“Hermione, dear? Did Harry leave? He was such a gentleman.” Her mom said as she made Hermione blush.
“I-I-I got to go turn in for the night.” She muttered then kissed her mom on her cheek and rushed towards her bedroom and jumped on her bed with her envelope in hand. She’s never received a Valentine’s Day card from a boy before now. Well to stand corrected, Harry was a man. She placed her hand on her lips feeling the tingling sensation that she still had from Harry’s kiss.
Her first kiss. Granted, Victor Krum wanted to kiss her, but she never felt it was the right time. She always thought Ron was the one, but that was never the case. When Harry had kissed her something had ignited in her. A warmth she never knew she needed.
With shaky hands, she opened the envelope. She gasped. It was the picture when she hugged him right before Harry’s first Ttri-Wizard Tournament. She was so scared for him that night that she thought of every possible scenario of what to do and told him. A smile crept up on her lips and leaned against the bedframe as she stared at the picture of them. After a long while, she turned the picture around and smiled even wider. The message wrote:
“Meet me at Honeydukes in the morning for breakfast.”
With that, she turned the picture around and placed it on the nightstand and turned to stare at it while she drifts off to sleep.
That morning, Hermione didn’t know what to expect because she never knew that honeydukes had served breakfast. She had changed into a simple outfit; wearing a yellow dress with flowers and a red clip on her hair to keep her hair out of her face. After she was done getting ready, she walked out of her bedroom door and saw her parents in the kitchen making breakfast.
Her dad looked up and raised his right eyebrow. “Where are you going dressed in that outfit?” Her dad muttered then her mom glared at him.
Hermione blushed and fidgeted the bottom of her dress nervously. “Harry…” She paused while biting her lip. “He’s asked me out to Honeydukes.” She shrugged.
Her mom eyed her suspiciously this time. “Isn’t that a candy story?” She questioned. She knew full well that her mom would ask that kind of question. Afterall she was a dentist. “It’s a bit too early for that isn’t’ it?”
Hermione sighed. “That’s what I thought. But apparently they do make breakfast. I will most likely be out for the day, so don’t wait up.”
Her dad nodded then took out his wallet. “Here at least have some cash while you’re out in case something happens.” After giving Hermione the money she took it back.
“Honestly dad, the wizarding world doesn’t take our money. They take galleons and I have plenty.” She assured him with a smile.
“It’s alright dear, you go have fun, with Harry.” She grinned. “He sounds like a fine young man.”
Hermione nodded and grabbed her purse from the kitchen counter and walked out the door.
When she got to Honeydukes, Harry looked. She paused for a moment to get a good look at him. She didn’t care that he had a confused look. But he looked handsome. She looked at him with a confused look. “I’ve never seen you wearing a suit and tie.” She smiled.
“It’s too much isn’t it? I wasn’t sure what the protocol was on dates. I haven’t been one in ages, well since Ginny.” He said with a low laugh.
Hermione nodded with understanding and grinned. “Well, you look handsome. The dark blue suits you. Is that the same tie you wore back in school?” She chuckled and walked over to help him with straightening the tie. “You always weren’t the best when it came with ties.”
Harry blushed and awkwardly kissed her cheek. He mumbled. “Shall we go in?”
They spend the morning catching up, he told her his days as an Auror. While she told him about owning a bookstore. They both had enjoyed their company and felt the most relaxed in a long time.
Afterwards, Hermione had suggested that they would go to the closest park to walk around since it was a nice day out. Hand in hand they were walking around. Of course from time to time, they would get stopped and the stranger would say something like, “It’s Harry Potter! The boy who defeated Voldemort!” Harry would then clench her hand tightly as if trying not to yell at the stranger.
“I know a place where we can hide.” She whispered in Harry’s ear. Harry nodded and release his grip with relief. They both apparated to a college nearby that oddly resembles Hogwarts.
Harry’s eyes went wide. “Hogwarts?” He looked up at Her.
She shook her head. “This is actually Oxford University. I come here sometimes to get away with it all.”
“Don’t tell me….”He paused with a smile. “Big library?”
Hermione blushed and grinned.
They both wandered the halls of Oxford University. From time to time she would stare at Harry with amazement.
“Knowing that there is a place like this…Where I can escape to…”Harry looked Happy and content. He picked up Hermione and twirled her around as she squeaked with surprise. “Thank you for this gift.” He kissed her on her lips once again and continued wandering around the University.
The date had ended, but their life was just beginning.