why he's at Hogwarts in the first place. However, Blaine does his best to blend in and go along, at least for now. He doesn't like it when Sam is mad at him and he thinks it might be smart to say as little as possible to avoid more trouble. But on top of everything else and just to make things a bit worse, Sam appears to now be avoiding him.
When classes finally end, Blaine is determined to have another go at trying to talk some sense into Sam. He decides to wait for him in their dorm room. He has no idea where Sam may have wandered off to but he decides to wait. Blaine is getting better at finding his way around the castle but he wants to avoid his "friends" who only want to gossip about the dance or other things he knows nothing about. He also needs to try and avoid Sebastian or should he say Malfoy, he can be kinda smarmy. Surely Sam has to return to the room to get ready for the dance, the dance that he will be attending with Hermione! Blaine groans as he falls back on the bed.
"When did things get so complicated?" Blaine asks himself. "This is all so wrong." Blaine has to make Sam understand that they are not suppose to be here at Hogwarts. They really need to find a way to get back home, back to McKinley, back to Lima, Ohio and soon! Blaine yawns, still tired from lack of sleep and weary after a very disturbing day. He struggles to keep his eyes open, he needs to be awake when Sam returns. But fatigue gets the best of him and Blaine drifts off to sleep.
After what feels like only a few minutes, the dorm room door opens and then snaps shut, Blaine quickly sits up. "Where am I?" Blaine half shouts out clearly startled. He looks around and recognizes the room at Hogwarts. "Damn it!!" He says out loud. Then thinks to himself, "Apparently this is not a dream". Sam stares at him wide-eyed saying "Sorry mate, didn't mean to frighten you". "Sam, where have you been?" Blaine blurts out.
Sam gives Blaine an agitated look. Blaine quickly corrects himself so he won't further upset the tall blonde, "I mean Ron... where have you been RON?" "I was scheduled for quidditch practice same as you mate. Except you never showed. Cedric was furious." Sam says shaking his head. Blaine barely listening decides to seize this moment . "Sa..., Ron please listen to me, what I have to say is VERY important! We have to get out of....". Sam puts up his hand stopping Blaine mid-sentence. "Look Harry, I'm sorry I took off this morning and basically ignored you all day. But I'm really looking forward to the dance and my date with Hermione", Sam states. "Please stop with all your foolishness. Now come on, we really have to get ready. I know were going to have a lot of fun tonight", Sam says trying to encourage his roommate.
Blaine is a little taken aback but he decides to do as he's told for now, to keep the peace. He smiles back tentatively, trying to hide the fact that he still feels lost, apprehensive and a bit dejected. However, he realizes for the time being, it doesn't look like they were going anywhere soon. Blaine figures all he has to do is wait for the night to be over and then maybe he can regain Sam's attention and impress upon him the urgency of the situation. Surely Sam will want to help them find their way home once he understands what is really going on. Hiding his disappointment and fear, Blaine starts to dress along side Sam for the dance.
"So, I'm going with Se.. Malfoy then?" Blaine asks with a frown on his face. "Yes, he asked you weeks ago" Sam answers and gives Blaine a sideways glance. Blaine pulls on the formal black dress robes and gives out a long sigh. He can't wait for his date and for the dance to be over.
The Grand Ballroom is lavish and decorated beautifully. Through the windows and ceiling you can actually see the starry night above. Several small tables are positioned around a large dance floor which consumes the entire middle section of the room. Enchanted chandeliers float gently overhead casting a low glow of light. The music pounds loudly but Blaine doesn't see a band or a DJ anywhere in sight but the sound surrounds them. The room is already full of students most of them moving to the music when Sam and Blaine arrive with their dates.
Sebastian grabs Blaine's hand and drags him onto the dance floor, pulling him close with his hands low on his hips. Blaine puts his hands over Sebastian's moving them up to his waist and gives him a stern look. Sebastian smirks back as they continue to dance. Blaine glances over at Sam and Hermione who are standing off to the side taking in their surroundings and smiling shyly at each other. Sam looks a bit hesitant and Blaine aches to be by his side.
The music is good and Blaine quickly determines that it's best to keep Sebastian dancing so he won't try to pull him into a dark corner or off to the moonlit terrace to make out. They have been dancing for awhile and Blaine is beginning to tire; it has been a long day and already a long night. Blaine tried to keep an eye out for Sam but he lost track of him over a hour ago. After finally taking a break from dancing, Blaine announces he is going to get them something to drink as he slips away from Sebastian's arm which is casually draped across his shoulder.
Slowly searching the dance floor Blaine finally spots Sam, of course he is dancing with Hermione. It looks like they got over their shy hesitation with each other and they appear to be having a good time. Sam slowly twirls Hermione around as she throws her head back and laughs. Blaine continues to watch as Sam pulls her back into his arms. Blaine is suddenly taken aback by how closely they are dancing and the way they are looking at each other. A chill runs down Blaine's spine as he stares at the couple. "Why are they dancing so close? Why is Sam's hand so low on her back? Why is he gazing at her with heart eyes?" How did they so quickly go from friends to....
Suddenly, Blaine feels sick and his eyes are wet. He realizes it's hard to breathe, his throat is dry, his heart is beating too fast. He's in shock as he watches the couple dance and laugh holding each other intimately. Sam looks so happy; Hermione is beautiful. "How can this be happening? What does this mean? Why is he standing here right now watching Sam, his Sam, dance with that girl!" Anger slowly builds deep inside as Blaine watches Sam whisper something in Hermione's ear, she nods with a sly smile and Sam takes her hand as they walk off the dance floor and out of the Grand Ballroom.
Blaine panics, the dance isn't over, where are they going? Before he can move, Sebastian walks up behind him and wraps his arms around Blaine. "There you are. You o.k. Harry? You've been acting a little strange all night." Sebastian actually appears concerned. Blaine stares off to where he last saw Sam. "No, something isn't right" he answers. "I... I have to go find Sam." And with that, Blaine again pulls away from Sebastian and runs off in the direction where Sam and Hermione headed out. Sebastian quickly follows.
Blaine doesn't get very far as he stops fast in his tracks near the middle of a large foyer that leads to the Grand Ballroom. Sam and Hermione are off to the side, standing on the steps that lead back to the dorms. Sam is holding both of Hermione's hands in his own, their eyes are locked on each other. Hermione is smiling up at Sam and he is looking back at her lovingly. Blaine watches in horror as Sam leans in and gently kisses Hermione. Sam then pulls her in closer and Hermione wraps her arms around Sam's neck; they deepen the kiss.
Blaine finds himself staring at the pair is disbelief. His eyes are large and wide, his mouth hangs open, tears start to run down his face. Sebastian reaches Blaine's side and he also sees the two making out; he smirks at the couple nodding his approval. Blaine pays no attention to Sebastian. He can't move, he can barely breathe. Blaine can't make sense of anything anymore. His heart is breaking, he's losing his mind, his knees feel weak, he can't think, a sob is building in his chest, his palms are sweating. His world is ending, that's it, Blaine finally breaks....
"NOOOOOOOOO", Blaine screams. "NO SAM, STOP!!". Sam looks over at Blaine somewhat disoriented but quickly regroups taking Hermione by the hand to head up the stairs, shaking his head in disappointment apparently upset that Harry interrupted their moment. "Sam, SAM!" Blaine calls out, "COME BACK". Blaine is ready to take off after Sam just as Sebastian grabs his arm with a tight, firm grip. Sam disappears up the stairs and around the corner out of sight not once looking back.
"LET GO OF ME" Blaine yells at Sebastian. "Harry settle down, Ron and Hermione just want to be alone" Sebastian tries to reason with the other boy. "And who's Sam?" he asks. "No, NO, you don't understand. I must talk to Sam, let go, LET GO!" Blaine cries. He is now hysterical, big fat tears are streaming down his face, his cheeks are red and splotchy. "Harry!" Sebastian calls out, "Harry are you alright?" Blaine is breathing too fast, his heart is hammering in his chest, his legs are wobbling and finally give way as he collapses to the floor sobbing. "Sam, Sam please come back" he cries out weakly.
"Blaine, Blaine, wake up", a voice in the distance calls. Blaine is being shaken back and forth. "Blaine!" "BLAINE!" He quickly starts and is suddenly wide awake. Blaine's eyes open in alarm, he is breathing heavily and covered in sweat. His eyes meet Sam's as tears run down his face. "Hey baby, there you are. You alright?" Sam murmurs. "I think you were having a bad dream."
Blaine runs a hand over his face trying to dry the tears while taking in his surroundings, he takes a deep calming breath as he recognizes his own bedroom. He answers Sam but his voice is hoarse, his mouth dry, "What? A dream...." he looks up at Sam somewhat groggy. Then it hits him, "A dream, of course!" Sam looks at Blaine with concern, takes him in his arms and settles Blaine against his chest gently rubbing his back. Sam speaks in a soothing tone, "Yeah, just a bad dream. Everything is okay now. I've got you." "Thank God." Blaine sighs in relief.
"So you wanna tell me what was your dream about?"
Blaine sits up. "No Sam, it wasn't really a dream, it was more of a nightmare!"
"I was at Hogwarts", Blaine begins settling in next to Sam. "But, I wasn't Blaine, I was Harry. And you were there too but you weren't Sam you were Ron. We looked like Blaine and Sam but we were Harry and Ron. And Sebastian was Malloy and Hermione was there but she was just Hermione. It was all just so strange." "That sounds kinda cool dude. Did we have wands? Oh! Did we play quidditch?" Sam interjects. Blaine gives Sam a grumpy look, "No, Sammy listen! We, or maybe I should say I was NOT having a good time...".
"We were lost. We weren't suppose to be at Hogwarts. I was trying to find a way home but you wouldn't listen to me, you wouldn't help." Sam furrows his brow as Blaine continues retelling his dream. "Sam, you and Hermione were together, you were together at the dance. You kissed her right in front of me!" Blaine voice cracks. "And, I think I was dating Sebastian or rather Harry was dating Malfoy," Blaine adds. Sam frowns back at Blaine and his eyes narrow, "You were dating Sebastian? And, whoa.... I was dating Hermione?"
"Yes," Blaine continues as another tear rolls down his cheek. Sam moves in close taking Blaine back into his arms. "Shush, it was just a dream baby" Sam whispers. "But is felt so real Sammy, I was so confused and scared. No one was who they were suppose to be and no one would listen to me. And, and, and YOU left me for Hermione!" Blaine cries. Sam kisses Blaine on the top of his head as he gently runs his hands up and down Blaine's back, "Dreams can be kinda weird. None of it is true. You are safe now, I'm sorry you were scared."
After a couple moments of quiet, Sam chuckles softly.... "Hogwarts huh? I mean I can see the appeal of having a fantasy about being at Hogwarts and being a wizard and stuff... But, you dating Sebastian or should I say Malfoy, come on, hardly", Sam huffs. "On the other hand, Hermione is "super cute", I've crushed on her for the longest time", Sam teases. "But.... Owwww, stop it Blaine", Sam cries out as Blaine pinches him on his side. "I was kidding, I was going to add - BUT she isn't you! I would never leave you for Hermione." "FACT", Sam clarifies.
Sam shifts back down on the bed. "I love you Blaine." Sam speaks softly. Blaine sniffs and looks up at his boyfriend, "I love you too Sammy" as he sighs and snuggles in close.
"Anyway, very weird dream. Maybe when planning movie marathons we should pass on Harry Potter for awhile", Sam adds yawning. "Yeah, and maybe we should also lay off the Spicy Hot Doritos just before bed" Blaine smirks back. Sam snickers, kissing Blaine softly on the lips. "Mmmmmm, now that I like a lot", Blaine says as he moves over, laying partly on Sam as he captures his mouth in a hot, steamy kiss. Sam moans softly in pleasure, pulling Blaine completely on top of his body. Blaine settles in between his legs, looking coyly up at Sam through his long lashes. "Keep away from my man Hermione", Blaine says against Sam's lips as he moves up closer. "Who?" Sam smiles as he playfully flips Blaine back on the bed, pressing him firmly against the mattress as he goes in for another passionate kiss....